It just hurts to see how many ways it is being used Denver Broncos They can throw a game in their current position. Even with their defense holding Derrick Henry to just 53 yards, and even after finishing the first half with a ten-point lead, they couldn’t bring him home.
Of course, crime was not without bright spots today. There was Jalen Virgil’s first career catch, which resulted in a 66-yard touchdown.
When Virgil met the media on Sunday, he excitedly broke the record-breaking moment. Ross saw something and checked it out. I had a wide vertical road and they lost me in coverage. Ross hit me at the right time and I managed to get it done.”
Hopefully, this will be Virgil’s first personal success.
He said, “It seems like a great starting point for me, obviously because it was my first game, my catch and everything like that. So, it seems like a great starting point for me. I want to do everything I can to build on it and keep the momentum going.”
Unfortunately, we all know how the bulk of the game went. Russell Wilson was sacked six times for a loss of 39 yards. We’ve had more injuries. On the defense side, linebacker Josie Jewell said they could have forced more turnovers. “I think we could have had one or two more. We just need to keep striving for these shifts,” he said.
I’m not sure how much I agree that the defense should work harder, though I do applaud Jewell’s humility and sportsmanship. And since I mentioned earlier that this defense only held Derrick Henry to 53 yards, I’ll come back to that. Henry was the main focus of the defence, according to Jewell.
“Yeah, that was first base for us,” he confessed, “take it down first, and then I hope you make one pass.”
When asked how it feels to be 3-6 now, Jewell shared a few words from Courtlandt Sutton’s post-game talk. “The pitch had a great talk today after the game about not just coming here and unchecking the box, and that’s what we’re going to do… We’re going to go to work and we’re going to try and hone our craft as best we can and keep grinding every day and trying to get better,” he said.
While sharing his frustration with the game’s results, LB Jonathon Cooper also praised the opposing team’s efforts. “You obviously saw they knew us on the field and got where they wanted to go. They made plays too. You have to give credit where credit is due. We’re a good defense, but they’re also a good offense and a good team.”
Cooper didn’t seem to think losses were easier to deal with because they were such close scores. However, he mentioned finding inspiration from Courtlandt Sutton’s speech just as he did Josie Jewell.
“It’s frustrating. Losing is bad and everyone accepts that, we know losing is bad. We know we’re a better team than our record shows,” he admitted, “but I feel like Cortlandt said exactly what we need to hear after the game and he was talking to us. We have to take it week by week.” And we work hard.”
“Obviously these five games are one result. It’s frustrating, but we have to take it week by week and keep working hard, and at the end of this thing we’ll look and see what we’ve done.”