Broncos will have a committee approach at running back

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After keeping last year’s top two runners, signing a veteran and drafting a rookie, the Broncos are planning a running back-by-committee approach.

Coach Vance Joseph said today that he expects new arrival Jamaal Charles, last year’s co-starters C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker, and rookie De’Angelo Henderson all to get playing time at running back.

“Every position on our football team is going to be competitive,” Joseph said. “The running back position, you need two or three guys who are going to carry the load. It’s no longer a one-guy position. I’m excited to have Jamaal, C.J., Book, even De’Angelo in the mix there. It’s a good group, it’s going to be competitive and that’s the way it should be.”

The Broncos’ running offense was a major disappointment last season and a major part of the reason they missed the playoffs. Joseph thinks he can turn that around with strength in numbers.

39 responses to “Broncos will have a committee approach at running back

  1. As a close friend of the organization this is what one would expect. You have your grinder in Booker, your versatility in Anderson and your burner in Charles. A three-headed monster. Denver will be the number 1 rushing team next season with the Saints and Cowboys being close by (as I am a close friend of those organizations, as well)

  2. widerightyouloseagain says:
    May 12, 2017 4:11 PM
    6 wins would be a good season for the Donko’s.

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    I think they’re capable of 8-8 or 9-7, but they’ll likely miss the playoffs.

    McCoy will try to thrust Simien or Lynch into a Phillip Rivers type QB, and neither is Rivers.

    It’s just not their thing and Lynch looks like a bust. Simien is the better prospect, but he is more of a traditional “Hi, I need a run game to be good” kind of QB.

    Won’t be enough.

  3. I am a close friend of the donkeys as well. Like the first commenter mentioned, they are aiming for 6 wins to achieve their target and call it a successful season.

  4. As someone who doubts the previous poster is a close friend of anyone at all this is hardly news worthy in today’s game. The bell cow back is an exception now rather than the rule

  5. raiderrob68 says:
    May 12, 2017 4:21 PM

    I am a close friend of the donkeys as well. Like the first commenter mentioned, they are aiming for 6 wins to achieve their target and call it a successful season
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    Hey raiderrob,

    Congrats on your first winning season in 12 years.

  6. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 4:51 PM

    Elway is driving the Broncos right off the cliff.
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    and Pats for life, that is why Denver is the only team the Pats dont have a winning record against?? Explain, we are waiting.

  7. You do the “running back by committee” when you don’t have a superstar running back.

  8. “The smart move is to take just one running back and run him until the wheels fall off …. 9 times out of 10 it will happen before or during the playoffs.” — Mike “Trip” Tomlin

  9. tylawspick6 says:
    May 12, 2017 4:20 PM
    widerightyouloseagain says:
    May 12, 2017 4:11 PM
    6 wins would be a good season for the Donko’s.

    1 4
    Report comment

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    I think they’re capable of 8-8 or 9-7, but they’ll likely miss the playoffs.

    McCoy will try to thrust Simien or Lynch into a Phillip Rivers type QB, and neither is Rivers.

    It’s just not their thing and Lynch looks like a bust. Simien is the better prospect, but he is more of a traditional “Hi, I need a run game to be good” kind of QB.

    Won’t be enough.

    We get it dude, you know nothing about football. You don’t have to post anymore to prove it.

  10. fakebookfreddy says:
    May 12, 2017 5:07 PM

    Brady, 3-7 in Denver. My, my, my!
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    Brady, 6-2 in New England vs Denver. Not sure what this proves either.

  11. donkos will never fire elway

    it will be hilarious years from now when
    he still shows he knows little about procuring
    talent and salary allocation based on the market

  12. They will win 6 or 7, good enough for 4th in the AFC West. Their defense will show signs of age this year and won’t be able to carry the poor offense Denver has. Their window is rapidly closing. AFC West will be between The Raiders and KC with SD being 8-8 or maybe 9-7.

  13. Brady has been to SEVEN Super Bowls, and won FIVE! My, my,my!
    That’s the record that matters!
    I seem to recall a certain team getting blown out by Seattle, the same Seattle team Tom beat the very next year.

  14. fakebookfreddy says:
    May 12, 2017 5:06 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 4:51 PM

    Elway is driving the Broncos right off the cliff.
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    and Pats for life, that is why Denver is the only team the Pats dont have a winning record against?? Explain, we are waiting.

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    He is. Jets fan..don’t confuse him with actual Pats fans.. Denver Amy NE always play each other tough. Much respect from me.

  15. So, I guess you’re saying the Broncos will be picking in the top ten for next year’s draft. Nothing wrong with that, they had a neck of a run.

  16. Afc west going to be really competitive this year, don’t see a team having a losing record. Chargers should be way better, Broncos still have a defense. Chiefs are always up there and the Raiders have the best QB in the Division.. stay tuned

  17. THE OFF SEASON = The greatest time of the year to be a Faders fan for the last four decades.

    Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne had better buy a bigger van to haul that tarp across I-15…

  18. 1 decent Raider fan on this thread. The rest are slithering out from under their rocks after a 12 year silence. Enjoy your future DUIs when you road trip to Vegas baby.

  19. Oh glorious. Newbie coach Joseph says every position is open and the players will have to COMPETE like men for them. Give me a break. This aint highschool. Im sure Von Miller wont be competing for anything. Grow up Vance!

  20. It might start off as a committee until Jamal Charles for CJ Anderson go on a tear then it will be down to a two-headed monster until you there somebody gets hurt or one starts to pull away

  21. raidernation707 says:
    May 12, 2017 8:52 PM
    Afc west going to be really competitive this year, don’t see a team having a losing record. Chargers should be way better, Broncos still have a defense. Chiefs are always up there and the Raiders have the best QB in the Division.. stay tuned

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    Best QB in the division? Phillip Rivers might have something to say about that

  22. raidernation707 says:
    May 12, 2017 8:52 PM
    Afc west going to be really competitive this year, don’t see a team having a losing record. Chargers should be way better, Broncos still have a defense. Chiefs are always up there and the Raiders have the best QB in the Division.. stay tuned

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    Best QB in the division? Phillip Rivers might have something to say about that
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    Pardon the interruption, but Raider Nation believes Carr is the best qb of all time despite having a sub.500 career record, no playoff wins, not AFC West titles.

  23. Pats don’t have a winning record against Denver.
    Great. Thanks for that.

    Q: Why does that matter?
    A: It doesn’t

    5 Rings and we never once Cheated the Salary Cap.
    The Denver Salary-Cappers are replete with asterisks

    Draft picks were STOLEN from us and it still didn’t matter. How did the Salary Cappers make out last year? Oh, that’s right, they didn’t.

    A couple years ago, Donkey fans were having us believe Brock Osweiller was the 2nd coming. He came alright. Then he went.
    Who is it now? Lynch? LOL. Seiman….LOL again

    Von Miller and Peyton Manning are PED hawks.
    Enjoy your tarnished SB’s.
    Elway is synonymous with Cheat
    Donkeys*

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