Denver Broncos: Ronnie Hillman Should Be Benched For Rest Of Season

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Unless the Denver Broncos plan to release him soon, there’s no point in him touching the football.

The fumble-prone Ronnie Hillman has turned the ball over in the most critical of situations this season. Notability, his fumble near the goal line in the Indianapolis Colts game put him in the doghouse for good. C.J. Anderson played a few snaps in the game against the Washington Redskins.

I completely agree with the organization. They even listed Hillman as inactive for that game. With the chances the Broncos had and how Hillman pretty much stalled the drives or ended it completely, fans must wonder why they did not make this move sooner. But the question is, why did Hillman even get the ball at the goal line?

Unless the Broncos plan to release him in the near future, I don’t see any reason to activate Hillman at any point at the remainder of the season. They have the running back they were looking for in Knowshon Moreno, and Montee Ball has done well since fumbling against the New York Giants. Giving Anderson some time should show the Broncos if he is able to produce as the season progresses.

It is a shame that Hillman is going through this moment in his career. Perhaps this is a sophomore slump that he is dealing with, but there is no excuses in football to be in that situation. Some football players in the league go through a sophomore slump, but this is one slump that calls for the immediate release of a player that promised to do so much for the organization.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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