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Old 03-23-2009, 05:19 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-23-2009, 05:22 AM   #2
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this has already been posted....

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=78699

its even bolded....

but for the sake of your this i doubt torain even has trade value....hillis is coming of a torn hamstring so his value is weaker than people realize, and selvin may or may not catch a sixth or seventh rd pick because of his injury history....all players can be on the trade block.... sounds like some overspeculation by the writer to me.....

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Old 03-23-2009, 05:33 AM   #4
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Buckhalter and Jordan would hopefully be the first to go as they're old as dirt.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:34 AM   #5
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Isn't Hillis a FB?

If so, he might have late round value.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:35 AM   #6
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Hillis and Torain won't be traded. If anything, Young will get cut...maybe Torain too. Heck, all three of them could be cut for that matter.

None of them have any heavy trade value...maybe a 5th or 6th...especially considering they're all coming off IR.

Hillis and Torain better get a shot in training camp. I think they can earn a spot on the roster, if given a fair chance.
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Why are we considering trading Hillis?

Look at it this way: he's Lamont Jordan only younger with more upside.

This is the same Hillis that comes cheap, and led the team in rushing last year.
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All Hillis did was make plays last year when he was in.
If McDaniels can't see that, which he probably doesn't, then he's really as dumb as we're all beginning to think.
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I'm not ready to proclaim Hillis an All Pro halfback like some around here but I cannot understand why the h^ll they wouldn't want him to be part of the team. His size, speed, hands and ability to get tough yards are a rare package plus he appears to play with a drive most of the other scrubs we had never came close to possessing.
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I'm not ready to proclaim Hillis an All Pro halfback like some around here but I cannot understand why the h^ll they wouldn't want him to be part of the team. His size, speed, hands and ability to get tough yards are a rare package plus he appears to play with a drive most of the other scrubs we had never came close to possessing.
Hillis is one tough mofo. People say he isn't fast but he logged 4.5 speed. He's a beast. He never avoids contact - he welcomes it. So many times, mainy in the Jets and Chiefs game, I saw him get hit behind the line an just power through for a 2-3 yard gain.
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That conversion on 4th and 1 against the Browns tells you all you need to know about Hillis.
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That article says they are talking about trade then lists the RB's. Doesn't specifically say which one. That and Hillis is a FB.
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If Hillis isn't traded he'll p'bly be cut anyways.
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If Hillis isn't traded he'll p'bly be cut anyways.
why?
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why?
Writing seems to be on the wall.

There was a DP article the other day that said he likely wouldn't ge given a chance to win the starting job. Add that to all the new blood specificially brought in at the RB position, Josh not using a FB, and it just seems to me that he has decided to go another direction.

Of course I could be wrong.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:15 AM   #16
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I can't take anymore of this!! if I ever meet this McD i'm gonna kick the shyt out of him if he trades Cutler and Hillis
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:18 AM   #17
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Please Santa, don't let them trade my boy Peyton "The Hammer" Hillis...

Major suckage...great, it must be Monday...
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Hillis = Heath Evans for McD
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I'm surprised that Andre Hall was not listed as well. He ius on our roster still no? IMHO Young and Hall will be axed with Hillis and Torain remaining on the club to battle it out in TC unless we surprise everyone and draft a RB like Knowshon or that guy from UConn, Donald Brown.
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Torain and Young have no value.

Trading Hillis would force to me to ask AGAIN, Has McDaniel even seen the Broncos play?
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Please Santa, don't let them trade my boy Peyton "The Hammer" Hillis...

Major suckage...great, it must be Monday...
Sounds like you have a case of the Mondays

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Move Graham or Schffler to WR and Hillis to TE.

I just don't get all these offensive signings: Gaffney, Jordan, Buckhalter, Arrington ... old dudes with no upside.

We better keep Hillis. We better keep Scheffler.

Ideally, our primary set will be a double-TE set with Scheffler and Graham, Royal and Marshall on the out side (subbing in Stokley/Gaffney for Graham/Scheffler) and HILLIS in the backfield.

Won't happen though.
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Writing seems to be on the wall.

There was a DP article the other day that said he likely wouldn't ge given a chance to win the starting job. Add that to all the new blood specificially brought in at the RB position, Josh not using a FB, and it just seems to me that he has decided to go another direction.

Of course I could be wrong.
Ask Heath Evans if the Pats keep a FB on the roster.

Also, the Denver Post has been singing this same song and dance from day one. They've insinuated that McDaniels is going to trade nearly everyone from the offensive side of the ball, which is just asinine.

They have no inside sources within the Broncos. Their sources left with the old regime. Now they're just throwing **** against the wall hoping something sticks.
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Gaffney is a solid signing for a #4 WR--he was productive in NE and knows the system. Jordan & Buckhalter are better backs than Young or Hall and Arrington was signed to take care of KOR (hopefully). Getting rid of Scheff and Hillis IMHO would be two mistakes as their trade value probably does not equate to their effectiveness, while healthy, for the Broncos
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