Russell Wilson identifies reason behind Broncos' struggles

Wilson hasn't had a great start to his Broncos tenure.

by Dzevad Mesic
Russell Wilson identifies reason behind Broncos' struggles

Russell Wilson thinks the third quarters are where the problems start for the Denver Broncos offense. This past Sunday, the Broncos suffered another low when they lost at their home against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Broncos had a 10-7 lead at halftime, before they went scoreless in the third quarter.

In the end, the Broncos ended up suffering a 22-16 loss in overtime. This season, the Broncos went several times without scoring a single point in the third quarter. The Broncos own a disappointing 3-7 record and Wilson feels coming out slow after halftime is the big reason why.

Wilson on the reason behind the Broncos' struggles

“Our third quarters have been part of why we are where we are. It’s not even a part of it — it’s a big part of it. I think we’ve had pretty good first halves for the most part, decent.

Some better than others, but the third quarters have slowed us down tremendously. “So that’s something I’m focused on over the next few days and going into this game [at Carolina] and the rest of the games we have this year.

And hopefully we can turn it around," Wilson explained, as quoted on Pro Football Talk. Before the Raiders game, Broncos head coach Nathaniell Hackett decided to give the playcalling duties to passing-game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak.

But even that didn't help the Broncos to find some offensive rhythm. "I want to do whatever I can to help this team. We’re so close.We continually talk about this over and over again – couple plays here and there, and there’s a lot of different outcomes.

And I have to look at myself first, see if there’s something that I can do to give some kind of a spark to the offense," Hackett said, when defending his decision. This week, the Broncos are playing the Carolina Panthers on the road.

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