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Old 04-09-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Sylvester Williams, DT, Denver Broncos
Williams didn't have a ton of experience coming into the NFL, with just two years of major college football under his belt, and he didn't exactly sprint out of the gate last season. But he picked it up as things went along, starting the final seven games, including all three postseason contests. Williams was lights-out at times. He's very quick and disruptive, and he makes great use of his hands. The competitive defender never stops. I think he'll be a big factor for the Broncos' defense this fall, based on what I saw at the end of last season.

Projection for 2014: 3.5 sacks.

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Brandt with his top 10 list below. I personally would include Monte Ball. I think he is going to have a big season for us.

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Old 04-09-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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I could see alot of our class next year have good years.

Webster, Quantarus, McCray, possibly Painter.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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Von Miller. Are we really going to count last year as anything for the guy. He'll be back with a chip next year.

I think Monte could have a nice year also, hope we look to run more then we did last year. We've got to become a more physical offense.
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If Sly really concentrates on his core and stamina this offseason, he could become an impact player. It's a big jump, but he definitely showed some real ability in spurts last year. Will it happen? That's up to him.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:45 PM   #5
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Von Miller. Are we really going to count last year as anything for the guy. He'll be back with a chip next year.

I think Monte could have a nice year also, hope we look to run more then we did last year. We've got to become a more physical offense.
Definitely it's Miller time; Will he do what it takes to be a force in the NFL or will he go the way of so many other players with off the charts physical skills but no desire to excel.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:47 PM   #6
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Sly,Ball,Q and Webster should have big time jumps in their play this year.
I have said it many times but I don't think Sly is giving up his starting position.
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There's only 2 things about Von that would give a little worry. How his knee heals and will or will not affect him, and his off field stuff. I don't get how people think he was so bad last year when he was on the field. The guy graded out to be the best 4-3 OLB in the league. No one graded better. I'll take a +40 grade anyday.

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:18 PM   #8
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We have some great young talent poised to either take the next step or fall into the sophmore slump.

I think Sly will make that move as he did come on the more he played, Ball should progress because he is a consistent player who got the message early when he fumbled those 2 balls.

Not sure about Webster, he plain looked lost out there at times like the game was too big for him.

I have heard Painters name thrown around so there is a plus, not sure where he would be able to see time but it is nice to have depth on the OL.

I am hoping there is a guy who was on the IR that makes an impact this year (McCray or Smith on D) or a guy they have had in the system they have been developing on the PS like CJ Anderson, who most here hate for some reason.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:23 PM   #9
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Well I hope Webster picks it up this year. I think he's going to play alot of snaps for us. He is projected to be the outside corner next year. He started off well but kinda hit a rookie wall last year
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Sly for sure and we passed on Eddie Lacey for Monti Ball **** you very much Elway
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Sly for sure and we passed on Eddie Lacey for Monti Ball **** you very much Elway
Yep, screw him for taking the better RB
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Well I hope Webster picks it up this year. I think he's going to play alot of snaps for us. He is projected to be the outside corner next year. He started off well but kinda hit a rookie wall last year
I agree. I thought he was in position to make plays a lot but lacked ball skills to make them. Let's hope he makes a big jump and he will definately get his chance.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:25 PM   #13
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Sly for sure and we passed on Eddie Lacey for Monti Ball **** you very much Elway
Haven't you heard? Ball is far superior to Lacy. His 120 carries last year proved that without a shadow of a doubt.
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There's only 2 things about Von that would give a little worry. How his knee heals and will or will not affect him, and his off field stuff. I don't get how people think he was so bad last year when he was on the field. The guy graded out to be the best 4-3 OLB in the league. No one graded better. I'll take a +40 grade anyday.

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I agree. While he didn't get a slew of sacks in his limited time, he was still a force. But I think he will be back with a chip because of the suspension and then the injury and all the negative rep (which was deserved).
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Yep, screw him for taking the better RB
Ball is going to have to bring it for me to believe that. I love Ball and hope he is the next TD for us or better. But there is no way anyone can state that with a straight face, either before the draft or now.
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Next TD never gonna happen in the new NFL. Sure, there will be a couple here and there (McCoy/Peterson) but for the most part RB's like TD, E. Smith, Sanders, etc..... that ship has sailed.
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Cordelle Patterson and Kenny Stills are on my radar in fantasy football.
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Haven't you heard? Ball is far superior to Lacy. His 120 carries last year proved that without a shadow of a doubt.
Oh I guess being 7th in the NFL in YPC and leading the NFL to the end season in YPC doesn't mean much.

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I'm not saying Ball won't be good but you can't like football and not like how Lacy played last yr. He runs hard and finishes runs with authority. He helps wear defenses down and does a great job getting into the endzone on goal line runs.

How could you like physical football and not love Eddie Lacy?
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Next TD never gonna happen in the new NFL. Sure, there will be a couple here and there (McCoy/Peterson) but for the most part RB's like TD, E. Smith, Sanders, etc..... that ship has sailed.
Never going to happen in what sense? No one better? I think a pretty convincing argument can be made that Peterson IS better in the "new" NFL.
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I'm not saying Ball won't be good but you can't like football and not like how Lacy played last yr. He runs hard and finishes runs with authority. He helps wear defenses down and does a great job getting into the endzone on goal line runs.

How could you like physical football and not love Eddie Lacy?
At this point I think you'd be hard pressed to find a non broncos that wouldn't look at the two picks and declare Lacy the better of the pair.

I think the injury concerns scared Elway off.
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Lacy obviously had the better rookie season but he had a lot more opportunities. When given the chance Monte Ball has played lights out, besides the fumble issues. So far Lacy is the better running back but he also played for a more run heavy team. I'll make my judgement after a few seasons from both RB's.
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I could see alot of our class next year have good years.

Webster, Quantarus, McCray, possibly Painter.
The first three will be the big ones. With Williams on top of it all. It all four of these guys can take it up a level our defense is going to be ****ing stupid good.
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Not sure about Webster, he plain looked lost out there at times like the game was too big for him.
Not at all. He was almost always just inches from being in perfect position. It was actually remarkable how often he got beat by a sliver.
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I'm not saying Ball won't be good but you can't like football and not like how Lacy played last yr. He runs hard and finishes runs with authority. He helps wear defenses down and does a great job getting into the endzone on goal line runs.

How could you like physical football and not love Eddie Lacy?
I was never particularly impressed with Lacy whenever I saw Green Bay playing. For the life of me I don't get why so many are so big on him on these boards. He's okay, but nothing he did last year indicated he is actually better than Ball (I personally don't even think he's as good). Last I checked 4.7 ypc is better than 4.1.
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