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EmpireOrange
12-31-2010, 07:47 AM
In this order:

1) Empower Brian Xanders as the GM

2) Hire Ron Rivera as Head Coach/D Coordinator

3) Hire Jim Fassell as Offensive Coordinator/QB coach

4) Switch back to predominately a 4-3 defense – trade Kyle Orton to Washington for Albert Haynesworth and 2012 4th round pick.

5) Resign Champ Bailey – cut fat (Dawkins, Ryan Harris, etc.)

6) Trade back in the draft – preferably to No. 19-25; accumulate picks for this 2011 & 2012

7) Draft Mike Pouncey, G, FL

8) Draft Allen Bailey, DE/DT, Miami

9) Draft Dante Williams, FS, North Carolina

10) Draft Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska

Championship!

BMarsh615
12-31-2010, 08:02 AM
Fassell said that he has been offered coordinator jobs in the NFL a few times in the past few years and he isn't interested in being anything other than a HC.

NFLBRONCO
12-31-2010, 08:04 AM
As much as I'd love to try a D minded HC our history is hiring O HC's so I'm not expecting it to change.

Jetmeck
12-31-2010, 08:16 AM
you got some strange ideas............

peacepipe
12-31-2010, 08:17 AM
4) Switch back to predominately a 4-3 defense – trade Kyle Orton to Washington for Albert Haynesworth and 2012 4th round pick. also look at the top defenses out there,you'll notice about all of them play a 3-4 defense. we just gotta stay commited so that the players have some consistencey.




no interest in moving back to a 4-3. Denvers defense is more effective in a 3-4, our defense would've been alot better had doom not got hurt. also Hayneworth is too big a head case.

6) Trade back in the draft – preferably to No. 19-25; accumulate picks for this 2011 & 2012


this team continuously drafts 2nd tier players every yr as a result of trading down or cuz of record & have gotten us nowhere. stick with our #2 or drop down no lower than #6.

Dr. Broncenstein
12-31-2010, 08:18 AM
Lmao at anyone who thinks Haynesworth is the solution to anything. He is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with pro football.

strafen
12-31-2010, 08:18 AM
Not quite sure I agree with your first 7 points.

OBF1
12-31-2010, 08:21 AM
200 post rule

yerner
12-31-2010, 08:25 AM
awful.

footstepsfrom#27
12-31-2010, 08:28 AM
1) Wake up
2) Have ice and beer buckets filled
3) Watch '97-98 highlight reels
4) Bang hot wife
5) Have ice and beer buckets filled
6) Golf
7) Release PR statement
8) Have ice and beer buckets filled
9) Lunch

eat...etc...etc...

OK I'm kidding but I just hope John's really ready to roll up his sleeves and go to WORK and work with those Bowlen can surround him with other than the remaining 2 stooges still lurking in the front office from the original unholy trinity. If he's having something to do with the coaching selection and he's making decisions for Bowlen in some areas now would that surprise us or not? Is he ready to be doing what he's going to be doing? Who knows...since it's unclear what he's doing? ???

Dr. Broncenstein
12-31-2010, 08:31 AM
Feed, water, and diaper change Bowlen will probably be a more realistic plan.

strafen
12-31-2010, 08:36 AM
awful.That's what I really wanted to say. Ha!

peacepipe
12-31-2010, 08:37 AM
my to do list would be to think outside the box & raid the steelers defensive coaching staff for a DC. I don't care what anybody says,LeBaeu is one of the best coaches out there. someone that comes from his staff,that has learned from him is probably going to be better than who we got.

bowtown
12-31-2010, 08:40 AM
In this order:

1) Empower Brian Xanders as the GM

2) Hire Ron Rivera as Head Coach/D Coordinator

3) Hire Jim Fassell as Offensive Coordinator/QB coach

4) Switch back to predominately a 4-3 defense – trade Kyle Orton to Washington for Albert Haynesworth and 2012 4th round pick.

5) Resign Champ Bailey – cut fat (Dawkins, Ryan Harris, etc.)

6) Trade back in the draft – preferably to No. 19-25; accumulate picks for this 2011 & 2012

7) Draft Mike Pouncey, G, FL

8) Draft Allen Bailey, DE/DT, Miami

9) Draft Dante Williams, FS, North Carolina

10) Draft Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska

Championship!

I bolded the steps I agree with you on.

DenverBroncosJM
12-31-2010, 08:42 AM
Depending on the game this week...I kinda like Stud to get a shot at coaching. We need a new special teams coach but I don't think we have a bad coaching staff.

montrose
12-31-2010, 08:42 AM
Feed, water, and diaper change Bowlen will probably be a more realistic plan.

