ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Knowshon Moreno, the first tailback
selected in last year's NFL draft, never seemed to find a rhythm as
a rookie, failing repeatedly to move the chains in short-yardage
Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels insists it wasn't Moreno's
He defended his first-ever draft pick by suggesting "we had
some linemen up front that aren't here anymore that were light,
weak, old," an unusually candid criticism of former Broncos Ben
Hamilton and Casey Wiegmann, especially considering the Broncos
will face both of them this season.
A lot was made of McDaniels beefing up his defensive line with
the free agent additions of Jamal Williams, Justin Bannan and
Jarvis Green - who was waived last week - but the Broncos also
bulked up their offensive line this offseason.
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