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  1. Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers GDT

    Sorry, I don't buy any of this. If you're paying a guy (an average of) $28 million a year, you compensate for a porous OL, especially when you have the weapons Cousins has. His release is terrible, he doesn't have subtle pocket movement and his record in primetime games (over his career) is alarming to say the very least. I also think you've contradicted yourself a bit there by saying the OL is 32nd in DVOA run blocking, but then criticisng the OC for calling 70% passes. Surely the latter is dictated by the former? For the investment they've made, Cousins HAS to be a top 5 QB and he's not even close. If they had kept Bridgewater and spent the money elsewhere, can I anyone put a legit argument to say they aren't a far superior team?
  2. Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers GDT

    Yeh his best attribute as as runner, in my opinion, is his one cut vision with the burst through the hole. That doesn't necessarily translate to being a precise route runner that understands coverage concepts. For the record - I have no doubt he can develop these skills and let's be honest, Lindsay's ability as a pass catching RB is about 1,425th on our list of things to worry about. If you think our QB situation is bad, at least we aren't the Vikings paying Cousins $28 million a year for the next 2 seasons ...
  3. Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers GDT

    Love Lindsay, but I haven't seen the level of route running and catching ability to think he's the backfield threat in the passing game to be considered anything better than above average right now.
  4. 2019 NFL QB Draft Prospects

    Would sort of price would we have to pay for Jacoby Brissett? I think he's a perfect fit for a Musgrave Offense (should be still be in Denver). The only issue is that the fact he's only got 1 year left on his contract, but with Luck proving his health is there a chance we could pick him up at a reasonable price (2nd rounder?)
  5. Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers GDT

    It was such a bad challenge, that said - it had no bearing on the game in the end. We wouldn't have been able to prevent the clock running out even if we had the one TO at the end once they got that 1st down. I think everyone is of the same opinion, really. Keenum is just not good enough without a top level platform that he had in Minnesota. I've kind of exercised caution previously and I would like to reiterate - this makeshift OL is not of NFL quality, so people need to stop getting ahead of themselves thinking we've got cheap starters set for the next 2/3 years. Wilkinson was an abomination today, and it appeared that McGovern really struggled too. It's one thing to give up edge pressure, but losing quickly on the interior limits both your run and passing game. I've no clue why all teams haven't done what the 49ers, Ravens and Chiefs have done to our Offense - play an 8 man box regardless of our personnel on early downs, then play press on the outside with 2 deep safeties on 3rd down with a 5 man rush. Our OL can't hold up, our QB can't improvise, our WR's are young and struggle fighting off press and we don't really have what you would call an upper echelon threat out of the backfield in the passing game. Expect to see that for the rest of the year now. I loved seeing us back in the playoff race - it made the games mean something, which is what we should want as fans. That said, we all knew this team wasn't ready and frankly, we'd get embarrassed on the road in the playoffs to anyone.
  6. Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers GDT

    Definitely wasn't. Awful showing Offensively, most notably from the QB and playcalling. Didn't deserve to win. Fair play to the D 2nd half.
  7. Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers GDT

    I hate to flip flop with my opinion so much, but that 1st half could get Vance fired. It's hard to seperate yourself whilst it's ongoing, but that is the worst half since the Raiders put 50 on us at Mile High a few years back. Truly abysmal in every facet. The two most notable things are 1) Case Keenum is simply not good enough and 2) how can you let a guy go for 200 yards receiving in ONE HALF? Hell, he's had like 3 penalties against him too so that is technically more. Insane.
  8. Is Leonard Fournette a bust?