Hilarious!

Dagmar
12-31-2010, 08:43 AM
In this order:

1) Empower Brian Xanders as the GM

2) Hire Ron Rivera as Head Coach/D Coordinator

3) Hire Jim Fassell as Offensive Coordinator/QB coach

4) Switch back to predominately a 4-3 defense – trade Kyle Orton to Washington for Albert Haynesworth and 2012 4th round pick.

5) Resign Champ Bailey – cut fat (Dawkins, Ryan Harris, etc.)

6) Trade back in the draft – preferably to No. 19-25; accumulate picks for this 2011 & 2012

7) Draft Mike Pouncey, G, FL

8) Draft Allen Bailey, DE/DT, Miami

9) Draft Dante Williams, FS, North Carolina

10) Draft Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska

Championship!

No and no. (yes resign Champ, keep Dawk. Replace Harris with who? A rookie protecting Tebow's blindside?? Trade orton, no to Haynesworth) The rest seems pretty good.

lostknight
12-31-2010, 08:43 AM
Profootballtalk today is reporting that if Xanders stays, it will be as a cap expert, not as GM.

lostknight
12-31-2010, 08:44 AM
From what I am hearing, Dawkins is retiring.

EmpireOrange
12-31-2010, 08:46 AM
Fassell said that he has been offered coordinator jobs in the NFL a few times in the past few years and he isn't interested in being anything other than a HC.

He is coaching in the UFL right now for christsakes. His last NFL job was a coordinator. However the real in is his relationship with John Elway. I think if he is given latitude and say in the direction of the offensive team, Elway can get him back in the NFL. Most importantly, Fassel is the best coach for Tebow’s OJT. I would say hire him as the HC but I don't think Rivera is attainable then. Rivera is a stud, I think the best coaching option out there right now.

EmpireOrange
12-31-2010, 08:48 AM
No and no. (yes resign Champ, keep Dawk. Replace Harris with who? A rookie protecting Tebow's blindside?? Trade orton, no to Haynesworth) The rest seems pretty good.

Why no to Haynesworth? With his contract with DC, we could get him for pennies on the dollar. He is a talented player who when motivated - like he was @ Tenn - can dominate the game. He will be hungry to show his doubters and would be cheap to the Broncos. It would upgrade the DL instantly. Why no?

EmpireOrange
12-31-2010, 08:50 AM
200 post rule

do you find it hard to hide the fact that you're g@y?

bowtown
12-31-2010, 08:52 AM
Why no to Haynesworth? With his contract with DC, we could get him for pennies on the dollar. He is a talented player who when motivated - like he was @ Tenn - can dominate the game. He will be hungry to show his doubters and would be cheap to the Broncos. It would upgrade the DL instantly. Why no?

For babies and cheeseburgers maybe.

bowtown
12-31-2010, 08:53 AM
gay gay gay.

Does that word get filtered? Just checking.

strafen
12-31-2010, 08:54 AM
Profootballtalk today is reporting that if Xanders stays, it will be as a cap expert, not as GM.Amen. That will be something I'll totally endorse...

Dr. Broncenstein
12-31-2010, 08:56 AM
Hilarious!

I was being somewhat serious. I think Elway is Bowlen's trusted confidant, and Bowlen is trying to transition this team into Elway's control before he loses all mental faculties. Just think for a moment how bad things must be for a proud man like Pat Bowlen to publicly admit he is losing his memory. Add to the picture the fact that we haven't heard a peep from him in the most trying times of his ownership. It looks bad to me.

ayjackson
12-31-2010, 08:59 AM
awful.

every word of it

CEH
12-31-2010, 09:00 AM
Major task ahead for Broncos.
DPO article.

Very interesting article. Legwold has been around a long time and has connections so it sounds . Many think Beadles and Walton are not long term answer. That would suck big time.

Those personnel executives see an aging, thin roster facing a large talent deficit. Some of it is because of the number of moves McDaniels and the team's personnel department made with the more than three dozen players who were brought in or sent packing in his 22 months on the job.

The personnel execs also say that when the Broncos, under McDaniels, traded away players such as Jay Cutler, Peyton Hillis, Brandon Marshall and Alphonso Smith, they didn't get comparably ranked talent in return.



The next level down is Pro Bowl level. The consensus was that Bailey, guard Chris Kuper, outside linebacker Elvis Du- mervil and left tackle Ryan Clady were the only Broncos on this tier.

All four of those players are holdovers from Mike Shana- han's tenure. Several teams said Clady did not quite play to that level this season because of offseason knee surgery, but they expect him to improve with another offseason to improve his leg strength.

