The Denver Broncos avoided a humiliating nine-game losing streak on Sunday. Broncos coach Vance Joseph credited the team’s coaching for their efforts in ending the win drought.
“The coaches and the coordinators had a hell of a day in helping us play complementary football,” Joseph said, per the team’s official website.
Joseph then specially called out offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave for his work getting quarterback Trevor Siemian prepared to play.
“I thought Trevor played a very efficient brand of football for us. I thought Bill Musgrave called an excellent game,” Joseph added.
Joseph’s compliments are especially encouraging for the coaching staff considering many coaches are operating under the assumption that their job might be in jeopardy at the end of the year.
Make no mistake, though, the primary reason why the Broncos won is because the team finally came out on top in the turnover battle. The turnover-happy Broncos had zero giveaways in Sunday’s 23-0 win over the New York Jets. Denver forced two takeaways in the Week 14 victory.
The Broncos’ defense illustrated what they have for the majority of the season. Denver’s defense is one of the top units in the NFL. Turnovers and inefficient offense is what’s plagued this team. In Week 14, the Broncos showed noticeable improvement in both those areas.