Week 10 N.F.L. Quick Hits: A Broncos Offense That Builds
The second touchdown was an example of what’s called “building offense,” which is when plays derive from earlier plays. It’s something the Broncos do better than any team. In this instance, the field position and receiver alignment were similar to Thomas’s first score. Thomas again ran an out-route. This time, cornerback Shareece Wright, knowing Denver’s tendencies, sat on it.
Peyton Manning, expecting that Wright would play the tendency, called a route that had Thomas make the out-cut but then immediately redirect back inside. It was an easy touchdown.
Brilliant stuff from Adam Gase and Peyton Manning. What's a defense to do?