For Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, the duo of Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman reminds him of a duo from his time in Atlanta.
It is rare in the NFL lately to find two running backs that have so much promise and can compliment each other. Rich Scangarello believes that the Denver Broncos might have that running back tandem that could really open up the offense in 2019.
During the 2018 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Royce Freeman in the third round, hoping that he can become the bell cow back after the team released C.J. Anderson just a few weeks prior. But the Broncos were not done as they signed Phillip Lindsay as an undrafted free agent just one day after drafting Freeman.
Both players showed a lot of promise in the 2018 NFL season. It is no secret that Rich Scangarello had a flashback of what he saw in two Atlanta Falcons running backs in 2015.
“Royce and Lindsay are perfect compliments. It kind of reminds me of Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman in Atlanta. They have different skill sets, they are both talented in their own way, they’ll both be able to use their strengths so that they can be the best players that they can be.”
The fact that Scangarello is very excited and comparing both Denver Broncos running backs to two solid Falcons running backs that he coached speaks volumes to how Scangarello sees both Freeman and Lindsay.
What is even cooler? RIch Scangarello told the media that Phillip Lindsay is one of the reasons why he chose to come to Denver. An undrafted rookie that makes that big of an impression on an offensive coordinator is almost unheard of.
It is no secret now that Denver’s new offensive coordinator is excited at the fact he will get to coach two running backs that could provide a spark together on the new Broncos offense.