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Old 03-21-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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As excited as I am for the season, I am equally as worried about the situation in the middle of our defense.

@MikeKlis: Chekc that. DT Marcus Thomas is close to signing with another team. That means Broncos have HUGE holes at defensive tackle

@MikeKlis: Bunkley, Thomas, McBean? Oh my. If the Broncos don't take a DT with No. 25 pick there has to be an investigation.

Even if Warren is healthy (which is a huge 'if') we are in deep ****.

In my opinion, even if we resign Thomas and take a DT high, we still need another above-average talent at the position.

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I don't ever want to imagine a DT coming late in the 1st being expected to start.

Either they'll pick up some guys in FA that are still out there or a trade will happen. I think they were banking on Bunkley coming back but they realize a rook and hopefully Warren won't get it done.
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Is there any difference between where we are at this moment in time.... or any other time the past 5 years

I think not. We have sucked at DT since I can remember.
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Is there any difference between where we are at this moment in time.... or any other time the past 5 years

I think not. We have sucked at DT since I can remember.
I don't remember exactly what stage of the season it was when Bunkley came in but in the past, we at least had enough warm bodies. I don't think they even have that this year.
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Broncos will indeed be drafting a defensive lineman. I'm just not sure who falls or where they end up. I wouldn't be surprised if they try and trade down to get one. There are plenty who will likely have similar grades.

Based on positioning I see Still, Worthy or Thompson being the likely targets. If Brockers fall, maybe -- but he's so young and raw to instantly start. Just get one of them I guess.
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Broncos will indeed be drafting a defensive lineman. I'm just not sure who falls or where they end up. I wouldn't be surprised if they try and trade down to get one. There are plenty who will likely have similar grades.

Based on positioning I see Still, Worthy or Thompson being the likely targets. If Brockers fall, maybe -- but he's so young and raw to instantly start. Just get one of them I guess.
I agree in that I think they might take one since they're not rushing to fill the roster but are you saying you're OK with one of them starting?
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There is no way EFX does NOT draft a DT.
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There is no way EFX does NOT draft a DT.
What if they aren't the BPA and it's not close?
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I agree in that I think they might take one since they're not rushing to fill the roster but are you saying you're OK with one of them starting?
Of course I'm OK with one of them starting. It has to happen. That's why even though I like Brockers, I want someone with more experience. I like Worthy.
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I think i've seen this post before.....
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Signing manning sure has helped us sign free agents lol our own players are picking the saints after the suspensions lol
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What's a defensive tackle? Pretty sure we don't have those in Denver.
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at this point you almost have to trade up to make sure you get Brockers,Cox,Still or Poe.
i'd love Melvin Ingram but he's more of a DE type and while that would sexy to team up Doom,Ingram & Von, it won't help the run game.
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As excited as I am for the season, I am equally as worried about the situation in the middle of our defense.

@MikeKlis: Chekc that. DT Marcus Thomas is close to signing with another team. That means Broncos have HUGE holes at defensive tackle

@MikeKlis: Bunkley, Thomas, McBean? Oh my. If the Broncos don't take a DT with No. 25 pick there has to be an investigation.

Even if Warren is healthy (which is a huge 'if') we are in deep ****.

In my opinion, even if we resign Thomas and take a DT high, we still need another above-average talent at the position.

Discuss further.
For some reason, I'm ok with losing those guys.
I feel it's at this point a blessing in disguise.
Now that we have those holes to fill, let's bring in some football players to take their spots.
We need palymakers, we need impact players, and those aforementioned guys, weren't ones...

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well the list of quality FA DT's is dwindling and so the draft is about the only option.
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Broncos don't play the DT position. It was removed from all Defensive terminology years ago.
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at this point you almost have to trade up to make sure you get Brockers,Cox,Still or Poe.
i'd love Melvin Ingram but he's more of a DE type and while that would sexy to team up Doom,Ingram & Von, it won't help the run game.
Alabama has like half of their championship defense slated in the 1st round; Upshaw and Hightower the best known ones...

Our offense got good/better. Because of those consuming drives Peyton can engineer, our defense stand a good chance to rotate fresh. Of course we need players. A NT, DT would be good to start with...
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For some reason, I'm ok losing those guys.
I feel it's at this point a blessing in disguise.
Now that we have those holes to fill, let's bring in some football players to take their spots.
We need palymakers, we need impact players, and those aforementioned guys, weren't ones...
Who is better that's available? Pickins seem slim to me in FA, and I'm not a draft nerd. Someone talk me off the D-Line ledge please!
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well the list of quality FA DT's is dwindling and so the draft is about the only option.
It doesn't matter. They'll find what they can through free agency or a trade while drafting players early who can have a more immediate impact (running back, receiver, or linebacker most likely). Count on it.

That or they will trade their 1st and/or 2nd rounders for established players. Maybe even a DT, though I somehow doubt it.
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What if they aren't the BPA and it's not close?
They'll take one some where in the draft.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:47 PM   #24
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We look terrible on paper at this position. I have noticed though, Fox and Co. seem more than equipped developing talent at the DL spots. They had great success with Peppers, Kris Jenkins, Rucker, Komeoteau, among others. We're in the worst spot to be pigeon holed into taking a specific position though. That's when you swing and miss on the draft board.
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