Denver Broncos Week 4 Game Ball - Defense

Jermichael Finley of the Green Bay Packers gets hit after making a catch against Rahim Moore and Wesley Woodyard of the Denver Broncos at Lambeau Field on October 2, 2011. (Photo by Matt Ludtke /Getty Images)

As I said yesterday, there isn't anything that consoles a loss to our Denver Broncos. Unless it's a win. Or two. Or three. Being beaten by the defending champs doesn't make it hurt any less. However, this is a sponsored weekly post and win or lose, I believe it is worth highlighting some of the positives on our team. So if no one deserves a Game Ball in a losing effort, please consider this a pat on the back (to quote a friend), a slap on the butt, a we'll get em' next week buddy, good effort, whatever floats your boat is fine with me. I'm not looking to smooth over the bad or give everyone a trophy either. Anyway, today we take a look at the stars on defense. If there could be any bright spots after having 49 points hung on the team. Wait for the snap...Jump.

I've selected six players for consideration this week. Again, there isn't much to get excited about other than our top draft pick is doing well and the Broncos Defense grabbed two interceptions to get off the schneid.

Star #1

Linebacker D.J. Williams was the leading tackler for the Broncos on Sunday with 8 Tackles and one hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It was his first game back from a dislocated elbow. It isn't surprising that D.J. led the team. He has been the leading tackler for three out of the last 4 seasons.

Star #2

Safety Brian Dawkins had 6 Tackles, including one Tackle for a loss on the Goal Line when BDawk went all Wolverine. Other than that, he wasn't much of a difference maker that the Broncos need him to be. Still, after 4 games, Weapon X is third on the team with 22 Tackles.

Star #3

Linebacker Wesley Woodyard gets his own Star for adding 6 Tackles on the day, maintaining his position as Denver's leading tackler. Woodyard has 36 Tackles and one Pass Break Up so far this season.

Star #4

Cornerback Jonathan Wilhite made 4 Tackles, Broke Up a pass and had the Broncos first interception of the year against Green Bay. His season totals are 14 Tackles, 2 Sacks and 2 Passes Broken Up.

Star #5

Rookie Safety Rahim Moore also had 4 Tackles, one Pass Break Up and an interception on Sunday. Rahim has 13 Tackles this year. 

Star #6

Rookie Linebacker Von Miller, with four Tackles, 2 Sacks, 2 Tackles For Loss and 3 quarterback hits, was the Defensive impact player of the Game for Denver. Von is the Broncos 4th leading Tackler on the Broncos. He has 16 Tackles, 4 Sacks, 2 Forced Fumbles and 2 Passes Broken Up. In the Rookie of the Year watch, Von ranks 7th in Tackles, 1st in Sacks and is Tied for 1st in Forced Fumbles.

I'm giving the Game Ball (pat on the back) to Von Miller. What do you say MHR?

Go Broncos!

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