Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/17/12
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It's a passing league - no secret to anyone. But the Broncos may have been onto something last year.  While teams shift to passing offenses, the Broncos could have doubled down on being a power run team and been competitive.  Defenses are being built to stop passing attacks, not the University of Nebraska rushing attack of the 80s. While I think some team will eventually transition to a power run attack to exploit the smaller, faster defenses that exist in the modern NFL, I don't think the Broncos were equipped to do such a thing with Tim Tebow at the helm. Willis McGahee is great but fumbles and is one year older. Lance Ball is Lance Ball. Knowshown Moreno can't stay healthy.  It would take a few years to develop a ground and pound offense around Tebow. John Elway obviously agreed with me.  Or the other way around.  No matter, he relentlessly pursued Peyton Manning as a free agent. Private flights in and out of the city with Brandon Stokley picking him up at the clear-port.  Dinner...
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