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07-26-2005, 09:03 PM
07-26-2005, 09:07 PM
That is deep stuff.
07-26-2005, 09:55 PM
Yeah, that was my feeling too
07-26-2005, 09:57 PM
07-26-2005, 10:04 PM
sorry I am new to all of this and I just saw this on ESPN.COM and I cant get it to paste over.
07-26-2005, 10:07 PM
Its alright man. Some here will take the time to help you others like Nap will just be a ass. He is kc fan so his life sucks anyways.
07-26-2005, 10:12 PM
I think he meant this:
Although it didn’t make much of a ripple in the news, the Broncos were excited to swap underachieving CB Willie Middlebrooks for 49ers DE John Engelberger in mid-July. The Broncos had been shopping Middlebrooks, who never lived up to his first-round billing, for as little as a seventh-round pick earlier this summer, so they were ecstatic when the 49ers offered Engelberger, a former second-round pick out of Virginia Tech who notched six sacks last fall. Engelberger, at a shade less than 270 pounds, didn’t fit into San Francisco’s plans to shift to a 3-4 alignment, so he was deemed expendable in San Fran. He isn’t expected to start in Denver with Trevor Pryce and Courtney Brown currently occupying the DE spots, but his intensity and blue-collar work ethic will find a home for him in what is expected to be a deep D-line rotation. Middlebrooks, despite showing signs of life last year in a reserve role, was moved to provide more playing time for the five corners Denver has selected in the last two drafts.
PFW on Denver (http://profootballweekly.com/PFW/The+Way+We+Hear+It/default.htm?mode=afcwest)
So you are the strong silent type I see.
07-26-2005, 10:17 PM
Key veteran additions: TE Stephen Alexander; DE Courtney Brown; LB Keith Burns; OT Anthony Clement; RB Ron Dayne; DE Ebenezer Ekuban; DE John Engelberger; LB Ian Gold; DT Michael Myers; WR Jerry Rice; P Todd Sauerbrun; OG Cameron Spikes; DT Gerard Warren.
Key veteran departures: P Jason Baker; RB Reuben Droughns; DE Reggie Hayward; CB Kelly Herndon; S Kenoy Kennedy; CB Willie Middlebrooks; OG Dan Neil; LB Donnie Spragan.
Most significant change: The offseason revamping of the defensive line was rather thorough, as the Broncos raided the Browns' cupboard of Brown, Warren & Co., then added former 49ers DE Engelberger in a trade.
Reasons for optimism: Jake Plummer has shown signs of becoming a more complete quarterback and even broke some of John Elway's passing records in only his second season in Denver. The defense finished fourth last season and managed to upgrade virtually everywhere except safety.
Cause for concern: Head coach Mike Shanahan took a fair number of chances this offseason in regard to adding players who have dramatically underachieved, as well as some of questionable character and advanced age, and his reputation is on the line as a result. If Brown and Warren don't pick it up a notch and they fail to live up to their potential in Denver, the Broncos' defense as a whole will suffer.
Battle to watch: Running back, where speedy second-year option Tatum Bell likely will be given first crack at the starting job, but Mike Anderson, Quentin Griffin, Maurice Clarett and even Dayne could prove to be capable alternatives should Bell falter.
Don't be surprised if ... the new-look defensive line emerges as one of the league's best during the preseason.
07-26-2005, 10:20 PM
Thanks for havin my back. That last one is the one I wanted to put up.
07-26-2005, 10:23 PM
Powerful new punter Todd Sauerbrun despite being a bit rusty, put on quite a show in a Broncos July mini-camp. The three-time Pro Bowler, acquired in a trade with Carolina, did fall victim to trying to do too much in the high altitude, however, which caused him to lose his rhythm and mi**** a few punts.
07-26-2005, 11:58 PM
yea man good article but unfortunally i posted that a few days ago though, but good choice