Football fans and experts argue that the Denver Broncos did more to lose their season opener than the Seattle Seahawks found ways to win.
The Broncos had several opportunities to go ahead if only they converted their red zone opportunities into touchdowns.
Unfortunately, they fumbled the ball on multiple occasions.
Denver also failed to call a timeout with time winding down in regulation.
He kept saying that the Broncos should call a timeout to talk things over while repeatedly gesturing the signal for stopping time.
Instead, Denver let the clock run until they had little time to work with.
That decision is a crash course in decision-making for new head coach Nathaniel Hackett.
Worst yet, the Broncos opted for the win via a long field goal try instead of allowing Russell Wilson to cook.
Fourth-quarter comebacks are nothing new to the one-time Super Bowl champion.
Therefore, there’s a chance he could have led the Broncos to a first down on fourth-and-five.
That choice led former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III to share his frustration with how things unfolded.
When you bring in Russell Wilson, you go for it on that 4th down. That was his moment, at his old home to be special or fail and they put it in the hands of the kicker. The BALL SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN RUSS’s hands.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 13, 2022
Griffin tweeted, “When you bring in Russell Wilson, you go for it on that 4th down. That was his moment, at his old home to be special or fail and they put it in the hands of the kicker. The BALL SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN RUSS’s hands.”
Broncos Chose The Quick And Safe Option
Brandon McManus was solid throughout the game.
However, even he is prone to struggling to convert a 64-yarder with thousands of eyes looking at him.
Doing so would have given him the second-longest field goal conversion in NFL history.
But the odds of leading the ball through the uprights from so far away are slim.
The Broncos think tank should learn to trust Wilson, especially in do-or-die situations.
After all, they paid $245 million for him to lead them to the promised land.