It's no secret and (to the doubters) no surprise that the Denver Broncos are struggling to find an identity.
As we sit at the midpoint of the season, the men in orange have once again found themselves on the wrong side of the win-loss ratio.
But, never fear and keep the faith Bronco fans—we can turn it around.
First and foremost, the Denver Broncos must improve on the offensive line.
Yes, they have allowed Willis McGahee to break loose for three 100-plus yard games but, outside of that they have lacked the ability to open running lanes and have been regularly beat on passing downs. Orlando Franklin in particular must elevate his game if the Denver offense is to start clicking.
There is no secret to success for a young QB in this league: Protect his blind side and open holes for the run. This O-line has failed to do either with regularity.
Given the sheer size and ability of the Raider defensive front, if the Broncos continue with the poor level of blocking up front, it is going to be a long day for Denver.
Simply put, the defense for the Denver Broncos needs needs to tackle better.
The success that teams have found against the orange and blue have come by and large from yards after contact. Too often, runners have made it to the second level of this over-aggressive defense and have been met with halfhearted poor tackling.
The talent level on this defense—that includes future Hall of Famers Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins—is far to high to be turning the performance they have.
Given that they have (at times) looked quite good, the degree of consistency you expect at this level is just not there.
The formula in Denver when they have been successful has been to run the ball, effectively wearing down opponents for four quarters in the Mile High air.
Knowing this, head coach John Fox brought in power back Willis McGahee to compliment Moreno's slashing style of play. In his third and possibly last season in Denver, Knowshon Moreno has failed to produce at the level the Broncos have hoped for.
This—among yet another series of injuries for the third year back—has prompted Fox to promote McGahee to the featured role. However, given his age and lack of help from Moreno, it may be time to promote up-and-comer Lance Ball, and begin to move away from the Moreno experiment.
Running the ball equals controlling the clock and the pace of the game. It keeps your defense fresh and their defense tired. If healthy, Willis can give Denver a chance to win, but without help that chance may fade fast.
New Broncos head coach John Fox has a proven system of success. In order for it to work, the players must believe.
The offseason, or lack thereof, may be the largest reason for the struggles this season. The lack of time spent learning a new system has shown its ill effects across the league.
You can only fix this with time and experience with each other, so every opportunity must be utilized.
It seems that everybody has an opinion when it comes to Tim Tebow. So, I will toss my hat into the ring with my suggestion as well.
To fix Tim Tebow you need to stop trying to fix Tim Tebow.
Let him be himself and tailor the offense to his strengths. I know this is controversial, as Tebow's critics will point out that success is success. This kid knows how to win, so let him.
As always this is just my opinion, whats yours? Drop a line or a comment down below and let me know what you think and as always thanks for reading and for posting.