Mark my words, this year, Denvers offense will be with the elite. Not just because Denver made the largest free agency signing in NFL history in signing Peyton Manning, although, this is a huge help. Not because we got rid of sporadic and inaccurate Tim Tebow and this is coming from a Tebow fan. Not because we had a great offensive draft, which we didn’t really have that great of a draft at all for anyone who has a question mark above their head, but because we finally have the offensive pieces that together can be elite. Your saying one of two things, either “How you do figure that one”, or “Why? Because you have Manning?”.
Simple, we have Manning yes, but we also have a bruiser in tailback Willis Mcgahee and adding Darren Sproles like Ronnie Hillman who is a home run hitter and adds a pass catching ability. Then when you add Demayrius Thomas and Eric Decker, Peyton Manning has never had two receivers so big and fast, it makes the receiving threat of this offense that much more dangerous. Throw in Andre Caldwell, former Manning teammate Brandon Stokely, and Tebows home run hitter from last season, Matt Willis, the 5 receiver sets we will be running just have me drooling for the season. Our offensive line did not receive any help, but really, they didn’t need it. We have a potential top 5 offensive line that just gained a year of experience. Sure you can look at sacks allowed, but figure in the fact that Tim Tebow rarely stayed in the pocket, that is not the O-lines fault at all. There job, if the quarterback stays in the pocket, is to keep them standing upright. Look back to when Kyle Orton was the quarterback. The only time the man was on his back was when he would hold onto the ball for far to long. Then again, Kyle Orton is nowhere near the quarterback that Manning is, no disrespect Kyle.
You can also throw in the fact that Denver brought in 2 pass catching tight ends in Joel Dreesen and former Manning teammate Jacob Tamme, who really did not do a shabby job when Dallas Clark went down in Indianapolis. Dreesen is also a very capable blocker which will do us some good when it comes to the run game. Factor in all this together, Manning helps the run game, Hillman and Mcgahee will compliment each other which will help the run game, our recievers help the passing game along with Manning, the tight ends will help in the passing game, then throw in Hillman who can help with the passing game as well and you have weapons everywhere.
With all these weapons, if they can gel together and stay healthy, your looking at one of the elite offenses for 2012 with this Denver Broncos unit.
About the Author
Written by Anthony Overbay
I live in Ohio with my fiancee and son. We are all huge Denver Bronco fans. To prove my dedication, I have a game room with 2 t.v.s both with cable where I watch both games on CBS and FOX to keep up with the day and NFL network for whenever only 1 game is on so football is always on. This room has blue carpet, orange walls, and a blue ceiling, I will let you imagine what covers the walls. I am a true football fan, and a die hard fan of the Denver Broncos.