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Old 12-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Opposing defenses learning it's worth risk to pressure Peyton Manning

From Oct. 15 to Nov. 11, the Broncos allowed Peyton Manning to be sacked one time.
Yes, just one time in four games, a run that included a trip to Cincinnati to face the Bengals, those same Bengals who are currently tied with the Broncos for the league's sack lead (39) even though Cincinnati has played one fewer game at the moment.
But that run is certainly over. And mixed in with all of the victories of late eight in a row and counting the Broncos have slipped back into their early-season pattern of letting Manning get hit more along the way.
Manning was sacked eight times in the Broncos' first three games this season, 10 times in the first five combined. Then came the four-game streak when Carolina got to him once, and that was it. The Broncos had it locked down, they said.
But defenses have not agreed of late. They have continued to turn up the heat since with the Raiders sending blitz after blitz at Manning for three sacks Thursday night. Manning has now been sacked eight times in the last four games, including the three from the Raiders and three from the Chargers.
Defenses know what Manning can do against the blitz. He is one of the best all-time throwing against the extra rusher. But they have also decided it's more than worth the risk.


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Old 12-08-2012, 08:04 AM   #2
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I would say this is priority 1 in things to get fixed.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:07 AM   #3
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That's why I say that if we want to get three good years out of Peyton, we need to go high in the draft on offensive linemen, getting at least one that can start immediately, and get another through FA.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:15 AM   #5
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Kuper back at 100% fixes this
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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Kuper back at 100% fixes this
I think we really need to upgrade at center.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:18 AM   #7
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I suspect Dan Koppen is wearing down.
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I'm not sure drafting linemen fixes it. FA would be the best bet over the next 3 yrs if winning a championship is the goal. We need ready made guys to step in on the interior. Depth at WR/RB/TE is also critical this offseason.
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I'm not sure drafting linemen fixes it. FA would be the best bet over the next 3 yrs if winning a championship is the goal. We need ready made guys to step in on the interior. Depth at WR/RB/TE is also critical this offseason.
Maurkice Pouncey started all 16 games in his rookie year for the Steelers. I think Barrett Jones could do the same thing for the team that drafts him.
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Yes. Blitzing Peyton manning, what a novel concept! The reason teams back off it is cause he burns it so often. There's nothing to see here
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Yes. Blitzing Peyton manning, what a novel concept! The reason teams back off it is cause he burns it so often. There's nothing to see here
Other than how easy it was for a bad team like the Raiders to be successful at it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:32 AM   #13
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Since we drafted Blake last year, I think they'll bring in a Guard and Center in FA to compete. Drafting a player or 2 on offense with an " explosive " type ability, I see them doing. Think RB and WR
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Yes. Blitzing Peyton manning, what a novel concept! The reason teams back off it is cause he burns it so often. There's nothing to see here
This. He will fix the interior protections, even if he has to tell Ramirez what to do before each play. Once that happens this is a blueprint on how to get 50 points scored against your team.
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Other than how easy it was for a bad team like the Raiders to be successful at it.
I wouldn't necessarily call that raider performance a "success"
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some of it is the OL and some of it is Peyton going through his progressions and waiting for his routes to develop, which is admirable and a good quality for the QB to have.
but considering the state of the OL he needs to get the ball out quicker.
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Rushing a QB was a good idea who knew. If it was me I'd add a younger slot wr and another rb first
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What's the common theme with all these teams that blitzed him?

They lost
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What's the common theme with all these teams that blitzed him?

They lost
And Kuper was out!
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And Kuper was out!
Yep that too. Can't count how many times i saw Ramirez either ignore or whiff.

Kuper makes Koppen better, Ramirez brings Koppen down.
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The issue to me is not that teams will get enough sacks to slow the offense down, generally it looks to me like when teams blitz, Manning makes them pay - at least enough to keep a drive moving. I would have to go back and look at Oakland game again, but off hand I cant remember whether we had any drives stall because of a sack - simply because the Broncos kept picking up 3rd and longs.

What does concern me is that the Broncos are one Manning injury away from not being a super bowl contender. Not that the Broncos are a one player team, they are not, but I don't see Hoss as being able to carry this team through Baltimore and New England, and the road to the SB goes through them. He might be able to get them through Cleveland and/or KC, but that's about it IMHO.

Seeing Oakland coming at Manning untouched was not a comfortable feeling, although I had to laugh when he saw at least one of those coming and dropped to the turf in a fetal position. Smart, very smart.
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we have to have a top OL draftee next year, i was set on it being to replace Walton or Beadles but Beadles has gone beast mode at times this season.
looks like only C needs repairing.

both Blake and Walton will be coming off injured reserve trips.
that scares me.
if Moreno can keep it up we should be fine with he,Willis and Hillman.
do need to draft a slot though.
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Maurkice Pouncey started all 16 games in his rookie year for the Steelers. I think Barrett Jones could do the same thing for the team that drafts him.
Didn't Walton start 16 games as a rookie?
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I thought Walton was progressing until the injury. Not sure how that injury will affect progression now. Another offseason to fill in the holes and add to this team? Next year will be a powerhouse
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This article is stupid. On a short week missing our best interior lineman (probably best lineman period) without being able to work on our hot reads and now "we're vulnerable to the blitz" despite not being so all year. And the Chargers issue was mis-communication. I welcome more blitz opportunities.
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