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Old 02-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Can we win 9 games with this brutal schedule?

Assuming we need 9 wins to make the playoffs.

I don't see it.

Its possible that we have the least amount of talent of any team in our division.


Road games @ Baltimore(12-4), New England(13-3), Atlanta(10-6), Cincinnati(9-7), Carolina, Raiders, Chiefs, Chargers


Home vs. Pittsburgh(12-4), New Orleans (13-3), Houston(10-6), Tampa, Cleveland, Raiders, Chiefs, Chargers


The question is should Mgmt be planning more for 2013?
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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Short answer? Yes

Nostradamus version? Not without some new players and some lucky bounces.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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Assuming we need 9 wins to make the playoffs.

I don't see it.

Its possible that we have the least amount of talent of any team in our division.


Road games @ Baltimore(12-4), New England(13-3), Atlanta(10-6), Cincinnati(9-7), Carolina, Raiders, Chiefs, Chargers


Home vs. Pittsburgh(12-4), New Orleans (13-3), Houston(10-6), Tampa, Cleveland, Raiders, Chiefs, Chargers


The question is should Mgmt be planning more for 2013?
I think we match up ok with Baltimore. No fear whatsoever of Atlanta or the Bengals. PIT in DEN? Seen that before.

In the grand scheme, not much different than this year. Replace GB with NO. Detroit with Houston. Like most years it'll come down to how we do in the divisional games.
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imagine that... a road game against the Ravens. thanks NFL. what is that? like 4 road games against them in 5 years? bastages.
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No. You dont think Mgmt is looking at that schedule and our current team and thinking "maybe we should wait until next offseason to make a splash in Free Agency because were still a year or two away"? I guarantee that is being discussed in Dove Valley. We have the cap space but do we spend it? Thats what im addressing here?
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No. You dont think Mgmt is looking at that schedule and our current team and thinking "maybe we should wait until next offseason to make a splash in Free Agency because were still a year or two away"? I guarantee that is being discussed in Dove Valley. We have the cap space but do we spend it? Thats what im addressing here?
No, I don't. I think they are riding the "win now" wave by sticking with Tebow and hiring Del Rio.

If they were playing for 2013 they would have promoted our LB coach to DC.

You are making it sound like we just had a crap season, we won a playoff game against the Steelers. They may in fact still be rebuilding, but they certainly won't mail it in this year.
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No. You dont think Mgmt is looking at that schedule and our current team and thinking "maybe we should wait until next offseason to make a splash in Free Agency because were still a year or two away"? I guarantee that is being discussed in Dove Valley. We have the cap space but do we spend it? Thats what im addressing here?
if EFX are smart, they understand that we try to be competitive in 2012 and draft to fill existing, glaring holes, knowing that we are NOT yet ready for a superbowl run, nor to be the dominant team in the AFC West. we're not yet skilled enough, mature enough, or deep enough to be 10+ win team each year for a run of 4 or 5 years in a row.
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This past years schedule was pretty tough, and rated as a harder one by everyone that I have seen rate schedules. So I would say we have that chance. This is a young team. They should be better next season. NO, NE, and Houston will be very tough. The rest are winnable.
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Assuming we need 9 wins to make the playoffs.

I don't see it.

Its possible that we have the least amount of talent of any team in our division.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #11
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16-0 we got Tebow........Book it
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #12
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It's impossible to say how tough that schedule will be at this point.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #13
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Is this official now? I could have sworn we had Pitt on the Road and Balt home...New Orleans road, etc.... no?
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:30 AM   #14
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If we could trade Tebow for Cam Newton ........ Slam dunk ......
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #17
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Denver's non divisional 2013 schedule:

Home: Jacksonville, Tennessee, Philadelphila, Washington, AFC North
Away: Houston, Indianapolis, Dallas, NY Giants, AFC East

Say the Broncos finish first/second in 2012, then they would be still looking at either Pitt/Balt and Pats/Jets.

I doubt our FO is looking towards 2013 and saying this looks easier. On paper, right now, I think this looks harder because none of the NFC East games are gimmies (except maybe the Redskins).

The NFL is constantly changing and teams vary significantly from year to year in my opinion. I'm less worried about the schedule and more interested in the improvements the Broncos make. I'm hoping we don't go the Shanny/Synder route and throw money at free agents.. it doesn't work well in today's NFL. I'm hoping we make a couple good value signings, and continue to draft well.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:45 AM   #18
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If we write off next year (because of the schedule), that gives Del Rio two years to get his guys into the scheme he wants...
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:49 AM   #20
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The Broncos managed to make the playoffs this year after beating only one team with a winning record all season long. If the rest of the AFC West doesn't step it up, we could probably manage the same again next year.
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Yeah, you guys liked pretty Spiros. Florida liked National Championships.

I'll take Door #2.
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Yeah, Tebow couldn't throw in college! @ stupid sooner fan...
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It looks brutal on paper, but you never know how things are going to play out in regard to injuries, trades, drafts and FA. Maybe Brady blows his knee out week one and the Pats win 5 games. Maybe this is the year Brees gets old and N.O. tanks. How many people predicted how crappy the Jets and Eagles would be last year? You could have given me 50 to 1 odds after the start to last season, and I would have never guessed the Broncos would have advanced to the Divisional round of the playoffs.

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Still a mad Sooners fan, huh? Also, lol at Sam Bradford, 6 TDs all year .


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