We continue the “Brick, Mortar, Scrap” series with the bread and butter of the Kubiak offense, the Running Backs. Much has been made about the consistency (or lack, thereof) of the Broncos RB crew this past season. It seemed like whenever there was a great performance from this group, a sharp letdown was soon to follow.
Very rarely did we see either Ronnie Hillman or CJ Anderson have an all-star effort on the stat sheet. If there was a great performance by this group of players, it usually came in a tandem effort. I’m not saying that’s necessarily a bad thing, as that “1-2 punch” approach to the position is part of what propelled the Broncos to Super Bowl success. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this article, their achilles heel was their inability to establish any sort of consistency.
For a team in the era of explosive offenses and video game numbers, having success with such dismal play from the QB and RB positions is in many ways, a modern marvel. That kind of production can’t be expected to lead to success in the future, so adjustments must be made. How do we fix this leaky race horse going into the future and who from the current roster will be in the Broncos RB stable that will carry the team forward? Let’s take a look.