The Denver Broncos are one of the most talented teams in the NFL, making it all the way to Super Bowl XLVIII last season before their demise at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks.
Without a doubt, Denver’s defense left a lot to be desired, in that super smack-down as well as throughout the 2013 season. Were they injured? Certainly, but in the NFL, there are no excuses.
The players know that. It’s why they’re working diligently to improve as a unit, to become more physical and play with more attitude at altitude.
They’re working so hard, “coach” gave them the day off, but they apparently ignored him according to Terrance Knighton’s tweet at 9:30 a.m. MT:
Coach gave us off today….. But the whole defense in the building. #snodaaaaaat
— Terrance Knighton (@MrKnighton2u) May 27, 2014
Chris Harris was in the building, too:
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) May 27, 2014
Knighton was huge — literally and figuratively — for the defense as a tackle that could plug holes and even put some pressure on the quarterback. His sack of Tom Brady on fourth down in the AFC Championship Game was crucial and helped solidify the win. Harris projects to be a starter at cornerback despite tearing his ACL in the Divisional round against the San Diego Chargers.
Both men have high expectations placed on them and each could be a leader for the unit that is searching for multiple men in that role.
OTAs begin tomorrow, yet the defense is getting in extra work today? The Broncos aren’t taking their Super Bowl loss lightly, nor are they resting on their laurels.
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