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Old 04-13-2012, 05:38 AM   #1
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"Well, everybody was freaking out," Kuper said in a recent interview with The Denver Post. "And I didn't want to freak out. I'm sure I was in a little bit of shock, but it didn't hurt as bad as it looked. When I did it, I was like, 'That's a really bad high ankle sprain.' Until I saw it."

Last week, Kuper had a second surgical procedure on the left fibula, this one to remove a screw that was causing discomfort. The security screeners at the Denver International Airport will be pleased to know there are still seven screws and a plate holding the leg and ankle together. He is down to one crutch after spending the previous three months needing two.

And yet, Kuper believes it will be weeks, not months, before he is back in the lineup protecting new quarterback Peyton Manning.

"I think June, 100 percent I'll be there," Kuper said


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Old 04-13-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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Let's hope he will be healthy since he is the best interior blocker they have right now.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:06 AM   #3
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He's a tough ass kid right there. Anyone who had his foot hanging sideways and declares "it wasn't that bad" is the kind of guy I want on my team. Perfect attitude of toughness for an Offensive Lineman.

I wish him a speedy recovery. He had his best statistical year in pass-pro for Cutler so he should have another great season under Manning.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:08 AM   #4
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That's great news but I hope he doesn't rush anything. He's gotten to the point where he's pretty polished now. We need him 100% by September, not potentially rushing anything for June!
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #5
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Yeah I hope he takes his time. It's not like he needs the reps.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:34 AM   #6
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Yeah I hope he takes his time. It's not like he needs the reps.
Haha yeah. Frankly Beadles should get every rep at both G spots

(in b4 that's unpassibowl)
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #7
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Hey, that's what I'd be saying to...if I thought that the Broncos could draft a guard at 25 like Cordy Glenn...or even a tackle, and choose to move Franklin into your spot at guard.

I'd certainly want the front office to know...I'm going to be all better, quickly!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:48 AM   #8
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I break my leg like that and I find another line of work.
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Great news if he can get back to 100 percent that quickly. I'm not gonna lie, I pretty skeptical though given the nastiness of that injury.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:06 AM   #10
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Hey, that's what I'd be saying to...if I thought that the Broncos could draft a guard at 25 like Cordy Glenn...or even a tackle, and choose to move Franklin into your spot at guard.

I'd certainly want the front office to know...I'm going to be all better, quickly!
Maybe if his name was Beadles he should be worried, but Kuper is actually good.
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Kupe has nothing to worry about. He'll beat out both Franklen and certainly Beadles one legged and blindfolded.
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Gotta love Kuper saying "it didnt hurt as bad as it looks"

thats the type of player i want in the trenches...
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My biggest concern is getting his strength back by Sept. He's been off that leg a long time...
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Has Kupe'sDad been able to confirm they got that foot pointed in the right direction? *shudder*

The thought of that thing still gives me the willies, I can't imagine watching it happen to my son. Can't wait to see him suited up and going to battle.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #15
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Great news if he can get back to 100 percent that quickly. I'm not gonna lie, I pretty skeptical though given the nastiness of that injury.

I don't think he believes he'll be 100%, but that he's 100% certain he'll be there in June.
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This is some great info! I'm with all you guys saying that I hope he doesn't rush back too soon
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I don't think he believes he'll be 100%, but that he's 100% certain he'll be there in June.
I hope we strongly consider bringing in some interior line help for him through the draft. Beadles is a decent backup utility lineman, but never going to be great. Walton gets one more year, but I'd like to see an upgrade there too.
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".... it didn't hurt as bad as it looked."

Somewhere, Gary Zimmerman, Tom Nalen and Mark Schlereth are smiling.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #19
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I hope we strongly consider bringing in some interior line help for him through the draft. Beadles is a decent backup utility lineman, but never going to be great. Walton gets one more year, but I'd like to see an upgrade there too.
Maybe that's why they have been frequenting OK State. Levy seems more like Guard material...
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".... it didn't hurt as bad as it looked."

Somewhere, Gary Zimmerman, Tom Nalen and Mark Schlereth are smiling.
While saying nothing.






Except for Mark Schlereth. Dumbass.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #21
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that is one tough SOB right there. we need another OL like him, either at OG or C.
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I hope we strongly consider bringing in some interior line help for him through the draft. Beadles is a decent backup utility lineman, but never going to be great. Walton gets one more year, but I'd like to see an upgrade there too.
I agree, Walton and Beadles may not be more than backups going forward.

Manning will get a lot of input on their future.....Walton, especially, will have to really step up.
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My biggest concern is getting his strength back by Sept. He's been off that leg a long time...
I bet he has been rehabbing hard.
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Kupes a beast. Not worried about him.
Someone PM his dad. What's his handle?
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Let's hope he will be healthy since he is the best interior blocker they have right now.
Imagine if Ryan Harris can beat out Orland Franklin at RT and the Broncos moved Franklin to guard. Now that would be a 'couple' of good guards.
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