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One facet of Broncos’ Phillip Lindsay’s game certain to evolve in 2019


Phillip Lindsay keeps talking about major personal improvement in his second NFL season.

But what exactly does that look like?

The Broncos’ running back shifted from unknown to unbelievable a year ago with 1,037 yards rushing and 10 total touchdowns thanks to elite speed around the edge, surprising physicality up the middle and a knack for hitting chunk yardage plays at critical moments. Those trademarks aren’t expected to change in 2019. Now, it’s about finding nuance in the details.

Lindsay was lucky to retain running backs coach Curtis Modkins through staff turnover, but the Broncos have shifted offensive philosophies under first-year coordinator Rich Scangarello while Lindsay has been limited rehabbing a surgically repaired wrist.