Familiarity helps breed a superior brand of Broncos

Broncos players including Orlando Franklin (top) celebrate a touchdown last season. (Rick...

Broncos players including Orlando Franklin (top) celebrate a touchdown last season. (Rick Wilking/Reuters/Files)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:29 PM ET

Don't underestimate familiarity as a huge factor in the Denver Broncos' superior offensive play so far this season.

For the first time in John Fox's stint as head coach the Broncos are running the same offence, behind the same quarterback, for a second consecutive season.

"It's always good when you have familiarity on offence," right offensive tackle Orlando Franklin, a Toronto native, said in a telephone interview on Friday from Denver.

"I know a lot of guys (on the offence) who feel more comfortable this season, and I know I feel a lot more comfortable having the same offence as last year. Guys are able to execute faster, and at a higher level."

And what a level.

The Broncos are 3-0 and winning by an average of 19 points per game. The defence has proven more stout than expected, especially with their two best defenders -- rush linebacker Von Miller and cornerback Champ Bailey -- missing the first three weeks.


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