Broncos defensive end Billy Winn suffers torn ACL

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One game into the season, and the Broncos have lost a key piece of defensive depth

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Broncos defensive lineman Billy Winn suffered a torn ACL in last night’s preseason opener, and will miss the season.

Winn played in all 16 games for the Broncos last year, starting two. They re-signed him this offseason to bolster their front.

The 28-year-old spent his first three years in the league with the Browns, with a year with the Colts prior to going to Denver.

12 responses to “Broncos defensive end Billy Winn suffers torn ACL

  1. With them losing Ware and others in recent years from that front, this is a huge loss for them.

    Shane Ray is about to be wildly exposed even more so now vs the run on that weakside.

    Already a gimmick, one trick pony, about to be abused vs the run some more.

    Yikes!

  2. black59razorblog says:
    August 11, 2017 at 3:10 pm
    Yeah, we already know you are afraid of the Broncos defense., Pats fans, that’s why you are the first to pile on and comment

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    Umm, maybe when we send our B Squad out there, we might be a tad afraid, sure. But, with the Pats A Squad, expect your D to look really piddly this year.

    Bye Bye Denver….Nice little small window you had there with pursestrings Horseteeth buying his base.

    You were warned it wouldn’t last.

  3. doylemcmuffin says:
    August 11, 2017 at 3:16 pm
    We will miss him as he was a decent depth player who could defend the run.

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    First of all, you run a 3-4. Ware is gone, so that leaves wittle Shane Ray to man the weakside edge and drop into coverage as a 1st rd pick at 240 lbs.

    That’s called Elway being a moron. Taking a gimmick player in Rd 1 is bad GM work. He got away with it only because he had bought Ware from Dallas. But, now it’s time to pay.

    Sorry, but it is.

    That’s the equivalent of me thinking Kam Chancellor at 235 lbs would make a good 3-4 OLB. As great as Chancellor is, he would get eaten alive by TEs in motion, FBS or Guards or Tackles run blocking off the edge.

    You need to be at least 250 lbs, preferably even larger, with a strong body balance to set the edge in conjunction with a preferably rangy 3-4 DE who is at least 300 lbs.

    That’s how it works.

    So, you just lost yet another piece to your 3-4. So, is Denver now moving to a 4-3?

    Because Von Miller isn’t as good a player with his hand in the dirt as a 4-3 DE.

    Just saying.

    3-4 skills don’t fall of trees, which is why few teams deploy 3-4 schemes.

  4. And as you can see, wittle Shane already has a torn ligament in his thumb from being abused in OTAs this spring, trying to set the edge.

    Kinda funny how this football knowledge thingy kinda works out for those who understand the sport, huh?

  5. Mr. Ed and the hee haws were gifted a ring by the Wwnfl for hgh Munnings swan song
    Fans got that confused with a super bowl caliber team
    Look at them know
    Realities a bitch!

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