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Old 05-19-2014, 07:25 PM   #76
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This guy is not a fan of the Latimer pick:
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I’m not as high on Cody Latimer as many other people are. Yes, he is big and runs fast for the stop watch, but he doesn’t play with that speed. He plays like a 4.6 guy and is not quick in and out of cuts. What he does very well is track the ball and win the jump balls. I feel he still needs to develop his route running skills.
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...-AFC-West.html

Perhaps the first negative thing I've read about this pick. He does like the Roby and Barrow picks however.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:30 PM   #77
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This guy is not a fan of the Latimer pick:
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...-AFC-West.html

Perhaps the first negative thing I've read about this pick. He does like the Roby and Barrow picks however.
I keep hearing he's nothing more than a 4th-5th rounder. People are hating on him from what I've seen.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:13 PM   #78
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Actually Cody will come on in TC and the Broncos will trade Sanders to the Chiefs for their #1 pick next season.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:25 PM   #79
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Among other things and contrary to the knee jerk reactions of those that think DT will always be a Bronco Latimer is insurance against some team way overpaying for DT and it was a brilliant move by Elway to draft him. Do not get caught with your pants down, in other words do not find yourself in a situation where you have to overpay for a player because he is your only option. Elway is doing his job masterfully.
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Latimer will excel as a possesion reciever. That's where he will do the most damage. I don't want to see him as a wr1. There is no reason why they can't keep DT if they want him.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:47 PM   #81
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Latimer will excel as a possesion reciever. That's where he will do the most damage. I don't want to see him as a wr1. There is no reason why they can't keep DT if they want him.
I think they will find a way to keep DT too but it's all about options. Just having Latimer on the team takes away some of the bargaining power of DT's agent, you gotta love that right?
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I think they will find a way to keep DT too but it's all about options. Just having Latimer on the team takes away some of the bargaining power of DT's agent, you gotta love that right?
I love how DT and Latimer will pose problems for defenses, and hopefully they keep them both. Any double teams will prove costly. Julius? Sanders? Welker? Latimer? DT? Lol they can't cover everyone...

Manning must be chomping at the bit.
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Sanders can play inside so he'll spell Welker more than he'll "replace" Decker. I am not optimistic Latimer will do much his rookie year. If he does, Elway is a genius. I have seen Manning make lesser receivers look better than they are especially early. He's in the perfect opportunity. It's just a matter of him getting used to the speed of the game. Most receivers take at least a year to really pick up steam. Latimer is pretty raw out of the box, so to expect really anything from him, especially early in the season, isn't realistic.
I figured this pick was more for next year than this year. Hard to think that they would carry more than 4 WR's this year unless we have someone who can return kicks and play another position so we don't need to burn a roster spot.

I would love to see him as our 5th WR just so he can afford to buy a suit.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:29 PM   #84
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I keep hearing he's nothing more than a 4th-5th rounder. People are hating on him from what I've seen.
A month or so before the draft that is what he was pegged as.
He shot up boards late and when all the potential 1st round pick stuff started happening I was definitely not on board with taking him in round 1.
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Just having Latimer on the team takes away some of the bargaining power of DT's agent
Thomas' bargaining power: "If you don't pay me this much, somebody else will."

I don't see how Latimer affects that at all.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:39 PM   #86
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I think they will find a way to keep DT too but it's all about options. Just having Latimer on the team takes away some of the bargaining power of DT's agent, you gotta love that right?
It doesn't take away ****. DT is one of the top 5 WR's in the NFL.
Latimer being here doesn't impact anything except Welker.
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Thomas' bargaining power: "If you don't pay me this much, somebody else will."

I don't see how Latimer affects that at all.
It makes not grossly over paying him because he is all we got and Peyton Manning's last season ever is staring us right in the face (2015 probable). Having Latimer means we now have an palatable option to grossly overpaying for one player (DT).

Going forward we as fans have accept we are going to let walk really good players. That is the cost of staying good.
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It makes not grossly over paying him because he is all we got and Peyton Manning's last season ever is staring us right in the face (2015 probable). Having Latimer means we now have an palatable option to grossly overpaying for one player (DT).

Going forward we as fans have accept we are going to let walk really good players. That is the cost of staying good.
Great teams do not let their best young players walk. The cap ceiling will go through the roof combined with Mannings 20M becoming available? There's no reason they wouldn't be able to keep him.
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Losing DT is not an option IMO. He will be here long after Manning is gone. So it's ridiculous to sit here and pay Manning 20m and say we can't afford DT.
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It doesn't take away ****. DT is one of the top 5 WR's in the NFL.
Latimer being here doesn't impact anything except Welker.
Look at it this way with Latimer we have a plan 'B'. You may not like the thought of loosing DT but the fact remains Latimer's presence gives leverage. Tell me this why else did we trade up (and pay more than market value) in the 2nd round to draft a wide receiver when we have four good ones already on the roster and had other seemingly more pressing needs?
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Look at it this way with Latimer we have a plan 'B'. You may not like the thought of loosing DT but the fact remains Latimer's presence gives leverage. Tell me this why else did we trade up (and pay more than market value) in the 2nd round to draft a wide receiver when we have four good ones already on the roster and had other seemingly more pressing needs?
We have no WR's in development. And WR's can make immediate impacts.

Ideally - you want guys in development in every position group.
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Great teams do not let their best young players walk. The cap ceiling will go through the roof combined with Mannings 20M becoming available? There's no reason they wouldn't be able to keep him.
I'm not saying let him walk, I'm saying Elway is softening the blow in the event that situation that everyone hopes never happens happens.
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We have no WR's in development. And WR's can make immediate impacts.

Ideally - you want guys in development in every position group.
This and all the recent points are true + by drafting Latimer we soften the blow should DT test the waters and get offered an insane contract that we can't match.

All I am really trying to point out is what a brilliant draft pick by Elway because it makes sense on so many levels. Creates so much flexibility.
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I'm saying Elway is softening the blow in the event that situation that everyone hopes never happens happens.
Well yeah, but that's not what leverage is.
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Well yeah, but that's not what leverage is.
It's exactly what leverage is for the Broncos. By drafting Latimer they can survive losing DT so they now have an option to over paying him. Not to say we don't sign him to a five year deal cause I think we will.

It just keeps his agent from saying, "Hey DT hang with me on this one they gotta pay you they have no other option." That's leverage., no?
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It's leverage in the alternate reality where teams have no choice but to resign their good players at whatever cost unless they draft a talented replacement, I guess.
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It's leverage in the alternate reality where teams have no choice but to resign their good players at whatever cost unless they draft a talented replacement, I guess.

You make it sound so weird.


I think it was a great use of a second round pick. Something I didn't see it a first,
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Among other things and contrary to the knee jerk reactions of those that think DT will always be a Bronco Latimer is insurance against some team way overpaying for DT and it was a brilliant move by Elway to draft him. Do not get caught with your pants down, in other words do not find yourself in a situation where you have to overpay for a player because he is your only option. Elway is doing his job masterfully.
You beat me to it! If the Phins or Jax or some other also ran team offers DT
5yrs 75 mil to him with 50 guaranteed he'll go and I wouldn't blame him.
If DT has another season like the last 2, this could very easily happen.
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So you guys are saying that Thomas is going to be expensive and could possibly sign with another team??
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So you guys are saying that Thomas is going to be expensive and could possibly sign with another team??
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