View Full Version : Big Guy, you still sure we're goin' offense?
12-26-2006, 02:22 PM
I was showering, thinking of our chats. . . WEIRD; about how you think we'll maybe focus our first-day on some offensive talent again. . .
Jay Cutler, Round One
Javon Walker, Round Two Trade
Tony Scheffler, Round Two
Brandon Marshall, Round Four
Domenik Hixon, Round Four
Chris Kuper, Round Five
Greg Eslinger, Round Six
Mike Bell, UDFA
Cutler, Walker, Scheffler, Marshall are either starting or will be starting all next year. Mike Bell, if another back isn't brought in could be our starter next year. Kuper has a chance to start at RG; and Eslinger should make the active roster. . . Hixon should have some impact on special teams.
With that said, do you really think we go offense again?
Billy Clyde Puckett
12-26-2006, 04:45 PM
This team last I heard was the lowest scoring of all of Shanahan's teams. That won't be repeated next year. QB was not the only problem. The offense Dinger is bringing in depends on a majority 3 WR sets. I am hoping Smith comes back as the number 3, but even if he does, they need someone ready to go the following year to go with Walker and Marshall. Kircus, IMO is a perfect number 4. Can run the routes of all three WR sets and can be backup returner. The running game must be consistent either with a stud back or RBBC that can be consistent. The committee we have now is dysfunctional. Tatum is fun when he breaks off a long one, but 3 out of 4 times he seems to make a mistake on the play or is dinged up. Wrong hole, wrong cut, miss the block, not finish his pass routes, etc. I see Mike Bell as Olandis Gary - an OK backup. Cobbs and Nash in street clothes for all but a couple of games does not bode well for them. If the Broncs don't spend day one picks to fill those two holes, I would be shocked (unless they pull off some trade or FA signing that we can't anticipate in the meantime).
I am not as down on Foster as some. I have met him a couple of times at charity events. He is a very laid back guy, but he is certainly not lazy, if he works half as hard at football as he does with those organizations. I am betting there is a physical problem that has not been disclosed. In any event, a developmental tackle is possible, but I think second day unless Lepsis is having rehab troubles.
I am also not as down on Ernster as some. Last I looked he was in the top half in net average. I am concerned about the return game and contain issues in coverage. Hoping Hixon is the answer there.
Since the Broncs will be somewhat short of cap money they need to spend it wisely, which I see as Daniel Graham, the perfect compliment to Scheffler, the best safety available and a vet BU QB.
Of course it all depends on who is available when they pick, but in my mind the perfect first day would be the WR, the RB and two DL. BPA with the second day picks.
Of course, the Broncs drive me crazy every year, so they will probably draft all OGs, LBs and CBs.
12-26-2006, 05:57 PM
What are your thoughts on Johnnie Lee Higgings, Jr. out of UTEP? I think he'd be a great addition to our receiving corps as a slot man and add some value as a returner. I think he'll rise through the combine to a second-round selection. . . and I wouldn't be against using a third-rounder on Ryne Robinson out of Miami of Ohio.
Billy Clyde Puckett
12-26-2006, 06:32 PM
I haven't seen Miami of Ohio all year so it is hard for me to comment on Robinson. Last year Nance got all the pub from there and last I knew he wasn't on an NFL roster. I have only seen bits and pieces of UTEP games, but Higgins looks pretty good. Will be interesting to see how he stacks up in the exhibition games and the combine. I haven't looked. What is his size/speed?
12-26-2006, 06:57 PM
johnnie lee higgins is a player i really see the broncos targeting. he is 6'0 180 and runs a 4.35, likely higher for combines. he fills the returner needs and would be a very good, steve smith or brandon stokley like, #3. that said, i wouldnt be surprised if we dont draft a WR because of hixon but that is pure speculation because i have never even seen hixon on a football field and the only people that really know about him and his situation are the coaches.
as for RB, i have been dissappointed with tatums fumbles and lack of production in the last two games, maybe it is toe residual on the running and just fluke on the fumbles, i dont know but its frustrating. mike bell's play on the other hand is very encouraging, putting up good stats, has a nose for the end zone whether it is through the air or slipping through the line. you can really see how he is experienced in the zone blocking scheme and hopefully we can add a little more bulk to him. drafting a RB in round 3 or later would be okay with me, there just arent that many of em tho and that is my problem with it. last year was very deep, this year, not so much. its deeper in positions that we need like DL, S, and WR. i would still like to draft mason crosby so that could be one of our round 3 picks.
12-26-2006, 07:03 PM
I am also not as down on Ernster as some. Last I looked he was in the top half in net average.
#20 in net, #29 in gross. NOt very acceptable with 7 of the 15 games at 5280. ;)
btw, guess who sits at #1 in both? Yep, Matt McBriar. Maybe we should give Ernster a chance to develop.