The Afternoon Drive looked at the Denver Broncos problems on offense. There are several, but the offensive line is the standout problem for Les Shapiro. However, he also notes that a big issue is with the offensive coaching staff.
Rightfully so, as the big story about Denver’s offseason was their acquisition of some big name coordinators. Mike McCoy and Bill Musgrave were supposed to come in and horse whisper this offense into a league beater. Paxton Lynch was supposed to be the major beneficiary.
Instead, Trevor Siemian is struggling as the starter. The offensive line is having issues at right tackle, and the running game has been non-existent for two straight games. Eric and Les interviewed Matt Paradis, and took the temperature of the offensive line.
According to Paradis, it is not time to panic. Instead, it is time to focus on their job and work to get better. He spoke of the standard in Denver of playing to win championships every year. They know they aren’t playing to that standard.
Please note time to throw and dispel with the myths that his struggles are due to the offensive line or the ground game. pic.twitter.com/H1zXMZymZT— Khalid Alshami (@KhalidHAlshami) October 25, 2017
That’s a nice narrative, but the offensive line has not been as bad as some would have you believe. The Broncos need to get better across the board on offense, but too much blame is being pointed at the offensive line.
Paradis steps up as a leader, and shoulders the blame, but the obvious issues on offense start with the guy he snaps the ball to every play.