The latest Broncos casualty is Dre Bly. He was released yesterday, and I’m happy to see him go. He was being paid too much for doing too little. He was past his prime when the Broncos picked him up. With Champ on the other side of the field, everyone knew to throw in Bly’s direction, and he didn’t have the legs to keep up with some very good receivers. Having a poor pass rush didn’t help things either.
Ebenezer Ekuban, Marlon McCree, and Nate Webster could all be a thing of the past as well. There’s no question that the defense needed a major overhaul. Now, with the large salaries that we’ve dumped, there’s more room to make a play on a big name free agent. I would love to see Chris McAllister come over from Baltimore. The team had better replace these guys with better players. If Shanahan were still head coach, I’m not so sure that would happen. Shanahan would replace guys with the equivalent or worse players which kept the team out of the playoffs. Josh McDaniels deserves a lot of credit for realizing that the defense was horrible and making big moves to get players out. I smell a 3-4 defense coming, and the only direction we can go is up.