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07-18-2012, 08:24 AM

1. Refine the timing on offense. Only the Broncos who have spent time with Peyton Manning in Indianapolis understand the pace and timing that the four-time MVP demands from his teammates, and they don't have much time to get it down before a demanding opening stretch that features four returning playoff teams in the regular season's first five weeks. But the adjustment runs both ways, since the Broncos didn't simply import Manning's offense from the Colts. Instead, they opted for a hybrid that will also incorporate elements of the power running the Broncos used early in 2011 until their offensive plans were scuttled when Tim Tebow became the starting quarterback.

2. Settle the spine of the defense. There's little question that the Broncos have speed and skill to spare on the edges of the defense. Defensive end Elvis Dumervil and strong-side linebacker Von Miller were Pro Bowlers last year, and the additions of cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Drayton Florence give the Broncos quality depth beyond Champ Bailey that they didn't possess in 2011. But down the middle is where questions lurk, starting with defensive tackle, where the Broncos are banking on Ty Warren returning to health after two years on injured reserve and Justin Bannan to prove a more natural fit as a 4-3 tackle than he was as a 3-4 end for the Broncos in 2010. Behind them is middle linebacker Joe Mays, who struggled with missed tackles last year. At the back end, the Broncos lost strong safety Brian Dawkins to retirement. Two 2011 draft picks - Quinton Carter or Rahim Moore - will duel to replace Dawkins, while free-agent pickup Mike Adams takes over at free safety.

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07-22-2012, 10:25 PM
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