According to Yahoo Sports’ Brad Evans, the Denver Broncos are expected to be a more run-oriented team in 2018. He also notes that rookie third-round pick, Royce Freeman has been impressing the coaching staff with how well he has been picking up the offensive concepts as a rookie.
NEWS: A DEN source informed me the Broncos are striving to be a run-centered offense. For now, the backfield pecking order: 1) Devontae Booker, 1A) Royce Freeman, 3) De'Angelo Henderson. Staff impressed with how Royce has "picked up the concepts" for a rookie.— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) June 18, 2018
his is something we have heard about the Broncos the past few seasons but it obviously never really happened. A mixed bag of sub-par play from former starting quarterback Trevor Siemian and below average offensive line play led to the running game to struggle a bit. Now with a much more capable quarterback in Case Keenum under center and with (hopefully) improved line play, the Broncos can finally achieve this.
One player who figures to be the main focus of this run-oriented offense is rookie running back, Royce Freeman. As mentioned prior, he has already impressed the coaching staff with how well he has been picking up the concepts. This bodes well for him as he enters his first career Training Camp where he is battling for a starting job.
Freeman brings the Broncos offense a mixture of speed and power in their backfield as well as someone who can be a weapon as a receiver. He wasn’t used much in that role at Oregon, but I believe he has the hands and talent to do it with the Broncos.
The Broncos need to run the ball effectively if they want to have success in 2018. Case Keenum proved in 2017 that he can be a very good quarterback in this league but unlikely someone who can carry the team on his back for an entire season. An effective run will just make everyone better on the offensive side of the ball.
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