As many have opined (one of us since the middle of October – thanks, Laurie), where is the leadership on offense?
Where is the guy who holds his fellow offensive players accountable for the unwatchable performances we have all seen on the field from the Denver Broncos? There have been flashes, no doubt. But when the garbage far outweighs the brilliance, that defines what this offense is in Week 16.
As Adam Malnati and I debate on the Mile High Report Radio Podcast, there is no leader on offense. There is no Aqib Talib on that side of the ball. DeMarcus Ware. T.J. Ward. You get the idea. And perhaps that’s part of the problem. Or a huge part of the problem. There isn’t that Peyton Manning-esque leader who is willing to step up and be that guy who lights a fire under his teammates.
There isn’t that presence to demand excellence. To hold their teammates accountable and say, “We need to get better. You need to. I need to. We all need to. This is not acceptable. Let’s get our shit together.”
As opposed to guys like Michael Schofield who apparently live in Legoland and believe everything is awesome. Try to put a positive spin on it, if that’s your thing, but there must be some semblance of reality to it.
It just adds up to another example of failed leadership on the offensive side of the ball.