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JLesSPE
04-16-2012, 12:58 PM
1 year deal per Jason La Canfora's twitter feed

Jay3
04-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Championship. Mark it down.

BroncoBeavis
04-16-2012, 01:01 PM
I like it.

DBroncos4life
04-16-2012, 01:02 PM
Manning effect.

gyldenlove
04-16-2012, 01:02 PM
Manning effect.

Little known?

bendog
04-16-2012, 01:05 PM
He's like the sun. His gravity causes planets to orbit around him.

ppablo
04-16-2012, 01:05 PM
Very nice! I wished that we kept him around the first time

DBroncos4life
04-16-2012, 01:06 PM
Little known?

^5

Lolad
04-16-2012, 01:06 PM
poor mans Jerry Rice, I'll pass....

Rohirrim
04-16-2012, 01:06 PM
Great. He will ground our WR corps with his experience and knowledge of Manning's game.

Kaylore
04-16-2012, 01:06 PM
http://www.1043thefan.com/Pics/theDrive2011/brian_xanders.jpg
"So should we sign another defensive lineman since we cut McBean?"


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/John+Elway+aeTQej4rh8gm.jpg
"Hmmmm. Yeah that or maybe another cor...."

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/aurorasentinel.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/02/8028d13c-734d-11e1-bbf4-001871e3ce6c/4f69c2f1c894e.preview-300.jpg
"Sign Brandon Stokley."

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/197/292/108040609_display_image.jpg?1313515762

"Really? He's kind of old. I mean we could use...another...um....

http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/20/Broncos_Manning_Footb_Carr_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d3 7cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a

"........."

http://news.fanfeedr.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Elway.jpeg

"Sign Brandon Stokley!"

oubronco
04-16-2012, 01:07 PM
LOL

Lestat
04-16-2012, 01:08 PM
i still wanna see them take a slot dot type in the draft. but this is a solid signing.

oubronco
04-16-2012, 01:10 PM
i still wanna see them take a slot dot type in the draft. but this is a solid signing.

Ryan Broyles :strong:

MVP-06
04-16-2012, 01:15 PM
I liked him 10 years ago, why not?

Requiem
04-16-2012, 01:18 PM
We still better grab a WR @ 4 - 4 or 5.

bronco militia
04-16-2012, 01:23 PM
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.407261!/img/httpImage/image.jpg

TheReverend
04-16-2012, 01:25 PM
We still better grab a WR @ 4 - 4 or 5.

WRs 1-5 have significant starting experience:

Demaryius
Decker
Stokely
Caldwell
Hill

cmhargrove
04-16-2012, 01:26 PM
GO STOKELY!!!!

BroncoBeavis
04-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Manning effect.

More like paycheck effect. :)

long beach bronco
04-16-2012, 01:28 PM
I'm Stoked

Spectre ArchAngel
04-16-2012, 01:29 PM
Solid signing, should have stayed a Bronco.

He will teach the young guns Peyton Manning, be a go to guy in the slot for Manning,etc.

He's old, but might still have something in the tank, at least enough to win.

Requiem
04-16-2012, 01:30 PM
WRs 1-5 have significant starting experience:

Demaryius
Decker
Stokely
Caldwell
Hill

Hill is crap.

Bacchus
04-16-2012, 01:32 PM
Great signing!!!

Another coach on the field. He might not make it out of camp but a good signing nonetheless.

Lestat
04-16-2012, 01:33 PM
Ryan Broyles :strong:
i like Hilton,Jenkins and Givens as well but he's damn sure productive and athletic. either one of those 4 as a slot and i'm good.

Punisher
04-16-2012, 01:33 PM
http://www.1043thefan.com/Pics/theDrive2011/brian_xanders.jpg
"So should we sign another defensive lineman since we cut McBean?"


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/John+Elway+aeTQej4rh8gm.jpg
"Hmmmm. Yeah that or maybe another cor...."

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/aurorasentinel.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/02/8028d13c-734d-11e1-bbf4-001871e3ce6c/4f69c2f1c894e.preview-300.jpg
"Sign Brandon Stokley."

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/197/292/108040609_display_image.jpg?1313515762

"Really? He's kind of old. I mean we could use...another...um....

http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/20/Broncos_Manning_Footb_Carr_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d3 7cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a

"........."

http://news.fanfeedr.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Elway.jpeg

"Sign Brandon Stokley!"

