Denver Broncos confident in Cortlandt Sutton, KJ Hamler – Denver Broncos Blog

Englewood, Colorado. – In a passing league rich with wide impact receivers producing one highlight reel after another, the Denver Broncos remain extreme.

Heading into Week 10, the Broncos have one wide receiver that is among the league’s best 63 in receptions: Courtland Sutton. And after eight games, the Broncos wide receivers only have four touchdown catches combined. That’s also four times less than Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills and Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders individually.

However, Broncos general manager George Button believes that Sutton will regain some of his early season momentum and that Jerry Goody and KJ Hamler can still thrive. Much to the point when other general managers asked about the availability of some wide receivers for the team before the trade deadline, Patton flagged it down.

“We’ve had a number of calls on our receivers and some other jobs,” Patton said. “We wanted to keep our talented young receivers. We started to get some rhythm in the last game against Jacksonville and felt good about where we were going. We’re heading in the right direction.”

Sutton is on the same page.

“I always expect to make plays to help us win, I just feel like I want to be perfect for this team,” said Sutton. “[I] I want to help us get on the right track, score points, win matches… I want this role and I don’t want to look back. [this season] He kept saying “we had opportunities” or “we’re close” and didn’t take advantage of them. ”

For most of the first eight games, Sutton was the target of quarterback Russell Wilson on the outside as Hamler was on the field counter while returning from offseason hip and knee surgeries. Sutton leads the team in goals (62), including at least seven in each of the Broncos’ first five games, at least 10 in three of those games.

But defenses have certainly noticed, too, Sutton’s rolling style for most of the past month — Sutton has two, three and one reception in the last three games in a row — and coach Nathaniel Hackett said one branch to get more production from others might give Sutton more room to work.

“we do not want [defenses] To be able to track Cortlandt—we don’t want defenses to be able to track any of our receivers—we want to move them,” Hackett said. “We want them to be versatile so it’s more efficient and making some of those plays with Courtland and others, we can create some space.”

For the next nine games, the remaining Broncos – first and second round Broncos in the 2020 draft – will have a vote of confidence remaining over Gowdy and Hamler. Jeudy is an excellent track runner with three touchdown catches, but he has struggled to stay consistent. He’s leading the team in downs this season, and some opposing defensive coaches have privately said they believe his early game frustrations affect his long-term performance.

“I can keep working at it,” said Judy. “…just make the plays, keep my technique, and do things the right way.”

Conscious of trying to bring Hamler back safely from his two surgeries, the Broncos have been the catalyst for some of their biggest plays, even with limited playing time.

The Broncos have caught six passes for at least 45 yards this season, and Hamler has three of his seven receptions this season. In the Broncos’ victory over the Jaguars in London, the offense found particular success when Hamler and rookie Greg Dolcic, who did not play in the team’s first five games due to a hamstring injury, attacked the Jacksonville defense from the same side. from formation.

The two combined for six receptions and 139 yards and had the longest receptions in a Broncos game – 38 yards for Dulcich and 47 yards for Hamler on the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. Since returning in Week 6, Dulcich has had the team’s longest touchdown run – 39 yards – to go with eight receptions for at least 25 yards in those three games.

“What I believe is our team is picking up some momentum,” said Wilson. “Every season I’ve ever played you have to pick up momentum. There’s a moment in time where it clicks, and hopefully that’s the beginning.”

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