Originally Posted by Action
The problem around here is people have ridiculous bench marks.
Yes, that's absolutely right. I do have ridiculous benchmarks because it takes extraordinary performances to win the Superbowl. THAT'S my benchmark for the Broncos.
What's the point otherwise?
What is decent? Somewhere close to JJ Watt?
The fact that he's getting ANY PRESSURE is better than 95% of the DT's that come out of college during ANY ROUND of the draft including top 10 picks.
Better? Maybe, but good enough? No.
Anyone who thinks the road to the Superbowl in the AFC in the next few years doesn't go directly through New England is deluding themselves.
The ONLY teams to consistently have success against Brady in the playoffs are teams with multiple pass rushers - from the outside/inside etc.
We've already wasted one first round pick recently in Ayers who's simply not a pass rusher. I don't want another one wasted in Wolfe so yes, the expectations are high.
Just like they were for:
Moreno etc etc.
We have at the most a three year window with Manning for the SuperBowl and after Manning all bets are off. It's absolutely important that our draft picks contribute in a big way as early as possible.