Expect to See Denver Use QB Osweiler in 2015


“I think as a coach you have to make those suggestions to players,” Kubiak said Tuesday during the AFC coaches’ breakfast at the Arizona Biltmore resort, where the league is holding its annual league meetings. “But sometimes with the great ones, the reason they’re great is you have to battle them on things like that because they’re used to being a part of it every day.

“I want to do what’s best for him. I went through the same process with John (Elway) late in his career, and it was a battle for me and Mike (Shanahan) to do some things with him.”

Kubiak said adjustments were made in 1997-98 with Elway in regards to meetings, practice and training camp, meaning Elway did less.

One other concession Kubiak will make for young man Manning: The coach will bend his offensive system to fit the quarterback’s skill set rather than have the quarterback fit the coach’s scheme.

“I’m the one who has to adjust and find out how I’m going to mesh everything together,” Kubiak said. “That’s what we’ve been doing, and I told Peyton that from the start. We are going to run his offense and do what he does best, but it’s going to be the Broncos’ offense.

“Obviously, I love to run the ball, and I love the play pass. I love to do those things, so there is going to be a commitment there, but there is 17 years of investment in what he’s done better than anybody, and we’re not going to run away from that.”

It’s a stretch to say the Broncos have put Manning on notice. It’s not that he’s competing with Osweiler for the starting quarterback job.

via Mike Klis of The Denver Post

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