Chris Harris says new defense will put corners on an island more

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Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has the kind of confidence that only comes from making it in the NFL despite being an undrafted, five-foot, ten-inch defensive back.  That confidence will serve him well in the team’s new defense under coordinator Wade Phillips.

“We’re going to be out there on an island a lot, so there is a lot of responsibility on us to be able to shut our guys down,” Harris told reporters on Monday.  “Jack [Del Rio] put us on an island too, so it’s something that if you play corner you’re going to have to be on an island. In this defense, we’re just so aggressive that we’re going to be on an island even more.”

Harris still wishes he’d been on an island against T.Y. Hilton when the Broncos lost to the Colts in the playoffs.

“You always want to cover a guy like him,” Harris said.  “He’s small and shifty.  That’s what God put me on this earth for — for guys like him.  I was definitely irritated, but it’s a new year.  We’re going to play them again.  I’m pretty sure I’ll be on him this year.”

If Harris and Talib can both stay healthy and perform at a high level and cover their men with little or no help, the other nine members of the defense will be able to do other things aimed at keeping opposing offenses from scoring points.  Which will take pressure off the offense, and make it easier for the Broncos to make good on what multiple members of the team insist is a “Super Bowl or bust” season.

10 responses to “Chris Harris says new defense will put corners on an island more

  1. “If Harris and Talib can both stay healthy and perform at a high level and cover their men with little or no help, the other nine members of the defense will be able to do other things aimed at keeping opposing offenses from scoring points.”

    That goes for all other teams and always has too.

  2. If you want to take pressure off of the offense then tell Peyton to stop audibleing to three straight pass plays when your up by 2 or more scores.

  3. I think Jim Caldwell was the last coach to be in the first year as a HC with a team and get to the Super Bowl. With a brand new team, probably Gruden.

  4. Marshawn Lunch says:
    Apr 20, 2015 6:59 PM

    This “or bust” talk doesn’t bode well for Kubiak and company. When was the last time a team with a new head coach went to the big game?
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    Oakland and Tampa Bay did it on the same day. Neither team has done anything since.

  5. “You always want to cover a guy like him,” Harris said. “He’s small and shifty. That’s what God put me on this earth for — for guys like him

    TRUTH

  6. magnumpimustache says:
    Apr 20, 2015 11:12 PM

    The rams BEAT the Broncos last year.

    The Colts beat the Broncos and then the Patriots put up 45 points on the Colts.

    The broncos can only get worse.
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    This is the worst logic in the world…..

    Chiefs beat the Pats by 27, and lost both games to the Broncos, so your point is?

    In the NFL, anyone can beat anyone any given Sunday.

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