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eddie mac 06-19-2013 10:21 AM

Walton out for the season?
 
Jeff Legwold ‏@Jeff_Legwold 1m

#Broncos center J.D. Walton has had an additional surgery on his ankle this week. Is expected to miss season. A tough deal for him.

I presume Dan Koppen is at his phone now.

Bigdawg26 06-19-2013 10:21 AM

SMH!

SeedReaver 06-19-2013 10:23 AM

Ballsacks.

Houshyamama 06-19-2013 10:24 AM

Of course

06-19-2013 10:25 AM

Could have drafted that dude Brian Schwenke!

DBroncos4life 06-19-2013 10:26 AM

I am honestly surprised people are sad about this as much hate as this guy gets.

eddie mac 06-19-2013 10:26 AM

Jeff Legwold ‏@Jeff_Legwold 21s

#Broncos officials still have some optimism Walton could still be back, if all goes well in healing, by late October or early November.

Irish Stout 06-19-2013 10:27 AM

Well there goes some of the cap money, likely back to Koppen.

What's ol' Dan been up to? Hanging with his Patriot Pals in the Boston area.
http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-e...ith-dan-koppen

Houshyamama 06-19-2013 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddie mac (Post 3864774)
Jeff Legwold ‏@Jeff_Legwold 21s

#Broncos officials still have some optimism Walton could still be back, if all goes well in healing, by late October or early November.

PUP list then? I can never remember how all that works.

ward63 06-19-2013 10:30 AM

Hopefully Kuper can get healthy as solid depth or Blake steps up to the plate

eddie mac 06-19-2013 10:31 AM

Maybe they'll give Blake a shot but I'd be surprised if they haven't rang Dan already.

eddie mac 06-19-2013 10:32 AM

Cecil Lammey ‏@cecillammey 2m

Don't be surprised if #broncos bring back Dan Koppen with this Walton news, Kuper to C is something @TomNalen & I have discussed

TonyR 06-19-2013 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddie mac (Post 3864781)
Maybe they'll give Blake a shot but I'd be surprised if they haven't rang Dan already.

Ramirez has been playing ahead of Blake apparently...

Crushaholic 06-19-2013 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddie mac (Post 3864781)
Maybe they'll give Blake a shot but I'd be surprised if they haven't rang Dan already.

Blake will probably get his shot, but not when we are in an all-out "win now" mode. If Koppen can still do it, I think he would get the nod...

06-19-2013 10:35 AM

So we will have Ramirez, Blake and Koppen at Center. I am not worried. Plus Walton's contract will be up in the next year or two and this will weaken his position.... hey bright side guys bright side.

Ray Finkle 06-19-2013 10:39 AM

Manning makes the center's life easier.....I'm least worried about that spot.

Baba Booey 06-19-2013 10:45 AM

Koppen came in and vastly exceeded what we saw from Walton early on. He's easily the weakest link on that o-line. Bring back Koppen or let's see what Blake can do.

ludo21 06-19-2013 10:46 AM

[QUOTE=Ray Finkle;3864790]Manning makes the center's life easier.....I'm least worried about that spot.[/QUOTE

agreed.

although still sucks for Walton, he really started out nicely last year

BroncoMan4ever 06-19-2013 10:49 AM

i really wonder if Kuper could play Center. if he could learn it, he would be the best of who is on the roster right now.

Swedish Extrovert 06-19-2013 10:50 AM

I agree that Walton is probably our weakest link on oline... but to say that Koppen vastly exceeded him is ridiculous. Walton was a guy we could have most afforded to lose, but that's because Koppen's play might have been equal to that of Walton's. Factor in youth, and Walton was the clear choice moving forward.

I still think this is probably the position we could most afford an injury, but Walton was really starting to come on last year.

Kaylore 06-19-2013 10:51 AM

Ramirez has been practicing at center. If he's more than decent, leave him there.

DivineLegion 06-19-2013 10:59 AM

Sucks for our young running backs, Koppen is a downgrade in run blocking.

Requiem 06-19-2013 11:01 AM

Lol. Of course.

Heyneck 06-19-2013 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaylore (Post 3864803)
Ramirez has been practicing at center. If he's more than decent, leave him there.

I want nothing to do with Ramirez being a starter. Even if it's at center. Let Blake earn his shot, sign back Koppen and let Kuper take some rep there to see if he could really transition to that position. Myself personally, I think he could turn out to be a good C.

bronco militia 06-19-2013 11:06 AM

Manny Ramirez blocks like a bull fighter....they better have options by the time game 1 of the pre-season rolls around.


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