This
Hilarious!

Stuck in Cali
04-16-2012, 01:35 PM
I can't remember why we let him go. He seems like a class act. Will definitely help the other receivers get on the same page.

g6matty
04-16-2012, 01:36 PM
WRs 1-5 have significant starting experience:

Demaryius
Decker
Caldwell
Hill
Stokely

fixed

bronco militia
04-16-2012, 01:39 PM
I can't remember why we let him go. H.

http://www.hollywoodphotoshop.com/sports/Tim%20Tebow/Tim%20Tebow%2005.jpg

Lestat
04-16-2012, 01:41 PM
he was put on IR, reached a injury settlement with us and then signed with the Seahawks i believe, my guess is McD didn't find him useful anymore.
I can't remember why we let him go. He seems like a class act. Will definitely help the other receivers get on the same page.

TheReverend
04-16-2012, 01:44 PM
fixed

I didnt put it in any order fwiw

Heyneck
04-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Great. He will ground our WR corps with his experience and knowledge of Manning's game.

Yup... this is actually the only benefit of this signing up to this point. If he can still get some sort of separation through precise route running... then he could turn out into an excellent 3rd down option like he has been his whole career.

Bmore Manning
04-16-2012, 01:47 PM
This is good for both Peyton and the Broncos. Stokely will help the recievers get accustomed to Peyton, and Peyton to them. Not to mention he's a familiar face, and will help mentor all the young guys!

Smiling Assassin27
04-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Does this guy have any wheels left? You know, he looks an awful lot like Eddie McCaffrey...again.

Drunken.Broncoholic
04-16-2012, 01:49 PM
I remember Marshall was gonna bring out a prop(black glove) after a TD and stokely ran over to him like a true vet throwing a leash around him. Stokely gives great advice

Smiling Assassin27
04-16-2012, 02:10 PM
well can't we just invite him to the sidelines on gameday rather than drop some coin on a full-blown contract?

And with all due respect, the only jackarse that thought it was a GOOD idea...was Marshall, so let's not consider that brilliant advice by Stokes.

GreatBronco16
04-16-2012, 02:12 PM
Ok, I liked Stokely and all back in the day but come on. This is just a waste of money signing him. There's a reason none of the other 31 teams in the NFL had picked him up.

bronco militia
04-16-2012, 02:15 PM
Ok, I liked Stokely and all back in the day but come on. This is just a waste of money signing him. There's a reason none of the other 31 teams in the NFL had picked him up.

have you seen the contract? unless he makes the team, the broncos only pay for the signing bonus .

bendog
04-16-2012, 02:17 PM
Interesting but the young guy from cinny is pretty close to a physical clone and I thought he was pretty much a slot guy with some PR ability.

Dutch
04-16-2012, 02:24 PM
well can't we just invite him to the sidelines on gameday rather than drop some coin on a full-blown contract?

And with all due respect, the only jackarse that thought it was a GOOD idea...was Marshall, so let's not consider that brilliant advice by Stokes.

After listening to Peyton's post day 1 presser, I think there is going to be tremendous value in this signing. Manning emphasized the reduced amount of practice time in the offseason, particularly with the coaching staff. Adding Stokely today basically gives us another coach on the field over the next few weeks while our coaching staff is not allowed on the field. This is all good. It also allows Decker (who Peyton refered to as "the veteran" of the group) to focus more on his own development, as opposed to being placed into a leadership role that might hinder that development a bit. Add the fact that he is a very respected and popular teammate who has an unequalled knowledge of Peyton and the routes/offense we will be running compared to anyone else on our roster.....I fail to see why anyone would have a problem with this.

As for preventing Marshal from F'ing up, the only Jackarse that mattered WAS Marshal. If Stokely doesn't stop him, we get flagged. Period. Dude is a savvy player who will provide veteran leadership and depth at the wideout position. Good signing. If it happens to make Peyton feel a bit better and more comfortable, so much the better.

cutthemdown
04-16-2012, 02:26 PM
Ok, I liked Stokely and all back in the day but come on. This is just a waste of money signing him. There's a reason none of the other 31 teams in the NFL had picked him up.

