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Old 06-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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From DPO, by Jeff Legwold:

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...uccessful-2012

On paper, Harry Potter has plenty of tricks to win the day. On paper, things often add up nicely 1-2-3.

And on paper, the Broncos closed out their offseason program last week, feeling better about how they will enter the 2012 season than how they exited the one in 2011.

"That's always the thing," said cornerback Champ Bailey. "On paper, we're better. We have more potential to be one of those teams. But we don't play on paper. The Giants were like 7-7 last season, then put it together to win it all.

"It's OK to feel good, to have big plans. But we have to play, we have to do all of the things that are necessary to be one of those teams playing at the end."



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Pretty good article.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Thankfully, no one has been stupid enough to call this team "Dream Team" or any other such moniker.
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"With Miller and Elvis Dumervil in the formation, there are plenty of NFL personnel people who believe the Broncos' are best suited to play a 3-4 look on defense."

I lol'ed. Who would be our NT again?
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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It was a good article. I'm thinking this way:

1. Manning. He sure does look thin and fragile, but he appears to have his arm strength back.

2. OL. I have my fingers crossed the OL will be adequate to protect Manning. Hopefully he won't have to go fetal because of inside pressure.

3. McGahee. Well, that's hard to predict. Slow, hard-running RB's get nicked up quite a bit. But they have some young guys that hopefully can carry the load.

4. Finishing strongly. A younger roster with more depth might help. And hopefully it's a more talented roster, that's always a big deal, duh.

5. Coaching. Maybe one of the best overall coaching staffs the Broncos have had in a long time.

6. Von Miller and various D formations. Hopefully Miller makes more of an impact other than just pass-rushing. PD's, INT's, better recognition of run plays.

7. Secondary. Yeah, they recognized the secondary needed some help and tried to take care of it.

8. WR's. They're counting on DT and Decker to be the primaries (with Peyton's ok presumably). But tried to add a few guys they think will help. And of course Tamme and Dreesen, again presumably with Peyton's input.

9. LB. DJ is adequate, but I think he'll be suspended. So one of the younger guys will have to step up. Mays? I dunno, but the staff likes him.

10. Home record. Duh.

ST's will also have to be a key component, as always. Sign Prater, of course. And hopefully they found some good kick and punt returners. Otherwise their best are Decker and Willis.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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I dont think champ lets him self get to hopeful...itz just his nature...but having a healthy dual attack offense is going to make this team great...cant wait to see it.
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Actually not a bad piece, Legwold is one of the best on a very talent challenged paper..

Not sure what he is thinking about us being a 3-4 team..been there done that and it was not pretty..

JDR has never coached it nor has Fox.. Always thought you worked to your strengths not against it..

lots of pieces have to fall just right to get to the playoffs this year and frankly with the schedule we have and improvement from the 3 AFCW teams, not sure how that is going to happen.. it is not like be beat up on them consistently last year..

Lets hope that JDR figures out he is a DC and not a HC and decides that DEN is a great place to coach and live..
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Actually not a bad piece, Legwold is one of the best on a very talent challenged paper..

Not sure what he is thinking about us being a 3-4 team..been there done that and it was not pretty..

JDR has never coached it nor has Fox.. Always thought you worked to your strengths not against it..

lots of pieces have to fall just right to get to the playoffs this year and frankly with the schedule we have and improvement from the 3 AFCW teams, not sure how that is going to happen.. it is not like be beat up on them consistently last year..

Lets hope that JDR figures out he is a DC and not a HC and decides that DEN is a great place to coach and live..
No kidding. This constant parade of new DC's year after year is tiresome.
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Here's the bonus one...

Getting hot at the end of season and into the playoffs.
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Here's the bonus one...

Getting hot at the end of season and into the playoffs.
Manning skipped the entire 2008 preseason . Didn't take one snap or practiced too much due to injury and the Colts started 3-4 then the Colts reeled off 9 straight

First 7 games 10 TDs 9 INT
Last 9 games 17 TD 3 INT

After a year off and a tough starting half If the Broncos can be carried by the Defense and come out of the first half 4-4 or 5-3 they should be in great shape for a 2nd half streak .
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Here's the bonus one...

Getting hot at the end of season and into the playoffs.
This is something that all the Tanahan fans missed year after year..

all they could do was rave about how great his offenses were and never listening to his own words "we have to get better in the Red Zone".

If you go back and look at all of those games late in the year a few things stick out..

when we needed to get a few yards to maintain a drive, we were not big enough to make it happen..

we started each season lean and mean and by the time the long grind of the season hit them we were worn out and even lighter in the ass at the end of the season.

hard to win games in the foul weather playing finesse games..

