2007 Results: 7-9
2008 Projected Cap Status: $1,860,600 under the cap
2007 Season Recap:
The 2007 season ended for the Denver Broncos in week 15 with a loss to the Houston Texans, and for the second year in a row, they failed to make the playoffs. The season started promisingly with 2 wins, but 3 consecutive losses left them 2-3 at the bye week. They never could find any consistency however, winning 1 then losing 2 then winning 2 then losing 2 to ultimately finish a disappointing 7-9. Defensively, the Broncos couldnt stop the run finishing 30th in the league, and blowout losses to San Diego twice helped to emphasize this deficiency. Offensively, they still have game, finishing a respectable 11th on the year, but need to find a way to close the ever widening gap with the San Diego Chargers.
1. Defensive Tackle After a 30th rated run defense, they need a run stopping gap filling big DT. 2007 saw the Broncos giving way to much at the line of scrimmage. Off the field behavior of Marcus Thomas also has bumped up this need.
2. Offensive Line Help is need to add more protection for Jay Cutler, and a zone-blocking left guard would fit this bill. Ryan Harris may be able to take this position, but the book is still out on him.
3. Safety A replacement for the aging (36) John Lynch is in order with the ability to defend against the run.