Denver Broncos 2010 NFL Projection:
“SWOT analysis” of the 2010 Broncos (including strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and
threats) followed by the FootballLOCKS.com classic schedule analysis
and a record projection summary.
Pass defense, CB’s Champ Bailey & André Goodman, FS Brian Dawkins,
LT Ryan Clady, RT Ryan Harris,
TE Daniel Graham (run blocking), ILB D.J. Williams.
Rush defense, outside linebacker,
LB depth, kickoff returns, punt coverage,
offensive line depth & OL interior experience,
Acquisition of DE Justin Bannan & NT Jamal Williams should
improve the rushing defense.
3rd round draft selection center J.D. Walton from Baylor &
2nd round pick OL Zane Beadles could
help solidify the O-line.
3rd round pick WR Eric Decker from Minnesota could improve the receiving
WR Brandon Lloyd had a solid preseason.
1st round pick WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) from Georgia Tech
may eventually help make up for the loss of WR Brandon Marshall.
1st round pick QB Tim Tebow from Florida could become
the Broncos’ QB of the future.
Acquisition of RB Andre Brown (toe) adds some depth to ground game.
Division rival San Diego unable to come to terms with LT Marcus McNeill or WR Vincent Jackson (as
of this writing).
LT Ryan Clady injury recovery status.
RB Knowshon Moreno hamstring.
RB Correll Buckhalter neck & back.
OLB Elvis Dumervil out for the year.
Loss of WR Brandon Marshall.
Loss of C Casey Wiegmann.
Loss of TE Tony Scheffler.
RT Ryan Harris ankle sprain.
An improving Oakland Raiders squad…
Abundance of highly competitive teams
in the AFC heading into the ’10 season
the New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens,
Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh
Steelers, Tennessee Titans, San Diego Chargers,
New England Patriots, and Houston Texans.
In 2010 the Broncos will play 6 games versus teams that made the playoffs a season ago;
Of course the Cardinals figure to be a different team without QB Warner, and division rival San Diego
has contract woes with WR Vincent Jackson and LT Marcus McNeill.
Other potentially competitive matchups include;
The Broncos also have their fair share of lighter competition on paper;
Most of these contests aren’t until the second half of the season.
The Broncos took steps to shore up their run defense,
but have also been bit hard by the injury bug with the loss of pass rush
dynamo Elvis Dumervil, plus key injuries to their offensive line and backfield.
Overall we project the Broncos to go (7-9) in 2010– it’s an upgrade from
our opening projection just prior to the regular season kicking off,
but not quite the .500 mark.
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