May 28, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) runs a drill during organized team activities at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
As reports flood in from observations of Denver Broncos OTAs, one particular report has stood out to me in addition to the fantastic news about DeMarcus Ware. From Andrew Mason at DenverBroncos.com, we’ve learned about the first on-field interactions between projected Broncos starting safeties T.J. Ward and Rahim Moore:
“In watching safeties Rahim Moore and T.J. Ward work together for the first time, their pre-snap communication stood out. The two had never lined up together with helmets on, but you wouldn’t have known it; the two looked as though they had been working as a tandem for an entire season.”
The Broncos had so many different combinations at the safety position last season, and have finally (hopefully) solidified a pair that are going to be doing it for a while. Moore and Ward are two of the most gifted young safeties in the league, so having them on the same page at this early in the process of the offseason is huge.
So often last year, the Broncos struggled in giving up big plays because of mis-communications in the secondary, but with the money spent in that area of the team as well as a first round pick investment in cornerback Bradley Roby, it figures to be a major area of strength — and depth — for the Broncos in 2013.
It’s great to read about the progress these guys have made off the field with their chemistry and knowledge of the playbook and assignments. Moore is coming off of a very scary leg injury, which he is reportedly showing no signs of at this point in time, and Ward is coming off of a disturbing strip club incident.
The Broncos are obviously moving forward as though the league will not take action against Ward, and he’s already showing signs of why the team spent so much money to get him on the field in Denver.
More reports like this hopefully to come.