Denver Broncos Road To 53: Defensive Backs

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Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward (43) grabs the face mask of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos. T.J. Ward. 43. player. 45. <p>Height: 5-10</p> <p>Weight: 200</p> <p>The Broncos revamp of their secondary started with T.J. Ward followed by Aqib Talib. Ward brought much needed help, strength and attitude to the safety position. Not only is Ward strong against the run, he does really well in coverage as well.</p> <p>Ward, dubbed the Gronk Killer, is widely considered to not do very well in coverage. Well, while there is room for him to improve, he does quite well. On 50 targets he allowed 29 catches for 250 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. That isn’t too bad, but his strong point is in run defense, where he boasted the third best run stop percentage of all safeties who played at least 50% of the teams run defense snaps.</p> <p>Similarly to Talib, Ward brings an attitude and toughness that was needed on this defense. Not only that, he upgrades an area that has been a weak point on Denver’s defense. In the past the Broncos have had success bringing in big time free agent safeties with John Lynch and Brian Dawkins, hopefully Ward will be another.</p>. Safety