PITTSBURGH – During the 13th offensive game of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Broncos were checked by a training staffer, quarterback Drew Lock bounced off the bench and mimicked the throwing speed to see if all his parts were working.
He fluttered his wings.
A second attempt was not necessary.
“It felt funny,” Lock said after the Broncos’ 26-21 defeat. “I wouldn’t blow it out in proportion to how funny it felt, but I’ve been throwing football all my life and I wouldn’t say it just seems normal off the bat.”
Lane was taken to the medical tent behind the bench and eventually to the locker room, where, like everyone else back home, the loss of the Broncos was seen on television.
The Broncos are 0-2, but uh-oh-2-2 may be a more appropriate description.
In just two weeks of the season, they have seen their quarterback, elite pass Rusher (Von Miller), top receiver (Kurtland Stun), best cornbuck (AJ Boy) and co-star Doddham (Philip Lindsay) go down.
Jeff Driscall was sacked by time quarterback Stevers 15th with 1:51 left in the fourth, Locke was long gone and the severity of his injury seemed like a trunk when he appeared for a post-game video conference with his right hand. In a sling. Two hours after the game, reports came out that Lok would be out for 2-6 weeks, but a league source said no schedule would be established until Lok took an MRI test on Monday morning and the diagnosis would be finalized.
“We’ll take it day in and day out,” Lock said. “I’m optimistic about it.”
It makes one person in the Broncos Country.
Even the most positive supporter should feel the tightening of the sugarcoat of near losses (by two and five points) and injuries (above) this year. The best teams are capable of overcoming some injuries, but defective teams like the Broncos are always doomed by poor health.
“A lot of people hurt us right now, but we’re going to come back from that,” Noah Fante said. “Especially since last year, we had a very resilient team (three) with different quarterbacks. We were able to settle down with Jeff (Sunday) and have a chance to win at the end of the game, which we have been thinking about all the time. ”
The Broncos were planning to keep LK full time. It ended on a third-7-play during the Broncos ’second possession.
Call it a 3.33 second call that can define the season… and derail it… and destroy it.
Steelers Elijah Wilkinson, outside the linebacker TJ Vatt, went to the right and found a hand on Lock’s ankle. But Locke stumbled and was torpedoed by outside linebacker Bud Dupree as he tried to regain his balance.
Football fumbled away.
The right shoulder is driven into the turf.
L’S’s fraudulent year ended in a prediction when he injured his throwing wrist while also trying to extend the play.
“You have to stay healthy as a quarterback,” he said. “Return to my style of play. I like to go out and run and do plays. ”
That aggression can be a boon to the Broncos ’offense as long as the lock remains available.
So what’s the plan with Lok?
The Broncos should play him safely with a player they believe can stop the quarterback chaos that has plagued the franchise since 2011. Under this principle, Locke should sit down in front of Tampa Bay on Sunday and in the New York Jets two nights later. That would give him 21 days between Pittsburgh and New England.
Diskel was signed to be a backup of the locks as the Broncos prefer its athleticism and accuracy. He had to show his athleticism and toughness as he was fired six times.
Driscall was 186-of-34 for 256 yards and two touchdowns. His intervention was on an acceptable throw that went into Sutton’s hands.
“I think in light of the circumstances, when you have a quarterback like Drew, (Driscall) doesn’t get as many backups in practice and plus we had a short week,” said coach Vic Fangio. “Instead of all this and against a good defense, I think he has done an admirable job and it will only get better if we have to continue with him.”
Drisk, who will need to save extra time in the hot tub on Monday, said: “As a backup quarterback, it’s my job to be ready at all times. I’ve prepared all week and my job is to give the team a chance to win. ”
The Stutters (2-0) hung around the Broncos, failing to keep them away after taking a 17-3 (second quarter) and 26-14 (fourth quarter) lead.
Melvin Gordon’s 16-yard touchdown catch was left behind at 7:43 and he cut a five-point lead.
Following Steelers Punt, Driscall took over his responsibility at the age of 18 with a 6:08 left. On the 38th, third and 11th of the Broncos, receiver Tim Patrick was penalized for a 17-yard pass interception by line-backer Terrell Edmunds. On the next play, Fent’s acrobatic sideline catch was cleared by 23 yards and a steers replay survived the challenge.
But the Broncos could not find the end zone. Driskell was placed 15th, 4th, 2nd and 2nd by the Edmunds.
“It was on me,” Diskel said of the bag. “I have to find a way to get the ball out of there.”
On uh-oh-and-2, the Broncos will have to find a way to win if they are sidelined. They almost beat Tennessee without Miller and Sutton. And they put up a tough fight against Pittsburgh without so many other players.
“We have proven that we can put ourselves in a position to win against two very good teams,” Fengio said. “We have to avoid (negative) sequences and it has a big impact on the game.”
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