"I probably got hit too many times. A lot of that is on me," Siemian told Mike Klis of KUSA-TV in Denver. "But I'm no different than anybody else -- whatever it takes and very, very lucky and happy to get the win down there.''
Siemian was hit 17 times Sunday, but insisted the shots were mostly his fault.
"One time last week I was too deep (in the pocket),'' he said. "It's hard enough for our tackles to block those guys. They're (opposing pass rushers) on scholarship, too. When you get that deep in the pocket it's too tough on those guys. For a lack of a better word I'm kind of screwing them over. There's some of that and you've got to get rid of the ball on time, sometimes. I'm still getting the feel for that.''
It's commendable for the quarterback to shoulder some of the blame. It's what we've come to expect from team leaders.
Siemian has played more efficiently than last year's active quarterbacks in Denver, but he's struggled with a non-throwing shoulder injury. The Broncos have no plans to change quarterbacks anytime soon, hoping that the bye week will help the second-year passer heal.
"That's the thinking,'' Siemian said. "This will be a good week for me, not just me but everybody truthfully to get healthy, get a breather mentally and come back ready to roll.''