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TonyR
04-17-2012, 05:58 AM
Denver

Impact moves: There was no bigger move this offseason than the signing of quarterback Peyton Manning to a five-year, $96 million contract. Modest upgrades were made to Manning’s new supporting cast with the signing of tight ends Jacob Tamme (Indianapolis) and Joel Dreessen (Houston) as well as wide receiver Andre Caldwell (Cincinnati).

Significant losses: "Tebow Time" expired in Denver when the Colts acquired Manning. The Broncos acquired a fourth-round pick as part of the trade that sent Tim Tebow to the New York Jets. Denver couldn’t retain defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, who signed a five-year, $25 million contract with New Orleans.

Top draft need: Defensive tackle must be addressed early, but the Broncos also may be looking to draft a cornerback. Andre Goodman was released last week and Champ Bailey will be 34 years old this season.

Analysis: The Broncos brilliantly courted the most attractive quarterback ever to hit the free-agent market while also finding a way out of the Tebow quagmire. Denver now must hope that Manning isn’t damaged goods from four neck procedures within a two-year span.

Grade: A+

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/afc-free-agency-report-card-041512

TonyR
04-17-2012, 05:59 AM
OFFSEASON WINNERS

1. Denver Broncos: The dual move of a playoff team gaining a future Hall of Fame quarterback (Peyton Manning) and ridding itself of a giant question mark (Tim Tebow) was brilliant on its own. However, getting cornerback Tracy Porter, tight end Jacob Tamme, defensive tackle Justin Bannan and wide receiver Andre Caldwell solidify an impressive offseason of work. There have been a couple of losses, such as Brodrick Bunkley and Andre' Goodman, but those are tolerable.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--lingering-nfl-offseason-issues--best-available-free-agents-and-winners-losers.html

TonyR
04-17-2012, 06:40 AM
Best remaining FA's:

1. RB Cedric Benson: Benson posted his third straight 1,000-yard rushing season last year, proving to be durable after injury problems and rumors about his toughness emerged early in his career. Although all running backs wear out, Benson's late emergence indicates he appears to have time on the clock.

2. DE Andre Carter: He had 10 sacks in 14 games before a quad injury knocked him out for the rest of the season. Carter's career has been up and down, but anybody who's capable of double-digit sacks will be working if he wants to.

3. OT Marcus McNeill: McNeill is only 28, so he still has plenty of time to resurrect his once-promising career. Injuries have cost him a lot of his range and he was never the toughest guy, but the potential is there.

4. WR Plaxico Burress: Forty-five receptions, 13.6 yards per catch and eight touchdowns were good numbers for a guy coming back after two years out of the game, particularly with Mark Sanchez as his quarterback. If Randy Moss produces those kinds of numbers this season, the 49ers will be happy. Burress can still play, he's just not going to make a lot.

5. WR Legedu Naanee: He has never really emerged as the possession receiver so many coaches believed he could become, but he had a respectable 44 catches last season with Carolina. He's tough and has solid hands.


More here:
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--lingering-nfl-offseason-issues--best-available-free-agents-and-winners-losers.html

DBroncos4life
04-17-2012, 07:47 AM
I can always tell when a TonyR thread is lacking Tebow because of the lack of replies lol.

Tombstone RJ
04-17-2012, 07:52 AM
good stuff TonyR, thanks!

TonyR
04-17-2012, 07:52 AM
I can always tell when a TonyR thread is lacking Tebow because of the lack of replies lol.

Funny how that works, isn't it? The Zombies complain about the Tebow posts and threads but only respond to them and in them. So even though we shouldn't talk about Tebow (and should never be critical of him) that's clearly all they really want to talk about.

jhns
04-17-2012, 07:56 AM
Funny how that works, isn't it? The Zombies complain about the Tebow posts and threads but only respond to them and in them. So even though we shouldn't talk about Tebow (and should never be critical of him) that's clearly all they really want to talk about.

I just went through a few threads that are active on the main page. None of them are talking about Tebow... You just continually dig up the worst articles. You are an idiot.

