Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts: Defensive Alignments and Techniques, Full Game

Doug Pensinger

Here is the final product of my film study on the Broncos defensive front 7 against the Colts.

Under (16/69 Snaps, 23.2%)

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

3

3-2

22

Phillips 7 (up), Knighton 3, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 5, Miller 8 (up)

4

1-10

21

Miller 7 (up), Wolfe 4, Knighton 1, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

10

2-3

21

Phillips 7 (up), Knighton 3, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 4, Miller 8 (up)

18

1-10

21

Phillips 7 (up), Knighton 3, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 3, Miller 9 (up)

27

2-10

21

Ayers 9, Williams 3, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 4, Miller 9 (up)

28

3-2

22

Miller 9 (up), Wolfe 5, Knighton 1, Vickerson 3, Ayers 9 (up)

30

2-2

20

Miller 9 (up), Unrein 3, Knigton 0, Jackson 3, Irving 9 (up)

42

2-3

22

Phillips 9, Knighton 3, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 4, Miller 9

47

1-10

21

Phillips 9 (up), Knighton 3, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 5, Miller 9 (up)

48

2-8

21

Phillips 9 (up), Knighton 3, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 4, Miller 9 (up)

42

3-1

21

Irving 9 (up), Wolfe 5, Unrein 1, Williams 3, Miller 9 (up)

59

1-10

21

Ayers 9, Knighton 3, Vickerson 0, Wolfe 4, Miller 9 (up)

61

3-1

21

Ayers 9, Knighton 3, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 3, Miller 9 (up)

66

2-8

21

Ayers 9, Knighton 3, Vickerson 0, Wolfe 5, Miller 9 (up)

67

1-10

21

Miller 9 (up), Wolfe 5, Knighton 1, Williams 3, Ayers 9

68

2-9

21

Miller 9 (up), Wolfe 5, Knighton 1, Williams 3, Ayers 9

Player

Snaps

%

Right

7-9

Right 4-6

Right

1-3

0

Left

1-3

Left

4-6

Left

7-9

Miller

16

100.0

5

---

---

---

---

---

11

Phillips

7

43.8

6

---

---

---

---

---

1

Ayers

7

43.8

4

---

---

---

---

---

3

Irving

2

12.5

1

---

---

---

---

---

1

Knighton

14

81.3

---

---

13

1

---

---

---

Vickerson

12

75.0

---

---

---

2

10

---

---

Wolfe

15

93.8

---

5

---

---

2

8

---

Unrein

2

12.5

---

---

2

---

---

---

---

Williams

4

25.0

---

---

1

---

3

---

---

Jackson

1

6.3

---

---

---

---

1

---

---

3-3-5 (8/69 Snaps, 11.6%)

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

1

1-10

11

Wolfe 9, Knighton 3, Vickerson 3

2

2-6

11

Wolfe 9, Knighton 3

11

1-10

21

Knighton 4, Vickerson 1, Wolfe 7

25

3-11

11

Ayers 9, Jackson 3, Miller 3 (up), Wolfe 9

38

1-10

20

Irving 9 (up), Wolfe 3, Knighton 0, Vickerson 3, Miller 7 (up)

39

3-11

11

Irving 9 (up), Wolfe 3, Knighton 0, Vickerson 3, Miller 9 (up)

51

1-10

20

Miller 7 (up), Unrein 3, Williams 0, Wolfe 7

54

1-10

11

Miller 7 (up), Jackson 4, Williams 3, Phillips 7

Player

Snaps

%

Right

7-9

Right 4-6

Right

1-3

0

Left

1-3

Left

4-6

Left

7-9

Miller

5

62.5

2

---

---

---

1

---

2

Phillips

1

12.5

---

---

---

---

---

---

1

Ayers

1

12.5

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

Irving

2

25.0

2

---

---

---

---

---

---

Knighton

5

62.5

---

1

2

2

---

---

---

Vickerson

5

62.5

---

---

---

---

4

1

---

Wolfe

5

62.5

2

---

2

---

---

---

1

Unrein

1

12.5

---

---

1

---

---

---

---

Williams

2

25.0

---

---

---

1

1

---

---

Jackson

2

25.0

---

1

1

---

---

---

---

4-2-5 (35/69 snaps, 50.7%)

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

5

1-10

20

Phillips 9, Jackson 3, Knighton 1, Miller 7

6

2-3

11

Phillips 7, Jackson 3, Knighton 1, Miller 7

8

1-10

11

Phillips 9, Jackson 3, Vickerson 3, Miller 9

9

1-10

11

Phillips 7, Jackson 1, Vickerson 3, Miller 7

12

2-10

20

Phillips 7, Knighton 3, Jackson 3, Miller 7

14

1-G

11

Phillips 9, Jackson 3, Vickerson 1, Miller 7

15

1-10

11

Phillips 7, Jackson 1, Vickerson 3, Miller 9

16

2-13

11

Phillips 7, Jackson 1, Vickerson 3, Miller 9

17

3-13

11

Phillips 9, Jackson 3, Vickerson 3, Miller 7

19

1-10

11

Ayers 9, Jackson 3, Williams 3, Miller 7 (up)

20

2-2

20

Ayers 9, Jackson 3, Williams 1, Miller 7 (up)

22

1-10

20

Ayers 7, Jackson 1, Williams 3, Miller 7 (up)

23

1-10

20

Ayers 9, Jackson 3, Williams 3, Miller 7 (up)

24

2-11

20

Ayers 9, Jackson 2, Williams 3, Miller 7 (up)

