If the Broncos play like Shelby Harris advertises, we will build statues for Drew Rock instead of excuses.
“It’s not a secret, do you know? We are in September (smelly),” the Broncos’ direct shooting defensive end Harris said Wednesday, using a bit of, um, Stronger The term is more smelly. “We must do better.”
Amen. So how can you not (cough cough) stink in September?
“Start quickly… we must go out, we must reduce our mistakes,” Harris continued. “I remember (end) the past few seasons, it was a big show. The big show is always (expletive) us a little bit.
“So all this is to reduce the big show. But it’s also (about) creating the big show for ourselves. Getting mistakes. They talk about the number of hidden yards. Intercept the return, you might get 20 yards (on it), and then let us Go back to our own 30 yards or something similar. And it’s easier, so you will automatically get points.”
Harris did not specifically accuse Locke, who is the more likely to make mistakes among the two top quarterbacks of the Broncos. But he made no secret that he must immediately protect all these collective scar tissues picked up by his signal caller after he handed over the rock.
Since 2019, the Broncos have a 0-7 record in September. In these seven games, the Denver team turned it over 10 times and only took it away from their opponents twice.
“All the little things add up to be big things,” Harris emphasized. “So if we do all the little things right, then we will succeed.”
So while you might get mad because Royce Freeman (Royce Freeman) was taken to the door, this is another sign that the new general manager George Paton is taking these issues seriously-well Right, little thing.
The three-team guards must contribute to the special team in some way. With the exception of kicker Brandon McManus and field goal percentage, the Broncos often seem like a mess on the other side of the equation. And it’s not just the past month.
“The number of hidden yards for a special team, yes,” Harris continued. “Special teams always hide the number of yards. You take the ball out of the end zone, you end up at the 12th position, you know, you make the team back. If you take the ball out of the end zone and you end up with 35 yards, then It is the number of hidden codes. I am talking about the number of positive hidden codes.”
This partly explains why the Broncos gave up a productive depth of Freeman on Wednesday and claimed cornerback Mike Ford and running back Nate McLarry.
Ford is the special team ace of the Lions and the gunner of the Detroit punt. A person who is said to be good at small things.
“We will bring in (Ford),” said head coach Vic Fangio. “See if we can make him run fast enough (opener).”
There is a sense of urgency now, which makes sense. The Broncos’ opponents in September had a total record of 9-39 last fall.
Two of the sad sacks, the Jaguars and the Jets, are expected to launch rookie quarterbacks against Fangio’s defense. The National Football League is actually begging the Broncos to stay relevant with a 3-0 score, just outside the gate.
Most of Fangio’s defensive starters should compete for the Pro Bowl invitation. Six, health permits, should let them land. The Broncos are loaded in the second and receiving corps. Fully proved the depth.
But this list still does not have a large margin of error-this trend has not changed much since 2019.
When it came to slow start, the coverage unit of the Broncos didn’t take much action to stop the bleeding. In September 2019 and 2020, the average starting position of the Broncos opponent’s tee is their own 28. The Raiders in the first week of 2019 averaged their tee starting from 35. The Steelers’ average number of kicks in Week 2 of 2020 started from their own 33.
In Fangio’s seven games in September, only once did the Broncos’ average offense begin to exceed their own 27-yard line (Pittsburgh in 2020). Meanwhile, Denver’s four opponents in September have achieved success in the past two seasons-Oakland, 2019 (Raiders 29); Green Bay, 2019 (Packers 36); Pittsburgh, 2020 (Steelers) Team 35); and Tampa Bay, 2020 (Pirates 37).
“Our September record was 0-7, which is unacceptable,” Harris emphasized. “If we want to be the best, then we can’t keep kicking ourselves and staggering out of obstacles.”
Because of the hidden yardage, without control, you can definitely bury you. Work is lost between the uprights. Win split between the two ears.