Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday's Quick Takes: Broncos Handle Chargers

Quick Takes: +Denver Broncos at +Chargers:

Peyton Manning with Broncos Coach, Jack Del Rio
First thing of note right off of the start of the game. Former Chargers player, Quentin Jammer saw significantly more time. Many would assume that it was because he played on the Chargers for so many years. Maybe? We would presume that it was partly due to Duke Ihenacho not being active after hurting his ankle in the last game versus +Washington Redskins. An injury that, by video, is probably fairly significant even after the bye week rest. Savvy vets like Mike Adams and Jammer are certainly good to have in that secondary. 

Hammer Woodyard (52) Denver Broncos LB
The combo of Broncos LB's, +Kentucky Wildcats Athletics of "Hammer" Wesley Woodyard and Danny Trevathan had 22 tackles combined. Great performance as we see this defense continue to gel the more time they have together. Loved how Interim Head Coach, Jack Del Rio handled a game and position that really is a lose, lose situation. If the potent Broncos do not continue to perform as expected, he is not doing his job which is a very unfair label when he assumes responsibility as Head Coach as well as retains his current position. Broncos came through in a tough position after a bye week of distractions with the health issues of the Head Coach, John Fox and the ball control focused offense of the Chargers. Not only that aspect of the Chargers, but also facing a coach that is very familiar with the Broncos, in Mike McCoy.

More posts to come as some numbers and players takes come in from the win today. Broncos improve to 8-1 with a prime time match up hosting the first place +Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night, a week from now.

"Beybey" Demaryius Thomas (88) scores 1 of his 3 TD's
at the San Diego Chargers. WR of the Denver Broncos
Beybey Thomas had 3 TD's today and played extremely well with the less than average chances and plays than the Broncos offense is accustomed too. The 4 minute drill of the Broncos to run the clock out was a fine thing to see when up by a possession score and not allowing the team to even get a chance at the end.


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Video from +NFL Network of Beybey Thomas's brilliant TD in 1st Half to get ball across goal line.