can we show some love to the 2018 broncos real quick?
just looking at the roster, i was surprised at how good the roster was. the edge rusher room was stacked (von, rookie chubb, shaq, shane ray), and the o-line had some legitimate depth to it (paradis, turner, mcgovern, bolles, ron leary, veldheer, wilkinson). then you had phillip lindsay going off in his rookie season with royce freeman being a great compliment to him and a receiver room where courtland sutton was the wr3 for most of the season.
then you look at the coaching staff. the one that gets me the most is the offensive line coaches. sean kugler and chris strausser are both great offensive line coaches and the broncos had *both* of them on their staff. klint kubiak is now an OC and he was the QB coach of that team.
and lastly, 2018 is the last time in years that the broncos were actually somewhat relevant in december. if y’all remember they were 6-6 heading into a stretch of ‘winnable’ games and were talked about as a sleeper playoff team. obviously they fell apart at the end but that was a pretty good team looking back. that first game against the chiefs is the closest they’ve been to competitive with them in years, too.