The Broncos are looking to their past for some help with their offensive future.
Alex Gibbs was the offensive line coach who was in Denver when the Broncos won two Super Bowls with John Elway a one-cut, zone-blocking scheme in the running game and he has returned as a consultant to the team that Elway now runs. Gibbs, who coached the Denver blockers from 1995-2003, is expected to work with offensive line coach Dave Magazu throughout the offseason and help out in the regular season as well.
“He’ll be a good resource,” Broncos coach John Fox said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “I know from competing against (Gibbs) over the years that he can help us out.”
In addition to Gibbs, who coached in Atlanta, Houston and Seattle after leaving Denver, the Broncos also brought in zone-blocking proponent Greg Knapp as quarterbacks coach this offseason so you’d expect to see a bit more of it in the team’s offensive attack this season. How much is unclear, as is whether or not the Broncos offensive linemen will reinstitute Gibbs’ policy of players from the unit not speaking to the media.