The Broncos may have a new offensive coordinator, but we all know who is really coordinating the offense.
Quarterbacks coach Adam Gase was promoted to offensive coordinator Thursday, following in the footsteps of Mike McCoy who recently accepted the head coaching position in San Diego. Fortunately, Peyton Manning should relieve some of the pressure from the first year NFL coordinator.
“You have one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time as your quarterback—I’m excited,” said Gase, who has spent the past four years with Denver coaching the wide receivers and quarterbacks. “We’re looking to go pedal to the metal and play as fast as possible and be aggressive and score as many points as possible every game.”
The Broncos averaged 30.1 points per game this year, second in the league only behind New England.
Denver will likely run basically the same offense as they did with McCoy. Gase will be calling the plays, which he actually did on several occasions during the regular season, late in games during a few lopsided wins. It’ll certainly be a learning experience, but he will also have the benefit of Manning double-checking his work.
“He [Manning] does a great job of, when you give him a play, if it needs to be better, he does a great job of putting you in that play,” said Gase Friday. “It’s the best situation possible for a guy calling plays. If you call something and it’s not good, he fixes it and puts you in a better play. That’s what he does that’s so great that I don’t think people admire enough.”
Gase has the opportunity to learn from, and even coach a little, a future hall of famer.