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KevinJames
01-04-2011, 06:22 PM
DeAngelo Williams will be a free agent, and with the emergence of Carolina's backs with him being down I think Carolina will let him walk and we should target him.

We all like Knowshon's ability but he has problems staying healthy maybe him being featured behind Williams in a 3rd down back role similar to what Jonathan Stewart did behind him in Carolina.

Running back by committee is just what Knowshon needs.

heres what I want our backfield to look like

DeAngelo Williams / Knowshon Moreno - time share
Lendale White - goal line and short yardage
UDFA

broncosteven
01-04-2011, 06:40 PM
I would like to have a guy like Williams here. Just wouldn't want to over pay.

I miss the days when we didn't have to worry about finding RB's and could just bring in a low round pick or UDFA to put up 1500 yards and 15 TDs.

Dedhed
01-04-2011, 06:43 PM
I wouldn't "target" any offensive players.

gunns
01-04-2011, 06:46 PM
In 5 years he's had one good year. I don't want a player I have to pray stays healthy enough to play the season.

TheProfessor
01-04-2011, 06:47 PM
I wouldn't "target" any offensive players.

Unless the team is confident that Walton will improve SIGNIFICANTLY we need a center in the worst way.

Add to that, once we make the shift over to the West Coast system we absolutely have to acquire a TE that can catch the ball.

Sadly we have needs everywhere

Zoobie
01-04-2011, 06:47 PM
Williams is going to get a big contract, the amount of money we'd have to pay a Moreno/Williams backfield would be ridiculous.

BroncoInferno
01-04-2011, 06:54 PM
I wouldn't "target" any offensive players.

Why? I can understand that logic when it comes to the draft, but targeting an offensive player or two in free agency doesn't hamper improving the defense. It's not like we don't have some needs on offense.

As far as Williams goes, he gets dinged up all the time. We already have one RB who has problems staying healthy. If we sign or draft a back, I'd rather go with someone without a worrisome injury history.

Likwid Kerruj
01-04-2011, 06:55 PM
Signing free agent running backs to big money makes me nervous.

db56
01-04-2011, 06:56 PM
I would like to have a guy like Williams here. Just wouldn't want to over pay.

I miss the days when we didn't have to worry about finding RB's and could just bring in a low round pick or UDFA to put up 1500 yards and 15 TDs.

exactly! I liked the Knowshon pick at the time and I still believe he can be a good player but #12 was a bit high looking back.

I like Williams but he has durability issues so it would have to be for the right money..

Dedhed
01-04-2011, 06:59 PM
Why? I can understand that logic when it comes to the draft, but targeting an offensive player or two in free agency doesn't hamper improving the defense. It's not like we don't have some needs on offense.


I don't want the FO to spend a single ounce of energy that should be committed to addressing an historically bad defense.

I'll gladly run with the exact same offense that finished the season if it means we've made significant upgrades on defense.

True, one may not preclude the other, but I want all our resources dedicated to a defense that has been laughable for 10+ years.

BroncoInferno
01-04-2011, 07:16 PM
I don't want the FO to spend a single ounce of energy that should be committed to addressing an historically bad defense.

I'll gladly run with the exact same offense that finished the season if it means we've made significant upgrades on defense.

True, one may not preclude the other, but I want all our resources dedicated to a defense that has been laughable for 10+ years.

We can target a RB or TE in free agency without significantly depleting the resources directed towards the defense. In fact, if we were to make solid signings at RB and TE, we could pretty much spend every single draft pick on defense (maybe one or two late round offensive lineman). No team is ever going to go an entire offseason and literally not sign or draft a significant player on one side of the ball. We need to put the primary focus on the defense...of course. But it's not a good idea to be myopic about it, either.

OBF1
01-04-2011, 07:24 PM
I am thinking Tom Cable would be a great addition and he IS available

BroncosSR
01-04-2011, 07:29 PM
Maybe with a pistol but not as a Denver Bronco.

schaaf
01-04-2011, 07:30 PM
I really like the offense we have right now..but with that said we need to get some playmakers.

I never thought at any point this season that we could hit a homerun at any time.

I even thought that Tatum Bell could do that occasionally, and he is now in the UFL

Hamrob
01-04-2011, 08:49 PM
Yes, Williams or somebody equal to him in Free Agency and then use our #34 pick on Kyle Rudolph.

All other resources can be and should be spent on defense. If we don't take Rudolph at #34...then I want Stocker in the 3rd!

Tim Tebow needs a receiving TE that is a stud. That actually could be the most important piece to his success. It's not Quinn!!!!

extralife
01-05-2011, 01:16 AM
As long as we aren't giving him Champ's money, I'd love to have Williams. When was the last time we got a big play from our running game? Besides our QB scoring from 40 out, at least.

Hotwheelz
01-05-2011, 01:54 AM
I really like the offense we have right now..but with that said we need to get some playmakers.

I never thought at any point this season that we could hit a homerun at any time.

I even thought that Tatum Bell could do that occasionally, and he is now in the UFL

Brandon Lloyd says hi.

Bronco Yoda
01-05-2011, 02:24 AM
Yes, Williams or somebody equal to him in Free Agency and then use our #34 pick on Kyle Rudolph.

All other resources can be and should be spent on defense. If we don't take Rudolph at #34...then I want Stocker in the 3rd!

Tim Tebow needs a receiving TE that is a stud. That actually could be the most important piece to his success. It's not Quinn!!!!


I know of a TE in Detroit we could trade for Ha!

cutthemdown
01-05-2011, 02:26 AM
Since a rookie RB probably not an option I think it would be smart to bring in the FA rbs and see what type of deals they are looking for.

I like Bush in Oakland a lot. They have McFadden to sign in a yr or so and may not tag him. Also I would take a look at Zach Miller the TE as well.

TheReverend
01-05-2011, 06:26 AM
In 5 years he's had one good year. I don't want a player I have to pray stays healthy enough to play the season.

Too late!

BroncosMT
01-05-2011, 07:39 AM
In 5 years he's had one good year. I don't want a player I have to pray stays healthy enough to play the season.

I would agree....we already have one of those....we don't need both on the sidelines

TheElusiveKyleOrton
01-05-2011, 07:41 AM
I would like to have a guy like Williams here. Just wouldn't want to over pay.

I miss the days when we didn't have to worry about finding RB's and could just bring in a low round pick or UDFA to put up 1500 yards and 15 TDs.

Ah, the good ol' days.

They're not coming back. Might as well get used to it.

ETA: I'm down with Williams. Wanted him out of college.

Beantown Bronco
01-05-2011, 07:49 AM
In 5 years he's had one good year. I don't want a player I have to pray stays healthy enough to play the season.

One good year? More like one great year and two other good years IMO.

2009 - in 13 games, he had over 1,100 yds and 7 TDs. That's pretty damn good IMO.

2007 - in part time duty with 0 starts, he had over 700 yds and averaged 5 yards per carry and had 5 TDs. Not great, but he was splitting carries and was productive when he had the ball.

Either way, we're talking about a three year period where he averaged over 5 yards a carry and over 10 TDs per season.

TheReverend
01-05-2011, 08:08 AM
One good year? More like one great year and two other good years IMO.

2009 - in 13 games, he had over 1,100 yds and 7 TDs. That's pretty damn good IMO.

2007 - in part time duty with 0 starts, he had over 700 yds and averaged 5 yards per carry and had 5 TDs. Not great, but he was splitting carries and was productive when he had the ball.

Either way, we're talking about a three year period where he averaged over 5 yards a carry and over 10 TDs per season.

DeShaun Foster... now that's a blast from the past.