Most of this IMO boiled down to one thing smaller players on the LOS it all works fine early in the year when opposing teams have to hesitate while the ball is snapped.. But late in the year the film has been studied they know our tendencies and are still bigger and badder than our OL was..

And remarkably they figured out that if you stay at home and protect YOUR GAP the broncos were not going to run on you..

But all of the Tanahan lovers were content to brag about his winning % and great starts..

I'll bet 95% of our fans that KNEW that our D stunk each year, and most of those folks were willing to give Tanahan a pass because we scored so much..

A big imporvement starting with Josh of rebuilding a 1990 size OL into an OL that has some beef.. Maybe not enough to be elite but much improved over the 285 pound interior guys we have under Tanahan..

Hopefully now we have a D or is it MUCH improved under Fox and JDR and in its self will help the team to win more close games..

the ones we were losing year after year..
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Manning skipped the entire 2008 preseason . Didn't take one snap or practiced too much due to injury and the Colts started 3-4 then the Colts reeled off 9 straight

First 7 games 10 TDs 9 INT
Last 9 games 17 TD 3 INT

After a year off and a tough starting half If the Broncos can be carried by the Defense and come out of the first half 4-4 or 5-3 they should be in great shape for a 2nd half streak .
well the first half of the season is brutal.. if they are better than 1-5 at the break I'll be happy..
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You're an idiot, lonestar.
WHY do you say that?..


Because I do not think Manning will have his act together (meaning the entire offense being in sync)

playing PIT, @ ATL, HOU, OAK (w note it is a little w), @NE, @SAN..

do you really think our new DC with lots of new toys, can help beat those teams?

they are ALL experienced and Excepting SAN and OAK playoff teams last year, most with all players and coaches coming back.. IMO they will all be ready to play day one and we will be very inconsistent..

I stopped drinking the Orange Koolade in the Tanahan years.. Once I figured him out as a fraud..
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Because you are a 50-some year old man coming up with childish monikers for Mike Shanahan. Shut up already.
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"With Miller and Elvis Dumervil in the formation, there are plenty of NFL personnel people who believe the Broncos' are best suited to play a 3-4 look on defense."

I lol'ed. Who would be our NT again?
I'm sorry,can you only run a 3-4 if you have a superstar NT?
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Look who's calling who.
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With Miller and Elvis Dumervil in the formation, there are plenty of NFL personnel people who believe the Broncos' are best suited to play a 3-4 look on defense. John Fox, a 4-3 practitioner overall, has sprinkled in 3-4 fronts at times, but no matter how the Broncos line up, they have to get enough push in the middle to get Miller and Dumervil free.


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also the last time our defense ranked top 10 was when we ran the 3-4 under nolan.
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Shanny had his flaws but bagging on prob best coach in Denver history will getcha slapped down quick.................
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I'm sorry,can you only run a 3-4 if you have a superstar NT?
Sure helps.. Those with the best 3-4 teams pretty much have superstars there..

As it stands right now we really do not have a bon-a-fide NT let alone two for rotational purposes..
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Shanny had his flaws but bagging on prob best coach in Denver history will getcha slapped down quick.................
Best coach, hell I'd put Dan Reeves above him as far as HC is concerned and I did not think much of him..

Tanahan had a great run while his HOF players were here after that ..

Well he won loads of games isn't that special.. but he managed to get our asses kicked by many piss poor teams in trap games.. and then in the play offs well could only manage one win..

"BEST COACHES" do not get consistently blown out of playoff games.

If you count winning percentage in the regular season only well then your correct.


Anyone wonder what he could have done had his EGO allowed himself to hire a real DC and GM to draft a balanced team?

Waiting for the slap down..
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Sure helps.. Those with the best 3-4 teams pretty much have superstars there..

As it stands right now we really do not have a bon-a-fide NT let alone two for rotational purposes..
you can make the switch without a bonifide NT, like I pointed out we had a top 10 defense under nolan running a 3-4 & we didn't have a superstar NT then either. silga has the size to play NT sufficent enough until we can draft one.
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Best coach, hell I'd put Dan Reeves above him as far as HC is concerned and I did not think much of him..

Tanahan had a great run while his HOF players were here after that ..

Well he won loads of games isn't that special.. but he managed to get our asses kicked by many piss poor teams in trap games.. and then in the play offs well could only manage one win..

"BEST COACHES" do not get consistently blown out of playoff games.

If you count winning percentage in the regular season only well then your correct.


Anyone wonder what he could have done had his EGO allowed himself to hire a real DC and GM to draft a balanced team?

Waiting for the slap down..
What king of fool/tool has this much venom for the coach that got over the hump not once but twice ?
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