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New Broncos defense still needs a Knighton replacement

Denver's front seven has pass rushers in Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.It has inside thumpers in Brandon Marshall and Danny Trevathan and edge-setters in Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson.Nearly every piece is in place -- except the crucial one in the middle of it all. New defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has yet to identify a viable nose tackle for his new 3-4 defense.The clubhouse...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Broncos Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kollar perfect fit to whip defensive line into shape

Much has been made of the Denver Broncos recent coaching change and the return of Gary Kubiak and Wade Phillips. While the attention spent on the two longtime decision-makers is very warranted, the next coach with the most important job may be defensive line coach Bill Kollar. Known for his intensity, attention to detail and demands for top effort, Kollar will push a relatively young...
Via Mile High Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

These four key Broncos defenders are facing a make-or-break year

Everyone knows about Demaryius Thomas' contract situation.But five key members of the Denver Broncos' defense are facing a similar scenario. And with the Broncos' transition to a 3-4 defense, the team's front office will have to decide who fits and who doesn't in 2015.Von Miller, Danny Trevathan, Derek Wolfe, and Malik Jackson are slated to become unrestricted free agents. Throw...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe finally feels like his old self

This time last year, Derek Wolfe was regaining the weight he lost from a spinal cord injury that kept him out for half of 2013.Now, the Broncos' end that was sorely missed in Super Bowl XLVIII says he's finally back at his optimal playing weight -- and finally feeling like he's back to his old form."Definitely my footwork and my movement," Wolfe told the team's website. "My quickness...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

DE Derek Wolfe: 'Deflategate' findings don't impact us

Like it or not, the Broncos' Super Bowl path runs through Foxboro next year.That's the message Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe had after the NFL published its results on the 'Deflategate' investigation, which concluded that New England Patriots employees and quarterback Tom Brady had some knowledge of wrongdoing.The Patriots are a big AFC rival, but Wolfe says the Broncos shouldn...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos weak link is up the middle

A lot of attention has been paid to the Broncos new coaching staff this offseason. Everyone’s favorite drunk uncle, John Fox, is finally gone. Gary Kubiak, who at the very least knows how to manage a game clock, has replaced Fox. That’s considered an instant upgrade, as the Broncos won’t need to fight against their head coaches’ ineptitude this season. From the minute Kubiak...
Via Mile High Sports
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolfe feeling fine nearly 2 years after spinal bruise

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Defensive end Derek Wolfe has both his health and his position back. Wolfe played in every game last year, contributing to a Denver defensive line that allowed 79.8 rushing yards per game, the lowest single-season figure in team history. Yet, he said he was just a shell of himself after missing a good chuck of the 2013 season, which was marked by a seizure...
Via AP on Fox
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Reading the Broncos draft tea leaves

It has to be a lineman, right? With the schedule released and the Denver Broncos nearing the NFL Draft, the questions on the minds of Broncos fanatics have now fully turned to the upcoming event. Most pressing to most, who will be taken with the team’s first-round pick? More to the point, since very few people are familiar with all of the options, what position will that first...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Broncos' Under Appreciated Monster Man

After being taken with the 36th overall pick in 2012, Derek Wolfe put in a good rookie season that helped elevate the Denver Broncos defense to fourth in points allowed and second against the run. Individually, Wolfe logged 6 sacks and 25 hurries. Those stat lines may not be that impressive, but he was the tenth highest (+4.8) rated 4-3 defensive end in terms of run defense according...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Denver Broncos Under Appreciated Monster Man

After being taken with the 36th overall pick in 2012, Derek Wolfe put in a good rookie season that helped elevate the Denver Broncos defense to 4th in points allowed, 2nd against the run. Individually, Wolfe logged 6 sacks and 25 hurries, not that impressive but was the 14th overall player against the run.He followed that up with a sophomore season that, basically, ended in the preseason...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos Free Agency Spotlight: Vance Walker

Walker, who played defensive tackle for his entire collegiate career at Georgia Tech, was selected in the seventh round as the 210th overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons.In his four seasons with the Falcons, Walker played primarily as a defensive tackle before being picked up by the Oakland Raiders in the 2013 offseason.In the 2013 season, Walker started in 16 games (791 snaps) for...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos DL Derek Wolfe: ‘I Hate The Patriots,’ Hope Colts ‘Whip’ Them

The Indianapolis Colts upset the Denver Broncos in their divisional-round matchup Sunday, but there’s at least one Bronco who hopes Indy keeps winning. Denver defensive lineman Derek Wolfe unleashed a hard tackle on quarterback Andrew Luck in the Colts’ 24-13 win, and Wolfe heaped praise on Luck after he experienced the signal-caller’s unconventional...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Rio Departs Broncos, Will Knighton Follow?

