NFL 2016-17 regular season opener will be officially started on September 9, this will be a repeat of the Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos will face the Carolina Panthers at home.
This offseason, the Denver Broncos can say is “House leakage slants meet rain of the same night”. The legendary quarterback Peyton Manning announced his retirement, the backup quarterback Brock Osweiler switched to Texans; the main hero of the Super Bowl outside linebacker Von – Miller’s contract was tortuous. Meanwhile, the district rival Oakland Raiders reinforced their lineup once again this offseason, will challenge the status of the Broncos new season. The Carolina Panthers is relatively low-key since the last Super Bowl failure. Turnover is relatively less during the offseason, the Panthers will have more choices on the offensive end in the case of the large wide receiver return from injury next season. The two teams with better defensive group meet again in the new season, what is Newton’s respond when he faces the enemy Miller?
Quarterback and frontline offensive are the biggest weakness of the Broncos. Peyton Manning’s retirement and Brock Osweiler’ departure, let the Broncos has thought of everything for the quarterback in the offseason. So they signed the “Thanksgiving legend” Mark Sanchez in the free market, then bring in the potential quarterback Paxton Lynch in the draft. Sanchez was brutally released after the offseason, but Trevor Siemian, the 2015 seventh-round pick, will serve as the main quarterback of the Broncos. We will pay close attention to the sophomore. The offensive lineup weakens again, although they signed the former Seahawks left tackle Russell Okun, who also need further observation on his performance. Although the Broncos offensive group retains much of its weapons, but the young quarterback and broken offensive line will be the greatest difficulty on their defending road.
As for the Panthers, their problem may still be in the offensive line. Although their ability to cover the road in the league second to none, there are indeed some problems in the aspects of covering passing. The Panthers offensive group has no much changes, but the once main wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin returned from injury. The Panthers will have three giant arms in the red zone with the second-year rookie Devin Funchess, veteran tight end Greg Olsen and the receiver group, which will bring them a variety of tactical selections. Newton-Tolbert, the privity of this combination, needless to say, they will be a significant role.
Although Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan successive “escape” the plateau, the Broncos defense group still has the strongest strength. The new season we can still see the full impact force partners of the Broncos. Though we may not see the Miller-Virgin combination due to injury, but the young Sean Ray will give us bring more fresh look. The Broncos success last season largely depends on tough defense, the terms of preventing transmission is not perfect due to limited congenital conditions, but the powerful athleticism can make up a lot of deficiencies.