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Broncos Coach On Moving Back To 4-3 Defense, Kyle Orton And John Elway

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One of the forgotten aspects of the NFL Combine is that you get to hear from many of the NFL's GMs and head coaches. We're not down there to hear these people speak in person but thanks to the beauty of NFL Network (thanks, Time Warner) and Twitter, we can follow what they have to say.

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox took the podium this morning and had some interesting notes on our rivals to the west.

-The Broncos are moving back to the 4-3 defense. Fox confirmed this in an interview with the Denver Post last week but touched on a little bit today. He says he sees Robert Ayers and Elvis Dumervil as defensive ends in the 4-3. That's interesting about Dumervil because he was an impressive pass rusher in the 3-4 Josh McDaniels' first year. Speaking of McDaniels, his switch to the 3-4, and now Fox's switch back to the 4-3, can't be good in the short-term for the Broncos. They've been acquiring players based on the 3-4 for the last two years and now they'll have to switch it up.

-"As far as I'm concerned, (Orton) is under contract and he's the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos." We'll see how this shakes out but Denver's quarterback situation is a big question mark right now. Fox says Orton's the guy, but what else is he supposed to say? One thing to keep in mind is that if a lockout comes, players and coaches can't have any contact so continuity is very important. Fox did say there would be a quarterback competition, though.

-Fox says of John Elway: "This isn't a P.R. move. He's burning the midnight oil. He's working hard. He's very willing to learn." Some were critical of the move with Elway because he hasn't been a personnel guy in the NFL before.