Denver Broncos’ QB Drew Lock has a message for his Uber-Vocal critics and skeptics in the media
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer is hoping current incumbent Drew Lock “will make the last laugh.” After a second year of ups and downs in which Lock had a new offensive system with no OTAs and preseason before losing his No.1 gap for the early season and sustaining a projection shoulder injury, the young QB was pilloried by fans. and media criticism endlessly.
Long ago, noise reached critical mass to the point where Mile High Huddle invented the “Lock Derangement Syndrome” phenomenon. It has been derailed for some time now.
As the Broncos returned to the field for OTAs last week, Lock had a message for his harsh critics and media skeptics.
“I’ve put every ounce in this offseason,” Lock said Monday. “Being able to do this gave me no time to listen to it all. Maybe I will go back someday and read and laugh at things that were said by people who ended up being completely wrong.
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Whether you, as the reader, are among the crowd of those who are annoyed by Lock or genuinely want him to be successful, you have to love his confidence. If he continues to attack his open competition with commercial transplanter Teddy Bridgewater like he did in the offseason, he might just stand a chance to serve his enemies a bit of “Crow Pie”.
Lock has talent, but one of the book’s oldest clichés comes to mind when considering his outlook: “Hard work trumps talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Fortunately, Lock got to work this offseason. Hall of Fame member Peyton Manning believes the effort his student put in during the offseason could be a harbinger of the year he will produce in the fall.
It all sounds good. But Lock must put it into action. And he has to go out in the wash.
The truth is, the potential never paid the bills. The annals of the NFL are littered with highly authored players whose caps eclipse those of Lock who never succeeded in realizing their potential and went on fire.
I believe fans will see a new and improved version of Lock in 2021 for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that he doesn’t have to learn a new attacking pattern. This continuity is priceless.
Additionally, the arrival of Bridgewater will provide the competitive anxiety necessary to bring out the best in Lock. Call it Bill Parcells-esque football psychology at work courtesy of new general manager George Paton.
Time will tell us.
“I decided I was going to develop a plan this offseason,” Lock said. “It was going to be really long days, but it would be worth every second because no matter what happened, if I stayed here, I left or they brought someone, my state of mind wasn’t going to change anywhere I went.” be If I was going somewhere or staying here, I was going to be the guy. “
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