Case Keenum was one bad throw away from leading the Denver Broncos to a heroic comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago. Denver would have been 3-1 heading onto the road to face the New York Jets and a bad loss there wouldn’t have dampened the spirit as badly as it did coming off a heartbreaking loss.
Here’s the thing. The Broncos have been close up until last week. They were competitive. They were fighting.
Now, they need a win against a good football team. Beating the Arizona Cardinals, okay, but does that really change the narrative of this football team in any meaningful way? Not really, but beating the Los Angeles Rams would.
The next four games are the last gasping breathes of Vance Joseph’s tenure in Denver if he doesn’t turn things around and change the narratives surrounding him and this football team.
Source tells me "anything less than [winning] two of the next four would be completely unacceptable..." regarding the future of team.#Broncos— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) October 13, 2018
Even winning two of the next four doesn’t really move the needle enough for Joseph. It’ll buy him the rest of the season, but that is about it. He needs a signature win. He needs to beat the Rams and/or the Chiefs on the road. The other two just won’t help enough for him at this stage of a 7-14 record as a head coach.
I’m pulling for these wins, because no matter how frustrated I am with the coaching staff I want the Denver Broncos to win games. And boy do they ever need this next one...
Game Preview: Rams Head to Denver to Take on Broncos
The undefeated Los Angeles Rams (5-0) will leave the West Coast for the first time all season in Week 6 to face the Broncos (2-3) in Denver.
Five key matchups: Broncos vs. Rams
The Broncos will have to be operating on all cylinders on Sunday as they look to take down the Rams, one of the two undefeated teams in the NFL.
Denver Broncos shower Wade Phillips with praise while seeking to beat him
There have been numerous reminders about all the players who have left from that great Denver defense of 2015.
Von Miller shoulders blame for Denver Broncos’ skid
Von Miller has done the math and believes he has the solution.
Is it time for the Broncos to make Royce Freeman the featured back?
Part of it is simple math. Only one guy can get the ball at a time.
Should the Broncos bench Case Keenum?
At this point the Broncos’ loss to New York has been all but picked to death, so I don’t plan to spend a ton of time beating a dead horse.
Broncos at Jets: Upon Further Review
It always hurts going back and watching the tape on a game like this. There’s a reason on blowout losses, coaches sometimes won’t even watch the tape, because at some point it just isn’t productive, as the team was just playing horrible all-around as opposed to a specific issue.