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And it gives their players a tremendous edge on game day in their individual position battles.

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One of the best reads of the year regarding the Denver Broncos was published on Wednesday on MMQB by Robert Klemko who was able to learn about how two little known assistant coaches for the Broncos are giving players the edge they need to maintain their contender status in the NFL.

When Gary Kubiak was hired in 2015, he brought with him two coaching interns. Ex-Hawaii assistant Philip Rauscher and former Buffalo Bills quality control coach Thaddeus Bogardus. Their sole purpose would be to study the tendencies of individual players the Broncos would face that year. It was something that DeMarcus Ware in particularly has longed for his entire career.

That sort of thinking excites guys like DeMarcus Ware, who had long been the lone preacher and parishioner of his own church of football thinking. Over nine years with the Dallas Cowboys, he developed this theory that NFL teams ought to spend way more time studying and informing players of the individual bad habits of opposing players. Ware wanted to know these things, and he wanted coaches to study them and teach the individual tendencies, not just the standard personnel and situational team tendencies taught around the league. His pearls of wisdom were met with pushback year after year.

"When the center points, or the quarterback says something, they’re telling you everything, so why not use it?" Ware says incredulously. "Every team should do it; the Dallas coaches would say, ‘You can't go off of somebody’s tendencies.’ And I would say, ‘Well, this guy on the other team has been doing this one thing for nine years and he hasn’t stopped doing it.’

"I had that argument with coaches. In the end, I said okay, I guess I’ll be the only one to use it then."

From how an offensive lineman sets his feet when pass protecting or run blocking to knowing when a defensive end intends to bull rush or pull a stunt, these are tells every player has and the Broncos have exploited that advantage all the way to a Super Bowl title.

It is a long read, but it doesn’t feel like it. If you want to be a smarter football fan, you should read the entire thing all the way through. You won’t regret it.

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