Chubb is the key to the Broncos defensive resurgence.
A big part of the above mentioned nasty is going to involve the pass rush. At it’s height, Denver’s vaunted (Vonted?) rush had Von Miller off the left side of the line and DeMarcus Ware on the right.
Shane Ray and Shaquille Barrett are fearsome fill-ins on the left side since Ware’s retirement but haven’t been able to duplicate Ware’s presence from the other side of Miller.
While Denver would have done well with the pass rushers they have, fortune smiled on them and Bradley Chubb fell to them at the fifth pick in the Draft. With Chubb, the Broncos have the potential to wreak absolute havoc in the opponents backfield. With high praise from Miller and now-coach Ware, Chubb has not disappointed, having an immediate presence in camp.
Everything feeds off of pressure from the front five. Having lost Talib in the backfield, the Broncos will look to Bradley Roby to maintain Denver’s ‘No Fly Zone’. Nervous opposing quarterbacks will go a long way to easing the defensive backfield’s burden.
As long as these four continue the strong play they’ve shown so far, the Broncos will see a much improved performance this season.