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TheElusiveKyleOrton
08-06-2012, 01:14 PM
per Schefter Tweet

@AdamSchefter: #Broncos plan to sign former Cowboys and Falcons LB Keith Brooking. #BroncosTC

Requiem
08-06-2012, 01:15 PM
Keith Brooking was 39 years old when I was in 12th grade. That was like 8 years ago. WTF.

JLesSPE
08-06-2012, 01:15 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/06/keith-brooking-lands-with-broncos/

His rookie year he was with the Falcons when they lost to the Broncos. Dude is old

baja
08-06-2012, 01:15 PM
There is no plan 'B'.

Requiem
08-06-2012, 01:17 PM
This isn't 2004-5. WTF ARE WE DOING!?

MABroncoFan
08-06-2012, 01:17 PM
They could use a veteran backup at LB, whether they signed Brooking or whoever, at least until DJ returns.

crowebomber
08-06-2012, 01:19 PM
I hope we didn't pay much. Dude turns 37 this year and his production was crap last year.

bronco militia
08-06-2012, 01:19 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/06/keith-brooking-lands-with-broncos/

His rookie year he was with the Falcons when they lost to the Broncos. Dude is old

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/1207/espn_ap_elway_trophy1_600.jpg

DBroncos4life
08-06-2012, 01:19 PM
A vet leader for our LBs since DJ won't be around much.

Requiem
08-06-2012, 01:21 PM
Someone give Dan Neil and Tom Nalen a call.

RhymesayersDU
08-06-2012, 01:21 PM
Bring him in for a look.

Kaylore
08-06-2012, 01:21 PM
He's so freaking old! This is an indictment of our linebackers if true...

Traveler
08-06-2012, 01:21 PM
Is Brooking a MLB or OLB?

Ray Finkle
08-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Camp fodder.....

DBroncos4life
08-06-2012, 01:28 PM
Didn't someone say Denver was running some 3-4 fronts?

razorwire77
08-06-2012, 01:28 PM
He's so freaking old! This is an indictment of our linebackers if true...

Total indictment. So is the idea to have him provide depth at Mike, or what? Is Irving even getting reps at middle lb in camp?

Garcia Bronco
08-06-2012, 01:32 PM
37 isn't old, dicks. :P

SonOfLe-loLang
08-06-2012, 01:42 PM
oof, why

baja
08-06-2012, 01:44 PM
How old is Ray Lewis?

That's right 37

TheElusiveKyleOrton
08-06-2012, 01:44 PM
Depth, and knowledge. Not a bad guy, depending on his cost.

baja
08-06-2012, 01:45 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Lewis

Requiem
08-06-2012, 01:46 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Lewis

Lewis still banging hammers. Brooking was awesome 7 years ago.

DarkHorse30
08-06-2012, 01:48 PM
me no likee. This reminds me of brownco

pricejj
08-06-2012, 01:50 PM
Awesome. Glad to see the veteran presence in the LB corps. The Broncos can't afford to let this thing fall apart in the first 6 games from crappy LB play. Meet your new backup MLB. He can get Woodyard, Mays, and Miller on another level mentally...perfect.

DivineLegion
08-06-2012, 01:52 PM
Total indictment. So is the idea to have him provide depth at Mike, or what? Is Irving even getting reps at middle lb in camp?

They moved Nate to WLB as WWIIIs backup. Mike Mohamed is the backup Mike.

Requiem
08-06-2012, 01:53 PM
Awesome. Glad to see the veteran presence in the LB corps. The Broncos can't afford to let this thing fall apart in the first 6 games from crappy LB play. Meet your new backup MLB. He can get Woodyard, Mays, and Miller on another level mentally...perfect.

keith brooking should be hanging out at aarp and filing for sociel securaty.

pricejj
08-06-2012, 01:53 PM
They moved Nate to

SOLB

Irving will never see the field...

Requiem
08-06-2012, 01:54 PM
nate irving. . . another great draft pick.

nice. lets draft a dude in the third round who got his leg crushed in an accident.

!!!! brillIAnt!

pricejj
08-06-2012, 01:56 PM
keith brooking should be hanging out at aarp and filing for sociel securaty.

Who would you rather have psyching up the starting LB corps? 5x Pro Bowler, emotional leader, veteran Keith Brooking...or a bunch of know nothing rookies and 2nd year players with nothing but a dumb look on their face?

Requiem
08-06-2012, 01:57 PM
Who would you rather have psyching up the starting LB corps? 5x Pro Bowler, emotional leader, veteran Keith Brooking...or a bunch of know nothing rookies and 2nd year players with nothing but a dumb look on their face?

i would rather derek wolfe supply a ton of meth to the locker room and bring in romanowski to show these dudes what using needlse is all about. OK/.

pricejj
08-06-2012, 01:58 PM
nate irving. . . another great draft pick.

nice. lets draft a dude in the third round who got his leg crushed in an accident.