He can still do what Royal can outside of returning punts.

Chris
04-16-2012, 02:28 PM
After he turned 35 he started wearing Oakleys










DO YOU GET MY JOKE

baja
04-16-2012, 02:31 PM
Great. He will ground our WR corps with his experience and knowledge of Manning's game.

This alone makes the signing worth it. If he can still play that's a bonus, if not we can cut him after TC.

Black96WS6
04-16-2012, 02:33 PM
Stokley will turn 106 in June and he played just two games last season, with the Giants. He is near the end of his career. But he has a great chemistry with Manning and he can teach the Denver receivers how to adjust to playing with Manning, so he will have a role.

:D

broncolife
04-16-2012, 02:41 PM
What the hail is this front office thinking? Ive bin a loyal fan butt this is the last straw. Signing hem to ONLY 1 year, fricken morrons :)







Spelling on Purpose.....for moron joke

Mogulseeker
04-16-2012, 02:43 PM
What the hail is this front office thinking? Ive bin a loyal fan butt this is the last straw. Signing hem to ONLY 1 year, fricken morrons :)

The question is: Can he play another full year, anyway?

broncolife
04-16-2012, 02:55 PM
The question is: Can he play another full year, anyway?

If we signed him for 4 years then we might get a year out of him. But the year would come in pieces S1=6 games,S2=5 games,S3=2 games,S4=3 games. Jk

Play2win
04-16-2012, 03:03 PM
You got to believe, between Manning and Stokely, they've seen about every defense out there. We got a couple of technicians out there, that leads to long, sustained drives and touchdowns.

Play2win
04-16-2012, 03:03 PM
I love this signing! :thumbsup:

BroncoMan4ever
04-16-2012, 03:12 PM
Ok, I liked Stokely and all back in the day but come on. This is just a waste of money signing him. There's a reason none of the other 31 teams in the NFL had picked him up.

it is a one year deal. it isn't like the team signed him for 5 years on 10 million a year. it is also contingent on him making the 53 man roster.

if he can't cut it anymore then he gets cut, we move on without him and he gets a small signing bonus as his compensation. if he can cut it, we get a smart, veteran receiver with a great relationship with our new QB, who can help our young guys get up to speed in the Peyton offense and be a good locker room guy.

think of Stokley being signed as an assistant offensive coach to Peyton more than a guy who is going to be looked at to haul in 50+ catches.

ColoradoDarin
04-16-2012, 03:16 PM
I am extremely meh about this signing. Maybe he can teach Demaryius to shut his trap more often.

Chris
04-16-2012, 03:17 PM
Player coach hopefully stays on the bench.

Requiem
04-16-2012, 03:17 PM
After the insight posted here, it's a cool signing. I don't care if he get's the Jerry Rice treatment.

UberBroncoMan
04-16-2012, 03:21 PM
it is a one year deal. it isn't like the team signed him for 5 years on 10 million a year. it is also contingent on him making the 53 man roster.

if he can't cut it anymore then he gets cut, we move on without him and he gets a small signing bonus as his compensation. if he can cut it, we get a smart, veteran receiver with a great relationship with our new QB, who can help our young guys get up to speed in the Peyton offense and be a good locker room guy.

think of Stokley being signed as an assistant offensive coach to Peyton more than a guy who is going to be looked at to haul in 50+ catches.

Especially if he gets hurt or put on IR.

I don't want that at all, but if it did happen he'd take on more of a coach role.

broncolife
04-16-2012, 03:24 PM
I like the signing. I was just joking around

McDman
04-16-2012, 03:25 PM
Pretty sure he is here only to help the receivers learn about Peyton. I don't see him making th final 53.

BroncoBeavis
04-16-2012, 03:25 PM
http://www.1043thefan.com/Pics/theDrive2011/brian_xanders.jpg
"So should we sign another defensive lineman since we cut McBean?"


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/John+Elway+aeTQej4rh8gm.jpg
"Hmmmm. Yeah that or maybe another cor...."

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/aurorasentinel.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/02/8028d13c-734d-11e1-bbf4-001871e3ce6c/4f69c2f1c894e.preview-300.jpg
"Sign Brandon Stokley."

