When Mike McCoy left to go become the head coach of the San Diego Chargers during the offseason, the Denver Broncos were left with a vacancy at the offensive coordinator position.
The team addressed the vacancy by promoting former quarterbacks coach Adam Gase in January. After he was announced as the new offensive coordinator, Gase stated the following in a press conference:
"Our offense is really looking to dictate what the defense does and not react to what they’re doing. The pace of the game, we’re looking to play as fast as possible and put Peyton Manning in a position to play as fast as he can play," Gase said eight months ago. "[I] have one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time as [my] quarterback—I’m excited. I’m thrilled to be able to have that opportunity. We’re looking to go pedal to the metal and play as fast as possible and be aggressive and score as many points as possible every game."
So far, so good.
Gase did not disappoint in his coordinator debut against the Baltimore Ravens in Thursday's season opener. Calliong the shots in a game where Peyton Manning threw for an NFL-record tying seven touchdown passes and the offense scored nearly 50 points, Gase has certainly started off on the right foot.
The 49 points scored by Broncos in Wk. 1 were most by an Off. Coord. (Adam Gase) in debut since 1989 (Marc Trestman, Cle., 51 pts).— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) September 9, 2013
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