Denver Broncos Must Show Patience To Bill Musgrave
Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is another person auditioning for a chance at next year for the Denver Broncos…
This Sunday, Bill Musgrave‘ s Denver Broncos face a familiar foe in the Oakland Raiders. Musgrave spent the last two years as offensive coordinator for the Raiders under Jack Del Rio. It was there he transformed Derek Carr into a MVP candidate.
However, it started before then as well. Musgrave coached with the Atlanta Falcons during a five year stretch. From 2006-2009, he was on staff as their quarterback coach. Musgrave later took the reins as offensive coordinator in 2010.
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The Falcons drafted Matt Ryan in 2008 to be the quarterback of the future and obviously that is the case now. Musgrave helped improve the consistency of Ryan each year. Before leaving after the 2010 season, Ryan recorded better stats than each of his two years prior.
Ryan’s rookie season consisted of 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions with 3,440 yards and 62 percent completions. The 2010 year for Ryan was stellar. Ryan nearly doubled his touchdowns and had less interceptions with the same competition percentage.
Fast forward now to 2017, it is important that while this is an audition for Musgrave, there needs to be a little bit of patience. Every quarterback under Musgrave has improved greatly in all aspects of their game.
Throughout the season, Paxton Lynch has been side-by-side with Musgrave, picking his brain. This is a tremendous sign for a young quarterback willing to learn from a coach that changes careers in an upward trajectory.
Lynch was named starting quarterback this week against the Raiders. Expect Musgrave to tailor the offense to Lynch simplifying the looks for the young gunslinger.
Therefore, it is not out of the realm of possibility Bill Musgrave is here next year. Broncos Country must show patience and the front office should also.