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Old 01-13-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Divisional losses sets next 4 picks:

Seattle at 25
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Texans at 27
Broncos at 28

First 3 rounds are #28, #58 and #90.
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I'll take a first stab at it to get the offseason rolling:

28. Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
58. Travis Frederick, OG/C, Wisconsin
90. Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
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Players I'd gladly take at 28

1. T Austin Slot
2. Jones OL
3. Lacey RB
4. Rhodes CB
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I haven't watched as much film as I have in years past but two guys I like right now are Jonathan Cooper, LG, from UNC & Tyler Eifert, TE, from Notre Dame. Cordarelle Patterson has LEGIT skills at WR but is RAW.

Jonathan Cooper - #64 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4S5bcc0HQ0
Very athletic for a guard. Great hands. They are like mitts. Good feet. He can pull like a a SOB too. Would fit in great with the offense we run w/ Manning.

Tyler Eifert - #80 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqJRd3mN01w
Big at 6'5", 252, but carries his weight very well. Not afraid of blocking and has ELITE athleticism at the TE spot. Will be a big weapon. Reminds me a lot of Tony Gonzales coming out of Cal.

Cordarelle Patterson - #84 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx6pGFvDqt0
He's raw as a WR, but has great size, and great ball carrier vision. In fact, he's got some of the best vision i've seen from a skill position player since Chris Johnson came out. Not the exact same home run speed, but this guy will be a major threat for YAC on the next level. Builds up to his top gear but is jittery and can put the shake on folks. His size makes him a potential impact player on all downs and in the red zone. You can also run reverses with him as well.
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Look, i love Champ Bailey as much as the next guy, but lets face it, hes lost a step and its finally time. He was literally TORCHED on Sat. and no, the pass rush as an excuse just isnt gonna work. Hes been getting lit up more and more, and not just this season. Its time for Champ to move to the Charles Woodson, hybrid Slot CB-FS position. He's still a great tackler, and can cover TEs well. He's physical, and would be at the LOS alot more, making teams have to account for him on blitz pro, and this would allow Miller less double teams. He would play less snaps a game, and this would keep him healthy and faster and he could be used as a pure CB due to an injury in a pinch.

And with that, i think 28 should go to either,
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
Height: 6-0. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2013): 1-2.

12/15/12: Poyer has played really well as a senior. He had a great start against Wisconsin. Poyer had three tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a pass broken up to help the Beavers upset the Badgers. He had three interceptions against Washington State. Poyer missed the game versus Arizona State with a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The senior came back to play against Stanford, but had a mixed outing.
Poyer totaled 46 tackles, seven interceptions, four tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one sack and seven passes broken up in 2012. His pass coverage was extremely good but he needs to improve his run defense.
9/1/12: Poyer has been an impact player for Oregon State the past few seasons on defense and special teams. He had his best year with 57 tackles, four interceptions and 12 passes broken up last season. The junior also averaged 22.7 yards per kick return and 14.1 yards per punt return.
Poyer had 34 tackles, two interceptions and four passes broken up as a sophomore in 2010. He averaged 27 yards per kick return and 9.5 yards per punt return.
Poyer has steadily improved his coverage as a cornerback and could rise up higher with a strong 2012 season. He is a good athlete and played some baseball for the Beavers before deciding to focus on football. Poyer is a talented prospect with upside.
Multi-talented athlete with extremely good ball skills. Hes always making plays in some capacity, and can learn from one of the best. DEN needs a new true, shut down corner.
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Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
Projected Round (2013): 1-2.

