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montrose
01-13-2009, 05:48 PM
Liked Hillis since first time he saw him in September of 2007. Has the best hands he’s ever seen. Tough guy and runner. Need to get him well and back on the field.

Was shocked that Shanahan was let go but everybody knows that football has funny bounced. Excited about the talent brought in over last 3 years and the possibilities of this young team under McDaniels.

McDaniels is currently working hard on getting his staff together. Once staff is together, schedule will be put together for the next month. Then McDaniels and the front office will sit down to evaluate who’s on the team and who they need to get. First priority is getting the staff together, then free agency and the draft.

Currently have 7 scouts at the East-West game scouting college players extensively on top of their research from the fall. Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process.

Woodyard loves the game of football. He was so impressive from the first second he arrived with the team. He’s an accepted leader among the veterans.

McDaniels has a vision, knows exactly what he wants to accomplish on offense, defense and special teams. The team will play hard on him.

Didn’t confirm the team is moving to a 3-4, waiting until the DC is on board. Then they’ll sit down with the personnel team to go over they’re current players.

Said Bowlen and Ellis told Goodman they were happy with what the front office is doing. Not hung up on titles, has a passion for the game. Excited for the opportunity to work with McDaniels.

http://www.fm1043thefan.com/dynamic/podcasts/scottAndAl/20090113JimGoodmanwithS&A(raw).mp3

Popps
01-13-2009, 06:00 PM
Liked Hillis since first time he saw him in September of 2007. Has the best hands he’s ever seen. Tough guy and runner. Need to get him well and back on the field.

Woodyard loves the game of football. He was so impressive from the first second he arrived with the team. He’s an accepted leader among the veterans.


http://www.fm1043thefan.com/dynamic/podcasts/scottAndAl/20090113JimGoodmanwithS&A(raw).mp3


Those guys were born football players. Can't wait to see them both out there next year.

Rohirrim
01-13-2009, 06:05 PM
Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process.
!Booya!

Broncoman13
01-13-2009, 06:08 PM
Currently have 7 scouts at the East-West game scouting college players extensively on top of their research from the fall. Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process.



http://www.fm1043thefan.com/dynamic/podcasts/scottAndAl/20090113JimGoodmanwithS&A(raw).mp3


B/c with heart, work ethic, and "smarts" you end up with the Rod Smiths of the world. Sometimes you run into a guy like Eddie Royal who has the heart, work ethic, smarts, AND Athleticism!

With those three attributes in mind, you can count on both Alex Mack and Clay Mathews being high on the Broncos wish list. A dream draft for me would include us drafting those two in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Clay Mathews makes a lot of sense if we go 3-4. Think Spencer Larsen with more physical ability... does need to cut the hair though!

Broncoman13
01-13-2009, 06:08 PM
:thumbs: Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process.
!Booya!:thumbs:

:thanku:

tsiguy96
01-13-2009, 06:13 PM
this is coming together better then i could have ever imagined. everything seems like its falling perfectly into place, a young imaginitive HC, a DC with the ability to adjust to the people on the team, a super high emphasis on finding quality football players. whoooooo dynasty!!

Broncojef
01-13-2009, 06:14 PM
Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process.
!Booya!

Seems like someone finally has a clue, kinda simple logic we haven't possessed lately.

Pseudofool
01-13-2009, 06:16 PM
Good stuff. I'm glad there's not anyone else coming into the FO.

summerdenver
01-13-2009, 06:20 PM
I heard the interview and also the interview of Brain Xanders. They both came accross as really down to earth. You never know how things might turnout but i would be surprised if there were any ego clashes in the FO.

yerner
01-13-2009, 06:23 PM
this is coming together better then i could have ever imagined. everything seems like its falling perfectly into place, a young imaginitive HC, a DC with the ability to adjust to the people on the team, a super high emphasis on finding quality football players. whoooooo dynasty!!

Give me a break.

baja
01-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process.
!Booya!

That made my Broncos fan day. I have been advocating just this for years.

baja
01-13-2009, 06:28 PM
These qualities have been the secret to the Pats success for years now.

