2. Denver Broncos: Mike Shanahan is paying the price for relying too much on free agency and trades and not doing as well in the draft. The Broncos' biggest problem isn't which players they lose. Their biggest problem is finding replacements, particularly for a defense that is still one of the oldest starting units in football. They have 11 starters under contract in 2010. Linebacker D.J. Williams, perhaps their best young defender, is a free agent after this season. Safeties John Lynch and Marlon McCree are free agents after this season.
Defensive end John Engelberger is free in 2010, when he will be 33. On offense, Tom Nalen is 37 and entering the final year of his contract. This is a roster that is in transition, which is not good as the uncapped year approaches.
Who on earth gives a **** about how we'll cope without 4 of the 5 players Clayton mentioned
Lynch and Nalen will be done after this season anyway (never anything to do with the uncapped year), McCree is only a stop-gap (that's why he got a 1 year deal Clayton you dumbass) and Engelberger will only ever be a half-decent rotational guy.
This tube makes the average reader think that we will be in a desperate situation cos we're losing so many guys who we'll struggle to replace. If that's the case why aren't Cutler, Marshall, Bailey, Moss, Dumervil, Crowder, Bly, Kuper, Clady etc on that list. Oh yes that's right Mike they're all under contract through the uncapped year. Oh and as for the Broncos are in transition he may not have noticed but we've been that way since we lost the AFC title game and have added 3-4 potential pro-bowlers since then via the draft.