Peter King: ‘The Bronco Blueprint’

Denver is 3-0 and it’s been a dominant defense—and not the Peyton Manning-led offense—that’s led the way. Here’s how architect John Elway built a juggernaut on the other side of the ball.

TYJE. As King points out, Elway’s first round picks are looking better each season, especially with how well Denver’s defense has played thus far in 2015. The Broncos were also fortunate to bring Wade Phillips back as defensive coordinator, particularly because Phillips was not Denver’s first choice. Now, if Elway could improve the selection of offensive skill players, his personnel acumen would be even more impressive.