The defense of the Denver Broncos might be getting that extra push they need.
On the day in which the team signed hard-hitting safety T.J. Ward from the Cleveland Browns as a free agent, the Broncos are now focusing on a pass rusher. However, it is not Jared Allen, but DeMarcus Ware.
Ware was surprisingly released by the Dallas Cowboys before free agency began after the two sides could not come to an agreement. The Broncos were quick to jump on such a great opportunity as new reports have indicated that Ware is heading to Denver. If Ware leaves the Mile-High City with a new contract, the defense could be one of the most lethal during the 2014 season.
Having a defensive end who has the abilities to rush the quarterback and create pressure is something the Broncos wanted to focus on in the offseason. We all saw how the Broncos were embarrassed by the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl and how physical the Seahawks’ defense was during that game. Now that the Broncos have their ideal offense, the next step is to get a defensive system like the Seahawks or the San Francisco 49ers.
Ware could be a huge piece to the Broncos’ defensive puzzle that went missing after Elvis Dumervil became a free agent last year and went to the Baltimore Ravens. When the presence of Dumervil and Von Miller were around, the Broncos had the second-best defense in the league. This could be something the Broncos are trying to replicate if they can sign Ware. Having Ware on could be the veteran prescience that Miller could need to become even better.
This could not have happened at a better time for the Broncos. If a deal gets done, I can see the Broncos being the dangerous unit that they were during the 2012 season, especially when it comes to creating quarterback pressure.