Shouldn't the Denver Broncos secondary have a big improvement?
With Dawkins and Bailey, there should be plenty improvement, especially from Bailey since he will fully recover from his injuries. What do you think, and please, don't hate on the Broncos.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
If the Bronco's secondary improves next year it'll be really lucky... Champ Bailey is 31 and he has a history of taking a long time to fully recover and it's starting to look like his age is catching up with his play. Brian Dawkins is friggin 35 going on 36, he has slowed down, he's about 4 years past his prime and he will have to adjust in a new defensive scheme. Dawkins was the center of the defense in Philly and they always had a decent pass rush, the broncos had a horrible defense last year and they relied on their secondary to play clean up and defend against the pass with no help from the rush. Dawkins is a run stopper first and with enough QB pressure he's a WR-seeking missile but if the team doesn't engineer their D for his style he'll be a role player at best... The same kind of thing happened when Lynch came in, their game is very similar and lynch didn't work out too well in Denver either. On top of all this, Reynaldo Hill and Marlon Mcree who are both over 30 and the broncos haven't had much help from the other corners... Its been shown before that bringing in older players without much young talent to learn and develop from them doesn't work out too well. I think the Broncos were trying to do what the Pats usually do except the pats bring in old guys to an already set system to be roll players and to develop the young.... The Broncos are bringing in all these over the hill players for the band-aid effect, hoping that they'll be able to patch up this wounded D long enough to get something going.... Hope it works out for them, but i don't think it will, they need more young talent in the secondary, plain and simple....
- 1 decade ago
The answer to this question is emphatically no. Bailey is good but he no longer has the speed to be a shut down corner. I think they should move him over to free safety and leave Dawkins at strong safety. Dawkins can continue to play the game but not at a high level. He may be the same Dawkins but only for a year. The addition of Renaldo Hill should help but he is more of a cover two corner. The main reason why the Broncos won't be much better than last year is because we all know a secondary is only as good as their pass rush. With that being said the Broncos point of emphasis has to be praying BJ Raji is there at 12 and grabbing Darrius Buttler to play opposite Renaldo Hill at 18.
- 4 years ago
Bly and Bailey are good CBs. What would help them more than another CB would be a better pass rusher either in a good DE or LB. Part of their problem last year was that early on the D had trouble stopping the run, as a result they had to commit the Ss to run support and that left the CBs on an island. Shore up the run support with the D line and LB, improve the pass rush, the CBs and S the Broncos have are good.
- nixdad96Lv 51 decade ago
The draft picks the Denver Broncos got for trading the cry baby should help. If they draft someone like a Vontae Davis (CB from Illinois) or Malcolm Jenkins (CB from Ohio State) with their first pick in the first round, they will be fine. Josh McDaniel will install an offensive system with Kyle Orton that will best use his skills. Orton will thrive because he reads defenses well and does not do the stupid things Cutler tends to do at the end of the game (refer to the fumble against the San Diego Chargers).
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- D-MillsLv 71 decade ago
It would be really, really, really, really hard for a secondary, or a defense in general, to play as bad as the Broncos did last season, especially towards the end.
If the D doesn't improve big you can kiss the playoffs goodbye, even if your offense drops 35 a game.
- 1 decade ago
Bailey was a stud, he's still really good, but he's getting old. Same thing with Dawkins, he's more of a hitter than a coverage guy at this point.
- Dennis PLv 71 decade ago
You better hope so.. The offense will be worse thanks to McDummy. Putting more pressure on the D. How many loses until Orton gets boo-ed off the field. As a long time Denver fan, i think we screwed up on this one. If the Bears go to the playoffs and we sit home , McDummy will be a one hit wonder and gone.
- 1 decade ago
No you blowhole. The Broncos are going to continue to neglect their defense under Josh Mcdaniels, another offensive coordinator. They're 2ndary is screwed, even with Dawkins, his inspirational speech and his own body cant save the entire 2ndary. Sad, but true.Source(s): A Steelers fan.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
With Bailey, Darrent Williams and John Lynch back there, they look tough. Also, on offense with Cutler throwing to a healthy Brandon Marshall they should put some points on the board.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
dawkins is a safety and bailey is a corner, cannot compare them but they should be having an improvment for sure. but doesnt dawkins deserve more than being a bronco