The Denver Broncos hired a new head coach today, but Emmanuel Sanders was happy about another move.
Things are coming into fruition for the Denver Broncos and its coaching staff. The team hired Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to be their head coach today, and now it’s the beginning process of making up the coaching staff.
Gary Kubiak will reportedly take over as the offensive coordinator for the Broncos. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is happy that his former head coach is back coaching the offense again.
A tweet from Adam Schefter caught Sanders’ eyes (and ears). Schefter said that Kubiak “gets to run the offense.” Sanders responded to the tweet with a pair of eyes and an ear on each side of “Kubes”, which is obviously short for “Kubiak”.
Schefter also reported that Fangio will run the team as a whole, but also be the defensive coordinator.
Sanders followed that tweet with three consecutive tweets.
The first was a retweet of the NFL twitter handle, which announced that Kubiak was expected to be named the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos.
The second tweet was a GIF of Kubiak holding up the Super Bowl trophy that they won after the 2015 season.
The third was a GIF of Von Miller and former Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware pouring Gatorade over Kubiak after their Super Bowl 50 victory.
It is clear that Sanders is ecstatic about Kubiak returning to coaching. During Kubiak’s two seasons as head coach (2015-2016), Sanders caught 76 and 79 passes, for 1,135 and 1,032 yards receiving respectively.
Things are a lot different now, however. Back then, the Broncos had Peyton Manning at the helm. As of now, the team is rolling with Case Keenum at quarterback.
Hopefully, Keenum will be able to run Kubiak’s offense better than he ran Bill Musgrave’s. We know Keenum is capable of being successful in the right offense because of his success in his final year with the Minnesota Vikings.
Sanders also had some success running the football on trick plays during the 2018 season. Will we see that sort of thing with Kubiak as the offensive coordinator?
I don’t know about that. Hopefully, the Broncos focus on getting the ball down the field more often than last season. Far too often we saw passes thrown at the line of scrimmage for a 1-yard gain.
That won’t cut it. It never did.
Things are going to change with this new coaching staff. I am very excited to see what Vic Fangio, Gary Kubiak, and the Denver Broncos have up their sleeves for the 2019 season.