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03-22-2010, 09:05 AM
Jason La Canfora
Broncos express interest in Mawae Posted: March 22nd, 2010 | Jason La Canfora | Tags: 2010 Free Agency, Denver Broncos, Kevin Mawae

The Denver Broncos have expressed some interest in Pro Bowl C Kevin Mawae, according to a league source.

Denver lost center Casey Wiegmann in free agency, and though the team is looking to get younger at that position, Mawae is a possibility and there has been contact between the sides.

Mawae has the option of returning to the Titans as well, in what would likely be a depth role. Despite his age he made it through 2009 injury free and was voted to another Pro Bowl, but the interest in him has been limited to this point.



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Crushisback
03-22-2010, 09:09 AM
I would approve of this. Especially if we draft a center later in the draft. Mawae would be a great tutor.

SoDak Bronco
03-22-2010, 09:17 AM
Pass

PRBronco
03-22-2010, 09:19 AM
Jason La Canfora
Broncos express interest in Mawae Posted: March 22nd, 2010 | Jason La Canfora | Tags: 2010 Free Agency, Denver Broncos, Kevin Mawae

The Denver Broncos have expressed some interest in Pro Bowl C Kevin Mawae, according to a league source.

Denver lost center Casey Wiegmann in free agency, and though the team is looking to get younger at that position, Mawae is a possibility and there has been contact between the sides.

Mawae has the option of returning to the Titans as well, in what would likely be a depth role. Despite his age he made it through 2009 injury free and was voted to another Pro Bowl, but the interest in him has been limited to this point.



http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/22/broncos-express-interest-in-mawae/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


Another swing and a miss. It's not hard to google ffs.

Anyways, I like this news.

SonOfLe-loLang
03-22-2010, 09:20 AM
I'd like this. I think we will draft a center or continue to groom Olsen for the role. I fail to see the downside.

broncosteven
03-22-2010, 10:07 AM
He would make some nice depth but we still need to draft a C and OG.

oubronco
03-22-2010, 10:28 AM
He's past his prime I'd rather draft one of the young guns

broncos-rock
03-22-2010, 10:28 AM
This and then draft Jeff byers out of USC and Loveland. Totally blown away by his interview with Vic and Gary this morning. He has his MBA & seems to have the size to fill the role and wants to play for Denver.

crush17
03-22-2010, 10:31 AM
There's nothing wrong with bringing Mawae in. OL rookies need time to develop.

WolfpackGuy
03-22-2010, 10:32 AM
Maybe 5 years ago.

I'd rather have someone young who will be around awhile.

CEH
03-22-2010, 10:33 AM
I'd rather sign a vet like Mawae and if a rook or Olsen beats him out so be it but to rely on a rook or Olsen with no real vet backup is playing with fire

So far we have zero centers on the team

Popps
03-22-2010, 10:33 AM
Would like to see this get done, along with drafting help, of course. Was actually hoping to hear this news.

Dagmar
03-22-2010, 10:34 AM
He's past his prime I'd rather draft one of the young guns

So you would prefer a complete rookie in the unimportant role of C this season?

HILife
03-22-2010, 10:40 AM
Jason La Canfora
Broncos express interest in Mawae Posted: March 22nd, 2010 | Jason La Canfora | Tags: 2010 Free Agency, Denver Broncos, Kevin Mawae

The Denver Broncos have expressed some interest in Pro Bowl C Kevin Mawae, according to a league source.

Denver lost center Casey Wiegmann in free agency, and though the team is looking to get younger at that position, Mawae is a possibility and there has been contact between the sides.

Mawae has the option of returning to the Titans as well, in what would likely be a depth role. Despite his age he made it through 2009 injury free and was voted to another Pro Bowl, but the interest in him has been limited to this point.



http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/22/broncos-express-interest-in-mawae/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

:-/

chrisp
03-22-2010, 10:44 AM
The young guns we've been grooming on the O-line this past year or two have been groomed under a different coach (Dennison) with a whole different style of blocking (zone). I would not be optimistic were any of them asked to start in 2010 with just the offseason to adjust, unless they are actually guys who are better suited to the new style (which I don't think they are .

