Broncos Fanzone: Interview with Ron Greco


Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos fans react to the win over the Green Bay Packers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Packer 29-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts in a huge AFC showdown which features a rematch of the AFC Divisional Playoffs. The Colts ended the Broncos season, so they will be looking for a little revenge.

Both teams are going in two different directions. The Broncos are one of the four undefeated teams left after a statement win against a previous undefeated team the Green Bay Packers. On the other hand, the Colts sit at two games under .500, but still are in first place in the AFC South despite that.

It will also be the second time that Peyton Manning has come back to Indianapolis after a heart felt return back in 2013. It will also mark a matchup between brothers as Vernon Davis squares off against Vontae Davis.

In another underlining story, it will also mark Nate Irving’s first game against his former team, granted that he can play as he is currently injured. Lots of storylines, lots of catching up to do. This should be quite a game.

For this week of Broncos Fanzone, I sat down with Ron Greco, who is an avid Denver Broncos fan. We got to talking a bit of last weekend’s win as well as this weekend’s matchup with the Colts. I first ask him what stood out to him the most in the win against the Packers.

“The offensive line for sure. Peyton had time to go through his progressions and there were holes to run through for the running backs. Best game the offensive line has played as a unit.”

Could not agree anymore Ron. The Broncos offensive line was the cause of much criticism in the first few weeks of the season. However, it appears that they have found their rhythm and are finally clicking. They did not allow a sack for the second straight game.

And the holes that they allowed gave the Broncos 160 yards on the ground, their best performance yet. Let us hope they can keep it up.

With the Broncos defeating the Packers, they became one of the only four undefeated teams left in the league. I asked Ron what separates the Broncos from the other three undefeated teams.

Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked by Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during the second half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 29-10. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

“The aggressiveness of the defense for sure. They’re on a different level than any other team right now. Just hoping that they can keep it up for the rest of the season and the playoffs.”

Very true. I honestly believe that they have the best defense out of all the other three teams remaining. But the colors will really show once the games of December and January start to begin. But with their depth, I would not be surprised to see them keep the intensity up.

As we all know, the Denver Broncos acquired Vernon Davis in a trade on Monday, adding a piece to the offense that could put them in contention for the Super Bowl. I asked Ron how key of a role will Davis play for the offense.

“I think this opens up the passing game a little more in the red zone. Davis has incredible speed for a tight end, which means that he can separate from the linebackers or safeties that teams will likely match up on him. Other than that, I think that it adds depth and Kubiak mentioned earlier that we haven’t been able to do some things that we’d like to do with a two and three tight end set. Hopefully Davis helps solve that issue.”

Agreed Ron. The Broncos have been looking for that key player at tight end since Julius Thomas left via free agency. I believe that Davis will be able to give the Broncos that push that they need in order to compete for a title.

The Broncos and Colts will be meeting for the fourth time in the last three years. I asked Ron who he believes will play a key part for the Broncos in the game.

Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) heads to the field before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

“Tough question. I am going to say Von Miller. The Colts are not playing well right now and Von has a chance to disrupt plays all day and hopefully help force a turnover or a few. I think he is the guy to watch on Sunday. If he can get constant pressure, it will be a long day for the Colts.”

With the way the defense is doing, I could see the Colts offense struggling. It always does seem that whenever they need a big play, Von Miller provides it. I will go on a limb and say that Bradley Roby will be the biggest playmaker. He is long due for his breakout game.

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As we do with all Fanzone articles, I asked Ron how the game will go on Sunday and to give me his prediction for the game.

“Some people will think this is a cake walk, but I do not believe that it will be. I think the Colts will play the Broncos close and tough, but in the end, the Broncos will win the game. I will go with a final score of 27-17.”

Great prediction Ron. And I thank you for taking the time out to talk to me for this interview. Go Broncos!