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Von Miller simply couldn't believe this was the Denver Broncos' defense. from zhangzk's blog

Neither could Chris Harris Jr. Quinton Bell Oakland Raiders Jersey , Shane Ray or anyone else on that side of the ball.A 34-16 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday in which they allowed 512 yards — including a whopping 323 on the ground — had the Broncos wondering what went wrong."We're usually a pretty stout defense," Miller said. "Today, we weren't. We got gashed over the top two or three times today. Yeah, it was a rough one."Denver came in with the 17th overall defense, but was eighth against the run. Watching Isaiah Crowell scamper all over the field for a Jets-record 219 yards on 15 carries was stunning."We start fast, but we can't maintain it," Harris said. "They ran the ball great today and we gave up too many big plays in the passing game. We can't allow a team to run the ball like that. That's not our standard."No, this definitely isn't the Orange Crush.These Broncos were simply crushed."Too many big plays," Harris said. "We have to rally the troops and start from square one. We have to figure out who wants to be here and who wants to change this. I'm all in. I want to win."Denver has now lost three straight and was coming off a defeat to Kansas City in which the Broncos blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead."It's very frustrating," Ray said. "We're trying to be the best team that we can possibly be. And today, we didn't put it all together. We didn't put it together well at all. I don't know what it is team-wise or what's going on. This is not who we are."This isn't even the team we were last week."In this one, the Jets turned the ball over on their second play from scrimmage when Adam Gotsis knocked the ball out of Bilal Powell's hands and recovered at New York's 20. Three plays later, Case Keenum found Courtland Sutton in the end zone from 8 yards out to give Denver a 7-0 lead.The Broncos kept the Jets off the scoreboard in the first quarter, but then New York took advantage of an ugly 20-yard punt early in the second by Colby Wadman, who replaced the injured Marquette King. Crowell took the handoff, scooted to the left sideline and zipped into the end zone for a 77-yard touchdown.On New York's next possession, Sam Darnold found Robby Anderson streaking down the field uncovered and connected for a 76-yard TD that put New York ahead 14-7 with 10:46 left in the half."Anyone who saw the game knows it wasn't good enough," safety Justin Simmons said. "It's not what we do. We've got to be better. It wasn't anything we weren't expecting. We were undisciplined. We weren't gap sound in the run game. Credit to them for making the plays, but it wasn't anything that had us rattled. We just didn't make the plays that we had to."And this was against a Jets offense that had struggled mightily the last few weeks.They had only 178 total yards in a 31-12 loss at Jacksonville last Sunday, including just 34 on the ground."It's one of those moments where you really can't put words to it Quinton Bell Jersey 2019 ," Ray said, "because, obviously, I felt like this is a team we should beat — no disrespect to them."The Jets' offensive line not only opened holes all day for the running game, but it kept Darnold's jersey mostly clean.Denver had just one sack, shared by Derek Wolfe and Domata Peko, and Miller had his third straight game without taking down a quarterback."I feel like we've been close all season, but they don't keep track of being close," Miller said. "They keep track of stats — turnovers, sacks — and I just haven't been worth anything the last couple of weeks."While the Broncos were clearly angry about the loss, coach Vance Joseph insisted the locker room will be OK — and the team will be able to turn it around quickly."It's not going to be difficult, guys," Joseph said. "We're not going to fall for the noise. We came into this game on a short week after an emotional loss on Monday. We can't surrender to this. That's what the public thinks. That's what the perceptions are. We have no excuses today. We didn't play good and it showed up."That team wanted it more than our football team today."Next up for the Broncos are the high-scoring Los Angeles Rams, who will present another test for a defense that is looking for a rebound."I'm ready," Harris said. "I don't care who we play. Whoever I have to guard, line them up. I'm ready to do my thing."Football Outsiders: Raiders WR Jordy Nelson can be ‘effective complement’ to Amari Cooper The good folks at Football Outsiders have answered several questions for us here at Silver and Black Pride, and two of the questions/answers were posted on Monday and Tuesday. Those questions dealt with the coaching staff, but from here on out they will deal with the players.Today’s question focuses on the Raiders’ upgraded receiving unit. Look for more Football Outsiders questions on Thursday and Friday.S&BP: The Raiders have added plenty in the wide receiver corps this offseason. They now have Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant, Ryan Switzer and Marcell Ateman. How do you see these players fitting in this year and which do you believe will have the most impact and why?I say Cheap Quinton Bell Jersey , if “Slotty McTryhard” isn’t the funniest thing I’ve heard all day, I don’t know what is. For more examples of Slotty McTryhards, see the New England Patriots, who utilize about four of them every year.Plenty of NFL experts are pessimistic about Jordy Nelson, given his age and the fact that he had a pretty awful year in Green Bay last season. But camp reports have been stellar, and Football Outsiders seems to believe in Nelson’s ability to become a major part of the Raider offense. We’ll find out more on Friday, with the starters playing extended minutes against Nelson’s old team, the Packers.As for Bryant, Jon Gruden was not pleased with his grasp of the playbook nor his lack of consistent availability to practice, so his time with the Raiders got started off on a bad note. But he had a pretty good game against the Lions and will get more chances to shine against the Packers, who have elected to play the season without any cornerbacks.It’s puzzling to me now and was puzzling to me last year why the Cowboys didn’t use Ryan Switzer more in the passing game, but I am not privy to Cowboys practice tape and I will defer to Jason Garrett on this one. I’m not sure the Cowboys offense had a plan or an identity of any kind last year. What I do know is that Switzer caught a diving TD against the Lions and is currently battling Griff Whalen to be our Slotty McTryhard.The Raiders may keep six wide receivers, and Marcell Ateman has a good shot to be the sixth guy. He’s showed flashes this preseason and he has the size to be a legitimate red zone threat. It’s true that he will have to make his mark on special teams because he just won’t get enough offensive reps to be worth the roster spot otherwise.Of course, all this is dependent on Amari Cooper being that bona fide number one receiver. It is he who will get the bulk of the attention from opposing defenses, and he who will enable these other wideouts to get advantageous matchups. In a four-wide set you’d have a linebacker or a safety on one of these guys, and Derek Carr will eat that coverage for lunch. There is so much more talent now than last year at the receiver position, as long as they all fulfill their potential.


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