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Broncos pass rushers find more fun in 3-4 defense

Lindsay H. Jones
The Denver Post

SEATTLE – For as long as Elvis Dumervil can remember, he’s had a one-track mind when it comes to football: Run straight ahead and get the quarterback.

It was as simple as that for a defensive end in a standard 4-3 defensive scheme.

But the Broncos’ new coaching staff has asked Dumervil and the team’s other primary pass rushers to banish that way of thinking as the defense transitions to a 3-4 base alignment. To get sacks in the new system, it would take a whole other mentality and skill set.

“Running backwards, opening your hips, running sideways – it’s a lot of things, but that’s what makes the game fun,” Dumervil said before the Broncos’ second preseason game Saturday night against the Seahawks.

Notice how Dumervil used the word “fun.”

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_13186112


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