Don Martindale should not receive such unreasonable criticism before calling a single Baltimore Raven snap. While there is frustration regarding the inside hire, ‘Wink’ isn’t the bad guy.
Many directly point to Wink’s lack of success when he was the defensive coordinator for the 2010 Broncos, but the W/L record is unfair to his effort. Those numbers don’t show you who played for him.
When you hear, “Broncos defense” you think of Von Miller and a pass rush. But Von wasn’t on this team, he was still terrorizing quarterbacks as a member of Texas A&M. On the other side of the field, Elvis Dumervil suffered a season-ending injury during practice in August, meaning the two most notable pass rushers were either in college or injured.
Brian Dawkins, the current Hall of Fame hopeful, was over the age of 35.

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