Denver Broncos Defense Tops The AFC West And Intimidates The Entire NFL

July 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is an old saying in the NFL about defense winning championships.
In the modern game, that hasn't been as true; the last team to get to the Super Bowl without any semblance of an offense was the 2006 Chicago Bears. And they didn't win it.
However, it is very difficult to find teams making the postseason without at least a very solid defensive corps.
Last year, when the Broncos were having success, it wasn't because of an explosive offense. Josh McDaniels employed a brilliant style of slow football aimed at controlling the game clock.
As the Broncos defense held opponents in check during the first six games Denver went undefeated.
The defense started to fall apart in the second half of the season after a few injuries to the secondary, defensive line troubles, and their opponents discovering ways to exploit then coordinator Mike Nolan's system.
It likely led to his transfer to Miami and replacement by Wink Martindale.
This off season, the Broncos m...

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