Denver Broncos 3 key matchups against the Seattle Seahawks

Denver Broncos, Russell Wilson (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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2. Denver Broncos running backs vs the Seattle Seahawks’ safeties and linebackers.

If there is one thing that Broncos Country should expect from Nathaniel Hackett this season, it is that he will stay committed to the run game. That does not mean keeping Russell Wilson from cooking but giving him the proper ingredients to cook.

Look at it like this, in order to bake a cake, you don’t just take the cake out of the box and throw the powder in the oven. You have to mix the ingredients, pre-bake the oven, and maybe grease the pan depending on if it is non-stick.

This isn’t a cooking class, but what it is, is an explanation of why the Denver Broncos should stick to a plan that prepares Russell Wilson to bake the best cake possible. In order to bake a cake, you need eggs, the mix, and oil at least.

Saying here Russell Wilson, go bake this cake without the eggs, or go run a successful offense, without the most important ingredient would simply be a misuse of the ingredients you have at your disposal.

Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon, and Mike Boone are the eggs for this offense. They are needed to have the best, moist cake that could possibly be baked.

Let this talented trio “pre-bake” the oven that will be the Seattle Seahawks, safety group. Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs are a very talented duo. They both bring different skill sets, Adams being more heavily involved in run support, Quandre Diggs being the ballhawk safety who tallied five interceptions last year.

Coach Hackett will utilize the trio of runningbacks out of the backfield as well as put forth a heavy dosage on the ground. There will be opportunities for this group to make a play in the passing game, or for Javonte Williams to run through Jamal Adams and spark the offense.

There will be games where Russell Wilson carries the Denver Broncos offense, but with the circumstances and how little the first-team unit has had in live-game action, I think it would be wise to lean on the trio of Melvin Gordon, Javonte Williams, and Mike Boone in Week One.