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Polster60
04-27-2009, 12:42 AM
I know all about the 100 post thing, but I just felt that it was worth stating that I think this draft is high quality. When watching the broncos interviews with the first day draftees, did anyone get the feeling that Alphonso Smith = this years eddie royal???? I love this kid already!!! Nothing but smiles and class. I love his attitude!
Also it sounds like all the draft picks are genuinely excited to be playing not just for the broncos, but for eachother!!! Awesome

BroncoDoug
04-27-2009, 12:44 AM
The last two drafts have been high quality character guys, I swear Eddie is saving puppies on his off days!

EDIT: oh yeah, 100 post rule:P

BroncoBuff
04-27-2009, 12:46 AM
What the heck is up with all the "high character" claims in here ... I don't see a criminal element, but I don't exactly see a bunch of angels, either.

Look close, I'll bet the people talking about the "high character" of this draft are uniformly Josh supporters, fishing for a reason why.

Popps
04-27-2009, 12:47 AM
Only one of our guys has a questionable past, and he was a street free agent. That was also a while back, so I'm guessing the staff wants to see if he's got his head screwed on correctly.

Other than that, it's quite obvious that high character, cerebral players are important to the new staff. Say what you want about the Patriots, but they've had more good character players than bad over the years, and clearly, a pretty smart football team.

You want nasty guys out there, but you don't want stupid thugs. I like the direction we're going with these picks.

Popps
04-27-2009, 12:48 AM
What the heck is up with all the "high character" claims in here ... I don't see a criminal element, but I don't exactly see a bunch of angels, either.

Look close, I'll bet the people talking about the "high character" of this draft are uniformly Josh supporters, fishing for a reason why.

No one is fishing. Those words came right from the coach's mouth, and most of the scouting reports on these guys seem to jive with that. (With one exception, that I can see.)

A lot of team-leader types. Not a bad thing.

Polster60
04-27-2009, 12:58 AM
Buff it's not about us trying to look at McD's words and/or actions and coming to this constructed self created view of the players we just drafted. I just get a good feeling when you see these guys talking to local media who they have never met before and not just being able to handle it adequately, but handling it professionally and personalibly. Watch Alphonso Smith and tell me that you think this guy is only a high character guy because we have the McD colored sun glasses on!!!

Folks, this board has gone from being full of great football conversations, to nothing more than a cest pool full of accusations geared towards other fans. And for what reason??? We all may have sun glasses on, but some of ours are just tinted more heavily than others. Can we not talk about being excited about a kid that seems to be all class?? A hardworker? A good guy?? A student of the game??? A player that loves the game of football as much as you or me??? Last time I checked those were the key attributes that many fans wanted in a football player that played for their team!

cutthemdown
04-27-2009, 01:03 AM
I don't know any of these kids so I can't comment on character. I do know some kids who get in trouble are better kids then the ones who don't. Some kids just so sneaky they don't get caught. Those are the scariest ones of all because they have let to learn a lesson.

I do think Smith most likely to be this yrs Eddie Royal though. Most of the board hated the pick, but the kid is talented and seems like a baller. Sounds like Eddie Royal to me.

I know a couple gamblers who bet a lot. I'm talking 3-4 grand a week or more. They all say they think Moreno a stud, Ayers maybe, but Alphonso Smith a stud. I appreciate these guys because they seriously watch sports like junkies. College, pros, football, baseball, basketball you name it. That's all they do.

Broncos may get 3-4 starters from this draft, and it could end up one of the better ones.

Polster60
04-27-2009, 01:03 AM
Also, yeah I know about the 100 post thing!! LOL but honestly I have come here for close to 3-4 years looking for great insight from many of the current posters. I love this place, just don't post often. This has been a difficult offseason, but after this draft I have some hope because in about 3 months we will be seeing what this team is capable of.

OBF1
04-27-2009, 01:06 AM
I have a source that told me he was witness to Knowshon jaywalking

BroncoBuff
04-27-2009, 01:10 AM
No one is fishing. Those words came right from the coach's mouth, and most of the scouting reports on these guys seem to jive with that. (With one exception, that I can see.)

A lot of team-leader types. Not a bad thing.

