Where the offense lies. It’s all in the hands (and head) of Mike McCoy.
McCoy will return next season to resume his responsibilities of offensive coordinator. Like GM Brian Xanders, McCoy took more of a back seat role within his title when Josh McDaniels was the head coach. Next season, it’s McCoy running the offensive show under John Fox’s watchful eye, but don’t think he will simply be the passenger in the Broncos’ offense.
John Fox has complete faith in McCoy as the two men worked together for seven seasons in Carolina. It was McCoy who helped coach Jake Delhomme from average to greatness, and it’s McCoy who has the chance to coach Tim Tebow from runner to NFL passer.
I was pushing for Rick Dennison to get back into the mix as offensive coordinator, but for the four games that McCoy had full control of the offensive ship in 2010, Tebow threw four touchdowns and ran for three more. That’s a lot of points on the board for a rookie and a one-dimensional offensive unit.
Dennison would’ve undoubtedly improved the Broncos running game and it would have been fun to see how much Knowshon Moreno would’ve improved (if he stayed healthy), but the Broncos have elected to stick with McCoy, believing in his abilities and prior experience under Fox.
Whether or not keeping McCoy on board was a good decision remains to be seen. He has to polish up on Fox’s offense again which features a more balanced attack compared to McDaniels’ pass heavy onslaught.
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