If the wild, but short, Tim Tebow experiment in Denver showed anything it was that Mike McCoy is a flexible coach.
McCoy impressed folks from around the league by scrapping a traditional pro-style offensive scheme in four of several variations of the position to best utilize Tebow’s ability. It resulted in Denver’s first playoff win in six years.
Now that McCoy is in charge of the offense run by Peyton Manning -- perhaps the most scheme-involved quarterback in the history of the NFL -- McCoy, once again, is willing to adjust to whatever best fits his quarterback.
“There are going to be several things,” McCoy told reporters during the Broncos’ rookie minicamp during the weekend. “This is going to be a work in progress for everybody. Coaches, players, everybody within the organization, with how we’re going to do things, the types of things we’re going to change, but there are plenty of things that we’ve done in the past here that we want to give Peyton the opportunity to see. He is very flexible. He wants some new ideas and to run some new things. We’ve spent some time in the last couple of weeks explaining the things as an offensive staff we really like and things we can help him with. And that is our job. It’s going to come down to the next couple of months, by the time we come out of training camp to say, ‘OK, what do our players do best? What are the things that Peyton likes best as the quarterback?’ Because it all starts with the quarterback in our system. There are a lot of things that he hasn’t done that he is excited to look at — getting some two-back situations and things he hasn’t done a whole lot of, and we have had a lot of success with that here in the last couple of years so we are going to continue to build that. There are going to be some things that we’re going to try whether he has done then or we have done them here or other coaches have run them somewhere else and we’ll pick and choose what we’re going to do when it comes to the opening game.”
When September rolls around, be sure McCoy will have his adjustments made and ready for yet another offense in Denver.