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Old 09-29-2010, 12:51 AM   #1
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Go ahead, list all the reasons why the Broncos can’t run the ball. Inexpereince on the offensive line. Injuries to running back.

Here might be the primary reason: The Broncos are a PASSING team. A passing team of historical proportions.

The stats and record have just been confirmed: The Broncos are the first team in NFL history to have four receivers with at least 10 catches, 140 receiving yards and one touchdown through the first three games.

Here’s a breakdown of the Broncos Big 4:
Brandon Lloyd: 14 catches, 339 yards (24.2 yards per catch), 1 TD.
Jabar Gaffney: 17 catches, 189 yards, 1 TD.
Eddie Royal: 17 catches, 186 yards, 1 TD.
Demaryius Thomas: 10 catches, 140 yards, 1 TD.

OK, as records go, this is on the esoteric side. But it still speaks of the Broncos’ passing-game transformation from QB Kyle Orton primarily only having eyes for Brandon Marshall to getting everyone involved.




http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/...-history/5387/
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:58 AM   #2
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Still gotta be able to run it.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:01 AM   #3
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OK, as records go, this is on the esoteric side. But it still speaks of the Broncosí passing-game transformation from QB Kyle Orton primarily only having eyes for Brandon Marshall to getting everyone involved.




http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/...-history/5387/
Fully agree. It's been a very encouraging past two games.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:08 AM   #4
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We need to run the ball. Reason why we are passing is because we cant run. Simple as that. Luckily, they are producing but that should be half or 60% of the offense.
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Still gotta be able to run it.
Agreed.

Until we can run the ball at least competently, we're going to see a lot of games like the one against Indy. Lots of yards, but trouble in the redzone. It's simply too hard to just pass it in a short field, you have to be able to make teams respect your running game and convert in short yardage a respectable percentage of the time.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:40 AM   #7
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Congrats to Orton, the OL and our receivers!


Boo to all the people who had to use this thread to dump on our team!
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:57 AM   #8
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I hereby declare those four receivers: The Four Horsemen.

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Go ahead, list all the reasons why the Broncos canít run the ball. Inexpereince on the offensive line. Injuries to running back.

Here might be the primary reason: The Broncos are a PASSING team. A passing team of historical proportions.

The stats and record have just been confirmed: The Broncos are the first team in NFL history to have four receivers with at least 10 catches, 140 receiving yards and one touchdown through the first three games.

Hereís a breakdown of the Broncos Big 4:
Brandon Lloyd: 14 catches, 339 yards (24.2 yards per catch), 1 TD.
Jabar Gaffney: 17 catches, 189 yards, 1 TD.
Eddie Royal: 17 catches, 186 yards, 1 TD.
Demaryius Thomas: 10 catches, 140 yards, 1 TD.

OK, as records go, this is on the esoteric side. But it still speaks of the Broncosí passing-game transformation from QB Kyle Orton primarily only having eyes for Brandon Marshall to getting everyone involved.




http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/...-history/5387/
I'm glad we are setting records in the history books. But I don't want to be the 1st team to be #1 in passing and still not make the playoffs. So yes we need a running game
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Eh, would much rather be 3-0 with a decent running game. But, we are still a young team at the O-line. So, there is cause for hope. But for now, we are just a 20 to 20 Offense.
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Reason why we are passing is because we cant run. Simple as that.
Ummm.....partly. We also pass because that is Josh's expertise.....he knows how to coach QB's and develop great passing schemes.
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Eh, would much rather be 3-0 with a decent running game. But, we are still a young team at the O-line. So, there is cause for hope. But for now, we are just a 20 to 20 Offense.
I'm pretty sure we'd all rather be 3-0, but I would also much rather struggle a bit early in the season then finish strong, as opposed to the last few seasons.
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Ummm.....partly. We also pass because that is Josh's expertise.....he knows how to coach QB's and develop great passing schemes.
was about to say this as well, our offense is very specifically built to treat a short 3-5 yard pass the exact same as a 3-5 yard run

the reason we aren't running isn't because we are passing too much, we aren't running because at the moment it's not productive and you don't run just to run
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I'm glad we are setting records in the history books. But I don't want to be the 1st team to be #1 in passing and still not make the playoffs. So yes we need a running game
best rushing teams in NFL last few years dont exactly have a hot playoff record. this is a pass first league now.
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was about to say this as well, our offense is very specifically built to treat a short 3-5 yard pass the exact same as a 3-5 yard run

the reason we aren't running isn't because we are passing too much, we aren't running because at the moment it's not productive and you don't run just to run
Josh was too busy trying to win games in the preseason when he should have been running the ball to get our lineman ready
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best rushing teams in NFL last few years dont exactly have a hot playoff record. this is a pass first league now.
I'm not asking for us to be the best rushing team. If it's a pass 1st team we should be going to the playoffs shouldn't we? We need a running game, it's evident, I'll take middle of the pack.
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We need to run the ball. Reason why we are passing is because we cant run. Simple as that. Luckily, they are producing but that should be half or 60% of the offense.
No. Passing is what McDaniels offense all about.
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No. Passing is what McDaniels offense all about.
Absolutely agree. And while I am very much a supporter of McD, this fact made the 3 runs at the goal line more confusing to me. I really thought he'd have a clever pass play ready for those situations. Instead, we ran 3 times and tried a fade.
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Josh was too busy trying to win games in the preseason when he should have been running the ball to get our lineman ready
yeah you are right, I bet the subject of a running game never came up until about kickoff in week 1

"Crap guys, running! I KNEW I was forgetting something!!!!"
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yeah you are right, I bet the subject of a running game never came up until about kickoff in week 1

"Crap guys, running! I KNEW I was forgetting something!!!!"
Did we run the ball a lot in the 1st 2 preseason games? If I'm lying let me know, I feel the only way to get better at something is to keep working at it. He gave up on it, probably to evaluate other plays/players but it looks like that wasn't a good decision
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best rushing teams in NFL last few years dont exactly have a hot playoff record. this is a pass first league now.
Unless if you consider that 3 out of the 4 teams in the conference championship games were top ten rushing teams.
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Did we run the ball a lot in the 1st 2 preseason games? If I'm lying let me know, I feel the only way to get better at something is to keep working at it. He gave up on it, probably to evaluate other plays/players but it looks like that wasn't a good decision
Well, when your three starting running backs are hurt in the preseason and the only guys left are guys you know you're gonna cut, that tends to favor passing the ball....even in the preseason.
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If we only had some red zone punch ...
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