Denver Bronco Red-Zone Difficulties Result of Play Calling

September 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The resounding complaint of Bronco fans this week was the lack of efficiency inside the red-zone. Bronco fans everywhere are calling for the implementation of Tim Tebow in the red-zone game plan. Images of him running over opponents and making superman touchdown passes at will are dancing in their heads. 
That's not the way it works in the NFL. The Broncos were horrific in the red-zone last week, 0 for 5. The fact Kyle Orton was under center on those red-zone drives is not where the problem lies. It lies on the sideline with the guys holding the play-books. 
Part of the Bronco nightmarish red-zone effort was they went for it twice on fourth down. Including a fourth and three play where an ill-advised fade route was called that was nowhere near being successful. That fade route wasn't even called toward the Broncos biggest receiver, rookie Demaryius Thomas, but Brandon Lloyd, who isn't exactly undersized. Nevertheless, Thomas would have been the better option. T...

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