!!!! brillIAnt!

... but Parcell's said he was a 1st rounder! It was a deal Xanders could not refuse.

DivineLegion
08-06-2012, 02:00 PM
SOLB

Irving will never see the field...

Good call...thanks depth chart.


I thought I read about Nate playing second strong Will, it seems I was wrong.

Bronco Yoda
08-06-2012, 02:01 PM
We needed this type of veteran LB play for the first half of the season. Our schedule isn't going to allow us to slowly get our **** together this season.

pricejj
08-06-2012, 02:02 PM
i would rather derek wolfe supply a ton of meth to the locker room and bring in romanowski to show these dudes what using needlse is all about. OK/.

I believe we have enough experience with goat urine already, thank you.

DivineLegion
08-06-2012, 02:02 PM
... but Parcell's said he was a 1st rounder! It was a deal Xanders could not refuse.

A little early to be giving up on The kid isn't it? This is the beginning of his second year in the NFL, and he was a third round pick. Are you going to give up on Oz if hes not starting next season? What about Ronnie Hillman?

SouthStndJunkie
08-06-2012, 02:06 PM
The signing doesn't bother me, nor does it particularly excite me.

The defense could use an old mean white dude.

Throw him in the rotation and put him in situations that still fit his declining skill set.

The Patriots have been doing the same thing for a long time with savvy veteran defensive players.

pricejj
08-06-2012, 02:06 PM
i would rather derek wolfe supply a ton of meth to the locker room and bring in romanowski to show these dudes what using needlse is all about. OK/.

Oh, and you were right about Trevathan. Not saying he can't play, but dude looks like nappy dread Urkel in tight pants.

cmhargrove
08-06-2012, 02:10 PM
He's a tough, "lunch pail" kind of guy.

I mean like my Star Wars lunch pail. It's really old.

pricejj
08-06-2012, 02:15 PM
A little early to be giving up on The kid isn't it? This is the beginning of his second year in the NFL, and he was a third round pick. Are you going to give up on Oz if hes not starting next season? What about Ronnie Hillman?

1. I am not giving up on him. I'm sure he'll be a quality backup to Von, for many years to come. However, he was a wasted draft-pick. We still need to draft a good MLB.

2. Osweiler was drafted to develop behind Manning for 3 years down the line...
3. Hillman will see the field a lot this year, and will play the role he was drafted for.

Nwp-Apap
08-06-2012, 02:18 PM
Too many people in here trying too hard to be funny. Any failing.

DivineLegion
08-06-2012, 02:22 PM
1. I am not giving up on him. I'm sure he'll be a quality backup to Von, for many years to come. However, he was a wasted draft-pick. We still need to draft a good MLB.

2. Osweiler was drafted to develop behind Manning for 3 years down the line...
3. Hillman will see the field a lot this year, and will play the role he was drafted for.

So you don't think that Nate will ever have a chance to start because he's slotted as the backup to Von Miller in training camp after 365 days as an NFL player (Lockout last season puts the start of training camp this week or last week)? Look I understand you had high expectations, but I don't think the kid is going to be a career backup because hes not starting in his second year. That notion is rather harsh.

bronco militia
08-06-2012, 02:22 PM
He's a tough, "lunch pail" kind of guy.

I mean like my Star Wars lunch pail. It's really old.

LOL

Requiem
08-06-2012, 02:35 PM
Oh, and you were right about Trevathan. Not saying he can't play, but dude looks like nappy dread Urkel in tight pants.

what was i rite about?

Gutless Drunk
08-06-2012, 02:40 PM
Al Wilson is a year younger. I wonder how his neck is?

NFLBRONCO
08-06-2012, 02:41 PM
I'd rather call Gradishar and see if he'll play this year.

pricejj
08-06-2012, 02:42 PM
So you don't think that Nate will ever have a chance to start because he's slotted as the backup to Von Miller in training camp after 365 days as an NFL player (Lockout last season puts the start of training camp this week or last week)? Look I understand you had high expectations, but I don't think the kid is going to be a career backup because hes not starting in his second year. That notion is rather harsh.

I didn't have any high expectations for Irving. You can tell from his college game tape that he whiffs a lot. The steel rod in his leg doesn't help. Irving can't play WLB (because he's too slow), and isn't a good fit at MLB (for various reasons). The fact that Mohamed is backup MLB and Irving is not, says a lot. If Irving ever starts, it will be because Miller is hurt, and that is not good.

