Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco received the second-and-goal play call from offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello last week against the Los Angeles Chargers and it included three tight ends to his right, running back Phillip Lindsay in the “I” formation and receiver Courtland Sutton to the left. The play had two options: Hand off to Lindsay or throw to Sutton. Really, there was one option. “I told Joe, ‘No matter what, throw it,’” Scangarello recalled.But noticing cornerback Casey Hayward playing off coverage against Sutton and shading outside to cover the fade, Flacco changed the play and Lindsay scored on a four-yard touchdown run in an eventual 20-13 win, the Broncos’ first of the season. “It was the right decision and he made me look good,” Scangarello said in an interview with The Denver Post. “(Flacco) gets us in the right play — I don’t think he’s been wrong one time this year and there are 15-20 times a game where he has to be right.” Only the final record will determine if acquiring Flacco was right for the Broncos, a franchise desperately seeking stability at the game’s most important position. But the eye test suggests Flacco’s chemistry with his receivers, running backs… Read full this story
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