Greetings, Broncos fans. The following 2012 Football Outsiders piece by Andy Benoit provides excellent insight and visual analysis as to some of what we can expect from Denver’s 2015 defensive and offensive schemes and units. Film Room: Texans-Broncos.
As has been discussed all offseason, Denver’s offense will be a melded version of what Gary Kubiak and Rick Dennison have implemented previously in Denver, Houston and Baltimore, coupled with what the Broncos have done offensively during the Peyton Manning Era.
Benoit wrote this piece to preview a 2012 matchup between the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans. Ironically, Benoit began this preview as follows:
Longtime Broncos fans may feel hints of déjà vu when they watch their team square off against the Texans this Sunday. Gary Kubiak has molded Houston’s offense into his modern version of the zone-oriented scheme that he helped oversee as Denver’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 1995 to 2005. Wade Phillips has molded Houston’s defense into a more modern version of the one-gap hybrid scheme that he orchestrated as Denver’s defensive coordinator/head coach from 1989 to 1994.
Additionally, Andrew Mason pointed out that Kubiak has placed added emphasis on special teams play, as Denver’s unit left much to be desired in 2014. Training Camp Preview: Special teams.
The more things change, the more things stay the same. What intrigues you most about the Broncos’ forthcoming defensive, offensive, and special teams schemes and units?