The Denver Broncos have fired offense coach Mike McCoy and replaced him with Bill Musgrave, the quarterbacks coach, for the remainder of the season following their 6th straight loss of the season. As an avid Broncos fan I suppose Elway needed a scapegoat, but the Broncos problems go much deeper than just the offense. Here are my personal observations.
Weak offensive line. Too many sacks of the QB, and problems in running the ball.
Weak at QB. Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiller are not the high caliper QBs of the Payton Manning era. They are 24th in scoring at 18.3 points per game, and have not scored over 20 points in seven of their last eight games.
Mike McCoy was an accomplished head coach and defensive coach so it goes beyond just coaching.
Maybe the Broncos should have hired Colin Kaepernick as their quarterback. But then the fans would have blamed him for the losses.
John Elway management decisions. I think everyone agrees that the Denver defense was the premier defense that won the Super Bowl for Denver in 2016. Peyton Manning was on his way down and the defense under Wade Phillips carried the weight. So what did Elway do? He fired all the coaches and failed to elevate Wade Phillips to the head job.
Wade Phillips found a job as defensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Rams and now that team has one of the better defenses in the league...not the best but pretty good for a first year coach and far better than the Broncos. The Rams were 4-12 last season and now they are 7-3 and in first place in the division. That's not entirely due to the defense, but it played a large part.
The Broncos are 3-7 having given up 51 points to Philadelphia and 41 to New England in back to back games. You can't blame that on Mike McCoy.