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Old 04-24-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default McDaniels' 4/24 Pre-Draft Presser

Located at www.denverbroncos.com. Here are some key points:

* Has had a few migranes since coming to Colorado because of dehydration and the altitude.

* Mark Sanchez's workout confirmed he's a good player.

* Doesn't think they will move up from #12.

* Xanders has been overseeing the entire draft process. Organized the draft board and scouting visits. McDaniels and Xanders have watched every player together.

* The team is transitioning to the 3-4 defense but will always be open to adjusting week-by-week. Currently evaluating propsects on how they would fit into the 3-4.

* Tim Crowder, Jarvis Moss, Darrell Reid and Elvis Dumervil all practiced standing up as a LB and with their hand on the ground. These players are being transitioned to play both ways.

* The team will not trade #12 and #18 to move up.

* Their are candidates in the draft to play NT, mentioning B.J. Raji and Ron Brace. There aren't many teams in college that ask players to do what is asked of a 3-4 NT. This is all projecting based on body type and skill set, but these players would need to be taught.

* The DE/OLB hybrid position may seem deep in terms of numbers but in projections, it's a major transition from a 4-3 DE to a 3-4 OLB. Like NT, not many true 3-4 OLBs in college.

* D.J. Williams will play Weakside Inside Linebacker.

* If Dumervil and Moss came out in this year's draft, they would be very similar to the group of DE/OLB hybrids available.

* Boss Bailey is finishing his rehab and won't be played until he's 100% healthy. Could play a lot of different positions.

* Andra Davis will play Strongside Inside Linebacker.

* Hasn't heard anything from the league office on Brandon Marshall who is currently rehabbing.

* Tyson Jackson is one of the only prospects that fits the protypical 5-technique in an NFL 3-4. However he hasn't played that position often and is currently more of a projection.

* Players don't always have to fit those physical paramaters to play DE such as New England's Jarvis Green. There are players on the roster like Kenny Peterson, Ryan McBean and Mathias Askew that haven't been asked to play that position in the past but their body type projects to it.

* Not sure if Marcus Thomas can play DE. Because only 5, maybe 6, DL will be active on gameday you need players who can play both DE and NT.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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Merry predraft eve to all and to all a good night.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:35 PM   #3
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Interesting comments on Thomas......
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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Nice key points can't wait till the draft.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:38 PM   #5
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I wonder how much of this is the truth? I mean I can't imagine a coach throwing his whole strategy out there for all the other teams to see...
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:09 PM   #6
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I wonder how much of this is the truth? I mean I can't imagine a coach throwing his whole strategy out there for all the other teams to see...
He's lying to us. I can see it in his eyes.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:13 PM   #7
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He's lying to us. I can see it in his eyes.
How? He has aids sprayed in his face by a Cobra.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:14 PM   #8
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Now all you need to do is ask for a trade and whine like a baby cutler.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:14 PM   #9
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I hope he means what he says..................................Oh Damn he's a Liar shyt!!!
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:23 PM   #10
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I wonder how much of this is the truth? I mean I can't imagine a coach throwing his whole strategy out there for all the other teams to see...
Right. Why give anything away? It doesn't make sense to tell other teams what you will or won't do. I think it's all crap. The comment on Thomas doesn't sound good.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:30 PM   #11
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* Not sure if Marcus Thomas can play DE. Because only 5, maybe 6, DL will be active on gameday you need players who can play both DE and NT.
Jesus ****ing christ...

So we plan on taking 5 guys that are 300+ pounds, asking them to two gap for 40-60 snaps a game and bring the required intensity with virtually no rotation...

This will go well...
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:32 PM   #12
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I wonder how much of this is the truth? I mean I can't imagine a coach throwing his whole strategy out there for all the other teams to see...
Not much strategy revealed, more personnel. There won't be much secret there when opening day comes around.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:37 PM   #13
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glad to get more clarification on where DJ will play...
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:47 PM   #14
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Marcus Thomas can do a backflip at 315lbs. He doesn't know if he can kick outside? Please.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:47 PM   #15
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This interview is awesome. Everyone should listen to it. You can tell, for better or worse, they have a strategy and are sticking to it. It makes me much more confident than I was about this draft.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:56 PM   #16
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:58 PM   #17
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This interview is awesome. Everyone should listen to it. You can tell, for better or worse, they have a strategy and are sticking to it. It makes me much more confident than I was about this draft.
At work on a gov't computer so can't listen to it...but i'll take your word for it. Unlike a few on here i have faith in McD!!
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:05 PM   #18
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This interview is awesome. Everyone should listen to it. You can tell, for better or worse, they have a strategy and are sticking to it. It makes me much more confident than I was about this draft.
big time...

listening to him, i truly believe he'll have this team ready to play...
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:14 PM   #19
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"Boss Bailey is finishing his rehab and won't be played until he's 100% healthy. Could play a lot of different positions."

He also says:
DJ will play weakside inside LB
Davis will play strongside iInside LB

I sure would like to know just what positions Bailey will be playing, other than backup. He won't cut it as an outside LB in a 34.
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"Boss Bailey is finishing his rehab and won't be played until he's 100% healthy. Could play a lot of different positions."

He also says:
DJ will play weakside inside LB
Davis will play strongside iInside LB

I sure would like to know just what positions Bailey will be playing, other than backup. He won't cut it as an outside LB in a 34.
i see Larsen backing up Davis...and WW backing up DJ...

and Boss getting the axe...
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i see Larsen backing up Davis...and WW backing up DJ...

and Boss getting the axe...
I think you're right.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:51 PM   #22
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First off, everyone should watch the interview.

I never can decide whether i hate our new coach or love him. There sure doesn't seem to be any middle of the road feelings towards him... at least not with me. Half the time this kid reminds me of a monkey with a gun and the other half he seems like the boy genius he is billed as.

Regardless, it was a good interview and I do like his attitude and thoughts on building a team... now hopefully he can stick with it.

As for Marcus Thomas, I don't think it is a negative at all. I think he is being looked at as more of a NT than a 5 tech. He was drafted by bates who's defense was built around 2 massive NT types in the middle. Maybe we all have been making the wrong assumption of where he fits in with this defense. I guess we will find out more this weekend.

Good luck coach... Don't **** this up
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:03 PM   #23
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i see Larsen backing up Davis...and WW backing up DJ...

and Boss getting the axe...
IMHO it'll come down to whether Boss can ever get healthy and stay that way. So far in his career that has been a major issue.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:06 PM   #24
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Jesus ****ing christ...

So we plan on taking 5 guys that are 300+ pounds, asking them to two gap for 40-60 snaps a game and bring the required intensity with virtually no rotation...

This will go well...
Rev if we are playing a standard 3-4 that's the same as playing 8 DL in a 4-3 rotation. Where's the problem with that

It only becomes an issue if you're switching constantly between 4 and 3 line sets.

I think he's thinking long-term 3-4 with that statement.
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I'm certainly glad to hear they arent going to sacrifice 12 and 18 to move up. Good.
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