I agree though. Tebow was the biggest loss this offseason. Good find tony!

ward63
04-17-2012, 08:59 AM
Naanee would be nice to bring in for a look

bfoflcommish
04-17-2012, 09:05 AM
Naanee would be nice to bring in for a look

He signed with Dolphins this morning

Drunken.Broncoholic
04-17-2012, 09:13 AM
I'll take the grade. Alex Marvez is addicted to Sizzler's buffets and is a bozo but i gotta agree

Rohirrim
04-17-2012, 09:14 AM
OFFSEASON WINNERS

1. Denver Broncos: The dual move of a playoff team gaining a future Hall of Fame quarterback (Peyton Manning) and ridding itself of a giant question mark (Tim Tebow) was brilliant on its own. However, getting cornerback Tracy Porter, tight end Jacob Tamme, defensive tackle Justin Bannan and wide receiver Andre Caldwell solidify an impressive offseason of work. There have been a couple of losses, such as Brodrick Bunkley and Andre' Goodman, but those are tolerable.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--lingering-nfl-offseason-issues--best-available-free-agents-and-winners-losers.html

No love for Mike Adams? IMO, he's going to be an important piece of the puzzle.

Bronco Rob
04-17-2012, 09:53 AM
Best remaining FA's:

5. WR Legedu Naanee: He has never really emerged as the possession receiver so many coaches believed he could become, but he had a respectable 44 catches last season with Carolina. He's tough and has solid hands.



WR Legedu Naanee signed a 1-year deal to join the Miami Dolphins.





:sunshine:

bronco militia
04-17-2012, 10:06 AM
yawn.....offseason grades are for Chiefs fans

bendog
04-17-2012, 10:27 AM
OK, lose head coach, check.

Lose GM, check.

Fail to sign Brees longterm and free up cap to sign Nicks, check.

Lose Nicks, check.

Lose Meachem, check.

Overpay for Bunkley and cut Franklin and Rodgers, check

Rock on.

And they gave the saints a C?

LonghornBronco
04-17-2012, 10:55 AM
I like Benson. Maybe two old guys = one full season?

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
04-17-2012, 11:04 AM
Best remaining FA's:

1. RB Cedric Benson: Benson posted his third straight 1,000-yard rushing season last year, proving to be durable after injury problems and rumors about his toughness emerged early in his career. Although all running backs wear out, Benson's late emergence indicates he appears to have time on the clock.

2. DE Andre Carter: He had 10 sacks in 14 games before a quad injury knocked him out for the rest of the season. Carter's career has been up and down, but anybody who's capable of double-digit sacks will be working if he wants to.

3. OT Marcus McNeill: McNeill is only 28, so he still has plenty of time to resurrect his once-promising career. Injuries have cost him a lot of his range and he was never the toughest guy, but the potential is there.

4. WR Plaxico Burress: Forty-five receptions, 13.6 yards per catch and eight touchdowns were good numbers for a guy coming back after two years out of the game, particularly with Mark Sanchez as his quarterback. If Randy Moss produces those kinds of numbers this season, the 49ers will be happy. Burress can still play, he's just not going to make a lot.

5. WR Legedu Naanee: He has never really emerged as the possession receiver so many coaches believed he could become, but he had a respectable 44 catches last season with Carolina. He's tough and has solid hands.


More here:
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--lingering-nfl-offseason-issues--best-available-free-agents-and-winners-losers.html
Did Carter play in the 34 or 43?

bendog
04-17-2012, 11:18 AM
I'll be really surprised if they add anything more than a DT like Franklin with a one year deal for around a million at most with little guarantee.

LRtagger
04-17-2012, 11:25 AM
He signed with Dolphins this morning

Their forum must have posted the information before ours. Way to be behind TonyR

TonyR
04-17-2012, 11:38 AM
Their forum must have posted the information before ours. Way to be behind TonyR

It's all Bronco Rob's fault! He was late posting this stuff today! Bronco Rob and his damn snooze bar...

Bronco Rob
04-17-2012, 11:42 AM
It's all Bronco Rob's fault! He was late posting this stuff today! Bronco Rob and his damn snooze bar...




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