Good morning, Broncos Country!
It's a fantastic week in Mile High City, when John Elway has almost completed his overhaul of the Broncos coaching staff after closing the deal on Wednesday with Rich Scangarello, former 49ers quarterback coach, being the Broncos & # 39; 39; new offensive coordinator.
Combined with the new offensive line manager Mike Munchak (and hopefully current running back coach Curtis Modkins, there is renewed hope in the Broncos Country that the Denver offense can be exciting again.
Or at least interesting – and hopefully effective
While Hall-of-Famer Munchak has proved his mettle as an O-line coach who recently coached the best offensive line in the Pittsburgh league, Scangarello comes without experience as an NFL level coordinator, but enough from college.
And that was probably why he was so enticing to Elway and new chief consultant Vic Fangio.
Scangarello's success with four different quarterbacks ̵
Matt Barrows, now covering Niners for The Athletic, told that story in a 2017 Sacramento Bee article About the QB coach, who, during coaching at UC Davis in 2009, was hired by Raiders to work with their quarterbacks:
A year earlier, the Texans hired [Kyle] Shanahan to run their misdemeanor, making him 28 years , the youngest coordinator in the league. While Scangarello was in Oakland, Shanahan's Texan crime averaged nearly 300 passing yards per day. Games, the best in the league.
His system hit Scangarello as a thunderbolt. It was impressive, brilliant and shattered so well with Scangarello's own ideas that he began adopting key components at the next stop in his career.
"I began to model my misdemeanor after his," he said. "That's what I always thought far from. The truth is, I learned from his movie and he didn't even know it for years." Scangarello told Barrows that he knew he would really need to work with Shanahan to fully understand the concept, so when a position that did not even have a title opened under Shanahan at Falcons, Scangarello took it.
"The truth is that it ended me in the cycle to know all about this system," he said. "… I really took the job in Atlanta for free, honestly. And I wasn't scared. I was willing to do the job and I really just wanted to be around coach Shanahan."
And having worked closely with Shanahan at the Falcons, Scangarello taught that evaluation of quarterbacks to thrive in their complex system should go beyond mere force.
It was supposed to take a quarterback to deal with things quickly, because that was what the pro-game required. And undoubtedly, part of Scangarello's success with Nick Mullens, when Jimmy Garoppolo and then CJ Beathard went down with injuries, was actually starting months before when assessing the Southern Miss quarterback during the preparation.
"No one visualizes as they do in the NFL. So be creative with how you see their learning style, how they keep information, how they treat it, and how they formulate it," Scangarello told The Athletic. "Because one of the more underrated things in playing quarterback is your ability to articulate things clearly for everyone and that can be a major obstacle to quarterbacks, good players who can't get it done. It keeps them back. "
" "When looking for a development prospect or quarterback later in a draft or a free agent," he added, "it puts together a puzzle of qualities that will make this guy get the most out of it even though the 2019 quarterback for the Broncos may still be in question, it seems clear that Elway has chosen a new offensive coordinator to help him do a much better job evaluating young talent and Ultimately develop a quarterback of the future.
Horse Tracks – docllv's choice of day
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"I want to say the only thing I could really appreciate beyond anything with the Shanahan coach is that he is trying to score on every single game he calls," Scangarello said. "And I never thought of that way as a doctor in the pass. Sometimes I thought more about staying on the table. And he always thought: & # 39; How can we attack the defense and create explosive (playing)? & # 39; It really changed my mindset for the better.
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