gettyimages 845851200 e1505227022864 Broncos Realize They Need Better Pass Protection

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos eluded a crushing collapse thanks to Shelby Harris. Trevor Siemian dodged injury — no thanks to his new tackle tandem.

A restless few hours after watching Siemian get clobbered in Denver’s 24-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Vance Joseph called out his offensive linemen for their poor pass protection.

Quarterback Trevor Siemian #13 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Corey Liuget and defensive end Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 11, 2017, in Denver. (credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

“Our backs ran north-south and found some open space to run. That part was very impressive as far as the running game. The pass protection was not that good,” Joseph said Tuesday. “Again, we were facing two elite rushers in (Melvin) Ingram and (Joey) Bosa. We knew it was going to be a chore, but we have to be better there.

“It was too much pressure on Trevor. There were too many whiffs as far as blocking those speed rushers. It’s got to get better.”

Siemian was hit nine times, not what general manager John Elway envisioned when he reshaped his O-line this offseason by drafting left tackle Garett Bolles in the first …read more

Source:: CBS Denver – Sports

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