Mark Gaughan’s Play to Watch: Trevor Siemian executing Denver’s quick game
There are two reasons Denver probably will want to get the ball out of Trevor Siemian’s hands quickly vs. Buffalo. 1, The Broncos are at less than full strength at offensive tackle. 2, The Bills figure to protect deep against the dangerous duo of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Siemian is no Captain Checkdown. His toughness in the pocket in waiting for deep routes to develop won him the job last season. But he is taking what defenses give him. Siemian was 21 of 25 with four TDs on passes of 10 yards or less against Dallas. Above is a play Denver ran against a Chargers' two-deep defense in Week One. All five receivers ran a 6-yard stop route. Siemian (13) picks the soft spot. Like any young QB, Siemian will make a wrong pre-snap read on occasion. On this play he threw to the running back on the far left, rather than to Thomas (88), matched with a linebacker. It was almost picked off. Maybe the Bills can lure Siemian into a mistake.