The formula in Denver when they have been successful has been to run the ball, effectively wearing down opponents for four quarters in the Mile High air.
Knowing this, head coach John Fox brought in power back Willis McGahee to compliment Moreno's slashing style of play. In his third and possibly last season in Denver, Knowshon Moreno has failed to produce at the level the Broncos have hoped for.
This—among yet another series of injuries for the third year back—has prompted Fox to promote McGahee to the featured role. However, given his age and lack of help from Moreno, it may be time to promote up-and-comer Lance Ball, and begin to move away from the Moreno experiment.
Running the ball equals controlling the clock and the pace of the game. It keeps your defense fresh and their defense tired. If healthy, Willis can give Denver a chance to win, but without help that chance may fade fast.