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Defensive Adjustments

Posted Sep 15, 2011

Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen discusses the adjustments the Broncos defense needs to make to stop Cincinnati's running game.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos are preparing for a different opponent this week in the Cincinnati Bengals, but their approach and mindset haven't changed.
 
Stop the run.
 
Just like the Oakland Raiders, the Bengals specialize in running the football. They have a bona fide back in Cedric Benson, who rushed for 121 yards last week against the Cleveland Browns, and will look to build on that success.
 
After his defense gave up 190 yards on the ground to the Raiders, Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen expects the Bengals to try and emulate that success.
 
"Well obviously that's going to be their plan," Allen said. "When you see a team in the National Football League, and when you give up that many yards rushing, especially when you play a team that's a good running team, that's what their plan is going to be to come in and run the ball."
 
Knowing that, Allen said that the defense's first priority is to force the Bengals to pass.
 
"We've got to shut down the run," Allen said. "We've got to see if we can get out to a lead and then we can put our pass rush on them."
 
Allen said that after looking at the film from Monday's game, the adjustment's his players need to make aren't huge. There were plenty of instances where the team played the run perfectly, but also some times they could've elevated their performance. Allen said he's looking for a more consistent game from his defense.
 
"What we've been preaching all week long as a coaching staff is that we just have to execute better," Allen said. "At the end of the day our job is to be in the right position and be where we're supposed to be on every single play, and it's just consistency. When you look at the game the other night, we played the run really well in a lot of situations, and then there's a few times where we let the ball get outside and we missed a few tackles and the next thing you know is the guys has got a few yards. We have to be more consistent and execute better."
 
While the entire unit needs to consistently execute plays, there were bright spots throughout the game. Allen especially liked the play of defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, saying "he's done really well for us," and "we're excited for the season he can have."
 
Allen was also excited about his first play as defensive coordinator. Rookie linebacker Von Miller knocked the ball loose from Jacoby Ford, and fellow rookie safety Rahim Moore recovered it.
 
"That was exciting because that's what we've preached all year," Allen said. "Since we've got together we've preached and we were able to do it on the first play of the season. That was a great thing for us to set our offense up. We have to continue to do that and we have to get more of those."
 
Allen hopes that the defense can bring that energy and execution into a full game against Cincinnati this weekend.
 
"We have to do it right every single snap," Allen said. "The guys are trying hard. We're going to keep plugging along. The guys are continuing to get better, and we're going to get better."

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