18 Jan 2010
Despite taking a scheme-changed Denver defense from a DVOA of 24.7% in 2008 to -7.9% in 2009, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has left the team after he and head coach Josh McDaniels parted ways in a "mutual agreement". Nolan's already received an offer to talk to the Dolphins about their recently vacated DC position. Denver's pass defense was pretty stable at a high standard throughout the year, but the run defense plummeted from second (-18.2%) in Weeks 1-9 to 31st (11.3%) in the second half of the season.
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Short-yardage passing had a good year, except at the end of the Super Bowl. We look at the return of quarterback runs, the rise in pass-happy strategy, and 2014 success rates for offense and defense.