We are going to be very good for a long time now bank it.

tsiguy96
01-13-2009, 06:29 PM
Give me a break.

sorry. this sucks, we will be lucky to win 3 games next year. wheres shanahan? bowlen you gutless drunk you killed this team, you are a horrible human who killed the franchise. trade champ and marshall, we dont need em.

BroncoBuff
01-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Sounds nice and everything, but what did you expect him to say?

BroncoMan4ever
01-13-2009, 06:44 PM
Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process.
!Booya!

that is what this team needs. hardcore dudes who love football, who live and breath football. we don't need prima donnas, just dudes who will go all out and leave it all on the field every play.

i think our nucleus is set. Guys like Woodyard, Barrett, Larsen, Thomas and maybe Doom on defense, are all guy who can become really great building blocks for the future of this defense. now we just need to add to the core and build up.

and our offense is basically a RB and depth away from being unstoppable.

Broncoman13
01-13-2009, 06:50 PM
I hate it when people say Prima Donna.

So much more entertaining when they say Pre-Madonna!!! Plus it takes attention away from all my stupid posts!!!

Speaking of stupid posts, has anybody heard from McLuvin today? Lex? I think I finally put them to shame and made them go away. The good Oskie can now return to the OM.

Anybody hear Slap's take on the current events? Shanny dismissal, McD hiring, Nolan hiring, Capers hiring, etc.? Curious how negative he would be about all of this. Can't be good... could it?

Inkana7
01-13-2009, 06:55 PM
I actually think Slap would be in favor of everything. Slap wasn't a fan of where things were heading.

baja
01-13-2009, 07:39 PM
I actually think Slap would be in favor of everything. Slap wasn't a fan of where things were heading.

Slap liked football players not pre or post Madonnas

skunk
01-13-2009, 07:51 PM
this is coming together better then i could have ever imagined. everything seems like its falling perfectly into place, a young imaginitive HC, a DC with the ability to adjust to the people on the team, a super high emphasis on finding quality football players. whoooooo dynasty!!

8-8 to dynasty woohoo! smart! guy!

SureShot
01-13-2009, 08:05 PM
That made my Broncos fan day. I have been advocating just this for years.

they have been doing this for years.

Dagmar
01-13-2009, 08:14 PM
8-8 to dynasty woohoo! smart! guy!

I don't think he's serious.

Dukes
01-13-2009, 08:49 PM
Later on in the show Alred Williams said something that I thought was pretty interesting. Something along the lines of, "A good defense is not about talent, it's about getting guys who know to attack the football, have a nose for the ball and are willing to sacrifice themselves.

lex
01-13-2009, 09:06 PM
Thats twice now that "smarts" has been emphasized. I guess its really true. I wonder if we could then start putting a list together of players in the draft to scratch off the list. If Maualuga is as undisciplined as you hear, he stands a chance of not being drafted by us. You cant have guys making bad decisions if youre emphasizing intelligent play.

baja
01-13-2009, 09:08 PM
they have been doing this for years.

Nope they have been reaching on injured players (except the last three years ) or stupid players that were great physical specimens.

BroncsRule
01-13-2009, 09:37 PM
Jesus H. Mothe$@%#king Christ on a Crutch!! Can one of you Football Geniuses please explain just precisely how this "new" front office policy of "Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process" is in any way a new thing?

They're just words. And they're the same words uttered by every GM in the league. Cripes, even King Carl would claim that was his strategery..

Woohooo!!! Wer'e over the top now baby!! Dynasty!

<mock channel mode=off>

BroncsRule
01-13-2009, 09:37 PM
Mock channeling mode=off

BroncsRule
01-13-2009, 09:42 PM
lemmie axe you this: Who's gonna pick the D talent in FA and the draft? The Goodmans? If they're capable, why haven't they started? They've been the brains behind the last 3 drafts, no?

Popps
01-13-2009, 09:48 PM
lemmie axe you this: Who's gonna pick the D talent in FA and the draft? The Goodmans? If they're capable, why haven't they started? They've been the brains behind the last 3 drafts, no?

It's a fair enough question. They've certainly proven to be effective, offensively... but we've really missed badly on D.

