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, despite losing close games as opposed to being blown out like they were during the losing streak last year.In many ways, losing those games hurt even more, especially for players like Chris Harris Jr. “Definitely, especially for me,” Harris said after the game. “When I just can’t change the game and can’t affect the game, that’s what really frustrates me. When I can’t change the game and they’re kind of scheming like that. I want to make plays and help this team win. They just wouldn’t let me.”Harris is a shutdown corner and teams know it. Against the Houston Texans, I can think of two plays where Deshaun Watson went the man Harris was covering. That kind of respect was something I haven’t seen since Champ Bailey saw his side of the field targeted once or twice a game.For Harris, being out there doing his job and not seeing opportunities to make a big play come his way is even more frustrating for him. “It’s frustrating. When you lose and you know you’re capable of beating this team. We had them. I pride myself in being able to make game-changing plays and being able to change the game. It’s just like last year. I’m just kind of out there. It feels like last year for me.”The defense held the Texans to 19 points, but that wasn’t enough. They gave up one very easy touchdown pass and rather than blame the offense for only scoring 17 points, Harris is looking at the one play as the play they (the defense) just had to make and didn’t.“We just have a small [margin for] error. We can’t mess up too much. We can’t just give people easy touchdowns when they’re double-teamed. We just can’t do stuff like that. We’ve got to play smarter football, cleaner football. That’s going to give us the chance to win. Those good teams, those games today, they pull those out.”The play in question was one where Justin Simmons put himself in poor position for the easy touchdown catch in what should have been double-coverage. Even though the Broncos defense played a good game http://www.broncoscheapauthenticstore.com/bradley-roby-jersey-cheap
, this play is the one Harris can’t let go of. It’s the little mistakes that are costing this team on both sides of the ball and the wins are not going to come any time soon if they don’t clean this up.HT: Things are looking up for the Broncos’ O-line When the Denver Broncos selected Garett Bolles with the 20th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, there was plenty of debate. Some fans thought the Broncos should have chosen Ryan Ramczyk or Cam Robinson instead. Other fans pounded the table for a defensive playmaker. It was a pretty controversial pick in Broncos Country. And unfortunately, Bolles’ rookie season did little to alleviate the controversy. Penalties & pass blocking issues overshadowed good run blocking for a Broncos fanbase that was not inclined to be patient.It was far from just Bolles, though. The Broncos did boast a Pro Bowl quality center & guard combo in Matt Paradis and Ron Leary, but Max Garcia had an awful season at left guard. And as for the right tackle position... well, the less said about that disaster, the better.Now, quite a bit has changed.The two biggest changes don’t even involve the offensive linemen directly:The Broncos let Brock Osweiler walk, traded Trevor Siemian away, and cut Paxton Lynch. On the flipside, they signed Case Keenum & promoted Chad Kelly.The Broncos fired offensive line coach Jeff Davidson. They replaced him with Chris Strausser, who they promoted from assistant o-line coach to Offensive Line-Tackles coach, and Sean Kugler. Kugler Youth Adam Gotsis Jersey
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