Time for a turnaround on D

If the defense doesn't step up, the Broncos' title hopes could be dashed

Originally Published: November 4, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

The head coach matters. He does. He is the chief executive officer of an NFL franchise. He is the person ultimately responsible for the team's success. He is the one accountable.

John Fox matters. But when it comes to the Denver Broncos' ultimate success this season, it won't matter which man is the head coach -- or, for that matter, the quarterback -- if the defense doesn't start blocking, tackling and getting to the quarterback better.

In this era, offense sells. But in January ...

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