Mawae would be awesome becuase he would give us a solid vet to start while we groom some youngsters in the new style over the next year or two. He's probably not a long-term answer, but right now I think what we most need is a short-term answer anyway.....

zdoor
03-22-2010, 10:45 AM
On a 1 or 2 year deal on an uncapped year, they better get a vet or the rest of the line is going to suffer. I would completely approve of this signing. I would not want to see a rookie starting for us in their first year...

Archer81
03-22-2010, 10:45 AM
Sign the wiley vet, draft a center to sit behind him a year or two or maybe have Olsen learn from him. Its not a lose/lose to pick up Mawae.


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Dagmar
03-22-2010, 10:55 AM
Sign the wiley vet, draft a center to sit behind him a year or two or maybe have Olsen learn from him. Its not a lose/lose to pick up Mawae.


:Broncos:

Exactly.

montrose
03-22-2010, 10:56 AM
I'd like to see Mawae signed, then make a move into the 20's of the 1st round for Maurkice Pouncey. Hopefully Olsen can beat out Hochstein at LG and the OL would be at bit improved next year. In a perfect world, I'd like to bring in a beast at LG and improved depth at OT. Our OL was such trash last year, far worse than our DL in my opinion. If the OL can improve, we can run the ball more effectivly (I think a healthy Moreno behind an improved OL will be amazing) and protect our defense even better.

Man I'd love to see Pouncey, McClain, Iupati and Dan Williams in a Broncos uniform. Too bad we can't have them all! Oh well, I'm glad to see Xanders and McDaniels are making size and ability in the trenches a top priority.

broncocalijohn
03-22-2010, 11:00 AM
He would make some nice depth but we still need to draft a C and OG.

yes indeed but not too many centers are ready right off the bat. If not much interest and he wants to start, I think we can have him much cheaper than anticipated. Sure, draft a center later in the draft, but i would be listening to what his agent has to say.

BlaK-Argentina
03-22-2010, 11:05 AM
This is a no brainer. Get it done! We need someone until one of the young guys is ready to take over.

NHAggie
03-22-2010, 11:11 AM
It seems most teams, even Denver, are reluctant to put out an offer sheet for RFAs this season. So far only 2-3 have had offer sheets IIRC. in this uncapped season many player turned out RFA and not UFA like in a capped year.

Kevin is UFA just money NO draft picks. If other moves had been made and there were extra draft picks... I'd be in favor of putting out an offer sheet for some young linemen.

Cito Pelon
03-22-2010, 11:13 AM
Ben Hamilton is still on the team and was the backup center. He might not be the best OG option, but he might be the center. If they sign Mawae that's fine with me. Denver is certainly a bit thin along the OL right now. It's gonna be interesting to see who they draft.

yerner
03-22-2010, 11:14 AM
This guy has really slipped. Not sure it would be worth much.

PRBronco
03-22-2010, 11:16 AM
Ben Hamilton is still on the team and was the backup center. He might not be the best OG option, but he might be the center. If they sign Mawae that's fine with me. Denver is certainly a bit thin along the OL right now. It's gonna be interesting to see who they draft.

I'm pretty sure Ben's an FA now.

Cito Pelon
03-22-2010, 11:30 AM
I'd like to see Mawae signed, then make a move into the 20's of the 1st round for Maurkice Pouncey. Hopefully Olsen can beat out Hochstein at LG and the OL would be at bit improved next year. In a perfect world, I'd like to bring in a beast at LG and improved depth at OT. Our OL was such trash last year, far worse than our DL in my opinion. If the OL can improve, we can run the ball more effectivly (I think a healthy Moreno behind an improved OL will be amazing) and protect our defense even better.

Man I'd love to see Pouncey, McClain, Iupati and Dan Williams in a Broncos uniform. Too bad we can't have them all! Oh well, I'm glad to see Xanders and McDaniels are making size and ability in the trenches a top priority.