I think the thought process is that the new DC and staff will work with them, in addition to McDaniels... and things won't be going through the Shanahan filter.
So, there's reason to think things will look different. Better? We'll see. I'm optimistic.

Paladin
01-13-2009, 09:50 PM
Some guys need to use the sarcasm smiley.....



That's all I'm saying.......

ColoradoDarin
01-13-2009, 10:30 PM
a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process.

It was only last year that they started emphasizing this. It how we ended up with the best draft in ages. I noted this on Mile High Report at the time, they were bringing in "high character guys." No more Travis Henrys, Dale Carters, IHOPs, Clarettes.

BroncsRule
01-14-2009, 12:30 AM
So.. Brandon Marshall is a Boy Scout, eh?

cutthemdown
01-14-2009, 12:42 AM
Seems like someone finally has a clue, kinda simple logic we haven't possessed lately.

I would like to hear them say we will put emphasis on size because Broncos need to get bigger.

Cito Pelon
01-14-2009, 12:58 AM
Liked Hillis since first time he saw him in September of 2007. Has the best hands he’s ever seen. Tough guy and runner. Need to get him well and back on the field.

Was shocked that Shanahan was let go but everybody knows that football has funny bounced. Excited about the talent brought in over last 3 years and the possibilities of this young team under McDaniels.

McDaniels is currently working hard on getting his staff together. Once staff is together, schedule will be put together for the next month. Then McDaniels and the front office will sit down to evaluate who’s on the team and who they need to get. First priority is getting the staff together, then free agency and the draft.

Currently have 7 scouts at the East-West game scouting college players extensively on top of their research from the fall. Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process.

Woodyard loves the game of football. He was so impressive from the first second he arrived with the team. He’s an accepted leader among the veterans.

McDaniels has a vision, knows exactly what he wants to accomplish on offense, defense and special teams. The team will play hard on him.

Didn’t confirm the team is moving to a 3-4, waiting until the DC is on board. Then they’ll sit down with the personnel team to go over they’re current players.

Said Bowlen and Ellis told Goodman they were happy with what the front office is doing. Not hung up on titles, has a passion for the game. Excited for the opportunity to work with McDaniels.

http://www.fm1043thefan.com/dynamic/podcasts/scottAndAl/20090113JimGoodmanwithS&A(raw).mp3

Good stuff.

"Woodyard loves the game of football. He was so impressive from the first second he arrived with the team. He’s an accepted leader among the veterans."

Yah, I liked how WW attacked and made tackles, then didn't waste energy running around like an idiot 20 yards. Dude jumped up and went to the huddle with just a little woofing at some opposing players. Getting back to the huddle fast is a big deal, much more important than running around like an idiot.

cutthemdown
01-14-2009, 01:14 AM
If Woodyard is going to part of the plan then I see Broncos staying 4-3 for the most part.

I like a 4-3 that uses 4 big upfront lineman. 300 plus pound tackles and big 275-280 pound Dends. Then you put smaller speedy linebackers behind them running and flying around.

Broncos could draft the DT from Boston College, pair him with Robertson adn Thomas in a 3 man interior rotation. Then start the search for bigger Dends.

I can't wait to hear what type of style they are looking at.

dekers
01-14-2009, 01:53 AM
If Woodyard is going to part of the plan then I see Broncos staying 4-3 for the most part.

I like a 4-3 that uses 4 big upfront lineman. 300 plus pound tackles and big 275-280 pound Dends. Then you put smaller speedy linebackers behind them running and flying around.

Broncos could draft the DT from Boston College, pair him with Robertson adn Thomas in a 3 man interior rotation. Then start the search for bigger Dends.

I can't wait to hear what type of style they are looking at.

I like you idea here. Why can't we stay a 4-3 and still go bigger. I mean you need big guys to run a 3-4 anyway . And i do believe that Nolan and MC Daniels like a 3-4 4-3 hybrid anyway.

cutthemdown
01-14-2009, 02:22 AM
I like you idea here. Why can't we stay a 4-3 and still go bigger. I mean you need big guys to run a 3-4 anyway . And i do believe that Nolan and MC Daniels like a 3-4 4-3 hybrid anyway.

