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View Poll Results: Do you think we will see a more competitive teams going forward...
Yes, we will we may not win at first be we will play with great intensity. 137 65.87%
No, we are going to struggle. 71 34.13%
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:20 AM   #1
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A shake up was needed, to this most now agree.

Where we differ ( 44% to 56% ) is how we feel about the cutler issue but we do have a season coming up.

What does that team show on the field?

I say we will become know for our Intensity, defensive aggressiveness and good Special Teams play.
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My hope is that they learn how to tackle too.
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My hope is that they learn how to tackle too.
Yeah ... but I did notice Vernon Fox is still on the roster
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A shake up was needed, to this most now agree.

Where we differ ( 44% to 56% ) is how we feel about the cutler issue but we do have a season coming up.

What does that team show on the field?

I say we will become know for our Intensity, defensive aggressiveness and good Special Teams play.
Not this next season we won't. We will be known for being one of the 3 AFC west punching bags for the NFC East and AFC north-5-11. Book it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:33 AM   #5
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too many changes to expect much of anything... I'm hoping for the best but I sticking with an over/under of 5 wins.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:34 AM   #6
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I say we will become know for our Intensity, defensive aggressiveness and good Special Teams play.
That translates to a ****ty team: "At least they're trying hard! Hardy har har!"
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:37 AM   #7
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This team is going to be very bad unless they can pull a "Clady" on the defensive side of the ball with one of their picks.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:46 AM   #8
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That translates to a ****ty team: "At least they're trying hard! Hardy har har!"
No it's a team that is learning to play together within a new system on both sides of the ball and is an eager team that plays with intensity.

A team that will lose games while bring it together.

I'm thinking we will see a much stronger team at the end of the season unlike previous years.
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they can pull a "Clady" on the defensive side of the ball with one of their picks.
Hopefully it's a Clady and Royal, with the rest having the intensity and desire of WW, Larsen, and Hillis!
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Yeah ... but I did notice Vernon Fox is still on the roster
Or Lowry! It's insane how improved that position will be this year. Is Harana-Daze starting with Dawkins? (I think thats our best pair)
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Hopefully it's a Clady and Royal, with the rest having the intensity and desire of WW, Larsen, and Hillis!
God damn I love our 2008 draft class, I really do.
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One of my concerns is the team needs to find its own identity. I dont think we really have one right now.

God I miss Al Wilson, Atwater, Easy Ed etc.....
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One of my concerns is the team needs to find its own identity. I dont think we really have one right now.

God I miss Al Wilson, Atwater, Easy Ed etc.....
great point HR, who in the draft can be our next Al Wilson type leader?
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No it's a team that is learning to play together within a new system on both sides of the ball and is an eager team that plays with intensity.

A team that will lose games while bring it together.

I'm thinking we will see a much stronger team at the end of the season unlike previous years.
A team that loses games is not a competitive team. Losing is for losers.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:12 AM   #15
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A team that loses games is not a competitive team. Losing is for losers.
No losers are the guys on the field the last three games of last season.

You can compete and still lose.


Think the Celtcs and the Lakers when they were playing all those 7 game series.
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We've gotten older, slower, and significantly worse at QB, not to mention very green in the FO and coach = 4-12 bank it!
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And I think Carlton Powell is going to be a big factor on the D Line next to the nose. The guy can penetrate and stop the run.

He had all last year to learn the pro life and get recovered from that Achilles which at least happened early in Camp so he is pretty much good to go now and should by 100% before training camp. I like his attitude and he's got a non-stop motor. Add two more good DE/OLB's and a solid Nose to rotate with Fields and we are going to be much improved on D.

Not to mention Nolan calling the shots with Nunnelly coaching up the D-line.

Time to put away the Cun*ler Violins and start getting fired up around here!
if we hit on 5 or 6 solid picks out of the 10 this year and another 5 next year along with the past two years guys coming on, plus the solid vets we have, well be in fine shape.

Could see six or seven picks on D this year and possibly 3 or 4 on O with a QB, RB, WR and Center (maybe) to develop taken this year.

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We've gotten older, slower, and significantly worse at QB, not to mention very green in the FO and coach = 4-12 bank it!
We needed some veteran leadership. The team had gotten dysfunctional and robotic.
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Beginning with the loss of Al Wilson and jake Plummer we have become very much a team playing without any passion. I do blame Cutler for some of that because he is the QB and his mopyness did matter. The effort last season in the last three games is inexcusable IMO.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:23 AM   #20
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I'm going to wait until after the draft to get a feel for next season. Right now, my prediction hasn't changed from when Shanahan was still here: 4-12.
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There's always the Atlanta and Arizona factor to give us optimism ... but realistically, we're a 6 or 7 win team this year. Too many changes - changes all across the board.

Plus we play the NFC East ... that's 3 maybe 4 losses right there, those are all good teams, save maybe Washington.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:27 AM   #22
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Our defense minus Slowik was a vast improvement.

Using Elvis properly could be huge.
Using Guys like Peterson, Thomas, and Powell properly on the outside could be much better against the run. But, we need another NT.

Our defense should look better, and keep their helmets properly attached to their heads...
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There's always the Atlanta and Arizona factor to give us optimism ... but realistically, we're a 6 or 7 win team this year. Too many changes - changes all across the board. Plus we play the NFC East ... that's 3, maybe even 4 losses there, tghose are all good teams, save maybe Washington.
This thread is not about wins or loses, it's about fielding a team that loves to play football and it shows. That is what we have let slip away here in Denver IMO. and I really believe McD will bring that back, 05 was the last time we had any of that.
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Beginning with the loss of Al Wilson and jake Plummer we have become very much a team playing without any passion. I do blame Cutler for some of that because he is the QB and his mopyness did matter. The effort last season in the last three games is inexcusable IMO.
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One of my concerns is the team needs to find its own identity. I dont think we really have one right now.

God I miss Al Wilson, Atwater, Easy Ed etc.....
I wish Woodyard could be 20 lbs heavier. With guys like Woodyard, Dawkins, and maybe a Delmas or Chung - we could have an attitude in a hurry. The D-line is still the big question to me. Where will they stick all our d-tackles? How many convert to End, and how many try to bulk up for NT? That's what I am wondering right now.
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