Mike Klis, 9NEWS Broncos Insider 1:04 p.m. MST November 21, 2015Brandon Marshall #54 of the Denver Broncos(Photo: Justin Edmonds)ENGLEWOOD – There was a time, before the late-Deacon Jones got clever, when the quality of non-secondary defensive players was measured in tackles.From high school on up, the best defensive players were those who made the most tackles. Chuck Bednarik. Dick Butkus. Ray Nitschke. Willie Lanier.But then in the late 1960’s, Jones – the most feared of the famed Fearsome Foursome in Los Angeles – was largely credited with coming up with the “sack” term. Today, pass rushers get paid roughly double those who take care of the grunt-work tackles through and beyond the line of scrimmage.Broncos’ inside linebackers Brandon Marshall and Danny Trevathan are old school. Marshall has led the Broncos in tackles since the third game of the season and now has 71 with seven games remaining. But Trevathan has closed to within five and after his off-the-charts, career-most 19 tackles two weeks ago at Indianapolis.”That definitely brought him back up,” Marshall said. “I’ve got to get me a 19. I kept getting banged up that game and came out like three times. But he had a good game. He was everywhere that game.”John Fox must be jealous. Had Trevathan and Marshall stayed healthy last season, Fox may be still be the Broncos’ head coach. Instead, Trevathan suffered two separate knee fractures and played less than two games worth of snaps and Marshall suffered a late-season Lisfranc injury.Both linebackers underwent major offseason surgery but rebounded well. So did Fox, for that matter, as he’s now the Chicago Bears’ head coach. The Broncos play the Fox-led Bears on Sunday, when Marshall and Trevathan will have the likes of running back Jeremy Langford, quarterback Jay Cutler and tight ends Martellus Bennett and Zach Miller in their sights.The friendly competition between Marshall and Trevathan is there, but goes unstated.”We don’t ever talk about it,” Marshall said. “I think it’s going to be a photo finish, though.”New guyForgive Sam Brenner if he thinks the NFL has more real-life drama than any afternoon soap opera can make up.As an undrafted rookie with the Miami Dolphins in 2013, Brenner started four games at left guard in part because Richie Incognito was suspended for the first-ever bullying scandal in NFL history.Brenner has played sparingly since, spending most of his time on Miami’s … – Click Here To Visit Article Source