|Offense||4th||111.6 (15th)||291.3 (4th)|
|Defense||3rd||79.8 (2nd)||225.4 (9th)|
Sun Sep 7
|W 31 - 24||IND|
Sun Sep 14
|W 24 - 17||KC|
Sun Sep 21
|L 26 - 20||at SEA|
Sun Oct 5
|W 41 - 20||ARI|
Sun Oct 12
|W 31 - 17||at NYJ|
Sun Oct 19
|W 42 - 17||SF|
Thu Oct 23
|W 35 - 21||SD|
Sun Nov 2
|L 43 - 21||at NE|
Sun Nov 9
|W 41 - 17||at OAK|
Sun Nov 16
|L 22 - 7||at STL|
Sun Nov 23
|W 39 - 36||MIA|
Sun Nov 30
|W 29 - 16||at KC|
Sun Dec 7
|W 24 - 17||BUF|
Sun Dec 14
|W 22 - 10||at SD|
Mon Dec 22
|L 37 - 28||at CIN|
Sun Dec 28
|W 47 - 14||OAK|
Sun Jan 11
|L 24 - 13||IND|
“I think you prepare to help him call that game throughout the course of the week," Kubiak said. “A lot of people put emphasis on him calling plays at the line, but you’ve also prepared to do that throughout the course of the week, so you, as a coach, 'Here’s what I think is best in that situation.' In a lot of ways you’re still working together. You’re just going about it a different way."
“You never want to put a player in a position where he’s doing something he’s uncomfortable with," Kubiak said. “One of things about having a veteran, especially like Peyton, he’s going to let you know, 'This is what I do best and this is what I feel comfortable with.' That’s what you need to go do as a coach. You might tweak things here or there that you think may help, but you’re never going to take him out of his comfort zone and what he feels like he does best.”
Manning, 39, recently took a pay cut of $4 million to help clear salary cap space for the team.
Kubiak told reporters at the NFL meetings Tuesday that he has spoken with Manning about decreasing his reps, allowing him to rest up and stay fresh heading into the postseason.
"I want to do what's best for him," Kubiak explained, via The Denver Post. "I went through the same process with John (Elway) late in his career, and it was a battle for me and Mike (Shanahan) to do some things with him."
Osweiler, 24, has never started a game for the Broncos after being drafted in 2012. Though he is not a threat to start over Manning, he will see more time on the practice field, in meetings and during games in which the team has a big lead.
"I think it’s time for him to make a big jump, not just a little jump," Kubiak said from the media availability at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. "I think it’s time for him to make a big jump and how we end up being built at receiver—I know that [WR] Wes [Welker] is still [a] free [agent] and there are some things that still need to pan out—but obviously his play time is fixing to pick up and it needs to pick up. We need him to make a big jump."
Kubiak thought highly of the young wideout when he was entering the 2014 draft.
"He came by the office the other day. I thought a lot about him coming out [of college]. I spent a lot of time with him in Baltimore," Kubiak said, reflecting on last year's draft. "We were very interested in him going into the draft, so I knew him very well. It’s funny. I told him in Baltimore, ‘Hey, we might not end up with you, but our paths may cross some day.’ He walked into my office and said, ‘Hell, I didn’t know it would be this quick.’ He’s a fine player. He showed a lot of flashes from me watching him in practice."
As a rookie, Latimer finished the season playing in eight games with only two receptions for 23 yards.
Gary Kubiak said that he wasn't worried about fitting quarterback
"I'd pick Peyton Manning for any offense," Kubiak said at a breakfast with the media on Tuesday, per ESPN. "I mean, we're going to go do what he does best. We're not going to go roll out if that's not something that's a strength of our team. We're going to do what he does best. ... I'd pick him any day of the week."
Anderson had the best success of any of the Broncos' running backs in 2014, running for 849 yards and eight touchdowns after assuming the starting role midway through the season.
Competing for playing time in the backfield will once again be Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman.
Historically, Kubiak's offenses have been effective in running the football. As the Ravens offensive coordinator in 2014, Kubiak led the rushing attack to an average of 126.2 yards per game, which ranked eighth in the NFL.