The Broncos made a surprising move to fire offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello and quickly move to hire Pat Shurmur. After that, Broncos Country didn’t care what was unfolding between the Texans and Kansas City Chiefs. Obviously the headline and that last statement are tongue-in-cheek, but it was true in my case.
On the MHR Radio Podcast, Adam Malnati and I discuss the switch to Shurmur and what it means for Denver but also quarterback Drew Lock. As it stands now, we both like how big and bold the move is.
Fangio wants to get aggressive on offense, and he hired a guy who is, as Cecil Lammey pointed out. Fangio knows the offense has to keep up with the likes of the Chiefs, and he feels this is the move that changes the approach, mindset and philosophy. It also shows the Broncos won’t tolerate mediocrity — or worse, in the case of Denver’s offense. Add in Shurmur’s track record of developing young quarterbacks and the fact Lock was one of Shurmur’s favorites in the NFL Draft, and you can see why Fangio made the move and Shurmur wanted to come to the Broncos.
Time will tell if this is the right decision, but as it stands now, Adam and I like it. Let’s see what John Elway and the front office do in free agency to build on the addition of Shurmur.
We also recap the Divisional round of the playoffs, and how all of Broncos Country is now Tennessee Titans fans.