Well before last weekends awful game against the New England Patriots the Denver Broncos were starting to look a well oiled machine on the offensive side of the ball. A big reason of that was because of the emergence of running back Ronnie Hillman who sparked the teams running game that was struggling.
That all changed Sunday when Hillman was held to 16 yards on 10 carries, and had a rough game in pass protection. That poor performance has left Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase "really frustrated" with the teams running game.
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"Any time your two best runs were the last two runs of the game, that’s probably more than a disappointment. I was really frustrated with the fact that we did not run the ball better. We do need to find a way to do it better. It’s something we have to keep working on. We have to find a way to get these guys covered up, get our backs back to the line of the scrimmage and see what they can do. It’s hard to make any ground when you’re getting hit behind the line of scrimmage. That’s where it starts. It starts with those front five guys making sure we’ve got guys covered up. Then it’s the backs’ job to find the hole and hit it. Once we start doing that on a consistent basis [we’ll be fine], but until then, that’s what it’s going to look like. We’ve got to man up and start blocking better."
A lot of Gase's frustration was pointed at the teams offensive line that has been a weak spot of the Broncos this year. it really started to look like the offensive line was starting to turn the corner after two solid performances against the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers, but they came crashing back to earth last Sunday.
Now it appears the team will make some drastic changes to their offensive line this weekend. They will moving Louis Vasquez to right tackle, Manny Ramirez to right guard and Will Montgomery will take over at center for the Broncos.
The Broncos appear serious on trying to improve their run blocking, and hopefully these changes will prove positive for the team going forward.
Retired Wide Receiver Randy Moss would come out of retirement to play for the Broncos?:
It's been reported by Jay Glazer that the Seattle Seahawks reached out to Randy Moss to replace Percy Harvin in their offense, but he declined. However last week Moss said he would come out of retirement only if he could play with a certain quarterback.
"I’m gonna tell you this, for me to come out of retirement for a player such as Peyton Manning, I would consider that," Moss said. "I really would consider it. I’m still in great shape, I can still run. I’m not the most old, but just by looking at the things I see on Sundays, I can still go out there and catch some passes and catch some touchdowns."
Now that would be interesting.
- The Arizona Cardinals have signed quarterback Carson Palmer to a new three-year 50 million dollar contract extension.
- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is listed as probable to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars overseas in the London this weekend.
- Baltimore Ravens edge rusher Terrell Suggs has been fined $8,268 for his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers running back LaGarrett Blount.
- Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is hopeful he'll be able to return to the team in 2014.
- The Oakland Raiders discuss a potential move from Oakland to San Antonio.