Oct 1, 2010 12:16 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos are changing gears on defense this week because of a running back who can shift gears in a hurry.
After modifying their defensive schemes for Peyton Manning, the Broncos will adjust again for talented Tennessee tailback Chris Johnson.
Not exactly an easy transition.
Like Manning, though, Johnson is one of the best in the business, the kind of potent player that forces defenses to adapt its approach.
For Manning, the Broncos often employed multiple defensive backs, frequently using safety Brian Dawkins in coverage packages during a 27-13 loss last Sunday.
For Johnson, the Broncos will likely stack the line of scrimmage, possibly inching Dawkins closer to the action Sunday.
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