Broncos: Why Fans need to calm down about Trevor Siemian

Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) drops back to pass in the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) drops back to pass in the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in what was a great game. However, many fans are already crowning their new quarterback. They really should calm down for the moment and wait and see what happens next.

The game for Trevor Siemian, the Denver Broncos quarterback, was rather a poor game. Many of their fans are already crowning him the next Tom Brady. They really should slow down with their crowning of the young quarterback.

There is no denying that it was an extremely tough matchup for the young quarterback in his first start of his career. Carolina has a great team and a great defense. Expectations for Siemian should have been low, but a win with poor play doesn’t mean he needs crowned.

First of all, Siemian showed many of his faults and showed that he is a young unproven quarterback. Being unproven both helped and hurt him, as Carolina didn’t have any previous film to study him besides preseason games.

As for his faults, Siemian threw two interceptions. Both of them were his fault, though not solely his, and showed a major flaw. This flaw is one you don’t want a quarterback with the game manager title to have. Forcing throws.

His forcing throws lead to two interceptions, and nearly two other interceptions. First was on a screen, where all he should have done was take a sack, or move a little to open a passing lane. Instead he became a statue and tried to force a pass. It got tipped and Panthers ball.

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The second interception came when he should have just taken a sack. On a delayed blitz, rookie running back Devontae Booker failed to pick up the blitzer. Siemian should have seen the pressure, but he didn’t and tried to force it. Ball was drastically underthrown and Panthers ball.

As for the other two near picks on forced throws, one was broken up by Demaryius Thomas who was the intended receiver. Thomas was in double coverage with a third defender nearby. Siemian tried to force the pass there, and missed an open receiver to his left.

Now the final was probably the worst. He showed bad poise in the pocket, horrible decision-making, awful awareness and issues reading the defense. He had three open receivers, who had clear passing lanes. Instead, he went to a double covered receiver with a clogged passing lane. Tried to force it, tipped and nearly picked off.

There was a third near interception, but it wasn’t on a forced pass. It was Siemian not understanding proper touch on passes. He had an open Virgil Green for a touchdown and instead of lobbing the ball, he tried to bullet in there. Defensive end Kony Ealy tipped it and should have picked it off. This was a play that got them a touchdown in the preseason.

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Bad decision making, bad reads, bad ball placement and bad awareness were on display throughout the game. There were only a few passes of Siemian’s that were jaw-dropping. He was smart, quick, had enough zip on the ball and completed the pass. Issue is, they were surrounded by mistakes and issues.

Along with crowning him early, many fans want to hype Siemian up for his touchdown pass. Hey, it was a good play, but what Siemian did wasn’t anything special. He did what any quarterback should do. Stand, deliver and take the hit he knows is coming. C.J. Anderson and the blockers in front of him made the play.

Siemian is a young player and facing a tough matchup. He had some really good moments, but he a lot of really bad moments. That doesn’t mean he can’t grow and improve and become a better player. It doesn’t mean anything except he played a bad game.

There are 15 more games left in the season and Siemian showed that he can lead the team to win. That he can overcome poor play and still win. Nothing is wrong with that. Nothing is wrong with stating that fact.

Issue is, overrating play and crowning him something he will never be.  Trevor Siemian will never be the next Tom Brady. He will be the first Trevor Siemian. After one game, no one knows just how that first Trevor Siemian will be. He flashed potential of being great, but also flashed #3 quarterback play. What matters most is he lead the team to a win.

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So calm down. Wait and see what he does from here on out. And stop with crowning him something he will never be. He is still young and has tools to grow. Seeing poor play doesn’t mean he won’t grow. So, again, take a deep breath and wait and see what comes from in the near future.