Non-Cutler related Denver topics (really)

March, 24, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

DANA POINT, Calif. -- Josh McDaniels didn't get the chance to address much during his one-hour media session Tuesday at the NFL owners' meeting other than the Jay Cutler saga. But he did squeeze in a few other topics.

McDaniels acknowledged that he is "concerned" that Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall could face a suspension from the NFL stemming from an arrest earlier this month after a physical dispute with his fiancée in Atlanta. Charges were dropped the next day.

Still, Marshall has had multiple domestic dispute issues in the past and he had a three-game NFL suspension whittled down to one game last summer.

McDaniels said Marshall is focusing on getting his life in order.

McDaniels said tight end Tony Scheffler can be a strong receiving option for him. There have been reports that Scheffler is on the trade market.

McDaniels said the team will use some 3-4 and 4-3 defensive alignments this season. He said how much 3-4 the team uses will depend on what it does during the rest of free agency and the draft.

McDaniels said the Broncos will use some of the old zone-blocking schemes as well as the running scheme he was used to in New England. The Patriots used gap blocking in which the guards often pulled out and blocked.

Although McDaniels said he prefers bigger offensive linemen than Denver has traditionally used, he believes the Denver offensive line will be perfect to use in the new scheme.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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