Denver Broncos: 3 Franchise Highlights for 2018

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2018 has not been kind to the Denver Broncos.  Roster and coaching questions will dog the team into 2019. There have been bright spots.

We’ve talked and talked some more about all of the negativity swirling around the Denver Broncos. We’ll do a quick recap:

Vance Joseph is not doing a good job but the Broncos would do well to evaluate the state of the Franchise from Ownership down before thrusting the team into further disarray with wholesale coaching changes that also don’t address roster deficiencies that fall under the purview of the General Manager that’s depleted a Super Bowl roster despite a strong 2018 draft.

Something like that.

If we’re honest, this season isn’t nearly the disaster that it seems to be.  After some early season struggles, some big-name players have established themselves as solid starters.  None more important than left tackle Garett Bolles.  At the bye-week people had begun to wonder whether Bolles hadn’t fallen into the “bust” category and was worthy of replacement on the line. Fast forward to week 16 and the best thing that can happen to an offensive lineman has happened to Bolles.

You never hear his name.  Not of false starts, not for holding, not for surrendering a sack.  Bolles has become persona-non-grata for NFL announcers and that’s quite a relief for the Broncos and their fans.

Likewise, Bradley Roby has settled into a force at cornerback.  If he and Chris Harris Jr. could remain healthy, the No Fly Zone is still a thing.  Inside linebacker Todd Davis seems to be in on every play and has been solid through a tough run of injuries to the linebackers.  Justin Simmons‘ two field goal blocks were cool.  Will Parks forced fumble/touchback on a sure touchdown may be the defensive play of the year.

We love to look back but this list is about looking forward and we think these three players give us hope for the Broncos future: