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Old 02-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Jeff Legwold discusses free agent targets and other questions. I like the idea of going after Patriot safety James Sanders. I hope McDaniels/Xanders stay away from signing a free agent running back (I think the inhouse talent and a rb draft choice will be enough)
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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So Slowik will make over $1 million for doing basically what he did last year - NOTHING!
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Jeff Legwold discusses free agent targets and other questions. I like the idea of going after Patriot safety James Sanders. I hope McDaniels/Xanders stay away from signing a free agent running back (I think the inhouse talent and a rb draft choice will be enough)
in-house talent at RB? there is Hillis and..................?

and i still think Hillis is going to be our Chris Cooley and not a RB


i am all for James Sanders though
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So Slowik will make over $1 million for doing basically what he did last year - NOTHING!
nothing changes for the guy. he got paid to nothing last year and he will again this year
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:44 AM   #5
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And he is in the GM job right now because McDaniels and he quickly hit it off and already have a good working relationship and because the St. Louis Rams were interested in hiring Xanders away, giving him more responsibility than he had as the Broncos assistant general manager.

So to keep him, as well as the way he and McDaniels were quickly able to work together, they promoted him.


Am I the only one hearing this for the first time?
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And he is in the GM job right now because McDaniels and he quickly hit it off and already have a good working relationship and because the St. Louis Rams were interested in hiring Xanders away, giving him more responsibility than he had as the Broncos assistant general manager.

So to keep him, as well as the way he and McDaniels were quickly able to work together, they promoted him.


Am I the only one hearing this for the first time?
No. That's very interesting indeed. The Rams aren't world beaters but it certainly is the first good news about the hiring since it went down.
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So Slowik will make over $1 million for doing basically what he did last year - NOTHING!
Slowik is certainly no Bill Belichick, but think about this: how many of the guys that have been cut from that defense have been picked up by other teams......or even LOOKED AT by other teams?

ZERO.
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Slowik is certainly no Bill Belichick, but think about this: how many of the guys that have been cut from that defense have been picked up by other teams......or even LOOKED AT by other teams?

ZERO.
True. Bring back Slowik.
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nothing changes for the guy. he got paid to nothing last year and he will again this year
He'll do less damage to the Broncos D this year........that's an improvement.
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True. Bring back Slowik.
After listening to one of my friends (die hard Skins fan) yesterday talk about Mike Nolan and what he feels Nolan did to their defense, such a statement really doesn't seem as ridiculous as one would think.
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in-house talent at RB? there is Hillis and..................?

and i still think Hillis is going to be our Chris Cooley and not a RB


i am all for James Sanders though
Well we may not have world beaters but we have Selvin, and Torrain, and Pittman, and Andre Hall and Can you hear me now Bell. They are all good RBs. If any of them can stay healthy and strong they may prove to be a starter.... but likely they're all good change of pace backs.
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So Slowik will make over $1 million for doing basically what he did last year - NOTHING!
Look at it this way. This way he is actually getting paid to help improve our defense...by not being here.
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Look at it this way. This way he is actually getting paid to help improve our defense...by not being here.
Money well spent!
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After listening to one of my friends (die hard Skins fan) yesterday talk about Mike Nolan and what he feels Nolan did to their defense, such a statement really doesn't seem as ridiculous as one would think.
But the skins have sucked for a couple decades now and have retarded management.

Oh yeah. Nolan's tenure in DC was when good old Norv was in charge there.
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in-house talent at RB? there is Hillis and..................?

and i still think Hillis is going to be our Chris Cooley and not a RB


i am all for James Sanders though
Did lots of people here not watch the same Peyton Hillis I watched? I saw a decisive, powerful runner with excellent vision. I saw someone who punished linebackers and never lost yardage. I know this is bad to say, but if he was black, people would call him the next Marion Butts, but with the ability to catch the pass. But now he's Chris Cooley?
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Slowik is certainly no Bill Belichick, but think about this: how many of the guys that have been cut from that defense have been picked up by other teams......or even LOOKED AT by other teams?

ZERO.
Free agency hasn't started yet.
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Did lots of people here not watch the same Peyton Hillis I watched? I saw a decisive, powerful runner with excellent vision. I saw someone who punished linebackers and never lost yardage. I know this is bad to say, but if he was black, people would call him the next Marion Butts, but with the ability to catch the pass. But now he's Chris Cooley?

QFT. But the grass is always greener on the other side, and we have people hereon who really, really like grass.......
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Well we may not have world beaters but we have Selvin, and Torrain, and Pittman, and Andre Hall and Can you hear me now Bell. They are all good RBs. If any of them can stay healthy and strong they may prove to be a starter.... but likely they're all good change of pace backs.
Pittman is a goal line back at best. I would rather see Brett Kern run the ball next season over Selvin, Hall, and Torain. He is probably a lot stronger than Selvin and Hall, and not as brittle as Torain.

Tatum is the only one of these guys i would like to see come back along with Hillis, and whoever we draft and plus Tatum is a FA.

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Did lots of people here not watch the same Peyton Hillis I watched? I saw a decisive, powerful runner with excellent vision. I saw someone who punished linebackers and never lost yardage. I know this is bad to say, but if he was black, people would call him the next Marion Butts, but with the ability to catch the pass. But now he's Chris Cooley?
whoa! i have never said he is not a good RB. in fact if you look back at some of my posts before last season began, i stated he was the best RB on the team, and he would be capable of getting the job done and done well.

i just look at the new coaching staff, and i tend to think that McDaniels is going to decide to get him passes out of the backfield, a few carries a game, split him out to the slot, as a TE in jumbo packages. Sort of a bigger more versatile version of Kevin Faulk.

i would be happy to see Hillis be our feature back, but i don't think the new regime will see that.
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I like what Hillis did a alot and would rather he be a RB or FB, not switched to TE. I like Hillis more at FB though since would give you an added dimension to the running game since he can do more than just block and other teams would have to gameplan for that.
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I saw Mike Nolan this morning driving in to work in his V8 Landcruiser. Dude looked intense. He almost put his vehicle into the back of mine. I laughed.
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