Trevor Siemian says things are 'clicking for me' in Broncos' QB battle

Lynette Rowe
August 12, 2017

Outside of the penalties tonight I was impressed with both guys. "But I will give them enough to play well".

Trevor Siemian's final stat line was six completions on seven attempts for 51 yards. And the plan is to continue to let Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch compete through the coming week, which will include two days of full practices at the team's suburban Denver complex, two days of joint practices against the San Francisco 49ers and the August 19 preseason game at the 49ers. "It's a difference between putting players out there and not having them ready to play versus helping them with scheme". For the Broncos, the same can be said about one quarterback: rookie Kyle Sloter, who went 5-for-6 for 94 yards and a touchdown.

If you watched even a small portion of the game last night, you probably noticed very quickly that despite both teams' colors being blue and orange, there was more yellow on the field than either other color as penalties ran rampant throughout the game. Their work in training camp is weighted heavily in the evaluation, but their performance Thursday and next week at San Francisco will count the most. However, the offense wasn't great for the rest of the game, and Joseph knows why.

"Obviously, they're somewhat disenchanted that Trevor Siemian has not taken charge of the quarterback competition and Paxton Lynch seems not to have advanced much from the problems he had in his rookie year of 2016", Clough said.

On the night, playing with the second and third-team units, Lynch went 6-for-9 for 42 yards and a 77.1 passer rating through the air.

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Sloter played quarterback at the University of Northern Colorado.

"There's a fine line there", McCoy said. ". After next week we can kind of sit down and talk about if there is separation between the two guys". The biggest factor? Decision-making without a script. Similar to what we saw at the end of the year.

McCoy's system, which will resemble the one he ran in Denver when he was coordinator from 2009-12, will change - quite often, he said - and is created to be "explosive" and "uptempo" and put points on the board early and often.

If Sloter-to-McKenzie develops into a trend as the play of the day, it will either be one of the most unexpected stories in Denver sports history, or bad news for the Broncos' quarterback competition. "That's a common theme all over the place; it's just how well can you do it". "And we only got a couple tries out of it with that first group, so I thought there were some really good things there". It should also provide clarity in the quarterback race.

"I was satisfied", Joseph said of the quarterbacks.

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