The Afternoon Drive has an interesting comparison to make regarding Jake Plummer of 2005 and Trevor Siemian. The Broncos were very good in 2005. Good enough to get all the way to the AFC Championship game on the back of a strong running game and an excellent defense.
Of course, they lost that game at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the current Broncos won’t even get a chance at the playoffs. In 2005, the team averaged 17 points per game. Not very good? Worse than the 2016 Broncos who have averaged 20. What’s the difference? Not much.
Gary Kubiak is the constant, and you could argue that the ’05 offensive line was Hall-of-Fame caliber compared to what the team has out on the field in 2016. The struggles to put points on the board could be about scheme. There has been no evolution in the system, and therefore, little success.
The last few weeks have been horrendous on the offensive side of the ball. At this point, all anyone can do is ask, what are the Broncos going to do to fix it?
A little evolution would be a healthy thing.
Have a listen to Eric and Les catch up with Von Miller.