David Nelson was out and there were big injuries to guard Brian Winters and wide receiver David Nelson, so keep that in mind when looking at the snap counts below. There were some things to like from Marty, although it's obvious the team has little trust in Geno throwing the ball down-field, when that's the case it's easy to stop the run and that's exactly what Denver did.
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So what can we gather from this? Well first of all it's great to see Amaro up around 60% of the offensive snaps. I really think he should be the feature TE. We saw examples of how he uses his athletic ability in both pass catching and blocking. It's a gradual increase but hopefullyhe can be in around 80% of plays by the time we get to the bye-week. Not only is he an impressive athlete but he is obviously the future at the position.
It was great to see Decker out there and looking pretty healthy, he was moving well and he was cutting with ease. Dalton Freeman got his first bit of action, coming in to play guard for Colon for a single snap. Kerley went from playing 91% last week to just 62% this week. I really do think we under utilize Kerley in the passing game, and he got open a few times yesterday and was just ignored completely.
I know a lot of people love Salas, and he does have some ability but he is a below average receiver. When you can get the ball in his hands, he has the ability to make sure people miss, but if you watch the game again, he rarely gets separation and isn't the most reliable guy, see the drop just before half time. Those kind of plays are massive. Although if I were Geno, I would have run the exact same play, just with Decker. They both were given a cushion to work with.