Good morning, Broncos Country!
Happy return of the NFL.
Predictions always bring a level of entertainment.
That’s about all their worth, depending on the prediction and the team it’s for. We’ve all seen the rank 2-14 prognosis by a certain “analyst” at NFL Network for the Denver Broncos. If you didn’t see the prediction over at Arrowhead Pride, they actually think the Kansas City Chiefs will go 16-0.
In terms of the Broncos, there is so much we don’t know, and that’s especially true on offense. We’ve seen so little of Joe Flacco in Rich Scangarello’s offense in games, we don’t have much to go on. But what I’ve seen over the course of the preseason at least gives me hope Denver’s offense has high potential. We know about the defense, and I think it’ll be one of the best in the NFL. Special teams is a big question mark, and you have to account for injuries. Not to mention Vic Fangio is in his first year as a head coach, and you never know how that will work. I think Fangio and his staff are what the organization need and will eventually lead it back to where everyone wants it.
With that out of the way, as I told Adam Malnati on the MHR Radio Podcast (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify) and my Broncos Blast segment on ESPN 1600 in Denver, I think the Broncos go 9-7. Denver’s defense is that good and the coaching staff has improved to get three more wins from the 2018 season. I also think Flacco and the offense will actually win a few games this year, and that could lead to a 10-6 finish. Either way, Denver will at least compete for the final AFC wild-card spot.
Adam has the Broncos going 10-6 this season, so we weren’t that far off in what we think Denver will do this season.
Predictions always bring a level of entertainment, and as the season progresses, mine will either look great or horrible. That’s what makes them fun.
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