For those of us who held out hope the Broncos coaching staff would correct their play-calling errors, they instead went all-in on the passing game by running the ball even less against the New York Jets. The result was a predictable blow-out road loss.
Power rankings this week reflect that despair as the Broncos continue their fall.
Please, for the love of everything holy, when the Broncos are down by 20+ at halftime, can we stop this madness of trotting out
Trevor SiemianCase Keenum and make a damn change to spark the offense and motivate the defense? Or have you really learned NOTHING from last year VJ?
Rest-of-season SOS ranking: 7th. The Broncos’ toughest remaining game comes in Week 8 at the Chiefs. They currently have just a 20 percent chance to win that game, according to FPI, which is their lowest percentage since the 2011 divisional round against the Patriots. Denver had just a 6 percent chance to win that game and lost 45-10.
Sunday against the Jets was a reminder that we’re another year removed from the Broncos’ Super Bowl defense.
The Broncos are also tumbling down the rankings after a 34-16 loss to the Jets that saw the Denver defense allow Isaiah Crowell to rush for 219 yards and a touchdown. Things aren’t looking good in Denver as fans are questioning both John Elway and second-year head coach Vance Joseph.
The Broncos are spinning out of control after a 2-0 start. Their run defense and passing offense are the biggest concerns with a ton of mistakes costing them.
Vance Joseph’s job security and the predictable calls for Chad Kelly to replace Case Keenum — no group loves its backup quarterback more than Broncos fans — will be the talk of Denver this week and perhaps beyond that, but in the last five quarters a once-great defense allowed Patrick Mahomes to erase a 10-point deficit and then allowed 512 yards to the Jets. The offense isn’t helping much and maybe the coach needs to go, but the collapse of a once-great defense might be the Broncos’ biggest problem.