Evaluating Broncos Current Starters
Three of the Broncos current offensive line starters struggled against the Buccaneers, and had their worst games. There shouldn’t be any question about if the three can bounce back or not. Odds are they will, and it was just a down game from them, which happens.
Russell Okung and Matt Paradis are studs, especially in the run game. So there is no reason to write either of them off after one bad game. This is especially true for Okung who hurt his lower back against the Bengals. Paradis has his issues, but he is still growing each game.
The third player is Michael Schofield who has found a home at right guard. Yes he has struggled some the last two games, but he was still the best linemen against the Buccaneers. Then against the Bengals he was moved to left tackle when Okung left the game. He has gotten a lot of praise from the coaching staff, which is very much deserved.
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The issues with the Broncos offensive line is Ty Sambrailo and Max Garcia. Neither one of them have played like NFL starting caliber offensive linemen. There is some reason to excuse Sambrailo, as the last tw0 games were the fourth and fifth games he has played in his career. Garcia on the other hand has struggled all season long.
Neither one should be given up on, but they need to start improving, or get benched. The Broncos can’t sustain success without the run game. They will need that to even be partially effective like it was last year in order to keep winning and give their defense rest when it’s needed.