This article was written to show some of the newer fans of the Denver Broncos that the current version of this team isn't the way the D always played. We weren't called the "Orange Crush" strictly as a marketing gimmick. This tag was earned with the blood, sweat and tears of a lot of great players over the years.
In fact, the defense carried the Broncos to several Super Bowls where the offense wasn't good enough to win it all and maybe shouldn't even have made it that far.
In this history of great defenses, I have put together a list of the biggest hitters over the 50-year history of the Denver Broncos.
You may not agree with all my selections or their order, but you will have to say these guys made watching the Broncos on Sundays (and Monday nights) a hell of a lot of fun over the years.