Broncos receivers coach Tyke Tolbert sees the same benefits of an the increased focus on the run game.
“It’s very good for the receivers from the standpoint where there are a lot of big plays in this offense to be made,” he said. “There’s probably a little more emphasis on the run than we’ve had in the past, but because of the run, you get the safeties to come up more and you get one more safety in the box, and now you have more single coverage outside. So any receiver will like single coverage.
“If you’re single with Emmanuel Sanders, I’m taking Emmanuel every time. If you’re single with Demaryius Thomas, I’m taking D.T. every time. The more we run the ball and the more success we have in running the ball, it’ll open up more for receivers to have big plays down the field.”
As our own TJ Hernandez summarized in his article, How Gary Kubiak Impacts the Denver Broncos, worries about the Broncos suddenly taking the air out of the ball are probably overblown. His system is conducive to strong WR1 and TE1 numbers, but he's never had a secondary receiver that has the talent/experience combination of Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos' passing game should be just fine.