The rookie from Wisconsin ran well but as long as Peyton Manning is taking snaps in Denver, backs need to be effective in the passing game too. Ball struggled in this role throughout the first half of the Broncos' preseason tilt with the Seahawks.
Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has expressed fondness for his current job situation, but is expected to investigate head coaching possibilities after the Bears and Cardinals contacted the Broncos about his availability Monday.
You knew that with Peyton Manning at the helm, the Broncos' offense would be potent. But the Broncos actually finished the season ranked higher in total defense (second) than offense (fourth) after holding the Chiefs to 119 yards.