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Horse Tracks: Broncos’ “No Fly Zone” ranked fourth most feared position group in the NFL

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NFL analyst Bucky Brooks ranks the “No Fly Zone” as the fourth most feared position group in the NFL.

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Good morning, Broncos Country.

Every now and then, it’s comforting to be reminded of some of the simple pleasures in life. Being a Denver Broncos’ fan is one of them, and having the privilege to witness defensive greatness on an annual basis is something we shouldn’t take for granted. Heck, I wake up every day and smile knowing that I root for one of the best franchises to ever grace the gridiron, and count my lucky stars that I didn’t grow up to be a fan of the Cleveland Browns. Things could always be worse, couldn’t they?

That being said, the Denver Broncos are blessed to have the league’s best unit of defensive backs. There’s no question about it — the “No Fly Zone” is the premier secondary in the NFL. (Sorry Jacksonville, that isn’t a name your secondary deserves.) And dare I say that they are arguably one of the best, if not the best unit to ever play in the history of the game?

The best there is. The best there was. The best there ever will be. The #NoFlyZone!

After years of having a mediocre secondary, which lead to many sleepless nights due to re-occurring nightmares of Peyton Manning shredding Roc Alexander and the Broncos’ defense in the playoffs for fans across the globe — we can all find solace in knowing the Broncos have finally found an answer on the back-end of their defense.

According to NFL analyst Bucky Brooks, the “No Fly Zone” is his fourth most feared unit in the entire league, only ranking behind the Cowboys’ offensive line, Texans’ pass rushers and Giants’ receiving corps. I can respect the Cowboys’ offensive line being ranked number one, but I’m not so sure that the aforementioned Giants’ or Texans’ position groups are deserving of such high praise.

On paper, they look great — but have yet to consistently prove they are among the best at the league in their respective groups. I’ll gladly take the “No Fly Zone” over them and any other unit in NFL if we are in a debate about who is the best. They’ve proven their prowess and demonstrated their gridiron dominance for the past three seasons — and you can bet your bottom dollar they will soar high and above the competition in 2017.

As always, thank you for reading and here is today’s offering of Horse Tracks.

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