26

1-10

10

Ayers 9, Williams 1, Wolfe 3, Phillips 7 (up)

29

1-10

20

Miller 7 (up), Knighton 3, Wolfe 3, Phillips 9 (up)

31

3-2

11

Miller (up), Knighton 1, Wolfe 3, Phillips 9 (up)

32

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Knighton 3, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

33

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Jackson 1, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

34

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Wofle 3, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

35

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Wolfe 3, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

36

2-8

11

Miller 9 (up), Knighton 1, Wolfe 3, Phillips 9 (up)

37

3-6

11

Miller 7 (up), Knighton 1, Wolfe 3, and Phillips 9 (up)

44

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Vickerson 3, Knighton 3, Wolfe 9

49

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Vickerson 3, Williams 1, Wolfe 7

50

2-6

11

Miller 8 (up), Knighton 3, Williams 1, Wolfe 7

52

2-1

11

Wolfe 7, Unrein 3, Williams 3, Phillips 8

55

2-10

11

Miller 7 (up), Jackson 3, Williams 3, Phillips 9 (up)

56

3-5

11

Miller 7 (up), Jackson 3, Williams 3, Phillips 9 (up)

57

1-10

11

Miller 9 (up), Jackson 3, Vickerson 1, Phillips 7 (up)

58

2-11

11

Miller 7 (up), Jackson 3, Vickerson 3, Wolfe 9

60

2-4

20

Miller 7 (up), Jackson 1, Vickerson 3, Ayers 9

63

2-13

20

Miller 7 (up), Knighton 1, Jackson 3, Ayers 9

64

3-13

11

Miller 7 (up), Vickerson 3, Jackson 3, Ayers 9

69

3-9

11

Miller 7 (up), Jackson 3, Knighton 1, Ayers 8

Players

Snaps

%

Right

7-9

Right 4-6

Right

1-3

0

Left

1-3

Left

4-6

Left

7-9

Miller

33

94.3

19

---

---

---

---

---

14

Phillips

21

63.6

9

---

---

---

---

---

12

Ayers

10

28.6

6

---

---

---

---

---

4

Irving

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Knighton

8

22.9

---

---

6

---

2

---

---

Vickerson

11

31.4

---

---

4

---

7

---

---

Wolfe

12

34.3

1

---

2

---

5

---

4

Unrein

1

2.9

---

---

1

---

---

---

---

Williams

7

20.0

---

---

1

---

6

---

---

Jackson

10

28.6

---

---

8

---

2

---

---

Misc

4-3 3/69 snaps, 4.3%

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

41

1-10

22

Phillips 8, Knighton 1, Vickerson 3, Wolfe 9

43

3-2

11

Jackson 9, Knighton 3, Vickerson 1, Phillips 7

45

2-11

20

Wolfe 7, Knighton 0, Vickerson 3, Miller 7 (up)

Players

Snaps

%

Right

7-9

Right 4-6

Right

1-3

0

Left

1-3

Left

4-6

Left

7-9

Miller

1

33.3

---

---

---

---

---

---

1

Phillips

2

66.7

1

---

---

---

---

---

1

Vickerson

3

100.0

---

---

---

---

3

---

---

Knighton

3

100.0

---

---

3

---

---

---

---

Wolfe

3

100.0

1

---

1

---

1

---

---

Jackson

1

33.3

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

Dime (3-2 or 4-1) 3/69 Snaps, 4.3%

7

3-6

11

Wolfe 9, Jackson 0, Phillips 7

13

3-10

11

Phillips 7, Jackson 3, Wolfe 3, Miller 7

40

3-11

11

Miller 7 (up), Wolfe 3, Vickerson 3, Phillips 9 (up)

Players

Snaps

%

Right

7-9

Right 4-6

Right

1-3

0

Left

1-3

Left

4-6

Left

7-9

Miller

2

66.7

1

---

---

---

---

---

1

Phillips

3

100.0

1

---

---

---

---

---

2

Vickerson

1

33.3

---

---

---

---

1

---

---

Wolfe

3

100.0

1

---

1

---

1

---

---

Jackson

2

66.7

---

---

1

1

---

---

---

Jumbo 3/69 Snaps, 4.3%

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

21

3-1

22

Phillips 9, Unrein 3, Knighton 0, Vickerson 3, Wolfe 9

62

1-10

22

Miller 9 (up), Unrein 5, Knighton 1, Vickerson 3, Wolfe 8, Phillips 12

65

1-10

22

Ayers 12 (up), Wolfe 8, Knighton 3, Vickerson 1, Unrein 8, Miller 10 (up)

Players

Snaps

%

Right

10-12

Right

7-9

Right 4-6

Right

1-3

0

Left

1-3

Left

4-6

Left

7-9

Left

10-12

Miller

2

66.7

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

1

Phillips

2

66.7

---

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

1

Ayers

1

33.3

1

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Vickerson

3

100.0

---

---

---

---

---

3

---

---

---

Knighton

3

100.0

---

---

---

2

1

---

---

---

---

Unrein

3

100.0

---

---

1

1

---

---

---

1

---

Wolfe

3

100.0

---

1

---

---

---

---

---

2

---

3-1-7 1/69 Snaps, 1.4%

Snap

Down

Offense

Front/Techniques

46

3-11

20

Miller 7 (up), Jackson 0, Phillips (7) up

Wrap-Up

These posts will contain copious amounts of information. I think in the future I just might provide the percentage charts. For this first wrap-up, I wanted to give you both pieces of information side by side. Since I give that info to you during the week in smaller posts, it is probably a better idea for the sake of brevity.

If you have any questions, shoot!

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