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/197/292/108040609_display_image.jpg?1313515762

"Really? He's kind of old. I mean we could use...another...um....

http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/20/Broncos_Manning_Footb_Carr_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d3 7cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a

"........."

http://news.fanfeedr.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Elway.jpeg

"Sign Brandon Stokley!"

Next up, Peyton decides the Broncos have needs at first base.

lostknight
04-16-2012, 03:29 PM
Likely to be a waste of money, and the recent revelations that Stokley was a driver of a faction in the locker room makes me thing we may regret this.

ScottXray
04-16-2012, 03:34 PM
I like the signing. Remember that Stokes is the guy that kept Marshall from doing
something stupid that would have drawn a PF in a game a few years back, cause BM wanted to make a 'statement' about some issue.

good signing of a smart veteran that is not going to hurt us.

Bigdawg26
04-16-2012, 03:35 PM
WRs 1-5 have significant starting experience:

Demaryius
Decker
Stokely
Caldwell
Hill

What about Matt Willis? Isn't he still on this team?

Blueflame
04-16-2012, 04:06 PM
Next up, Peyton decides the Broncos have needs at first base.

I thought the guy who's never been to first base is now with the Jest...

BroncoInferno
04-16-2012, 04:11 PM
We needed to add a veteran to the mix. That said, I'll be surprised if he's better than #4 on the depth even if we make no further additions (Thomas, Decker, Caldwell).

lonestar
04-16-2012, 04:21 PM
it is a one year deal. it isn't like the team signed him for 5 years on 10 million a year. it is also contingent on him making the 53 man roster.

if he can't cut it anymore then he gets cut, we move on without him and he gets a small signing bonus as his compensation. if he can cut it, we get a smart, veteran receiver with a great relationship with our new QB, who can help our young guys get up to speed in the Peyton offense and be a good locker room guy.

think of Stokley being signed as an assistant offensive coach to Peyton more than a guy who is going to be looked at to haul in 50+ catches.


Good post.

Add to that the shortened "offseason" and Inability of coaches to coach this first 15 days or so.

Means we have Three players on the field QB, Te and WR that has a clue in working no huddle which I'll bet we see a lot this coming year. If these tree can get the other WRs up to speed on the verbiage and "tells" that Manning has between all of them. The transition will be very smooth.

Might even have it down by the time the coaches hit the field may 1.

Maybe not DOWN pat but have a clue cause the coaches will not have one. Now would be the time to hire Tom Moore as a consultant to the coaches.

lonestar
04-16-2012, 04:22 PM
What about Matt Willis? Isn't he still on this team?

I suspect that Willis will again surprise some of our arm chair GMs.

Agamemnon
04-16-2012, 04:33 PM
If only Stokley wasn't completely washed up...

cutthemdown
04-16-2012, 04:40 PM
Decker said he's looking forward to not having to put stick-um on his shoes anymore.

BroncoBen
04-16-2012, 04:46 PM
If only Stokley wasn't completely washed up...

Well if Stokley is washed up then he doesn't make the final roster... but I think its a great signing. He adds depth and he has experience with Manning and what Manning wants to do on offense, things he can help pass on to the younger WRs.

Don't forget Stokley lives in Denver.. he not a prima donna that is not going to help his teammates because he thinks it will hurt his chances making the team. I believe he really enjoys working with the Bronco organization.

Bigdawg26
04-16-2012, 04:58 PM
I suspect that Willis will again surprise some of our arm chair GMs.

I'm not saying he's a potential 1000 yard receiver or even a number 2 guy. I'm just saying he's good enough to be a 4th or 5th WR.

Orange&BlueMohawk
04-16-2012, 05:10 PM
I hope he get Number 14 back. Its the only jersey I have ever bought. And the reason why I did that is because when you watched him at training camp, he was putting 100% into everything he did, including stretches. Every other receiver was half-assing it.

I wish he never would have left personally. And if he can teach the young ones something, F*** YEAH!

extralife
04-16-2012, 05:11 PM
I don't think he makes the team, but there's no downside to the move.

