Mike McCoy is the best offensive coordinator in the NFL.
To some that may seem like a hyperbolic statement. It may sound crazy. Nothing new for me, though, right? But the evidence speaks for itself. Chew on this: McCoy won a playoff game with Tim Tebow as his quarterback. What more does one need to see?
When McCoy was hired as the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator (for the second time) by Vance Joseph in January there was no question it was the right move. Given what Broncos Country saw from McCoy the first time around (see Tebow and playoff win), there was reason to feel hope on offense again. That move didn’t get the hype it should have — from the fans or the media.
What we’ve seen the first two weeks from McCoy and his Broncos offense may prove to be the best move made by any team this offseason. After those two games, Denver is the No. 1 rushing offense in the NFL, tied for third in points per game and No. 11 in total offense. Aside from four new starters on the offensive line, this is the same offense from a season ago, and his first season back with the Broncos we already see drastic improvement. In two games. As the Broncos continue preparations for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, there’s enthusiasm for this offense, not just the defense.
As Adam Malnati and I made clear on the latest Mile High Report Radio Podcast, there’s no doubt McCoy is the best offensive coordinator in the NFL. Given that’s the case, you know damn well he’s not satisfied. He knows this team hasn’t accomplished a thing at this point aside from getting off to a great start. McCoy knows what the expectations are when you’re a member of this organization.
"We should have put up 50. Look, I want to score every single time we have the ball, and then I want to score some more — that's my mentality, and that's how I approach it. I love our defense, and they're capable of carrying us, but I'm trying to give them as much of a cushion as I can. So I'm going to try to get the ball in the end zone, until (Joseph) tells me to stop.'“
To some that may sound like a hyperbolic statement. It may sound crazy. But when you’re the best offensive coordinator in the NFL, you make those statements because they’re the truth.
But don’t take my word for it. As Chris Harris Jr. told Silver in that same column:
"As soon as we hired Mike McCoy, I knew it was over. He's all about matchups, and he'll find a weak link and attack that person. You never know who's going to make the play, who's gonna score the touchdown, because it all comes down to matchups. And he's gonna change it up every week. That's why we love him."