Broncos Fanzone: Interview with Terri Buonomo

Denver Broncos

Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Fans walk around the stadium prior to the game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

In this week’s edition of the Predominantly Orange Broncos Fanzone Interviews, we sit one-on-one with Denver Broncos fan Terri Buonomo and get her takes on Week 3 for the Broncos.

The Denver Broncos are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the first early game for the Broncos out of four this season. This game will be a rematch of a thrilling late season Monday Night game from last season.

This will be the first big test for Trevor Siemian as he takes his first two wins as a starter on the road in a hostile environment. Playing in the Queen City is not going to be an easy task. Two years ago on a late season Monday Night, Peyton Manning threw four interceptions in a loss to the AFC North opponents.

This should be an interesting battle as both the Broncos and Bengals have been near the top of the AFC in the past few years. Both teams have been near the top in their divisions. It could be the first step towards either team having home field in the playoffs.

In this week’s edition of the Broncos Fanzone, I have sat down with a fan and a good friend of mine Terri Buonomo. Let us see what she has to say about the progress of the Denver Broncos two weeks into the season and what she thinks could happen in Cincinnati on Sunday.

Von Miller

Sep 18, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is sacked by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Broncos got a nice win over the Indianapolis Colts. Is there a certain moment or play during the game that stuck out to you the most?

The defense had an incredible game, first and foremost. Dominating the second half with the pick 6 by Aqib Talib and then the strip by Von Miller at the end of the game for the return by Shane Ray.

But I was also impressed by the composure once again by Trevor Siemian and the development of the running game under CJ. It just seems as though this year’s team is “clicking” a lot sooner.

Good way to put it Terri. And I would have to agree. The development of the running game has been quite an interesting surprise that is not being talked about a lot. C.J. Anderson seems to be really coming into his own in this offense.

If that can continue to click, then this run offense could be something extra to help out as Trevor Siemian gets adjusted to the offense.

This could be the year that the Denver Broncos rushing attack sees some production since the days of Willis McGahee and Terrell Davis.

Aqib Talib

Sep 18, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) returns a interception for a touchdown in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.The Broncos defeated the Colts 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

To this point, the Denver Broncos defense showed during their game against the Indianapolis Colts that they are still a defense to be feared. They scored two touchdowns in the game. What do you believe makes the Broncos defense such a special unit?

They play so well together and feed off of one another. They are a well oiled machine. It’s going to hurt seeing D-ware out for 4-5 weeks but I’m sure they will be fine.

Another thing that we do need to cover. It appears as if Demarcus Ware is going to be out for a significant period of time, worse case scenario. But the Broncos defense has done a stellar job even with some key players gone.

For nearly half of the season during the Super Bowl run, the Denver Broncos were without their defensive leader. But having Shnae Ray and Shaquil Barrett waiting in the wings will really help in the long run as Ware continues to recover.

Andy Dalton

Sep 18, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Broncos are set to face off against the Cincinnati Bengals in an early test that features two of the top teams in the AFC. What do you believe the Broncos need to do in order to get the win in a tough environment?

This will be a huge game that will test Siemien’s composure out of Denver for the first time. Run the ball and let CJ find the holes and get in his rhythm. The defense also needs to be on their A game once again. No silly penalties and just good hard Orange Crush 2.0.

The one thing that I do agree with Terri is in fact the penalties. The Denver Broncos defense does play like a team on a mission with the No Fly Zone and the DEFWU attitude. But the penalties that keep the opposing offense on the field does need to be minimized.

I can understand that there will be some penalties in a game, but ones that can be avoided could prove to be costly. Especially the penalties that are called after the whistle is blown. You hear the whistle, you stop.

Hopefully the Denver Broncos defense can help get another win.

Von Miller

Sep 18, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) celebrates the win over the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Colts 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

As I do with every new interviewee, there is the very important question that I must know with every Broncos fan. And that is what is your favorite Broncos moment of all time, Terri?

By far, watching them win SB XXXII and Mr Bowlen hoisting the Lombardi yelling, “This one’s for John.” Still gives me chills to this day.

Good moment Terri. For those who do not know, Super Bowl XXXII was the first NFL game I ever watched, so I can agree with Terri on this moment. The Broncos came into the game as underdogs. But with some spectacular running by Davis and the famous John Elway helicopter spin, the Broncos won their first title in franchise history.

So, Terri, what do you predict will be your final score for this game?

I’m going to say Broncos 31 Bengals 24

Not too bad. A close game, which I do expect. The Bengals always seem to play their best football in September and October, so this score I could see happening. It might take a defensive score or two to get the Broncos to 31, but I can see the offense doing something here.

Thank You Terri for taking the time out to chat with me. And we will see you next week at the Broncos Fanzone. Go Broncos!

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