The Broncos are 3-0 for the first time since 2003. Is it just me or does it seem longer than that?
A fresh breeze is blowing through Invesco Field at Mile High these days. That’s what happens when a team scores 38 points per game and moves the ball seemingly at will for much of the time.
I’m not sure how long the offense will continue to produce at this pace but I am enjoying it to the fullest. One would think that with a young Jay Cutler at the helm, this could go on for awhile. But one never knows what will happen, and I’m inhaling the prolific offense deeply right now.
At the same time, I’m not that worried about the defense. There is no doubt it again gave up some big plays against New Orleans. But one can’t minimize the fact that the defense also made huge plays when it had to against the Saints.
Nate Webster returned a fumble for a touchdown. The Broncos cracked an Orange Crush and stuffed the Saints on fourth-and-goal from inside the one yard line. D.J. Williams stopped a critical third-and-short to set up Martin Grammatica’s missed 43 yard field goal with 1:55 left in the game.
Everyone, including the defensive players themselves, knows the D has to get better. I believe it will, to what degree is the big question.
Last year, the Broncos grinded their way to a 7-9 season. This year, they are bolting out in front and playing just poorly enough in stretches to keep the games in doubt and leave us all with fingernails to grow each week.
I love the high-scoring, what-will-happen-this-week nature of this team. Would I like to see the Broncos finish off a blowout every week as they did against the Raiders in the season opener? Of course. But that isn’t yet this team’s identity. I’m not only o.k. with that, I like that they are making it interesting, dramatic and, ultimately, successful.
It’s not that I don’t want the Broncos to dominate, it’s that I really like how much fun the first three games have been. I know, tell me about the “what if’s.” The fact is that the “what if’s” have gone the Broncos way.
I’m not exactly sure what will happen next Sunday in Kansas City. If I had to guess, I would say the Broncos will win by a substantial margin. But with this team, you just don’t know. That makes finding out so much more fun.
And it’s been awhile since the Broncos have provided this much fun.
What have you enjoyed most about the Broncos so far this year? I’d love to get your responses.
Thanks for reading and here’s to another Sunday of enjoying the Great Adventure.