While Brandon Lloyd and the Broncos receivers may not have loved seeing Josh McDaniels go, one group of Broncos had to be thrilled when John Fox was hired: The offensive linemen.
After years of throwing the ball a ton, the Broncos figure to be a run-heavy team this year.
“Even when Mike [Shanahan] was here and Jay [Cutler] started playing we threw the heck out of the ball,” guard Chris Kuper told Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “Running the ball will be great.”
Klis points out that John Fox called runs on 54% of plays in Carolina from 2008-2009. (Shanahan and McDaniels were around 40% between them.) Even last year when his team usually trailed big, Fox kept the Panthers balanced. Klis thinks the Broncos may run the ball two-thirds of the time if Tim Tebow is at quarterback.
That number sounds high, but it helps to illustrate the mindset Fox brings. It makes us think the Broncos won’t be shy about signing another running back to pair with Knowshon Moreno, possibly Fox’s old player DeAngelo Williams.