Sep 23, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp (left) and quarterback Matt Leinart (7) watch on the sidelines during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Steelers 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Not Even Greg Knapp Can Ruin Peyton Manning

Greg Knapp effectively wasted an entire year of Darren McFadden’s prime by forcing a square peg into a round hole with his ill-fitting zone blocking scheme. However not even Knapp is capable of ruining one of the game’s all-time greats.

As soon as the season ended Greg Knapp was shown the exit. And no sooner than when the Raiders named his replacement Knapp landed on his feet as the quarterbacks coach of the Denver Broncos.

While Knapp destroyed the Raiders’ greatest strength (the run game) he did help improve Oakland’s passing game (from a statistical standpoint at least). So it’s not shocking he would land such a premium job in the assistant coach circle.

Then again, how much coaching is there to do when Peyton Manning is your pupil?

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