Originally Posted by TonyR
Other than the fact that subsequent posters destroyed the take you're so emphatically agreeing with, yes...
nobody destroyed this take.
the Broncos were 4-12 in 2010. they started 1-4 last year running an offense closer to Manning's style. even after the changes for Tebow, we only went 8-8. as you so often reminded us, that 8-8 could have easily been 4-12 or 5-11 if not for some remarkable luck (MIA, SD, NYJ, CHI). you don't put Manning into the same system with essentially the same players and automatically become a SB contender.
you need to get complementary players and you need to get them fast. you can't draft them and wait 2 or 3 years for them to mature into starters.
anyone who thinks otherwise is really suffering from wishful thinking.
to win with Manning, this FO needs to get moving and start getting the best possible players to fill our many holes as is possible. they need to do this now and they need to use our draft picks in 2012 and 2013 to facilitiate whatever trades we might need to pull off. we are not rebuilding through the draft anymore, we are reloading with FAs and veterans.
feel free to attempt to dispute these self-obvious facts.