It never did seem like the Broncos allowed the media to influence their decisions.

That’s abundantly clear now that the team has brought back Alex Gibbs as an offensive line consultant.

“He’ll be a good resource,” said Broncos coach John Fox. “I know from competing against (Gibbs) over the years that he can help us out.”

The Broncos had brought in Tom Moore, Peyton Manning’s former offensive coordinator with the Indianapolis Colts, as an offensive consultant for the mandatory minicamp last June.

Gibbs will be around longer as he’s expected to help out Broncos offensive line coach Dave Magazu throughout the season.

Gibbs, 72, was considered the brains behind the Broncos’ famed zone-blocking, one-cut running game when he served as the team’s offensive line coach from 1995-2003.

The Broncos got away from the zone scheme in 2009 when Josh McDaniels brought in more of a power-blocking style. But it appears there will be a little more zone-blocking, one-cut style in the Broncos’ offense this season after the team added three people who are steeped in the scheme — Gibbs, quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp and running back Montee Ball.