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Gutless Drunk
09-20-2010, 01:18 PM
Broncos find a star in the first round
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/20/broncos-find-a-star-in-the-first-round
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 20, 2010 4:02 PM ET
It took some patience from Broncos fans, but Denver unveiled their explosive first round pick to thrilling results on Sunday. And Tim Tebow didn't play a down.

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has barely stepped on the field since he was taken No. 22 overall in April, bothered by a troublesome foot injury. When Thomas did suit up, onlookers said he was special. He showed everyone Sunday against the Seahawks, catching eight passes for 97 yards and a score in his first pro game.

"He's not a secret, though," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels told the Denver Post. "I understand he's a secret to you guys. But he's one of a lot of guys we have."

The Broncos receiver group is far better than folks expected, but Thomas is the only possible lead dog. He's 6'3, 229 pounds, and has picked up the Broncos offense quicker than expected after coming from a unique scheme at Georgia Tech. He played 65 snaps Sunday.

If Thomas can stay healthy, then Eddie Royal, Jabar Gaffney, and Brandon Lloyd better fit into their specific roles. Thomas has rare skills.

"He gets behind the defense when they give him an opportunity and then the thing to me that I've been impressed with, with Demaryius (Thomas) is his ability to accelerate once he has the football," McDaniels said Monday. "It doesn't take him a long time to build his speed."

Kyle Orton is third in the league in YPA after two weeks. Denver has a long way to go, but their passing game is probably the strength of the team.

Who needs Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall?

Popps
09-20-2010, 01:24 PM
Extremely encouraging first game for the kid.

I imagine we'll have to throw the ball quite a bit this Sunday, so he should have plenty of chances to continue his great start.

Cito Pelon
09-20-2010, 01:24 PM
Whoo boy, that Bey Bey is impressive.

skunk
09-20-2010, 01:35 PM
tebow rules!!!!!!!!

Hercules Rockefeller
09-20-2010, 01:48 PM
He played 65 snaps Sunday.


Box score shows 35 passes and 38 running plays, he was not out there for every play except for 8. Even if you include the kickoffs, which I thought I saw him out there for, he wasn't out there for 65 plays.

outdoor_miner
09-20-2010, 01:54 PM
Box score shows 35 passes and 38 running plays, he was not out there for every play except for 8. Even if you include the kickoffs, which I thought I saw him out there for, he wasn't out there for 65 plays.

Yeah - what the hell was up with that? I'd guess more like 25.

Punisher
09-20-2010, 02:30 PM
I got to eat the crow on this the kid looked good.

baja
09-20-2010, 02:34 PM
I got to eat the crow on this the kid looked good.

You should have to eat elephant on this one. You judged him a bust before he even played a game.

NYBronco
09-20-2010, 02:36 PM
Love how DT catches the ball and heads up field for the shortest route to the end zone. None of that dancing sideline to sideline and negative run after the catch technique.

Punisher
09-20-2010, 02:39 PM
You should have to eat elephant on this one. You judged him a bust before he even played a game.

I just said i wouldn't pass on Dez but this guy looks good he could be a star in this League.

Rohirrim
09-20-2010, 02:47 PM
One that thing that really stood out to me about Demaryius - he has those large, soft hands. It doesn't look like the ball creates any impact at all when it gets to his hands, more like the ball is sinking into a feather pillow. That's the sign of a great receiver.

ChSuperStar
09-20-2010, 02:48 PM
Broncos find a star in the first round
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/20/broncos-find-a-star-in-the-first-round
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 20, 2010 4:02 PM ET
It took some patience from Broncos fans, but Denver unveiled their explosive first round pick to thrilling results on Sunday. And Tim Tebow didn't play a down.

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has barely stepped on the field since he was taken No. 22 overall in April, bothered by a troublesome foot injury. When Thomas did suit up, onlookers said he was special. He showed everyone Sunday against the Seahawks, catching eight passes for 97 yards and a score in his first pro game.

"He's not a secret, though," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels told the Denver Post. "I understand he's a secret to you guys. But he's one of a lot of guys we have."

