Yesterday, there was a report that Denver would be looking for a quarterback in the offseason. Really? Why? Their quarterback room is the envy of the rest of the league!
Who wouldn’t want any of the three gunslingers they have in there let alone all of them?! Anyway, before the Broncos-Colts game, Ian Rapoport from the NFL Network reported that the Broncos are going to look for a quarterback, either by the draft or free agency. Or both. And after the Broncos-Colts game, I can report there’s no need to do that.
No need to burn a high draft pick on someone who may or may not get it done. No need to scratch a fat check for a guy who may or may not fit in your system. They’ve already got the guy. 6’7, 240 pounder out of Arizona State. Brock Alan Osweiler, aka The Brock Lobster. HIT IT, Alvin!
Trevor Siemian started for Denver and the truth is, they didn’t jack with him under center. But, when he went down with a shoulder injury, Denver turned to Osweiler and he turned that offense into a Ferrari. First, he started things off with that spectacular 18-yard touchdown run.
For a second, I thought that was Michael Vick or Steve Young in Broncos gear. I mean, he made that look easy. I don’t know if it was his lightning speed, his cut-on-a-dime agility or the fact that he’s about 10 feet tall, but the Colts didn’t have an answer for him in the open field on that play. And they didn’t seem to be in a hurry to jump in front of that freight train as it barreled toward the end zone. Would you??
But Osweiler isn’t just about his wheels. The dude can sling it, too. And he did. There was his 22-yard TD hook up with Cody Lattimer that gave Denver the lead.
Freaking perfect location. He was fitting those passes into tight windows. And if you thought that was good, than this dime to Jeff Heuerman was even better.
How did he do that? Normally, I wouldn’t even ask that question because it’s like asking a magician to explain a trick, but Osweiler was happy to share: “It was one of those deals where he was actually No. 3 in progression, but the middle-of-the-field safety cheated to D.T. [Demaryius Thomas] and Emmanuel [Sanders] pre-snap — those guys were on the same side of the field — and the biggest thing was just getting a great fake with the back, holding that safety and then Jeff just did a tremendous job at the top of his route, and it was really just kind of hitting a wide-open guy.”
Making the game look easy. That’s what the great ones do. And that’s what Brock did last night. 12 for 17 for 194 yards, two touchdowns in the air, one on the ground, and no interceptions. Oh, and a passer rating of nearly 150. That was a game for the ages and one for the haters, too. He made that look easy, too easy. Then again, it was easy. He owns the Colts. He’s 3-0 against them, so maybe you start showing this dude a little respect?
And don’t even think about coming in here and tell me that the Colts are a terrible team who have blown a league-record 5 double-digit leads this season. I’m not interested in your opinion that they routinely get blown out in the second half and it happened again last night. Just like I don’t care that they’re 31st in points allowed this season. The reason why they didn’t have any answers for Brock Osweiler is because there are no answers for Brock Osweiler.
You could’ve had the 85 Bears out there last night and they were still getting torched. That’s just how good Brock Osweiler was. If Indianapolis looked hopeless last night, it’s because it’s hard to have hope when your mission is to keep a weapon like Brock Osweiler under wraps. The dude is 17 feet tall, with laser-like accuracy, and great open field speed. And even more dangerous that a normal Brock Osweiler is a Brock Osweiler having fun. And dude was having a blast: “I was a little kid having fun tonight. That’s really what it was. You guys all know — I’ve been on a little bit of a roller-coaster ride for the last two years. Just to go out there, “Thursday Night Football” with my teammates who I love, I was just having fun. I was going to lay it all out there. We always talk about around our building, you never know when it’s going to be your last play, your last game in this business. So just enjoy every moment, and that’s really what I was doing tonight.”
I’m glad he enjoyed that moment. I know I did. And I also know that if the Broncos are looking for their next franchise quarterback, they should go with the guy with the guys who’s been a quarterback for three franchises in 2017. I’m talking about the Lobster. Brock Lobster.