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Promising Broncos secondary could help unleash the beast in Von Miller

While the Broncos offense works to get its identity figured out, the defense is set up to have a special season.

Good morning, and happy Father’s Day, Broncos Country!

As we sit here, there’s reason to feel excitement about the Denver Broncos.

In a time when it’s occasionally hard to find ways to feel that way, you take what you can get. But the Broncos secondary seems like it’s for real. As does recent first-round NFL Draft pick Patrick Surtain.

A lot of the credit for that goes to Denver general manager George Paton and the emphasis he put on improving that area of his team this offseason.

The additions of Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller in free agency, extending Justin Simmons and bringing back Kareem Jackson, on top of Surtain, give this unit the potential to be really, really good.

As defensive coordinator Ed Donatell told the media this week at minicamp:

“It’s really great. The first thing when you put a bunch of talent together is you want to know how they fit together. What’s the chemistry? What’s the harmony? That’s been fantastic. Everybody has been working together and connecting. I couldn’t be more pleased. You can’t have too many guys. We’re going to go to camp and guys are going to earn roles. We’ll get as many DBs that play well on the field. I know Vic (Fangio) wants to get these guys involved and he’s excited as well.”

In terms of Surtain, a tweet for James Palmer with the NFL Network this week should get Broncos Country even more pumped about his prospects.

“Early #broncos mini camp observation. CB Patrick Surtain doesn’t look like a rookie. Isn’t being treated like a rookie either. He has walked in NFL ready, and Denver seems to obviously see that.”

On top of all of this, Von Miller is back in the fold. Based on what we heard out of training camp last year, Miller was a freaking beast. Now he has the sting of an injury to drive him even more this season. The better the secondary is, that only increases the prospects of Miller and the pass rush to have success.

While the Broncos offense works to get its identity figured out, the defense is set up to have a special season. Speaking of which, could Miller get some NFL hardware this season?

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