Denver Broncos: Analyzing the pass rush against Bears

Aug 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver B.J. Daniels (2) is sacked by Denver Broncos defensive end Jared Crick (93) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver B.J. Daniels (2) is sacked by Denver Broncos defensive end Jared Crick (93) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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At 1:13, we see sack no. six for the Broncos on the night and it comes again with just four on the rush. Dekoda Watson, an athletic inside linebacker, is playing on the edge for this particular play and winds up with the Broncos’ lone second half score on a safety.

Watson originally starts to the outside with his rush, but quickly stunts to the inside and has a gaping hole to run through as he has a clean shot at the Bears’ young quarterback, David Fales.

Fales tries to escape the clutches of Watson, but Watson is too fast and too strong.

We haven’t talked much about Watson this offseason, but he has a chance to be an interesting veteran pickup for this Broncos team. He has the type of speed that this defense is fueled by, but he’s in a stiff competition with some talented young players at the LB position. This was a good step in the right direction for him…

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