Early in 2017, Denver Broncos fans felt like John Elway and Vance Joseph had assembled an offensive dream team of a coaching staff. Unfortunately, no amount of coaching ability can overcome a bad quarterback. Just ask Bill Belichick about his Cleveland Browns experience.
Trevor Siemian in 2016 had a lot of fortunate circumstances where defenders dropped many interceptions. In 2017, those defenders began catching them and, in turn, ruined the Broncos season. A quarterback carousel began and the season devolved into its current eight-game losing streak.
And for John Elway, it has been too much to bear. Change is coming.
When January comes, we will likely see entire coaching staffs removed and replaced - again - and I believe it would be a miscalculation by Elway to commit to wholesale change.
Maybe Mike McCoy just wasn’t good at adjustments or maybe he believed too much in Siemian. However, Bill Musgrave actually has a more recent history of innovative offensive success. When he has a quarterback with talent. Musgrave took the Oakland Raiders Derek Carr and turned him into a Pro Bowl quarterback in an offense that exploded onto the scene in 2016. After he left, the Raiders and Carr haven’t been the same.
I say keep Musgrave around in 2018 and give him a quarterback that actually has NFL talent. In fact, why not keep most of the staff and actually give them the tools at quarterback they can work with?
Would you like to see what Bill Musgrave can do with a real NFL quarterback?
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