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  1. GDT Week 3: DEN @ BAL

    Yup. I'm still pretty confident in my original assessment a couple of years ago, that being he'd really struggle his first year, be a coming talent and top 10 LT his second and a perennial pro bowler in his third. Nothing I've seen changes my opinion. Watch the replays. He played really well against tough competition, held his own when Keenum dropped too deep or scrambled and was only really beaten a couple of times with great moves by a 1st ballot HOF player. How can you not like that progress?
  2. GDT Week 3: DEN @ BAL

    When you get a chance to watch the tape put a little focus on Jewell if you would. He looks like an immediate improvement overall, both run and pass over Marshall.
  3. GDT Week 3: DEN @ BAL

    I pretty much agree with you. First game I've seen in a year and I watched the OL a lot. I came away pretty pleased with the OL performance overall. Baltimore had a really good game plan attacking our B gaps. Bolles had no help inside when Suggs spun to the B gap. At that point you've just got to tackle the guy. Just good coaching on Baltimores part and a couple of missed OL calls on ours. really strange play calling. It seemed like we were trying to take shots downfield all day long. Why, on a rainy day, slick field, wet ball when your running game is really producing do you insist on trying to take deep shots. Keenum seemed really slow in his progressions, held the ball way to long and it looked like the weather really affected his throwing. He looked really weak.
  4. GDT Week 3: DEN @ BAL

    I think the question "why is Joe Jones on the 53" has been answered quite well.
  5. GDT Week 3: DEN @ BAL

    Man germ-x, ya gotta love the rankings on our OL. I'm lovin' our new OL coaches!
  6. GDT Week 2: OAK @ DEN

    Just a quick reply to those that want Paradis gone. A center has 3 responsibilities, in order of importance: 1. Get the QB the ball. No muffs, sure accurate snaps in shotgun. Can't remember the last time we had a TO do to a Paradis miscue. 2. Make the line calls. @lomaxgrUK used the term cohesion, I think that's what he was referencing. Every snap, every audible, every play call the center has the responsibility to call out the protection or blocking scheme for the OL. He has to read defenses, know the offense and put the OL in the best position to succeed. That's his secondary job and Paradis is great at it. 3. Block. When a center finds himself one on one with a massive NT he made the wrong line call. Usually he fits in on DT's, A gap blitzes, and help where needed. Bottom line, Paradis is exceptional at 1 and 2. Just average at #3. Personally I'll take that every day. We just described Tom Nalen. Right now Matt is one of the key components of our offense and a main reason why our OL looks so much better than it has in the past.
  7. GDT Week 2: OAK @ DEN

    Man are we flat. Lucky we're only down by 6. I think that will come back to haunt the Raiders.
  8. Random Thoughts

    Here's some useless info. At the end of the 1st quarter two AFC West QB's have perfect QB ratings (158.3), and 4 TD's between them . Mahomes and Rivers are tearin' it up.
  9. GDT Week 1: SEA @ DEN

    We've missed you @lomaxgrUK. Great observations. So far you've answered a lot of questions but I'll save any until after the 4th quarter.
  10. Broncos Forum Unofficial Fantasy League

    So, can't disagree with the conventional wisdom in that respect. There are major exceptions though IE Barry Sanders. Similar size, but never seemed to take a hard shot. Lindsay seems to have a bit of that "squirt through a hole" to him also. Sanders averaged close to 350 touches per season. I'm not suggesting we try the same with Lindsay, just that he may be able to take a little more load than you mention. It'll be interesting to see how the coaching staff utilizes them through the season.
  11. Broncos Forum Unofficial Fantasy League

    I think that will depend on his "playing within the offense". The very first pic @lomaxgrUK posted was a jaw dropper. Either Freeman didn't know the play and where the hole was going to be or he decided to improvise. Either one will get him pulled quick. Lindsay would have made a large gain out of that.
  12. GDT Week 1: SEA @ DEN

    To me it feels quite a bit different. Last year Siemian was getting killed every week, even in wins, close to 30 hits in the first few weeks and it never got better. OL this year is vastly improved, we've upgraded virtually all offensive skill positions and actually have depth in those spots. We have more than two playmakers now. So BB, I only got to see about 15-20 offensive plays. I was curious about Bolles progress and it wasn't like watching the same guy, 2017 version. No more ridiculous deep sets in pass pro, much better hand use and placement, and when he locked on it was game over. He actually should have drawn at least one penalty for unnecessary roughness, a guy he buried pulled him down with him by the facemask. Our OL coaches have done a fantastic job with Bolles and the rest of that unit. That by itself makes this offense a lot more believable. Win or lose, I think they showed they've got a chance to meet your expectation, that being to be competitive through 4 quarters. I'm not too concerned with the TO's. Looked to me like Musgrave wanted to stretch the field and Case went a bit too far. We got away with it though and it'll give DC's a lot more to worry about. Looking forward to the season. If we continue to build on that performance we'll surprise some people. Game 3 in Baltimore should give us a better outlook. The Ravens have a long week of practice and should be very ready.
  13. GDT Week 1: SEA @ DEN

    Interesting stat from ESPN. Case had a higher 4th quarter QBR than Aaron Rodgers.
  14. Random Thoughts

    Who else they gonna trot out, the kid from Wyoming?
  15. GDT Week 1: SEA @ DEN

    How about a game ball for our two OL coaches, Kugler and Strausser. Thats the best OL performance we've seen in years. 1 sack allowed, Keenum had all day to throw, 146 yards rushing, and just one penalty, a hold against Leary. Bolles, McGovern looked quite settled in and at times dominant. And please, extend Paradis!
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