10 reasons the Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl 52
4. The No Fly Zone
By Andy Tallon, Staff Writer
It’s 2017, and the NFL is fully entrenched in the era of the quarterback. This pass-happy league is dominated by franchise QB’s and the overwhelming numbers they put up each game. To combat these gaudy statistics and make deep playoff runs, it’s a necessity to have a smothering set of defensive backs.
It just so happens that the Broncos have the best in the business – dubbed the “No Fly Zone”
After the 2015 season, the Broncos relied on their cornerbacks and safeties to buoy their Super Bowl chances. This secondary did not disappoint, and they are one of the main catalysts as to why I believe the Broncos can get back to the ultimate stage. Evidenced by the Legion of Boom in 2013 and the No Fly Zone in 2015, reinforcement on the back-end with perennial pro-bowlers is of the utmost importance as the NFL continually shifts to its air raid ways.
The Broncos’ secondary has been the backbone of one of the stingiest defenses in the league in recent years. The Broncos’ have ranked as the best passing defense each of the last two seasons, and the No Fly Zone been an integral part to their dominance of ranking in the top 5 overall defenses in the past three years.
In order to maintain its permanence as the top passing defense, continuity is invaluable for this unit. Since 2014, the Broncos have been led by Talib, Harris Jr, Ward, Stewart and Roby, and this suffocating secondary has not lost any of its key contributors since then.
There are no signs of breaking through this group’s confidence or abilities, as there is truly no weakness in its starting ranks. Additionally, there is also incredible depth after devoting multiple draft picks to the secondary in recent years.
Defense wins championships.
It is a quotation heard time and time again, but in the case of the Broncos’ most recent Super Bowl victory, it is 100% true. If the Broncos are going to regain their spot on the biggest platform, it will be on the shoulders of the team’s defense once again.
Good news for fans is, the No Fly Zone is ready to do all it can to cement their legacy while bringing the Lombardi Trophy back home to Denver after Super Bowl LII.