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  1. If we could pick up a difference maker in the secondary I'd love it. Actually any defensive impact player would be great. Anyway, since we'll be picking around 16+- there's a very good chance that at all but CB on your list we could pick up the best player in college ball at that position.
  2. Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers GDT

    Hard to put your finger on. fact is we've been a very good 2nd half team since the jets game. We play hard for 60 minutes with no quit at all. Just can't figure out what our 1st half problems are. I think I agree with your assessment of Keenum. I've been reluctant to bail on the guy but his completion % against a loaded box is abysmal. That should be 70%+, not the 57% he recorded yesterday. At this point I'm not a fan of he or Musgrave. I still don't think Musgrave knows what to do with a running game. Interesting to note. Had VJ run out the clock at the end of the 1st half rather than give the offense a green light on the 2 minute drill we probably win that game. Worst 2 minute drill I've ever seen. 3 plays, 12 yards and 41 seconds. Of course he would have been crucified in the media.
  3. Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers GDT

    Lets hope we can continue recent history in the 2nd half. Right now this team just doesn't seem prepared.
  4. Broncos @ Bengals GDT

    I'm really curious about our OL @lomaxgrUK. As you mention, in real time it's hard to focus on individuals and units. My impression is they're really physical, playing well as a unit and the individuals are winning way more 1 on 1's than they're losing. Has Bolles really progressed that much or is it just a false impression from the limited number of plays I see (10-15) each week? Anyway, if you get a chance I'd love to hear your impressions. Thanks!
  5. 2018 53-Man Roster Projections and Discussion

    Due to the shortness of TC and limited work in pads I don't think the "rookie wall" is as extreme as in the past but it's still very real.
  6. Random Thoughts

    Good thing Lindsay won his award this week. Pretty sure Henry's got it locked up for this week.
  7. Random Thoughts

    When did we sign Gino Gradkowski?
  8. 2018 53-Man Roster Projections and Discussion

    Aren't most teams playing us that way now? Looks like we see a lot of 7-8 man boxes.
  9. WR Emmanuel Sanders tears Achilles, on IR

    Personally I'm far more interested in how our young guys, Hamilton, Cracraft and Patrick respond than who we might draft next year. So far our coaching staff has really surprised me with how well our backups have performed. I'm kind of expecting the same this week with Manny and CHJ both out. Time for the youngsters to shine.
  10. Random Thoughts

    Thats a shame. I feel bad for Manny. That said, he's just one of 53 in the ultimate team sport. Time for one (all) of the kids to step up. We've been sustaining lots of injuries this year and haven't really missed a beat. Lets hope that keeps up. Losing Harris and Manny in the same week will provide quite a challenge to our coaching staff.
  11. 2018 53-Man Roster Projections and Discussion

    I only get to see him for about 10-15 snaps per game. Haven't seen him get beat 1 on 1 in the last three games. He was instrumental in both of Lindsays TD's last week and is a monster in the run game. I don't think he's given up a sack or had a penalty in that stretch and thats against two of the best pass rushing teams in the NFL. Anyway, right now he's playing that spot at a very high level. If we get in the playoffs I may be able to see a complete game.
  12. When VJ gets fired

    Given what our OL Staff has been able to do with the talent we have I'm not certain a 1st would be necessary at RT. That said, I'd like to see the OL get a little more mid round attention every year.
  13. When VJ gets fired

    Okay, I get it. You guys are being sarcastic. Sarcasm's tough to get across the internet.
  14. Broncos @ Bengals GDT

    Team being the operative word here.
  15. Broncos @ Bengals GDT

    Thats a bit much hyperbole don't you think? We've played the best the NFL has to offer and haven't been "destroyed" yet.
  16. Broncos @ Bengals GDT

    How many guys are we putting in the box?
  17. Broncos @ Bengals GDT

    Yup, Walker was an awful pick. Gotsis is a pretty good ballplayer.
  18. Random Thoughts