I'll give you Alphonso Smith, he seems like a real high character guy. And McKinley the same ... kid reminds me of Rod Smith (11 pounds lighter).

I don't see any bad seeds, but these guys don't seem like choirboys either ???

For the price we paid, that Quinn kid better be volunteering is soup kitchens three days a week, I tell you that. :~ohyah!:

Elway777
04-27-2009, 01:11 AM
The Broncos just signed Chis Baker . The Broncos might reget signing him after he goes manic and kills everybody on the team after they cut him.

BroncoBuff
04-27-2009, 01:12 AM
Buff it's not about us trying to look at McD's words and/or actions and coming to this constructed self created view of the players we just drafted. I just get a good feeling when you see these guys talking to local media who they have never met before and not just being able to handle it adequately, but handling it professionally and personalibly. Watch Alphonso Smith and tell me that you think this guy is only a high character guy because we have the McD colored sun glasses on!!!

Good point, yes, Alphonso Smith looks like a seriously high character guy ... kid reminds me of D-Will (a tenth of a second slower).

footstepsfrom#27
04-27-2009, 01:19 AM
Robert Ayers was arrested for aggrevated assault and suspended from the Tennessee Vol team in 2005.

http://graphics.boston.com/bonzai-fba/AP_Photo/2006/01/12/1137108865_9687-1.jpg
"I've got to find out exactly what's going on," Fulmer said. "From what I know about it, Jerod Mayo will be out there participating unless something changes. Robert Ayers will not until we get through this."

Oops...

Polster60
04-27-2009, 01:23 AM
Yeah!! what I may consider to be high character in real life may be completely different from that that could be expected from a professional athlete. Whether that is appropriate could be argued. But when you compare some of these kids to previous denver broncos like clarrett and henry, they appear to be of much higher class and character. Time will tell, but at least it is something that can be pointed to as a current positive. Now I obviously have no first hand experience with any of these guys, but color me excited.

Polster60
04-27-2009, 01:26 AM
Robert Ayers alluded to that situation #27. But I fully don't understand that situation still. Ayers definitely seems to be the biggest boom/bust pick in our draft. I hope he works out though. His ability combined with some creative coaching could provide some interesting opportunities.

Kaylore
04-27-2009, 09:59 AM
You can tell all the guys we signed are pretty smart. I loved their press conferences. Smith was a cocky SOB and he said he knew a lot of our packages already. Very impressed with all of them. Doesn't mean they'll be good players, but it does mean they probably won't be making many mental mistakes or getting arrested for driving the wrong way down the street with a DUI.

GoBroncos DownUnder
04-27-2009, 10:34 AM
Folks, this board has gone from being full of great football conversations, to nothing more than a cest pool full of accusations geared towards other fans. And for what reason??? We all may have sun glasses on, but some of ours are just tinted more heavily than others. Can we not talk about being excited about a kid that seems to be all class?? A hardworker? A good guy?? A student of the game??? A player that loves the game of football as much as you or me??? Last time I checked those were the key attributes that many fans wanted in a football player that played for their team!
I TOTALLY agree! :notworthy

What ever happened to ... {sigh}
(I don't agree with the "cest" pool comment though, it's more like a cess pool) ;)

SonOfLe-loLang
04-27-2009, 10:42 AM
The Broncos just signed Chis Baker . The Broncos might reget signing him after he goes manic and kills everybody on the team after they cut him.

You are really bizarre

cousinal11
04-27-2009, 10:48 AM
You can tell all the guys we signed are pretty smart. I loved their press conferences. Smith was a cocky SOB and he said he knew a lot of our packages already. Very impressed with all of them. Doesn't mean they'll be good players, but it does mean they probably won't be making many mental mistakes or getting arrested for driving the wrong way down the street with a DUI.


He will be a beast.

