|07-28-2007, 01:51 PM||#1|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bronco Nation
Nice read on Broncos
WHAT ABOUT THE BRONCOS?
The Denver Broncos could vie for the AFC title … or they could miss the playoffs — they have that many question marks. Can second-year man Jay Cutler develop into a big-time quarterback? Will D.J. Williams become a star at middle linebacker after the release of Al Wilson? Does 14-year veteran defensive tackle Sam Adams have anything left? Can any of the rookie defensive linemen (Jarvis Moss, Tim Crowder or Marcus Thomas) improve the pass rush? Can Brandon Marshall emerge as the No. 2 receiver? How will two additions, running back Travis Henry and tight end Daniel Graham, fit into the potentially potent offense?
And will the offseason deaths of Darrent Williams and Damien Nash haunt the team?
The last question is tougher to answer; only time will tell.
As for Cutler …
"Anytime you're starting, essentially, a rookie quarterback, there are going to be some growing pains," says Schlereth, who played for the Broncos from 1995 to 2000. "But I think that kid is pretty legit. Denver's big issue, to me, is they have a tough time pressuring the opposing quarterback. I think they'll be OK based on the moves they made in the offseason. Getting (cornerback) Dre' Bly opposite Champ Bailey is a major coup. It frees you up to bring some more pressure.
"Not to be too much of a homer, but I have to give (head coach) Mike Shanahan and them major kudos. They traded away a former first-round draft choice in (tackle) George Foster— but he was a pretty average player — and a tailback who was essentially a backup (Tatum Bell) to Detroit. And they got a Pro Bowl starting corner. I think that's a phenomenal move."
|07-28-2007, 03:46 PM||#5|
The Enigma Prognosis
Join Date: Aug 2003
Can someone send this to Tatum? lol