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Broncos LT Ryan Clady is expected to be one of the main beneficiaries of new coach Gary Kubiak's offense.

Kubiak is a proponent of the zone-blocking system that excels with athletic linemen like Clady. It's the same system Clady played when the Broncos drafted him 12th overall in the 2008 draft. The Broncos have become more of a power offense with Peyton Manning under center. Kubiak will implement more ZBS concepts than ex-OC Adam Gase. Clady was PFF's 41st-ranked tackle in 2014.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 25 - 11:18 AM

Broncos signed QB Zac Dysert to a reserve/future contract.

Dysert, 24, spent the entire season on Denver's practice squad. He'll enter the offseason as the No. 3 quarterback behind Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler.
Jan 21 - 7:13 PM

The Denver Post's Woody Paige reports Peyton Manning plans to return to the Broncos in 2015.

Paige isn't a Broncos beat writer, but has a long history in the Denver area and cites "three trustworthy sources." As long as Manning passes his annual spring physical and informs the team prior to March 9, he should be back for another run at the Super Bowl in 2015 under new coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak and GM John Elway have both publicly voiced their support for Manning's return.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 21 - 11:06 AM

Speaking at his introductory press conference, new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak hinted he'd give Peyton Manning wide latitude with the offense.

"We're going to run the Denver Broncos' offense, not Gary Kubiak's offense," were Kubiak's exact words. It's Kubiak's way of making it publicly clear to Manning that he'll still be able to run the show as he sees fit. Kubiak has more of an established identity that Manning's previous Denver play-callers, but the sides shouldn't have an issue bridging differences. A fading Manning should appreciate Kubiak's commitment to the running game.
Jan 20 - 2:43 PM

C.J. Anderson said the Gary Kubiak offense fits him well.

We'd agree. Kubiak executes a Shanahanian scheme, which means zone-blocking concepts and one-cut running. It's been incredibly successful on the ground, producing big Kubiak-led seasons out of Clinton Portis, Reuben Droughns, Mike Anderson, Steve Slaton, Arian Foster and Justin Forsett. Anderson's downhill style meshes well and he showed true foundation-back ability once given a chance in 2014. There's first-round fantasy upside here.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 20 - 10:01 AM

Former Broncos QB Jake Plummer believes Peyton Manning and new coach Gary Kubiak can work together.

Kubiak runs a Shanahan West Coast offense, one that typically features a lot of bootlegs, roll-outs and throwing on the run. That obviously doesn't fit Manning's skill set. However, Kubiak had plenty of success with similarly immobile Matt Schaub in Houston and even a declining Manning is a better option than Brock Osweiler. Peyton is reportedly still undecided on his future, but we'd be surprised if he didn't suit up for $19 million next season. In Kubiak's lone year with the Ravens, Joe Flacco set career-highs in passing yards (3,986), touchdowns (27) and QBR (67.3).
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 19 - 9:56 AM

Broncos will hire Rick Dennison as their new offensive coordinator.

Gary Kubiak is bringing Dennison with him once again. This time, it's to talent-laden Denver where he'll institute a version of the Kubiak/Shanahan scheme that will likely be tweaked to fit Peyton Manning. Dennison played for the Broncos from 1982-90 and was a coach in Denver from 1995-2009 under Mike Shanahan. He's been with Kubiak for stops in Houston and Baltimore.
Jan 19 - 12:01 AM

Broncos finalized a four-year contract with Gary Kubiak to become their head coach.

It's a homecoming for Kubiak, who played for the Broncos from 1983-91 and was an assistant coach under Mike Shanahan there from 1995-05. Kubiak coached current Broncos boss John Elway during the first four years of that stint. He'll bring the Shanahan offense back to Denver, which means a consistently effective one-cut run scheme (hello, C.J. Anderson) and an "X" receiver that gets peppered with targets (hello, Demaryius Thomas). On Kubiak's watch, the 2014 Ravens set a franchise record in offensive yards per game (364.9), scored roughly a touchdown more per game than they did in 2013 and Justin Forsett came out of nowhere to finish as fantasy's No. 8 RB. Of course, the biggest moving part here is Peyton Manning. Although Kubiak reportedly wasn't interested in Manning three years ago in Houston, we suspect he'll want Peyton over Brock Osweiler this time around -- even if he has to change his scheme a bit.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 18 - 9:19 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Peyton Manning is still undecided on his future.

Both Manning and the Broncos have another month or so before Peyton has to take his annual physical to lock in his $19 million salary. It appears the Broncos have landed on Gary Kubiak as their next head coach. Manning wanted to sign with Kubiak's Texans ahead of the 2012 season, but Houston was content with Matt Schaub at the time. So, the Kubiak hire would likely be viewed as a positive for Manning. However, Kubiak's West Coast offense doesn't look like a great fit for a 39-year-old quarterback that can't move and escape pressure. Most Broncos writers expect Manning to return for an 18th season.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 18 - 10:55 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ravens OC Gary Kubiak intends to take the Broncos' head-coaching job if it's offered to him.

This has been the feeling around the league, and it's been crystal-clear to everyone. GM John Elway has been poking around other candidates, though some have even canceled interviews because they see the writing on the wall with Kubiak. Elway and Kubiak are very close. Kubiak coached Elway in the late 1990s.
Jan 18 - 10:17 AM

Ravens QB coach Rick Dennison is considered the frontrunner for the Broncos' offensive coordinator job.

Dennison was Gary Kubiak's offensive coordinator in Houston and coordinated the Broncos' offense from 2006-08. An offensive line guru, Dennison has extensive experience in Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme. The Ravens also have interest in Dennison as a potential in-house replacement for Kubiak.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 17 - 9:31 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Ravens "expect" OC Gary Kubiak to be named the Broncos' next head coach.

Kubiak is interviewing with the team on Sunday. Per Werder, coach John Harbaugh would be "understanding" if Kubiak went back on his word to remain in Baltimore. Harbaugh appears sympathetic to Denver being a special opportunity for Kubiak, who both played and coordinated in the Rockies. Doug Marrone has reportedly canceled his Broncos interview, which is another sign GM John Elway is zeroing in on Kubiak as his man.
Jan 16 - 3:28 PM

Ravens OC Gary Kubiak will interview for the Broncos' head-coaching vacancy this weekend.

After shooting down head-coaching inquiries from the Bears and Jets, Kubiak has decided to take an interview for the recently-opened Broncos vacancy. Kubiak spent all nine seasons of his playing career in Denver and then was on Mike Shanahan's coaching staff as QBs coach and OC for 11 years. A Shanahan pupil, Kubiak runs the same offense. He coached GM John Elway and is said to be "far and away" Elway's top choice.
Jan 16 - 10:10 AM

The Broncos will interview Bengals DBs coach Vance Joseph for their head-coaching vacancy.

Joseph is perhaps the first true wild card of coaching-carousel season. A reserve quarterback and cornerback for the University of Colorado in the '90s, Joseph has been an NFL defensive backs coach since 2005. He spent 2011-13 with the Texans before joining Marvin Lewis' staff last season. Joseph is a long-shot in Denver, but GM John Elway has hinted he's willing to think outside the box.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 16 - 12:59 AM

Impending free agent DT Terrance Knighton said the Broncos haven't indicated to him that he'll be back with the team in 2015.

Coming off another strong season that saw him grade out as a top-nine interior run-stuffer, Knighton will be looking to cash in as a soon-to-be 29-year-old. He's always had success under Jack Del Rio and could potentially follow him to Oakland if he's to get the Raiders' head-coaching job. The Broncos have to lock up fellow free agents Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas before Knighton.
Jan 14 - 2:24 PM


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