Raise your hand if you predicted a 0-4 start to the season.
Okay, so far 2019 hasn’t gone exactly as Broncos Country had hoped or planned. The first quarter of the season brought zero wins, two terrible and timely roughing the passer calls, and a flurry of offensive holding calls on Garret Bolles. Things were looking dire in Denver.
...but then the Broncos beat the Los Angeles Chargers.
It’s imperative the Broncos build on that Chargers win to leave that terrible start behind. Honestly, it’s hard to see Denver lumped in with perennially awful teams like the winless Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. With one team in full-speed tank mode and the other in such shambles their coach was fired, I, like many fans, could see that Denver wasn’t that bad. That win over the Chargers validated that feeling and put a little much needed separation between Denver and those teams likely picking top-3 in the 2020 draft.
So what does another Broncos win mean?
It means that Denver won’t quit on their fans or city like the Oakland Raiders did in 2018. It means that even though mistakes were made, lessons were learned, and reforms were instituted. It means that extended periods of losing aren’t going to be tolerated in Broncos Country.
Anyone can lose and eventually everyone does, but not everyone can rebound. It’s the difference between teams on the rise and those on the decline. We all know that the Denver Broncos are capable of winning games this year. They don’t have think big picture at the rest of the season just yet. Let’s start small with a win over the Tennessee Titans and build from there. Because, man, a win over Tennessee sure would mean a lot.