NECESSARY COACHING CHANGES
Whatever happens with Gary Kubiak this offseason, the Broncos need an overhaul of their coaching staff offensively.
With two different groups of personnel over the course of their first two seasons together with this team, the offense has struggled to put points on the board. The Broncos are not out-coaching anybody and Bill Belichick explained it as this team literally doing the same thing since these coaches have been together in Denver as coordinators and position coaches.
There’s no deviating from the ‘system’. This is a tried and true offense, but there are certain areas where you have to adapt. Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta is a perfect example of what it looks like to make adjustments to the zone offense and watch it flourish in today’s NFL.
The Broncos just don’t scheme well against opposing defenses, and it’s time some changes were made. If Kubiak is going to be around next season, the Broncos need a completely different approach offensively, so they should hire an offensive coordinator that takes play-calling and scheming off of Kubiak’s plate.
Right now, per Kubiak, the Broncos’ play-calling is a cluster of he, Rick Dennison, and Gregg Knapp (quarterbacks). That’s too many cooks in the kitchen.
The Broncos’ play-calling has been terrible, particularly in the red zone and on third downs. Execution has been terrible, which is another result of poor coaching. Time management hasn’t been good, either.
Another area the Broncos have been poorly coached is along the offensive line. Those guys are not as talented as other units in the league, but there are far too many drive-killing penalties, way too much sloppiness, and generally a lack of discipline from the guys up front.
It’s time the Broncos made some changes to the offensive coaching staff, and quickly.