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Old 03-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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7:12 pm Mike Lombardi said on NFL Network the Broncos have told free agents they are "on hold" until the Peyton Manning situation resolves itself.


Joe Mays was our "big signing" until the Manning thing ends.

Cuss $40 mill in cap is all going to be spent on him, right?
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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Sneaky FO is sneaky.

If we can see through them so easily what do other teams think?
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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If Manning can't figure out which team he's going to pick by tomorrow, then he's an idiot. There's no more info left to gather, numbnuts. Hike the ****ing ball.
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I don't agree with this all or nothing FA approach, but I suppose the rationale is this.

Denver is probably looking offensively at upgrading WR, TE, C and possibly interior offensive line. They are also looking at RB depth.

If they sign Manning, they are probably looking at signing Clark and Saturday to plug those holes. If they sign Manning, they will probably be able to attract a higher caliber FA WR than if the only QB's on the roster are Adam Weber and Tim Tebow with one foot out of the door.

Still seems like they are really putting all their eggs in one basket though.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #5
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Well, they did sign Mike Adams, even though 99% of us didn't know a thing or care much about him until he signed.
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Well, they did sign Mike Adams, even though 99% of us didn't know a thing or care much about him until he signed.
And held onto the Idiot Cannonball. Game changing moves.
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I don't agree with this all or nothing FA approach, but I suppose the rationale is this.

Denver is probably looking offensively at upgrading WR, TE, C and possibly interior offensive line. They are also looking at RB depth.

If they sign Manning, they are probably looking at signing Clark and Saturday to plug those holes. If they sign Manning, they will probably be able to attract a higher caliber FA WR than if the only QB's on the roster are Adam Weber and Tim Tebow with one foot out of the door.

Still seems like they are really putting all their eggs in one basket though.
There's practically no more stud FA's left to attract if Manning signs here. Basically we'd have to wait until next year, and **** if I know who of any worth is a free agent then. We've literally ****ed ourselves this free agency. I mean, Joe ****ing Mays REALLY
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:04 PM   #8
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What a complete and utter joke. And people still think EFX have any ****ing clue what they are doing.

I mean we have alienated Tebow and blown the entire free agency period waiting on a guy who is almost certainly going somewhere else. Amazing.
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And held onto the Idiot Cannonball. Game changing moves.
Mays even as a backup does not really interest me much. If he starts at all next year, then this regime wants to win games on the cheap.
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Sorry to come over all reasonable and everything, but honestly, how do you sign free agents if you haven't resolved the Manning thing? There's no way that signing him/not signing him doesn't make a massive impact on what you can offer people.

I think the truth is this is not a case of the FO 'choosing'to adopt a certain 'approach', this is just the reality of the situation for anyone still in the manning sweepstakes.
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A step in the right direction. At least they didn't lie.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:08 PM   #12
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Sorry to come over all reasonable and everything, but honestly, how do you sign free agents if you haven't resolved the Manning thing? There's no way that signing him/not signing him doesn't make a massive impact on what you can offer people.
Pretty simple, you just decide how much you're willing to pay him.

Apparently no price is too high for them or something.
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Many of us liked the idea of signing Jones, the DT from the Titans, but he signs with Seattle for only 1 year, 4.5 mil. The Broncos had no interest in a young DL and couldn't have offered more than that?
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Sorry to come over all reasonable and everything, but honestly, how do you sign free agents if you haven't resolved the Manning thing? There's no way that signing him/not signing him doesn't make a massive impact on what you can offer people.
If we sign Manning to the numbers we've heard are being proposed, he'll count less than $20 mil against the cap. That still leaves us over $20 mil in cap room. You can sign AT LEAST 2-3 big names for that (or a dozen middle to lower tier guys, which is obviously more likely).

Manning's decision shouldn't handicap us in any way with signing other guys.
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Wut?

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Manning will say no to us on Thursday as the last vestiges of decent free agents are swallowed up effectively eliminating what was available for us. Not that the front office would have gone after anyone seriously. If their whole plan was "sign Manning, he'll make everything better and we won't need to sign anyone else" then they really are stupid.
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Manning will say no to us on Thursday as the last vestiges of decent free agents are swallowed up effectively eliminating what was available for us. Not that the front office would have gone after anyone seriously. If their whole plan was "sign Manning, he'll make everything better and we won't need to sign anyone else" then they really are stupid.
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The Broncos FO could announce they just signed Manning for $1.00 and this place would still be hating.

Broncos + Manning + a few FA fillers = SB
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:18 PM   #20
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Sorry to come over all reasonable and everything, but honestly, how do you sign free agents if you haven't resolved the Manning thing? There's no way that signing him/not signing him doesn't make a massive impact on what you can offer people.

I think the truth is this is not a case of the FO 'choosing'to adopt a certain 'approach', this is just the reality of the situation for anyone still in the manning sweepstakes.
This is exactly right. Manning said he will choose a team in a couple of days.

Did anyone really think this situation was something different than the above?
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If manning doesn't sign QB will still be the top FA priority. If it ain't manning they are picking some one like a hasselbeck. Its on hold cause all they want is a QB.
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These are the same coaches etc that ran the ball 95% of the time of 1st and 2nd down with a QB draw on 3rd down. What do you expect from these guys
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Manning will say no to us on Thursday as the last vestiges of decent free agents are swallowed up effectively eliminating what was available for us. Not that the front office would have gone after anyone seriously. If their whole plan was "sign Manning, he'll make everything better and we won't need to sign anyone else" then they really are stupid.
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I still say Elway has something else up his sleeve.

I'm going with that.
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