Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen has made it clear he expects his group to be “feared” on the football field.
One way to do that is through punishing hits. The other is to make opposing offenses worried they could commit a turnover at any time.
“It’s all about scoring defense,” Allen told Broncos TV. “First and foremost, you’ve got to be able to take the ball away from the offense. Secondly, you’ve got to be great playing in the red zone. Thirdly, if you can get off the field on third down, those are the things that allow you to be a really great defense. If you can do those three things then you’re going to be pretty good.”
With all the planning that has been done during the offseason, Allen said he’s itching to put the schemes into action.
“I think I’ve been antsy from the very first day,” he said. “I think what we love to do as coaches and players, we want to be out on the field and playing the game of football. That’s what we signed up for. That’s our passion. That’s what we love. I’m ready to start coaching players instead of coaching coaches.”
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com