I would think the reason is because it's so hard to find 4 big talented dlineman and easier to find tweeners like Suggs etc.

I should have mentioned that finding 280 pound dend like Neil Smith was is not easy. The true old school Dend that goes 280 pounds, is tall, can rush passer, can stop run, are sort of rare now.

lex
01-14-2009, 04:51 AM
I like you idea here. Why can't we stay a 4-3 and still go bigger. I mean you need big guys to run a 3-4 anyway . And i do believe that Nolan and MC Daniels like a 3-4 4-3 hybrid anyway.

Cutthemdown is righ although, one of the benefits of the 3-4 is the blitz flexibility. If youre in a 4-3 and you rush 4, you typically know which 4 it will be even though sometimes DL drop back. In the 3-4, they dont know who the 4th rusher will be. But if youre a passive 3-4, perhaps you might as well run a big front 4 in a 4-3.

Natedog24
01-14-2009, 05:03 AM
http://blog.feefifoto.com/images/2008/02/13/lombardi_trophy.jpg

After reading this thread anything less would be a disappointment

Broncoman13
01-14-2009, 05:48 AM
Cutthemdown is righ although, one of the benefits of the 3-4 is the blitz flexibility. If youre in a 4-3 and you rush 4, you typically know which 4 it will be even though sometimes DL drop back. In the 3-4, they dont know who the 4th rusher will be. But if youre a passive 3-4, perhaps you might as well run a big front 4 in a 4-3.

Jimmy Johnson has created that same flexibility out of the 4-3. Larry Coyer did the same. Spags often gets those star DEnds in one on ones (or unblocked) b/c of his overload style blitzes. The 4-3 CAN be flexible and disguise the blitzes as well, you just have to be innovative.

I do agree that the 3-4 makes it easier to disguise.

Broncos_OTM
01-14-2009, 06:13 AM
I guess we should forfiet all our picks next year for the rhodes scholar.

Seriously though. Our FO has been horrible at picking talent for Defense. and yes we should blame them for. Dre Bly, Niko. and the slew of others.

I refuse to get on board until we draft better on D. until then i call BS

Broncos_OTM
01-14-2009, 06:15 AM
lemmie axe you this: Who's gonna pick the D talent in FA and the draft? The Goodmans? If they're capable, why haven't they started? They've been the brains behind the last 3 drafts, no?

Seriously dude?

Broncos_OTM
01-14-2009, 06:18 AM
I like you idea here. Why can't we stay a 4-3 and still go bigger. I mean you need big guys to run a 3-4 anyway . And i do believe that Nolan and MC Daniels like a 3-4 4-3 hybrid anyway.

Scheme in alot of cases trumps size.

bronco_diesel
01-14-2009, 06:19 AM
Good stuff.

"Woodyard loves the game of football. He was so impressive from the first second he arrived with the team. He’s an accepted leader among the veterans."

Yah, I liked how WW attacked and made tackles, then didn't waste energy running around like an idiot 20 yards. Dude jumped up and went to the huddle with just a little woofing at some opposing players. Getting back to the huddle fast is a big deal, much more important than running around like an idiot.

In my opinion, the defense played better when Woodyard was playing. I believe he brought a little more to the game than just his play. He is a natural leader, which has been a huge gaping hole on the defense since the departure of Al Wilson.

cmhargrove
01-14-2009, 06:24 AM
If Woodyard is going to part of the plan then I see Broncos staying 4-3 for the most part.

I like a 4-3 that uses 4 big upfront lineman. 300 plus pound tackles and big 275-280 pound Dends. Then you put smaller speedy linebackers behind them running and flying around.

Broncos could draft the DT from Boston College, pair him with Robertson adn Thomas in a 3 man interior rotation. Then start the search for bigger Dends.

I can't wait to hear what type of style they are looking at.

ala Jacksonville back when they had Stroud and Henderson?

cmhargrove
01-14-2009, 06:26 AM
In my opinion, the defense played better when Woodyard was playing. I believe he brought a little more to the game than just his play. He is a natural leader, which has been a huge gaping hole on the defense since the departure of Al Wilson.

