Broncos OC: need to get back to running the football

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Broncos OC Mike McCoy on changes in the Broncos offensive philosophies: "We need to get back to the old Bronco way of running the football here," he said. "With our head coach, John Fox, he is determined to run the ball. When I was in Carolina with him, we had a two-headed monster every week. From our first transaction made in free agency with Stephen Davis back in 2003, he and DeShaun Foster led us to the Super Bowl running the football. Then we had DeShaun and DeAngelo (Williams), then we got Jonathan Stewart from Oregon once DeShaun left and went to San Francisco. So we will do a great job running the football and get back to the way Terrell (Davis) used to run the ball here."

Fox echoed that sentiment, reiterating that running back could be one of the position groups the team looks to bolster through free agency, adding to a talented offense.

"Offensively, there are actually two or three strengths," Fox said. "We were 13th in the league in total offense, I think we were seventh in passing and down a little lower in the run game. I think when we balance that a little bit more it will be more conducive to points because it makes you more effective in the red area. I think we've got a young offensive line that I think is talented. I think we've got a young receiver corps that is talented and I really believe quarterback is a strength. I don't know who's going to be that guy yet, but this is as strong one through three that I've been with in 23 years of coaching in the National Football League."

Fantasy Impact: 

Expect the Broncos to add a running back in free agency. DeAngelo Williams is being linked as an obvious suitor.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason