Broncos offense is broken record. Same bad stuff, always Groundhog day. “Sick of having this feeling.”


In search of a little comic relief, the Broncos should sign 72-year-old Bill Murray to play quarterback. He’s as mobile as Russell Wilson and knows the game plan, which never changes. Every script written by coach Nathaniel Hackett is “Groundhog Day.”

“I know it’s kind of a broken record,” Hackett said Sunday after the Broncos lost 16-9 to the New York Jets.

Stop me if you’ve already seen this movie.

The mighty, mighty Denver defense was a brick house. The offense, with backup quarterback Brett Rypien playing the role of DisateRuss, blared “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher on a continuous loop.

“Everybody is sick of having this feeling,” said receiver Courtland Sutton, who failed to make a play in the end zone on a fourth-down pass that could’ve allowed the Broncos to tie the score late in the fourth quarter. “The defense is playing their butts off. It’s on us … as an offense to figure out a way to gel with them so it becomes a 50/50 team effort.”

Through seven games, the Broncos have scored eight touchdowns. I’m so old I remember when Peyton Manning threw seven TD passes in four quarters.

Denver is averaging 14.3 points per game. Hackett is the architect of the most anemic scoring Broncos offense since 1966, when the team’s primary quarterback was the immortal Max Choboian, God rest his soul.

This loss to the Jets? Deja boo all over again.

Even after Sutton failed to beat Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner in the end zone, Pat Surtain II and the Denver defense made one more stop that forced New York to punt for the eighth time of the afternoon.

But at that point, the stadium D.J. should’ve cranked up “I Got You Babe,” because everybody left in Empower Field at Mile High knew what was going to happen next.

As Rypien and the offense trotted out on the field with 90 seconds remaining, needing to go 80 yards for a TD, more than 50,000 die-hard Broncomaniacs had already headed for the exits, walking out on this hot orange-and-blue mess.


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