ENGLEWOOD, Colo.** – While most people trying to get a feel for the Broncos' new offense have zeroed in on Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison's plans for a more balanced attack, Dennison is concentrating on defense, or to be exact: what he can do to keep them guessing.
"We're going out there and running plays … trying to make the defense cover the entire field, run and pass," said Dennison. "That's the big issue, that's the big key that we're trying to get done.
"The emphasis is, 'Hey, let's make them defend everything.' And whatever they don't defend, that's what we'll take advantage of."
Last season the Broncos offense was dubbed "wide receiver heaven" by Emmanuel Sanders after he and Demaryius Thomas both eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark and made the Pro Bowl. While running back C.J. Anderson wasn't too shabby on the ground last season with 849 yards on 179 carries, he and running back Montee Ball could see more snaps in 2015.
The Broncos' offseason minicamp continued on Wednesday as the team had its second minicamp practice.
This balanced attack is what Dennison calls The Denver Broncos 2015 Offense. The nickname is as simple and as straightforward as Dennison's scheme: "Whatever we're get good at, that's what we'll do."
With a backfield as talented as their receiving corps, Dennison attributes his ability to keep defenses on their toes to players he's working with this year.
"That's the benefit of having really good players," Dennison said. "They understand what their strengths and weaknesses are. They work on their weaknesses and try to exploit their strengths and I think our guys are doing that."
When September arrives and the evaluations begin, Dennison says the Broncos offense and staff need to only concentrate on a few things: "Winning games, operate the offense, win games."
To Dennison, remarkable yardage and points don't impress him as much as the win column after every contest and the ability for the offense to move the ball.
"There may be some times [when] we have to score a lot, there may be some times [when] we need to score enough," said Dennison. "Whatever it takes to win games, that's what we're looking at and whatever it takes to move the ball. If they've got a bunch of guys at the line of scrimmage, we'll chuck it all over the place. But if they've got them all back, we'll run it. We'll do whatever it takes to win games."