Originally Posted by Wolf6151
What came first the chicken or the egg? Did Kubiak's offense make John Elway a HOF QB, or did the HOF QB make Kubiak look better than he really was? I lean towards the latter being more correct. Either way that was years ago and this is a very "what have you done lately" league and last years offense sure didn't look like that of an offensive guru. I've heard it said many times in many different places that Kubiak is to stubborn and it makes me wonder if he's wants to run his offense his way in spite of it's effectiveness or lack there of, or if Kubiak has made adjustments with the changing NFL. Is he keeping up with the times, is he innovative?
There are a lot of things you can look at.
The most important thing is what Elway said himself. How the WCO revived his career.
At the time, Elway was already 35, yet he went on to have the most consistent 4 years of his career.
All his important numbers improved across the board.
You name it; from TD/INT ratio, completion percentage, Air Yard per attempt, yard per attempt, number of times sacked, adjusted net yard per attempt, QB rating.
He also had a strong running game to support him.
In those four years, the Broncos ranked highly in ypc; 3 times in second place and 4th place the other year.
There was no doubt which is which.