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Mile High Morning: Who could have the most to gain from Denver's expected changes on offense?


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Nathaniel Hackett's arrival in Denver also signifies the arrival of a new, more exciting offense for the Broncos.

As he said in his introductory press conference, Hackett and his still-developing staff will work to implement a more explosive scheme based in West Coast offense principles in the hopes of improving Denver's 23rd-ranked scoring offense.

"I think the starting point is outside zone," Hackett said on Jan. 28. "Outside zone on offense is what you want to do, and you want to base that off of play-pass. You want to make the defense cover the entire field. You want to take shots down the field."

With that kind of a change in the works, ESPN’s Jeff Legwold singled out three players who could reap the biggest rewards on offense: running back Javonte Williams, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and guard Quinn Meinerz.

"Rod Smith, Ed McCaffrey, Demaryius Thomas all proved it and Jeudy should flourish in it -- a precision offense demands precision from its receivers and the most precise will benefit the most," Legwold wrote. "Jeudy is consistently lauded by defensive coaches around the league for his ability to create space with his footwork, speed and suddenness."

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Packers running back Aaron Jones joined “Good Morning Football” on Thursday, and during his appearance, he spoke about the former Green Bay coaches who found new homes this offseason, including Hackett.

"Hackett, he does a great job every day," Jones said. "He knows how to get guys to buy in, lock in. And he takes the time to invest in his players, as well. Me and him would work every day during special teams. I'm not on special teams. [He would say,] 'Come catch these balls. Come do this, come do this.' We're working, and he's investing in his players. Definitely going to miss him."

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