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The Broncos defensive line is in trouble

T. Warren

We mentioned Tuesday morning that Broncos free agent pickup Ty Warren could have a serious triceps injury.

Denver’s worst fears were realized: Warren tore his triceps muscle, which usually knocks a player out for the season. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports the Broncos are “discussing options” about what to do and have “not given up” on the chance Warren could play this year.

(Which means there is a good chance Warren won’t play.)

Warren was expected to start next to Marcus Thomas, who was also hurt Monday. He will miss the rest of the preseason with a strained pectoral muscle, but hopes to be ready for the season opener.

Yeah, it’s a safe bet the Raiders are going to run the ball plenty in Week One.

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31 Responses to “The Broncos defensive line is in trouble”
  1. geauxjay says: Aug 16, 2011 2:23 PM

    Coming up next on SportsCenter, how the Broncos defensive line problems affect Tim Tebow’s chances of starting.

  2. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 16, 2011 2:25 PM

    Yeah baby…here’s comes Gash and Bash heading straight for your safeties. DMac and Bush should have a field day…sweet!

  3. micronole says: Aug 16, 2011 2:28 PM

    Along with the 49ers, the Broncos lead in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.

  4. jackfnburton says: Aug 16, 2011 2:28 PM

    “Yeah, it’s a safe bet the Raiders are going to run the ball plenty in Week One.”

    That was a given, anyway. I’m just glad to see a Broncos article WITHOUT Tim Tebow’s name mentioned. If it takes losing two DT’s to make that happen I’m ok with that.

  5. letsgobuffaloin2011 says: Aug 16, 2011 2:31 PM

    And to think Denver could have taken the best player in the draft, Marcell Dareus. Thanks broncos…lol

  6. bengalsown says: Aug 16, 2011 2:32 PM

    Have fun in Denver, Tank Johnson.

  7. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 16, 2011 2:34 PM

    Too bad you couldn’t comment without saying his name though…right jackfnburton?

  8. randolph32 says: Aug 16, 2011 2:41 PM

    Give the Bears a call, you seem to think you do pretty well trading with them, and they have some excess Dline help available…..

  9. deepseabreeze says: Aug 16, 2011 2:45 PM

    i call it “The Tebow Effect”

  10. broncfanor says: Aug 16, 2011 2:45 PM

    Anyone who cares about the Broncos has known the D-line was in serious trouble for the last 6-8 years.

  11. deepseabreeze says: Aug 16, 2011 3:00 PM

    i think it’s pretty clear that god is testing tim tebow. he has a daunting task ahead of him but with His help and guidance he will ascend to the top of the NFL mountain.

  12. m2karateman says: Aug 16, 2011 3:07 PM

    How’s that Von Miller pick working out for Denver now?

  13. letsgobuffaloin2011 says: Aug 16, 2011 3:07 PM

    You pissed they passed on Dareus Broncofan?

  14. Broncofanatic7 says: Aug 16, 2011 3:15 PM

    @letsgobuffaloin2011
    The best player in the draft was Von Miller hands down. I’d rather have an extremely talented OLB instead of a DT that hasn’t proven anything yet. Suh is the only DT that really deserved to go #2 overall. Suh is to DT as Von Miller is to OLB.

    So… you’re welcome!
    Go Broncos!!

    PS Real Broncos fans know that we are in a rebuilding process and it’s not going to happen all in one year, but I’d say we are off to a good start. Broderick Bunkley and Kevin Vickerson will do fine inside this year. Nothing special, but they will be fine for this year.

  15. rushbacker says: Aug 16, 2011 3:30 PM

    Once again, the cheapskate Denver front office tries to fill its most pressing need with low-cost re-treads and fails miserably. It’s been the same story all the way back to Shanahan in the mid-90’s. Depressing.

  16. mrclearview says: Aug 16, 2011 3:34 PM

    I’m pretty sure the Broncos were in trouble before they started losing D lineman.

  17. scudbot says: Aug 16, 2011 3:42 PM

    Teborked by McDaniels. What a disaster.

