Chris Harris: Broncos are giving games away

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Broncos coach Vance Joseph wouldn’t commit to sticking with starting quarterback Trevor Siemian after Siemian threw three interceptions in Monday night’s 29-19 loss to Chiefs and said he’d look at the film before making any decision.

He may also take a little time to listen to what’s being said around the team because it sounds like frustration is rising inside the locker room. Cornerback Chris Harris correctly noted that the team “can’t win if we can’t score” and that it’s difficult when the offense digs a hole for the team by turning the ball over.

The first score of Monday’s game came when Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters returned a Jamaal Charles fumble for a touchdown and it’s clear the giveaways are a problem based on Harris’ answer to a question about tension in the locker room.

“There’s high tension,” Harris said in comments distributed by the team. “We’re not winning. We’re not taking care of the football. We’re giving the games away. We had some crucial chances to make a stop to give us a chance. We got back on the turnovers, which was a positive. Other than that, it was an ugly game.”

If the Broncos do pull Siemian, their preferred replacement would likely be 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch. Lynch has not been active yet this season because of a right shoulder injury, but he’s been practicing recently. Even if he’s not ready, the Broncos may need to consider Brock Osweiler because three losses and 11 turnovers in three weeks is about as clear a sign as one could ever get that the current approach isn’t working.

34 responses to “Chris Harris: Broncos are giving games away

  1. They stink. They got lucky they stole the Patriots’ Triple Crown in 2015 when Goodell called in the cavalry to steal the 4th Quarter in the Snow at Denver from them.

  2. Now I can ask…who’s brilliant idea was it, that Siemian would be better than Tony Romo??
    I was looking for a 2nd team to cheer for, after Garrett so unceremoniously dumped Tony, when he should have been taking a Clock Management 101 course….smh

  3. It looked like Siemian was progressing like you would hope and expect a young QB to progress last season. For some reason this year the wheels have fallen off him. I think you have to go with Osweiler at this point if you want any hope of salvaging this season.

  4. The Broncos are more concerned about Osweiller succeeding than about the Broncos failing. Osweiller may do well, he was 5-2 in his last stint on this team with this defense or he may stink but the last thing they want is Osweiller to be their QB of the present and future.

    The Broncos are drafting another QB next year.

  5. Well Chris, your QB play is horrible but sadly there is no replacement on the roster. At this point Elway is still the best QB on the team and he can barely walk.

  6. If the Chiefs had played better in the Red Zone it would have been much uglier for the Broncos, probably 41-19, Chiefs left a lot of points on the table.

    I can understand the frustration, but the defense shares some of that blame.

  7. not the offenses fault they put 22 points on your defense – and the Bolts put 20 on you!
    easy for this trash defense to point fingers. full of themselves when in reality they are top 15, aka middle of the pack!

  8. I get that they need to play Paxton Lynch to basically say he sucks and he is not the answer either. The issue is that Paxton is worse than Siemian. A lot worse. Everyone knows it. If they make this change they are basically giving up on the season and admitting that they have to start over at the QB position. Siemian has not played well. I know that. It is not all his fault. The O line has him seeing ghost and making him make bad decisions. And Siemian is most likely playing hurt again.

  9. Hey remember when we heard Siemian was a good QB and Elway thought he was being a GM by not trading for Romo and thinking he could get him on the cheap? How is that working out for ya?

  10. eagleswin says:
    October 31, 2017 at 8:49 am
    The Broncos are more concerned about Osweiller succeeding than about the Broncos failing. Osweiller may do well, he was 5-2 in his last stint on this team with this defense or he may stink but the last thing they want is Osweiller to be their QB of the present and future.

    The Broncos are drafting another QB next year.

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    I would be all for Os to start if Kubiak was still there. I don’t trust this coaching staff at all. The most glaring example is that Broncos have the best secondary in the league and they have been playing more and more zone.

  11. Nobody knew how good Carson Wentz and Jared Goff were going to be until they got on the field and started playing, yet everyone had an opinion. A lot of people are hoping we forget about those opinions. These same people are telling us what they think of Paxton Lynch. They don’t have a clue. He could be another Wentz.

  12. The Broncos offense looked horrible last night. There are a lot of problems on the front 5, but Siemian made some truly horrific throws, many of which could have been caught if he threw them correctly. They really are shooting themselves in the foot on offense.

  13. VJ was hired to be a leader of men, he’s already lost the locker room! Shown he doesn’t know how to game plan or make adjustments!

    Trevor is our guy…….. Our coach is as dumb as those int’s Siemian made!

    Package VJ & Siemian somewhere for a year supply of toilet paper!

  14. This Bronco fan saw bad blocking and other mitigators which reflect on the people off the field.

    When the receivers drop so many balls it reflects on the coach for not having heads in the game. Peyton (a player coach) would have never let his receivers be that sloppy. This coach makes a guy long for Josh McDaniels,

    Then we have a major personnel problem on offense. Most of the better teams have good outlets for a QB such as a receiving tight end, a good slot receiver snd a back who can catch the ball out of the backfield, but the Broncos lack all of them. This reflects on Elway and his subpar drafts.

  15. Chief fans are overfrothed, again. They will be disappointed, again.

    Charger fans (all 10 of them) are still having trouble finding their new stadium.

    Bronco fans wondering where it all went wrong.

    Raiders fans…..(face palm)….Vegas Baby??

    Carry on.

  16. Michael says:
    October 31, 2017 at 9:01 am
    If the Chiefs had played better in the Red Zone it would have been much uglier for the Broncos, probably 41-19, Chiefs left a lot of points on the table.

    I can understand the frustration, but the defense shares some of that blame.
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    Kareem Hun had – what – 23 carries for 56 yards. Alex smith was 14-31 for a pedestrian amount of yards. Did the Chiefs even have 250 yards of offense? Defense played just fine. More than fine.

  17. Coach Vance Johnson looks like a cross between Geno Smith and Marcas Grant on NFL Network’s fantasy show!

  18. When Siemian rolled out to his right and threw the ball back across his body to the middle of the field into the waiting arms of the defense, it brought back traumatic memories of Brett Favre in the 2009 NFC championship game in New Orleans.

  19. Bears fan who watched Denver-KC last night and thought the Broncos were really the Bears in disguise.

  20. pauldeba says:
    October 31, 2017 at 8:26 am

    They stink. They got lucky they stole the Patriots’ Triple Crown in 2015 when Goodell called in the cavalry to steal the 4th Quarter in the Snow at Denver from them.
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    Totally different team back then. Apples to oranges. A lot can change in one year, let alone three seasons ago

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