Phillip Lindsay opens up about the new Broncos offense
The Denver Broncos emphasized shoring up their firepower on offense this offseason. Running back Phillip Lindsay is among those that are optimistic about a potential resurgence in the 2020 NFL season.
The Broncos made some changes to the coaching staff by replacing former offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello with Pat Shurmur. According to Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic, Lindsay feels his skill set makes him an ideal fit in Shurmur’s approach:
“I think it’s gonna be simpler for us to learn,” Lindsay said. “And I think it’s going to be aggressive. I just think that it’s what fits my style, and I’ve been able to adapt to every style, but I think that this style right here is something that is going to fit me, kind of like how my rookie year was. I’m excited about that.”
This will be the third consecutive year that Lindsay and the offense has had to get adjusted to a new scheme. He thrived as a rookie under Bill Musgrave and emerged as quite a steal by going from an undrafted player to making the Pro Bowl. He followed it up with another strong year in Scangarello’s offense. However, issues under center and along the offensive line largely prevented him from taking that next step.
There will now be plenty of mouths to feed in Denver with this revamped receiving corps and a newly-formed backfield tandem in Lindsay and Melvin Gordon. Although Gordon’s arrival has seemingly put a cap on the former’s potential touches, he appears to be optimistic about what this group can achieve in the 2020 campaign.