12/15/12: Rhodes passed what will likely be his biggest test of the season against Clemson. The redshirt junior didn't play a lights-out game in coverage against the Tigers' dynamic duo, Watkins and Hopkins, but he was solid and kept either of them from big plays when he went against them in man coverage.
Florida State mixed in zone and man assignments, so Rhodes did not have to go against Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins exclusively in man coverage. Hopkins had 88 yards on five receptions, but 60 came on one touchdown reception against zone coverage where the safety failed to pick him up running down the field. Watkins had 24 yards on six receptions. Rhodes finished with three tackles and a pass breakup against Clemson. The redshirt junior has totaled 35 tackles, seven passes broken up and three interceptions, but teams have mostly avoided him.
9/1/12: Rhodes was consistent as a cover corner last year, so teams threw away from him. The sophomore had 43 tackles with an interception and four passes broken up. Rhodes had an interesting conclusion to 2011. He was matched up against Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd and put together a phenomenal tape for NFL evaluators. While providing blanket coverage against Floyd, one of the best receivers in the nation, Rhodes went down in a multi-player collision in the second half. He sustained a knee strain and was held out of the end of the game. Prior to Rhodes' injury, Floyd had only three catches for 22 yards.
Rhodes made an immediate impact for Florida State breaking into the lineup as a redshirt freshman. He recorded 58 tackles, four interceptions and 12 passes broken up, along with being named the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Rhodes is a big cornerback who is very physical with receivers. He does a good job in press man coverage. Off the snap, Rhodes limits the release with a strong jam and rerouting skills. He has the speed and athletic ability to run with receivers after the jam.
Against Floyd, Rhodes showed the ability to match up with an elite receiver. Floyd couldn't beat Rhodes with speed or size. He is a good run defender who is capable of putting on some nice hits on ball-carriers
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Rhodes is a big time player, and with Milliner and Banks in this draft, DEN could grab him or Poyer at #28 and get an immediate starter at CB.
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28. Kevin Minter, MLB, LSU
58. Matt Elam, S, Florida
90. Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
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Look, i love Champ Bailey as much as the next guy, but lets face it, hes lost a step and its finally time. He was literally TORCHED on Sat. and no, the pass rush as an excuse just isnt gonna work. Hes been getting lit up more and more, and not just this season.
From Peter King's MMQB this morning:

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Each week, thanks to play-by-play game dissection by ProFootballFocus.com, I'll look at one important matchup or individual performance metric from one of the weekend games. Reports PFF.com czar Neil Hornsby on the divisional round:

"The most surprising note of a great weekend of football? Denver cornerback Champ Bailey played his worst game in five years and really hurt the Broncos Saturday in their 38-35 loss to Baltimore. The look on Bailey's face as time and again he was beaten deep by Torrey Smith made the Broncos plan of matching him up, one on one, with the speedy wideout seem like the height of optimism. Clearly it didn't work. What led Denver coaches to believe that this was going to be a viable option?

"On the evidence of a full season of play. Bailey had gone one-on-one with the best receiver of nearly every team Denver had faced. And, until Saturday it had worked every time. Bailey had a superb season. We voted him our 2nd Team All-Pro corner (an honor that was replicated in the AP All-Pro team released on Saturday) because he stood out on tape and this was reflected in the numbers too.

"In terms of giving up first downs/touchdowns per coverage snap he was ranked fourth overall among corners, and of those above him, no one was given the same coverage responsibilities he had. On balls that traveled over 20 yards in the air he allowed only three to be completed all year, with none of these going for touchdowns. Covering the likes of Vincent Jackson, Andre Johnson, A.J. Green, Roddy White and Brandon Lloyd, Bailey gave up only 17 completions of more than 10 yards and a single touchdown all year.

Then there was the small matter of how great a job he did in Week 15 against the same Ravens team; allowing only three passes to be completed on 46 coverage snaps, for 26 yards. In the rematch Saturday, the numbers were brutal enough (five receptions, 128 yards and two touchdowns, with the other three catches also going for first downs) but could have been worse; you could add on another 65 yards and another TD but for Flacco overthrowing Smith with Bailey badly beaten.

"This wasn't a risky gamble. It was made on the back of a whole season of evidence of him performing a similar role and doing it very well. Nothing is ever guaranteed in football."


Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...#ixzz2HyGaKJkn
In short, he was once again spectacular this season, and you are overreacting over one bad game.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #10
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In short, he was once again spectacular this season, and you are overreacting over one bad game.
In short, homer fans who just dont want to deal with the simple fact that Baliey was TORCHED multiple times this year and last, and excuses from homer journalists who dont want to deal with this glaring fact will only make it worse. Oh, and having a pass rush for 2 years also covers for Bailey's glaring need to be replaced as the #1 CB in DEN.
Dont worry, many fans will be reluctant to change because they have watched Baliey for so many years, and are stubborn and set in their fantasy world.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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Go with BPA early, hopefully it's a CB or MLB. It's doubtful it will be RB, so draft a couple of RBs in the middle rounds. I'm not a big fan of drafting RB in the 1st round anyway.
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If it's me, i'm looking WR in the 1st round if Patterson is there. Guy is going to be good. If he's not, I'd look at Eifert. If both are gone, i would look at Cooper. If Cooper is gone, I'd start looking at defensive guys.

Nothing against defensive guys but I think we can find some guys who will sign up in FA to play those roles. I'm more interested in giving PM as many weapons on the field as possible.

