The Denver Broncos Are Building a Winner, and It Starts in the Trenches

April 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It is easy to be optimistic for your team after the draft. For the Denver Broncos and their fans, optimism should be overflowing.
In 2009, the Broncos finished the season below average or worse in running the ball and stopping the run, two factors that made large contributions to their lack of quality play over the final 10 games of the season, which caused the team's 6-0 start to fizzle into an 8-8 finish.
There's no question how big of factors running the ball and stopping the run were for the Broncos. In their six-game winning streak, Denver ranked in the top five in running the ball offensively and was in the top five of every major category defensively, including defending the run.
Even though the Broncos lacked flash offensively, Kyle Orton and company managed to get the job done for the first six games, and with a little help from Eddie Royal in game six, the Broncos entered the bye week nearly flawless. Orton was being talked about as an MVP candidate, as was def...

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