The Denver Broncos aren’t doing great on offense, with either Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch at quarterback. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders isn’t happy with the performance of the offense as a whole, either.
Sanders said he wasn’t “pointing fingers at anybody” speaking on Pro Football Now, but he went on to criticize the team’s running game.
“It starts with the run game,” Sanders said. “We gotta be able to run the football because teams are coming out … teams are starting to play zone coverage, Cover 2. You gotta be able to run the football when they go and play us like that, when they’re dropping so deep into the curl, into the flat.”
The Broncos, with running backs C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker, rank 16th in the league in rushing yards and tied for 21st in yards per carry. They rank 23rd in total offense.
“We gotta be able to run the football, we’re trying to get to that point, [and] the moment we start running the football, we’ll become way more productive as an offensive unit.”
Sanders has caught 36 passes for 413 yards and three touchdowns in six games this season. Last year, he played in 15 games and caught 76 passes for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns. The Broncos will face the Texans next, a team that ranks 29th in the league in rush defense.