The Broncos receiver group is far better than folks expected, but Thomas is the only possible lead dog. He's 6'3, 229 pounds, and has picked up the Broncos offense quicker than expected after coming from a unique scheme at Georgia Tech. He played 65 snaps Sunday.

If Thomas can stay healthy, then Eddie Royal, Jabar Gaffney, and Brandon Lloyd better fit into their specific roles. Thomas has rare skills.

"He gets behind the defense when they give him an opportunity and then the thing to me that I've been impressed with, with Demaryius (Thomas) is his ability to accelerate once he has the football," McDaniels said Monday. "It doesn't take him a long time to build his speed."

Kyle Orton is third in the league in YPA after two weeks. Denver has a long way to go, but their passing game is probably the strength of the team.

Who needs Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall?

As far as i know, he did not play any in first quater. So i dont know how he played 65 snaps. Does this author understand or not.. McD doesn't want a lead dog.. He wants a team of 53, where all are ready to play every week.

Steve Sewell
09-20-2010, 02:49 PM
I got to eat the crow on this the kid looked good.

In the meantime will you lay off eating those retard sandwiches?

HorseHead
09-20-2010, 02:51 PM
"F--- You Stan, F--- Kyle.F--- You Kenny, not you Bey-Bey, you're cool.."

-Eric Cartman

baja
09-20-2010, 02:53 PM
I just said i wouldn't pass on Dez but this guy looks good he could be a star in this League.

I'm not going to take the time to look for the post but I'm pretty sure it was you that labeled him an outright "Bust" before he even saw the field

baja
09-20-2010, 03:00 PM
I'm not going to take the time to look for the post but I'm pretty sure it was you that labeled him an outright "Bust" before he even saw the field

Well maybe it wasn't you


http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?p=2937205#post2937205

cousinal11
09-20-2010, 03:27 PM
Had no idea he was so fast. He looked like he was shot out of a cannon on the bubble screen. Got up to speed in a hurry.

Mogulseeker
09-20-2010, 03:33 PM
"F--- You Stan, F--- Kyle.F--- You Kenny, not you Bey-Bey, you're cool.."

-Eric Cartman

Damn you.... I was saving that quote for the perfect moment on this forum. Now I can't use it.

baja
09-20-2010, 03:34 PM
One that thing that really stood out to me about Demaryius - he has those large, soft hands. It doesn't look like the ball creates any impact at all when it gets to his hands, more like the ball is sinking into a feather pillow. That's the sign of a great receiver.

Ya Darius Watts had that too.

PRBronco
09-20-2010, 03:36 PM
I don't get it...this is from PFT. Did you leave out the sentence where they slam the Broncos?

Rulon Velvet Jones
09-20-2010, 03:41 PM
Ya Darius Watts had that too.

Watts' catches were so soft because the ball was landing in a pile of meat and flesh that was supposed to be his hands.

orange&blue87
09-20-2010, 03:48 PM
The Broncos receiver group is far better than folks expected, but Thomas is the only possible lead dog.

I always hate when writers and members of the media throw out the "better than folks [or people] expected line. I realize I might be in the minority, but have felt for a long while that this unit would be great as a whole.

Just irks me that National Media Guy doesn't do his due diligence and all of a sudden, wow, who would have thunk that these Denver receivers are pretty decent, even though they don't have their own 30 minute show or make sportscenter for some stupid reason twice a week.

Tombstone RJ
09-20-2010, 03:54 PM
I always hate when writers and members of the media throw out the "better than folks [or people] expected line. I realize I might be in the minority, but have felt for a long while that this unit would be great as a whole.

Just irks me that National Media Guy doesn't do his due diligence and all of a sudden, wow, who would have thunk that these Denver receivers are pretty decent, even though they don't have their own 30 minute show or make sportscenter for some stupid reason twice a week.

The other thing National Media Guy does is dismiss the Broncos passing attack because Orton is now the starting QB, and according to National Media Guy, Orton is no good..

colonelbeef
09-20-2010, 04:02 PM
Everyone knew that the passing game would be decent.

It's the run game that is shot. Why is this not getting more play?

snowspot66
09-20-2010, 04:07 PM
Everyone knew that the passing game would be decent.