HB looks pretty deep this year. Could probably get away with waiting until round 2-4 easily this year. Hell, Bell from Michigan State is supposed to be a 3rd day pick. Unbelievable. I really liked watching that guy.
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In short, homer fans who just dont want to deal with the simple fact that Baliey was TORCHED multiple times this year and last, and excuses from homer journalists who dont want to deal with this glaring fact will only make it worse. Oh, and having a pass rush for 2 years also covers for Bailey's glaring need to be replaced as the #1 CB in DEN.
Dont worry, many fans will be reluctant to change because they have watched Baliey for so many years, and are stubborn and set in their fantasy world.
Homer journalists? WTF are you talking about? The article has no Bronco affiliation, it presents FACTS (not baseless rhetoric) about Bailey's performance this year. You've offered nothing. In short, your ignorant ass doesn't know what the **** you're talking about.
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Homer journalists? WTF are you talking about? The article has no Bronco affiliation, it presents FACTS (not baseless rhetoric) about Bailey's performance this year. You've offered nothing. In short, your ignorant ass doesn't know what the **** you're talking about.
NO, it offers what he and you refer to as fact.
The simple fact is, that Bailey as well as the rest of the secondary benefitted more from Von Miller than any goofy stat that a homer journalist can provide.
Now, instead of calling poeple names, getting all emotional and butt hurt, which you have a history of doing here, agree to disagree, clean your Bailey #24 jersey, and move on with your opinion of this subject.
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NO, it offers what he and you refer to as fact.
The simple fact is, that Bailey as well as the rest of the secondary benefitted more from Von Miller than any goofy stat that a homer journalist can provide.
Now, instead of calling poeple names, getting all emotional and butt hurt, which you have a history of doing here, agree to disagree, clean your Bailey #24 jersey, and move on with your opinion of this subject.
You still haven't explained your "homer journalist" comment. Neither Peter King nor Pro Football Focus have any affiliation with the Broncos. Second, the posted article offers evidence and stats to support its position. You've offered nothing. No stats, no evidence of any kind, no nothing. Just baseless assertions. In short, you are the one making an emotional argument (spouting off assertions unsupported by actual evidence out of a need for finding a scapegoat), while the article cited leans on unemotional statistics and facts.
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You still haven't explained your "homer journalist" comment. Neither Peter King nor Pro Football Focus have any affiliation with the Broncos. Second, the posted article offers evidence and stats to support its position. You've offered nothing. No stats, no evidence of any kind, no nothing. Just baseless assertions. In short, you are the one making an emotional argument (spouting off assertions unsupported by actual evidence out of a need for finding a scapegoat), while the article cited leans on unemotional statistics and facts.
No, its just simply obvious that champ was TORCHED.
Your emotional stats about how well Champ supposedly played against
teams that Von Miller and the defense had banner days against only adds to your emotional fixation and your inferiority complex about this subject.
Try not to be so sensitive to criticism about your favorite player.
Your hypercritical attitude only shows your bias and your trying too hard to hide from the glaring problem of Champ being TORCHED a number of times.
Dont feel so persecuted, like Champ was on Sat, and try to be open to the possibility that others here might have another opinion on the matter, and Peter King, and his magnificent, homer stats dont really make for some end of story that allows Champ off the hook for being destroyed.
Dont have such negative feelings about competition either. Competition is a good thing, and allowing it to happen can only bring out the best in a person.
I hope these simple thoughts will bring you to a content and peaceful state of mind as you continue to struggle to deal with Saturdays horrific loss.
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No, its just simply obvious that champ was TORCHED.
Your emotional stats about how well Champ supposedly played against
teams that Von Miller and the defense had banner days against only adds to your emotional fixation and your inferiority complex about this subject.
Try not to be so sensitive to criticism about your favorite player.
Your hypercritical attitude only shows your bias and your trying too hard to hide from the glaring problem of Champ being TORCHED a number of times.
Dont feel so persecuted, like Champ was on Sat, and try to be open to the possibility that others here might have another opinion on the matter, and Peter King, and his magnificent, homer stats dont really make for some end of story that allows Champ off the hook for being destroyed.
Dont have such negative feelings about competition either. Competition is a good thing, and allowing it to happen can only bring out the best in a person.
I hope these simple thoughts will bring you to a content and peaceful state of mind as you continue to struggle to deal with Saturdays horrific loss.
So, let's recap:

Based off Champ's admittedly poor performance against the Ravens on Sunday (no one has denied this), you make the claim that he has been getting torched regularly (you don't bother yourself to offer even anecdotal evidence of this) and that it's time to find a replacement. I recall a section of an interesting article I read addressing that very topic, and post it as a rebuttal. This article uses statistics and facts to demonstrate that Champ had a terrific season. Rather than address the specific points the article makes, you make the bizarre accusation that the source is a "homer journalist" (nevermind that neither Peter King nor Pro Football Focus has any affiliation with the Broncos). Then, you repeat your vague assertions from earlier with no facts used to support them.

