Posted Sat Feb 19th by Ian Henson
It seems that John Fox was finally allowed to speak and informed us that, “[The Broncos are] going to be a multiple-front defense, but I think we’ll make the commitment to the 4-3. The transition from the 3-4 to 4-3 is much easier than going from the 4-3 to 3-4, I will say that. So we feel pretty confident about that switch.”
Though there’s really no reason at all to attempt to predict a starting line-up at this point; I’ll do it anyway.
Elvis Dumervil was a defensive end in every professional season he’s ever played in (with the exception of his NFL sack leading season) and Robert Ayers is apparently best suited as a 4-3 defensive end. Justin Bannan and Jamal Williams will likely swell up the middle, D.J. Williams will move to weak side and Mario Haggan to strong side, with Joe Mayes in the middle.
Of course this prescription will be turned upside down as the Broncos under Fox draft two linebackers in the second round and pick up two in free agency, not to mention a defensive tackle.
Has anyone mentioned recently that Fox knows how to turn around a football team (especially a defense)? It’s too bad the Broncos couldn’t keep Shanahan (or McDaniels) around through the end of his contract. Denver might actually have one heck of a coaching staff, not that they don’t currently.