The Denver Broncos offense, led by quarterback Trevor Siemian, is a work in progress.
They already do look like they can score points more quickly under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. That said, for all of the talk about “attacking” and scoring tons of points, this team is mostly flourishing the same way it did in 2015. They’re running the ball very effectively and playing excellent defense. The passing game will probably never look like it did during that prolific 2013 season, but it could do to be a bit more explosive.
Still, Siemian thinks they’re making progress and there’s one key stat he’s very proud of.
“Trevor Siemian points to being good on third downs as a positive to the offense during the first four games,” wrote BSN’s Zac Stevens.
The Broncos have completed 46.7 percent of their third down attempts – 28 out of 60. That’s the fourth-best mark in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers are the No. 1 team in that category, converting 51.9 percent of their third downs, though they did just get to play the New England Patriots, who have the league’s worst defense.
Siemian knows that they need to improve in another key area: Scoring in the redzone.
“Siemian will head back to Northwestern this weekend,” wrote Denver7’s Troy Renck. “He’s happy with third down conversions. Red zone must improve.”
He posted a short video of Siemian’s press conference on Wednesday, where the young quarterback touched on some of the things he’s considering as he works to improve.
“[I’ll] look at all the turnovers,” Siemian said. “The bad things that have happened. Look at the things we’ve done well. I think the thing about this is that it’s kind of a small sample size, so you don’t want to look too much into anything, but yeah, it’s good for all of us.”
When asked about Siemian, coach Vance Joseph kept it simple, per Renck.
“He’s 3-1,” Joseph said.
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