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Old 05-09-2012, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default NFL Power Rankings; Broncos Move Down 2 Spots to 10... May 2012

After the draft, the Eagles and Steelers moved ahead of the Broncos. Chargers are 15, Chiefs are 17 and Raiders are 26.



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Old 05-09-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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Both teams had what appear to be great drafts and added more players who can be expected to be "difference makers" than we did.

Eagles: Cox, Kenkricks, Curry, Foles, Boykin
Steelers: DeCastro, Adams, Spence, Ta'amu, Rainey

On paper the Broncos draft can't remotely compare with either of these hauls. Which is part of the reason I didn't love the Osweiler pick. The Eagles got their QB but also added a few studs before doing so.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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Its not a bad list. I'm kinda surprised
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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It was a good way to waste a couple minutes. I don't think anyone has ever won a thing because of powerrankings.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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Teams on paper. About as bad as grading a draft before any of the players actually play. Eagles got an A for their FA last year. Their season resulted in an F.

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Teams on paper. About as bad as grading a draft before any of the players actually play. Eagles got an A for their FA last year. Their season resulted in an F.
Not sure I'd call 8-8 an "F". It was also a weird season due to the lockout. They hit their stride at the end of the year winning their last 4 and in ridiculously lopsided fashion
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #9
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Not sure I'd call 8-8 an "F". It was also a weird season due to the lockout. They hit their stride at the end of the year winning their last 4 and in ridiculously lopsided fashion
It's a good D- though when you call yourself the dream team with SB winning in mind and are out of the playoffs just past midseason. I call that a big fat FAIL.
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It's a good D- though when you call yourself the dream team with SB winning in mind and are out of the playoffs just past midseason. I call that a big fat FAIL.
As far as I know, only Vince Young said that and the media ran with it.


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It's a good D- though when you call yourself the dream team with SB winning in mind and are out of the playoffs just past midseason. I call that a big fat FAIL.
No one ever accused Vince Young and his whopping single digit wonderlic score of being intelligent, man.
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Eagles jumped up these preseason rankings last year after their FA spending. They didn't need young to say they were the dream team when people like Marvez, Whitlock and other cronies were saying it for him. It was SB or bust(F) for that team. Just like some people who has criticized Elway will say this team failed if they don't win a trophy this year.
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Eagles jumped up these preseason rankings last year after their FA spending. They didn't need young to say they were the dream team when people like Marvez, Whitlock and other cronies were saying it for him. It was SB or bust(F) for that team.
I agree, but is wasn't their FA's, or their failure in FA, that caused them to underperform last season. Vick declined from the previous year and then got hurt. They made a terrible decision where they hired Jim Washburn to be their D-line coach before naming a D-coordinator. Because no DC wanted to be forced to run Washburn's wide nine they whiffed on all their candidates (including Dennis Allen). So they were forced to hire from within and named their O-line coach (Juan Castillo) as their DC. Castillo was clearly in over his head. They didn't have the personnel to run the wide nine (particularly because their LB's sucked). And they misused Asomouga with the scheme they ran. And then they blew some games they should have won early on. It was quite a mess, but I think their foray into FA last year, along with getting DeMeco Ryans and their great draft this year, will pay dividends. They are loaded with talent. But they'll need Vick to do a better job than he did last year.
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It was a good way to waste a couple minutes. I don't think anyone has ever won a thing because of powerrankings.
I agree the season will determine who are the top teams are but it's interesting to see who likes who and why at this point and to look back later at it.
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I hope they mark us down a few more pegs before the season starts. No team in the history of the league ever became better through being hyped in the media.....I feel much more comfortable with them all slagging us off to be honest.....
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I love how people immediately grade the draft and plug in players as difference makers without having taken a snap.

People here were furious after the Broncos 2006 draft and look how that ended up: Cutler, Scheffler, Marshall, Dumervil, Kuper.
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I hope they mark us down a few more pegs before the season starts. No team in the history of the league ever became better through being hyped in the media.....I feel much more comfortable with them all slagging us off to be honest.....
We finished 8th in the power rankings last year with Tebow.

Explain to me how adding Peyton Manning makes us worse....

Sports media is dumb.
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hopefully we will get invited to a BCS Bowl game.

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We finished 8th in the power rankings last year with Tebow.

Explain to me how adding Peyton Manning makes us worse....

Sports media is dumb.
Peyton has a flimsy neck, and your backup is frigging Brock Osweiler.

It's a question of how long Peyton lasts. After he goes down, the Broncos won't win a game.
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Peyton has a flimsy neck, and your backup is frigging Brock Osweiler.

It's a question of how long Peyton lasts. After he goes down, the Broncos won't win a game.
Did you really register because you hate the Sun Devils THAT much?
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But they'll need Vick to do a better job than he did last year.
That's where it begins and ends with them. Vick had basically 8 nice games two years ago. Everything since has been a borderline disaster. He wasn't very good before he got hurt.
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Peyton has a flimsy neck, and your backup is frigging Brock Osweiler.

It's a question of how long Peyton lasts. After he goes down, the Broncos won't win a game.
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Peyton has a flimsy neck, and your backup is frigging Brock Osweiler.

It's a question of how long Peyton lasts. After he goes down, the Broncos won't win a game.
Who's your team? If its the cardinals, youve had problems for years. And decades.
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Did you really register because you hate the Sun Devils THAT much?
he mad that peyton chose us over his ****ty cards.
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just "another" patriots fan.

sniff, sniff...smells like clam in here
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