Denver Broncos: 5 Player Questions vs. Ravens Answered

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DT took a lot of heat last week.

If we pull back to a reasonable view, Demaryius Thomas‘ dropped passes against Oakland mattered little in the Broncos victory.  His demise was overblown and overreported locally with our buddies at 104.3 The Fan doing their thing, pondering what the Broncos could reasonably get in trade for the veteran wideout.

Turns out they were premature on reporting Thomas’ downfall.

DT led the Broncos on Sunday with five catches for 63 yards.  He’d have had six for over 100 if not for a holding call on left tackle Garrett Bolles.  As a side note, that was absolutely holding on Bolles, he spun his man to the ground and laid on top of him.  It may not have impacted the play but that’s not a consideration.

Thomas sits second on Denver’s all-time lists for Touchdowns and yardage, behind Rod Smith and ahead of Shannon Sharpe, two beloved names from Denver’s back-to-back 90’s Super Bowl teams.  Why Thomas doesn’t get the same recognition as Smith and Sharpe defies logic.

DT has performed admirably in the orange-and-blue.  If he remains in Denver, he’ll likely end up the career leader in most receiving categories.

His fellow Emmanuel Sanders gets nothing but praise from fans and local media.  The same should be true of Thomas.