Christmas came early for John Fox when the Broncos signed Peyton Manning.
Manning is his own offensive coordinator; bringing his playbook from the Colts and installing his own offense. This gave Fox time to focus on the defense more. The Broncos are a much better defense in 2012, ranking 11th in pass defense and 10th in rushing defense. Von Miller, the Broncos’ 2011 first round draft pick has come as advertised in the pass rush department, and in his second year, has emerged as a defensive star.
Greybeard Champ Bailey is still patrolling the Broncos secondary and providing the leadership the young defensive players need. Fox spoke to The Dave Logan Show on KOA in Denver about Miller and his improved defense.
On Miller being a defensive MVP candidate:
“I think the evidence on tape, after nine games; he would be in that conversation. We still have a lot of football left. … He’s definitely capable, he’s got a lot of great ability and he’s a neat young man that’s not afraid to ...