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Old 05-04-2016, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default The Greatest Offenses in NFL History

There is one team that stands alone as the most consistently successful Offensive franchise in NFL history. The Denver Broncos have amassed a league best 6 great scoring Offenses in the last 20 years, with the Denver Broncos coaching staff (Kubiak and Knapp) remarkably having direct impact on 9 of the top 31 top scoring Offenses in NFL history.

To understand the historical significance of the great Denver Offenses, and what it means to the 2016 Broncos, we must first look to where it all started.


1992-1994 San Fransisco 49ers:


Mike Shanahan came to the San Fransisco at the right time. With the greatest coach in NFL history (Bill Walsh) in a consultant role, George Siefert at the helm, and 4x SB Champ Joe Montana aged and gone in FA, the mobile vet Steve Young was brought in to be the heir apparent in the Walsh/Siefert WCO. Mike Shanahan became their Offensive mastermind as a conduit to teach the WCO to Steve Young. Shanahan hired Gary Kubiak as Quarterback's coach in 1994 as the final piece to bring the 49ers Superbowl greatness again.

In 1994, Mike Shanahan and Gary Kubiak built the highest scoring Offense in NFL history. In what was to be Steve Young's greatest year in his entire career


1997-1998 Denver Broncos:


Shanahan and Kubiak brought their special brand of Walsh's WCO to the Denver Broncos in 1995. Rejuvenating John Elway's career, and with the help of Terrell Davis and a stacked roster, Shanahan and Kubiak won back-to-back Superbowl Championships with the Broncos. Producing the 3rd highest scoring Offense in NFL history in 1998.



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Peyton Manning's No Huddle Offense proved wildly successful in Denver, producing the highest scoring Offense in NFL history in 2013 under QB coach Greg Knapp. In 2014, Gary Kubiak was helping Joe Flacco to his best statistical year in his entire career, when he got a call from John Elway. The rest is history.
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:24 AM   #2
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Top Scoring Offenses in NFL History:
1. 2013 Denver Broncos -Peyton Manning (Knapp)
13. 1994 San Fransisco 49ers - Steve Young (Kubiak)
15. 1998 Denver Broncos - John Elway (Kubiak)
21. 2000 Denver Broncos - Brian Griese (Kubiak)
24. 2014 Denver Broncos - Peyton Manning (Knapp)
25. 2012 Denver Broncos - Peyton Manning
26. 1998 San Fransisco 49ers - Steve Young (Knapp)
30. 1993 San Fransisco 49ers - Steve Young (Shanahan)
31. 1997 Denver Broncos - John Elway (Kubiak)

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Old 05-04-2016, 02:31 AM   #3
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The one thing that Gary Kubiak has never had is the opportunity to mold a blue-chip QB from the very start. Steve Young was already 33. Elway was 35. Joe Flacco 29. Matt Schaub was a drifter who Kubiak made look outstanding.



The Future:


Enter Paxton Lynch. The supremely-talented 22 year-old QB will be the protoge that Gary Kubiak has longed for his entire head coaching career. With Greg Knapp as QB coach, the Broncos have knowledge of 9 of the top 31 scoring Offenses in NFL history.
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The Colts Manning No Huddle produced only one top 30 finish, #9 overall (2004), with Edgerrin James rushing for 1548 yards.
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From the look of Lynch in that pic, the first thing he should do is talk to the team dietician, then get in the weight room. Talk about skinny! No. that's wrong, the first thing he need's is a better haircut!
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I'm so excited to see how Lynch develops under Kubiak.

Guy has so many great tools and couldn't be in a better spot to succeed in terms of the coaching he'll get and the system fit. The key now is the offensive line. Right now it looks like we'll have four new starters so there's real hope that we'll be much improved from last year, it may take some time for them to gel though.

