View Full Version : Broncos winning the non-offseason?

06-08-2011, 02:37 PM
Okay, so obviously there is no actual football going on right now, but I will damned if the Broncos aren't doing well at that. Elway and company got a lot of praise for how they handled the draft considering the relative lack of experience they had and the overall state of the team, the front office led by Elway has been quite open with the press and public and yet have been quite subtle when it comes to potentially contentious subjects.

Tebow's book is doing well, he is doing well on the interview circuit and has been remarkable in the interviews he has given combined with the fact he has worked out with our top WRs and it looks good on him.

Brandon Lloyd has been doing real work this offseason, going to school and working with a steel company apparently and from a quote on PFT I would say he seems to get it, not just relative to other football players, but on the absolute scale of getting it.

To my knowledge there have been no legal problems for any members of staff or team during the lockout (a bit of a rarity), the team has unlike many others not slashed salaries of employees or instituted forced furloughs.

Several of the incoming rookies have been giving interviews and doing well on them, recently a story about the all the charity work Quinton Carter does (and its a lot).

I thought that as a team having a prolonged offseason would hurt the Broncos more than it would a lot of other teams given we have new systems and schemes and young inexperienced players at many key positions. It seems however that things are going well for our guys, I think that is a good sign and I hope that carries over into the real season, hard work, dedication and success.

06-08-2011, 02:45 PM
Good points but always remember the glass is half full before any season starts lately. The only thing good about an 8 game season is that there is actually football. Oh, also with Chargers getting off to a slow start every year, the season will be over when they finally get their **** together!

06-08-2011, 02:45 PM

06-08-2011, 02:49 PM
Ex-Cheyenne standout Quinton Carter drafted by Denver Broncos


By Ray Brewer )

Saturday, April 30, 2011 | 10:39 a.m.

Cheyenne High product Quinton Carter of Oklahoma was selected Saturday in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.

Carter, a 6-foot, 210-pound safety, is the second with Southern Nevada ties to be selected. DeMarco Murray, a Bishop Gorman grad and Carter痴 college teammate at Oklahoma, went Friday to the Dallas Cowboys with the 71st overall pick in the third round.

Carter was surprised he was selected by the Broncos because they took another safety Friday in the second round, UCLA's Rahim Moore. Denver also has veteran Brian Dawkins.

"Whatever situation I知 going into, I知 very excited for the opportunity to be a part of any team," Carter said. "I知 ready to go to work. I知 going to be a part of the Denver Broncos, and with Rahim and myself coming, I知 sure we池e going to have a strong backfield and also learn from Brian Dawkins, who is my favorite safety in the game.

Carter had 92 tackles and four interceptions last fall in helping Oklahoma to win the Big 12 Conference and Fiesta Bowl.

Carter hasn't been told if he'll compete at free or strong safety, but said he is ready to go to work and looks forward to the challenge.

的 kind of see myself at both. I played both in college. I run down a lot; I致e played man coverage as well as played deep middle and cover-two coverages. I知 pretty familiar with both positions and I know how to play both. I知 not really sure where I値l come in and play or which safety (position) I値l play, but I am familiar with both positions.

The seven-round draft concludes today. Offensive lineman Matt Murphy is UNLV痴 best chance of having a player selected.

Check back later for more on the draft.

06-08-2011, 02:51 PM
Ant, you have the correct article posted?

06-08-2011, 02:52 PM
While I don't think anyone involved with the team has done anything wrong yet, we aren't winning the non offseason. This team is going to be relying on a lot of guys with very little experience when they start playing again. Missing the offseason, and possibly the season, will be horrible for their developement. We have a completely new defensive system to put in place and that will be hard if the lockout ends right before they start playing games. We also are losing valuable time in evaluating/signing FAs. A scramble to sign FAs right before games are played will not be good for this team. If they wanted to trade Orton, this lockout is ruining their plans. It may force them to actually play Orton if Tebow doesn't get a training camp or preseason.

I see the lockout hurting this team more than any other that didn't change front offices.

06-08-2011, 02:56 PM

06-08-2011, 03:05 PM
Offense wise, we could still be in good shape.
The defense OTOH, would need more work, and could definitely benefit from a 6-week TC at least.
Ideally, the way I see it, things would need to get moving and done this month, otherwise it may be too late...

06-08-2011, 03:09 PM
Too late for what?

Los Broncos
06-08-2011, 03:12 PM
This is a good way to look at it, anything to keep things looking up.

But we still have a long ways to go, our defense needs to work together as much as possible.

06-08-2011, 04:58 PM
Ant, you have the correct article posted?

Yes sir. He graduated high school here in Las Vegas. Here is the caption under his pictire in the article.

"Cheyenne High graduate Quinton Carter, shown at a football camp he hosted last spring for at-risk children, was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos."

06-08-2011, 05:04 PM
Yes sir. He graduated high school here in Las Vegas. Here is the caption under his pictire in the article.

"Cheyenne High graduate Quinton Carter, shown at a football camp he hosted last spring for at-risk children, was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos."

That is last spring. You don't tell us what that article has anything to do with this offseason that he is doing currently.

06-08-2011, 06:01 PM

Off the field, Carter has already made a strong impression, having started a nonprofit foundation as a college sophomore; organized a free, three-day football camp for youths in his hometown of Las Vegas; hosted a Father's Day benefit to honor dads in low-income families for their efforts; raised funds for other causes; and made weekly visits to a classroom of 4-year-olds at Ramirez's daycare facility.
He also has plans to start a program that would offer free medical care for low-income families. And he graduated with a degree in criminology and political science with a minor in nonprofit studies.

Asked how a 22-year-old with designs on a career as a professional athlete could have that much on his plate as a college student, Carter said, "I don't play video games."

"He was faithful to these children," Ramirez said. "With all he had here (in Norman) and in Las Vegas, he was here every week. And if he couldn't come because of something in his schedule, he always called to let the children know. He ate pizza with them, planted flowers with them, got his hands dirty with them. He's a role model and wants to be."

Carter created his SOUL Foundation — Serving Others through Unity and Leadership — as an OU sophomore. One of his first activities was to plan and host a free football camp for ages 11 to 14 that would include more than on-field coaching. With the help of an uncle, he organized the first camp on only two weeks' notice. It drew 125 players. He finished his third camp last week, with 225 players having attended.
The camp includes classroom lectures on the importance of eating right and attending college, as well as football instruction from the likes of Marcel Dareus — the No. 3 pick in this year's draft — as well as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and San Francisco 49ers safety Reggie Smith .

Hunkie Cooper , the football coach at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas and a neighbor of the Carter family, has called Quinton "purpose-driven."

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06-08-2011, 09:55 PM
That is last spring. You don't tell us what that article has anything to do with this offseason that he is doing currently.

Sorry, I misread the article. :notworthy It was offseason, just last year. ;)

Cito Pelon
06-12-2011, 10:52 AM
I'm looking forward to a 2011 season, I think there will be one, I'm always optimistic.

Denver could field a decent team. It's not like we have a total crap roster. Some people bleat "4-12, 4-12" over and over, but I'm optimistic. Of course, I've been optimistic since 2006 also, and that hasn't panned out so well.

The team has a lot of work to do, has some young guys on the OL and at TE that have to pan out, same with the LB and S corps, the DL Ayers has to step up and Elvis return to form. Seems like we're decent at CB and nickleback, WR, QB. The ST specialists seem OK, seem OK at the return positions.