Good morning, Broncos Country!
For this morning's Horse Tracks, we will review a conversation between Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro as they looked back at the Broncos game against the Bengals. There is no doubt that Trevor Siemian played his best game of the season. And he certainly did not do it against a cupcake. The Broncos offense was able to push around a solid defense.
Is that it? Have we come to any conclusions about Siemian and the future of the Broncos’ quarterback? Probably not, but it was nice to see him play so well. Siemian definitely quieted the skeptics. He stepped up big time, but it may be time to temper the excitement.
There were still questions surrounding Siemian and his abilities heading into the Bengals game. Gary Kubiak put the game on his quarterback’s arm, and in the end it proved to be the biggest move of this young season. As one of those skeptics, I was happy to see Siemian perform so well.
However, there were some scary moments in the first half. There were over throws, and close calls on balls that should have been intercepted. The offense struggled. But Siemian did something that showed his poise as a professional quarterback. He came out in the second half, shook off the first half struggles, and shredded the Bengals defense.
So, is it time to crown the king? Probably not. Siemian has shown he is the right guy for the job right now. The Broncos seem to be in a great situation, with a first round draft pick growing and learning, while Siemian is doing more than just filling a gap. There is a lot of football left, but according to Von Miller, that’s how you drive.
Von Miller spoke to Eric and Les about the play of his teammates. He’s pretty happy with how the defense and the offense have played.
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