Ironlung
08-06-2012, 02:45 PM
why bother?

pricejj
08-06-2012, 02:47 PM
what was i rite about?

I stretched/speculated that Trevathan might be able to play MLB a few months ago...I saw him at the scrimmage from afar. The dude is too freaking small. He has a slender/smallish frame.

JakeZ01
08-06-2012, 02:56 PM
I don't like this signing. he doesn't even have neck injuries.

Bmore Manning
08-06-2012, 03:28 PM
This is why I suggested a quality signing like David Hawthorne... It was either Brooking or Gary Brackett at this point..

DBroncos4life
08-06-2012, 03:28 PM
I stretched/speculated that Trevathan might be able to play MLB a few months ago...I saw him at the scrimmage from afar. The dude is too freaking small. He has a slender/smallish frame.

That was me LOL PS you said he was the same size as Al ****ing Wilson.

pricejj
08-06-2012, 03:35 PM
That was me LOL PS you said he was the same size as Al ****ing Wilson.

Yeah, well, I hoped. :sunshine:

I wonder if Brooking replaces Mays in Nickle situations (and not Trevathan)?...

Is it just me, or is it going to be weird seeing WWIII on the field at all times on Defense. Hope he's ready.

DBroncos4life
08-06-2012, 03:52 PM
Yeah, well, I hoped. :sunshine:

I wonder if Brooking replaces Mays in Nickle situations (and not Trevathan)?...

Is it just me, or is it going to be weird seeing WWIII on the field at all times on Defense. Hope he's ready.

Right now I see Brooking as a leader of a bunch of young LBs. I doubt he gets much playing time. I mean what can DJ or Mays really teach at this point?

Lestat
08-06-2012, 04:18 PM
37 isn't old, *****. :P

unless you're a HOF type of player, in football 37 is Jurassic.

Jekyll15Hyde
08-06-2012, 04:39 PM
He's so freaking old! This is an indictment of our linebackers if true...

but you already knew that (outside of Von anyway)

Jekyll15Hyde
08-06-2012, 04:41 PM
The signing doesn't bother me, nor does it particularly excite me.

The defense could use an old mean white dude.

Throw him in the rotation and put him in situations that still fit his declining skill set.

The Patriots have been doing the same thing for a long time with savvy veteran defensive players.

This sums up exactly how I feel about it.

pricejj
08-06-2012, 04:46 PM
Right now I see Brooking as a leader of a bunch of young LBs. I doubt he gets much playing time. I mean what can DJ or Mays really teach at this point?

Yeah, that's what I see too...but I think Trevathan might have just lost his nickle LB job. Mohamed gets practice squaded again. I don't think we just signed Brooking to be a rah rah guy.

ColoradoDarin
08-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Is Brooking a MLB or OLB?

I read OLB as Old Linebacker and had to do a 2nd take.

FireFly
08-06-2012, 05:26 PM
I thought he retired!?

Jay3
08-06-2012, 05:27 PM
Georgia Tech! Whoot!

(It makes me feel old when guys who came way after me are derided as being old coots).

errand
08-06-2012, 05:40 PM
How old is Ray Lewis?

That's right 37

Yeah, but we're talking about Keith Brooking...not Ray Lewis.

Having said that if he can play at a high enough level...why not?

UberBroncoMan
08-06-2012, 05:43 PM
He kind of reminds me of Bill Romanowski.

Bacchus
08-06-2012, 06:10 PM
He's so freaking old! This is an indictment of our linebackers if true...

I would like this signing. Brooking has played with the Cowboys the last few years and has played well. Bring him in for a look. Denver's LBers are the weakness of the team. Brookings could really help.

Hamrob
08-06-2012, 06:31 PM
Good for the locker room....not the field!

I can't believe we couldn't find a better overall solution in the offseason...then this.

extralife
08-06-2012, 06:35 PM
it's not a bad move, we have a lot of young guys that could benefit from the coaching of a guy with recent experience in the game

wait--we're bringing him in as a <i>player</i>?

Agamemnon
08-06-2012, 06:45 PM
He's so freaking old! This is an indictment of our linebackers if true...

Did we really need an "indictment" to know our linebacking corps is garbage? We have a pass-rush specialist playing at a position where gritty, run stuffers usually play. We have a MLB that is slower than some DT's. And we have a brain-dead WLB who is going to miss six games at minimum, and who is only moderately decent when juicing apparently.

We are going to struggle all season long at the position. The writing is on the wall.

