Good morning, Broncos Country!
The last free weekend without the NFL.
As I said on Twitter in reference to the Denver Broncos preseason, it’s been 84 years. All joking aside, the time for speculation and hope is about to end and we’ll see what 2019 has in store for the Broncos. And I cannot wait.
For the first time in three years, it feels like Denver is on the right path, and it starts with Vic Fangio. I’m all-in on the first-time and first-year head coach. As I said when he was hired in January, he’s exactly what the organization needs — even if that doesn’t lead to success this season.
The aspect I’m most excited about is the Broncos defense. We’ve seen flashes in the preseason, but I’m champing at the bit to see what this unit does with a full game plan; especially Bradley Chubb and Von Miller. The secondary has the potential to return to the level we saw in 2015, and it needs a new nickname. I like the Mile High Hit Squad, or even just the Hit Squad, to play off The Godfather nickname for Fangio. Give your thoughts in the comments on the new secondary name. As I told Adam on the podcast, Shelby Harris could explode onto the scene this season and be a difference maker in the middle of the defensive line. That’s an aspect the Broncos have missed since Malik Jackson left for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The biggest questions remain inside linebacker and the offensive line. What would help the inside linebackers is the return of Todd Davis. James Palmer tweeted on Friday that he spoke with Davis and he said he’ll be ready for the opener at the Oakland Raiders. If that’s the case, it would serve as a huge boost for the defense. How effective Davis would be is still up in the air, given he hasn’t practiced since early in training camp.
As for the offensive line, who knows? I liked what I saw from the starting offense in the limited game reps it got and also in practice. As with the defense, it’ll be fun to see what Joe Flacco and the guys do with a full Rich Scangarello game plan.
Soon enough, we’ll get answers to those questions. In the meantime, the last free weekend without the NFL is upon us. It’s felt like 84 years.
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