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Old 03-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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Look Who Says The AFC West Should Be Scuured....

AFC West should fear Broncos

Addition of Peyton Manning gives Denver a big leg up on divisional foes




Peyton Manning has been used to dominating the AFC South.

Now that he has agreed to join the Denver Broncos, he can take control of the AFC West. With Hall of Famer John Elway guiding Manning through his mid-30s, they can work together to keep the Broncos ahead of the Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders.

Elway, who won Super Bowls when he was 37 and 38, stressed to Manning the need for a balanced offense. Running back Terrell Davis made the Broncos and Elway more dangerous. As the Broncos proved in a Tim Tebow-run offense, they CAN run the football.

Where that is important is Manning's future matchups with the San Diego Chargers. About a week ago, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said he would welcome Manning to the division. Why not? Rivers won four of his past five games against the Colts and Manning, including two in the playoffs.


The Chargers and Rivers didn't fear the Colts because they matched up well. The reason: the Colts' inability to run the football. They had good, not great, runners. Willis McGahee gave the Broncos a solid running threat last season, and Elway and Manning might scheme to make it better and give the Broncos the balance to beat the Chargers and the rest of the AFC West.

Denver coach John Fox took a team that appeared to have four-win talent to the playoffs with an 8-8 season. If 8-8 is the base, Manning could get the Broncos to 11 or 12 wins. If that's the case, the division is theirs.

The AFC West is an interesting division for quarterbacks. Rivers is elite, but his offense is in transition, having lost Darren Sproles, Vincent Jackson and others in the past two years. The Raiders traded away the future to get Carson Palmer. The Chiefs have a solid, but not great quarterback in Matt Cassel.

If the Chargers had more offensive stability, they would have continued to rule the AFC West. The past two seasons of struggles have allowed the Chiefs and Broncos to snatch the division title from San Diego. Now, Manning can steal the show and rule the division until he retires.

In Denver, Manning won't have to throw 40 times to win games. I'm sure the Broncos will try to add Dallas Clark, Manning's favorite tight end target. They might try to replace Knowshon Moreno with another back. Joseph Addai could be one possibility, but now that the Panthers have added Mike Tolbert, it's not out of the question for Fox to trade for Jonathan Stewart or DeAngelo Williams to augment McGahee, who isn't getting any younger. He's 30, and coming off a 1,199-yard season.

Manning meant a least six wins a season for the Colts. If he is half the quarterback he was in Indianapolis, he should provide three extra wins for the Broncos. That puts them ahead in their division.

Now that Elway has acquired Manning, he can do some wheeling and dealing. Someone came up with an interesting option. Josh McDaniels drafted Tebow and now he's in New England. What if Elway were to trade Tebow to the Patriots for Ryan Mallett, who is sitting behind Tom Brady, learning the NFL passing game?

Tebow could perform in situational plays for the Patriots. Mallett could learn behind Manning as he did behind Brady.

Fans love Tebow, but he could only take the Broncos to a certain level. Manning can take the Broncos a mile higher.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to the new Colts-Patriots, its Colts-Broncos, prepare for Sunday Night Football primetime.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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Maybe with a solid run game -- Manning can extend his career -- let's hope so.
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You mean Manning vs Ca$$el right Bob?



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i would **** my pants if we got mallet
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if we traded for Jonathan stewart I'd cream myself.
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Maybe with a solid run game -- Manning can extend his career -- let's hope so.
Worked for John, Worked for Joe, worked for Brett (before he became a mess) a running game can do wonders for a QB's longevity.
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if we traded for Jonathan stewart I'd cream myself.
I would too, but right now I'm spent.
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Now we just need to get another a new receiving option or two and fix the defense.

I would love to see them move Franklin inside now that we will be a pass happy team. He is a much better run blocker than pass blocker. If Harris can stay healthy, the line should be much better this year.

Division rivals just pissed their pants. I can smell Kansas from here.
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Hey Clayton, Peyton doesn't have Wayne, Harrison or Garcon to throw to anymore...he has Decker and Thomas.
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Yeah because it was the receivers that made him...idiot.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:23 AM   #12
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I'd take a near-prime Thomas over an aging Wayne.
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First we've gotta give Phyllis Rivers a reason to fear Peyton Manning. Something he's never had a reason for before.
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Yup.

Only Calvin Johnson did better than him the last part of the season. When healthy, Thomas is a stud. We just have to hope he stays healthy.
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Hmmm lets see, Decker took a 50+ yarder in for a TD to beat KFC and Thomas took one 80 yards to win a playoff game, something KFC hasn't done since stone washed jeans were cool, I don't think WR is the issue.
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"Manning meant a least six wins a season for the Colts. If he is half the quarterback he was in Indianapolis, he should provide three extra wins for the Broncos. That puts them ahead in their division."

John Clayton droppin' science...hes so amazingly smart I don't know how he comes up with stuff like this...modern day prophet.
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