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Old 01-23-2013, 06:40 AM   #26
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Yeah, I think the versatility would be important. Especially with never knowing how the draft will actually fall. Depth can be rendered meaningless without versatility.

If we can land a stud C? Awesome, plug him at G for a season while he learns.

Stud G? Awesome, Kuper's capable of playing C.

Stud OT? Awesome, kick Franklin inside.
If I'm not mistaken, Kuper spent some time competing for RT at some point with Ryan Harris didn't he? I'm all about flexibility. That seems to be what we are going for one the Dline, why not do the same with the Oline.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:33 AM   #27
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This certainly calls into question why he played against the Ravens...

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His minus-7.4 grade from PFF is by far the worst given him during the site's five seasons of existence, and nobody - not Champ Bailey, not Rahim Moore - came even close to grading out as poorly in the loss. Kuper struggled in all facets, allowing two hits and one hurry against Peyton Manning, and getting whistled for three drive-killing holding penalties, although one of them was a highly questionable call (during Jacob Hester's would-be 3rd-and-1 conversion).
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #28
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It makes zero sense that they put him out there for that game. It was the worst game I've ever seen him play and this is obviously the reason - he wasn't healthy enough.

The coaching staff really had their poorest performance of the season at the absolute worst possible time.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:37 AM   #29
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He was clowned all game. Worst performance he has ever given. Really can't believe it.
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It makes zero sense that they put him out there for that game. It was the worst game I've ever seen him play and this is obviously the reason - he wasn't healthy enough.

The coaching staff really had their poorest performance of the season at the absolute worst possible time.
One of several questionable coaching calls.
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This certainly calls into question why he played against the Ravens...

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You would think, especially with an oline like ours, you would want the guy who had been starting the last oh so many games in there. Even more so, with Peyton, you want everybody on that oline to absolutely be on the same page.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:31 AM   #33
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What would Kuper's cap hit be if Denver sent him packing?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #34
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What would Kuper's cap hit be if Denver sent him packing?
He's about 6 million in 2013. Cutting him would save almost all of it.

...but it'd be pretty stupid. Kuper's an excellent player who can come back from all of this and would probably be open to reworking his $.

Cutting him would be silly. What we NEED is a contingency plan that can fill for him or C depending on how the chips unfold. Not a permanent replacement
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:28 AM   #35
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Yeah, cutting Kuper isn't, nor should be an option. Hedging your bets against injuries by drafting interior line depth is a good idea. Walton, Kuper and Blake all suffered major injuries. Clady got dinged up too. Upgrading line depth from Ramirez would be a good idea. The top of the G/C class is really strong this year Jones, Cooper, Warmack and Fredrick are all probably going to be high-level NFL starters.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:35 AM   #36
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:49 PM   #37
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Can we blame the wife? Since he got married, he hasn't made it through a season without missing games to injury. Before the wedding, he never missed a game to injury.
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Can we blame the wife? Since he got married, he hasn't made it through a season without missing games to injury. Before the wedding, he never missed a game to injury.
I blame the dad.

I mean, what's his deal?
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I blame the dad.

I mean, what's his deal?
Not enough Power Plates.
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Personally, I'd love to see Kuper spend his recovery and the rest of the off-season working on his snap
That would be boobies!

I would love to see him move to C.

Great idea!
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Can we blame the wife? Since he got married, he hasn't made it through a season without missing games to injury. Before the wedding, he never missed a game to injury.


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Kuper didn’t suffer the same injury, but he’s going to be on the rehab track again this year. Kuper needs to have surgery to repair a break in his left fibula, a less serious issue than the several broken bones and torn ligaments resulting from his ankle dislocation.

“This one is less traumatic,” Kuper said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “It doesn’t have all the other things wrong in there so I’m optimistic it will be a normal recovery.”


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Broncos have to go Oline early in this draft.
Kuper isn't the 1st All Pro G we have who has undergone lots of surgeries.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:25 PM   #43
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Pretty stupid on coaching staff to allow him play in the playoff game..
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #44
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I think the interior O-Line isn't a pressing draft need.. Man Ram really improved down the stretch, and he is being paid peanuts. He could easily start. Koppen can be retained for around $1 million, just as a back-up. Walton improved and will be the starter, when he's back, and Blake can probably play Guard. What we actually need is depth at T.. A later round prospect with upside..
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Kuper isn't the 1st All Pro G we have who has undergone lots of surgeries.
Yeah, but for Schlereth it was a hobby.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #46
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He's about 6 million in 2013. Cutting him would save almost all of it.

...but it'd be pretty stupid. Kuper's an excellent player who can come back from all of this and would probably be open to reworking his $.

Cutting him would be silly. What we NEED is a contingency plan that can fill for him or C depending on how the chips unfold. Not a permanent replacement
Well in my opinion I'd rather take the money and put it torwards Clady and draft a G/C. Now if Kuper will take a restructure pay cut then so be it. He isn't worth 6 mil a year. I like the idea of him at C though if he can stay healthy.
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