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What all reports of Drew Lock practicing mean

Drew Lock finally back on the practice field. Get ready, Broncos Country...

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He’s taking snaps ladies and gentlemen.

This means the Broncos believe in him.

This means nothing other than that they’d like to see more of what he can do now that his thumb is healed.

This means that Brandon Allen’s days are numbered.

This means we need to draft a QB with our first round pick and maybe even trade up!!!

Honestly, Broncos Country it isn’t this complicated. I implore my brothers and sisters out there who bleed orange and blue to stop listening or clicking on articles from sources who keep wanting to spin nonsense and hype about the Broncos QB situation.

Let me break this down as simply as I can for you all:

  • Denver drafted Lock just this year.
  • Lock injured his thumb after just a couple weeks of preseason action
  • He hasn’t been able to practice since the injury because of the rules of IR
  • Our coaches are trying to build their systems and grow this team from the dumpster fire it was when they got hired to something resembling a competitive and successful NFL team.

Any notion that Lock is starting this week is laughable at best.

Any notion that Lock is starting against the Bills is suspect.

Vic Fangio isn’t going to insert a young player just to make the fan base happy when it will be an obstacle to the offense continuing to build on what they have been doing so far in this season.

Rich Scangarello is getting enough heat for the poor performance of the offense thus far in the 2019 season. There is not any reason to rush Lock out there until they both are sure he’s ready to run the offense.

And let me remind you all he wasn’t looking anything close to superb in the preseason. His mechanics were all over the place and there wasn’t consistency from his arm that you want to see at this level.

So instead of listening to the hype machines both on the web and on your local radio, refrain from clicking that click bait link and turn the channel on your radio. Maybe even just turn them off and enjoy remembering what Brandon Allen and the Broncos offense did last week as we look forward to better offensive football to be played over the next year as the coaches and players really get dialed in on their game.

Denver Broncos News

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Drew Lock to practice ahead of #DENvsMIN, take first step toward potential return

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Giants' Saquon Barkley says he won't get shut down - Sports Illustrated
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