The rest at: http://patrickturley.org/how-bout-them-broncos-4/Now let’s contrast that to what actually happened. Antonio Gates had 5 first half catches for 68 yards and 2 scores leading the Chargers to a 24-0 lead. Then something magical happens… instead of rushing Von, he’s covering… and doing it pretty well. Gruden criticized the move, correctly pointing out that Miller’s best asset is his pass-rushing ability. What Gruden’s lack of Broncos defense focus neglected to realize, no one else was capable of covering. Joe Mays and Brooking can’t cover. Mike Adams can’t fill and take on Gates in a match-up battle. Woodyard can run with him, but can’t get his head around to make a play on the ball.
So Von it must be… situationally, at least.
When DJ Williams returns, we can cut down further on those coverage drops and get him chasing the QB more, but without telegraphing his role to opposing offensive line coaches. With our given personnel, I want 3-3 nickel looks in long passing situations with Elvis, Vickerson and Meth-Wolfe on the line with Woodyard, DJ and Von standing up. With moderate splits, our LBs should have some premium pass-rushing match-ups coming on a blitz–All three have shown an innate ability to get to the quarterback… let’s take advantage of it. Let’s dictate protection schemes as opposing OC’s have to analyze tendencies to answer questions like: Who’s coming on 3rd and long? How many are coming?
A quick write-up of the current state of the team. It's by me, so check it out or don't at your leisure.
Also, not proof-read at all, so check it for errors for me if you read through it.