    Not a great comparison at all. A pass rusher often takes time to perfect their craft as they mature physically. Their are many examples of pass rushers coming on production wise in their 2nd and even 3rd NFL contract. However, as others have eluded to, the time is ticking on a RB from the second you draft them. It has been proven by hundreds of RBs before Fournette that their production falls off a cliff once their amount of touches reaches a certain level; especially when you're as physical as Fournette. He has 424 touches of the ball already and he hasn't shown that he can a) stay healthy consistently or b) produce anywhere close to that of a top end RB. Define "bust". If it means not an NFL talent, he clearly isn't a bust. If it means being nowhere near worth the draft selection then he is absolutely a bust.
  9. Broncos @ Bengals GDT

    Just watching the all 22 at work now. The link below is a bit of a test for trying to upload GIFs (apologies for the quality - can't install .GIF makers on my work PC so had to record off my phone ...) Testing whether this works ... Anyway, it's a great play by Peko to split a zone stretch (look at the right arm placement to get beyond the Center), then he gets upfield and forces the big jump cut from Mixon. By that time, Wolfe has had time to go around his man and make the play. Won't be able to do too in depth of an analysis, but some notes so far (half way through 2nd Q): * Running a scheme to hide OL deficiencies. Lots of roll outs, play action, quick hitters. Bolles holding up very nicely in pass pro, Veldheer playing well, McGovern hold his own, Turner struggling with Atkins big time, Wilkerson doing ok. * One or two miscommunications in the run game, but you can tell this OL is so much more comfortable when running the football. Sure, it's a fine art but it doesn't require the level of talent that pass pro requires. Turner, McGovern and Wilkerson is about as physical of an interior OL as you will see. * Love the improvement from Lacosse in the run game. He's a very willing blocker and he's getting to Jake Butt's level of competency at it. * Hard for our WR's to separate in the time we're getting the ball out in this scheme. * Couple of gap assignments missed on runs by Mixon, notably by Gotsis and Jewell before he got hurt. Looks like we're getting the measure of them as the game has gone on. * Simmons struggling to run with Boyd from the slot. Bengals missed a couple of opportunities here. * Pass rush is applying consistent pressure in passing situations. Miller and Harris especially.
  10. Raiders sign RB C.J. Anderson

    I didn't really understand the link with KC. He offers nothing on Special Teams or the passing game, which a #3 RB should definitely offer (certainly Special Teams).
  11. Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers GDT

    Shanahan's scheme (like McVay's) starts with the run. There's presnap stuff going on, but all of the motions, misdirections and play action require an active run game to have success. The fact is, if we keep this Offense to 3rd and long then we will have a shot at winning this game. George Kittle is a concern and a big one at that. It looked like Simmons did a nice job in the slot last week, so maybe we will try matching him up with Kittle on 3rd down (where Kittle rarely aligns inline). We could really do with Case starting hot for a change in this one. Force the 49ers to go aerial when the game is competitive and I fancy us. If we struggle for points early again then I just can't see us scraping yet another win when we've been poor aerially on Offense for so long within a game.
  12. 2018 53-Man Roster Projections and Discussion

    I assume Vance worked with him in Miami. If you're competing at this point in the season, you're limited to the people you bring in because they almost have to have experience in your scheme/techniques.
  13. Random Thoughts

    Loved seeing him fly around the ball, but I struggle picking thngs up when watching a game live. I will have to look back at the tape.
  14. Broncos @ Bengals GDT

    Put me in that group of people being glad we're winning, but don't think we will get to the playoffs. I am looking forward to watching our games at the moment, especially Phillip Lindsay who, without any doubt, is a special player. Re: playoffs - this Defense, without CHJ, isn't good enough to carry the team to 4 wins. We still struggled to move the ball through the air and eventually we will face a team that won't allow us to get away with 7 first half points. I expect us to split our remaining games and finish 8-8 with losses to the Chargers and 49ers. That said, I wouldn't be surprised by 1-3 either. The loss to the Jets is an absolutely sickener when you look how we've progressed since and how they have fallen apart.
  15. AFC Playoffs: Who gets the 6th seed

    There's just no way the Broncos will win out. Not got a good enough aerial Offense and their Defense isn't good enough to carry the team to win consistently (especially with Chris Harris Jr out for the year). That blowout loss to the Jets was bad at the time, but it is looking like the loss that could ultimately cost us the season.