If the Denver Broncos are going to bounce back from a down year on offense, it’s going to start with the offensive line. Former Broncos offensive lineman Ken Lanier is optimistic Denver has made the right moves both with personnel and coaching to do so.

Lanier joined Gil Whiteley, Mark Jackson and Arran Andersen on Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7 to talk about this season’s new-look offensive front.

“On paper it looks like is should be [better than last year]. They’ve made some moves, brought in some new blood as far as coaching, and everybody’s out to prove a point. They have a chance to go all the way. With a good offense to help out the defense there’s no reason not to. How could you not be motivated to play under this system and this particular franchise that believes in winning and gives you the opportunity to win.”

Lanier is hopeful the new group will be able to put it together, though it might not happen right away.

“There’s going to be growing pains whether you play together for five years, ten years, or two months. The whole thing is that everyone knows you are a professional so you have to get the job done,” the former Bronco said. “You have to figure out a way to learn the person next to you, learn his weaknesses and strengths. At the end of the day the goal is to play together as one [unit].”

Listen to the full interveiw, including Lanier reminiscing on his playing days with John Elway and Gary Kubiak, in the podcast below.

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