“Every week it starts up front. Those guys do a heck of a job and they’re showing up on tape. Every week it starts up front, their D-line is playing hard, they’re playing fast. Those two interior guys – the Jones brothers (Broncos DE Dre’Mont Jones and DT D.J. Jones) – they’re doing a hell of a job. (Broncos OLB Baron) Browning, number 53 (Broncos OLB Jonathon Cooper) – they got some guys. (Broncos DL Mike) Purcell’s doing his thing. The backers – (Broncos ILB) Josey (Jewell), 47 and 49 (Broncos ILB Alex Singleton). And hell, their secondary – (Broncos S) Justin Simmons, (Broncos S) Kareem Jackson. The nickel, number 21 (K’Waun Williams) – it’s a shame I can’t think of his name. But then, they got a rookie out there (Broncos CB Damarri Mathis) – I think the kid is from (Pittsburgh) – that’s playing. They’re very good. Ok? They show up on tape for all the right reasons. So although they are struggling, they’re still the Denver Broncos. They’re one of those teams that we know that has a great idea and feel for what we do, so it’s our job to make sure that we’re not taking anything for granted. I can (not) care less for what their record shows. I do know this, when you look at them defensively, they’re playing championship football. And it’s our job to make sure that our guys are ready and plugged in. They need to go out and perform.”
Eric Bieniemy is going to have his hands full with the Denver defense on Sunday because they’re the best part of this team. As he says, they’re playing “championship football.” There’s little surprise that he’s focused on OLBs Baron Browning and Jonathon Cooper because they have the type of speed that can frustrate both Orlando Brown Jr. and Andrew Wylie. Patrick Mahomes will need to have that internal clock going against this group or he could end up taking some sacks.