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Trevor Siemian has been named the starting quarterback for the 2017 Denver Broncos.

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Breaking: Trevor Siemian has been named Denver Broncos starter for the 2017 season. Broncos head coach Vance Joseph held a press conference at 1:15 PM MDT today announcing the Siemian would start at quarterback, that Garett Bolles would start at left tackle. Stick with us and we'll sort out who else won a starting spot today. Denver was not done, they have parted ways with running back Bernard Pierce and signed one of Kentucky's finest to replace him. We'll have the run down on Stanley Williams. Get in where you fit in! There's much, much more to be discussed, join host Ian Henson as he guides you out of San Francisco and back to Denver for the Broncos first home game of the preseason facing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers!

Posted by Mile High Report: A Denver Broncos Blog on Monday, August 21, 2017

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Trevor Siemian has been named Denver Broncos starter for the 2017 season.

Broncos head coach Vance Joseph held a press conference at 1:15 PM MDT today announcing the Siemian would start at quarterback, that Garett Bolles would start at left tackle. Stick with us and we'll sort out who else won a starting spot today.

Denver was not done, they have parted ways with running back Bernard Pierce and signed one of Kentucky's finest to replace him. We'll have the run down on Stanley Williams.

Get in where you fit in! There's much, much more to be discussed, join host Ian Henson as he guides you out of San Francisco and back to Denver for the Broncos first home game of the preseason facing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers!

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Let me tell you why Fowler is the slot receiver this season.

Fowler ran slant routes, often. He was also the guy that Lynch looked at on what could have been a touchdown pass if not for the defensive pass interference. Fowler finished with 3 catches on 3 targets for 15 yards. His would have been a touchdown was 11 yards and would have given him 4 catches on 4 targets for a touchdown and 26 yards. That still would have been 6.5 yards-per-catch, so, you can see what offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is dialing up for Fowler when he's in a featured role. The game plan went in Friday with McCoy likely knowing that Emmanuel Sanders would not be playing. Fowler's getting short routes and quick routes, these plays will work better with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both on the field taking up defense's best and second best corner, as well as respect underneath.

This should be a breakout year for Fowler.

Richard!

On 3rd & 1 on Lynch's second drive, Lynch had a toss-sweep to rookie running back De'Angelo Henderson around rookie left tackle (and first round draft pick) Garett Bolles's left side was perfectly setup for Henderson who had beat San Francisco's crash blitz and found a wall of Bolles and Green in front of him... Except, Bolles had jumped offsides. 3rd & 6. Henderson possibly would have scored from the Broncos' 29 yard line. Instead, Lynch disintegrates tossing it to Green underneath, with everyone except his dump-off (De'Angelo Henderson) completely covered. NaVorro Bowman smacked the ball from Green, before it even touched Green's hands.

A holding penalty on Bolles would later eliminate a 9-yard Lynch scramble. A separate holding penalty on Bolles would eliminate a Henderson touchdown reception from Trevor Siemian as well.

The rookie running back appears to be breathing down C.J.'s neck.

"[De'Angelo Henderson]’s a special runner," Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said following the game, "What we saw in the spring you couldn’t verify, because it’s not tackling. He made guys miss on spring and obviously in training camp he made guys miss, but to watch him in open space, it’s fun to see, because he’s going to make the first guy miss most of the time."

Let me tell you why Virgil Green is the starting tight end again.

This dude was Paxton's Blanket Jackson, but he was also the lead block on that Henderson run that I just told you about. Green received three targets from Lynch, he held on to one of them for five yards. The two that he didn't catch would have taken him somewhere north of 35 yards on three receptions (11.7 yards-per-catch). If Green syncs this up, he could be the receiver that we at Denver vs. have expected Jeff Heuerman to be this season for Denver.

Demaryius Thomas appeared upset

After a big 10-yard run by Anderson on Lynch's fourth drive of the evening, Lynch went deep to Demaryius Thomas on 1st & 10. Thomas appeared to think that it should have been a touchdown pass, to him. Except the ball landed three-yards too deep for Thomas.

The camera cut-off our view at what looks like a point of contact between Thomas and San Francisco's Rashard Robinson (who held Fowler two series ago, preventing the touchdown pass from Lynch). Thomas emerged from the play hopping-up and down. Now was he upset with the no-call on a defensive pass interference or about Lynch over-throwing the ball?

Lynch addressed this play and the Fowler penalty specifically, "I think that we had to score more points off of turnovers, but we settled for field goals sometimes. I think that, that came down to some third and goal conversions, we probably should have had and a couple penalties out there. You can’t complain about getting points, but I think that we left some points out there."

The first quarter still had 23 seconds left.