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Broncos vs Ravens preview: Unleash the Orange Rush

МнениеПубликувано на: 11 Яну 2019 09:07
от chenyan94
to pass first road test Two games Womens Customized Denver Broncos Jerseys , two come-from-behind wins for Case Keenum and the Denver Broncos. Is Broncos Country set for a reboot of 2015, where it feels as if you just finished a marathon when the games are over? As Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann said after Denver’s 20-19 win over the Oakland Raiders last Sunday, “Need to get my John-Elway-80s-Broncos defibrillator out of the closet.”Now comes the first road test of the 2018 season for Keenum and the Broncos (2-0). That comes on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens (1-1), where Denver is 1-4 all time. As Adam Malnati and I discussed on the latest MHR Radio Podcast, that doesn’t mean much for this game or team, but it is another factor to consider for a team playing in the “early” game on the East Coast. That might explain why the Broncos are 1-4 in Baltimore. Offensive RankingsBaltimore: Eighth in overall offense (397.0 yards), 23rd in rushing (91.5), seventh in passing (305.5) and third in points (35).Denver: Fourth in overall offense (427.5 yards), second in rushing (157.0), 13th in passing (270.5) and tied for 13th in points (23.5).Defense RankingsBaltimore: Second in overall defense (263.0 yards), 15th in rushing (95.5), third in passing (167.5) and tied for sixth in points (18.5).Denver: Fifthteenth in overall defense (339.5 yards), tied for sixth in rushing (78.0), 21st in passing (261.5) and tied for 14th in points (21.5).Are we in line for another exhausting, down-to-the-wire day, or will Denver play its first complete game of the season? Here are our keys to the game.Play to the strengths of the defense In other words, do whatever it takes to ensure Von Miller and the Orange Rush wreck Joe Flacco/this game. One way to ensure that happens is to have the secondary play press coverage. Give the pass rushers more time to hit, pressure and sack Flacco. There’s no question the pass rush is the strength of the defense, so do whatever it takes to make it successful. The first two games have shown what this unit is capable of and how it can dominate a game. (The first two games have also shown Broncos Country needs to rock this badass shirt.) Unleash it in on Sunday in Baltimore — Orange Crush ——> Orange Rush! — Ian St. ClairQuit turning the damn ball over Case Keenum is now at 57 percent of last season’s interception total, and we’re only 12 percent of the way through the season. In fact www.thebroncosfootballauthentic.com , Keenum is currently throwing picks at a higher per game rate than Denver’s quarterback triumvirate from hell last year.I get that it’s a small sample in a new offense, and I love the way the offense has moved the ball and responded to the turnovers, but it will be a key to watch until they prove they can play a clean game. — Jeff Essary Bill Musgrave’s game plan The Broncos offensive coordinator would be wise to keep the ball out of Keenum’s hands if the running game is chugging. Don’t be surprised if it does. Baltimore lost linebacker C.J. Mosley early in Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals and it left the Ravens susceptible to weakside cutbacks by Joe Mixon time and again. Even if Mosley plays, he’ll be gritting through pain, so Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay need to capitalize. As you see above, is second in the NFL right now running the football. — Just_JoRo Control the game offensively Denver has played the first two games in such a sloppy fashion that its 2-0 start could just as easily have been 0-2. A few long drives resulting in points, allowing the defense to stay rested will be essential. Especially being on the road, it will be important to keep keep the offense on the field to avoid allowing Baltimore to find offensive rhythm. — Adam Malnati Cover John Brown Turnovers are a gushing wound that you can fix by making sure that the opposing team is bleeding out quicker than you are. Admit which rookies need more time and replace them with their over-qualified backups. It is Miller, not Khalil Mack, who should be leading the MVP conversation right now. — Ian Henson Don’t get too cute in the secondary Woods has some great man coverage corners. He needs to man them up and let them beat the Ravens’ receivers one-on-one. Baltimore might have the best receiver group it’s had in years, but that’s not the same thing as saying they have a great one. Nick Boyle isn’t a significant threat at tight end, so let the safeties and linebackers do their jobs and keep those receivers locked down. The Broncos may give up a big play here and there based on the results so far, but if they keep Flacco uncomfortable and give the Orange Rush time to get to him, Denver will be halfway to victory. — Taylor KotheThe MHR Radio Podcast is now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn. Please subscribe to the one that fits your fancy, and also rate and review what you hear.What are your keys to victory for the Broncos?Broncos at Ravens: The No Bull Review My apologies, Broncos Country, but you are going to get the abridged version