Jeez, you want everything! ;D That's ok, we all do. Do you think O should be the first picks? I'd like to see the D built up for years to come. It's been too long since Denver was a kickass D. I'm thinking build on the D draft from last year with some more high picks.

Of course, the OL needs some help. It's gonna be interesting to see what the FO does.

Beantown Bronco
03-22-2010, 11:30 AM
Ben Hamilton is still on the team and was the backup center.

Nope - unrestricted FA

Cito Pelon
03-22-2010, 11:34 AM
I'm pretty sure Ben's an FA now.

He's still on the roster.

Archer81
03-22-2010, 11:41 AM
Per NFL.com

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Ben Hamilton (http://www.nfl.com/players/benhamilton/profile?id=HAM186059)declared free agent.
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Br0nc0Buster
03-22-2010, 11:45 AM
meh
hes 290 lbs.
I am not quite sure he is the man for our powerblocking scheme

Drek
03-22-2010, 11:54 AM
meh
hes 290 lbs.
I am not quite sure he is the man for our powerblocking scheme

He's been in power blocking systems basically his whole career. He doesn't have ideal size, but he's always played significantly stronger.

broncosteven
03-22-2010, 12:00 PM
meh
hes 290 lbs.
I am not quite sure he is the man for our powerblocking scheme

I always thought that in any system the center had be be stronger rather than bigger, I always thought centers were the lightest guys on the line.

Houshyamama
03-22-2010, 12:03 PM
I like this, sign him if he has anything left in the tank.

But my two biggest priorities in the draft this year are still:

LG and then Center.

We already have 3 beasts on the offensive line, we just need to add two more.

jebures
03-22-2010, 12:54 PM
I'd rather sign a vet like Mawae and if a rook or Olsen beats him out so be it but to rely on a rook or Olsen with no real vet backup is playing with fire

So far we have zero centers on the team

also could use some research, Dustin Fry=Center

Cito Pelon
03-22-2010, 01:03 PM
Nope - unrestricted FA

Apparently I haven't been paying attention. Man, I thought I wouldn't have to eat crow until AFTER the draft. This pains me. Ah well, life goes on.

HEAV
03-22-2010, 02:44 PM
No Mawae in Denver

By Mike Klis

There are various reports stating the Broncos, who desperately need a center, and veteran free-agent center Kevin Mawae have expressed mutual interest in each other.

While there are various ways to characterize “interest” an NFL source told me Maewae ain’t happening in Denver. Mawae, the president of the NFL players union, is not only 39 years old, his 289-pound frame is too light for the Broncos’ new power-type blocking system. Remember, the Broncos released Casey Wiegmann, who hasn’t missed a snap since the 2001 opener, because he was considered too small at 285 pounds.

The best center prospect in the draft is Florida’s Maurkice Pouncey, who is expected to be selected in the first round.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/03/22/no-maewae-in-denver/

PRBronco
03-22-2010, 02:49 PM
No Mawae in Denver

By Mike Klis

There are various reports stating the Broncos, who desperately need a center, and veteran free-agent center Kevin Mawae have expressed mutual interest in each other.

While there are various ways to characterize “interest” an NFL source told me Maewae ain’t happening in Denver. Mawae, the president of the NFL players union, is not only 39 years old, his 289-pound frame is too light for the Broncos’ new power-type blocking system. Remember, the Broncos released Casey Wiegmann, who hasn’t missed a snap since the 2001 opener, because he was considered too small at 285 pounds.

The best center prospect in the draft is Florida’s Maurkice Pouncey, who is expected to be selected in the first round.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/03/22/no-maewae-in-denver/


I think Wiegmann's release had more to do with being bad, than how much he weighed. If Mawae can do what they want him to do, they won't discriminate because he's 10 pounds light.

Cito Pelon
03-22-2010, 03:36 PM
So what's the plan for the OL?

I've seen Trent Williams possibly dropping to #11, the rest of the plans hinge on trade downs to get a center like Pouncey, or maybe Vladimir Ducasse, Tennant, Walton. What about Zane Beadles, Marshall Newhouse at OG?

