Denver Broncos Free Agency: Building a Team the Right Way
It’s funny watching all of these “experts” breakdown free agency because they all talk out of both sides of their mouths. If you ask them how to build a championship contender, they all say that you have to start with the offensive and defensive lines. However that’s not what they lead with, they lead with receiver Mike Wallace going to the Miami Dolphins and receiver Percy Harvin going to the Seattle Seahawks.
That’s fine, but the Denver Broncos understand that building a Super Bowl champion begins and ends with the men up front on both sides of the ball. So why you probably won’t hear about it on the NFL Network or ESPN, the Broncos are doing a great job through the first day and a half of free agency.
The Broncos signing of offensive guard Louis Vasquez did not rival the Dolphins signing of Wallace but when the games begin, Vasquez will have a bigger impact. The best teams year in and year out dominate the line of scrimmage, and that’s what the Broncos are attempting to get done in free agency.
Reports early on Wednesday indicate that the Broncos are expected to sign defensive tackle, Terrance Knighton. The team also re-signed Kevin Vickerson on Tuesday and he should pair with Knighton as the starting defensive tackles. Both men are 330 pounds and will take up multiple blockers on every play. Once again, Knighton and Vickerson do not get people excited but they do win football games.
So while other teams are signing marquee names like Wallace and Harvin, the Broncos are busy building a football team from the inside out. If you asked the “experts” how to build a winner, they would tell you from the inside out. If that’s the case, shouldn’t they be talking about the Broncos?
That’s Ok let them talk about everyone else now; there will be plenty of time to talk about the Broncos in January and February.
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