Hamrob
08-06-2012, 06:46 PM
Who would you rather have psyching up the starting LB corps? 5x Pro Bowler, emotional leader, veteran Keith Brooking...or a bunch of know nothing rookies and 2nd year players with nothing but a dumb look on their face?Are you recommending us bring Butkus out of retirement?:strong:

baja
08-06-2012, 07:07 PM
it's not a bad move, we have a lot of young guys that could benefit from the coaching of a guy with recent experience in the game

wait--we're bringing him in as a <i>player</i>?


Every time a vet gets signed everyone says - oh he'll be a great coach well guess what that job description is already filled.

DivineLegion
08-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Consider this:

Among the broncos three projected starting Linebackers there is a grand total of 2 years starting experience. Both of those years came last season with Von Miller and Joe Mays starting. Wesley Woodyard has been a career back up to this point, Joe Mays has been a developmental/project player, and Von Miller is entering his second year in the NFL. Backing all three of those linebackers are two second year players with fewer than 20 snaps a piece, and a rookie.

Now do you see why this makes sense?

Jekyll15Hyde
08-06-2012, 07:42 PM
This is why I suggested a quality signing like David Hawthorne... It was either Brooking or Gary Brackett at this point..

I also was really hoping for Hawthorne as well. I was even more disappointed when he signed such a cap friendly contract.

baja
08-06-2012, 08:09 PM
The fact that we need to sign a guy like Brooking half way into training camp is not a good sigh to me.

Tombstone RJ
08-06-2012, 08:23 PM
A vet leader for our LBs since DJ won't be around much.

last time I checked Mays is a vet, but I could be wrong...

Tombstone RJ
08-06-2012, 08:28 PM
Consider this:

Among the broncos three projected starting Linebackers there is a grand total of 2 years starting experience. Both of those years came last season with Von Miller and Joe Mays starting. Wesley Woodyard has been a career back up to this point, Joe Mays has been a developmental/project player, and Von Miller is entering his second year in the NFL. Backing all three of those linebackers are two second year players with fewer than 20 snaps a piece, and a rookie.

Now do you see why this makes sense?

not really. Mays is not exactly a green horn. Dude has been around awhile. The Broncos have known that DJ will be out for six games yet they did nothing about it until now?

Meh, I don't get it. The Broncos have vet leadership on the defense, they don't need to bring in another guy just for more "leadership." IMHO, it does not speak well of the vets already on the defense.

DBroncos4life
08-06-2012, 08:28 PM
last time I checked Mays is a vet, but I could be wrong...
Last time I checked he is like a one year starter. He has started a couple more games then Von Miller.

Tombstone RJ
08-06-2012, 08:34 PM
Last time I checked he is like a one year starter. He has started less games then Von Miller.

The Broncos signed him for a least one more year, and regardless, he's a vet and the MLBer. There's simply no reason to bring in Brookings unless Mays and Woodyard simply suck.

Tombstone RJ
08-06-2012, 08:36 PM
hell, Von Miller should step up and be the defacto "leader" of the LBers for goodness sake. I mean, really? Really? Von is not ready to lead?

hmm...

Jekyll15Hyde
08-06-2012, 08:40 PM
The Broncos signed him for a least one more year, and regardless, he's a vet and the MLBer. There's simply no reason to bring in Brookings unless Mays and Woodyard simply suck.

As a total package, Mays isnt that far from suckage land

Bmore Manning
08-06-2012, 08:41 PM
I also was really hoping for Hawthorne as well. I was even more disappointed when he signed such a cap friendly contract.

I knew he would, I posted a FA article, asked for another Safety and LB, ironically I was called out and it was the two most recent acquisitions and I suggested it 2 months ago. I really like Brooking as a mentor and leader, and think he's an ok spot duty player, plus he's hungry for a ring...
But I would have preferred Hawthorne from the start! He's an unknown stud, I'll take Grant from the 49ers next offseason. That's another unknown stud!

Tombstone RJ
08-06-2012, 08:45 PM
As a total package, Mays isnt that far from suckage land

In reality, I don't think this speaks well of Irving of all people. Yes, the Broncos signed Mays for basically 1 year at $4m but I always contended it was with the hope that Irving would eventually supplant Mays.

Well, maybe not.

What about Steven Johnson? I wonder if he will step in as a "leader" and perhaps eventally start at MLBer...

yah, that might be a pipe dream too.

Turd_Ferguson
08-06-2012, 08:49 PM
Everyone acts like they just signed Brookings to a 50 million dollar ten year deal... Christ they are weak at middle linebacker... Why not sign him as long as the price is right...

razorwire77
08-06-2012, 08:54 PM
Everyone acts like they just signed Brookings to a 50 million dollar ten year deal... Christ they are weak at middle linebacker... Why not sign him as long as the price is right...

