There wasn’t much to complain about on offense for the Broncos in 2013.
They scored 606 points, Peyton Manning set a record for the most touchdown passes in a single season and five different players scored at least 10 touchdowns on the way to an AFC title. Most teams would be thrilled to simply repeat that kind of productivity, especially after losing wide receiver Eric Decker to free agency, but offensive coordinator Adam Gase has bigger things on his mind.
“Oh yeah, we can be better. We can do some things better, we can make better calls, I can make better calls, I can get us in better situations,” Gase said, via ESPN.com. “There are some things we’ve got our eyes on.”
The one spot where there’s clear room for improvement would be in the running game, where the Broncos felt they underperformed last season even as Knowshon Moreno was running for more than 1,000 yards. The team ran for just more than four yards per carry, a number that could have been higher given how much respect opponents had to pay the Broncos passing game.
Moreno wasn’t re-signed and the team is looking to Montee Ball to carry the load well enough to set up Peyton Manning’s play-action game, something that second-round pick Cody Latimer could also help after John Elway called him the best blocking wideout in this year’s draft. Whether that leads to a better Broncos offense is up in the air, but just repeating would likely be good enough to get Denver back to the top of the AFC.