If they can play well from the start and establish a quality run game then Lynch might just have a chance to start if he looks good in TC.
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Great work, price!
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Great work, price!
Agree an excellent post!
One of the things I noticed is that the only "pure passing offenses" were Manning led all the other were multiple option offenses. That obsolete WCO offense. The one that can't succeed in this modern NFL, at least that's what some of the posters here seem to believe.
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21. 2000 Denver Broncos - Brian Griese (Kubiak)
Damn, that's got to be one of the best offensive coaching jobs in history, to average 30.3 points per game with Griese and Gus Frerotte (don't forget, he started about half the season) as the two QBs. Too bad that defense was such an abomination.
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From the look of Lynch in that pic, the first thing he should do is talk to the team dietician, then get in the weight room. Talk about skinny! No. that's wrong, the first thing he need's is a better haircut!
245 lbs at 6'7" isn't that skinny. He's one inch taller and the same weight as Joe Flacco.
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Dude (Lynch) hasn't even filled out yet. Gonna be a big boy. Would hate to meet him head on at the 1 in a year or so.
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From the look of Lynch in that pic, the first thing he should do is talk to the team dietician, then get in the weight room. Talk about skinny! No. that's wrong, the first thing he need's is a better haircut!
Oh he will get a haircut come TC time.
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Nice try guys.


The Patriots are in the midst of the greatest decade of offensive productivity in the history of the NFL, averaging an incredible 29.9 points per game since 2006. This stretch includes four different 500-point seasons, the most in the history of any NFL franchise.

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The Patriots are in the midst of the greatest decade of offensive productivity in the history of the NFL, averaging an incredible 29.9 points per game since 2006. This stretch includes four different 500-point seasons, the most in the history of any NFL franchise.

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/p...e_wrs_in_draft
With asterisks next to their name in the history books for deflated balls, headset tampering, and illegally videotaping opposing teams practices.
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With asterisks next to their name in the history books for deflated balls, headset tampering, and illegally videotaping opposing teams practices.
You won't find any asterix in any record book. But it is cute that you guys think Kubiak is going to have a great season with Butt Fumble when his offense produced the WORST offensive of any team to ever win a SB and that was with Manning at QB.
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You won't find any asterix in any record book. But it is cute that you guys think Kubiak is going to have a great season with Butt Fumble when his offense produced the WORST offensive of any team to ever win a SB and that was with Manning at QB.
Well...they weren't really running Kubiak's offense, but sure. The key indicator to understand is that there was no fullback.
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Well...they weren't really running Kubiak's offense, but sure. The key indicator to understand is that there was no fullback.
Good point. Manning is a system QB that could only run his Indy offense but I also remember reading that a big reason why Brock left is he felt the Kubiak offense was limiting. I think it was a good offense in the 90s when the game was more catered to the run but in 2016 it is antiquated.
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Good point. Manning is a system QB that could only run his Indy offense but I also remember reading that a big reason why Brock left is he felt the Kubiak offense was limiting. I think it was a good offense in the 90s when the game was more catered to the run but in 2016 it is antiquated.
I am sure Brock left for a number of reason and they may be one of them, but it's about winning...not his QB stats. Something Manning learned when he got benched.
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Good point. Manning is a system QB that could only run his Indy offense but I also remember reading that a big reason why Brock left is he felt the Kubiak offense was limiting. I think it was a good offense in the 90s when the game was more catered to the run but in 2016 it is antiquated.
just like the pats, it takes advantage of the personnel on the team. Kubiak ran a hybrid of his offense and Peyton's/the Pistol.

The best coaches adjust to their personnel
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I am sure Brock left for a number of reason and they may be one of them, but it's about winning...not his QB stats. Something Manning learned when he got benched.
Brock wanted to go to an offense that favors his skillset makes perfect sense. Not many QBs see Kubes offense as one they like in today's NFL. Manning never warmed up to it and for good reason. Also the new chop block rules will hurt Kubes run zone schemes as well. I think Sanchez can probably do a decent job but if he is the starter for 16 games than the Broncs won't make the post-season.
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just like the pats, it takes advantage of the personnel on the team. Kubiak ran a hybrid of his offense and Peyton's/the Pistol.

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The hybrid was an epic failure and done to placate Manning. Phillips saved Kubes bacon and Manning's ALL season.
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I'll always maintain that the best offense ever was our '98 offense. They aren't #1 in points but they absolutely dominated games with their running game and playaction passing.
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I think Sanchez can probably do a decent job but if he is the starter for 16 games than the Broncs won't make the post-season.
What if he only starts 12 like your QB
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The hybrid was an epic failure and done to placate Manning. Phillips saved Kubes bacon and Manning's ALL season.
kubiak did what he could with patchwork OL and 40 year old QB. The stage was set for Peyton in 2014 when he could no longer protect himself.

They won superbowl. There's no way it can be viewed as a failure.


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