The days following the lockout may be as critical for the Denver Broncos as any team in the NFL. Coming off a disastrous 2010 season which featured the firing of Josh McDaniels, Spygate II, and 2 different loss streaks of 4 or more, the Mile High faithful are trying to find glimmers of hope for the 2011 season.
With the addition of new head coach John Fox, and the lockout not allowing contact between the team and players, the Broncos are left with only a few short weeks of training camp to learn coach's system, and revert their defensive front back to the 4-3. That means, in order to be successful in 2011, they'll need to make sound decisions on their veteran free agent targets within a relatively short timeline.
Here are the players that the Broncos should be on the phone with the moment free agency starts: