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Old 02-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #151
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they had it live on ESPN, they cut into sportscenter when he was doing a presser. cool ass jacket on him btw.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:04 PM   #152
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Manti Te'o is on John Elway's interview schedule. "I don't get caught up in - everything swirling around him.'' http://sulia.com/c/denver-broncos/f/fe119423-e487-48a4-a3f2-f2d24a87a9a3/?source=twitter …
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:13 PM   #153
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #154
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i heard one site say Minter excells in coverage. But then some other sit said hes a run stopper but needs work in coverage. so which is it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:25 AM   #155
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Broncos should get bigger and meaner at DT, then look for a MLB who can run and cover and maybe isn't super big. its all about stopping TE and RBs in the passing game right now. Teams dont even run the ball much.
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LB's in general are a need since Irving hasn't progressed, Brooking is old, and DJ Williams is mostly a nonfactor, which has been the case for awhile now. A tough DT would be nice and a big hitting SS would also be great.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #157
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In 2012, two players in particular always seemed to be around the ball on special teams.

Linebackers Nate Irving and Steven Johnson tied for the team lead with 10 special-teams stops for the year. That knack for tackling the ball-carrier will be even more necessary in 2013, when both players are expected to compete for the team's starting middle linebacker spot.

"We’re excited about those two," Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "They’re both guys very capable of handling that job.”
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:59 PM   #158
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i heard one site say Minter excells in coverage. But then some other sit said hes a run stopper but needs work in coverage. so which is it.
he's a thumper more than a coverage guy. he can cover but struggles, especially against really athletic guys.
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Elway & Co sure are harping on Irving and Johnson as bona fides. I don't think it really means a lot right now, just a reflection of their own indecision right now about what directions they want to go in FA and the draft.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #160
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If Manti is available when we pick, I guarantee we draft him. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if we unnecessarily trade up for him. Elway wants him, I can feel it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #161
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If Manti is available when we pick, I guarantee we draft him. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if we unnecessarily trade up for him. Elway wants him, I can feel it.
Houston and Green Bay interviewed him.. Apparently Houston was enamored with Te'o..
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:41 AM   #162
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Houston and Green Bay interviewed him.. Apparently Houston was enamored with Te'o..
Don't they already have Cushing?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:50 AM   #163
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Don't they already have Cushing?
Yeah coming off an injury, and they don't have anything next to him.. Keep in mind they run a 3-4.. The Wade Phillips one gap 3-4, but you still use 2 ILBs.
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There's a reason we were chewed up over the middle ALL SEASON long, and Trevathan and his whopping 3 PDs is not the answer.
First of all, the 'passes defensed' stat is NO WAY to evaluate competence in pass coverage. Wesley Woodyard graded out the best 4-3 pass coverage LB in the league (Pro Football Focus). He had 6 passes defensed. But he also had hella more snaps than Trevathan, and Tevathan had 3 ..... Rev! We're starting the wrong LB!!

Second, Trevathan's 3 passes defensed tied him for 52nd in the league among all LBs, which (if 'passes defensed' mattered) would be astonishing for a rookie who played as little as he did.

Third, yes, we had problems with opposing TEs this season, no doubt. But a) seems like more of a safety issue to me, and b) we so throttled opposing offenses - #2 in league yardage allowed, #4 points - that I just can't get too worked up about it.


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Don't know what to say. Rev, I'm just yakkin' here, never meant to hurt or insult you ... my long post about last year's opening day Von Miller stuff was 90% fun (though I did predict 12 sacks, which was correct rounded to the nearest whole integer).

And speaking of Miller, here's a thought: If you're calling somebody football-ignorant, and you want the insult to stick, you should really do better than a senseless accusation he doesn't know Von Miller rushes the quarterback ... I don't know, maybe say he relies on boutique stats like GWRBI or PD to make judgments.

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:57 AM   #165
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boutique stats--Doh!
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I hadn't thought about it till today, but my bet is they go offensive line. Boring but probably the smart pick. Didn't they have their sights on the kid that went to Pittsburgh last year? I think they fill that spot this time around.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:11 AM   #167
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The longer Ellerbe stays unsigned the better it will be to court him. Flacco eats up the franchise tag and ravens beg Ellerbe to stay.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #168
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Minter ran a 4.81 forty; Ogletree ran a 4.62; Teo ran a 4.81; Brown ran a ??; the fastest LBer so far is Jon Bostic at 4.50.
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I hadn't thought about it till today, but my bet is they go offensive line. Boring but probably the smart pick.
I hope not, me want a safety. A real team leader (enough to obviate all this overwrought longing for a MLB), and who'll lay some wood. Broncos had a 25-year run of truly great safetys, Billy Thompson - Dennis Smith - Steve Atwater. John Lynch and Brian Dawkins were good stopgaps, but I want a leader, a face of the D.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:29 AM   #170
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Well, I doubt Brown will be there at our second round pick, so that means our first which would be a considerable reach.
We should copy ourselves and move back like last year. Brown and Woodyard would be a dream of a nickle package. Brown ran 4.52 on his first one, then-4.62.

I've watched Brown play 90% of his games since he was Jr.. All I can say about the guy is that he is that dude you want. He's just a football player who knows where to be for the int and his hips sway quickly to catch a RB in the middle of a juke.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings...013&genpos=OLB

I don't care if that number is off and an actual 4.68. He's got it.

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:51 AM   #171
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If we're gonna have such a simplistic running game, we need need to go get THAT GUY. Lightning in a bottle with power. Yeah, not Hillman
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:49 AM   #172
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If Manti is available when we pick, I guarantee we draft him. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if we unnecessarily trade up for him. Elway wants him, I can feel it.
I get this feeling as well but his slow 40 would make me stop to reconsider. Do not want another Joe Mays.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:33 AM   #173
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Let me point a few things out..

He plays Faster than he ran. He's not an explosive athlete, he's actually quick, but as the distance increases his speed doesn't, he lacks top end speed. But he can PLAY sideline to sideline! And he has incredible instincts, soft hands, and an incredible tenacity to make a play. What MLB is going to have to run 40 yards? He did well in the drills and all his tape minus one game (though it was a big game) is impressive.

I think Med mentioned that Notre Dame ran a different defensive scheme this year from what I gathered on tape. He was in a more traditional 4-3 Mike role last year and before. This year was more elements of being a 3-4, and while we run a hybrid scheme and players always have to adjust, again one bad game all season and in a new scheme is pretty good.. Not to mention, you scheme for a month on how to pound the ball and get Warmack, Jones and company to the second level. They dominated Nix who will be an NFL starter at DT/NT one day. The whole Notre Dame defense looked weak.

Some of you need to dive deeper sometimes.
If he's there @#28 I HOPE he's a Bronco..
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:39 AM   #174
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Joe Mays and Manti Teo are nothing alike. Mays is not nearly as quick on tape and can't defend the pass to save his life. This coming from a Bison alum who watched his best college football in person for two straight yeasr.
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What's the story on Jon Bostic from FL? He's run the 40 as fast as 4.48 and he averaged like a 4.61 at the combine. He's got good size too. What is he, just dumb or something, does he not interview well? He's the prototypical 4-3 MLB in height, weight and speed.
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