I don't think it so much the signing per say, but what it says about the LB corp as a whole. They extended Mays, drafted Irving and yet in the middle of TC they are signing a 67-year-old shot LB with money problems. Not exactly a ringing endorsement. It's sort of like what Seattle is saying about their WR corp when they signed TO.

Tombstone RJ
08-06-2012, 08:55 PM
Everyone acts like they just signed Brookings to a 50 million dollar ten year deal... Christ they are weak at middle linebacker... Why not sign him as long as the price is right...

I gotta think that this is a Del Rio decision. If there's one thing Brookings will bring its passion.

baja
08-06-2012, 08:56 PM
We got Mays from Philly. I think he was a third round pick of theirs. McD got him I believe.

He was sought by at least three other teams when we extended him this year.

GreatBronco16
08-06-2012, 09:33 PM
Am I too late for the 'He'll break off 2k in this system'?

ChampJesusBailey
08-06-2012, 09:38 PM
I live in N Texas and see the Cowboys play a lot.

Brooking is beyond terrible. Should have retired years ago. He can't cover anyone or tackle anymore.

cutthemdown
08-06-2012, 09:39 PM
The site down on Mays but he has gotten a tad better. Still whiffs too much but he does have a great motor.

DJ going to miss time but I think Woodyard can fill in.

Brooking I just don't see playing a lot even if he makes the team.

DenverBrit
08-06-2012, 09:54 PM
Intensity!!

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/k9jAAgiY5as?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Beantown Bronco
08-07-2012, 05:40 AM
I gotta think that this is a Del Rio decision. If there's one thing Brookings will bring its passion.

But will he bring the ball and the juice?

Dos Rios
08-07-2012, 05:50 AM
The fact that we need to sign a guy like Brooking half way into training camp is not a good sigh to me.

Agreed. I read it as a sign that the coaches hoped to see something more by this point out of Irving, Mohammed and/or the rookies. They knew where they stood on Miller, Mays, and Woodyard at the start of camp.

socalorado
08-07-2012, 06:02 AM
This is not a good sign. I am also suprised i have not heard more from the guys doing camp reports about how bad the new guys look at MLB.
DEN should have spent some coin on Dan Connor in FA and simply fixed this mess.
Instead DAL has Connor, and DEN is stuck with the crap they dumped for him.
Oh, and they gave Joe Mays a bunch of $$. Great.

Ray Finkle
08-07-2012, 06:06 AM
This is not a good sign. I am also suprised i have not heard more from the guys doing camp reports about how bad the new guys look at MLB.
DEN should have spent some coin on Dan Connor in FA and simply fixed this mess.
Instead DAL has Connor, and DEN is stuck with the crap they dumped for him.
Oh, and they gave Joe Mays a bunch of $$. Great.

Brookings is a WLB in a 4-3....

socalorado
08-07-2012, 06:11 AM
Brookings is a WLB in a 4-3....

Brookings isnt anything in any defense.
This isnt a good sign.

TonyR
08-07-2012, 06:13 AM
This is why I suggested a quality signing like David Hawthorne... It was either Brooking or Gary Brackett at this point..

I also thought London Fletcher was worth a look. Another older guy but one who's been healthy and productive.

Bacchus
08-07-2012, 06:20 AM
The Broncos signed him for a least one more year, and regardless, he's a vet and the MLBer. There's simply no reason to bring in Brookings unless Mays and Woodyard simply suck.

Brookings is 6'2" 245 lbs quite a bit bigger than Woodyard. All they want Brooking for is to be a first down run stopper. After that Woodyard will come in. They won't over expose Brooking and this will keep a smaller LB like Woodyard from a lot of punishment he might not be able to withstand playing a full season.

Bacchus
08-07-2012, 06:20 AM
I also thought London Fletcher was worth a look. Another older guy but one who's been healthy and productive.

He re-signed with the Redkins I'm pretty sure.

TonyR
08-07-2012, 06:30 AM
He re-signed with the Redkins I'm pretty sure.

Yes, he did. But he was a UFA for quite a while before they got a deal done with him.

Bacchus
08-07-2012, 06:42 AM
Yes, he did. But he was a UFA for quite a while before they got a deal done with him.

Yes, but no team was going to pay more for Fletcher than the Redskins. Plus he wanted to stay there.

TonyR
08-07-2012, 06:45 AM
Yes, but no team was going to pay more for Fletcher than the Redskins. Plus he wanted to stay there.

You're probably right, but never underestimate the PMFM effect!

Ray Finkle
08-07-2012, 06:50 AM
Brookings isnt anything in any defense.
This isnt a good sign.

he's most likely camp fodder....didn't sign a large contract....picture him a LB version of Stokley.

baja
08-07-2012, 07:00 AM
he's most likely camp fodder....didn't sign a large contract....picture him a LB version of Stokley.

