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Old 03-23-2009, 12:51 AM   #1
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Denver's focus on defense for top draft pick

DANA POINT, Calif. There is uncertainty at quarterback. But there doesn't seem to be any uncertainty regarding the type of player the Broncos want from their No. 12 overall draft pick.

The Broncos want defense. And new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan will have influence in the decision as to which defensive player to take. Nolan personally worked out three top defensive prospects in the past week Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo, Southern California linebacker Brian Cushing and Ohio State cornerback Malcolm Jenkins.

The Broncos also have worked out Cincinnati defensive end Connor Barwin and Maryland cornerback Kevin Barnes. Orakpo and Barwin are considered 3-4 outside linebackers who also can line up in a three-point stance on pass-rushing downs.

Other pass-rushing defensive ends-outside linebackers the Broncos may consider are Florida State's Everette Brown and Penn State's Aaron Maybin. The Broncos also like LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson.

Running back for trade.

Two NFL executives say the Broncos have been asking teams if they are interested in acquiring one of their running backs. It makes sense after the Broncos signed three free-agent tailbacks: Correll Buckhalter, J.J. Arrington and LaMont Jordan.

The Broncos' holdover running backs who can be had for trade: Selvin Young, Ryan Torain and Peyton Hillis.
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Kind of an obvious article in regards to the draft....but I found the RB blurb interesting.

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Denver better not think about trading Peyton Hillis.

Hillis is a cheap, valuable, and versatile player....what more could you ask for as a team?

He can literally plays 3 positions and special teams and makes next to nothing.

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I see a meltdown heading this direction
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I am cool with Cutler and trade talks...they send Hillis away I will cut a mother ****er.


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Hillis can play RB, FB, H-back type role, and he could play some TE if you needed him to.

He will also kick some ass on special teams.

All that versatility....with a 7th round cap-friendly contract.

Denver would be foolish to trade him.
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Denver better not think about trading Peyton Hillis.

Hillis is a cheap, valuable, and versatile player....what more could you ask for as a team?

He can literally plays 3 positions and special teams and makes next to nothing.
I can't understand Hillis on trade block he was our best RB. Sure sounds like McD isn't impressed with him for whatever reason.
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I definitely can't see that. It doesn't make sense on any level, outside of like a first day pick, but I'd rather have Hillis anyways.

I mean, strictly from a value standpoint, it makes sense to see if you can get a good deal on holdovers that the coach may or may not like. But, Hillis looked like a better player than all 3 free agents that were brought in in his short audition.

I'd imagine Hillis is the least available of the three.

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Maybe Hillis is in the plans for 2009.

I will be pissed if we trade him for something like a 5th or 6th round draft pick.
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Hillis can play RB, FB, H-back type role, and he could play some TE if you needed him to.

He will also kick some ass on special teams.

All that versatility....with a 7th round cap-friendly contract.

Denver would be foolish to trade him.
he can also be a return man, that was one of his duties in College.
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I can't even imagine the Broncos trading Peyton Hillis. As already mentioned, he has a 7th round contract and does everything but park the cars at the stadium. This is silly. Correll Buckhalter has a terrible injury history and JJ Arrington doesn't seem to be anything special. What are they thinking?
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I can't understand Hillis on trade block he was our best RB. Sure sounds like McD isn't impressed with him for whatever reason.
McD is a moron. so far he has shown no eye for talent. he was ready to dump a pro bowl QB, dumped one of the best long snappers in the game, and brought in 3 dudes to compete for a role that Hillis is still the best at, even with the additions. i can see the acquiring of a RB and maybe a change of pace guy, but McDaniels brougt in 3 guys who expect touches, when he has one of the most versatile players in the league at his disposal.

another reason i am going to miss Mike. he saw what he had in Hillis and was going to feature him in a lot of packages this season
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On what does Klis base this? Last year, I think he was putting in for us to take DeSean Jackson at 12. Klis is similar to Mortensen...its hard to tell when its his own speculation vs. something more credible.

