clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Horse Tracks: Osweiler will make the Broncos offense better

New, comments

Good Morning Broncos Country.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Networks Bucky Brooks did an excellent job breaking down everything Brock Osweiler in his recent piece. He breaks down how the offense will change under Osweiler, if the Broncos can win the Super Bowl with Osweiler, and much much more.

If you're like me and have some doubts about Osweiler's future, Brooks does a good job at convincing you he might actually work out.

While there's very limited film on Osweiler, Brooks points out Osweiler's improvement during the preseason as a reason to be optimistic about the young quarterback.

Over the past few years, I've watched Osweiler, who turns 25 on Sunday, show steady progress as a passer and playmaker. He has improved his passer rating during each preseason: 57.5 in 2012, 68.8 in 2013, 84.0 in 2014 and 94.2 in 2015. Most importantly, Osweiler has shown the ability to direct an offense as a precise passer from the pocket, particularly in Gary Kubiak's system.

One thing that will change with Osweiler under center is schemes and play calling of the offense.

Brooks calls Osweiler "an excellent "quick-rhythm passer", and expects the Broncos to use that style of play often. He also expects to see Osweiler under center more, and the Broncos to use multiple tight ends on the field, and the play-action/bootleg to be used.

From a personnel and formation standpoint, I would expect Denver to utilize more traditional (under center) and Pistol formations with multiple tight ends on the field. This will enhance the Broncos' ability to execute the stretch-bootleg run/pass game from Ace (double-tight end sets) and two-back formations, giving the offense a more physical presence in the run game while also creating deep-shot opportunities off boot-action fakes.

The big question being asked amongst Broncos fans right now is if Osweiler can lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl. Brooks believes that not only can the Broncos get to the Super Bowl with Oz, that they can come away hoisting the Lombardi Trophy(Manning gets his 2nd Super Bowl ring).

Brooks believes the Broncos defense gives them a realistic shot at making noise in the postseason, and that Osweiler gives them a better shot at making a run at the Super Bowl than Manning did.

Yes. The Broncos remain one of the best teams in the AFC, based on their top-ranked defense and the explosive offensive potential they have with a fully functional quarterback at the helm. Despite Manning's career accolades and remarkable achievements, the 39-year-old passer limited the Broncos' offense with his inability to push the ball down the field.

Given the importance of explosive plays and the running game when it comes to sustained playoff runs, the Broncos are actually better positioned to make a title run with the youngster at quarterback.

I really hope Brooks is right.

I highly recommend you all to read all of Brooks article. Click Here.

Horse Tracks:

Brock Osweiler has been John Elway's quarterback all along | Mile High Sports
Don't be fooled, Brock Osweiler has been John Elway's quarterback all along. This is exactly what he wanted

Denver Broncos legend says it's Brock Osweiler's job to lose | Mile High Sports
Even with a healthy Peyton Manning, this Broncos legend says it's Brock Osweiler's job to lose

Brock Osweiler’s time in 2015 was inevitable | Mile High Sports
Brock Osweiler’s time in 2015 was inevitable

Casserly: Osweiler a good fit for Kubiak's offense - NFL Videos
NFL Media's Charley Casserly breaks down everything you need to know about the Denver Broncos' backup quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Can Osweiler replace Manning long-term for Broncos? | Around the NFL - NFL Videos
The ATN guys debate if the Broncos new starter, Brock Osweiler, can take over for Peyton Manning for the long term.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) limited in practice - NFL.com
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was listed as a limit participant during Wednesday's practice with a right shoulder injury. Is this cause for concern?

Tom Brady isn't interested in Deflategate queries - NFL.com
When GQ booked Tom Brady for a one-on-one sitdown last month, the men's magazine hoped the result would be an intimate look at the NFL's biggest star. You don't always get what you want.

TCU's Josh Doctson will miss rest of regular season - NFL.com
TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson will miss the rest of the regular season, but that there's a chance the receiver could return for the postseason.

Carson Palmer on Bengals tilt: 'Not just another game' - NFL.com
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer conceded Wednesday that this week's clash versus his former team, the Bengals, is "not just another game."

Jameis Winston's dives difficult for Bucs OC to stomach - NFL.com
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter wants to see rookie quarterback Jameis Winston be a bit more careful when running the football.

Allen Hurns epitomizes Jacksonville Jaguars' inspired approach - NFL.com
Allen Hurns has scored in seven straight games -- a streak that's even more impressive when you consider what he's played through. Jeff Darlington says the youngster symbolizes the rising Jaguars.

Injury roundup: Peterson limited; Collins feeling better - NFL.com
Adrian Peterson was limited in practice for the Vikings on Wednesday because of a hamstring issue, and the Patriots received some good news about Jamie Collins.

Former QB Doug Flutie says both parents die within same hour - NFL.com
Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within the same hour. His father, Dick, died of a heart attack, followed by his mother, Joan, also suffered a heart attack and died.

Tony Romo says Dallas Cowboys' season not over, but there's 'little room for error'
Tony Romo returns Sunday with the Cowboys at 2-7, and while he believes the team still has an opportunity to put together some wins, he acknowledges there's "very little room for error."

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has no plans to stop dancing after touchdowns
Panthers QB Cam Newton says his touchdown dances take him "to a happy place" and he has no plans to stop doing them.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford has separated shoulder
Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a separated shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins, league sources told ESPN's Ed Werder.

Texans claim Weeden, maybe so Colts couldn’t | ProFootballTalk
Brandon Weeden wasn't unemployed for long, and the uncertain quarterback situation in Houston means the Texans need Weeden to report for work immediately. The Texans claimed Weeden off waivers Wednesday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick says he’s good to go on Sunday | ProFootballTalk
On Monday, Jets coach Todd Bowles said he was hopeful that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick would be ready to face the Texans this Sunday after having left thumb surgery last Friday to repair the injury he suffered in Week Eight against the Raiders.

Lance Moore takes the blame for Matt Stafford’s interception | ProFootballTalk
When Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw an interception on Sunday in Green Bay, it looked like a terrible decision: Stafford had plenty of time to pass but threw into double coverage and was picked off in the red zone.

Raiders center Hudson misses practice again | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders practiced again without starting center Rodney Hudson Wednesday. Hudson has an ankle injury that kept him out of practice last week and forced him to miss his first game since 2013.

Calvin Johnson says he misjudged onside kick | ProFootballTalk
Sunday's unlikely win by the Lions over the Packers almost became a loss to the Packers, when Lions receiver Calvin Johnson tried to impersonate former Packers tight end Brandon Bostick.