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Old 10-09-2018, 04:11 PM   #51
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Bolles is literally borderline retarded. This is not an opinion, this is from someone in the know at the U of U. He has serious learning disabilities and behavioral questions. They dealt with it at Utah but there were serious questions as to whether he could play at the next level due to his mental capacity/issues.

He's accomplished a lot considering his issues and he should be lauded for that. But he was a VERY risky pick and I am not sure he has much more upside than what he currently is showing.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:17 PM   #52
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Bolles is literally borderline retarded. This is not an opinion, this is from someone in the know at the U of U. He has serious learning disabilities and behavioral questions. They dealt with it at Utah but there were serious questions as to whether he could play at the next level due to his mental capacity/issues.

He's accomplished a lot considering his issues and he should be lauded for that. But he was a VERY risky pick and I am not sure he has much more upside than what he currently is showing.
Your not asking him to break encryption, you want him to move his feet on more of an arc.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:17 PM   #53
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Bolles is literally borderline retarded.
I always wondered the same thing because he looks full blown retarded. I just hope his retarded strength more than makes up for it. We're not asking him to go out there and cure cancer or anything.

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Old 10-09-2018, 04:31 PM   #54
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Our drafting has been simply brutal during Elways reign as GM.
You have to wonder whether the F.O. raid Pats legendary drinks cabinet each draft weekend such is the bewildering array of poor decisions made.
Lets hope the last draft class keeps on trending upwards and that Chubb doesn't end up as Robert Ayers 2.0.
No team in the NFL has been worse at drafting than us during Elway's reign.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:36 PM   #55
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:40 PM   #56
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Why cut Leary?

Literally our OL has been dominant in the run game now it’s cut everyone?

You people are worse than women. I cannot imagine anyone here having a legitimate job.
Lol what is a legitimate job from Action world of wisdom?
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:46 PM   #57
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The Broncos could protect Bolles by running the ball more. They have the makings of a great, running machine. VJ seems to be content to leave it in the garage.
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He needs to be moved to the R side to see if he can make it work there. Thats what he was all along, is a 2-3 round RT. Elway reached due to a bad OT draft and took him as LT in the first.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:10 PM   #59
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Bolles is fine. He's not elite but he's a very good run blocker and decent in pass protection.

He's not giving up multiple sacks/pressures per game.
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Bolles is fine. He's not elite but he's a very good run blocker and decent in pass protection.

He's not giving up multiple sacks/pressures per game.
Yeah he just tackles the guy instead. Denver needs to give him help. They domt use the TE consistently and Bradford's backup cant go through progressions and make a good decision so used some more protection.
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In defense of the Oline. a QB that gets the ball out quickly would help all of them out, tremendously. Holding the ball 4.5-5.0+ seconds is asking too much.
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In defense of the Oline. a QB that gets the ball out quickly would help all of them out, tremendously. Holding the ball 4.5-5.0+ seconds is asking too much.
This is a good point.

If the QB was halfway decent, the entire OL would look a lot better.
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Yeah he just tackles the guy instead. Denver needs to give him help. They domt use the TE consistently and Bradford's backup cant go through progressions and make a good decision so used some more protection.
So how many pressures/sacks has Bolles given up? People act like a 1st round pick is a bust if he isn't a pro bowler by his second season.

The problem with this team isn't the OL/CBs and so on. Yes we could get better there but how many games did we win with Talib last year?

All of these issues are a distant second compared to the QB problem. Until Denver gets a real QB every single mistake by the CBs/DL/OL is going to be problematic and difficult to overcome.

We can take about a rebuild, drafting more OL, signing the best CB in free agency and so on but none of that is going to be worth a damn until we have a QB that can win on third downs and in the red zone.

We've got a top 10 run game, better WR talent, and better OL play this year yet all of that means nothing because Keenum is doing his best Siemian impersonation.
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So how many pressures/sacks has Bolles given up? People act like a 1st round pick is a bust if he isn't a pro bowler by his second season.

The problem with this team isn't the OL/CBs and so on. Yes we could get better there but how many games did we win with Talib last year?

All of these issues are a distant second compared to the QB problem. Until Denver gets a real QB every single mistake by the CBs/DL/OL is going to be problematic and difficult to overcome.

We can take about a rebuild, drafting more OL, signing the best CB in free agency and so on but none of that is going to be worth a damn until we have a QB that can win on third downs and in the red zone.

