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TheSportsGuru
04-14-2008, 02:37 PM
Everyone has an opinion, including us over at the MHR....

http://www.milehighreport.com/story/2008/4/14/135850/027

400HZ
04-14-2008, 02:47 PM
I hope you pass on both.

cmhargrove
04-14-2008, 02:53 PM
Everyone has an opinion, including us over at the MHR....

http://www.milehighreport.com/story/2008/4/14/135850/027

I love the report, great analysis - but a little bit of "fence sitting."

C'mon SportsGuru, I won't tell anyone, who are you pulling for?

I'll say it out loud, I want Williams. He is smart, and has a proven record against better talent. He could be smart enough and large enough to fill in at LT, RT, or LG. High character, stronger lower body build - I'll take Williams.

Clady looks great, but I usually see him on tape beating up linebackers. I want someone who can hold the DE, not overpower a LB while already running at him.

Give me Williams (or Albert) over Clady. If Kuper really has a better shot at LT this year anyway, we might be looking at someone who could compete at RT (with Pears), or at LG (with Hamilton), then move to LT in the future.

Punisher
04-14-2008, 03:36 PM
Williams is better than Clandy

crowebomber
04-14-2008, 04:30 PM
Williams is better than Clandy

Yeah, but whose better between "Clandy" and Foneco?

Beantown Bronco
04-14-2008, 04:40 PM
I want someone who can hold the DE,

Careful. The zebras already said that they were making this a point of emphasis this season.

cmhargrove
04-14-2008, 05:07 PM
Careful. The zebras already said that they were making this a point of emphasis this season.

Every OT holds every time they get the chance. Not getting caught is what separates the good ones from the bad ones.

I loved a recent interview with Jake Long where he confirmed exactly the same thing. He said something to the effect of "I hold on every single play." The reason he doesn't get caught (like to other really good Tackles) is that he still keeps his hands in the numbers and holds the shoulder pads.

ohiobronco2
04-14-2008, 05:12 PM
I actually think that Williams has better feet than Clady. Just what I've read.

Punisher
04-14-2008, 05:15 PM
Yeah, but whose better between "Clandy" and Foneco?

Its a coin Flip

bpc
04-14-2008, 05:18 PM
Williams is the better, NFL ready player and the better person. About time we started getting some good guys in the fold her vs. coke heads, crack dealers, and A-Holes looking to goose it up in Bronco country.

cmhargrove
04-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Williams is the better, NFL ready player and the better person. About time we started getting some good guys in the fold her vs. coke heads, crack dealers, and A-Holes looking to goose it up in Bronco country.

That's kind of closed minded and judgmental, don't you think?

Williams might like crack just like the next guy. Think before you open your pie-hole next time, that's just insensitive... Man... ;)

TheSportsGuru
04-14-2008, 06:00 PM
I like Williams better to be honest. The point of the story was to get input from all of you, but since you asked I'd have to go with Williams. I like guys who play at big time universities, or against big time competition. Being from Vandy proves Williams is a smart guy, and while the Commodores are not known for their football, playing every week in the SEC means Williams has seen the best college football has to offer.

Add all that together with the fact that Williams and Cutler are familiar with each other and I think it is a slam dunk.

Inkana7
04-14-2008, 06:09 PM
I like Williams better to be honest. The point of the story was to get input from all of you, but since you asked I'd have to go with Williams. I like guys who play at big time universities, or against big time competition. Being from Vandy proves Williams is a smart guy, and while the Commodores are not known for their football, playing every week in the SEC means Williams has seen the best college football has to offer.

Add all that together with the fact that Williams and Cutler are familiar with each other and I think it is a slam dunk.

Did Williams start for the Commodores when Jay was there?

EDIT: Just read the article, and my question was answered.

kmonty
04-14-2008, 06:22 PM
Williams is the better, NFL ready player and the better person. About time we started getting some good guys in the fold her vs. coke heads, crack dealers, and A-Holes looking to goose it up in Bronco country.

Um... where in the world did you hear about Clady being a crack/coke head/dealer?

Dedhed
04-14-2008, 06:30 PM
I like Branden Albert better than both.

dreasher54
04-14-2008, 06:32 PM
i think williams is better

TheSportsGuru
04-14-2008, 06:57 PM
I like Branden Albert better than both.

I think I agree with this as well, but it is looking more and more like Albert will be gone, possibly to K.C.....

Arkie
04-14-2008, 07:33 PM
Did Williams start for the Commodores when Jay was there?

EDIT: Just read the article, and my question was answered.


Looks like he mostly played LG for Jay...
http://vucommodores.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/williams_chris00.html
2005
In first year of collegiate action, this agile, yet versatile lineman continually showed improvement as the season progressed... By season's end, regarded as one of team's most dependable offensive lineman, alternating between two positions on left side with responsibility of protecting [Jay Cutler's] blindside... Consistently graded out as one of team's top offensive linemen while seeing action in every game... Earned nine consecutive starts at left guard, though he played just as frequently at left tackle... Shared team's Offensive Player of the Week honors after performance in first collegiate start against Ole Miss... Two weeks later, named team's Offensive Player of the Week for performance against Middle Tennessee.

chaz
04-14-2008, 07:48 PM
I like Williams better...I hold character and work ethic in too high regard. I think Clady may be more athletically gifted, but I want the guy who's going to leave it all on the field every time.

kmonty
04-14-2008, 07:51 PM
I have Clady graded much higher than Williams for several reasons. He has better footwork and technique, and is more agressive all around. He has great experience in the zone blocking scheme and could break the mold as a rookie starter.

I like the fact that Williams is a vocal leader and all, but do we need that in our offensive linemen? I prefer them to do their talking on the football field.

Billy Clyde Puckett
04-14-2008, 08:32 PM
I like the fact that Williams is a vocal leader and all, but do we need that in our offensive linemen.

YES

TheSportsGuru
04-14-2008, 08:35 PM
I am still hoping the Broncos find a way to trade down a bit, even if it means taking Williams at 17 or 19. This was just a breakdown of the two if we were forced to draft either one.

Cmac821
04-14-2008, 08:47 PM
To bad shany don't listen to you all.

He might be better at drafting :)

OBF1
04-27-2009, 01:42 AM
LMAO... so many ass clowns, so little time

lex
04-27-2009, 01:45 AM
LMAO... so many ass clowns, so little time

To be fair, Williams was injured and had something with his back that many were not privy to...at least that I remember. Does anyone remember hearing about his back condition before he was drafted that led to him missing last year?

BroncoDoug
04-27-2009, 01:47 AM
I like Branden Albert better than both.

:kcbard:

BroncoBuff
04-27-2009, 01:48 AM
i think williams is betterWilliams is better than Clandy

Woo guys ... Swing and a MISS!

No fair, I know ... but that's just embarrasing, especially with the Bears signing Orlando Pace now :(

OBF1
04-27-2009, 01:50 AM
Best in your face thread ever.

easymobee
04-27-2009, 09:28 AM
there are surely Eddie Royal threads to go along with this one, and Ryan Harris was another unpopular pick. Thats why its easy to ignore the doom and gloom of this years haul (as stated here). in one of my draft mags this year it has 3 mocks and in all 3 alphonso smith is a1st rounder, while Tyson Jackson is a bottom of the 2nd rounder. Its all subjective.