Broncos vs. Raiders: Snap count review Week 2 So I’ve decided that I’m not going to do the graphics until the end of each quarter of the regular season Youth Darian Stewart Jersey
, but I will still be providing the tables in the weekly installment. I will also cover special teams snaps in the quarterly review. Here were the snap count breakdowns for the Denver Broncos during their 20-19 comeback win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.Broncos Offensive Snap PercentagesThe big changes in the second game were that Jared Veldheer left with a possible concussion and Billy Turner replaced him about halfway through the game. I’m guessing you didn’t even notice; and this is a good thing. Turner played really well – admittedly against the toothless Faider’s pass rush, but after the ineptitude at RT we have had for the past four years, having a competent backup is a breath of fresh air. Courtland Sutton got significantly more playing time on offense this game than the last. Jeff Heuerman and Jake Butt both had fewer offensive snaps as we went with more four WR sets to try and get back in the game. Phillip Lindsay saw his offensive snaps go from up slightly from 35% in the first game to 42% in the second game. What here (if anything) surprised you?Broncos Defensive Snap PercentagesWe gave Bradley Chubb a little rest this week. Tramaine Brock saw his defensive playing time jump in week 2 while Adam Jones saw his get cut in half. I’m not sure what this says about our CB3 and CB4, but it does bare watching over the next few games. Similar to Adam Jones, Will Parks also saw about half of the defensive snaps in game 2 that he got in game one. Joe Woods generally did a better job in this game of balancing playing time and getting some of our elite defensive players a little rest. Were there any other surprises for you from this data? History was made. Again. For the first time since Oct. 1990, the Cleveland Browns beat the Denver Broncos. Think about that. The last time the Broncos lost to Cleveland, Dan Reeves was the head coach. The result of Saturday’s 17-16 loss all but ends Denver’s season. The Broncos are now 6-8 on the season, and to avoid the first back-to-back losing seasons since 1971-72, they need to win both of the last two games.The season’s not all that should end after this historic loss. Winners Al Wilson I don’t care what happened on the field, it was awesome to see the former Broncos middle linebacker back on the sideline on Saturday. He’s one of the best and most popular players in franchise history, so to see the two sides begin to mend that relationship was a great sight. Hopefully it ends with Wilson getting his place in the Broncos Ring of Fame. Von Miller With his one sack late in third quarter, Miller is now Denver’s all-time franchise leader in sacks. He passed Ring of Famer Simon Fletcher. Miller now holds the record with 98 sacks. What’s even cooler about all of this is Fletcher was in attendance on Saturday and delivered a message to Miller. Miller also had two tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit. Congrats http://www.authenticsdenverbro…..ons-jersey
, Von. That’s an incredible accomplishment.Here’s what Fletcher said to Miller: “It is my great pleasure to congratulate you on setting the new benchmark as the Denver Broncos’ reigning leader for quarterback sacks! I can think of no one more deserving of this honor. It goes without saying that your work ethic, your commitment to the Colorado community, the way you both prepare for and play the game makes all who’ve ever worn the orange and blue extremely proud to have you as a teammate, brother and friend. I look forward to watching you play for years to come, as you add excitement to each Broncos’ contest.”Adam Gotsis Denver’s defensive end played a helluva game. Gotsis also made the game-saving play on fourth down to give his offense the chance to win. Gotsis finished with six tackles, one strip-sack, one tackle for loss and one pass defended. Dymonte ThomasThe Broncos safety recorded his first career interception. Anytime you do that, you make the list. Thomas finished with three tackles and one pass defended. Brandon McManus Without his three field goals, this game wouldn’t have been close. Though it’s the last one he made that is the biggest issue. Speaking of which … Losers Vance Joseph Have some balls and go for it on fourth down instead of kicking a field goal. Play to win the game instead of playing to lose. After the game, Joseph said he trusted his defense to go for the points. If he did, in fact, trust his defense, he would go for it. But Joseph doesn’t and didn’t. He needs to go. He now has back-to-back losses to the likes of the San Francisco 49ers and Browns. Joseph continues to make (horrible) history White Case Keenum Jersey
, and he’s not done yet. The time has come. Bill Musgrave The Broncos offensive coordinator needs to go at this point, too. As I said last week, enough is enough. Case Keenum Denver and Broncos Country wanted the quarterback to play aggressively, not aggressively dumb. Keenum threw two interceptions, the second of which was just awful and turned into a Cleveland touchdown. And on the potential game-winning drive, why did he spike it with a minute left?The MHR Radio Podcast is now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher, TuneIn and a few other podcast hosts. Please subscribe to the one that fits your fancy, and also rate and review what you hear.