Stokley is going to make the team and play a lot

Ray Finkle
08-07-2012, 07:02 AM
Stokley is going to make the team and play a lot

we'll see. He's hasn't been healthy the last few years. I doubt he's making through the season without an injury.

He was first and foremost brought in to work with the WR's and get them on page with PMFM. Brookings can be seen as the same but for the LB's who haven't had a veteran leader since Big Al.

Requiem
08-07-2012, 08:44 AM
I stretched/speculated that Trevathan might be able to play MLB a few months ago...I saw him at the scrimmage from afar. The dude is too freaking small. He has a slender/smallish frame.

I told you he was small. . .

Natedogg
08-07-2012, 09:17 AM
Anyone remember the game (I think it was it was a Broncos game--maybe on Thanksgiving) Where he was doing his pre game hype thing and said something along the lines of "We got a situation here. Someone just broke into your house and is about to rape your wife... What are we gonna do??!!" Or something really similar to that. I just about spit out my milk when he said that.

baja
08-07-2012, 09:31 AM
we'll see. He's hasn't been healthy the last few years. I doubt he's making through the season without an injury.

He was first and foremost brought in to work with the WR's and get them on page with PMFM. Brookings can be seen as the same but for the LB's who haven't had a veteran leader since Big Al.

That's what I first thought too (help receivers adjust to Manning's ways) but he has been tearing it up in camp according to the reports. Looks like he makes the team but like you say, "We'll see"

broncosteven
08-07-2012, 09:42 AM
He's so freaking old! This is an indictment of our linebackers if true...

Sadly I think our LB's are that bad minus DJ, even with DJ we are thin, Woodyard is just a depth guy who has a couple nice plays in him a game but he is not consistent enough to be a starter.

I would take an old slow crafty LB who can keep the D in games during the early part of the season until DJ gets back. Even then he would still be better than Mays.

Ray Finkle
08-07-2012, 10:13 AM
That's what I first thought too (help receivers adjust to Manning's ways) but he has been tearing it up in camp according to the reports. Looks like he makes the team but like you say, "We'll see"

It's the start of camp, no games have been played. If is still playing at a high level and healthy at the end of camp, he'll make the team. If not, he'll teach the WR's on Manning's ways.

DENVERDUI55
08-07-2012, 10:21 AM
Might as well just send DJ packing and move on from that bum. This signing is sad when we had a guy like David Hawthorne there in FA.

DBroncos4life
08-07-2012, 10:34 AM
Pretty sure Mays didn't even call the plays. Wasn't that DJs job?

baja
08-07-2012, 10:45 AM
Pretty sure Mays didn't even call the plays. Wasn't that DJs job?


Who is dumber DJ or Mays?

HorseHead
08-07-2012, 10:46 AM
Was Jesse Tuggle not available?

DBroncos4life
08-07-2012, 10:49 AM
Who is dumber DJ or Mays?

They both are terrible Vet leaders.

DENVERDUI55
08-07-2012, 11:22 AM
Hopefully there is a disgruntled LB somewhere that we could trade for by end of preseason.

BroncoBen
08-07-2012, 12:10 PM
Hopefully there is a disgruntled LB somewhere that we could trade for by end of preseason.

Nah, I think it was a good move to sign Brooking. He brings leadership and fire to defense, chances are he comes in on key-plays to help make a defensive stop.

DJ comes back after his suspension, takes a couple of games to get in football shape.. then the Broncos have him for the 2nd half of the season.

BroncoBen
08-07-2012, 12:20 PM
Hopefully there is a disgruntled LB somewhere that we could trade for by end of preseason.

Nah, I think it was a good move to sign Brooking. He brings leadership and fire to defense, chances are he comes in on key-plays to help make a defensive stop.

DJ comes back after his suspension, takes a couple of games to get in football shape.. then the Broncos have him for the 2nd half of the season.

Traveler
08-07-2012, 12:42 PM
Sadly I think our LB's are that bad minus DJ, even with DJ we are thin, Woodyard is just a depth guy who has a couple nice plays in him a game but he is not consistent enough to be a starter.

I would take an old slow crafty LB who can keep the D in games during the early part of the season until DJ gets back. Even then he would still be better than Mays.

I would rather have the McClain kid from BAL. Can't remember what happened when he visited earlier this year.

TonyR
08-07-2012, 12:50 PM
I would rather have the McClain kid from BAL. Can't remember what happened when he visited earlier this year.

IIRC it was mostly a case of his wanting to stay in Baltimore and them making it work so he could.

baja
08-07-2012, 12:53 PM
Nah, I think it was a good move to sign Brooking. He brings leadership and fire to defense, chances are he comes in on key-plays to help make a defensive stop.

