Denver's uber-talented secondary has a chance tobe the NFL's best this season.
Ask Aqib Talib, though, and you'll hear the unit has already arrived two weeks into training camp.
"We want to grade out as the top secondary in the league this year as far as interceptions, yards, all that," Talib told ESPN. "With this defense, we definitely have a chance to do that.''
Don't confuse Talib's confidence for cockiness. The Broncos were third in total defense last year and return Talib and standout Chris Harris Jr. at cornerback. Two of its members (Harris Jr. and safety T.J. Ward) earned Pro Bowl nods in 2014.
The group could be even better this fall. Last year's top pick, Bradley Roby, has a season under his belt. Youngsters Kayvon Webster, Lorenzo Doss, and Tony Carter are promising, too.
Head coach Gary Kubiak will coach against another star secondary when the Broncos open their preseason in Seattle. He's confident that his defense will hold its own.
Said Kubiak: "They're (the Broncos secondary) not going to let you dink and dunk the ball around.''