Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fading Fast

Another loss for the Broncos yesterday, and despite a fantastic 6-0 start, they are now 6-4 and I can see them finishing 7-9 or even 6-10. If they go into the final game of the season against KC at 6-9, I could see them drop that game.

I’m not sure what’s wrong, though I think that Simms is definitely not a quarterback that I want to see playing on the field. I liked him in Tampa Bay and hoped he’d compete for the starting job this year, but watching him against Washington and then San Diego, I think he’s just lost all his confidence and his timing is way off. That’s too bad for him and I hope he turns things around.

However I’m not sure what’s wrong with the Broncos. They can’t stop anyone, can’t stop turnovers, and seem to be unable to move the ball consistently. They’re failing in the red zone on both sides of the ball. I wish I could go back and review some of the earlier games and see if they’re playing differently or if other teams are figuring out things that let them take advantage of the holes in the Mike Nolan defense.

Where do they go from here? I’m not sure they can beat the Giants or Eagles, both physical teams that can run. I would like to think they can be Oakland and split with KC, but they’ll likely lose to the Colts. So my guess is they finish 8-8 like this:

Giants – L

KC – L

Colts – L

Oak – W

Eagles – L

KC – W

I’m not sure that gets them in the playoffs, and that Washington loss really hurts now. I could see them sweeping KC and possibly beating the Giants. 10-6 is still a possibility, especially with Philly being flaky at times.

My other team, the Cowboys, is not doing much better. With a 7-3 record, I could easily see them going anywhere from 2-4 to 5-1 to finish.

It’s going to be an interesting final 6 weeks.

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