After completing his second season with the Broncos, Knighton is one of the most important free agents that Elway will have to negotiate with prior to first day of free agency, March 10.Knighton, who made $2.75 million dollars in the 2014-2015 season, is one of the league’s premier run stuffing defensive tackles. According to Pro Football Focus, Knighton played 528 snaps and ranked...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Terrance Knighton fined $300,000 over weight issues

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has been fined approximately $300,000 for weight-related issues, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.  Knighton over the past several years has been fined approximately $300,000 for weight-related issues. Mostly, the fines have been for Knighton missing weight markers, a person familiar...
Via Sports-Glory
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Victims of Broncos' 2013 injury epidemic return

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos didn't exactly hit their bye week in full stride. There are issues all around. But some promising signs have emerged, too, like the play of all those starters who missed the Super Bowl. The Broncos made their run last year without left tackle Ryan Clady, whose foot injury sidelined him in Week 2 and kicked off an injury epidemic that would...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bringing Back Orange Crush

The origin of the nickname, “Orange Crush” started in 1977 after the Denver Broncos' stout 3-4 defense and it stuck into the early 1980s. The Broncos are currently running a 4-3 defense but are trying to get back to their old school defensive domination.History of Orange Crush: The name Orange Crush was popularized by sportswriter/broadcaster Jimmy Paige in early 1977, he went...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos Fantasy Football Swing and a Miss Candidate: D/ST

During the 2013 season, the Denver Broncos struggled to field a consistent defense. There were many factors behind that failure. From the first game, Von Miller was suspended and he missed five more after that before his suspension was over. Then he got hurt later in the season. Rahim Moore, Kevin Vickerson and Derek Wolfe, all starters on the defense found themselves on injured...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Denver Broncos preseasons we forget

Oh sure, you remember the Super Bowls, the playoff games, and the division rivalry games. We can recall the Pro Bowlers, the playmakers, and the record-breakers but the NFL Preseason is a collection of meaningless exhibitions that we mark quickly for deletion. Many fans will tell you that the Denver Broncos were the first AFL team to ever defeat an NFL team when the Broncos knocked...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Most Important Players to the Broncos Success this Season

On paper, the Broncos seem to be the team to beat in the AFC and are currently the favorites to win the Super Bowl. But as we all know, an injury to a top player or a series of injuries to many players can derail championship hopes in a blink of an eye. Here are the Broncos’ top 10 players that not only need to stay healthy, but perform at a high level in order for Denver to reach...
Via TopSportsReport
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Colts, Panthers, Redskins, & Texans

Broncos The Broncos play to have their No. 2 offense go up against their No. 1 defense in Saturday’s scrimmage. (Jeff Legwold) DC Jack Del Rio had good things to say about CB Chris Harris regarding his return from ACL surgery. (Jeff Legwold) DE Derek Wolfe returned just a day after he left practice with stiffness in his lower back. (Jeff Legwold) Colts Safeties Delano...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive line talent is abundant at camp

The Denver Broncos have many strengths and few weaknesses, most of which are glaring for all to see. The defensive line has only recently emerged in camp as possibly the deepest unit of talent on the roster. From veterans to rookies the players along the defensive front are progressing at a fast pace. Day seven of camp closed with substantial work in the trenches and newcomers have...
Via Mile High Sports
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Competition, play and tempers heat up at camp

Week two of camp started for the Denver Broncos at Dove Valley Monday morning and the attitude at camp has turned. Camp has become the feisty, physical, and testy atmosphere people think of when they imagine a NFL camp. Monday brought an attitude with it and the drills performed demanded a chip on the shoulder of all those participating. The coaching staff placed the players in confrontational...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

AFC West: Top 10 Training Camp Battles To Watch

Who will rush the passer opposite of DeMarcus Ware?- Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson were both selected by the Broncos in the 2012 draft, and they are both 6-foot-5, 290 pound defensive ends. Wolfe, who was selected in the second-round, recorded six sacks in his rookie year, and four in his sophomore year. Jackson, who was selected in the fifth-round, played sparingly in his rookie...
Via Football Nation
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp preview: defensive line

As camp arrives and the short but excruciating football off season comes to an end the Denver Broncos defensive line is far from set. There are a few standouts that will undoubtedly play huge roles in their quest for a championship but many players on the roster will be fighting for their football lives come Thursday. DeMarcus Ware and Terrence “pot roast” Knighton look to be...
Via Mile High Sports
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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