When DeMarcus Ware goes down injured and the second string (Shaq Barrett, S. Ray) scores a sack each, you have elite depth.— Emmett Smith (@alloverfatman) October 12, 2015
The loss of Ware hurts, but with great depth, Denver should be fine.
Another plus: the injury is not expected to keep Ware out for a long period of time.
Get healthy, D-Ware.
With those two players helping out in relief of Ware, along with Lerentee McCray and Kenny Anunike who have yet to be activated this season by Denver, there’s no reason to think the pass rush won’t be just as ferocious against Cleveland.
Nicks and bruises are starting to build up, yet the Broncos are hanging in there with a week left before the bye. A lot of coaches say "next man up," but Denver has had the depth to have little drop-off.
DE Derek Wolfe's return looked seamless as the defense continued to defend the run and pass equally well. Also, Von Miller and the reserve outside linebackers stepped up in DeMarcus Ware's absence.
A look at the Denver Broncos players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday’s 16-10 win over the Oakland Raiders.
The Broncos scored just six of a possible 21 points in the red zone as their issues inside the opponent's 20-yard-line persisted for another week.
Peppered with questions that made it seem like the unbeaten Broncos were winless — like whether he'd consider benching his five-time MVP quarterback to fix his sputtering offense — Gary Kubiak welcomed the reprieve.
A 4th round pick in the 2009 draft by the Broncos, Bruton offered an intriguing combination of size and athleticism for the safety position.
After a short night to sort of sleep on it, Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak didn’t feel any better about the team’s struggling offense, but he certainly didn’t feel any worse about a 5-0 start fueled by the team’s defense.
Don't be ridiculous.