of the NBR today. As much as I’d love to delve into the depths of this game with the normal rigor that I put into these reviews each week Denver Broncos T-Shirt , I’m a hard pass on putting any kind of serious effort into this one.Why you ask?Because this game was a joke. The way the NFL refereed the game was complete nonsense. The best I can do here is be thankful it was the regular season instead of a postseason game with the NFL Alleged Murder Ray Lewis being honored in any way, shape, or form.Why so much salt? Because the way the game was called was completely different depending on which units were on the field. Our derpy tackles got holding calls constantly (which they were), while the tackles from the Ravens held the exact same way over and over without drawing the same flags.We saw made-up penalties to call back returned TDs, no calls for our returner getting jacked from straight up helmet to helmet spearing (which has been a normally called penalty for quite some time), etc, etc.DefenseSo the defense was the furthest thing from creative that I can remember. It is like Joe Woods forgot that the Baltimore Ravens are an NFL team and Joe Flacco has a live arm.With our strong circa 2005 strat, we sold out to stop the run with cover 1 man most of the game and just let the Ravens pick their favorite match up play after to play.The good thing is that Joe Flacco is far from elite or accurate. So it kinda sorta made it look like we had a chance.Front 7Bradley Chubb was looking really strong to start the game off. Then the holding technique started being a new legal thing for the Ravens and he wasn’t heard of much again.Adam Gotsis played a hell of a game. He batted down a pass and kept getting solid push up front.Shane Ray had a superb strip-sack, but sadly Shaquil Barrett was trying too hard and failed to do the #1 thing the defense should do when there’s a fumble: make 100% sure you get possession of it.I liked what I saw from Josey Jewell through the game. He plays the run very well and had a play I noticed where he had outstanding pass coverage.SecondaryChris Harris Jr. needs some help. I’m not even going to mention the names of any of the other corners because they all took turns sucking in this game and don’t deserve the recognition. Let’s just say I’m frigging pining for Aqib Talib and likely will be until next offseason because there isn’t anyone on this team that could carry his jock with two helpers and a wheelbarrow.Our safeties looked better than the corners overall, but neither Justin Simmons nor Darian Stewart looked special enough to help cover up the lack of corner talent on the team. OffenseThe cake is a lie.This offense looked completely stagnant once the flags started flying and the fighting spirit we’ve seen out of the offense just dimmed out as the game went on with no real spark once the second half started.I feel like Bill Musgrave is calling things way too conservatively now due to the QB’s turnovers and having a good run game and this is allowing teams to play closer to the line of scrimmage and crowd routes.QuarterbacksCase Keenum didn’t look good. He’s more and more looking like a game manager who’s upside is one terri-bad pick per game and maybe a drive or two that will score. His passes are inaccurate which is the biggest problem and I’m wondering if he’s hiding a bigger problem with his knee than the team is letting on.LineThis was easily the worst game of the season for the line, though some of it honestly isn’t on them. Garrett Bolles though was a hot mess against an elite pass rusher and went back to pancaking guys as his main technique for keeping his QB from getting hit. I dig it because I like a healthy QB, but it is costing the team in big ways and he needs to do better.The holds on Jared Veldheer and Connor McGovern were nonsense.Running BacksPhillip Lindsay is far to important to the offense to get ejected from the game. The ref was filthy in doing so and could have just left the personal foul penalty of 15 yards be the punishment. This was not some Suh move stepping on someone’s face. This was a guy fighting to break the ball loose.Devontae Booker needs to go hock cell phones at the mall. He doesn’t have anything special to his game as a runner (which is kinda his main job...people can pound sand with this notion that he’s a pass-catching 3rd down back). On the offense, this is the #1 guy that needs to be replaced this season asap.Royce Freeman on the other hand has good vision and burst. He runs the ball well and looked good in this game.ReceiversI’d harp on the WRs some, but most of their problems stemmed from needing to grab their catches about a half foot from the ground because our QB can’t throw a guy open or lead them properly.Special TeamsThis was the one bright spot of the game. Our Special Teams unit is rocking it with blocks everywhere, solid coverage, and good kicking happening every game. Too bad you can’t straight up win an NFL game with your Special Teams.Final ThoughtsThe good thing is this is just one game. What we need to see from the Broncos now is for them to put this game behind them, come up with a far better game plan, and get focused on beating their division rival (who is looking smoking hot on offense) next week.