Read the whole article
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_16978932

strafen
12-31-2010, 09:00 AM
Depending on the game this week...I kinda like Stud to get a shot at coaching. We need a new special teams coach but I don't think we have a bad coaching staff.You know what.
Stud seems to be a good choice. I won't be surprised if he gets a shot.
The key is having experienced and proven DC and OC to work with.
Let his staff focus on the job at hand, and Stud preparing the team for Sundays.
For what I've seen so far Stud has hung his head high even when we were down 17 points down against Houston last week as evidenced by the NFL video currently posted here today (Tebow mic'd)
Yeah, I understand that he's got zero pressure and it's one thing being an interim coach and other being the actual headcoach, but the point is, his demeanor fuels the team confidence...

EmpireOrange
12-31-2010, 09:12 AM
no interest in moving back to a 4-3. Denvers defense is more effective in a 3-4, our defense would've been alot better had doom not got hurt. also Hayneworth is too big a head case..

I don't see how you think Denver's defense is more effective in a 3-4. They have been that for two seasons and the bottom feeders in the league. They stink and stuck last year too. Reasons for going back to the 4-3 is twofold: Ron Rivera is a 4-3 specialist (yes he's running the 3-4 in SD, but he made his hay with the Bears in 2006 running the 4-3). And second, Haynesworth who will come cheaply wants to be in a 4-3. Rivera has shown a propensity for both, so you can still run the 3-4 (and work towards getting better at it) but for the foreseeable future make the 4-3 your base because the only way to dramatically improve the defense quickly and compete sooner rather than later is to get in established talent and right now the that is Haynesworth who can be dominate again if you coddle his azz a bit. Rebuilding the defense from the draft could take years and I think would be counterproductive to the Tebow and his development. Denver needs a defense that can support young QB mistakes and compensate for the learning curve. The quickest way to that is go back to the 4-3 and pick up Haynesworth. Look at what peppers did for Chicago’s defense and Sue for Detroit’s. Haynesworth is that kind of player, although a bit of a baby…


Denver needs picks brother. McDaniels has effed us and wasted a lot of opportunity to get talent. Who do you want at #2 that cant be had at 19?

oubronco
12-31-2010, 09:13 AM
[QUOTE=footstepsfrom#27;3063365]1) Wake up
2) Have ice and beer buckets filled
3) Watch '97-98 highlight reels
4) Bang hot wife
5) Have ice and beer buckets filled
6) Golf
7) Release PR statement
8) Have ice and beer buckets filled
9) Lunch

eat...etc...etc...[QUOTE]

Hell yea :strong:

Gort
12-31-2010, 09:14 AM
i think Elway's actual "to do" list looks a bit more like this.

1) count money
2) bang ex-cheerleader wife
3) decide where to vacation next week

Dr. Broncenstein
12-31-2010, 09:17 AM
There he goes, summoning the Haynesworth again.

http://www.sportsgrid.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/haynesworth.gif

Albert isn't too proud to lay down and stay down.

Dagmar
12-31-2010, 09:18 AM
I was being somewhat serious. I think Elway is Bowlen's trusted confidant, and Bowlen is trying to transition this team into Elway's control before he loses all mental faculties. Just think for a moment how bad things must be for a proud man like Pat Bowlen to publicly admit he is losing his memory. Add to the picture the fact that we haven't heard a peep from him in the most trying times of his ownership. It looks bad to me.

I think this kind of libelous posting is very dangerous. However, I think those that post it know exactly what they are doing and watch the idiot lemmings follow. Each moment lex or strafen post this as a hard "fact" I can see you and your evil laugh.

Dr. Broncenstein
12-31-2010, 09:23 AM
I think this kind of libelous posting is very dangerous. However, I think those that post it know exactly what they are doing and watch the idiot lemmings follow. Each moment lex or strafen post this as a hard "fact" I can see you and your evil laugh.

The man has admitted on record that he is losing his memory. He hasn't said a single word in public to my knowledge since the McD firing. These are facts upon which anyone might speculate a serious mental health issue.

Jesterhole
12-31-2010, 09:25 AM
E for effort.

No way you trade for Haynesworthless, certainly not with our 2nd most valuable trading asset. He is locker room poison. I'd rather keep Orton.