In short, you've made an utter fool of yourself based off your overaction of one poor Bailey performance.

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1. LB Kevin Minter - LSU
2. WR Stedman Bailey - West Virginia
3. S DJ Swearinger - South Carolina
4. CB Adrian Bushell - Louisville
5. DT AJ Francis - Maryland
7. WR Russell Sheppard - LSU


That gives us a rare 3 down MIKE. A WR in Bailey that can play inside or out. A good all-around SS that can hit. Depth at CB with Bushell. A very underrated DT in Francis. And a talented developmental WR that was in the doghouse this year at LSU after a strong 2011.
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So, let's recap:

Based off Champ's admittedly poor performance against the Ravens on Sunday (no one has denied this), you make the claim that he has been getting torched regularly (you don't bother yourself to offer even anecdotal evidence of this) and that it's time to find a replacement. I recall a section of an interesting article I read addressing that very topic, and post it as a rebuttal. This article uses statistics and facts to demonstrate that Champ had a terrific season. Rather than address the specific points the article makes, you make the bizarre accusation that the source is a "homer journalist" (nevermind that neither Peter King nor Pro Football Focus has any affiliation with the Broncos). Then, you repeat your vague assertions from earlier with no facts used to support them.

In short, you've made an utter fool of yourself based off your overaction of one poor Bailey performance.
Actually i never said it was just off of his terrible, pathetic preformance on Sat. (NOT SUN)
And your Homer article based on what some homer journalist claims as "facts" only adds to your inferiority complex about a very touchy issue for you. Its OK, your gonna get through this.
There are no 'facts" only an article claiming by one journalists opinion that Champ had a good season. And that is easily destroyed with one name.
Von Miller.
By the way, i dont need any facts. And you dont either, and you dont have any.
You just have part of an article that is taking out of context a players appearance on the field but is also based on other players performances which in turn make him appear to be in your opinion "good".
Also, the consistent and immature name calling only adds to your obvious inferiority complex and personal difficulty with this subject.
Try to get through a discussion without having to resort to it.
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Actually i never said it was just off of his terrible, pathetic preformance on Sat. (NOT SUN)
And your Homer article based on what some homer journalist claims as "facts" only adds to your inferiority complex about a very touchy issue for you. Its OK, your gonna get through this.
There are no 'facts" only an article claiming by one journalists opinion that Champ had a good season. And that is easily destroyed with one name.
Von Miller.
By the way, i dont need any facts. And you dont either, and you dont have any.
You just have part of an article that is taking out of context a players appearance on the field but is also based on other players performances which in turn make him appear to be in your opinion "good".
Also, the consistent and immature name calling only adds to your obvious inferiority complex and personal difficulty with this subject.
Try to get through a discussion without having to resort to it.


Von Miller doesn't cover Champ Bailey's receiver for him. A good pass rush certainly helps with coverage, but it's a symbiotic relationship. It works both ways. Miller had his share of coverage sacks.

Anyway, since you believe you "don't need facts," there's no point arguing any further.
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Von Miller doesn't cover Champ Bailey's receiver for him. A good pass rush certainly helps with coverage, but it's a symbiotic relationship. It works both ways. Miller had his share of coverage sacks.

Anyway, since you believe you "don't need facts," there's no point arguing any further.
Theres your problem right there.
Your on here looking for an ARGUMENT. From anyone.
No one wants to argue with you. They want to discuss. Talk.
Just my 2 cents...Stop doing that.
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At some point in time the Broncos do need to consider getting a top notch replacement for Bailey in the future. He can still play at a very high level, but continues to get older. What I saw from him on Saturday was the worst football I think he has ever played since he has been with Denver.

Chris Harris is legit as our # 2 and Tony Carter plays well enough to be a reserve corner on this team. I'm not sure how good Bolden will ever be, (and hope he wasn't hurt too bad in the game) but we could definitely use another guy in that mix. Obviously the team felt they needed it and got Tracy Porter, but that didn't really work out now, did it?

We just don't have any big time players there down the road and it never hurts to have more depth. Doubt Rhodes will be there when we are picking, unless someone takes Banks over him. Don't really matter though, this draft has a lot of great depth at cornerback and if we do want an upgrade there, we can find guys after the first round who will be good players.

