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Horse Tracks: What are you looking forward to most for the Broncos in 2017?

After a disappointing 2016 campaign, the Denver Broncos have made the moves necessary to contend in the AFC again. That being said, what are you looking forward to most in 2017?

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Good morning, Broncos Country.

After a disappointing 2016 campaign, the Denver Broncos are poised to once again make noise in the AFC and have a legitimate shot at winning the division crown this coming season. John Elway and the rest of the team’s staff did a magnificent job acquiring and adding talent through free agency and the draft and have set themselves up for the long-haul and have built a team capable of competing on any given Sunday.

The offensive and defensive lines have been upgraded with youth and talent, which were two of the biggest problems the team had all of last year. Head Coach Vance Joseph received the ‘juice’ he was hoping to acquire on offense with the selections of Carlos Henderson and Isaiah McKenzie — who will not only make a splash on offense, but immensely improve the Broncos’ return game which was pedestrian last season.

The team still boasts impeccable strength on the defensive side of the ball, in particular the No Fly Zone and their talented group of offensive linebackers. I’m not too worried about how they’ll perform in 2017, because I know they are going to be great once more — just like they have been for the past several seasons.

However, I’m most excited about the Broncos’ new offense under Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy. After a lethargic and unacceptable performance in 2016, I’m confident that the new additions in terms of coaches and players will help Denver find an identity on offense in 2017 — one that is built around consistently scoring points week in and week out.

I’m also eager to see how Quarterbacks Coach Bill Musgrave helps the development of the young quarterbacks on the Broncos’ roster: Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, Chad Kelly and Kyle Slotter. While some of my fellow writers seem to think the battle for quarterback is already over, I’m not so certain it has even began. Once training camp starts, the real bullets will fly and we will finally see who is fit to lead offense onto the gridiron for battle every week.

It’ll be hard for the Broncos to do worse than they did last year on the offensive side of the ball, regardless of who their starting quarterback is. I expect a more cohesive and competent group in 2017 and their is no doubt they have the talent and ability to be a top-ten level offense this coming year.

So Broncos Country, what are you excited most about in regard to the Broncos in 2017? Sound off in the comments section and let us know!

As always, thank you for reading and here is today’s offering of Horse Tracks.

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