Denver Broncos' Most Glaring Need After Peyton Manning Free Agency Flurry

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Denver Broncos' Most Glaring Need After Peyton Manning Free Agency Flurry
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We've all seen the headlines regarding the insanely active free agency period that have summed up the Denver Broncos thus far.  The signing of Peyton Manning culminated the quest of the two Johns–Elway and Fox–to find a QB that is a conventional pocket passer and a proven winner.  Much can be debated about the health of Manning and the treatment of his predecessor, Tim Tebow; but what is not debatable is the most glaring need left behind after all that money was doled out in the first few weeks of the new season.

Have you ever heard the old football adage: "A hole so big you could drive truck through it?"  Well that is exactly the state of the Denver Broncos' interior defense line, as the Broncos failed to address this position (which actually regressed), a fact that may have been lost among the frenzy of headline grabbers the Broncos have seized in the past few weeks.  

The needs in the middle cannot be ignored, and a solid defensive interior, especially at the defensive tackle position, could do wonders for what are some of the top pass rushers in the league–Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil.  Double teams in the middle force one-on-one match-ups that speed rushers such as Miller and Dumervil chomp at the bit for.

This slideshow will review a couple of scenarios which the Broncos should explore to plug this gaping hole.

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