After the Denver Broncos let Julius Thomas walk in free agency and sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, they re-signed Virgil Green to replace Thomas in their offense. This is something that Green knows he can do.
Virgil Green welcomes higher expectations with Broncos http://t.co/vmkFwSEsQk— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 3, 2015
With Green now having a larger role in the offense and expected to start in Gary Kubiak's offense, it brings much larger expectations than the ones he has had in previous years. Green welcomes these expectations and knows he can meet them.
"I think I understand my role, I think I understand what they want from me, and I think I have a lot more football in me to come out."
Green has already proven that he is a solid run blocker, but he will need to prove that he can step up as a pass catcher. Green proved he could do it in college. He totaled 72 career receptions at Nevada and has shown flashes in the NFL. Now he'll need to put it all together this season. This is something that Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak's believes he can do.
"We think Virgil and Owen, those are guys who can do everything we need them to do."
Green also believes that he can do this. He takes pride in his run blocking skills and now he wants to show the world how good of a pass catcher he really is.
"But I've always felt like I could do a lot more," Green said. "I believe I can do what's needed of me. They didn't need me to catch a lot of passes, but I think that's part of my game where I can still make things happen. I love to block, I take pride in moving somebody against their will in those situations, but I take pride in receiving and I think I can do it."
I have big expectations for Green in Kubiak's offense. He fits perfectly into this offense. He can run block, and has the elite athleticism to be a weapon in the passing and play action game.
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