Orange Crush Defense was the defense of the Denver Broncos during the 1970s. It was one of the top defenses of its time with LinebackersRandy Gradishar and Tom Jackson. Both are potential Hall of Famers. City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange and Broncos Navy Blue  Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970âpresent) American Football Conference (1970âpresent... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... Randy Gradishar was a American football linebacker who was considered by some to be the greatest defensive player in Denver Broncos history. ... Thomas Jackson (b. ...
Other key Crushers were defensive linemen Lyle Alzado, and Rubin Carter (football player), linebackers Bob Swenson and Joe Rizzo, and defensive backs Billy Thompson and Louis Wright. Joe Collier was the defensive co-ordinator of head coach Red Miller's coaching staff. Lyle Alzado (April 3, 1949 â May 14, 1992) was a NFL football player most famous for his intense and intimidating style of play. ... Robert Charles Swenson (b. ... Louis Booker Wright (1899 - 1984) was a U.S. educator and librarian. ... Robert Red Miller was a professional football coach with the the Denver Broncos. ...
In their Super Bowl XII season in 1977, The Crush had the NFL's number-one defense against the rush though the Broncos were 27th out of 28 teams against the pass. Date January 15, 1978 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Randy White, Defensive tackle; and Harvey Martin, Defensive end Favorite Cowboys by 5 1/2 National anthem Phyllis Kelly of Northeast Louisiana State University Coin toss Red Grange Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show From Paris to the Paris...
The team derived their name from their orange, blue and white uniforms and a popular soft drink, Orange Crush. Orange Crush is an orange-flavored Soft drink (see orange soda) invented by J. M. Thompson of Chicago in 1906. ...
The Orange Crush uniforms were replaced in 1998 by the team's current Nike/Perisco Blue uniforms.
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Source: Pro Football Reference
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