Denver is all about defense
If this comes as a surprise to you, then you likely haven’t been paying attention to Denver Broncos football the last few years. After the Denver Broncos and their elite offense were ran out of Super Bowl 48 with their tails tucked between the legs, John Elway set out to build a defense similar to that of the Seahawks. He wanted to build an absolutely dominant defense. Consider that box checked.
Since that Super Bowl loss, the Denver Broncos defensive ranking has been 3, 1, 3, 4, and 22 in that five-year span. Personally, I also consider last year’s atrocious rating an outlier as this team still had a ton of talent.
Either way, John Elway was on a mission this offseason. First, he fired Vance Joseph (about time). Then, he hired arguably the top defensive mind in the game, Vic Fangio, who is fresh off coordinating an elite Chicago Bears defensive unit (1st in points allowed and 3rd in yards) led by Khalil Mack. Finally, he went out and signed long-time Texans corner/safety Kareem Jackson and former Bear’s slot corner Bryce Callahan to big money deals.
When the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50, it was all about the defense. Peyton Manning was a shell of himself, but Von Miller carried the team on his back and made Cam Newton regret playing football for one day in one of the most dominant Super Bowl defensive performances of all time.
With an outstanding defensive draft class this year, the Denver Broncos could have an opportunity to pick up another piece of the puzzle whether that is Houston’s Ed Oliver or one of the Devin’s at middle linebacker. Personally, I think that may be too good of an opportunity for him to pass up.
Holy cow, just imagine a defense like that. I honestly, don’t see weakness if you grab one of the Devin’s and if you get Ed Oliver, it honestly doesn’t matter what your linebacker group looks like because nobody is getting past that line.