Good morning, Broncos Country!
That’s it. That’s the lead.
Over the last few days, I’ve been asked how the Denver Broncos (2-4) can pull off the upset of the Los Angeles Chargers (2-4). It would be a lot easier to have the heart and soul of the Broncos offense on the field. Thankfully, it appears that will happen today. Lindsay was classified as a full participant but still needs to pass one more concussion test to get out of the league’s protocol. As Adam Schefter tweeted on Saturday night, Lindsay is expected to play today.
Broncos’ RB Phillip Lindsay, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a concussion, is expected to play against the Chargers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2020
Needless to say, that’s huge for Denver’s offense.
It’s huge for Drew Lock.
The Broncos offense is better with Lindsay on the field. Yes, I really went out on a limb with that statement. But he brings a contagious energy that makes the rest of his teammates up their game. Plus, he holds onto the football.
Lindsay also makes Melvin Gordon better.
Since both running backs are completely different, it makes it that much harder to defend the offense. It makes the offense more dynamic.
The best way for Lock and Denver to beat the Chargers is to have the offense clicking. That means running the ball effectively and then using play action. Not to beat the same drum, but the best way for all of that to happen is when Lindsay is on the field.
Yes, Lock needs to play better.
The offense as a whole needs to show better.
It will help to have the heart and soul of the offense on the field.
By the way, is now a good time to mention that Lindsay needs an extension to keep him in Denver?
Each Saturday, I do a segment on Denver radio station ESPN 1600 AM. On this week’s Broncos Blast, we preview the Broncos and LA game. I think Lock, and thus the offense, is better.
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