No doubt, even Larsen at MLB laid himself out to make plays. The Atlanta game might have been our best performance last year (even with a few big mistakes).

Slowik is truly an idiot. I don't throw that around lightly, I would tell the man to his face. Anyone who didn't see the obvious improvement with WW and Larsen on the field had to be an idiot.

Drek
01-14-2009, 06:43 AM
Jesus H. Mothe$@%#king Christ on a Crutch!! Can one of you Football Geniuses please explain just precisely how this "new" front office policy of "Placing a high emphasis on heart, work ethic and smarts in the evaluation process" is in any way a new thing?

They're just words. And they're the same words uttered by every GM in the league. Cripes, even King Carl would claim that was his strategery..

Woohooo!!! Wer'e over the top now baby!! Dynasty!

<mock channel mode=off>


Big difference is that the FO has largely backed it up as of late.

Clady had the rep of being a pretty clean nosed guy who did whatever was asked of him.

Royal basically epitomized the "hard working, good character, die for the team" mindset when at VaTech.

Larsen? Unquestionably a good character guy and he proved this year when jumping from FB to MLB and back that he was a hard worker who'd sacrifice for the team.

Wesley Woodyard has been outworking people his whole life.

Powell basically let himself be the garbage man on VaTech's front line, doing the dirty work on the interior to free up other guys.

Lichtenstieger, Dumervil, Jack Williams, Kuper, and Hillis were all considered high motor guys who fought for the success they'd achieved coming out of college.

Did we take some more questionable work ethics? Of course, at some point you got to bet on talent instead of reaching for character. But the core of our drafts have centered on high character, nose to the grindstone types who do what it takes.

Kaylore
01-14-2009, 06:46 AM
By the way, you can listen to the whole thing here. :)
http://www.fm1043thefan.com/scottAndAl/podcasts.cfm#

TonyR
01-14-2009, 07:07 AM
So.. Brandon Marshall is a Boy Scout, eh?

Was Marshall drafted last year? Come on, follow along here.

bronco_diesel
01-14-2009, 07:12 AM
No doubt, even Larsen at MLB laid himself out to make plays. The Atlanta game might have been our best performance last year (even with a few big mistakes).

Slowik is truly an idiot. I don't throw that around lightly, I would tell the man to his face. Anyone who didn't see the obvious improvement with WW and Larsen on the field had to be an idiot.

To me, this was the height of frustration to the defensive problems this year. No disrespect to DJ, he's a stud and played very well prior to his injury.

That said, when the young guys came in, they brought an element to the game that was missing. I won't say they were more talented, but talent alone does not acheive success. What I felt they brought was chemistry. I truly felt with the young guys, the D had a chance of holding on long enough for the offense to make plays.

Steve Prefontaine
01-14-2009, 07:21 AM
Seriously though. Our FO has been horrible at picking talent for Defense. and yes we should blame them for. Dre Bly, Niko. and the slew of others.

Niko yes. Horrible signing.

Bly, not so much. I don’t understand all the hate thrown at this guy. Although it’s not that hard, he was probably one of the best defenders this year. I’m not saying he’s great. But now (hopefully) he has a capable DC, let’s see what he can do….if he’s still on the team next year. Remember, Slodick had the unbelievable talent of making the best players look horrible.

Steve Prefontaine
01-14-2009, 07:24 AM
Was Marshall drafted last year? Come on, follow along here.

Knowing what you do about Marshall…regarding his talent, performance, off field problems, and personality. If he was available in the 4th round last year, would you pass on him?

no-pseudo-fan
01-14-2009, 07:55 AM
Knowing what you do about Marshall…regarding his talent, performance, off field problems, and personality. If he was available in the 4th round last year, would you pass on him?

No. He is a Stud

no-pseudo-fan
01-14-2009, 07:59 AM
The Coaching Staff needs to find a way to get Larsen and Woodyard on the field. They were far from perfect, but they lead and bleed on that field. Hillis needs to be part of the offense in some way. Also, I would like to see more crossings patterns, and picking on obvious weak links in the opposing defenses.