Defending against the Denver Broncos Offense

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The Denver Broncos are the Jaguars first opponent and a very important home opener. We looked at the Denver defense and found they are a very aggressive 3-4 unit that can either dominate or be picked apart. The defense, when playing well, is the strength of the team. Now let’s look at the offense and see what the new improved (we hope) Jaguar defense will face. Be warned, this is another long article and another 3 credit hours as a jaguar fan major.

Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton eyes a receover during pre-game warm ups at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on December 20, 2009. UPI/Gary C. Caskey... Photo via Newscom

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When you look at an offense of a team, you want to know where the power is. Can they control the clock with long sustained drives and do they have explosiveness and can flip a game in a second.  Let’s look at Denver. For a measure of explosiveness, I reviewed all Denver offensive plays that went 15 yards or more without help of a penalty. Denver had 93 plays that qualified, but only 12 of the 93 were runs, the remaining 81 plays were pass plays. Correll Buckhalter had 7 runs over 15 yards and Knowshon Moreno had 5. Denver is not an explosive running team. Of the plays that went 15 yards or more passing, 9 went to a running back, 3 to Knowshon Moreno the rest to Buckhalter. I think it is safe to conclude that the running backs were not an explosive threat on offense. Denver ran the ball, but it wasn’t what teams feared.

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 27: Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 27, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Broncos 30-27. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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