Rodney Harrison on OM&F: Broncos defense 'good enough to win a Super Bowl'

Ryan Hannable
November 03, 2015 - 7:09 am

[caption id="attachment_79850" align="alignright" width="150"]Rodney HarrisonRodney Harrison[/caption] NBC NFL analyst Rodney Harrison joined WEEI'€™s midday show on Tuesday to discuss all things NFL related, especially Denver's win over Green Bay Sunday night. To hear the interview, go to the OM&F audio on demand page. The Broncos beat the Packers 29-10 Sunday night, handing the Packers their first loss of the season to improve to 7-0. Denver's defense held Aaron Rodgers to just 77 yards net passing in the game. "I was really impressed with Denver, I would have to say," Harrison said. "Their game plan was excellent. They were trying to get to Aaron Rodgers, but at the same time they were trying to keep him in the pocket. He's a good quarterback inside the pocket, but he's a great quarterback outside the pocket. Wade Phillips, he recognized that. Those defensive backs, to cover 1-on-1 for that extended period of time -- I am a DB -- I know how difficult it is. Those guys were absolutely amazing and they know their defense is good enough to win a Super Bowl. They can cover Aaron Rodgers and those guys for that length of time. It just comes down to the offense, can the offense continually put up points?" The Patriots will travel to Denver to take on the Broncos Thanksgiving weekend, which potentially could be a battle of two unbeaten teams. Harrison was asked what type of offensive game plan the Patriots might have after seeing Denver dominate Rodgers this past Sunday. "It would be a little bit of both," Harrison said. "They will pass the ball and one thing about Denver's strategy against Aaron Rodgers keeping him in the pocket was Tom [Brady], he wants to stay in the pocket. He doesn't mind staying in the pocket and he has a lot of weapons, just as well as Green Bay. I think his weapons are actually better because they have a tight end, they have other guys that can do so many different things. They just don't rely on one guy. "The one thing I think the Packers are missing is that little [slot-back], that little Dion Lewis. I've been saying for the last month and a half, that is that is something they are missing. They are missing that third-down specialist. Eddie Lacy, he's taking a step back. James Starks, he hasn't been able to stay healthy. But, if they can get that little [slot-back] like a Dion Lewis and get him into 1-on-1 opportunities against a linebacker, that is huge for a team, especially the Patriots and that is what they have." DraftKings DraftKings has your shot to play for FREE in the $1 Million Fantasy Football Contest THIS SUNDAY! First place takes home $100,000! FOR FREE ENTRY, CLICK HERE.