Broncos, Raiders, Mike Reiss discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz
We'll talk to you soon. All right now on Colorado's morning news. It's a beautiful Monday morning. When the Broncos went on Sunday and yesterday, they came up clutch at the end Brandon McManus for the win snap placement. Mcmahon has has it up? Six. This place is a madhouse ass kicker. Brandon McManus he putting up the game winning kick with just six seconds to go in the game. And the Broncos are two and right now, boys. The Broncos Dave Logan is on the live line with this. Good morning. Dave. Boy, I tell you what that was a heck of a it. It's like the Broncos couldn't get out of their own way. But when it came down to getting it done, they did they got it done. You know, you look at the first half. I think they had five possessions. Four of them were three and outs. As you said, they couldn't get anything going on offense or down twelve nothing. But I thought the second half they came out made made a bunch of plays. They had four possessions in the second half all scoring drives. And the last two I mean, they did exactly what they had to do. The raiders had opportunities to win that game. I mean, they dropped passes. And they played like a team that didn't expect to win the Broncos frankly played like a team that thought they would find a way to win down the stretch. Did you have concerns about the defense after the first half? Well, I think April there on the field too long. I think it was it was hottest game in Broncos history. So so when you put that in you factor that into start with and then you said the defense was on the field for more than twenty minutes and thirty seconds of a possible. Thirty minutes of the first half. I thought they were down a little bit. Yes. I mean, there's always concerns about you know, when when teams moved the ball you look at the defense to say what's going on. But the offense didn't hold up there into the bargain in the first half. I also think that we have a really high grading level when it comes to the Broncos defense. I mean, they gave up twelve points in the first half. And even though the raiders made some plays. They kept them in the game. Because they force him. We kick field goals a couple of times. So I just thought they were out in the field way. Too much in the first half. Dave Jared Valdeir there, right? Tackle goes out then Indu concussion protocol. And it just seemed like the offense of line. Didn't miss a beat even when that happened. How do you evaluate the way that unit played? Well, again, I think it's really I think it's two straight weeks. Mike that they played pretty well. Now, they couldn't get anything going on way in the first half. Right. Run the ball, and they really had a hard time protecting as well. But I think generally speaking, I don't ever I don't it hadn't seen the tape of the game. But generally speaking when you take into consideration how they played last year and how they played the first two games this year. I mean, they they've played pretty well protected case they wind up rushing for one hundred sixty eight yards. They did at a fifty three yard run by Philip Lindsay, which helped that average right, but still own all I think the offensive line has played well case had a kind of a sort of an uneven game. He had a lot of drop passes those to which was frustrating. But again when it came to getting them down the field getting it done. He did that he's got that almost like that. Just that drive saying I've got to take it upon myself with my teammates to get what we finally need. Yeah. He's you know what I just a game. Or he's a guy that he can go through stretches. This'll be my valuation. Case in two games. Right. Really early in his Broncos career, but he can go through stretches where you're like. Okay. Maybe this is not going to be his day. Or what is he doing? Or what what did he see on that play? And then just when you start to wonder whether or not it's going to happen. He'll step up make throws. He'll hold the ball. The west minutes. You'll take a shot in the pocket deliver the ball. With accuracy. I agree. I thought too many dropped passes. They've got to get that cleaned up for sure. But listen to the last two drives we haven't seen a lot of that in Denver. The last couple of years in terms of fourth quarter comebacks with pressure to lose the game. If you don't get it done, and they've been able to do it and go Brandon McManus. All right. We'll chat with you ahead of the ravens game on Friday. Dave, thanks. Thank you, much, seven forty six more sports now with Mike Reiss. Yeah. As we.