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Old 06-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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“That was the only reason I considered Denver,” he said. “At the same time, I thought, ‘How much is a Super Bowl ring really going to do for you at this point?’ Because it’s not with the team I really wanted to do it with.”

“Exactly!” he said, laughing like he does and actually hitting my arm. “I know. And you know what? At the end of the day I was thinking, ‘I can’t do that.’ It’s not as bad as being a Raider -- but almost.”
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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“Exactly!” he said, laughing like he does and actually hitting my arm. “I know. And you know what? At the end of the day I was thinking, ‘I can’t do that.’ It’s not as bad as being a Raider -- but almost.”

I'm going to stuff paper towels in the toitet at his restaurant next time I am there.
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That would of been interesting, seeing him on our bench during the playoffs. Knowshon already has dibbs on the bike.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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We've got Ronnie Hillman or Knowhson (if healthy) now to fill the role LT would have played.

I'd rather develop young talent like Hillman than bring in LT and have to fill that role with someone else when he retired the next year.

If this was a Super Bowl team on the cusp of greatness, some veteran leadership like that would have been more of an asset, but I think this is the year the team gels under Manning and we start a 2 or 3 year run for some Super Bowls starting in 2013.

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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If this was a Super Bowl team on the cusp of greatness, some veteran leadership like that would have been more of an asset, but I think this is the year the team gels under Manning and we start a 2 or 3 year run for some Super Bowls starting in 2013.
Manning will be 39 years old in 3 years. I'm pretty sure he signed with the Broncos to win a Super Bowl right now. I know Elway's draft did not show any sense of urgency, but Manning is not waiting 2 or 3 years to get something done.
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So we dodged a slow moving bullet. LT can go fumble rocks.
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Looks like he wanted to be the 2nd greatest Broncos running back ever.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:00 PM   #8
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He really just knows he can't win a Superbowl, so why ruin it for Denver.
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Manning will be 39 years old in 3 years. I'm pretty sure he signed with the Broncos to win a Super Bowl right now. I know Elway's draft did not show any sense of urgency, but Manning is not waiting 2 or 3 years to get something done.

What I'm saying is that the team will gel this year and win 10 games or so and they will then be geared up for a 2 or 3 year run (the rest of Manning's career)....hopefully the kind run we saw in Denver from 1996 through 1998.

If they win a Super Bowl this year, great, but I see the real run starting in 2013 and lasting 2 or 3 years.

I don't think LT would help us win a Super Bowl in 2012 any more than Ronnie Hillman could. He is way past his prime. You want us to bring Jerry Rice back as well?

LT caught some passes last year, but when running the ball, LT has averaged 3.8, 3.3, 4.2, and 3.7 yards per carry the last 4 years.

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Old 06-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #10
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I would have liked to give LT the finger as he said that... Thanks, but no thanks!
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #11
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I'm going to stuff paper towels in the toitet at his restaurant next time I am there.
I recommend leaving him an upper decker
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #12
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I don't think LT would help us win a Super Bowl in 2012 any more than Ronnie Hillman could. He is way past his prime. You want us to bring Jerry Rice back as well?
I don't think LT would have taken the Broncos offense to the next level, but he would have been more useful than Ronnie Hillman. LT can pick up the blitz and he takes care of the ball. Hillman is awful in pass protection and he fumbles a lot. So, LT was in position to help Manning immediately.

LT averaged 3.7 YPC last season. Willis McGahee averaged 3.8 YPC in his last season with the Ravens, and now he is the starter in Denver. I'm not saying the Broncos should have signed LT, but he would definitely help more than Hillman.

No, I don't want the Broncos to sign Jerry Rice. Brandon Stokley could see this move as a threat. But a WR from the 2012 draft would have been nice.
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We've got Ronnie Hillman or Knowhson (if healthy) now to fill the role LT would have played.

I'd rather develop young talent like Hillman than bring in LT and have to fill that role with someone else when he retired the next year.

If this was a Super Bowl team on the cusp of greatness, some veteran leadership like that would have been more of an asset, but I think this is the year the team gels under Manning and we start a 2 or 3 year run for some Super Bowls starting in 2013.
I had a barbque today and one of the people there is a Broncos insider, who will remain anonymous, said the FO isn't too high on Knowshon ever becoming something. Said, "I think he's done in Denver."
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Am I to assume that would be taking a dump with the toilet lid down?
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Am I to assume that would be taking a dump with the toilet lid down?
I think it's turning the water off to the toilet, flush it and poop in the water tank part, but I never rememebr what all these toilet poop jokes are.


Edit: Don't turn the water off, just poop in the tank.


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translation: LT has nothing left in the tank.
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I don't think LT would have taken the Broncos offense to the next level, but he would have been more useful than Ronnie Hillman. LT can pick up the blitz and he takes care of the ball. Hillman is awful in pass protection and he fumbles a lot. So, LT was in position to help Manning immediately.

LT averaged 3.7 YPC last season. Willis McGahee averaged 3.8 YPC in his last season with the Ravens, and now he is the starter in Denver. I'm not saying the Broncos should have signed LT, but he would definitely help more than Hillman.

No, I don't want the Broncos to sign Jerry Rice. Brandon Stokley could see this move as a threat. But a WR from the 2012 draft would have been nice.
MOst of what you see in this thread is sour grapes..

I'm guessing if you look back in the archives there was a load of folks on here that would have given their left nut for him when he was cut in SAN..

The guy is an instant HOFer in 5 years..

WOuld he have made a difference? I suspect moreso than hillman will and more than Merno would have if he would have made the cut this year..
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I think it's turning the water off to the toilet, flush it and poop in the water tank part, but I never rememebr what all these toilet poop jokes are.


Edit: Don't turn the water off, just poop in the tank.


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Euuu that is even worse
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MOst of what you see in this thread is sour grapes..

I'm guessing if you look back in the archives there was a load of folks on here that would have given their left nut for him when he was cut in SAN..

The guy is an instant HOFer in 5 years..

WOuld he have made a difference? I suspect moreso than hillman will and more than Merno would have if he would have made the cut this year..
Sour grapes?

How so, if I may ask?

I'm all about bringing in anyone I think can help the team get to the next level.

If I thought LT could do that, I'd be the first one saying I think he should be on the team.

If we would have signed him, I would have been rooting for him to find the fountain of youth and help the team win games.
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translation: LT has nothing left in the tank.
Except poop apparently.
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I don't know, LT could have helped teach the younger players how to win in the playoffs.


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Sour grapes?

How so, if I may ask?

I'm all about bringing in anyone I think can help the team get to the next level.

If I thought LT could do that, I'd be the first one saying I think he should be on the team.

If we would have signed him, I would have been rooting for him to find the fountain of youth and help the team win games.
I did not mention you in particular .. But I guess the shoe fit..

But then note the highlighted terms.. Perhaps that was your first mistake..

I get a kick out of all the GM/HC wannabes on the forum..
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