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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, July 27, 2018

The Broncos' ability to rebound from last season's 5-11 finish will hinge on two questions: Is quarterback Case Keenum the solution, and has the team done enough on defense to take full advantage of Von Miller in his prime?

For three days in July, 26 NFL offensive linemen gathered in Frisco, Texas, for what can only be described as the antidote to Von Miller's annual pass-rushing summit.

Enter Keenum and a move-it-or-lose-it directive from offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave. He wants to get the ball out of the quarterback's hands quickly and to the players who can do the most damage to a defense on that particular play.

When reviewing the numbers in preparation for this piece, I noticed something interesting: 807 fewer passes were thrown league-wide in 2017 than in 2016, while 434 more runs were attempted. The percentage of pass attempts also decreased for the first time in 10 seasons, from 55.9 in 2016 to 53.9 in '17. Without digging into what that might mean in terms of broader, long-term trends, I've adjusted my projections for the 2018 individual stat leaders accordingly.

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