Todd Davis believes Broncos’ defense will return to dominance

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Good morning Youth Emmanuel Sanders Jersey , Broncos Country.It’s hard to believe that three years have passed since the Denver Broncos secured their third Lombardi Trophy — a feat that wouldn’t have been possible without a ferocious and top-flight performance by their defense that stopped Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.In 2015 and 2016, the Broncos’ defense ranked in the top four league-wide in respect to points and yards allowed. They were also one of the best units in terms of sack production and turnovers. Without question, the those two defenses were some of the best in the modern era, with their Super Bowl winning unit deserving recognition of one of the greatest to ever grace the gridiron. It was an incredible privilege to witness them play and an aspect of Broncos history fans shouldn’t take for granted.Alas, the dominance Broncos Country came to expect from their defense just wasn’t there in 2017. Sack production and turnovers were down, the play-calling seemed a bit precarious and their inability to cover running backs and tight ends was a bane of theirs all season long. More than anything, Wade Phillips, perhaps the most important figure in the Broncos’ route to defensive acclaim wasn’t on the sideline. For many players on the defense, last year’s performance was a wake-up call and something they are set to correct in 2018.“That wasn’t us last year as far as the caliber of what we play to,” remarked inside linebacker Todd Davis, who was named a team captain for the forthcoming season. “We were good in some areas, but we’ve got a lot of areas that we have to clean up and we focused a lot on that in the offseason. We’re going to be crisp this year and really focus on being great all around,” he went on to add.But just how good can the Broncos’ defense be? They added talent to numerous positions through the draft and free agency, but lost a handful of quality contributors such as Aqib Talib during the offseason. Nevertheless, Davis remains confident and optimistic about this year’s defense. Most importantly, he believes wholeheartedly that the unit will return to dominance once more.“I’m super excited. I feel like we’re going to be a dominant defense in the run game and in the pass game,” stated Davis. “I feel like we have so many great weapons and lot of depth at different positions. We’re really set up to have a great year this year.”With a revamped offense featuring a plethora of new weapons coupled with a reinvigorated defense, the outlook for the Broncos in 2018 looks much better than just a year ago. 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Case was the Keenum they gave us.Three weeks in, I’m starting to wonder just what the plan with Case Keenum is. It feels like play-calling has been unchanged from Osweiler, to Trevor, to Paxton, and now Case. The checkdown continues to reign supreme in the Mile High City and there is clear reluctance to put air into the ball. If the Broncos don’t start to stretch the field when they don’t absolutely need to, defenses are going to squat on underneath routes and crush momentum just like Baltimore did to Denver on Sunday. The failures of the offense aren’t on the players entirely. Once again, I’m harping on Vance Joseph’s ability to hold players accountable for their play. Does Joseph look at the box score? Emmanuel Sanders, a wide receiver, is listed above Denver’s veteran running back. That’s fine, it happens and all credit to Sanders that he’s due. 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