‘Breaks My Heart’: Shannon Sharpe Slams Denver Broncos’ Losing Streak

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I feel you, Shannon. I feel you.

During FS1’s “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” on Dec. 12, NFL Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Shannon Sharpe was speaking about his former team, the Denver Broncos, and how the current status of the franchise “breaks [his] heart.”

Sharpe’s reaction comes fresh off the Broncos’ 34-28 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs, which is the 10th straight loss that Denver has suffered to Kansas City. In his career, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is an undefeated 10-0 against the Broncos.

“It just breaks my heart that this is where we are,” Sharpe said.

The NFL Hall of Famer then brought up how it’s unreal that the Denver Broncos are already eliminated from the playoffs, especially considering they have Russell Wilson as their quarterback.

Shannon, I feel you, dawg.

I remember having this conversation with somebody awhile ago about it being crazy how bad the Denver Broncos are with Russell Wilson as their quarterback. Everybody, including myself, thought they were going to be a force in the National Football League this season, but they’ve been absolutely horrific only having three wins on their resume heading into Week 15 — dead last in the AFC West and next to last in the entire AFC conference.

It’s quite confusing trying to figure out what exactly the issue is with the Wilson-led Broncos offense, but things have been so bad, that it’s literally off the charts.

There seems to be two camps in this whole ordeal. Firstly, you have the people who are blaming first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett, which is understandable considering how terrible of a play-caller he’s been this season. Secondly, you have the ones who are blaming quarterback Russell Wilson, saying he’s no longer a superstar and is now going through his decline.

Personally, I refuse to believe that Russell Wilson just all of a sudden got this bad, you can go ahead and put me in the camp blaming Hackett. I don’t know how much Denver football you guys have been watching this year, but the offense has been pretty piss poor — it’s got Wilson, who again I refuse to believe is this bad. (RELATED: Tom Brady Autographs San Francisco 49ers’ Dre Greenlaw’s Football After He Intercepted It Off The GOAT)

Statistically, it’s not all bad. He’s not producing any points, he’s not moving the ball, but do you know what he’s also not doing?

Turning over the ball, which is key. Wilson has only thrown six interceptions this season. The other stats from Wilson, which are quite terrible, can certainly be attributed to poor play-calling — Hackett’s poor play-calling.

I feel like if you put a different head coaching regime in there, Russell Wilson will go back to being Russell Wilson.

And I think we all want that, how can you not love the guy?

Keep your head up, Russ.