2020 NFL Draft Guide: Coaching Systems -- AFC West
Howard Bender take a deep-dive into both the offensive and defensive coaching systems of every NFL team and sheds some light on what you can expect from the coaches, the coordinators and the players. He continues the series with the AFC West.
Let’s continue our coverage of each team’s coaching scheme.
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AFC East (this page also includes a glossary of offensive and defensive schemes)
Offensive Breakdown: After a two-year stint with the Giants which ended on a down note due to a rash of injuries throughout the season, Pat Shurmur is bringing his west coast scheme to Denver and will remain focused on the offensive side of things. He doesn’t use a run-heavy style, but he does put an emphasis on making sure the run-game is working to set up play-action downfield. When he was the OC in Minnesota in 2017, he ran the ball 47-percent of the time which was fifth-highest that season. You’ll see a mix of 11 and 12-personnel formations and lots of outside zone runs to feature the speed of both Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay .
Through the air, you can expect a lot...