It’s been a shaky three-year stretch for the Men from Mile High. How could the Denver Broncos rebound in 2019 to capture a fourth Super Bowl title?
Recapturing that Super Bowl feeling hasn’t been easy for the Denver Broncos. From 2011-15, the team captured five straight AFC West titles and went to the “Big Game” in ’13 and ’15. The former proved to be a humbling experience vs. the Seattle Seahawks. Four years ago, the Broncos raised their third Lombardi Trophy.
Since then, the team has combined for a dismal 20-28 mark. Denver has suffered through back-to-back losing campaigns and after two years on the job, head coach Vance Joseph was let go. In his place is another defensive-oriented teacher in veteran Vic Fangio.
Another newcomer of note is veteran quarterback Joe Flacco, obtained via trade from the Baltimore Ravens back in March. It’s the latest attempt by team head honcho John Elway to solidify the position. The 11-year pro has plenty of postseason experience. So can the Broncos get back and win another Super Bowl? These five factors could help.
5. Better play against the run
Talk about all over the map? The Broncos finished 21st in the NFL against the run this past season and it was largely due to a two-game stretch against the New York Jets (323) and Los Angeles Rams (270) in which the defense surrendered a combined 593 yards on the ground. Then again, Denver limited eight of its first 11 opponents to fewer than 100 yards rushing.
This past season, Vic Fangio was at the helm of the Chicago Bears’ defense and that club allowed the fewest yards on the ground in the NFL. It will be up to him and defensive coordinator Ed Donatell to shore up this area.
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