Osweiler on track to start Sunday night, for now

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As the Broncos deal with the first four-game losing streak of the John Elway era (front-office version), they continue to have an offense that continues to fail to get it done. But while, per a source with knowledge of the situation, Elway and coach Vance Joseph will consider all options, the initial thinking is that the Broncos will stick with Brock Osweiler.

Osweiler, generally speaking, received a surprisingly good assessment from Joseph for the quarterback’s first start with the team since late in the 2015 regular season. And if the goal, as Joseph suggested this week, was to cut the turnovers from four to two, mission accomplished; Osweiler had only two interceptions on Sunday.

Apart from the question of whether Osweiler should be benched is whether he’d be replaced by Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch. Siemian had a horrendous showing only six nights ago, which makes Lynch the more likely option.

But keep this in mind: Lynch has been back at practice for little more than a week after missing two months with a shoulder injury. Lynch has had no first-team reps since returning.

Then there’s this. The next opponent for the Broncos is the Patriots, in Denver. Two years ago, in Osweiler’s second career start, he beat the Patriots on a Sunday night. In Denver.

Yes, much has changed since then. But with the Broncos reeling and the team returning home and the Patriots typically struggling in Denver and no solid alternatives on the roster, the best bet could be the guy the Browns are paying nearly $900,000 per week to play for the Broncos.

37 responses to “Osweiler on track to start Sunday night, for now

  1. The reality of the situation is Denver doesn’t have a true #1 QB on its roster. I’ve said this for two years and maybe now Bronco fans will finally agree.

  2. How is this game not being flexed out of Sunday night? Who outside of Boston wants to watch the Patriots on extra rest beat the Broncos by 30? The Sunday night game should be New Orleans @ Buffalo, which happens to be the only matchup next week between two teams with winning records.

  3. wib22 says:
    November 5, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    he will beat the overrated patriots next week
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    Remember when you were typing away and gloating during the first half of the SB last year? That was awesome.

  4. The defense quit. Not sure if the offense quit or not because they’re too bad to tell if they’re actually trying. Elway should be canned for their QB situation and for hiring Vance. Vance should be canned by default.

  5. Everyone was criticizing Cleveland for not at least keeping Osweiler around. Then, he played to remind everyone how bad he is. Denver just needs to tank and get a real QB out of this draft (assuming Elway can evaluate one correctly, a big if right now) so that they stop doing this dance with bad ones and wasting this defensive personnel, today’s performance withstanding.

  6. billswillnevermove says:
    November 5, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Play Chad Kelly at this moment, you have nothing to lose???? QB sucks in Denver, all of them do, give Kelly a shot.
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    He might well be the future for Denver, but I thought he was on IR?

  7. Brock will need much more than a muffed punt, injury luck, and some cheap penalties to beat NE this time.

  8. Broncos vs Patriots will be a good game because it’s in Denver. Brady does NOT play well against Von Miller and the Denver defense, or in Denver in general. This will be a close game the Broncos defense could will their team to win. It’s a must win game for them if they want any chance at the post season. Yes the Pats are off a bye week but their defense is still suspect, so CJ Anderson could get going. CJ Anderson is a pain in the patriots side. I’d be shocked if the broncos defense played nearly a fraction as bad as they did today when they play the Pats.

  9. Hats off to John Elway. He wanted full control of football operations and he got it. How’s that working out for you Johnny? The Pats usually have trouble in Denver but the Broncos just haven’t got it this year. It actually seems like the Pats have to play there every year. I hope there isn’t any collusion with the schedule makers! That could really cost them.

  10. Brady does NOT play well against Von Miller and the Denver defense, or in Denver in general

    They don’t. But if the Denver defense next week is the same Denver defense that played today, NE will smoke them.

  11. derp363 says:
    November 5, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Broncos vs Patriots will be a good game because it’s in Denver. Brady does NOT play well against Von Miller and the Denver defense, or in Denver in general.
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    Agreed. In New England this is a blowout for the Patriots. In Denver, it’ll be close and Denver might win. Not that it will mean anything in the grand scheme of things – Denver ain’t going anywhere this year.

  12. Play Chad Kelly at this moment, you have nothing to lose???? QB sucks in Denver, all of them do, give Kelly a shot.
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    He might well be the future for Denver, but I thought he was on IR?
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    He is back practicing. The Broncos have 18 days to activate him to the 52 man roster.

  13. Brock Lobstah may have “only” had 2 interceptions, but he had several other brutal passes dropped by the defense. He made bad decision after bad decision and struggled badly with accuracy. The entire team stunk today, including the qb.

  14. Yes, Brady has a hard time against this Bronco team, but this is hardly the same team. I think the Pats squeak by them, like they did last year, in a low scoring game.

  15. billswillnevermove says:
    November 5, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Play Chad Kelly at this moment, you have nothing to lose???? QB sucks in Denver, all of them do, give Kelly a shot.

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    The donkeys should listen to the jills fanboy. If anyone knows about QB’s that suck it’s a jills fan. 20 years of playoff futility doesn’t happen by accident, does it?

  16. wib22 says:
    November 5, 2017 at 10:33 pm
    Not worrying about Denver, they don’t have a QB

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    Tommy doesn’t have the arm strength anymore, 2 yard outs is all he has

    To be fair, he has a muscle strain from wearing too many rings.

  17. wib22 says:
    November 5, 2017 at 10:33 pm
    Not worrying about Denver, they don’t have a QB

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    Tommy doesn’t have the arm strength anymore, 2 yard outs is all he has
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    Except he leads the league in yards per attempt. Get your facts straight before putting your foot in your mouth.

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