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Report: Broncos intend to hire Pat Shurmur as their next offensive coordinator

After firing Rich Scangarello, the Denver Broncos moved quickly to hire former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur to take over offensive coordinator.

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Multiple reports are now coming out that the Denver Broncos will hire former New York Giants head coach, Pat Shurmur, as their next offensive coordinator. The move comes just hours after the team announced it had parted ways with Rich Scangarello after one season.

The reports noted that Vic Fangio wanted to move quickly to get a replacement in the building and would be targeting a more experienced play-caller.

Joe Rowles of Mile High Report had a chance to speak with a guy who studied Shurmur in the past and provided some good notes on what we might expect from the veteran NFL coach.

Here is a breakdown of that threaded tweet:

-Reid-tree guy but way more bland.
-Run game is mostly IZ.
-Passing game is vanilla WCO w/ some predictable 3rd and 5 chip kelly meshes sprinkled in.
-Runs more ISO routes than you first realize.
-Likes nakeds and flood a lot.
-Coaching style is really like a defensive guy.
-He is not a bad play caller with sequencing etc, but more of a synthesizer of a play caller than say an “innovator.”
-Wants a 50-50 run/pass balance
- I am not sure why he didn’t boot Jones a lot more this year, there has to be a story there.
-Mentioned it was interesting that Shurmur would be the hire if Fangio wanted more aggressive.

This will be Drew Lock’s fifth offensive coordinator in six seasons in both college and the NFL, but Shurmur’s biggest claim to success is how well he has coached quarterbacks into winning football games. From Nick Foles in Philly, to Case Keenum in Minnesota, and to rookie Daniel Jones last season, he has a record of success with quarterback development.


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