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Brandon Marshall points to coaching for defensive downfall in Denver

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Finally, a player finally said what we all already believed about the 2017-18 Denver Broncos. He just had to leave to another team before he could say it.

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Through 2017 and 2018, the Denver Broncos defense, at time, looks in disarray. It was maddening for us fans, because we had come so accustomed to the dominance of the 2014-2016 seasons under Wade Phillips. That run included an improbable march to a Super Bowl title.

Players will never publicly comment on coaching when a member of their current team. They rarely will speak poorly about coaching even after those coaches have been fired. Even when they do, you often have to read between the lines. Reading between the lines with former Broncos linebacker, Brandon Marshall, was a little easier than most.

In a recent interview with Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic, Marshall’s comments seemed to clearly suggest that the strong chemistry of one of the greatest defensive units in NFL history was quickly dismantled after Phillips left to coach the defense for the Los Angeles Rams.

I’ll be anxious to see if Vic Fangio and his staff is able to get everyone back on the same page from the organizational level (coaching) and the field level (players) to return this defensive unit back to a top five kind of defense.

What do you think of Marshall’s comments?

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