Drew Lock weights on two expensive drops from Jerry JD in season-opener


For months, Denver Broncos fans set out to see first-round wide receiver Jerry Zeudy in action. This year the training camp for fans closed and was canceled altogether, fans had an awkward wait, but hoped, the Broncos Week 1 matchup with the Tennessee Titans in Monday Night Football would be worth it.

No one at the Broncos Country noticed that just days before the season-opener, No. 1 wideout Courtland Sutton went down with a freak shoulder injury that would keep him out of Week 1 action. Suddenly, Jeudy became the top-dog on the depth chart by being a rookie complement to a bonafide Pro Bowl receiver.

Perhaps it affected the miscreants. Jeudy’s Broncos debut was not perfect, but not all bad. His two expensive drops – one on third-down play and one in clutch – really set the Broncos back.

After Weekend 1 lost to the Titans 16–14, the fans were left wondering if Judy might be stuck in her own head, such as the added pressure of debuting as a pro without Sutton, or if her hands were an issue. Are going to be, then it persists. As man Jeudy to deliver the ball – second-year QB Drew Lock – he lacks confidence in his new, young teammate.

“The thing is that this is not a Jerry Zeudy thing, and he would say the same thing. They were unacceptable to him,” Locke said Wednesday. For me, it’s nothing that we should really take our time more than how we’ve already addressed it. “

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No one, in all likelihood, took a harder-than-expected drop compared to Jeudy, though his Wednesday press conference was more dismissive of fake paces than anything. Judy has a relationship with Locke and his teammates and coaches. And the miscreants addressed the drops.

“He apologized. He was upset and hurt,” Locke said. “It’s like a missing layout in basketball. You miss a couple and it’s not going to happen again. You don’t address a guy from a missing layout. It’s not something you do and it’s There is nothing that we will address with Jerry. “

The more you focus on it and worry about it, the more it can persist, a kind of blame on one’s face. The best medicine is a quick broaching of the subject, and a resolve from the player not to let it become a trend. Then, proceed.

“Yes, he had a few drops, but let’s go here next week and keep getting better,” Locke said. “It’s not Jerry Judey, and it’s not Jerry Judey’s thing.”

For his part, on Wednesday, Judey’s tone was quite sharp and he was certainly short in his commentary. However, when ESPN’s Jeff Legold asked JUD about his Twitter post to read “failure is growth”, he said in a more reflective accent.

In response to Legwold’s question, Jevady said, “Like I said, one of those important drops, one on the third and one could change the tempo of the game — I felt as if I had failed my team in those two plays. ” That, going out here and practicing and really focusing on catching the ball and focusing on the small details of catching the ball is really going to help me. Those two drops will probably help me not to pass for the entire season. “

No wide receiver is perfect in the drop department. And for a cheater with first-round expectations before an NFL debut in front of a national-television audience, some nerves should be expected.

Jaydee still finished with four receptions on eight targets for 56 yards with a length of 25 yards. If he ruled in two of those drops, one of which had the ability to go the distance, we could talk about a six-catch night at the receiving 80-100 yards.

He finished playing 44 snaps and 75 percent of the Broncos were on the field for offensive snacks. The Broncos gave their first round to the wideout rope and it is unfortunate that it did not pan out ideally.

But, Jaydee is no stranger to limelight or big moments. As a national champion with the Alabama Crimson Tide, the two-time first-team All-SEC wideout has proven that he can not only handle pressure-filled moments, but is also outstanding.

Fans shouldn’t worry too much about Judy. Give him some time to settle down and settle his new football messengers, and this distinctive talent he regularly sees on Monday night will surface regularly. If Gudi has the support of his quarterback, then you can believe that all his teammates in that locker room have their hands on their backs.

Once Sutton returns to the field, which could happen this week vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers or it could be next, the Broncos’ offense will seem to be quite close to GM John Elway’s mind when he selected the Judeaire draft. Last spring. In tandem, Sutton and JUD have a chance to be one of the most dynamic wide receiver doubles in the NFL, with a young gun ready to target them.

Combined with the formidable receiving talents of tight end Noa Brilliant, and the powerful one-two punch run duo Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay, the Broncos still have one to establish themselves as one of the best young offenses in the league Big chance. All they need is a repurchase from the injury bug’s vagina.

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