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Old 09-27-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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If you were a fan that was so upset on Sunday you couldn't hardly watch the game, then you probably missed Cris Kuper and Orlando Franklin drive a defender 5 yards down field about 6 times. Maybe you missed Ryan Clady drive a defender to the ground at 1:19 in the 3rd and then Zane Beadles jump on him to let him know he just got handled.

If you missed all that then you just might have missed THE game. The game in the trenches.

Let's take a look at those grades...

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Old 09-27-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
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Good stuff. Thanks for posting.

I have been talking about these guys alot here recently because they haven't been nearly as bad as people are suggesting.

By the end of the season, they'll be in synch and the Broncos will have good OL play in both phases of the offense.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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If Knowshon would have Been able to play these last two weeks our rushing game would have been VERY good. Mcgahee never hit the hole hard once on sunday
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:24 AM   #4
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If Knowshon would have Been able to play these last two weeks our rushing game would have been VERY good. Mcgahee never hit the hole hard once on sunday
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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its sad that I thought we picked up McGahee for that one reason....to knock through the hole and get those tough 2-3 yards
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knowsho would have done better?

that's rich!
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Walton gets blown off the ball
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:58 AM   #9
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its sad that I thought we picked up McGahee for that one reason....to knock through the hole and get those tough 2-3 yards
He does that.

He just doesn't get the 15, 20, 30 yarder, etc.

There really isn't a good full time back on the roster. I think that we got McGahee for 10-15 carries per game.

When Moreno came out, he looked like a quick back with good vision. He really hasn't proven to have either of those attributes with Denver.

I used to think that the team needed serious upgrades all over the OL, but after watching each play of the first two weeks in review, it was apparent that we created some holes at the LOS...not so much at the second level, but there were holes at the LOS. I think that the blocking at the second level will come as the OL gets more reps and learns to play with one another in this system.

Clady is almost fully returned to form, Kuper is very consistent, and the young trio is improving every week.

There is reason to expect them to grow as a unit over the course of the season, and to maybe be able to get those tough short yardage plays with more regularity.
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He doesn't really get blown off the ball anymore. At least that's not something that has been happening with regularity. Not to the point where you would use a statement like that to describe general trends in his play.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:01 PM   #11
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I like that our oline has a hit you in the mouth attitude like that.. I think this young line has a bright future.. not sure about walton though
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I haven't seen that nearly as much as last year. It's a young line, they like getting nasty and have a chance to improve.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:05 PM   #13
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I like that our oline has a hit you in the mouth attitude like that.. I think this young line has a bright future.. not sure about walton though
I agree on all points. I think adding some more talent if for no other reason than competition would be a huge plus. However adding some more speed at the running back position and a QB that can move at the level of a forty year old human and make the safeties give a crap about what happens more than twelves yards down field from the line of scrimmage would make this line look way, way better.
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"Kuper then shoves him to the ground and falls on him and starts giving him the business."

Over under on how many times Kaylore read this sentence?
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I agree on all points. I think adding some more talent if for no other reason than competition would be a huge plus. However adding some more speed at the running back position and a QB that can move at the level of a forty year old human and make the safeties give a crap about what happens more than twelves yards down field from the line of scrimmage would make this line look way, way better.
I would be pleased if denver went for the best running back in the draft in the first round.. having a good running game would do wonders for this team

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"Kuper then shoves him to the ground and falls on him and starts giving him the business."

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Old 09-27-2011, 12:27 PM   #17
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"Kuper then shoves him to the ground and falls on him and starts giving him the business."

Over under on how many times Kaylore read this sentence?
it'd be nice to hear KupesDad tell us what was really going on that made Kuper mad enough to do that.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:30 PM   #19
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Question: Clearly this team has had an issue with balls being swatted away by defensive linemen. How much of that responsibility lies on the offensive line? How much on the Quarterback (identifying passing lanes). How much on the receivers (running the right route to get open in the passing lanes)?

Is it scheme?

I'm really not sure...
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Question: Clearly this team has had an issue with balls being swatted away by defensive linemen. How much of that responsibility lies on the offensive line? How much on the Quarterback (identifying passing lanes). How much on the receivers (running the right route to get open in the passing lanes)?

Is it scheme?

I'm really not sure...
Depends on the situation. The one I remember them replaying seemed to be on the QB. The defender was reaching pretty much straight to his left to tip it. I would think they should at least have to stretch up, and possibly jump a little, if you are throwing the ball correctly. Reaching to the side and still tipping it seems to show the QB was just throwing too low.
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Thanks for your in-depth analysis. You should write a column.
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"Kuper then shoves him to the ground and falls on him and starts giving him the business."

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Fixed.

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He doesn't really get blown off the ball anymore. At least that's not something that has been happening with regularity. Not to the point where you would use a statement like that to describe general trends in his play.
JD was a mauler in college, missing OTA and most of the offseason to the lockout really hurt our young guys the most. He has looked much improved already, I've love to see what him, Beadles and Franklin will look like with a full off season of preparation.We need depth there, but I'm pretty optimistic about our starters.
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I would be pleased if denver went for the best running back in the draft in the first round.. having a good running game would do wonders for this team
We did that two years ago, everyone hates him.
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Haha, rep.

Walton has looked pretty solid this year, especially compared to last year. It's Beadles that looks to be the weakest part of the Line.
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