The always stout Denver Broncos inside linebacker, Danny Trevathan, was interviewed by Eric Goodman and Zach Fogg on Mile High Sports' Afternoon Drive and talked about facing Jack Del Rio and the Oakland Raiders this Sunday.
Trevathan smartly dodged specific questions about Del Rio and focused on what this Broncos defense is trying to achieve this year. He sounds enthused and excited to be playing his part as a starter in one of the best defenses in the NFL in 2015 and potentially one of the best defenses of this century.
On how mind-boggling this defense is playing
"It's not mind boggling, you know, it's kind of like when you put in the work, you see what you get and see how it works in the classroom and on the field. I see how we apply our details and stuff and you can kind of see why we're having so much success. We're not sitting back at all and it's more of an attacking style of defense. I said it before, we're really attacking and not thinking and playing our ball, getting them to do the things we want them to do and that's what makes us so great."
On JDR recognizing this defense at all on Sunday
"I have no idea, man. I know he's doing his thing over there. I know we've got an identity that going around and we want to keep that up going into this game and we want him to know that. We're definitely one of the best, if not the best defense in the league, so come game time we just want him to see how much we've improved. You know, we really just want to show ourselves that we can do this every game continuously no matter who is on the schedule."
On if there is extra motivation this week against JDR
"It's motivation all the time for me man, sometimes I might have a little extra motivation, but right now I'm motivated because I sat out for the year."
Is this Orange Crush 2.0 defense the best in the NFL right now?
Without question the Broncos are the best defense in the NFL right now, but the only question is if they can maintain this furious pace. Some feel they are overachieving, but this could just be a perfect situation of quality depth and a good aggressive scheme. The depth keeps the all-pro players on this defense fresh and ready to crash the line to get after the quarterback. If that depth stays in tact, I'm not sure any team will be able to keep the Broncos defense from "getting theirs" this season. That bodes well for us fans, for sure.
Some #Broncos defensive rankings: YPG: 275.5 (1st) YPP: 4.4 (1st) 3rd %: 25% (1st) Sack: 18 (1st) PPG: 17.2 (2) INT: 6 (3) Not too shabby.— Jon Heath (@JonHeathNFL) October 6, 2015
Eric and Zach talk about Broncos facing Jack Del Rio on Sunday and how much did he miss with this defense. I liked Del Rio as our defensive coordinator, but looking back I can see how sorry his scheme was in terms of the talent the Broncos actually had on that side of the ball. Add that to the fact that it certainly looks to me in hindsight that he did everything he could to ensure the Broncos would lose that AFC Divisional playoff game to the Indianapolis Colts last year so he could land his quote "dream job" with the Raiders. That's unforgivable and I hope the Broncos curb stomp the Raiders 50-0 on Sunday.