As much as it would never, ever happen...I'd love to hire McDaniels back as O-coordinator. He'd actually be the perfect fit. Smart, knows what we have and do, and believes in Tim 100% and obviously has ideas on how to use him. <sigh>

Gort
12-31-2010, 09:25 AM
I think this kind of libelous posting is very dangerous. However, I think those that post it know exactly what they are doing and watch the idiot lemmings follow. Each moment lex or strafen post this as a hard "fact" I can see you and your evil laugh.

did anyone notice in the NFL video where Studes got the game ball last weekend, that Pat Bowlen's body double was in the background? i know Saddam needed a whole slew of body doubles for security reasons, but i had no idea that Bowlen's mental faculties had slipped so much that the team is now forced to find look-a-likes and parade them out at events so as not to let on to the fanbase about how serious Bowlen's condition really is... and also, that Bowlen and Saddam had so much in common. sad, sad times in Dove Valley. sad times.


:clown:

outdoor_miner
12-31-2010, 09:26 AM
Profootballtalk today is reporting that if Xanders stays, it will be as a cap expert, not as GM.

Where did you see this? I had resigned myself to him as GM, but would be seriously psyched if it didn't happen...

Steve Sewell
12-31-2010, 09:26 AM
There he goes, summoning the Haynesworth again.

http://www.sportsgrid.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/haynesworth.gif

Albert isn't too proud to lay down and stay down.


That has to be one of the saddest football plays I've ever seen. ROFL

Dagmar
12-31-2010, 09:27 AM
The man has admitted on record that he is losing his memory. He hasn't said a single word in public to my knowledge since the McD firing. These are facts upon which anyone might speculate a serious mental health issue.

You have posters on here spouting it as facts. It's a dangerous precedent to set, but to be honest people round here actually wished harm upon McD because of the Hillis trade and the man who runs this place "HATES him with the fire of a thousand suns" because a trade. In this game of football.

outdoor_miner
12-31-2010, 09:27 AM
From what I am hearing, Dawkins is retiring.

Wouldn't surprise me one bit. One of the videos that someone posted this week had a Dawkins video where he just seemed tired and kinda out of it... This has probably been a really hard year on a guy like that.

Dagmar
12-31-2010, 09:28 AM
Where did you see this? I had resigned myself to him as GM, but would be seriously psyched if it didn't happen...

I had a quick peak myself and couldn't see it. I'd like to keep him around, but working under a more experienced fellow would be my preference.

outdoor_miner
12-31-2010, 09:29 AM
Where did you see this? I had resigned myself to him as GM, but would be seriously psyched if it didn't happen...

Found it:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/31/week-17-friday-12-pack/

John Elway soon will be joining the front office, and he’ll presumably be involved in hiring a new G.M. and a new head coach. Though current G.M. Brian Xanders made a misguided public pitch to keep his job by essentially blaming former coach Josh McDaniels for a string of bad personnel moves, we’re hearing that Xanders at best will be retained as a cap expert.

If the Texans fire coach Gary Kubiak, some think that he may return to Denver as the next head coach. We’ve heard, however, that Kubiak wouldn’t be in the mix for the job.

Drek
12-31-2010, 09:30 AM
Profootballtalk today is reporting that if Xanders stays, it will be as a cap expert, not as GM.

You got a link for that? I can't find it on their site. Most recent Broncos news is Studs interviewing for the HC job.

Dagmar
12-31-2010, 09:30 AM
You got a link for that? I can't find it on their site. Most recent Broncos news is Studs interviewing for the HC job.

Rooney rule fulfilled then!

TheElusiveKyleOrton
12-31-2010, 09:40 AM
From what I am hearing, Dawkins is retiring.

And he should. I love him to death, but guy's had a fork sticking out of his back since the start of the season.

strafen
12-31-2010, 09:55 AM
There he goes, summoning the Haynesworth again.

http://www.sportsgrid.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/haynesworth.gif

Albert isn't too proud to lay down and stay down.That's why Shanahan made him pass the conditioning test before he joined the team.
Remember, he failed that conditioning test time afte time and he was pissed off at Shanny Ha!

strafen
12-31-2010, 09:58 AM
I think this kind of libelous posting is very dangerous. However, I think those that post it know exactly what they are doing and watch the idiot lemmings follow. Each moment lex or strafen post this as a hard "fact" I can see you and your evil laugh.Hey idiot. Show me where have I posted anything claiming to be a hard fact, moron?

Gutless Drunk
12-31-2010, 10:21 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81d57399/article/team-officials-broncos-coaching-search-to-include-studesville

"The Denver Broncos will formally interview interim coach Eric Studesville for the team's head coaching job following the season, according to The Denver Post on Friday, citing several team officials.


The Post revealed that the Broncos plan to be more deliberate with this offseason's search process than they were two years ago before hiring Josh McDaniels. It will be at least mid-January before the new coach is named, according to the newspaper.

