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Old 04-17-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Broncos re-signed restricted free agent WR Matt Willis to a one-year, $1.26 million contract.

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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That's a lot of money for his worthless ass
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Signing for depth.. not sure if he makes the final roster. I think he has the wheels to stretch the field.. his hands are questionable. But kind of hard to tell with TT throwing him the ball.
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I say give manning as many guys to work with as you can, and let Peyton pick who its really working well with.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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Would anybody be surprise if Willis turned into a go to guy for Manning? I think it highly possible.
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Seems like he's underrated by a lot of you. He's a solid 4th WR who could make big strides with Manning.
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Willis was a good WR the past few years.. Not great but good.. and YOUNG, I think he will surprise most of the folks on this forum..
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:14 PM   #10
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Better on ST than given credit for here.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #12
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You could have worse backups. Seriously. Remember David Terrell? I think he just got arrested for domestic violence.
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Willis has always shown a knack for being able to break wide open in his routes. I'm crossing my fingers that he benefits from the little known "Manning Effect."
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #15
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I dont understand the Willis hate. All he did was make clutch catches with his scant opportunities, and by the end of the year, had supplanted Eddie Royal as our #3 WR (#2 after Decker went down) and he's a downright fantastic ST player, consistently making the play when it's in his lane.
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Yeah, he's the return man until they can find someone better.

I think it was the Pitt playoff game Denver needed a long 3rd down conversion late in the game and Tebow hit him right in the hands between the CB and the safety, and Willis dropped it. Much like Decker not being able to win a fight for the ball in the middle of the field.
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Signing for depth.. not sure if he makes the final roster. I think he has the wheels to stretch the field.. his hands are questionable. But kind of hard to tell with TT throwing him the ball.
That's kinda true with any WR. I liked Tebow, but he could make Chris Carter look like butterfingers.
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I dont understand the Willis hate. All he did was make clutch catches with his scant opportunities, and by the end of the year, had supplanted Eddie Royal as our #3 WR (#2 after Decker went down) and he's a downright fantastic ST player, consistently making the play when it's in his lane.
exaclty....i started laughing when i read that he "might not make the final roster"

GTFO

i see a 35-40 catch year...a couple TDs...worth the money
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Would anybody be surprise if Willis turned into a go to guy for Manning? I think it highly possible.
it would honestly not surprise me to see him wind up as our slot guy.
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I dont understand the Willis hate. All he did was make clutch catches with his scant opportunities, and by the end of the year, had supplanted Eddie Royal as our #3 WR (#2 after Decker went down) and he's a downright fantastic ST player, consistently making the play when it's in his lane.
HAs me wondering also..

Most WRs are not worth a crap until year 3-4, he had a pretty decent year last year in his (surprise) 4th year..

HArd to get on the field when there is so much turmoil AT HC, OC, QB and get into rhythm..

MAy never be another BM in receptions, but pretty sure he will never BM in drama..

If he can catch 30-50 passes a year he gets a biggier contract next year..
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Yeah, he's the return man until they can find someone better.

I think it was the Pitt playoff game Denver needed a long 3rd down conversion late in the game and Tebow hit him right in the hands between the CB and the safety, and Willis dropped it. Much like Decker not being able to win a fight for the ball in the middle of the field.
Much like DT did.. in an earlier game.. only to come back and get teh game winner..

BTW he had four clutch catches against a damned good defense the BEARS..
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I dont understand the Willis hate. All he did was make clutch catches with his scant opportunities, and by the end of the year, had supplanted Eddie Royal as our #3 WR (#2 after Decker went down) and he's a downright fantastic ST player, consistently making the play when it's in his lane.
I've always been a bigtime supporter of Willis, liked Willis' potential, and yeah he's a nice ST guy, makes tackles when he's supposed to, covers his lanes and can chase a returner down also even if the guy is not in his lane. He gets open a lot, and yes has made some clutch catches.

I'm happy they retained him.
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HAs me wondering also..

Most WRs are not worth a crap until year 3-4, he had a pretty decent year last year in his (surprise) 4th year..

HArd to get on the field when there is so much turmoil AT HC, OC, QB and get into rhythm..

MAy never be another BM in receptions, but pretty sure he will never BM in drama..

If he can catch 30-50 passes a year he gets a biggier contract next year..
I don't have a problem with Willis at all. I like the guy, he's a competitor, the kind of guy you like to have on your team.
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I don't have a problem with Willis at all. I like the guy, he's a competitor, the kind of guy you like to have on your team.
agreed. He is that type of player who does his job, works hard, and is a team player. he may not be flashy and a superstar in the waiting, but he is a guy that can contribute and is the type of player every team needs.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #25
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Willis gets decent separation from defenders in man coverage, but I think his routes need work. Physical corners also seem to manhandle him. He could be a viable 4th WR option, but I think the team needs to draft a burner slot receiver.
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