Drunken.Broncoholic
04-16-2012, 05:12 PM
BroncoBen. Yummy AV.

montrose
04-16-2012, 05:29 PM
It's a camp invite basically. He's comfortable with Peyton and can help the other WRs. Only way you figure he makes the team is if he beats out Caldwell, Hill, Willis and the other guys to be the #3 - otherwise they'll probably let him go since he can't play ST. It's not like there's a signing bonus or anything here, I'm assuming veteran minimum if he makes the team.

strafen
04-16-2012, 05:37 PM
That's a good signing.
Stokley is very athletic. He should be fine getting back into football shape!

Old Dude
04-16-2012, 06:01 PM
I think he'd make a better DT than McBonehead anyway.

Taco John
04-17-2012, 12:04 AM
He's an ok backup option. THere's a reason he was out of football...

broncocalijohn
04-17-2012, 12:20 AM
poor mans Jerry Rice, I'll pass....

too late, he is already signed. I would take a poor man's Jerry Rice over a Rich Man WR that doesn't score anyday. Stokely is familiar with Manning, will play the slot, will take a hit and is a great teammate. WTH would you have against this signing?

Broncos4tw
04-17-2012, 12:21 AM
He is an excellent receiver. Even better, he is on the same page as Manning. Those two hooking up is a great thing. Great signing. If you are meh about this, you will see how wrong you are by midseason, just saying.

errand
04-17-2012, 03:10 AM
too late, he is already signed. I would take a poor man's Jerry Rice over a Rich Man WR that doesn't score anyday. Stokely is familiar with Manning, will play the slot, will take a hit and is a great teammate. WTH would you have against this signing?

....well, we have had several on here b**** about Broncos signing Manning, so I guess it's plausible some would b**** about Stokley.

The Moops
04-17-2012, 06:18 AM
I will be surprised if he makes team. One catch last yr and Huge concussion issues. Frankly the guy shouldn't be playing with history of 12 concussions.

Rohirrim
04-17-2012, 06:55 AM
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Cito Pelon
04-17-2012, 10:53 AM
Kind of odd signing. Why not just add him as an offensive assistant? Dude must feel like he still has one year left in the tank, wants to compete again, misses competing and playing. A reward for helping recruit Peyton? IDK. All part of "the plan" I guess.

jhns
04-17-2012, 10:56 AM
I'd be surprised if he actually plays during the regular season. I have no problem with the signing though. If he does beat out other receivers, the team just got better. If not, he won't be here when the season starts.

bendog
04-17-2012, 11:15 AM
Kind of odd signing. Why not just add him as an offensive assistant? Dude must feel like he still has one year left in the tank, wants to compete again, misses competing and playing. A reward for helping recruit Peyton? IDK. All part of "the plan" I guess.

maybe it was either catch passes or help Ashley change the diapers.

55CrushEm
04-17-2012, 11:22 AM
He is an excellent receiver. Even better, he is on the same page as Manning. Those two hooking up is a great thing. Great signing. If you are meh about this, you will see how wrong you are by midseason, just saying.

I'm not AGAINST the signing, but Jesus.....don't get crazy. "Excellent" receiver? He's averaged 360 yards per year over his career. He had 1 very good year in 2004 (over 1,000 yards).

And as far as him "being on the same page as Manning".....they haven't played together in 6 years.

Don't overstate. IMO, I don't expect much even IF he makes the team......but hey, I'd love to be wrong.

Garcia Bronco
04-17-2012, 11:23 AM
I don't expect him to make the team.

TheReverend
04-17-2012, 11:31 AM
People aren't looking at this signing right.

We have 2 young, extremely talented, but VERY raw WRs that no little of polish or NFL preparation considering their biggest vet WR experience was with Brandon Lloyd, infamous for being lazy and not preparing for games.

By adding Stokely, you not only address that (hell, he made a career out of and EPITOMIZES "polish" and "preparation"), but you also add someone with a wealth of experience playing with Peyton and the intricacies involved (from no-huddle to breaking off routes when he wants it, etc).

Quite frankly, Stokely was the perfect acquisition even if he takes a total of 0 reg season snaps.

Ray Finkle
04-17-2012, 11:44 AM
People aren't looking at this signing right.

We have 2 young, extremely talented, but VERY raw WRs that no little of polish or NFL preparation considering their biggest vet WR experience was with Brandon Lloyd, infamous for being lazy and not preparing for games.

By adding Stokely, you not only address that (hell, he made a career out of and EPITOMIZES "polish" and "preparation"), but you also add someone with a wealth of experience playing with Peyton and the intricacies involved (from no-huddle to breaking off routes when he wants it, etc).

