"The weaknesses are myriad. The defensive line couldn't stop the run if you gave them assault rifles, the defensive backfield (minus Champ) does not tackle well, although they get more practice than any team in the league. The linebackers (except D.J. Williams) are retreads. And (Kyle) Orton is the very definition of mediocrity. — Tom Harvey"
Tom, put down the GI Joes and listen. You might want to go on denverbroncos.com and look up the names Brodrick Bunkley and Kevin Vickerson when it comes to stopping the run. These guys are pretty good at it - their stats from Tennessee and Philadelphia speak for themselves.
The defensive backfield does not tackle well? You must be talking about Nate Jones who has been cut in preseason. The last time I checked, a healthy Andre Goodman and Brian Dawkins still remember how to wrap guys up and bring them down in the open field.
Also, the (current) starting linebackers Woodyard and Miller are absolutely not retreads. They were drafted by the Broncos in 2008 and 2011 respectively. They're not going anywhere, thank you very much.
Finally, Orton is better than mediocre when he has good protection, which goes for any pocket passer in the NFL, the last time I checked.
"Additionally, the severe lack of depth in all facets of the team will cause the Broncos to lose more than one game this year. — Fat Harry"
Listen Harry...why don't you glance at the roster between your 4th and 5th trip to the bakery before spewing verbal dierrhea like this.
For depth, I would start with the wide receivers, the defensive ends, and the cornerbacks. And the only reason why there is little depth at defensive tackle is because of current injuries to Marcus Thomas and Ty Warren.
One other thing - the Broncos have 3 quarterbacks, which is about 3 more than half of the rest of the league does. And don't forget Adam Weber on the practice squad. Not a bad problem to have!
There - you just learned something and burned some calories, while at it.
"The running game will continue to be a problem. I don't see the line being able to push people off the ball. Knowshon Moreno, left, is in better shape but not the kind of power back this line will need.
The lack of a ground game in turn will wear our undersized D-line down. — Globalflex"
What? If you think Knowshon Moreno was drafted to be a power back, then I'm the second coming of Vanilla Ice.
The only problem with the running game is Mario Fannin being on IR.
The starting 5 O-linemen will get the job done in this area, with ease. They have a real O-line coach in Dave Magazu who has had great success in Carolina, and 4 returning linemen are the same as last year's starters after week 9, when the running game nearly doubled in production. The newbie Orlando Franklin happens to excel in run-blocking / pancaking, so this is not what I would worry about if I were you.
G-Flex, expand your horizons. You might want to watch film of the new Broncos run the ball in preseason this year. They'll be able to run the ball better than at any time the past 2 years.
Wow, I could go on, but this is typical superficial and nonsensical crap, courtesy of the Denver Post readership. There is a very good reason why MHR and IAOFM are far better alternatives for intelligent Broncos discussions!