The Broncos’ offense struggled on Friday, to put it nicely. For the first half of practice, it appeared the defense was following their lead. Justin Simmons put an end to that.
After a few years of recovering from the backache from putting the team on their shoulders on the way to their championship run, it appears the defense is ready to try and do that once again in 2019.
Some of the following roster battles will determine who will make the 53-man roster, while others will actually have a significant impact on the field this year.
Depth charts don’t always tell the full story. Thus, on the day the team released their first depth chart, here’s how things are stacking up on the field.
Defensive coordinator Joe Woods is going to use the safety position so much, he might just become rich with all of the dimes and nickels he’s throwing out on the field.
Of the eight rookies on the roster last year, only Garett Bolles started a single game. Even with that, there is still hope for that class moving forward.
Last season, Su’a Cravens never saw the field. This year, he could be the answer to Denver’s biggest weakness on defense.
The Denver Broncos have gone all in on their young safeties, letting go of T.J. Ward in favor of Justin Simmons. We went back to the tape to watch Simmons and see what he brings to the table.
Ward’s two Pro Bowl seasons in Denver helped propel the Broncos’ defense to one of the best in the league.
In a 30-2 dismantling of the Arizona Cardinals, there were lots of Denver Broncos to receive high grades in our last preseason edition.