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Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: 'Almost' time to panic after four straight losses

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 10/27/2021 Zac Wassink, Yardbarker
Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. © Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The Denver Broncos started the 2021 NFL season with three consecutive victories but have since lost four straight. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and company had some extra time to think about the state of the club coming off last Thursday's defeat at the Cleveland Browns and ahead of this Sunday's matchup versus the Washington Football Team. 

As Myles Simmons noted for Pro Football Talk, Bridgewater tossed five interceptions and also lost a fumble across Denver's last three losses, and the signal-caller suggested during Wednesday's press conference he understands the campaign could spiral out of control if the Broncos don't right the ship beginning on Halloween. 

"It’s definitely a locker room that’s still together," Bridgewater explained. "And you can sense, there’s no panic — I said this to the guys yesterday, I’m like, man we’ve got to have a sense of urgency. It’s not time to panic, but it almost is because this thing can go in the wrong direction fast. But I think if we have that sense of urgency and we go out there with the right mindset, it starts in practice, though. We have to practice with the right mindset, we make this a competitive environment, we can turn this thing around." 

Bridgewater saying all the right things is nice and all, but some restless Denver fans were already saying that head coach Vic Fangio needed to go to 2019 draft pick Drew Lock as his starter before the loss at Cleveland. Such calls will only get louder if the Broncos lose a fifth straight game on Sunday. 

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