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Aqib Talib believes Denver offense is “10 times better” than last year

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) thaws as Los Angeles Rams defensive end Eugene Sims (97) pursues during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) AP

Last year, the Denver Broncos were quarterbacked by a soon-to-be first ballot Hall of Famer and won the Super Bowl.

This year, they’re quarterbacked by Trevor Siemian, a former seventh-round pick from Northwestern.

But despite going from Peyton Manning – one of the most proficient quarterbacks in league history – to a completely unproven young starter in Siemien, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib thinks Denver’s offense is much better than last year’s group.

In an interview with Nate Kreckman and Tom Nalen on Altitude 950 AM in Denver, Talib said he feels the Broncos’ offense is “10 times better” than last year’s group.

“Honestly, from the sideline, in my opinion our offense looks 10 times better this year,” Talib said. “Them guys are playing good football in my eyes. They’re turning the ball over a little in the red zone, clean that up man and they’ll be 10 times better, man. They can only go up but I see a bunch of improvement on the offensive side of the ball.”

Denver has scored 55 points through the first two games of the season, including a 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers and a 34-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. That gives the Broncos an average of 27.5 points per game through the first two weeks. Denver only scored 27 points in a game fives times last year. They also scored fewer than 20 points in six of their 16 regular season games.

It’s a small sample size and teams haven’t had a chance to adapt to Siemian’s style of play yet. Nevertheless, the Broncos offense has been more productive through two weeks than they were most of the last season. If they are indeed “10 times better” than last year’s offense, it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see Denver back in the Super Bowl in February.

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22 Responses to “Aqib Talib believes Denver offense is “10 times better” than last year”
  1. jonbeck316 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:11 AM

    Aqib Talib believes Denver offense is “10 times better” than last year…

    Translation

    Von Miller and the guys are doing 10 times the number of peds this year

  2. scutz1972 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:16 AM

    What in the world could have changed with their offense that makes Talib think it is 10 times better now?

  3. eoyguy says: Sep 23, 2016 1:24 AM

    “But despite going from Peyton Manning – one of the most proficient quarterbacks in league history …”

    …who last year cold barely throw the ball 20 yards, was as mobile as a speed bump, and put up a whopping 67.9 Qb rating. Perspective, please!

  4. bengaliballer says: Sep 23, 2016 2:44 AM

    “Broncos have scored an average of 27.5 PPG…”. Well, pulling out this stat is scewed, considering the Denver Defense scored 2 Td’s last week.

  5. broncosgreatestfan says: Sep 23, 2016 4:35 AM

    Just wait until Lynch is ready. He’s tall, will see the field better and is more mobile and has a stronger arm.

  6. ajames35 says: Sep 23, 2016 6:55 AM

    To put that context, Talib also probably believes that OJ was innocent, and that Z is a vowel.

  7. eagleswin says: Sep 23, 2016 7:06 AM

    Manning was the worst starting QB in the league last year at this time, that was a low bar to pass. Without the defense playing otherworldly the Broncos might not have won a single game when he was under center.

  8. tonebones says: Sep 23, 2016 7:15 AM

    Are you sure? I’ve been reading where Elway goofed up by not keeping Osweiler.

  9. denverdave3 says: Sep 23, 2016 7:29 AM

    As a loyal bronco fan, I’ve never seen any evidence that Talib is good with math. I think he means “10 percent better,” not 10 times better.

  10. butwhatabouttheintegrityofthegame says: Sep 23, 2016 7:43 AM

    captain insano shows no mercy!

  11. coffeedrunk says: Sep 23, 2016 8:46 AM

    Excuse me, but that’s more like a 20.5 offensive point avg. 14 points against the Colts were defensive points.

  12. officialgame says: Sep 23, 2016 8:49 AM

    Proving once again that legalizing pot makes everyone happy and stupid.

  13. kcflake says: Sep 23, 2016 9:44 AM

    Aqib Talib is a dirty player. Who cares what he thinks.

  14. sasquatch77 says: Sep 23, 2016 10:04 AM

    broncosgreatestfan says:
    Sep 23, 2016 4:35 AM

    Just wait until Lynch is ready. He’s tall, will see the field better and is more mobile and has a stronger arm.
    —————————
    I’ve also heard from a number of sources that Lynch has the IQ of a Gatorade bucket.

    Careful what you wish for “greatest fan”.

  15. fallujahff says: Sep 23, 2016 10:10 AM

    Come off the Mile High Mountain for a couple of games first and then lets revisit……

  16. TedHurtz says: Sep 23, 2016 11:05 AM

    10x more than ever, 100% of the fanbase outside of Colorado believe talib should be suspended for his gun play.

    of course, wont happen in the WWNFL.

  17. TedHurtz says: Sep 23, 2016 11:07 AM

    eagleswin says:
    Sep 23, 2016 7:06 AM
    Manning was the worst starting QB in the league last year at this time, that was a low bar to pass. Without the defense playing otherworldly the Broncos might not have won a single game when he was under center.
    =============
    I think the term you were looking for was “Dirty” not “otherworldly”.

  18. bak2bak2bakhaters says: Sep 23, 2016 12:24 PM

    That #1 D,practices week in week out with our offence, there’s no we’re too go but up,Trevor is driven the lotus! but I regress… I was sure it would be week 7-8 b4 the story came up,watch out if your teams on our schedule, we will dismantle, demolish & devour ALL opponents our goal is bigger than SB 51…broncos country worldwide

  19. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 23, 2016 1:06 PM

    They have looked good against mediocre competition. The Panthers have no secondary and the Colts have no defense at all. Watching how the Patriots defense is playing now, I see them pitching another shutout when they play Denver later this year.

  20. jackfan2 says: Sep 23, 2016 6:10 PM

    Wait until the Broncos play some decent teams or the O needs critical 3rd or 4th Downs to win a game. Even a n injured Manning was awsome at critical moments, something casual fans just don’t get. They definitely a better running team this year. But give Manning those running yards and he never would lose a game. People in Denver Maybe pleased that Kubiak’s run dominated sO is now being played full time, but forget that when he was with the Texans Peyton’s regularly destroyed his team. The he wasn’t awesome every game last year.

  21. jackfan2 says: Sep 23, 2016 6:11 PM

    The Denver D wasn’t awesome every game last year.

  22. sc5000 says: Sep 24, 2016 10:46 AM

    Jackfan 2 is the pro football equivalent to Billy Madison.

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