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Look, i love Champ Bailey as much as the next guy, but lets face it, hes lost a step and its finally time. He was literally TORCHED on Sat. and no, the pass rush as an excuse just isnt gonna work. Hes been getting lit up more and more, and not just this season. Its time for Champ to move to the Charles Woodson, hybrid Slot CB-FS position. He's still a great tackler, and can cover TEs well. He's physical, and would be at the LOS alot more, making teams have to account for him on blitz pro, and this would allow Miller less double teams. He would play less snaps a game, and this would keep him healthy and faster and he could be used as a pure CB due to an injury in a pinch.

And with that, i think 28 should go to either,
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
Height: 6-0. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2013): 1-2.

12/15/12: Poyer has played really well as a senior. He had a great start against Wisconsin. Poyer had three tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a pass broken up to help the Beavers upset the Badgers. He had three interceptions against Washington State. Poyer missed the game versus Arizona State with a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The senior came back to play against Stanford, but had a mixed outing.
Poyer totaled 46 tackles, seven interceptions, four tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one sack and seven passes broken up in 2012. His pass coverage was extremely good but he needs to improve his run defense.
9/1/12: Poyer has been an impact player for Oregon State the past few seasons on defense and special teams. He had his best year with 57 tackles, four interceptions and 12 passes broken up last season. The junior also averaged 22.7 yards per kick return and 14.1 yards per punt return.
Poyer had 34 tackles, two interceptions and four passes broken up as a sophomore in 2010. He averaged 27 yards per kick return and 9.5 yards per punt return.
Poyer has steadily improved his coverage as a cornerback and could rise up higher with a strong 2012 season. He is a good athlete and played some baseball for the Beavers before deciding to focus on football. Poyer is a talented prospect with upside.
Multi-talented athlete with extremely good ball skills. Hes always making plays in some capacity, and can learn from one of the best. DEN needs a new true, shut down corner.
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Height: 6-2. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
Projected Round (2013): 1-2.

12/15/12: Rhodes passed what will likely be his biggest test of the season against Clemson. The redshirt junior didn't play a lights-out game in coverage against the Tigers' dynamic duo, Watkins and Hopkins, but he was solid and kept either of them from big plays when he went against them in man coverage.
Florida State mixed in zone and man assignments, so Rhodes did not have to go against Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins exclusively in man coverage. Hopkins had 88 yards on five receptions, but 60 came on one touchdown reception against zone coverage where the safety failed to pick him up running down the field. Watkins had 24 yards on six receptions. Rhodes finished with three tackles and a pass breakup against Clemson. The redshirt junior has totaled 35 tackles, seven passes broken up and three interceptions, but teams have mostly avoided him.
9/1/12: Rhodes was consistent as a cover corner last year, so teams threw away from him. The sophomore had 43 tackles with an interception and four passes broken up. Rhodes had an interesting conclusion to 2011. He was matched up against Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd and put together a phenomenal tape for NFL evaluators. While providing blanket coverage against Floyd, one of the best receivers in the nation, Rhodes went down in a multi-player collision in the second half. He sustained a knee strain and was held out of the end of the game. Prior to Rhodes' injury, Floyd had only three catches for 22 yards.
Rhodes made an immediate impact for Florida State breaking into the lineup as a redshirt freshman. He recorded 58 tackles, four interceptions and 12 passes broken up, along with being named the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Rhodes is a big cornerback who is very physical with receivers. He does a good job in press man coverage. Off the snap, Rhodes limits the release with a strong jam and rerouting skills. He has the speed and athletic ability to run with receivers after the jam.
Against Floyd, Rhodes showed the ability to match up with an elite receiver. Floyd couldn't beat Rhodes with speed or size. He is a good run defender who is capable of putting on some nice hits on ball-carriers
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Rhodes is a big time player, and with Milliner and Banks in this draft, DEN could grab him or Poyer at #28 and get an immediate starter at CB.
While i would love to get 4-5 more champ years at safety, I hardly think someone running a 4.4+ forty is the guy to take over for him.
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In short, homer fans who just dont want to deal with the simple fact that Baliey was TORCHED multiple times this year and last, and excuses from homer journalists who dont want to deal with this glaring fact will only make it worse. Oh, and having a pass rush for 2 years also covers for Bailey's glaring need to be replaced as the #1 CB in DEN.
Dont worry, many fans will be reluctant to change because they have watched Baliey for so many years, and are stubborn and set in their fantasy world.
Sounds like you got a woody for Champ. Obsessing much At getting rid of him?
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