It's the run game that is shot. Why is this not getting more play?

What's there to say?

Our line is banged up badly or rookies and the RBs are coming off of injuries. As long as we can keep the screens working well that might have to be considered part of our run game.

BMarsh615
09-20-2010, 04:14 PM
Michael Lombardi had a little blurb about DT.

On the lookout

Demaryius Thomas (http://www.nfl.com/players/demaryiusthomas/profile?id=THO095855) started his Denver Broncos (http://www.nfl.com/teams/denverbroncos/profile?team=DEN) career with an impressive eight-catch, one-touchdown performance. His size and speed are impressive. Once he gets more comfortable with the pace of the game, he will be a great player.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81ab12cb/article/texans-redefining-their-identity-with-strong-start-to-season?module=HP_cp2

footstepsfrom#27
09-20-2010, 04:59 PM
Box score shows 35 passes and 38 running plays, he was not out there for every play except for 8. Even if you include the kickoffs, which I thought I saw him out there for, he wasn't out there for 65 plays.
Two series, from what I understand...maybe 20 plays total?

Ratboy
09-20-2010, 05:02 PM
One game and this guy is already HOF.

Awesome.

baja
09-20-2010, 05:04 PM
One game and this guy is already HOF.

Awesome.

You've got 11,000 posts and I've never heard of ya..

HooptyHoops
09-20-2010, 05:09 PM
My bro and I watched the game and he was pumped about the acceleration on that bubble screen...kid is not only fast, but extremely quick!!

epicSocialism4tw
09-20-2010, 05:09 PM
He was drafted ahead of Dez Bryant for a reason.

Much of it has to do with the organ between his ears, and that makes him alot of fun to root for.

footstepsfrom#27
09-20-2010, 05:24 PM
It's going to be very interesting to see how fast this kid progresses from this point. If he's already playing at this level, what can he do by the end of the year? I don't know about HOF but ROY seems within reach if he stays healthy.

gyldenlove
09-20-2010, 05:25 PM
He was drafted ahead of Dez Bryant for a reason.

Much of it has to do with the organ between his ears, and that makes him alot of fun to root for.

I think we all knew coming off the Brandon Marshall debacle that there was no way in hell the team would add a WR with any question marks on their personality and behaviour. It would have send a very dangerous message to the locker room.

I think there are 2 reasons why we picked Thomas over Bryant:

Thomas is marginally faster than Bryant at full speed, however there is nothing marginal about how much smarter he is as a person.

broncogary
09-20-2010, 05:29 PM
You've got 11,000 posts and I've never heard of ya..

You just don't remember since his name is so generic. ;D

SnowGoose77
09-20-2010, 05:48 PM
You just don't remember since his name is so generic. ;D

That and it's at least the 3rd different user name he's had here :yep:

epicSocialism4tw
09-20-2010, 06:08 PM
I think we all knew coming off the Brandon Marshall debacle that there was no way in hell the team would add a WR with any question marks on their personality and behaviour. It would have send a very dangerous message to the locker room.

I think there are 2 reasons why we picked Thomas over Bryant:

Thomas is marginally faster than Bryant at full speed, however there is nothing marginal about how much smarter he is as a person.

MCAT question:

Dez Bryant : Demaryius Thomas
Neanderthalis: ?

A. Homo sapiens
B. Hairy Bum
C. Bum looker
D. Cheeky monkey

Punisher
09-20-2010, 06:10 PM
In the meantime will you lay off eating those retard sandwiches?

yea i'll try

baja
09-20-2010, 06:11 PM
That and it's at least the 3rd different user name he's had here :yep:

So who the hell is He/She?

Why do people change their user names anyway. Never understood that.

Dedhed
09-20-2010, 06:17 PM
Extremely encouraging first game for the kid.

I imagine we'll have to throw the ball quite a bit this Sunday, so he should have plenty of chances to continue his great start.Though I agree regarding this Sunday, just this kind of media attention could be the thing to help open up the running game.

Between Orton leading the league in long hookups, and Demaryius looking like a beast we might see some wider running lanes in the near future.

SnowGoose77
09-20-2010, 06:27 PM
So who the hell is He/She?