Bronco Yoda
04-27-2009, 10:49 AM
I like what I've seen from Knowson during interviews. This kid really seems like he coming from a good place. Not a bad thing beings he was drafted so high and could have an attitude like others. I know it's really soon and I have little to go on... but I'm really impressed so far with this kids attitude and the way he handled things so far. A real likable guy.

sisterhellfyre
04-27-2009, 10:54 AM
(I don't agree with the "cest" pool comment though, it's more like a cess pool) ;)

C'est pool?

outdoor_miner
04-27-2009, 10:56 AM
Robert Ayers was arrested for aggrevated assault and suspended from the Tennessee Vol team in 2005.

http://graphics.boston.com/bonzai-fba/AP_Photo/2006/01/12/1137108865_9687-1.jpg
"I've got to find out exactly what's going on," Fulmer said. "From what I know about it, Jerod Mayo will be out there participating unless something changes. Robert Ayers will not until we get through this."

Oops...

FYI: "High Character" != "Never, Ever Made a Mistake"

bronco610
04-27-2009, 10:58 AM
Only one of our guys has a questionable past, and he was a street free agent. That was also a while back, so I'm guessing the staff wants to see if he's got his head screwed on correctly.

Other than that, it's quite obvious that high character, cerebral players are important to the new staff. Say what you want about the Patriots, but they've had more good character players than bad over the years, and clearly, a pretty smart football team.

You want nasty guys out there, but you don't want stupid thugs. I like the direction we're going with these picks.

Popps, just curious.... I am not for or against McD. but when it comes to the patriot way how do you feel about the filming of other teams defensive signals since we are talking character and the patriot way.

Chris
04-27-2009, 10:59 AM
Alphonso Smith and Moreno seemed like smart, eager guys. Robert Ayers... not so much.

BroncoBuff
04-27-2009, 10:59 AM
Playing the "high character" card sound like rationalizing the draft ... I suppose that's okay, but it sounds a bit like reaching for something good to say.

BroncoMan4ever
04-27-2009, 11:08 AM
Only one of our guys has a questionable past, and he was a street free agent. That was also a while back, so I'm guessing the staff wants to see if he's got his head screwed on correctly.

Other than that, it's quite obvious that high character, cerebral players are important to the new staff. Say what you want about the Patriots, but they've had more good character players than bad over the years, and clearly, a pretty smart football team.

You want nasty guys out there, but you don't want stupid thugs. I like the direction we're going with these picks.

Ayers and Moreno have that nasty player mentality. they are nice guys in the media, but once they hit the field, it is time to play, and they play hard, and rough.

Kaylore
04-27-2009, 11:09 AM
Many of you should watch the interview with Ayers. He's very candid about who he was during that period of his life.

oubronco
04-27-2009, 11:16 AM
You can tell all the guys we signed are pretty smart. I loved their press conferences. Smith was a cocky SOB and he said he knew a lot of our packages already. Very impressed with all of them. Doesn't mean they'll be good players, but it does mean they probably won't be making many mental mistakes or getting arrested for driving the wrong way down the street with a DUI.

didn't work out too well for a cetain RB remember I'll rush for 2,000 yds and they won't miss Portis

Pony Boy
04-27-2009, 11:19 AM
Alphonso Smith "Quotes" that say a lot about his character and attitude.

On how he値l contribute immediately as a rookie
的 have the attitude that I知 trying to come in and start right away, to be honest with you. That痴 the way I知 going to approach this thing and if it happens, it値l be great, but if not, if that痴 not the case I started all four years at nickel at Wake Forest and I think I知 pretty good at it. I think I値l be able to make an immediate impact with that being said.
On his game
的知 really instinctive and what I think separated me from the other corners was, I understand the game. I知 really smart, I take calculated risks instead of I get coined as a 堵ambler sometimes, but I know when I can do. I think that痴 one of the things that attracted Coach (Josh) McDaniels and (Secondary) Coach Ed Donatell to me, and (Defensive Coordinator) Coach Mike Nolan is that I知 a pretty savvy football player and instinctive.
On how playing with veterans will help his game
徹ne of the reasons I was so attracted to Denver, I was like 前h, my God, I知 going to be in the same locker with (CB) Champ Bailey, (S) Brian Dawkins, (S) Renaldo Hill. All of these guys have played more than five years. They know the game. And just being a rookie, it痴 the best situation coming in. And I think, with that being said, I値l add a little pressure to myself; I might have the best rookie season out of the cornerbacks.