Quite frankly, Stokely was the perfect acquisition even if he takes a total of 0 reg season snaps.

exactly. Even if he never dresses on game day, he's like another coach getting those guys on the same page as Manning.

Kaylore
04-17-2012, 12:12 PM
Stokley doesn't hurt the cap because of the vet minimum clause. He also provides a veteran presence that can help the receivers get on the same page with Manning. He also will keep Manning happy. The only down is he probably doesn't make the team, but as a leader in camp and an example as a professional he is worth it.

Man-Goblin
04-17-2012, 12:20 PM
stokleynext........stokley

bendog
04-17-2012, 12:27 PM
With decker and DT, training camp could be scarily like the SNL United Way skit

Dutch
04-17-2012, 01:08 PM
Kind of odd signing. Why not just add him as an offensive assistant? Dude must feel like he still has one year left in the tank, wants to compete again, misses competing and playing. A reward for helping recruit Peyton? IDK. All part of "the plan" I guess.

What part of "coaches are not allowed to work on the field with players until May 1st" do you not understand? Frankley, I think was a very smart and creative way to get around that rule. Maybe Stokely does want to get into coaching, and if so, could end up as a part of the staff after he is released/cut at the end of camp. I fail to understand the shortsighted view of the nay-sayers here. Course, that is usually the case.

lonestar
04-17-2012, 01:14 PM
What part of "coaches are not allowed to work on the field with players until May 1st" do you not understand? Frankley, I think was a very smart and creative way to get around that rule. Maybe Stokely does want to get into coaching, and if so, could end up as a part of the staff after he is released/cut at the end of camp. I fail to understand the shortsighted view of the nay-sayers here. Course, that is usually the case.


Outside of me how many positive members are there..:)


I mean the ones old enough to not have only learned football from madden..

Cito Pelon
04-17-2012, 02:18 PM
What part of "coaches are not allowed to work on the field with players until May 1st" do you not understand? Frankley, I think was a very smart and creative way to get around that rule. Maybe Stokely does want to get into coaching, and if so, could end up as a part of the staff after he is released/cut at the end of camp. I fail to understand the shortsighted view of the nay-sayers here. Course, that is usually the case.

None of it, apparently. I see the "organized team activities" already started.

broncosteven
04-17-2012, 02:36 PM
We still better grab a WR @ 4 - 4 or 5.

I don't think we will be drafting a WR this year.

I also wonder if Stokley isn't more of a player coach to teach the other WR's Mannings Offense and reads during TC.

vbplaya
04-17-2012, 03:45 PM
I'm not AGAINST the signing, but Jesus.....don't get crazy. "Excellent" receiver? He's averaged 360 yards per year over his career. He had 1 very good year in 2004 (over 1,000 yards).

And as far as him "being on the same page as Manning".....they haven't played together in 6 years.

Don't overstate. IMO, I don't expect much even IF he makes the team......but hey, I'd love to be wrong.

His average is low but it's not from lack of production. He was a primary receiver in 3rd down situations which is an area we had significant issues with over the last couple years. He's not an every down target but when it comes to third down ... him and Peyton are "on the same page".

vbplaya
04-17-2012, 03:49 PM
I like the signing ... but if we are bringing back receivers ... can I cast a vote for McCaffery ... :olddude:

HILife
04-17-2012, 05:44 PM
http://www.1043thefan.com/Pics/theDrive2011/brian_xanders.jpg
"So should we sign another defensive lineman since we cut McBean?"


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/John+Elway+aeTQej4rh8gm.jpg
"Hmmmm. Yeah that or maybe another cor...."

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/aurorasentinel.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/02/8028d13c-734d-11e1-bbf4-001871e3ce6c/4f69c2f1c894e.preview-300.jpg
"Sign Brandon Stokley."

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"Really? He's kind of old. I mean we could use...another...um....

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"........."

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"Sign Brandon Stokley!"

Lmao

bowtown
04-17-2012, 06:13 PM
Shanahan once called him the greatest slot receiver to ever play the game. Heaven forbid he come in and teach our guys a thing or two.

broncosteven
04-18-2012, 10:12 AM
Shanahan once called him the greatest slot receiver to ever play the game. Heaven forbid he come in and teach our guys a thing or two.