Why do people change their user names anyway. Never understood that.

Originally Posted by Blueflame View Post
RTribbey = rbrtsmth
Appreciate it!

For those who do not know..

Ratboy > RTribbey > rbrtsmth

No more Tribbey for me, finally had enough time to switch my last name to my mother's (and my entire family) name.

Harvitz81
09-20-2010, 06:27 PM
It's going to be very interesting to see how fast this kid progresses from this point. If he's already playing at this level, what can he do by the end of the year? I don't know about HOF but ROY seems within reach if he stays healthy.

The way Javid Best is going I think he will be tough to beat out for ROY. But if DT keeps it up who cares. Dude looked really, really good for his first NFL game.

I like how McD is bringing him in slowly. Only played 2 series, but made a huge impact on those. Maybe see 3-4 series next week?

errand
09-20-2010, 06:36 PM
You judged him a bust before he even played a game.

This site is famous for that......

Dedhed
09-20-2010, 06:36 PM
I think there are 2 reasons why we picked Thomas over Bryant:

Thomas is marginally faster than Bryant at full speed, however there is nothing marginal about how much smarter he is as a person.

Faster, Bigger, smarter, better. Seems like 4 reasons to me.

Popps
09-20-2010, 09:10 PM
Though I agree regarding this Sunday, just this kind of media attention could be the thing to help open up the running game.

Between Orton leading the league in long hookups, and Demaryius looking like a beast we might see some wider running lanes in the near future.

Teams definitely won't be able to cheat their LBs and stack the line they way they did last year. So, you have a point. Plus, maybe the young guys on the line can continue to improve on the job.

Kuper should be back next week. I wonder when Harris is going to come back?
(Before getting injured again.)

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
09-20-2010, 09:25 PM
and you ninnys was prepared to run McDaniels out on a rail last week . now you anti McDaniels guys need to save the fire him stuff for 3 more years and if he cant produce in 3 years then hes out. til then reserve judgment like me,

Popps
09-20-2010, 09:32 PM
and you ninnys was prepared to run McDaniels out on a rail last week . now you anti McDaniels guys need to save the fire him stuff for 3 more years and if he cant produce in 3 years then hes out. til then reserve judgment like me,

yea you guys. be more like dan,

ZONA
09-20-2010, 09:37 PM
This kid looke fab u lus !!!

He's really going to help losen the coverage on Royal and Gafney. Now if the Oline can gel and hold em out, these guys are definitely going to be open.

baja
09-20-2010, 09:46 PM
He's like Darius Watts only bigger, faster, smarter and he can catch. ;D

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
09-20-2010, 09:59 PM
yea you guys. be more like dan,

yea or better yet stop over reacting based on one season one game, i know we got problems on both sides of the ball and til then we aint going to win too much maybe 9-7 at the most, but it dont make josh a bad coach.
i admit i was against hiring of josh ,but im not going to make a idiot of myself by being against josh no matter what.
Just because i cant admit, I WAS WRONG.

BTW remember when i was against hiring this chowder head kid well
I WAS SOO VERY WRONG AGAIN!
im a idiot but at least i can admit im wrong.
now how about the other anti josh crowd. at least reserve judgment for a few years

Dr. Broncenstein
09-20-2010, 10:10 PM
and you ninnys was prepared to run McDaniels out on a rail last week . now you anti McDaniels guys need to save the fire him stuff for 3 more years and if he cant produce in 3 years then hes out. til then reserve judgment like me,

Yo dawg, I heard you like to judge those who judge...

baja
09-20-2010, 10:44 PM
yea or better yet stop over reacting based on one season one game, i know we got problems on both sides of the ball and til then we aint going to win too much maybe 9-7 at the most, but it dont make josh a bad coach.
i admit i was against hiring of josh ,but im not going to make a idiot of myself by being against josh no matter what.
Just because i cant admit, I WAS WRONG.

BTW remember when i was against hiring this chowder head kid well
I WAS SOO VERY WRONG AGAIN!
im a idiot but at least i can admit im wrong.
now how about the other anti josh crowd. at least reserve judgment for a few years
It's good to see folks coming around.