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This isn’t your 2015 Broncos team any more

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My eyes are telling me this team is no longer a defensive powerhouse...and the stats are saying the same thing.

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The biggest thing I was yelling about while watching our fourth loss of the season unfold was how badly we need to put the game in the offense’s hands.

Where you at, Broncos D?

200 yards rushing.

2 game-winning drives given up.

Complete ineptitude at tackling at even a high school level.

This team has loaded itself with talent at the offensive skill positions. Courtland Sutton, Emmanuel Sanders, Royce Freeman, Phillip Lindsay, Joe Flacco, and Noah Fant are the guys who have a chance at doing anything to make this season turn around.

The guys at footballoustiders.com have been making stats guys geek out for years and I honestly love checking in on their articles because they don’t just throw stats out to sound good. They dig in with what they do to make the stats meaningful.

Their DVOA article is a must read if you are into the quality of the NFL as of “this week.” Take a peek and you will see what I’m saying above spelled out specifically in the details of the DVOA state after four weeks of football.

Short version: The Denver Broncos offense is ranked 12th in the NFL while the defense is ranked 27th.

Vic Fangio recently has talked about balancing change and not changing things just for change’s sake.

I would submit to you that if you really want winning in 2019, the team needs to completely switch gears and get aggressive on offense instead of leaning so much on first-down runs drive after drive.

You have a seasoned NFL quarterback who has shown he can sling the rock in this offense. Take him off the leash and let them get after it. Shoot for 30 points a game and let the chips fall where they may. Running for running’s sake is what you do when you have a sound defense.

And let’s be real...right now enver has no real “D.”

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