Now that the Denver Broncos are 3-9 trotting out a good defense with the worst offense in the league, it’s clear players will start to get frustrated, and we saw that after the loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
The Broncos were in command of the game almost the entire way. I mean, heck, they only played Lamar Jackson for one quarter, so there really isn’t an excuse why they didn’t win.
You could say injuries as they continue to plague this season, but the Ravens are also dealing with the same issue a ton. Maybe not as much as the Broncos, but a lot.
It isn’t that the Ravens have more star power than the Broncos. If that was the reason, then the Broncos wouldn’t have been leading or tied the entire game until the last 30 seconds or so.
It’s simply the offense not showing up when the defense does, and players are getting fed up with it.
“[We] can’t play three-and-a-half quarters of football and then give up the two-minute drive at the end and be satisfied with that,” safety Justin Simmons said after the loss.
“Not to beat a dead horse, it came down to the two-minute drive, and if you want to be elite and you want to call yourself the best, you’ve got to be able to execute in those moments, and I’m obviously frustrated there.”
To say Simmons is frustrated would be an understatement. I mean, if I had a game where my defense held the Baltimore Ravens to just three points all game, and 10 points by the end of the game, and the offense just couldn’t score a touchdown, I’d be upset too.
Then, factor in that this is way past the first time that has happened this season. Oh, and, just to make matters worse, Simmons finished with two interceptions on the day.
You can’t really blame the guy. Since being on the Broncos all he has done is lose, and honestly, it’s kind of wasting his amazing talent.
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