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The change of "rushing" tides in Denver...

Being a huge fan and supporter of the Panthers Fox-hire in 2002 and the Broncos recent hiring of Fox, here's a few things I can see happening...  Then again, this could be old news.  Either way, a few thoughts.

With Fox bringing Magazu and Tolbert to Denver, I see this in the forecast.

1.  Dave Magazu's specialty, as it seems, has come with run blocking.  Some of the best rushing seasons ever in Carolina Panther history came during Magazu's tenure.  Expect stout and tough run blocking which inlcude Graham, Quinn and Gronkowski.  Pass protection has been his only blemish in the past few seasons.  Carolina never put together good protection for Jake Delhomme, Matt Moore or Jimmy Clausen. (All had rough years under insurmountable pressure).  If Magazu can open holes for Moreno (or hopefully DeAngelo Williams), you can bet Tebow will take advantage of those holes as well.  In the end, the Broncos will run the ball, and they will run it well!  It could be scary!

 

2.  Tyke Tolbert didn't really have a chance to blossom in Carolina.  His only year as Panthers WR coach was this last season.  Carolina did have the worst passing (and overall) offense around.  Giving Tolbert the benefit of the doubt, he had 3 rookies(David Gettis, Brandon LaFell and Armanti Edwards), Steve Smith, and a plethora of waiver pick-ups to work with.  With some Lloyd, Royal, Gaffney, Decker  and Thomas, Tyke should have something to work with.  A part of Tolbert's focus in Carolina was getting the receivers more physical at the line to help with run support.

 

It will be interesting to see if Fox goes after RB coach Jim Skipper.  Skipper has been given credit in the insurgence of Panthers running game working with the likes of Stephen Davis, DeSean Foster,  DeAngelo Williams (whom Skipper has a great relationship with), Jonathan Stewart and Mike Goodson.  Skipper's first year in Carolina, they went to Superbowl 38.  Davis rushed for over 1,400 yards that season.  Another claim to fame were the two seasons (2008 and 2009) where Stewart and Williams both combined rushed for nearly 5,000 yards.  My hopes are Skipper lands in Denver and if he does, DeAngelo Williams will follow.  

All throughout my chilhood, driving from Scottsbluff, Nebraska down to Mile High Stadium on any given Sunday, I'm glad to be cheering for the Broncos again!  I'm looking forward to a revamped Broncos team in 2011!

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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