Preseason Week 1: 5 Denver Broncos Who Earned Their Spurs

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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

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When T.J. Ward is on the field, he makes his presence known. He absolutely jumps off the screen. Last night was no exception. Ward was all over the place, including in the backfield, where he notch a sack on Russell Wilson. Ward is such a beast. As advertised, he was an animal inside the box and tenacious in coverage. I’m giddy as a kid on Christmas morning, thinking about how different and how explosive this defense is going to be this year. And the tone for that turnaround is created by T.J. Ward. We’ve finally found the next great Broncos safety. And he’s still in his prime. Hyperbole? Nah.