We've got a top 10 run game, better WR talent, and better OL play this year yet all of that means nothing because Keenum is doing his best Siemian impersonation.
I dont know where you get those numbers but he has given up a few every game along with penalties. I dont do any of the pay for advance stats. He has 5 holding penalties and 2 sacks. I think they should help him more than they do.

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So how many pressures/sacks has Bolles given up? People act like a 1st round pick is a bust if he isn't a pro bowler by his second season.

The problem with this team isn't the OL/CBs and so on. Yes we could get better there but how many games did we win with Talib last year?

All of these issues are a distant second compared to the QB problem. Until Denver gets a real QB every single mistake by the CBs/DL/OL is going to be problematic and difficult to overcome.

We can take about a rebuild, drafting more OL, signing the best CB in free agency and so on but none of that is going to be worth a damn until we have a QB that can win on third downs and in the red zone.

We've got a top 10 run game, better WR talent, and better OL play this year yet all of that means nothing because Keenum is doing his best Siemian impersonation.
Agreed, so whats the answer. Specifically in terms of the QB position.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:46 PM   #66
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Your not asking him to break encryption, you want him to move his feet on more of an arc.
You are correct. To me, it means our coaching staff hasn't adapted to his learning method. I'm sure they go old school and just yell.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:50 PM   #67
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So how many pressures/sacks has Bolles given up? People act like a 1st round pick is a bust if he isn't a pro bowler by his second season.

The problem with this team isn't the OL/CBs and so on. Yes we could get better there but how many games did we win with Talib last year?

All of these issues are a distant second compared to the QB problem. Until Denver gets a real QB every single mistake by the CBs/DL/OL is going to be problematic and difficult to overcome.

We can take about a rebuild, drafting more OL, signing the best CB in free agency and so on but none of that is going to be worth a damn until we have a QB that can win on third downs and in the red zone.

We've got a top 10 run game, better WR talent, and better OL play this year yet all of that means nothing because Keenum is doing his best Siemian impersonation.
His release is PAINFUL to watch. So S-L-O-W and the ball has no velocity when he finally throws it.

I don't remember him being that weak when he played in Houston.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:19 PM   #68
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Boy, if there only was a play that a team can use when they dominate in running the ball, and they fake it to slow the rush and draw the LBers in.

Btw, Keenum was one of the best last year at play action pass. This year he has one of the lowest in play action attempts. Why? That is on the OC, not Keenum. Does it solve the OL problem? No, but it may will help the tackles hold thier blocks longer so Keenum can get away with a longer holding time.
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You are correct. To me, it means our coaching staff hasn't adapted to his learning method. I'm sure they go old school and just yell.
Except this is his 2nd set of coaches. At some point, it is on Bolles to respond.
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Except this is his 2nd set of coaches. At some point, it is on Bolles to respond.
Chris Strausser has been his coach since he was drafted. He has had the same guy.
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Bolles is literally borderline retarded. This is not an opinion, this is from someone in the know at the U of U. He has serious learning disabilities and behavioral questions. They dealt with it at Utah but there were serious questions as to whether he could play at the next level due to his mental capacity/issues.

He's accomplished a lot considering his issues and he should be lauded for that. But he was a VERY risky pick and I am not sure he has much more upside than what he currently is showing.
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Does he ever ask Elway to touch heads?
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Chris Strausser has been his coach since he was drafted. He has had the same guy.
I know that, but last year Strausser was an OL assistant to Davidson, in charge of zone blocking schemes. So Davidson was ultimately in charge of all OL. The only change this year is Strausser is OL tackles. In other words, his authority & duties was much different last year to this year.

Also, there appears to be an improvement in guys like Billy Turner so I’m not ready to blame the coach...yet. And also Bolles had the same problem with penalties in college as he does now. It doesn’t help that he has a learning disability AND he had only 1yr of Div 1 football.

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Oh well, if the media claim it was an injury issue then why hasnt he ever gone back? Yeah, cause he sucked. Ramczyk was terrible at LT and thats why Amrstead is there and has been for quite some time.
I watched the games last year where he was in at LT. He was bad.
We talked about it on this site.
Yeah, I remember Stink saying before last year’s draft that Ramczyk was a RT only, and Bolles was not only the most athleticly gifted Tackle in that draft, but the best LT.
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He was. That said, the Mane looks a little silly right now for laughing at the Browns for taking Denzel Ward.
The pajama boys who spent the entire offseason trying to convince themselves that Mayfield was the worst possible scenario look smart too.
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