The Denver Broncos are 0-6 in the red zone through two games, with the team either settling for a field goal or turning the ball over on each of their six trips inside the 20-yard line this season.
So, what’s the solution?
Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson seems to believe it’s simply a matter of poor execution.
“It’s not all bad news,” Wilson said Wednesday. “I think we’ve been down there six times; we’ve had two fumbles on the one. We were down there on the one and we obviously can’t do that. That’s two of the six and we had a quick touchdown to Courtland [Sutton that wasn’t caught in bounds]. That’s three of the six. That’s pretty good — that could have been pretty good. We had the little flip toss to [Andrew] Beck, That should have been a touchdown, but we went offsides [which] can’t happen. That’s four of the six.
“The fifth one is probably the roll where I hit ‘E’ [Eric Tomlinson] on the sideline, and we were just barely out. That’s five of the six. Five of six isn’t bad. That’s how I look at it. It’s a game of inches, a game of discipline. It’s a game of doing things right and it changes the whole perspective of everything. Then we’re really kicking butt. The great thing is we are doing a lot of great things well. It’s just fine-tuning the details, and we have to get more touchdowns down there.”
Wilson pinned the blame on the players — as he should. The quarterback has backed his coach through two games. It’s not merely a matter of execution, though. Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett can improve his play-calling, too.
Denver has called too many passing plays near the end zone, and Hackett even admitted this week that the team should have a more balanced approach.
“Of course, you want that all across the field,” Hackett said Wednesday when asked if the team’s run-pass ratio should be more balanced in the red zone. “Whether it’s in the red zone, whether it’s in the field, whether it’s…
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Publish date : 2022-09-22 16:07:03
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