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  1. Broncos trade for Joe Flacco

    Don't think anyone is disputing that Flacco is not the long term answer - what this trade does do is allow Elway flexibility. If he sees a QB at 1.10 that he wants then he can take him - if not he can take BPA and wait until next year when there is reputed to be a better crop of QBs.
  2. Broncos trade for Joe Flacco

    Oh boy
  3. 2019 NFL QB Draft Prospects

    There is a major question mark over drafting Murray - and it is not his talent. Say the Broncos were to draft Murray at 1.10 - then his rookie contract would amount to approx, $18million (what Rosen got from the Cards last year) - at that point there is nothing to stop the Oakland A's coming back to Murray and offering him a major league contract worth, say $25million. Even if he went first overall and got Mayfield's contract of $33million - the A's could come back and offer $40million. Effectively the A's can outbid any NFL team in terms of the contract they offer Murray. If you look at the serious commentary coming out of Oakland then the A's will be patient - there is a contract worth $6.5million already on the table - roughly equal to a mid-second round pick in the draft. If Murray falls below that point then it is conceivable that Murray could walk away from the NFL and go back to Oakland on his original contract. He demanded a $15million contract from Oakland to stick with baseball a month ago (money for a mid-first round pick) - the A's sat tight because they know that can come back to him at anytime after the draft and offer him the $15million - and there is always the prospect that they could get him for less. Now - it is possible that Murray actually wants to play football - but before a team drafts him they would have to be 100% sure that he is committed and not chasing money. If there is any doubts then Murray could fall in the draft until someone decides to take a flyer on him in the hope he will stick with football. I wouldn't be surprised to see Murray back in Oakland - while the A's have one of the lower salary expenditures in the MLB at about $80million - in 2017 they had income of $210million. Billy Beane is still running the show in Oakland and wants value for money across the board and the new billionaire owner apparently is a tight-wad - but taking Murray from the NFL after the draft would be a major publicity coup for Oakland and I could see them stumping up the money in an attempt to do it.
  4. 2019 NFL QB Draft Prospects

    Drafting a QB is a crap-shoot - there are very few that come out guaranteed to succeed - a Peyton or a Luck are a very rare commodity. When you step outside picks 1.1 and 1.2 the chances drop even more - but even with the first two picks you can still get a complete bust. I don't have a problem drafting a QB - I don't have a preference although (up until his awful interview a couple of days ago) I was intrigued by Kyler Murray. But until we actually draft a QB and put the ball in his hands against an NFL defence - you will not know what they have.
  5. Random Thoughts

    Here is a random one - my son ran into Menelik Watson in a hotel in Limerick in Ireland yesterday - got him to sign a Broncos jersey and says he is a really nice guy, very friendly.
  6. Random Thoughts

    https://twitter.com/JamesPalmerTV/status/1090044602013368320
  7. The Search for Coaching Staff Begins

    The Jets gave the Colts 2 second round picks last year and one in 2019 to move up to 1.3 The Broncos didn't have 2 picks in the second round so I suspect the Colts could have asked for the 2018 second round, the 2019 first rounder and a third rounder. I suspect Elway didn't want to give them the first rounder from 2019.
  8. The Search for Coaching Staff Begins

    Just looking at the videos of the introductions of the coordinators yesterday - and for me this bunch of coaches seem way more impressive than the last couple of years. There just seems to be better football brains around the place now.
  9. 2019 NFL QB Draft Prospects

    It does help that Brady takes about $15million below the market rate every year.
  10. The Search for Coaching Staff Begins

    Elway deserves credit for getting Munchak to come here as OL coach after being rejected for HC.
  11. The Search for Coaching Staff Begins

    Just wondering - if Scangarello is hired as OC - is there a chance the Broncos will trade for Nick Mullens?
  12. The Search for Coaching Staff Begins

    Broncos have received permission to interview Scangarello
  13. Front Office Changes?

    Maybe he is learning - he didn't zero in on an candidate this time. Hopefully he will take the same approach to the draft.
  14. 2019 NFL QB Draft Prospects

    Yep - Rodgers, Ryan, Cousins, Garoppolo, Stafford and Carr - the six highest paid QBs. Out of the top 10 - Brees and Luck made the play-offs (technically Flacco did as well, but on the bench). Rivers is the 14th highest paid. So 3/4 out of the 15 highest paid QBs.
  15. DEN hires CHI DC Vic Fangio as HC

    One other thing - anyone who thinks that Kubiak wouldn't want Dennison and Pariani really does not know the guy. No matter where he ends up (if he does get an OC gig) - those two will be there if they want to be.
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