The Denver Broncos’ Offensive Coordinator, Adam Gase, said via the Denver Post that the offense failed to execute vs the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Captain Obvious? Mayhaps. However….
In his first and only season as an offensive coordinator, Gase coached the Broncos to become the NFL’s all time best offense. 606 total points. Peyton Manning tossed 55 TDs and passed for 5,477 yards. 5 different players had 10, or more, TDs. It’s ridiculous. I shudder to think what this offense can accomplish in year two of Gase’s coordinating career.
In speaking with Woody Paige, Gase said this:
"“I made some bad (play) calls. We had too many turnovers (two interceptions, two fumbles). We didn’t protect Peyton as we should. We played our worst game on offense.”"
Sad but true. Although head coach, John Fox, was caught on tape, via Sound FX, commenting that the crowd noise was more than the team had prepared for, I don’t think the Broncos failure was in lack of preparation. It was, as Gase points out, a lack of execution.
"“We were aware of everything they were doing on defense too,” Gase said. “They didn’t do anything unusual. We just didn’t execute. They did.”"
In Paige’s piece, Gase talks about all of the sleepless nights he’s endured since the 43-8 loss in the Super Bowl. He is highly motivated to overcome that terrible outing and letdown.
Following the tragic ending of the 2012 season, the Broncos came back and shattered the NFL record books. If that track record can divine what might happen following the big loss in February, it’s very likely that we’ll see the Denver Broncos, totally revamped, lay waste to the NFL with a vengeance. And if the Football Gods hold justice as a virtue, we’ll see those Sea-chickens again next February.