Denver Broncos starting cornerbacks A.J. Bouye (concussion) and Bryce Callahan (foot) were both sidelined for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. That left rookie Michael Ojemudia and Davontae Harris as the top options on the outside with undrafted rookie Essang Bassey playing in the slot.
Without their top outside cornerbacks, Vic Fangio’s defense wasn’t able to contain Atlanta’s passing attack, at least not in the first two quarters.
“It was a struggle, obviously I never did find the right combination there in the first half in particular,” Fangio said after a 34-27 loss. “We had some good pressures, but when we weren’t pressuring and rushing with four to try and help the secondary our pass rush wasn’t good enough.