November 6, 2008 11:30 PM
Broncos by a Thread
A Close Shave
The Broncos were and still are literally hanging by a thread. This is a team held together by duct tape and super glue and even a little chewing gum here and there. There are holes everywhere. They have no defense, no running backs and a wide receiver who still hasn't learned that it isn't all about him (more on Brandon Marshall later). Yet they still staged a 4th quarter comeback that was engineered largely by a frustrated quarterback and a fullback playing halfback, because, well, there isn't one.
What we have here is a scrapheap
The whole team currently looks like something you would find in Sanford and Sons front yard. How long they can hold that together is anybody's guess. The first half was about as ugly any ever played by a Broncos team. Brandon Marshall couldn't remember what a pass route looked like, apparently trying to think up his thwarted 4th quarter tribute to Barack Obama instead of actually playing the game on the field. Who knows when, or if, Marshall will ever grow up. I'm all for people being elated at the election of our nation's first African American President (count me among them) but there is a time and place for everything and an end zone celebration ain't it.
Trouble in paradise
So the Broncos are left with a small, slow defense that can't tackle, no running backs, and injuries piling up a rate that would fill an entire emergency room. Where to from here? You tell me.