  18. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 16, 2011 3:45 PM

    hahahahhaha Mc Fadden is going to tear your defense up AGAIN. Von Miller won’t be untouched ever since your DL is so awful. Von Miller will be wearing his sports goggles running around with Dumerville making tackles 15 yeards down the field lol. 59 anyone?

  19. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 16, 2011 3:52 PM

    @letsgobuffaloin2011
    The best player in the draft was Von Miller hands down. I’d rather have an extremely talented OLB instead of a DT that hasn’t proven anything yet. Suh is the only DT that really deserved to go #2 overall. Suh is to DT as Von Miller is to OLB.

    So… you’re welcome!
    Go Broncos!!

    ————————————————

    LOL HAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHA “i’d rather have an extremely talented OLB than an unproven DT?” How is Von Miller proven? Or is Texas A&M an NFL team? lmao.

    Well if my division had the #1 and #2 respective rushing offenses in the NFL and Marcell Dareus was on the board I would of course want an OLB instead. LB’s cant make plays when the o-line gets to the second level everytime. Read a book, Von Miller can’t/won’t make plays until he has a DL in front of him. But maybe you will understand that when OAK put up 40+ in your stadium again.

  20. nyfootballgiants says: Aug 16, 2011 4:00 PM

    Osi Umenyiora? I know he’s not a tackle, but….

  21. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 16, 2011 4:22 PM

    Another thought: Can Tebow line up as a DT?

  22. jasonbournepe says: Aug 16, 2011 4:32 PM

    @letsgobuffaloin2011
    The best player in the draft was Von Miller hands down. I’d rather have an extremely talented OLB instead of a DT that hasn’t proven anything yet. Suh is the only DT that really deserved to go #2 overall. Suh is to DT as Von Miller is to OLB.

    So… you’re welcome!
    Go Broncos!!

    ———————————————

    Good football teams are built inside the trenches.

  23. feldman9000 says: Aug 16, 2011 4:41 PM

    Plug in Tebow. Media would love it.

  24. jacksaysfu says: Aug 16, 2011 5:50 PM

    You may run ok on Den. now but Orton is gonna torch that Asomugha-less defense , and my teams in the NFC .

  25. rayguyreturns says: Aug 16, 2011 6:03 PM

    jacksaysfu says:
    You may run ok on Den. now but Orton is gonna torch that Asomugha-less defense , and my teams in the NFC .
    ____________________________________
    He’ll have a tough time throwing lying on his back.

  26. forevercorr says: Aug 16, 2011 6:15 PM

    For those of you out of the loop, Warren and Thomas were both elevated to first team on the day they were injured. Bunkley and Vickerson started last week’s preseason game, and these injuries just mean they’ll start again. Thomas sounds like a more precautionary pull. I expect Denver to pull in another FA for depth and rotation duties. Maybe Tank Johnson, maybe not. Still, better than last year…

  27. axespray says: Aug 16, 2011 7:02 PM

    just go back to a 3-4….

    or a 1-4 or something that doesn’t require a ton of DTs.

  28. ICDogg says: Aug 16, 2011 8:43 PM

    I sense another trade with the Eagles is coming.

  29. broncoway says: Aug 17, 2011 7:35 AM

    John Clayton just confirmed that Tebow indeed have a incomplete pass against th Cowboys.

    He later reported that though Cam Newton was 8 for 19, he showed a real pocket precesnce.

    This was confirmed by Mike Greenberg, whose legs glistened with moisture from the thoughts of how Cam Newton walked and talked.

    Oh, on a side note. I am thinking this plan EFX talked about after the draft, where they ignored all DT prospects, isnt really working. At some point some FO of the Broncos will decide that getting a DT in the first round is a decent move. The last one was Trevor Pryce in 1997.

    Seems like a great plan for a team that was 31st against the run.

  30. joetoronto says: Aug 17, 2011 9:36 AM

    The Bronco’s have never recovered from when the rat brought in the whole Browns D-line, years ago.

  31. tatum064 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:42 AM

    Im worried with those edge rushers and Von Miller working over the RT (Barksdale or gasp Khalif Barnes)

    Raiders had better run the ball.

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