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  1. What do we go in the 2020 draft?

    I don't watch 'em enough lately to make that call bud. I know teams are starting to work our A gaps, especially on the right side. That speaks poorly of performance both at C and RG. I'd agree with my dad on his assessment of both spots. I don't think McGovern has the skills and ability to be a starting center in the NFL. Just an opinion based on what I've seen and my dads opinion. I feel the same about Leary at RG. Schlottman backs up both spots but is a natural center. Given Learys injury history we'll see Schlottman at some point this year. We'll find out if he can play then. @BroncoBruin is right on the money though. You don't shuffle OL personnel like that idiot did 2 years ago. OL is all about cohesion, communication, knowing the guy next to you. We need to maintain that. We've got a great OL coach in Munchak and Kupers a great assistant. We may lose Munchak but Kup will step in and we won't miss a beat. I'm gettin' a bit wordy I know, but almost done. Keep watching the left side of the OL. Risner was put at LG for a reason and Bolles is starting to benefit. I'm still of the opinion that by the end of the year that's a pair we won't want to separate. If/When Schlottman spells Leary that's also something to watch. Schlottman does have the skills, hand and overall quickness and smarts to be a good center. If he can man the right side a move to center next year is a no brainer. McGovern to me is a great guy to have as an IOL backup but shouldn't be starting at any position. I'll echo @germ-x's sentiment though. If there's a great OL talent available when we draft, take him! Defenses are so varied, strong and fast that elite OL talent IMO is a key to success. As an offense you're facing 4/3's, 3/4's, different schemes, different attacks. One week an OT will look at a Von Miller, the next a 320lb quick DE. Similar on the IOL. You need really talented guys to face that and succeed. We're pretty "cupboard bare" when it comes to trenches guys on both sides of the LOS. If you don't win the battle at the LOS it makes little difference who your QB is. He won't succeed.
  2. What do we go in the 2020 draft?

    I love the way you're thinking.
  3. What do we go in the 2020 draft?

    You play your best OL always. You owe it to the team and especially the QB. If Leary gets injured or they think Schlottman gives them a better chance then replace Leary. Not until.
  4. What do we go in the 2020 draft?

    Totally agree. Elway seems too fixated on edge players when he should be looking at overall talent level. Not to belabor a point, but when Chubb was drafted we passed over a generational talent in Nelson. Not to pick on Chubb, he's a good ballplayer. Nelson however is already considered the best IOL in the game. Can you imagine the difference if we'd drafted the best player in the draft, Nelson instead of Chubb. An IOL of Risner, McGovern and Nelson would be absolutely filthy. We'd have kept Barrett who's not a bad OLB and be a much better team today. Anyway, point being if a generational talent is there you take him. The notion that IOL isn't an "impact" position is incredibly flawed.
  5. Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb tears ACL; out for year

    Can't disagree with that. Outside of his first two years in Denver Shanahan had lots of misses also. As others have posted it'll take a while to get the players to fit Fangios scheme. Outside of "EDGE" players Elways not provided much.
  6. Week 4 GDT: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Denver Broncos

    No body knows. We'll find out how they respond Sunday though. I'm hoping they come to play and play hard. That'd be enough for me.
  7. Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb tears ACL; out for year

    And some of the very best to ever play the game. Want a list?
  8. Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb tears ACL; out for year

    Listen bud, you're better than this! Take a breath. That's a really sh***ty post.
  9. Week 4 GDT: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Denver Broncos

    Good for Von.Incredible force in the first half, no show in the 2nd. Yay.
  10. Week 4 GDT: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Denver Broncos

    You’ve got it right bud. It’s a process and will take a year or two of good drafts and FA decisions to really turn things around. Calling Fangio a bust as a HC at this point is absurd. He’s doing what he can with what he’s got. So, my advice to every Broncos fan, chill out, look for the positives, guys you can build around. Are we going in the right direction? Good discussion rather than “we suck, fire everybody”. Listen, I think you guys are great. Knowledgeable fans, better than most pros and I’m not jerkin your chain. Many of you though (most?) aren’t used to a losing team. I grew up with it. How do I view today’s game? Simple, best half of football we’ve seen fo a long time. Pretty pleased by Hollins, Reed, Duke, the left side of the OL , Chubbs motor"."....."........ Flacco’s a solid QB, Fanta got amazing potential as does Sutton, Lindsay. Freeman’s solid and Risner is a stud. His presence is having a great effect on Bolle’s. We lost to a more talented team. Fair enough. Best game we’ve had so far though. Anyway, told ya I’d give ya my pops take on the OL. Sadly, they didn’t show the Denver game here. We got Bears/Vikings. His prior observations though are pretty simple so I’ll share them. LT. If he’d quit wanting to fight and just play football he could be pretty good LG kids a good ball player. He belongs. C Doesn’t belong there. Too slow and doesn’t have the skill set RG Powerful fat kid that’s a force going forward and a liability in everything else RT which turnstile are we talking about? Almost verbatim guys. Thought you’d get a kick out of a 97 yo guys observations.
  11. Week 4 GDT: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Denver Broncos

    I really couldn’t disagree more with your observations. What, did you really think we’d be a good team? Sorry bud but that’s dilussional. Weve got a very young team, no depth, talent depleted, new systems and new staff. You’re spoiled! I’m pleased with what we’re doing. We’re very competitive, trying to establish a new culture and get back to the top. We’re improving weekly but what we thought would be the strength of our team, defense, is not even average. Lighten up. It’s a long season. Let’s see what we’ve got. Then panic all you want.
  12. Random Thoughts

    Not one flake here.
  13. Random Thoughts

    Where are ya? I’m in Kalispell right now visiting my folks. So far the monster storm predicted hasn’t materialized. On another note, get to watch the Broncos tomorrow with my dad. It’s a very rare occurrence now after watching almost every game between 1963 and 1973 with him, either from the stands (20 year season ticket holders) or TV. At 97 he’s still the best judge of OL talent I’ve ever seen . He naps through most games but I’ll put him through his paces tomorrow. I’ll send you all his analysis. I’m pretty excited guys. Not sure how many more times we’ll do this.
  14. What do we go in the 2020 draft?

    Well presented post. Two top additions to the OL would do wonders for this team I'd love to see it.
  15. What do we go in the 2020 draft?

    That'd be my approach.
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