Ok, I had to speak up about this.
The "Broncos D is screwed" arguement is reasonable. Bronco's are still a very good football team. But since this is focusing on the defense.
Von Miller is a huge loss. There is no doubting that. But with Wolfe returning from injury, these are the pass rushers they have
Sylvester Williams will rotate in
Those three are VERY TALENTED Pass rushers. Losing Miller is huge. I get that, but that defense does have a lot of talent on it.
Champ and is a big loss, but Chris Harris is coming into his own as a stud. DRC while overrated is a very solid CB also.
Outside of that one play, Rahim Moore is a very good FS. Tony Carter is another very solid CB.
So the only real weakness here is the LB, and they got Woodyard who is also really good.
To do the in depth thing here, and our game plan has to be run first. That LB corp is REALLY weak outside of Woodyard.
Wolfe is a beast
Vickerson is a good savy vet
Knighton is a good NT when motivated
Shaun Phillips is a great pass rusher
That Dline is by no means BAD.
The LB corps is another story
Woodyard is good but I've never heard of the other two.
Champ is hurt but
DRC is athletic and can prob keep up with Torrey 1 on 1
Harris is coming into his own
Carter is a solid CB
Moore is a good FS
The Duke I is unproven
That's not a bad defense AT ALL.
And if we match it up vs our offense. The Oline should be fine, but if DRC gets on Torrey the WR's are going to have a tough game.
The TE's should get a lot of looks though. Woodyard is good but he isn't faster than Dickson. Clark needs to step it up but if he gets his hands back look out.
We won't dominate this team. We should steam roll them in the run game and get passes to the TE's easy but that offense of there's is going to be a great challenge for the Defense...
The Offense of the Broncos is missing one key player. The C.
But look at who else they got
Clady (all pro)
Beadles(Very good guard)
Ramierez(Ok he sucks, but more talent around him)
Louis V(again, good guard)
Orlando Franklin(Great RT)
Outside of the center, that's a great oline.
Oh, I forgot to mention the weapons at the Bronco's disposal
Eric Decker(Good route runner, get's open a lot)
Wes Welker(Great slot WR)
Julius Thomas looks to be a good option.
Our secondary is going to have a tough time. They aint running the ball on us. TE's aint going to do crap over the middle. Smith is great in that department.
Ngata might be the best rusher this game if we put him at NT tho. That center(or any center really) would get hell. Doom knows these guys and will get pressure, and Suggs will too, but those WR's are the X factors imo.
Not even a CB as good as Webb can take out Thomas. Thomas is a freak athlete.
Jimmy has a tough matchup as well. Decker gets open.
Graham also has a tough task. Welker is a deadly weapon.
But all in all. I'm going to call this game 38-35(again lol) us. Why? It's Moriarty vs Holmes. This team is a hard matchup on both sides. We will have more balance on the offense.
We should be in attack first mode vs these guys. And for once have unpredictability on our side now that Cam is gone. Manning has no idea what is coming from the D(well, I'm sure he has a decent idea, but isn't sure what to fully expect), and Flacco has a few guys to rely on here.
We aint blowing these guys out. That's the reality of things. These guys are a good team, not just because of Manning. They're built well. But so are we.
This game will be a fun one to watch. I am fully expecting a thriller game like in January
And yes, this should all be very obvious
Edited by SecretAgentMan, 03 September 2013 - 09:04 PM.