Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans Preview: The Return of Brock
#DEFWU—The Broncos are serious about this. Don’t mess with this defense, don’t disrespect this defense and certainly don’t leave this defense and say someone else can do it better. That is what Brock Osweiler did to them in March when he turned down John Elway’s offer of $16 million per year and bolted town to join the Houston Texans. On Monday Night, Osweiler may just wonder exactly what he was thinking last March.
Don’t think that this defense has forgotten Brock leaving town. They are ready to inflict punishment on him, and when asked, they didn’t hold back. “It is what it is.” Chris Harris said when asked about the opportunity to face Osweiler. ” We know that he left us. It’s going to be great. I’m pretty sure that he wants to win, we want to beat him bad and get a lot of interceptions.” In six games thus far, he has already thrown eight interceptions—he had six in essentially seven full games last season. He would figure to throw a couple more facing the No Fly Zone this week.
Brandon Marshall, on top of saying that they want to “kill” Osweiler said
that this should be a good week for the Broncos defense to get right after a couple weeks of not being up to the normal shut down standard. “We know that Brock likes to hold the ball so I feel that we can get a lot of good pressure on him. Just watching their offense, I think this can be a great week for us, I can say that.” Marshall is absolutely correct—Brock loves to hold the ball. This is something he did often times last season with the Broncos. If he does that Monday night, Von Miller, Shane Ray and Derek Wolfe are going to have a field day with the Texans quarterback.
The Broncos defense hasn’t quite played up to the standard that they set a year ago. Perhaps they’ve become complacent after they were finally beginning to gain some national respect. Now they are once again being told they still aren’t good enough. They are being told that they have taken a step back and the offense hasn’t progressed enough. They have now lost two straight games, and the quarterback that left them is back in the building. If you don’t believe in #DEFWU, be sure to tune in Monday Night. Come Tuesday morning, people will remember why this team won a Super Bowl a year ago.