He completed just 1 of 4 passes for 5 yards spanning two drives that went nowhere, lamenting after getting taken out that he wanted another possession. Just like uncle Jim Kelly advised after Chad almost single-handedly rallied the Broncos against the Vikings: Stay humble.
Lynch was disappointed, Joseph said, "but he understands that it's a performance business".
Still, for a team that struggled to protect all of three of its starting quarterbacks last season, had too many ill-timed penalties and uneven play overall behind center, it certainly wasn't the unveiling of the new playbook they wanted. Keenum has been exceedingly accurate in training camp and even following Saturday's game, the Broncos players were quick to maintain their optimism about what things will look like when there is game-planning in the regular season. Even in a game that didn't count. "Those things set you back. We've still got a couple more weeks before we go", Zimmer said. Yeah, it definitely left me wanting more.
Smith, who spent five seasons in NY, four with the Jets and last season with the Giants, hit 14 of 23 passes on the night, including a 47-yard scoring play to wide receiver Geremy Davis.
Lynch's short National Football League career has been marked by twice losing a position battle to former seventh-round pick Trevor Siemien, and he hasn't impressed in four starts filling in for Siemien, either.
Kelly could stay ahead of Lynch on the depth chart and still not win the backup job, though, if the Broncos decide to go out and get an experienced free agent instead.
"Chad's played well", Joseph said.
Lynch completed only 6 of 11 passes for 24 yards and an interception in a 42-28 loss at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, with fans booing him off the field.
The page was created on Saturday, the day of Lynch's disappointing showing, and as of 11 a.m. ET Monday has raised just $55 from eight donors. He played well (Saturday), outside of the one interception, which led to a score for those guys. "That's a good deal".