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Old 02-21-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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Broncos | J.D. Walton will be starter
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:45:02 -0800

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said C J.D. Walton (ankle) will be the starting center when he returns from his ankle injury. Walton is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said C J.D. Walton (ankle) will be the starting center when he returns from his ankle injury. Walton is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:30 PM   #3
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Before FA and the draft this is completely irrelevant.

In the current C landscape, of course he'll start.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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huh, why wouldn't he be the starter? Koppen isn't even on the team right now.
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Cool, he can probably run block at this stage of his career better than Koppen anyway.

I liked what I saw out of him in 2012. Manning had him playing on another level.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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First zero gap blitz he misses Manning will ship his ass out of town
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Cool, he can probably run block at this stage of his career better than Koppen anyway.

I liked what I saw out of him in 2012. Manning had him playing on another level.


those that hate him because Josh drafted him will never get it..

He has developed into t damned fine center.. all PRO probably not but then seldom does a team have more than one OL pro bowler on it.. unless it is a super blow winning team..

but then those really great teams spend top draft choices on their LOS players also.. lets see how many of those have we done?

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2008 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL
1 	12 	Ryan Clady 	T 	Boise State
2007 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL
1 	17 	Jarvis Moss 	DE 	Florida
2003 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL
1 	20 	George Foster 	T 	Georgia
1997 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL
1 	28 	Trevor Pryce 	DT 	Clemson
we all saw just how great moss and foster were ..

yet josh took two in the same year..

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2010 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL

2 	45 	Zane Beadles 	G 	Utah
3 	80 	J.D. Walton 	C 	Baylor
at number 45 and 80 and both are developing into major forces..
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It was kind of sounding like that in training camp. They sounded very disappointed in him. Hopefully he is just a slow learning and this year he'll be ready to go.
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those that hate him because Josh drafted him will never get it..

He has developed into t damned fine center.. all PRO probably not but then seldom does a team have more than one OL pro bowler on it.. unless it is a super blow winning team..

but then those really great teams spend top draft choices on their LOS players also.. lets see how many of those have we done?

Code:
2008 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL
1 	12 	Ryan Clady 	T 	Boise State
2007 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL
1 	17 	Jarvis Moss 	DE 	Florida
2003 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL
1 	20 	George Foster 	T 	Georgia
1997 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL
1 	28 	Trevor Pryce 	DT 	Clemson
we all saw just how great moss and foster were ..

yet josh took two in the same year..

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2010 - Denver Broncos
RD 	SEL # 	PLAYER 	POSITION 	SCHOOL

2 	45 	Zane Beadles 	G 	Utah
3 	80 	J.D. Walton 	C 	Baylor
at number 45 and 80 and both are developing into major forces..
Did you watch any games last year when Walton was in? It wasn't a coincidence that the line got better the minute he was replaced by Koppen. Walton is a backup caliber center in the NFL.
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Did you watch any games last year when Walton was in? It wasn't a coincidence that the line got better the minute he was replaced by Koppen. Walton is a backup caliber center in the NFL.
Exactly.
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Walton made a big improvement last year over the previous. Was is due to TWKPME - (The Well Known Peyton Manning Effect) or just good coaching (or both!) is yet to be seen. I don't mind if they give him another year or so to develop before they cut ties/make him a backup.
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Walton made a big improvement last year over the previous. Was is due to TWKPME - (The Well Known Peyton Manning Effect) or just good coaching (or both!) is yet to be seen. I don't mind if they give him another year or so to develop before they cut ties/make him a backup.
When Walton got hurt our o-line play improved. I really don't get where this idea that Walton was doing great before the injury comes from. The guy should be a backup, nothing more.
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huh, why wouldn't he be the starter? Koppen isn't even on the team right now.
OK. I must have missed something...
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Walton made a big improvement last year over the previous. Was is due to TWKPME - (The Well Known Peyton Manning Effect) or just good coaching (or both!) is yet to be seen. I don't mind if they give him another year or so to develop before they cut ties/make him a backup.
if Jones is available at our pick you send Walton on the first thing smoking. i think OG might be the bigger issue but that depends on Kuper getting fully healthy again.
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When Walton got hurt our o-line play improved. I really don't get where this idea that Walton was doing great before the injury comes from. The guy should be a backup, nothing more.
The offseason must be throwing people off. It's been noted that Walton has trouble with run blocking at the 2nd level and he does not anchor well at the POA.
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Did you watch any games last year when Walton was in? It wasn't a coincidence that the line got better the minute he was replaced by Koppen. Walton is a backup caliber center in the NFL.
It was Walton's second year and he was with PFM! Of course a vet like Peyton is going to get along much better with a center like Koppen. Walton is in his 3rd year and there is no reason why he shouldn't be better.
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When Walton got hurt our o-line play improved. I really don't get where this idea that Walton was doing great before the injury comes from. The guy should be a backup, nothing more.

So...... didn't really comprehend the post then.
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Did you watch any games last year when Walton was in? It wasn't a coincidence that the line got better the minute he was replaced by Koppen. Walton is a backup caliber center in the NFL.
And you don't think it was a coincidence that after he was hurt the schedule got about 100 times easier? Not to mention the first several games they really had to all learn how to sink up. By the time Koppen got in there they already had 4 or 5 games to somewhat gel, and then of course the schedule got much easier, as I said. I think Walton will do fine.

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Joe Mays and Walton went down, and all of a sudden we go BETTER.
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They said the same thing about Tebow until the signed Manning. Broncos need to get better inside on the oline.
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Joe Mays and Walton went down, and all of a sudden we go BETTER.
To be fair, he also went down pretty earlier in the season and the Broncos got a whole lot better as a team.
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Did you watch any games last year when Walton was in? It wasn't a coincidence that the line got better the minute he was replaced by Koppen. Walton is a backup caliber center in the NFL.
Yet he graded out very well. Almost everyone with a keen eye saw it this way.

With a gazillion years as a center he could not beat him out in preseason or TC. Was there improvement in your eyes yes in most of the pros eyes no.

Koppen is/was a stop gap at best. He got run back into the pocket more than Walton would have latter in the year.

BTW John and John like the kid. So unless something happens like it or not he starts.
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Did you watch any games last year when Walton was in? It wasn't a coincidence that the line got better the minute he was replaced by Koppen. Walton is a backup caliber center in the NFL.
Not buying it. I used to dislike Walton too. But he was in the process of kicking it into another gear when he was injured.

If you think Koppen is the greatest thing since sliced bread, you are crazy. He was New England's 4th Center (whom they cut), and isn't very good at run blocking anymore.

...but I'm sure the Broncos coacihng staff is wrong, and you are right.

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