This theme showed up repeatedly. I don’t know if there’s a scouting term for becoming momentarily invisible to opposing lead blockers and offensive linemen, but Alonso managed, on multiple occasions, to sneak through the trash and get a hat on the ball carrier. Here, he almost stunts over the top of the nose tackle, meaning no offensive lineman can react quickly enough to pick him up, then he comes in right behind a pulling guard (RG) and H-Back to blow up the run before it can even get to the line of scrimmage. Impressive play.
Below, in a play against the Dolphins, Alonso manages to do something similar. On this particular play, it’s tough to tell if Kiko is in man-coverage on the running back, Daniel Thomas, or whether perhaps he just read the call beautifully, but either way, the University of Oregon product makes a great play.
The Bengals’ defensive front continues to rain fire on opposing passers, and Dre Kirkpatrick starts to live up to his first-round billing while replacing the criminally underrated Leon Hall.
Mile High Report runs down the list of Broncos players who are performing well at the midway point.
The Broncos have a good formula: the best offense with the best quarterback and an excellent home field advantage. Add in an easy schedule to start the year and a defense starting to come around and you can see why so many people believe in what the Broncos are doing.
The same goes for the Seahawks. They’re one of the top rushing teams in the league with Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson combining for nearly 1,000 yards on their own through eight games. The Seahawks are 7-1 with one of the best coaches and one of the best Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys home field advantages in sports.
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