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Horse Tracks: T.J. Ward is right to say that this Denver Broncos defense could become best of all-time

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The Denver Broncos fiery leader in the secondary, T.J. Ward, told Cameron Wolfe from the Denver Post that he believed this defense could become the greatest defense of all-time.

"There is no ceiling," Ward said of this defense. "We can be as good as we want to be. We can become the best defense of all time. That’s what we’re working toward."

With the reigning Super Bowl champions returning 10 of their top 12 defenders from 2015, they should be every bit as good as they were on their historic championship run. Already, Pro Football Focus has named their front seven as the NFL's best. As if that weren't evidence enough, PFF also named the Broncos secondary as the NFL's best.

All signs point to another dominating performance in 2016. Whether they'll be able to carry the likes of Mark Sanchez or rookie Paxton Lynch to a repeat title is not yet known, but if it can be done it could be done by this unit.

Horse Tracks

T.J. Ward says Broncos "can become the best defense of all time" | ProFootballTalk
The 2015 Broncos defense, which won the Super Bowl despite shaky quarterback play throughout most of the year, was one of the best the league has seen in recent years.

Von Miller’s agent on Broncos’ tactics: Unorthodox and unconventional, but effective | ProFootballTalk
A week ago, agent Joby Branion was trying to finalizing a deal with the Broncos for linebacker Von Miller. Earlier today, Branion joined PFT Live to discuss the negotiations with the Broncos.

Good news Emmanuel: Von's $114.5 million lowers 2016 cap hit by $2.8 million | 9news.com
Even while paying out the largest contract in franchise history, the Denver Broncos managed to pinch a few pennies on their 2016 budget.

Shaquil Barrett has some high praise for Paxton Lynch | Broncos Wire
Broncos third-year linebacker Shaquil Barrett took to Twitter on Monday to answer a variety of fan questions. The young pass-rusher was asked more than once how rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch has looked this offseason.

20 days, 20 Broncos camp questions -- 10. Who will be the No. 3 safety?
Shiloh Keo will have to fight off a pair of draft picks and fellow veteran Brandian Ross, among others.

20 days, 20 Broncos camp questions -- 11. Are Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray ready for bigger roles?
Barrett and Ray had some explosive spurts last year. If needed, they can deliver for longer stretches.

20 days, 20 Broncos camp questions -- 12. Who emerges as the No. 3 WR behind Thomas and Sanders?
Jordan Norwood, Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor are the top candidates, but there might not be room for all of them.

Charles Tillman announced his retirement by making a video of him slapping things out of people's hands - SBNation.com
End of a great career.

The Panthers gave their owner a statue that would make Vladimir Putin proud - SBNation.com
What do you give the powerful man who already has everything? A statue!

Why the NFLPA needs to keep fighting DeflateGate even if Tom Brady won't - SBNation.com
The NFLPA indicated it will petition the Supreme Court without Tom Brady

All Seven Rounds Of Dallas Cowboys 2016 Draft Board Rankings Leaked - Blogging The Boys
A picture of the 2016 Cowboys possible draft board have surfaced and BTB has most of the names, slotted just as they were in the Cowboys' war room (we think)!