Studesville faces the San Diego Chargers this Sunday, in his final appearance as interim coach. The Broncos are 1-2 under Studesville after going 3-9 under McDaniels, who was fired on Dec. 6.

"Certainly, in our business, the won-loss record is the bottom line," Studesville told the newspaper. "I feel like I've put every bit of myself into this opportunity. I don't regret a moment. I don't regret a decision."

NFL tampering laws prevent the Broncos or any team from contacting potential coaching candidates currently under contract until Monday. Denver is also finalizing a deal to make former Broncos quarterback John Elway the head of football operations."

strafen
12-31-2010, 10:27 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81d57399/article/team-officials-broncos-coaching-search-to-include-studesville

"The Denver Broncos will formally interview interim coach Eric Studesville for the team's head coaching job following the season, according to The Denver Post on Friday, citing several team officials.


The Post revealed that the Broncos plan to be more deliberate with this offseason's search process than they were two years ago before hiring Josh McDaniels. It will be at least mid-January before the new coach is named, according to the newspaper.

Studesville faces the San Diego Chargers this Sunday, in his final appearance as interim coach. The Broncos are 1-2 under Studesville after going 3-9 under McDaniels, who was fired on Dec. 6.

"Certainly, in our business, the won-loss record is the bottom line," Studesville told the newspaper. "I feel like I've put every bit of myself into this opportunity. I don't regret a moment. I don't regret a decision."

NFL tampering laws prevent the Broncos or any team from contacting potential coaching candidates currently under contract until Monday. Denver is also finalizing a deal to make former Broncos quarterback John Elway the head of football operations."

That sounds like the Broncos will not rush into a decision this time around.
Stud deserves an opportunity to vie for the job.
With one win under his belt and a quality opponent this week against San Diego, we will see more about Stud abilities to lead our team...

Pony Boy
12-31-2010, 10:32 AM
Profootballtalk today is reporting that if Xanders stays, it will be as a crap expert, not as GM.

Fixed it for ya

briane
12-31-2010, 10:42 AM
Lmao at anyone who thinks Haynesworth is the solution to anything. He is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with pro football.

yeah, and how bout we add randy moss too...

Pony Boy
12-31-2010, 10:53 AM
I was being somewhat serious. I think Elway is Bowlen's trusted confidant, and Bowlen is trying to transition this team into Elway's control before he loses all mental faculties. Just think for a moment how bad things must be for a proud man like Pat Bowlen to publicly admit he is losing his memory. Add to the picture the fact that we haven't heard a peep from him in the most trying times of his ownership. It looks bad to me.

I think he just wants to hang around the mansion

strafen
12-31-2010, 11:08 AM
I think he just wants to hang around the mansion

That's wrong, but funny! ROFL! Ha!

SoDak Bronco
12-31-2010, 11:14 AM
You lost me when you said EMPOWER XANDERS...plus trading back in the draft to get a GUARD?!! lol wow. Ron Rivera, did you see his great "defense" last week against the vaunted Bengals? wow, you sir are an idiot

Jesterhole
12-31-2010, 11:53 AM
That sounds like the Broncos will not rush into a decision this time around.
Stud deserves an opportunity to vie for the job.
With one win under his belt and a quality opponent this week against San Diego, we will see more about Stud abilities to lead our team...

It's a calculated move so that the FO can say they interviewed a minority coach as mandadet per league rules. I doubt he has any chance at the job.

TDmvp
12-31-2010, 11:55 AM
In this order:

1) Empower Brian Xanders as the GM

2) Hire Ron Rivera as Head Coach/D Coordinator

3) Hire Jim Fassell as Offensive Coordinator/QB coach

4) Switch back to predominately a 4-3 defense – trade Kyle Orton to Washington for Albert Haynesworth and 2012 4th round pick.

5) Resign Champ Bailey – cut fat (Dawkins, Ryan Harris, etc.)

6) Trade back in the draft – preferably to No. 19-25; accumulate picks for this 2011 & 2012

7) Draft Mike Pouncey, G, FL

8) Draft Allen Bailey, DE/DT, Miami

9) Draft Dante Williams, FS, North Carolina

10) Draft Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska

Championship!


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strafen
12-31-2010, 12:01 PM
It's a calculated move so that the FO can say they interviewed a minority coach as mandadet per league rules. I doubt he has any chance at the job.

I agree, and I understand. It's still hard to say, though.
Conventional wisdom will dictate we need some experienced head coach this time around having learned from the McD's fiasco.
On the flip side, they may lean towards Stud and get him some strong supporting cast around that would lessen his load of responsibilities