Id rather trade all of the RBs we signed instead of Hillis.


BTW, the reason its the Cutler debacle hasnt been that tough is because Pat has been hiding under his desk through it all. Its easy when you dont deal with it.

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I can't even imagine the Broncos trading Peyton Hillis. As already mentioned, he has a 7th round contract and does everything but park the cars at the stadium. This is silly. Correll Buckhalter has a terrible injury history and JJ Arrington doesn't seem to be anything special. What are they thinking?
he's thinking the former Patriot is going to have a career resurgance and end up as league MVP and Hillis won't be needed.

for an supposed offensive genius, he sure has **** for brains and a terrible eye for talent of players if they didn't play in NE
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Otoh,

Its a blurb in a paper, probably means nothing. Until it happens, have a ton of backs on the roster, of which Hillis is the most versatile.

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On what does Klis base this? Last year, I think he was putting in for us to take DeSean Jackson at 12. Klis is similar to Mortensen...its hard to tell when its his own speculation vs. something more credible.

Id rather trade all of the RBs we signed instead of Hillis.
agreed. show them all the door, and toss in Young Torain and Hall as well, then draft Rashad Jennings in the 3rd and create a vicious tandem of big bad mother****ers who will knock a LB on his ass.
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Calmmmmm down no need for more bashing. Hillis wasn't mentioned by name, and this is probably just a case of seeing if we can get something for a player (aka Selvin Young) who is going to be cut anyways...if this rumor is even accurate.
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Calmmmmm down no need for more bashing. Hillis wasn't mentioned by name, and this is probably just a case of seeing if we can get something for a player (aka Selvin Young) who is going to be cut anyways...if this rumor is even accurate.
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Denver's focus on defense for top draft pick

DANA POINT, Calif. There is uncertainty at quarterback. But there doesn't seem to be any uncertainty regarding the type of player the Broncos want from their No. 12 overall draft pick.

The Broncos want defense. And new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan will have influence in the decision as to which defensive player to take. Nolan personally worked out three top defensive prospects in the past week Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo, Southern California linebacker Brian Cushing and Ohio State cornerback Malcolm Jenkins.

The Broncos also have worked out Cincinnati defensive end Connor Barwin and Maryland cornerback Kevin Barnes. Orakpo and Barwin are considered 3-4 outside linebackers who also can line up in a three-point stance on pass-rushing downs.

Other pass-rushing defensive ends-outside linebackers the Broncos may consider are Florida State's Everette Brown and Penn State's Aaron Maybin. The Broncos also like LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson.

Running back for trade.

Two NFL executives say the Broncos have been asking teams if they are interested in acquiring one of their running backs. It makes sense after the Broncos signed three free-agent tailbacks: Correll Buckhalter, J.J. Arrington and LaMont Jordan.

The Broncos' holdover running backs who can be had for trade: Selvin Young, Ryan Torain and Peyton Hillis.
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Dude, Hillis was not expressly named, thats the reporter speculating.


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Hillis is just the kind of versatile player that would seemingly fit into our system. I'd be pretty shocked if they found a need to move him, particularly as effective as he was running the ball on first downs.

I think he's a perfect part of a 1-2 punch, but at wort... he's a guy who can do multiple things and seems to be as "team" as you can get.

Interesting that we're working out Orakpo. He'd seem to be a great pick-up, but we'd definitely have to move up.

I hate reading about all of these corners we're working out. We'd better not blow the first pick there.
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Blah you know what I mean.
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Dude, Hillis was not expressly named, thats the reporter speculating.



We dont know that totally. Like I said, he presents it like it could be based on sources although he doesnt really say that. Wow, I hate Klis.
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We dont know that totally. Like I said, he presents it like it could be based on sources although he doesnt really say that. Wow, I hate Klis.


Any of the backs, including the ones just signed are up for trade. Until it happens, its just speculation.


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Any of the backs, including the ones just signed are up for trade. Until it happens, its just speculation.


The only thing that is definitively speculation is that the three recently signed are off limits...for some reason.
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