“I think we’re all 3-5. (Quarterback Case Keenum) He’s a 3-5 quarterback right now, I’m a 3-5 coach and we’re a 3-5-football team. Can I coach better? Yes. Can he play better? Yes. Can his teammates play better? Absolutely. We’re all 3-5. Hopefully we can get this thing turned in the next two quarters.” Coach Vane Joseph had to say this when asked if Denver’s quarterback Keenum is playing at the level they expected when the Broncos signed him.
Now heading into the second half of the season, one thing’s for certain, no one knows what to expect of this team down the stretch. The Broncos failed to split their division series with the Kansas City Chiefs a game they needed to win in order to remain competitive within the AFC West.
The now 3-5 Denver Broncos have decided to move on from perennial wide-receiver Demaryius Thomas by trading him to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round and seventh-round NFL draft picks. The Broncos receiving corps is stacked with talent in DaeSean Hamilton, Isaiah McKenzie, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick.
Though the departure of Thomas is a hard one to accept, it’s understandable for a constant change in business and it’s never personal. To make things a bit interesting, the Broncos decided to let Thomas go less than a week before the Broncos host the 5-3 Texans this Sunday at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
Houston is coming off of a five game winning streak with wins over the Miami, Dolphins (42-23), the Jacksonville Jaguars (20-7), the Buffalo Bills (20-13), the Dallas Cowboys (19-16) and the Indianapolis Colts (37-34).
In other sports the Denver Nuggets are 6-1 with their win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets beat the Pelicans 116-111 to bounce back from their only loss of the season, which took place Thursday night in L.A. against the Lakers. This week the Nuggets travel to Chicago to face the Bulls and on to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers before returning home to host the Utah Jazz this Saturday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 2013, giving them their ninth World Series win since the club’s inception in 1901 (The Boston Americans). The Red Sox beat the L.A. Dodgers 4 games to 1 after beating the Dodgers at home in game 5. While L.A. fought well heading into the post season, Boston proved to be too much for the Dodgers in the end, eliminating the league’s top NL team.