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Old 09-27-2009, 03:40 AM   #1
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Default Change part of Broncos’ identity

By Brian Howell
© 2009 Longmont Times-Call

The Denver Broncos that show up today in Oakland are sure to look different than the Broncos that showed up in Cincinnati two weeks ago and in Denver a week ago.

“Hopefully, our identity is we just do what we have got to do to win,” Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said. “What we want to create is whatever we need to do or however we need to play to win, that is what we are going to try to do.”

McDaniels has been pleased with how the Broncos (2-0) have made adjustments through their first two games.

Against Cincinnati in Week 1, the Broncos threw mostly short passes. Quarterback Kyle Orton averaged 5.8 yards per passing attempt before the miracle game-winning 87-yard pass to Brandon Stokley.

A week ago against Cleveland, Orton came out firing deep, and he averaged 7.1 yards per attempt for the day.

The Broncos also utilized the run game more last week then they did against Cincinnati.

How they attack the Raiders today could be quite different than the game plans the past two weeks.

“I do not think we are one of those teams that you could categorize as, we do what we do,” McDaniels said. “We kind of do what we do each week differently. For a player, it requires tremendous work, a lot of time, studying and the ability to adapt from one week to the next. There are plenty of things that we did last week that we are not even talking about this week and vice versa. Our players, it is a tribute to them that we have accumulated enough players that we can play like that.”

The Broncos base their game plan on what the opposition is good at doing.

“We spend a lot of time studying and trying to find holes where we can find some weakness,” Orton said.

The Raiders, on the other hand, aren’t much of a mystery on defense, Orton said.

“They certainly do what they do and really don’t change it for anybody,” Orton said.

Meanwhile, the Broncos will continue to adapt. The game might look different from week to week, but they hope the results stay the same.

“I think our players understand how we are going to approach each week, and when we identify what we want to do to try to win the game, they have worked extremely hard at focusing on just that part,” McDaniels said. “It takes preparation, and the players meet that challenge every week.”

McDaniels came to Denver with a reputation as a great coach, and it’s that week-to-week preparation in which McDaniels’ coaching comes into play.

“I think the thing that I really enjoy is coming in there on Wednesday morning and trying to describe what kind of team we are playing and how we are going to try to play to beat them, and you see 55 guys, 60 guys taking notes, writing things down and then digesting it,” McDaniels said.

“As long as you have got a bunch of guys that are willing to prepare that hard and go out there and understand what you are going to try to do to win each week, you give your team a chance.”

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Old 09-27-2009, 08:19 AM   #2
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:26 AM   #3
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Mcdoofus is tearing this team apart!!
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:36 AM   #4
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much different than the shanny gameplan that applied to whomever we played...
an actual coach who adapts, wow.
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:52 AM   #5
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much different than the shanny gameplan that applied to whomever we played...
an actual coach who adapts, wow.
Say what you want about Mike Shanahan but his 131 and 81 record with the Broncos appears to be more successful than 90+% of all NFL coaches.
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:55 AM   #6
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much different than the shanny gameplan that applied to whomever we played...
an actual coach who adapts, wow.
B2B super bowl wins ,impressive w/l record ......... Yeah he was a bum no doubt
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:40 AM   #7
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Say what you want about Mike Shanahan but his 131 and 81 record with the Broncos appears to be more successful than 90+% of all NFL coaches.
I think this strategy worked in the 90s. Not so much this decade.
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exactly, it worked 10 years ago, but he never changed lately, which contributed to why we stopped winning games. no doubt he was a great coach! change is a good thing tho!
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2-0 yea the teams just being ripped apartttttttttttttt
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:39 AM   #10
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Shanny's scripted plays were still brilliant 9 times out of 10.

Kubiak knew Shanny's mind and how Shanny worked so as our OC Kubes kept teams off gaurd.

Dinger and Bates ****ing sucked balls though. Good riddance.
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:36 PM   #11
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Well, the thread title says identity change and really, so far it has been. This 2009 team seems to be alot more physical then any Broncos team over the past 10 years. I'm not gonna get into all this Shanny was great 10 years ago stuff. Right now, the Broncos are a physical team playing smart football and you have to love it.
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