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Old 01-27-2015, 10:23 PM   #1
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As the linchpin left tackle headed to Arizona to start in the 2015 Pro Bowl following his fifth selection to the NFL's all-star game in his seven-year career, Gary Kubiak took the Broncos' reins as their 15th head coach. His arrival augurs a return to the zone-blocking scheme that defined Denver's offense for a generation, up to Clady's rookie season of 2008.

"That's what (former head coach Mike) Shanahan drafted me to do, and I'm good at it," Clady said. "So I'm definitely down for the zone scheme."
This is a fluff piece. But I like it because the probowl became like an extra week of practice in the new scheme for Clady, Sanders and Anderson.

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This is a fluff piece. But I like it because the probowl became like an extra week of practice for in the new scheme for Clady, Sanders and Anderson.
Now we just need 3 other OL in addition to Clady and Vazquez who will thrive in the ZBS.
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I doubt Denver drafts OL early now. MLB/FS are top picks. We'll probably take a few middle round selections though.
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I doubt Denver drafts OL early now. MLB/FS are top picks. We'll probably take a few middle round selections though.
IDK, there are a lot of teams out there now that run ZBS. But we might be able to afford to wait to the 2nd for a top flight OLinemen that fits the scheme.
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Possibly the top OT in this draft. Would be shocked he's still around late in the 1st, but crazier things have happened.
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I doubt Denver drafts OL early now. MLB/FS are top picks. We'll probably take a few middle round selections though.
Maybe. I go back and forth on this. I feel like there's a VERY good chance Houston cuts OC Chris Myers due to his cap number. He's been one of the best OCs in the NFL in the ZBS for years, we could bring him back for a year or two. Vasquez probably can play a ZBS at RG. Clady is fine at LT. That leaves LG and RT.

In my current mock drafts, LG and RT are two of the best available talent positions to draft late in Round 1. ILB and FS are not. I have one elite prospect in each as of this time, and both are long gone. Meanwhile, we could cherry pick the top LG for our scheme in this draft if we want. Or we could go with some serious talent at RT that may require a little development. I think TE has to be in the discussion as well. I'm not sure if Maxx Williams is a lock for the 1st Round or not, but if we lose Julius Thomas, Williams is pretty much an identical player.
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Here's a little primer for people that don't know about ZBS.

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I doubt Denver drafts OL early now. MLB/FS are top picks. We'll probably take a few middle round selections though.
OL has to be one of the top 2 round picks and honestly should be addressed in the first. As much as I want a MLB the OL is the bigger issue at this point.
We have to have stellar OL play to make things run smoothly. Manning can get the ball out quickly but we need to impose our will on opposing teams and let CJ dominate.
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Here you go. Apparently, they are our best options at RT.

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Here you go. Apparently, they are our best options at RT.

Grittier than George Foster imo.
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I doubt Denver drafts OL early now. MLB/FS are top picks. We'll probably take a few middle round selections though.
They will take the best player available. If it intersects need, woo hoo. Otherwise, you don't pass talent to reach for position. The front office may see other areas of need we don't. Special teams was a disaster, for example.
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They will take the best player available. If it intersects need, woo hoo. Otherwise, you don't pass talent to reach for position. The front office may see other areas of need we don't. Special teams was a disaster, for example.
Agreed. Take the BPA. Though I would love it if that BPA was a MLB or OL.
Generally when you take the BPA you end up with a more well rounded team.
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Orlando Franklin looks like he's Zoned out, all the time.
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I doubt Denver drafts OL early now. MLB/FS are top picks. We'll probably take a few middle round selections though.
The OL is a mess.

Other than Collins, there isnt many 1st round safeties.

Regarding MLB, Marshall and Trevathan are fine there.

Could use one but this seems to be a VERY deep OL draft. Not as many needs elsewhere, maybe a pass rusher to replace Ware in 2016 but MLB or S wouldnt be where i'd go in Round 1.
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Been wanting a MLB in the first for a few years now.

This year however, it has to be on the oline. It's just too big of a glaring need.
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I'm on board with the BPA approach. I don't like the idea of forcing draft picks. Use FA to fill any remaining needs as necessary.
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Love the Zone blocking scheme. Just hoping the OL doesn't return to being weak/soft against the more physical teams. That became a real problem in the later Shanahan years.
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We need a Nails. One over the top - tough son of a b****
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Probably AJ Cann then.
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Love the Zone blocking scheme. Just hoping the OL doesn't return to being weak/soft against the more physical teams. That became a real problem in the later Shanahan years.
That had mostly to do with the old guard retiring and then the newer talent was severely lacking in talent.
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Love the Zone blocking scheme. Just hoping the OL doesn't return to being weak/soft against the more physical teams. That became a real problem in the later Shanahan years.
I think part of that problem was the fact the Shanahan kept draft guys that were too light favoring movement skills over strength. I think there needs to be a balance of the two. You want a guy that can move on the run plays and strong on the pass plays. Those guys are hard to find. But that's why you get a guy like Kubes and Dennison to teach those skills and techniques to the talent we have. I heard from Vic Lombardi couple of weeks ago in the radio, that Scofield had some great practices but never got activated for any games. Instead Fox saw fit to move Vasquez to RT in a move of desperation to save Magazu.
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The problem with Shanahan's eventual teams is that they were always in win now mode. Shanahan would rather scrape out 8-8/9-7 every year living in cap hell then occasionally rebuilding like Cowher did with the steelers, along with a few others. Subsequently, we lost talent under center, and the line suffered as we would rotate 7th rd draft picks around at tackle and other spots amongst the line highlighting the scheme over talent. Bottom line is you need both scheme and talent to win the NFL and the league has always been about talent in the trenches on both sides of the ball. If you have it, you win. If you don't, you won't.

Moving forward, Denver needs to make sure we are on the lookout for our next franchise QB with Manning having one foot out the door (and Osweiler being an unknown quantity at this point) and adding talent to the OL/DL.
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