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Old 10-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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So what the hell do we have to do to fix this problem ? Our Defense couldn't stop a Turtle from making it 15 yards on a 3rd down this year.

So to all of you smart bastards on here, "The football guru's " how do we fix this ?

It has to be the LB's right ?
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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It's a combination of many things (IMO).

#1 thing, people seem to forget this is the first year of a new D (for the 7th year in a row.) It takes a few years to learn/get people in place for a system. We have changed systems for 7 straight years. We had Champ as our only good player on D, now we have a few.

We have a new QB, 2nd year coach, and new system. Same as D, it takes years to get on same page/know system inside and out. If our O drives longer and scores more we keep D off the field. They don't get exhausted, and play better.

Look at our first 5 games, how many big plays did we give up because Mays, Porter, Moore, etc.. were out of position. You can't play 4 of the best QBs (4 of the best offenses too) in the game and play out of position. We have the toughest schedule in the NFL. If we can stay 4 and 4 or 3 and 4 we are in good shape. Team will grow/play better 2nd half as they learn/comfort improves.

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Mike needs a big upgrade. I actually think Mays has played a lot better this year, but he isn't good enough to cover up lack of pass rush. We have to rush Von and Doom..to get any pressure. That takes away 2 above average cover LBs. If we had a killer DT, that would help so much.

Need DT or to to push/rush QB. When you get killed for 200 yards rushing that opens up the pass game. Stop the rushing makes them 1 dimensional. Plus pass rush, see above Mike.

We need more Cover CBs/LBs, (the 3 teams that killed us on 3rd down, Atlanta, NE, and Pit..all have 2 good WRs and 1-2 good TEs. Don't have enough to cover them.)



again, just imo.

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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  • Get LBs who can cover and maintain gap discipline
  • Get DLineman who can get pressure without having to bring a blitz
  • Get Joe Mays off the field
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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So is there anything that can be done this year. I understand what you are saying about time to gel but do we just buckle down and except the fact it's going to be a long season.

We seem to be great on 1st and 2nd but loose it on 3rd every time. It also seems to be getting worse.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:26 PM   #5
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These 3rd and longs ended up in 31 points twice. Offense is getting a bit better. They need to get more than 31 points better to fix this defense I think.
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I don't know that these problems can be fixed with coaching. Some of it, yeah, probably. But some of these 3rd and 17's, 3rd and 20's, it shouldn't matter what frickin defense you're in. Somebody make a frickin play. That's what it comes down to and we don't have enough Von Millers out there to get that done it seems.

Seriously, if Miller is not in this game, it's a blowout for the Pats, probably 45 to 21. But I will, for the millionth time, say that Mays is a huge weakness on this team and I so much want to get on Fox for continuing to play this guy but the guys behind him suck as well.


I have NO doubt that #1 goal for Elway this offseason is to both draft LB's and try to acquire a big time LB FA. No doubt.
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Need a tackling clinic. Got sick and tired of watching small, slow, somewhat dim-witted white boys run through us like paper machet.
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The Bronco defense for years it seems has been either bad in stopping 3rd down conversions or so bad that the other team rarely faced 3rd downs since they got such large chunks of yards on 1st and 2nd downs. Other than Miller, the Broncos have little talent at LB.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:58 PM   #14
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Solution? Probably better LB's, safeties, and DT's. Denver is at the top of the League in 3rd downs allowed at 47%. There isn't much they can do this year except score more points on O and get DJ back to hopefully make some plays.
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The Bronco defense for years it seems has been either bad in stopping 3rd down conversions or so bad that the other team rarely faced 3rd downs since they got such large chunks of yards on 1st and 2nd downs. Other than Miller, the Broncos have little talent at LB.
Is there a place to find or does anyone have the defensive stats for 3rd downs for this game ??
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So what the hell do we have to do to fix this problem ? Our Defense couldn't stop a Turtle from making it 15 yards on a 3rd down this year.

So to all of you smart bastards on here, "The football guru's " how do we fix this ?

It has to be the LB's right ?
A drama queen, are you?
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Is there a place to find or does anyone have the defensive stats for 3rd downs for this game ??
CBS, ESPN, NFl.com can provide you, but you don't want to get too depressed reading them. Hell, NE had 89 O plays and only 17 3rd down situations. NE was 11/17 on those third downs, but they had 89 O plays, which is a ridiculously high number. They made the first down long before they faced a third down most of the time.
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I think the pats are still on that first drive of theirs. Last I heard they converted a 3rd and 45 on an off tackle run by woodhead's baby boy.
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Make a trade that is how we get a better MLB this year.
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Denver's D faced five 3rd and 10 plus yesterday, NE converted 4 of them. Ouch.
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Hell man, put DJ in at MLB after he's back. That's probably the best thing they can do.
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Joe Mays - He is one of the main reason that the defense is horrible.
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Hell man, put DJ in at MLB after he's back. That's probably the best thing they can do.
stop the bromance he is no better that WW has been the past couple of years..

in fact worse in the number of tackles last year..

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2012 	DEN 	5 	4 	37 	25 	12 	2.0 	-- 	1 	1 	7 	-- 	7 	0 	0 	--
2011 	DEN 	15 	7 	97 	67 	30 	0.0 	-- 	2 	-- 	-- 	-- 	-- 	-- 	2 	--
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2011 	DEN 	13 	13 	90 	70 	20 	5.0 	-- 	2 	-- 	-- 	-- 	-- 	-- 	3 	1
why does everyone want this moron back on the field he is not better than WW..

in 6 less starts last year WW numbers are as good as DJ's are..
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I don't know that these problems can be fixed with coaching. Some of it, yeah, probably. But some of these 3rd and 17's, 3rd and 20's, it shouldn't matter what frickin defense you're in. Somebody make a frickin play. That's what it comes down to and we don't have enough Von Millers out there to get that done it seems.

Seriously, if Miller is not in this game, it's a blowout for the Pats, probably 45 to 21. But I will, for the millionth time, say that Mays is a huge weakness on this team and I so much want to get on Fox for continuing to play this guy but the guys behind him suck as well.


I have NO doubt that #1 goal for Elway this offseason is to both draft LB's and try to acquire a big time LB FA. No doubt.
It's plain and simple. Besides Von and CHamp see BOLD
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