Sometimes you have to get away from it all. It certainly couldn’t hurt the Broncos after Sunday’s loss to the Chargers.
I couldn’t believe what I was watching. That game was so out of character for this team and organization. I was left not knowing exactly what to think.
As far as the football goes, the same trouble areas cropped up again. The run defense just wasn’t there and special teams had another rough day. Those areas need to get fixed; that’s not saying anything beyond the obvious.
On top of that, the offense did virtually nothing, too. Here’s an understatement: It wasn’t a good day at the office for the Broncos.
I can only imagine how difficult the challenge is that is before Coach Shanahan and his staff. After a loss of that magnitude, how do they avoid losing this team? Players have to be frustrated and when that happens, issues can develop and things can boil over. Let’s hope the adversity from Sunday causes this team to band together instead of fracture.
I’m confident that will be the case. Whether or not this team comes together is undoubtedly related to the issues on the field. Winning is a great cure-all and the Broncos need a win in the worst way.
Usually, we offer our thoughts about the previous game. In this case, I’m not sure what that would accomplish (not that it ever accomplishes a whole lot). Instead, I think it might be more productive to take a deep breath. While Sunday’s game can’t and shouldn’t simply be dismissed as a fluke, overreacting is not a good option, either.
Don’t get me wrong, Sunday’s loss was as bad a defeat as there’s been in a long, long, long time for the Broncos. The players and coaches can’t take a mulligan, but I can. In this case, I gladly will.
The bye week couldn’t come at a better time. Hopefully the break will serve the Broncos well.
As always, feel free to post your thoughts, but please keep them constructive and within the boundary of good discussion. It’s easy to be frustrated in times like this.
Thanks for reading.