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Broncos | Bates says defense needs to get better

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jim Bates said the Broncos' defense needs to improve during the rest of the preseason because they have been struggling in some areas during games. "The biggest thing is that we just aren't playing every down and being complete. We're still making too many mistakes and giving up too many big plays. We gave up seven plays for huge yardage, and it was something that can be cleaned up, but it's got to be cleaned up. Bad teams always make excuses that certain plays take you (out of the game), and we have to eliminate the bad plays. But there was a lot of good, too, a lot of positive things, and we've just got to keep improving. It's a new defense, but we have 20 days until our first game and we have to make improvement on a daily basis," Bates said.

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