DJ comes back after his suspension, takes a couple of games to get in football shape.. then the Broncos have him for the 2nd half of the season.

with an avatar like I hope you do even more duplicate posts.

Bacchus
08-07-2012, 02:39 PM
he's most likely camp fodder....didn't sign a large contract....picture him a LB version of Stokley.

Stokley is making the final roster so how is he camp fodder?

Ray Finkle
08-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Stokley is making the final roster so how is he camp fodder?

The guy hasn't completed a season in a few years and you still think he's a lock to go unhurt?

SonOfLe-loLang
08-07-2012, 03:47 PM
Stokley is making the final roster so how is he camp fodder?

Not to mention, you dont sign ex-pro bowlers to be "camp fodder." You sign whoever that receiver they recently signed when Decker and Goodwin got hurt as camp fodder.

Bacchus
08-07-2012, 04:29 PM
The guy hasn't completed a season in a few years and you still think he's a lock to go unhurt?

Where did I say he was a lock to go unhurt? I said tht your assessment that he is camp fodder was wrong because as of right now he is #3 on the depth chart and pretty much everybody assumes he will make the team. That is not camp fodder. Camp Fodder is the new WR guy they brought in because of injuries. That guy is camp fodder.

Bacchus
08-07-2012, 04:30 PM
Not to mention, you dont sign ex-pro bowlers to be "camp fodder." You sign whoever that receiver they recently signed when Decker and Goodwin got hurt as camp fodder.

HAHA I stated the same thing... funny.

lonestar
08-07-2012, 04:41 PM
They both are terrible Vet leaders.

and just exactly how do you know this?

Drunken.Broncoholic
08-07-2012, 04:46 PM
and just exactly how do you know this?

Well for one a vet leader doesn't bring animal piss to a drug test.

lonestar
08-07-2012, 04:52 PM
Sadly I think our LB's are that bad minus DJ, even with DJ we are thin, Woodyard is just a depth guy who has a couple nice plays in him a game but he is not consistent enough to be a starter.

I would take an old slow crafty LB who can keep the D in games during the early part of the season until DJ gets back. Even then he would still be better than Mays.

Have you even seen the stats between WW and DJ.. When I see posts like this I have to wonder if some of you know your ass from a hole in the ground..


Season Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
G GS Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2011 DEN 15 7 97 67 30 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2011 DEN 13 13 90 70 20 5.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1



other than the sacks they look the same to me with WW starting 6 fewer games..

sorry but if you do not pay attention to the real world shut the hell up..
FWIW DJ has had 2 count them TWO full 16 game season in the 8 years he has been here..

If DJ had a record of stuffing plays at the LOS then I'd say great pay him.. BUT most of his tackles are after the RB has made the first down.. HE is not a difference maker..

lonestar
08-07-2012, 04:55 PM
Well for one a vet leader doesn't bring animal piss to a drug test.

make that THREE times.. But I was really talking about WW.. we all know that DJ is an moron..

hell when they tried him at MLB they stopped him from call playing because he was to dumb to repeat the call when it was called into him.. and forget him making a change in coverage ..

cut the schumk and let some young buck try it out there should be little if NO drop off in play making..

baja
08-07-2012, 04:56 PM
Just wanted to see if I could do it.




http://www.orangemane.com/BB/member.php?u=3416


BroncoBen's avatar.

missingnumber7
08-07-2012, 05:05 PM
I love all the Mays haters on the this board. DJ had the potential to be a great LB when he came into the league and got pooped on by being moved around and having to change positions. He has proven that you can flip a coin as to weather he will have a good game or not, and has proven that he is a liability during the off season.


Mays has had nothing but great things said about him by coaching staff since he came here and has been met with nothing but get rid of him, and draft someone else. Joe is a leader, and has been since he was in college. He knows what it takes to be a winner and there is a reason that Dawkins loved playing behind him.

Drunken.Broncoholic
08-07-2012, 05:22 PM
I love all the Mays haters on the this board. DJ had the potential to be a great LB when he came into the league and got pooped on by being moved around and having to change positions. He has proven that you can flip a coin as to weather he will have a good game or not, and has proven that he is a liability during the off season.


Mays has had nothing but great things said about him by coaching staff since he came here and has been met with nothing but get rid of him, and draft someone else. Joe is a leader, and has been since he was in college. He knows what it takes to be a winner and there is a reason that Dawkins loved playing behind him.


That's great and all, but how is he in pass coverage. He knows he missed too many tackles. He even told us.

lonestar
08-07-2012, 05:42 PM
That's great and all, but how is he in pass coverage. He knows he missed too many tackles. He even told us.

just maybe he will work on that this year since he has an all time great as a DC..

