Originally Posted by Bmore Manning
Sure he was a pro bowler...
Beadles was only a Pro Bowler, because John Fox (as head coach at the Pro Bowl) is allowed to make injury substitutions. First, Fox chose Kuper (who was injured), then he chose Beadles.
What I saw of Kuper at the Ravens game didn't look good, more than a year after the original injury. Zane Beadles is good enough, and getting better. Walton even looked good before his ankle injury (which was similar to Kuper's).
If the Broncos can get by without having to give either Beadles or Walton an over-priced contract in 2014, I'm good with it. I don't think either has to be replaced for the Broncos to win a Superbowl, and I'm comfortable with both players moving forward. There's only enough room for one $6M OG on the Broncos.