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The offensive line needs to gel quickly for the Broncos to have success this season

The key for the Denver Broncos offense is going to come through sound play from the offensive line.

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It is easy to get hyped about our team this time of year. OTAs are happening. News is coming out about our shiny new QB Russell Wilson spinning dimes into the end zone like he’s giving away candy at a parade.

But if you peruse the photos of the day, you will see an awful lot of shorts and very little in the way of 11 on 11 with real blocking happening.

While I get excited about hearing Nathaniel Hackett talk about designing the team’s offense to custom fit Russell Wilson, I just want to point out that for this offense to hum, it is going to take some serious work up front to get the engine started.

If you look at the history of the offense that Hackett is going to run, you will see a long list of teams that largely have predicated success off of a sound run game that opens up the passing game.

With Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, we got to see signs of what we can look to for this new Broncos offense.

Formations, motions, etc are going to look eerily similar whether it is a pass or a run. Defenses are going to have a hard time sniffing out what the Broncos are doing pre-snap. A

For that to work, the offensive line has to run block and pass block well. Of all the things I’m looking forward to this year at training camp (outside of a competent QB taking snaps of course), I’m going to be looking to see how the line plays with their shift from gap to zone. We may see some shifting around of depth / starters if some of the younger guys can really show out.

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