Gary Kubiak doesn’t say who starts at quarterback next game

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The Broncos had a clear plan in mind when it came to evaluating the two contenders for the starting quarterback job in their preseason opener on Thursday night.

Coach Gary Kubiak said that the team wanted to throw the ball a lot so they can “watch the decisions and those type of things” on film after the game. Mark Sanchez had 13 passes in the first quarter and Trevor Siemian put the ball in the air 12 times in the second, so the Broncos accomplished that task. Kubiak said both quarterbacks had good outings, but wouldn’t say whether Siemian will get the first look the next time around.

“I don’t know. I am kind of going day to day,” Kubiak said after the game. “[Sanchez] and Trevor get starter reps in practice every day. The we played our first group tonight, there’s no way we could get that done. We are going to play more next week. I’ll see how we do. We kind of have three games next week. We have two practices against the Niners and then play them on Saturday, so a lot of good evaluation will still take place next week.”

Regardless of who starts under center next week or next month, the Broncos also got a good look at what figures to be their biggest strength this season. Their defense pitched a shutout at Soldier Field and finished the evening with seven sacks and an interception, which is a good way to keep confidence high while sorting things out on the offensive side of ball.

21 responses to “Gary Kubiak doesn’t say who starts at quarterback next game

  1. OK lets put some things in perspective here:

    1) it’s the first preseason game.
    2) If your choices are Sanchez and Siemian and Sanchez isn’t the clear answer then you have problems
    3) Your defense pitched a shutout against the Bears, that’s mot saying much.

    Bronco’s finish under .500 this season.

  2. John Elway is running this franchise, and Kubiak was his hand-picked coach. That doesn’t mean Kubiak is making decisions that are this important to the franchise. The Broncos have three quality QBs. Paxton Lynch is the eventual starter. One of these guys could be wearing a different jersey in a month or so.

  3. “We’re going to play spin the bottle and the winner will get kisses from the losers”, Kubiak said after the game.

  4. News flash for all the Broncos hater/idiots, if you have half a brain in your collective domes, you should understand up close and personal how your predictions of 6-10 or 7-9 were ridiculously stupid. The broncos have the deepest, most talented roster across the board than any team in the NFL, including what will be the best defense in the league. Oh, and Raiderfan, I am just going to tell you this now so you can’t say you weren’t told, the Broncos are going to kick the ever living shiznit outta your boys in both games, and both games will be double-digit wins for the Broncos because you have NOTHING for us. Same with you, Chief fan. Your team got fat last season on a weak schedule. We are going to sweep the AFC West and be the No 1 seed in the AFC, again. Good day, ladies.

  5. black59razorblog says:
    Aug 12, 2016 9:09 AM
    News flash for all the Broncos hater/idiots, if you have half a brain in your collective domes, you should understand up close and personal how your predictions of 6-10 or 7-9 were ridiculously stupid. The broncos have the deepest, most talented roster across the board than any team in the NFL, including what will be the best defense in the league. Oh, and Raiderfan, I am just going to tell you this now so you can’t say you weren’t told, the Broncos are going to kick the ever living shiznit outta your boys in both games, and both games will be double-digit wins for the Broncos because you have NOTHING for us. Same with you, Chief fan. Your team got fat last season on a weak schedule. We are going to sweep the AFC West and be the No 1 seed in the AFC, again. Good day, ladies.

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    Wow!

    Lighten up, Francis.

    Perhaps you should partake in the legal recreational dope out there in Colorado. You are wrapped REALLY tight!

    I hope that you don’t own firearms.

    Is your face “Shanahan Red” as you are typing with such anger?

    Slow down and live, friend.

  6. Why do coaches pretend that they don’t know who’s playing better or who the starter is going to be? They are the HC, they should know their personnel top to bottom at all times. If the quarterback situation is so bad that Sanchez isn’t the clear choice, then you go with youth. At least IMO.

  7. I kind of like the predictions of doom and gloom. Makes the winning all that much sweeter. Right, Fader fans? Oh yeah, you wouldn’t know, lol.

  8. Kubiak What are you doing? Mark has 4 Playoff Wins and is an 8 Year Veteran who looked really good last night. Siemian has never thrown an NFL Regular Season pass and your basing your qb selection off a weeks worth of practice against the 49ers LOL

  9. black59razorblog says:
    Aug 12, 2016 9:09 AM
    News flash for all the Broncos hater/idiots, if you have half a brain in your collective domes, you should understand up close and personal how your predictions of 6-10 or 7-9 were ridiculously stupid.
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    bahahahaha!!!!!
    spoken like someone stuck at #’s 1 & 2 on the change curve.
    its ok, you will get over your shock, denial and anger at how much your cheating donkey team sucks the next few years.
    at some point you will learn to accept it.
    and when the scandals start, and with cheating elway in charge, they will, just try to accept that everything this team has accomplished was given and not earned.
    WWNFL – the FIX is in!

  10. Ted hurtz cuz Brady be serving his 4 games.

    #OnlyQBeverSuspended4cheating

  11. Here’s the deal: Denver picked up right where they left off the last time they played a game; SB 50. Except of course for one thing: They now have some decent QB play. All three showed far more then any of the Bears QB’s did, and the Denver defense is still simply smothering everyone who gets in their way. Malik who? The shots of Travathan on the sidelines showed a guy realizing that he was wearing the wrong uniform, and did anyone else notice how rookie 2nd round pick, Gotsis played practically the whole game, and was crushing the Chicago offensive line? It also seemed that Ray was dominating every down that he played. The bottom line is this: Sanchez looked very sharp, and Siemian did too. Lynch showed signs of what could become greatness. When was the last time anyone in a Bronco uniform threw laser strikes like that? All those NFL talking heads who have jumped on the Raider bandwagon may need to rethink that laugher. Denver takes its sixth straight AFC West crown in 2106. 22-0 on the road for crying out loud, and it wasn’t even that close.

  12. The QB situation in Denver is an issue but I think people are underestimating the defense. I think all throughout history and more recently the Seahawks and Broncos have showed defense wins championships.

  13. Sorry Ted Hurtz, cheating is reserved for the Patriots. The Brady/Patriots suspension/punishment was a lifetime achievement award for a rogue franchise that thought they were above the rules, and have had repeated infractions. The losers, like you, that continually mention the Broncos salary-cap penalty of the late 90’s are cherry picking an event that happened almost 20 years ago, and for which the team has already been punished. It also happened on the watch of an old regime, having exactly nothing to do with the current one. So stop trying to drag down other organizations to the Patriots pathetic level of cheating. It is reserved for only YOU.

  14. 130 yards of offense with 3 QBs taking a shot? My lab carried the ball in fetch last night more than the Bears offense did. Stifling D! Raiders may have to play Mack as Carr’s personal protector on O. Chiefs may need to bring in ol Betsy from the field to help out. Keep it up haters, we told you last season the Broncos enjoy being doubted.

  15. A few thoughts:

    Once again, (due to injury this time) Chicago’s O line is a mess. Going to be a long season for the Bears.

    Bronco’s didn’t play Miller, Ware, Talib, Harris at all. So the starting D was really wasn’t the starting D, and they still stuffed the Bears.

    Bronco’s D is very deep. 7 sacks.

    Bronco’s O, except for O-line and QB looks deep as well.

    Kubiak is saying he doesn’t know who will start to keep the QB’s competing, and to see how they do under pressure.

    Sanchez looked like Sanchez. Crisp, mobile, dumb pick.

  16. The Broncos are not going anywhere with that joke of an offensive line. Don’t be surprised if both Sanchez and Siemian end up in IR especially in a division with good pass rush.

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