When the season started, one of the biggest questions in Denver was whether or not the Broncos font seven could stop the run – especially up the middle. Former Broncos head coach Dan Reeves joined Gil Whiteley on Mile High Sports AM 1340 Thursday and said from what he’s seen through seven games, Denver has “as good a front seven as any team in the league.”

There was no doubt that Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware were going to be menaces on the edge. But Brandon Marshall and Danny Trevathan were big question marks as both returned from injury. They’ve been simply spectacular (and *knock on wood* healthy). Derek Wolfe was suspended for the first four games, but has come back with a vengeance and Vance Walker was no slouch in his absence. Malik Jackson has had a breakout year playing beside Miller and Sylvester Williams is soaking up blockers like a big, mean sponge.

Reeves also had high praise for his former defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips, who is back in Denver for a second stint. Phillips has his unit playing phenomenal football to the point that NFL writers want to nominate him for coach of the year, even as DC.

Much of that success has to do with the fact that he’s got an amazing secondary, as well. Reeves said this is “probably the best secondary – from all four positions, and the nickel back – that he’s ever had.”

That’s high praise considering Phillips coordinated a Broncos defense with Steve Atwater, Dennis Smith, Tyrone Braxton and Wymon Henderson in the secondary.

Listen to the full interview with Reeves, including whether or not he’d be comfortable putting Peyton Manning in a naked boot, in the podcast below…

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