    So, I think the number is 33 IE: a 7.2 is 33 times stronger than a 6.2. Whatever, it's a big number. It lasted for quite a while, I kept wondering if it would ever stop or just keep getting stronger. Even modern cities will sustain extreme damage at this level. Anchorage has about the strictest seismic building guidlines in the country, they're extreme! Even with that there's been some serious damage there. Anyway, no power loss or damage here. I'm 50 miles off the grid and my own system held up fine.
  19. Random Thoughts

    I'm about 50 miles north west of Anchorage and my new place held up fine. A lot of places didn't fare too well. My lake looks like a soccer ball, it busted up the ice pretty good. Gotta tell ya bud, that was a serious shake. I just sat in the middle of the floor and watched. Reports are coming in and it sounds like it did some serious damage. To emphasize what you said, "7.2 IS F**KING NUTS!!"
  20. Random Thoughts

    So, this is pretty cool. I'm listening to a radio station in Anchorage. Every time they get an aftershock they broadcast it, 10 seconds later it hits here. Nice early warning system. Gives you enough time to find a chair.
  21. Random Thoughts

    I just had a real entertaining morning. Been in lots of other earthquakes but this mornings 7.2 was really quite a shaker. Yee haw!
  22. Broncos @ Bengals GDT

    Another good test this week. If we really are seeing a team change we should win handily. I think that will happen. IMO, it’s taken this long for the players as a whole to embrace the coaching philosophy. If they have, we’re a pretty tough out. It’s a simple philosophy, a bit boring but really effective. It’s what we used in the 70’s to finally become very competitive. Same thing we did to win our last SB. Basically, it’s all about field position and physicality. Offensively move the chains, limit TO’s, beat ‘em up in the trenches and never give the other team a short field. Our D, even though not as strong or deep as our SB team still has a lot of playmakers. If any team constantly has to drive a long field to score our chances of sacks, int’s, fumbles, etc; increases incredibly. The 4 TO’s from Pitt, IMO aren’t a fluke. It’s a direct result of too many plays required to score. Saw it all the time against the “Orange Crush” in the 70’s. We’re really starting to own the 2nd half. Easy to explain, we’re winning the 1 on 1’s on the OL and being pretty nasty about it. By the 4th Q nobody wants a part of our OL. Our “D” rotation is doing the same thing. Anyway, just fundamental football, something I really enjoy. If we stay patient we should eventually run away with this. We’ll see won’t we.
  23. Pittsburgh @ Denver GDT--Maybe we don't suck?

    So, read a lot (all ) of the replies to the HC situation. Lets not make this a "strawman" argument. No one, least of all myself, has mentioned that the last two games should make VJ an immediate rehire. merely that our performance since the Jets game and especially since the bye week provides a little food for thought. "Lets see how the season plays out" is the mantra. Are two games enough to eliminate the failures of 2017? Of course not. Would a solid December after playing the best the NFL has to offer and giving them all they could handle make a difference in our HC evaluation. I would certainly hope so. Once again, lets see how the season plays out. I, for one, see a lot to be pleased about after our disaster last year.
  24. Pittsburgh @ Denver GDT--Maybe we don't suck?

    Good points. We're kind of watching the team they promised and more. We just look really well coached, what else can you say. It'll be interesting to see how December plays out. It seems like forever since we won more games in December than we did in September. Maybe this will be the year.
  25. Pittsburgh @ Denver GDT--Maybe we don't suck?

    I think my criteria for a HC may differ a bit from yours. The product put on the field is First and foremost. I want to see a well prepared football team take the field and play their hearts out for 60 minutes. If they do that then I'm pretty pleased. Thats the HC. We could always get a John Fox like coach thats awful at player development, conservative to a fault, but pretty good at game management, sideline appearance and in front of the cameras. His teams just never perform to potential. Of course, we wouldn't be getting the production from our 8+- rookies on the roster. Anyway, I was on the dump VJ bandwagon after the Jets loss but our performance since is changing my mind. Who'd have thought we'd go 3-3 and take every game down to the wire against that schedule. I sure didn't.