Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Broncos, Panthers Face Tough Questions Ahead

December 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

How the Broncos and Panthers got here, what was Terry Bradshaw thinking and the unbelievable Bill Belichick.
1. What Went Wrong in Denver and Carolina?
A lot. And in many ways, the pasts, presents and futures of each club are intertwined.
The Broncos didn't make it back to the playoffs because they had a talent problem. The Panthers (according to some players on other teams) didn't make it back because of a possible attitude problem. (I disagree with this, which I'll explain in a moment.)
Neither team faces easy fixes.
In Denver, the problem was poor offensive line play (40 sacks allowed, tied for 24th in the NFL), which led to a lack of a running game (3.6 yards per rush, 28th in the NFL) that didn't help prop up the often poor play of quarterback Trevor Siemian (83.9 passer rating, 24th in the NFL), who may not be all that good. That's the trifecta of issues John Elway will face when he tries to repair this offensive mess.
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