I doubt they gave him a raise/new contract without spelling out what they expect..

missingnumber7
08-07-2012, 05:45 PM
That's great and all, but how is he in pass coverage. He knows he missed too many tackles. He even told us.

His pass coverage has always been his weakness...not why they brought him here...they brought him here to stop the run, and I would love to have the opportunity to go through the tape and compare the tackles joe missed with the tackles DJ missed. Yes Joe missed tackles in the Pittsburgh game and thats huge. But he was solid against the run all year...and the games he didn't start were because of the passing situations, thats what intrigues me about the Brookings signing.

TonyR
10-02-2012, 09:46 AM
Article on IAOFM today trashing Joe Mays and saying Brooking was "a noticeable and immediate upgrade".

http://www.itsalloverfatman.com/broncos/entry/why-the-broncos-should-start-keith-brooking-over-joe-mays

Tombstone RJ
10-02-2012, 09:53 AM
Article on IAOFM today trashing Joe Mays and saying Brooking was "a noticeable and immediate upgrade".

http://www.itsalloverfatman.com/broncos/entry/why-the-broncos-should-start-keith-brooking-over-joe-mays

I streamed the game audio from 850 KOA while I watched the game on the computer. Basically, Ed Mac said that once Brooking got warmed up, that is, once he got his legs under him and was physically as well as could be expected, he got much better.

Ed said that sometimes for older players it just takes a little more time to warm up physically and that might be the case for Brooking. However, once Brooking was warmed up, he played very well and he basically directed the defensive line via audibles so he had the defensive line guys in position to make plays.

Interesting.

Broncos4Life
10-02-2012, 11:44 AM
See, the thing is, Brooking is a smart player.
He might not have the speed and pop Mays has,
but he definitely makes up for it with better
Angles and coverage than the wrecking ball.

I think we'll see him on the field a lot
Against NE this weekend.

Bronco Boy
10-02-2012, 12:22 PM
I think Brooking's success is a testament to just how bad Mays is more than anything else.

crush17
10-02-2012, 12:42 PM
I think Brooking's success is a testament to just how bad Mays is more than anything else.

Yep.

Mountain Bronco
10-02-2012, 12:52 PM
Lets not get all hyped on Brooking versus Mays yet. Who is the raiders TE? Who are the Raider's receivers? Ya, McFad is great at catching out of the backfield, but how hard is it to take away a teams weapon when they only have one.

kappys
10-02-2012, 01:36 PM
I'm in favor of starting Brooking going forward. Our defensive line has gone from turnstile to suddenly being very effective at clogging lanes - whether thats the new addition or JDR's work the need for a stand up D-lineman at MLB like Joe Mays has suddenly dropped off. We are better off with Brooking - a smart player who can help organize the rest of the defense ala what Al Wilson used to do back in the day and who won't make glaring mistakes even if he doesn't routinely make big plays.

Broncos4Life
10-02-2012, 09:45 PM
Lets not get all hyped on Brooking versus Mays yet. Who is the raiders TE? Who are the Raider's receivers? Ya, McFad is great at catching out of the backfield, but how hard is it to take away a teams weapon when they only have one.

I'm not all hyped on starting Brooking over Mays, but its a fact, he is better in coverage than Mays. Hes showed up on passing downs a lot more than Mays.

Broncos4Life
10-02-2012, 09:47 PM
I'm in favor of starting Brooking going forward. Our defensive line has gone from turnstile to suddenly being very effective at clogging lanes - whether thats the new addition or JDR's work the need for a stand up D-lineman at MLB like Joe Mays has suddenly dropped off. We are better off with Brooking - a smart player who can help organize the rest of the defense ala what Al Wilson used to do back in the day and who won't make glaring mistakes even if he doesn't routinely make big plays.

Nice post. I think its time for a poll!

broncocalijohn
10-02-2012, 10:22 PM
I love all the Mays haters on the this board. DJ had the potential to be a great LB when he came into the league and got pooped on by being moved around and having to change positions. He has proven that you can flip a coin as to weather he will have a good game or not, and has proven that he is a liability during the off season.


Mays has had nothing but great things said about him by coaching staff since he came here and has been met with nothing but get rid of him, and draft someone else. Joe is a leader, and has been since he was in college. He knows what it takes to be a winner and there is a reason that Dawkins loved playing behind him.

Missingnumber7 residence: Bismarck

Joseph Lamont "Joe" Mays (born July 6, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft after playing college football at North Dakota State.

Can we say homer post?

spiralism
10-03-2012, 04:12 AM
Mays is good for a big hit but thats about all..Brooking despite his age actually knows how to play MLB unlike the idiot cannonball