Denver Broncos: Team Must Resharpen 2015 Iron

Cameron Parker

The Denver Broncos must resharpen the iron of the 2015 NFL season to recapture the magic this season and the good news is they can.

Gone is Peyton Manning, DeMarcus Ware and Danny Trevathan. However the bulk of the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 team is still in tact. It is imperative the team find its mojo once again to become the contender. Good news is they can.

In the Bible and from the book of Proverbs, the Broncos adopted a verse the 2015 season. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” This verse exemplified the team’s attitude from day one. From late game turnovers and touchdowns, the team was destined to win the Super Bowl in 2015. 

For the Broncos to mold the iron to what once was, the play of the offense needs to be better. It starts with the offensive line, followed by the quarterback and number three wide receiver. All indications are the three will be vastly improved from a year ago. The Broncos reshaped the offensive line in free agency and the draft, while improving the depth of the offensive skill positions.

New Denver Broncos offensive linemen Ronald Leary and Menelik Watson look to make an impact in their first year with the team. First round pick Garett Bolles will start at some point this season at left tackle. Once the opening day begins is the question. Carlos Henderson adds versatility in the aerial attack and a player the Broncos never had before.

All the improvement can advance with the development of Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian. Whether it is a regression or advancement in both their games, there will be progress. Speaking of “iron sharpens iron,” the quarterback position and 2015 season, the Broncos would not be in the Super Bowl if it was not for Brock Osweiler’s development. That is my point. Osweiler displayed change in his game and it became enough to be a intricate part in 2015. Osweiler’s performance earned the Broncos the chance at home-field.

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There must also be the leaders of 2015 to step up again and become a force on and off the field. Majority of the leaders is on the defense, but offensively Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, Jamaal Charles and C.J. Anderson must step up. New signee Kyle Peko is a potential under-the-radar leader on defense.

The Broncos will reforge the iron of 2015 and regain the Super Bowl mentality that earned a ring.