Denver Broncos’ Defensive Depth Contributes to Dominance

January 27, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Denver Broncos defense is more than its four Pro Bowl performers. It's more than T.J. Ward screaming up to the line of scrimmage and making another stop against the run. It's more than Malik Jackson and Derek Wolfe creating havoc in opposing backfields. It's even more than Brandon Marshall and Danny Trevathan flying around the field and leading the team in tackles. 
The Broncos' No. 1 overall defense strikes a perfect balance between talent and scheme with a level of depth to continually terrorize opponents. 
When the aforementioned starters leave the field, Denver doesn't experience a dip in play. Over the course of the season, multiple backup defenders rose to the occasion when provided with an opportunity to perform. 
Many of these backups played key roles and could start on multiple teams around the league. All-Pro outside linebacker Von Miller praised his less-heralded teammates last month, per ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold
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