I love me some Shanny but he also compared Q to Barry Sanders and Griese to Montana.

BroncoBeavis
04-18-2012, 10:18 AM
Shanahan once called him the greatest slot receiver to ever play the game. Heaven forbid he come in and teach our guys a thing or two.

And he based that on one game he watched in January of 2004. :)

broncosteven
04-18-2012, 10:20 AM
And he based that on one game he watched in January of 2004. :)

I thought he said that later when he brought him over to the Broncos?

BroncoBeavis
04-18-2012, 10:21 AM
I thought he said that later when he brought him over to the Broncos?

I wasn't familiar with the quote, so I don't really know. Was mostly a joke.

TonyR
04-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Legwold also claims Denver needs more depth now that they have a QB who loves to throw the ball a ton, although this of course ignores the fact that running a no-huddle offense means not changing personnel all that much from play to play. As Ted has noted, the same players tend to stay on the field with Manning.

In reality, Peyton Manning does distribute the ball to a lot of players, but those players are basically all starters. A look back at his time in Indy finds that each year, the bulk of his passes would go to two or three wideouts, two or three tight ends, and two or three running backs. At almost no point in his career has a fourth WR caught very many passes, and early on it was essentially Marvin Harrison and nobody else.

http://www.itsalloverfatman.com/broncos/entry/the-daily-lard-4-18-12

I saw these comments and thought they backed up Rev's point pretty well. Don't expect much production from Stokely, assuming he makes the team, because he probably won't be on the field all that much. He provides experience, depth and knowledge more than anything else.

CEH
04-18-2012, 10:28 AM
I think Stokley is coming in for OTA and TC to be a teacher. Nice summer job
Don't expect him to make the club unless him and Manning are in sync. He doesn't play ST and will need to be the 3rd WR in order to make the team

Beantown Bronco
04-18-2012, 11:27 AM
I can't think of anyone with a simpler last name that gets mis-spelled more than most difficult names.

lonestar
04-18-2012, 11:42 AM
And he based that on one game he watched in January of 2004. :)

Must have been JUST one of the times Manning kicked our asses in the Playoffs becasue we had no pass rush..

lonestar
04-18-2012, 11:43 AM
I think Stokley is coming in for OTA and TC to be a teacher. Nice summer job
Don't expect him to make the club unless him and Manning are in sync. He doesn't play ST and will need to be the 3rd WR in order to make the team

Considering how much the ball will be passed around they may keep additional WR's and cut somewhere else to make 53..

TonyR
04-20-2012, 12:20 PM
Let’s assume there’s going to be a lot of similarity to the system in Denver as it was in Indianapolis. So you’ve got Tamme, who can handle the tight ends, teaching them, and now you’ve got Stokley, who can teach the receivers. I think that’s really critical when you’re implementing a system that you’ve got somebody in the locker room, in the meeting room—besides the coaches—that can work with the players and understand the system. I think it’s important to have a couple people in that locker room that understand Peyton Manning’s personality. Manning has been described to me as the most driven player people have ever been around. I think he’ll be even more driven, if that’s possible, this year…I think people are going to have to understand the personality they’re dealing with, and I think Stokley and Tamme will help on that.

http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/QA-with-Charley-Casserly/b6961051-98df-4fee-a197-0c33ce3414fc

Cito Pelon
04-20-2012, 01:53 PM
Let’s assume there’s going to be a lot of similarity to the system in Denver as it was in Indianapolis. So you’ve got Tamme, who can handle the tight ends, teaching them, and now you’ve got Stokley, who can teach the receivers. I think that’s really critical when you’re implementing a system that you’ve got somebody in the locker room, in the meeting room—besides the coaches—that can work with the players and understand the system. I think it’s important to have a couple people in that locker room that understand Peyton Manning’s personality. Manning has been described to me as the most driven player people have ever been around. I think he’ll be even more driven, if that’s possible, this year…I think people are going to have to understand the personality they’re dealing with, and I think Stokley and Tamme will help on that.

http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/QA-with-Charley-Casserly/b6961051-98df-4fee-a197-0c33ce3414fc

It certainly will be interesting to see how and if Peyton's drive can result in titles.