Rich Scangarello is out, Pat Shurmur is in, but what does it really mean for the 2020 Broncos?
For this week’s episode of Cover 2 Broncos, Jeff Essary and I took a look through Pat Shurmur’s modern offenses dating back to 2017 with the Vikings. We gathered insight into:
- Should fans be worried about the year to year inconsistency?
- Is it really a more aggressive offense?
- How will the offense impact personnel?
- Why Noah Fant will benefit more than most.
- What about Drew Lock?
- Why Andy Janovich is safe, but Andrew Beck could have a fight on his hands.
- How many receivers does Shurmur carry? Tight ends? Fullbacks?
- What does the change mean for the offensive line?
- Will young receivers be able to make an early impact?
- Is speed or the ability to separate more important for receivers?
I think #BroncosCountry needs to level-set expectations on Shurmur's offense in regards to big plays in the passing game.— Jeffrey Essary (@JeffreyEssary) February 11, 2020
It's a quick/short offense that occasionally takes shots.
His Os the last 3 yrs have been avg. to bottom of the league in pushing the ball down the field.
We also share some of Shurmur’s favorite formations and concepts like the slot fade:
One of the things I like about Shurmur's offense is their use of slot fades. Especially paired with the smoke screens they'll run. #BroncosCountry pic.twitter.com/ZN3KfV9q5q— Jeffrey Essary (@JeffreyEssary) February 9, 2020
Thanks for listening.