Denver Broncos to Watch vs. Kansas City

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Nov 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) dives at Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Denver Broncos defeated the Miami Dolphins 39-36. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver defense has struggled against mobile quarterbacks this season.

Andrew Luck, Alex Smith, Russell Wilson and Ryan Tannehill come to mind.

When it comes to Smith, he was the Kansas City offense in that Week 2 game in Denver. The Broncos secondary did a great job with coverage, but they didn’t have a spy on Smith and he went off as a result.

That must change this time around.

Whether it’s a spy or another plan from Jack Del Rio, Smith cannot break free and make plays out of the pocket.

That’s where Miller and Ware come in. Don’t get trapped into rushing 10 yards down field – that plays into what Smith likes. If they can’t get to him in a straight shot, hold the spot and you will hit him.

But the only way that happens is if Miller and Ware (or whoever else lines up at defensive end) remains patient.

If the Denver ends can do that, they will take away most of the Chiefs offense.

That also ties into the 5 million screens Kansas City runs. If the Broncos ends “hold their water” that takes away the screen game. In fact, don’t even rush Miller or Ware. Just have them stay put and see what damage they can do.

As noted above, you take away most of the Chiefs offense since it’s either screen passes or Smith scrambling.