Sure is gonna be interesting how the draft plays out.

UberBroncoMan
03-22-2010, 03:49 PM
Question: Are we better with our w/o Mawae? Given we have no legitimate center I think with.

Hope we pick him up.

Drek
03-22-2010, 04:03 PM
No Mawae in Denver

By Mike Klis

There are various reports stating the Broncos, who desperately need a center, and veteran free-agent center Kevin Mawae have expressed mutual interest in each other.

While there are various ways to characterize “interest” an NFL source told me Maewae ain’t happening in Denver. Mawae, the president of the NFL players union, is not only 39 years old, his 289-pound frame is too light for the Broncos’ new power-type blocking system. Remember, the Broncos released Casey Wiegmann, who hasn’t missed a snap since the 2001 opener, because he was considered too small at 285 pounds.

The best center prospect in the draft is Florida’s Maurkice Pouncey, who is expected to be selected in the first round.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/03/22/no-maewae-in-denver/
Man, Kliss has really been hitting it out of the park today. First his "no ****" article on Marshall stating that *gasp* we can have Marshall sign the tender and trade him for whatever compensation the Broncos deem worthy.

Now he says something like this. I'm pretty sure the Broncos FO knows how much Mawae weighs. In fact, I'd bet they knew just how much he weighed before they even contacted him. I'd even go out on a limb and say they watched tape on him to see if he was the kind of guy they wanted before wasting both sides time making a call in to his agent.

montrose
03-22-2010, 04:45 PM
Jeez, you want everything! ;D That's ok, we all do. Do you think O should be the first picks? I'd like to see the D built up for years to come. It's been too long since Denver was a kickass D. I'm thinking build on the D draft from last year with some more high picks.

Of course, the OL needs some help. It's gonna be interesting to see what the FO does.

I don't believe in making O or D the 1st pick, I believe in taking the best overall player at each pick. With that, I do think the OL is by far the teams biggest weakness right now.

Cito Pelon
03-22-2010, 05:21 PM
I don't believe in making O or D the 1st pick, I believe in taking the best overall player at each pick. With that, I do think the OL is by far the teams biggest weakness right now.

Yup. It will be interesting to see what they do about that.

This is a deep D draft, and they need OL.

Drek
03-22-2010, 05:33 PM
Yup. It will be interesting to see what they do about that.

This is a deep D draft, and they need OL.

That need might not be so huge though, if they add Mawae.

That'd give us a starting center who went to the pro bowl last year and is better suited to the new style of offense than Weigmann. Clady and Harris will still be the bookends, and Kuper will be an above average player at one of the guard spots.

I'd actually feel pretty good with letting Olsen, Hochstein, and some other young up and comers fight it out for the last starting job. Hochstein was a solid starter before getting hurt last year, so if he's the worst case scenario we can live with that.

Draft someone like Walton or Tennant in the 2nd or 3rd along with a middle round guard and we'd be doing pretty well on the OL. I see a draft class that is going to produce some real quality OGs from the 3rd and 4th rounds with all the other high ranking players who will occupy the first two rounds.

crazyhorse
03-22-2010, 05:56 PM
The reason I fugured you guys let Wiegman go was because of your new power run game. He's a puller. Thats why we let him go when LJ started. I know Wiegman struggled last year. But no more than Mawea. The difference being Wiegman was in a new system that doesn't suit him.

Mawae would be a lateral move in that sense. Wiegman is 2 years younger than Mawae.

This is a break even or lose proposition at best. I dont see it happening. But what do I know.

http://profootballfocus.com/by_position.php?tab=by_position&season=2009&pos=C&stype=r&runpass=&teamid=-1&numsnaps=25&numgames=1

crazyhorse
03-22-2010, 06:56 PM
Mawea was the worst run blocker in the league by a long shot. He was also in the bottom 10 or so in pass blocking. He's been a good player in this league. But he's done. Not to mention he was blocking for Johnson.

There just aint much out there for center right now.