I read a great article recently on the "Denver Broncos' Chemistry Experiment."
I can't remember which major sporting news source published it, or for the life of me who wrote it, but the article essentially surmised that the Denver Broncos have taken a talent cut for a chemistry boost. I don't necessarily agree on all fronts.
Certainly Brandon Marshall is irreplaceable. The guy was a integral part of the team last season and for the seasons preceding, but he brought along character issues that were entirely insurmountable. Jay Cutler was sent packing before him, but I've never really understood the infatuation with the under-performing interception king. It seems like a lot of people assumed that because he was a top 12 pick, at quarterback, he was a top NFL talent.
For a long time his powerful arm and youth have gotten him by on the line that "he'll be really good some day." Jay Cutler's clock has run, so I don't see the talent loss there.
What the Denver Broncos have done, even while decimated by injury, is improve their defense dramatically and then diversify their offensive portfolio.
I know that term sounds a little bit foreign in this economic climate, but try to remember back to the good ole days and you'll know what I'm talking about.
A big part of that has been the improvement in Kyle Orton's game as the pocket passer of now, but also the inclusion of Tim Tebow's Wild Horses offense.
This brief slide show is a preview of how it might work, and who the key pieces will be.