Broncos need Willis McGahee to keep his grip on football
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 16, 2012
Plenty has gone right for the Broncos this season, but not everything’s gone right for Willis McGahee. But those plans come with a warning label if McGahee can't tighten his grip. There are two Broncos position players who have lost more fumbles than Peyton Manning, who has lost two on in-the-pocket hits: running back Willis McGahee has lost four fumbles and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has lost three. The Broncos scored 70 points in those two recent games against the Saints and Panthers, so it’s not like McGahee’s fumbles are killing the team. The Broncos have lost four of those fumbles, including two in the last three weeks. The Broncos have lost 12 fumbles overall this season, which is more than anyone but the Chiefs. The offense also hasn’t made much use of other running backs so it’s unlikely that they would feel comfortable turning the running game over to Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball and/or Knowshon Moreno.