View Full Version : The real "Mr. Irrelevant"
04-28-2005, 05:42 PM
Has everyone just totally forgoten about Dayne? Just a couple weeks ago we were talking about what a good signing he was and how he could step in if Tatum gets hurt. So everyone thinks Clarret who hasnt played in 2 years is gonna come into training camp without any rust at all and just steal the 2nd rb position? I mean lets face it Clarret may take a 1-2 years to re-train his body to react the way he used to. It will take him till midway thrue the season at the least. We knew this when we drafted him mabey were figuring if tatum has a couple good seasons we can trade him off for a position we need then plug in Clarret who by then has had 2-3 years in the system and start hopefuly just about where tatum left off. But i think we just cant forget about Dayne because he probley will end up being the #2 back.
This is just my opinion though so take it how you want to. Im just thinking everyone mabey setting their hopes up too high for Clarret in his first season back to football. Untill Clarret is ready i think Dayne will be a damn good #2 especialy in our system.
04-28-2005, 05:52 PM
Well, I'm not jumping on this love train for Clarett....he's a dirtball and he'll continue to be one until he proves otherwise.......and I'm sorry, but that's gonna take a bit more than just being selected by Denver and wearing the team's jersey.
I agree with you about Dayne...I feel he still has the ability and if the oppertunity is there, I fully expect him to beat out Anderson and Johnson BUT he has to be given a realistic chance to do so.....if he's given a "Mike Quinn" chance to make the team, then forget about it, no matter what he does, he'd still be sent packing by mid-preseason.
04-28-2005, 05:56 PM
well its safe to say my Dayne prediction took a hit by the pick. If he makes the team now maybe 200 yards.
Billy Clyde Puckett
04-28-2005, 06:09 PM
I don't know. If last year proved anything it is that RB depth is imperative for the Broncs. MA goes down, Q goes down Ruben runs out of gas and Tatum plays with a separated shoulder. Bet they carry 6 backs this year because I think they run more to control the clock. Tatum, Dayne, Clarett, MA, Johnson and ?. Cheering for Sapp as a local, but someone could knock him off.
04-28-2005, 06:37 PM
Hell no I didn't forget about Dayne. He still holds a special place in my pants. But now with Clarett here Shanny is going to be determined to make him a 1500 yard back. So that knocks Dayne down to #3 RB (which means he's screwed even though he's the most talented RB on the team).
04-28-2005, 06:42 PM
Dayne is a RB/FB in the vein of Mike Anderson. Clarett is built more like Bell. I could definitely see Dayne used in the redzone or when we need difficult yards and Clarett used to give Bell a rest. I wouldn't be surprised to see all three running in the first half of the season, unless someone just has a breakout year.
04-28-2005, 07:52 PM
I wish all three of them the best of luck. I sincerely hope that none of them gets hurt so we can have the unique problem of three solid running backs. I'm not sure how many RB the Broncos are going to keep but it would be nice to have depth at FB and RB that is healthy for the whole year.
04-28-2005, 08:13 PM
I don't know, it seems that for the past couple of years we've had the same kind of problem with too many RBs and not enough roster spots. Yet every year we went into camp with the problem half of the RBs got injured and the absolute last guy we thought would be our starter winds up getting 1200 yds. If this scenario plays itself out again this year, next year it could be Kyle Johnson signing w/ Rosenhaus and holding out for more dough from whoever we trade him to.