There is one game left for the Denver Broncos, then the season ends. The best case scenario, Bronco ends 6-10.
Obviously, that’s not even close to the level of distinction of this franchise and suffice it to say, everyone – from executives to coaches and players – will go out of season with the special burden of being the first team in NFL history to win a Super. Go ahead and miss the qualifiers in each of the following five seasons.
Some off-season players will be hit with proverbial flames lit under their back legs. After a show by Justin Fields in Ohio Friday night against Clemson in a college football match, where Trevor Lawrence’s team was sent off with bias and with relative ease, Broncos fans are just eating their hearts in the endless act and torture of QB’s envy.
Drew Locke will be one of those players whose season will likely be inactive. No doubt he’ll take some much-needed R and R before returning to it, but Year 3 for Lock is cool.
It is possible that 2020 will be a success or failure and that Broncos has already decided his fate as a start. The tonalities on Lock will likely change when we hear from GM John Elway Monday about the end-of-season piston, but I doubt it. The optics indicate that Broncos will give the Lock an extra sway on the board On the premise that 2021 is a “do-or-die” chance.
On Thursday, Pat Shurmore, the Bronco’s attack coordinator, was hesitant to turn his gaze toward the off-season, especially with only one game left to play, and was extremely silent about his plan or Luke’s advice. But he hinted about it.
“I think the important thing for all players, especially players who have gone through seasons like this – in my opinion, this is kind of a first year season for him, is to come back and take a breath,” said Shurmore. “Then we’ll go back and research and reassess everything and try to bring ourselves back to the mental part of every situation and say, ‘Okay, let’s talk about this.'”
Wait, coach’s first piece of advice is to take it easy? While this may seem counterintuitive to the two-digit loss team midfielder, this may be what the Doctor asked Lock to recharge and restart.
“I think that’s it, just go back and think about everything that happened, and then we’ll sit down and give him a detailed plan for how to move forward,” said Shurmore. “Again, I don’t know what it’s going to look like out of season yet. Hopefully we’ll get over all of these COVID things, so we can work together here in the off-season, physically.”
If it were up to NFLPA President JC Tretter (the Cleveland Browns Center), there would be no OTAs in the field, no pre-dismissal, and Zoom’s life would continue. Nevertheless, the NFL has proven it can outpace the risks of the affected season and keep players safe. While many, many players have contracted the virus, fortunately, there have been no severe hospitalizations or worse.
A few coaches have been closely involved with COVID-19, including Bronco’s defense coordinator Ed Donatello, who has missed six matches and has been hospitalized this season. But the players, being world-class athletes as they are and considering the relative age demographic, took a breath and were under the weather but bounced back.
The NFL will remain in a wait-and-see mode regarding Offseason training but Tretter’s goal of wiping out everything except for training camp and regular season remains a possibility depending on what happens with the pandemic over the next few months.
“I’d like to be able to turn off these pizzes – I’m finally learning how to hit the unmute button, and it’s been since March, but you just have to go back and re-evaluate,” said Shurmoor.
Regarding Lock, Shurmoor closed by saying, “Think about it and think about it – these are things I could have done better; these are things that I have done well. I have a list of things to discuss, and I will do to maintain your privacy at this point.”
Luke himself said earlier this week that his full season’s sample size of experience and the game bar would be an unmatched resource for him as a tool for improving this season. Of course, his first focus on improvement will be focusing on areas of his game that are still raw or imperfect. Here are some suggestions.
- Throw / platform mechanics.
- Find out the scheme.
- Read the defense before the hijacker.
- Read coverage after the hijack.
- Use eyeshadows for better safety control and control.
- Deep ball accuracy.
- make a decision.
The latter would be difficult to fix without time in the mission and augmenting live lead reps in staggering games. After all, there’s a reason brokers often get into the league and throw in so many objections just to gradually reduce it.
Requires exposure to fire. QBs have to go through the crisis in real time in order to infer how they will react to a given situation; Which is always random and unique in time and space.
It comes with experience and maturity. The problem with Locke is that if he doesn’t discover the other things I mentioned above, you will continue to pursue him and exacerbate his decision-making process.
All he can do is eat an elephant thorn one by one. Take it out of the inch, it’s belts. Next to the yard, it gets tricky.
We’ll see how committed Broncos is to continuing to stand by Lock while the learning curve navigates by trial and error. First, Brass will closely monitor the team to see how Locke punctuates his second season versus Las Vegas Raiders.