After watching last Sunday's game, there is much to be excited for. The Broncos are this close to becoming a better than middle of the pack team. With the addition of Laurence Maroney, the Broncos backfield is once again deep and stable. This was necessary as both Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter struggled Sunday against a very poor Jacksonville rush defense. The next obvious area that needs addressing is special teams coverage. They were absolutely horrible in that facet of the game. The offense looked good, but seemed to lack a guy who can make things happen with the ball in his hands. The defense was a little undisciplined and had trouble stopping the run, and let Garrard throw 3 TDs against us. That must improve, because Peyton Manning and the Colts are in town in week 3. So here's three personnel moves that The Broncos should make to start winning now and stay winners throughout the decade.
1. GO GET RANDY MOSS
Whether you love him or hate him, Randy Moss is still one of the best receivers in the game today, and this may not be as far fetched as you think. Moss is a playmaker, he is the guy that can make things happen with the ball in his hands. Remember, Josh McDaniels was the offensive coordinator in New England the year that Moss broke the single season record for touchdown receptions. McDaniels loves Moss, and knows first hand what a difference this guy can make to a team. Moss stated that he believes this will be his last year in New England, but he will still play football. Why not come to an organization that will feel familiar to him, both the system and the philosophy. Try telling me Randy wouldn't want to come here and play for the man who helped him get the single season record.
2. ALBERT HAYNESWORTH NEEDS A HOME
This one is tougher, but if McDaniels was willing to take a risk on the disgruntled Haynesworth, whom Washington has all but eliminated from their roster, then the Denver defense would instantly be better. Haynesworth just needs a change of scenery, a fresh start, and he will dominate once again just like he did in Tennessee. If McDaniels can get Haynesworth to buy into his philosophy, and Haynesworth is serious about winning, then the Denver Broncos will be able to solve the rush defense problem. This could be a match made in heaven.
3. DRAFT A DOMINATING PASS RUSHER
Ok McD, you got your RB, you got your WR, you even got your QB. The next few drafts, you need to focus on the D. You came from Belicheck, you should know the value in a dominating D. Yes we have Dumerville, but just imagine that we had two elite pass rushers on the field at the same time. First of all, passing would be a challenge against the D being able to consistently pressure the QB and our elite secondary. Then, if you had two pass rushers, your entire season would not go down the drain if one of them were to get injured. Offense may sell tickets, but defense wins championships. It is crucial that the Broncos use the next two drafts to revamp this defense.
If even one of these moves is made, Denver will become a much better team. If somehow all these moves were made, Denver would be great for years to come.