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Old 04-27-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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Since a few of the sheep on this board have seen fit to drag out last year's threads and make fun of other posters (while, of course, offering no comments of their own to judge), I figured why not get it right out in the open? Let's create a thread where everybody can put their predictions in one thread and then next year the sheep don't have to dig so deep to get their little thrill. Of course, I expect the sheep to come in here and post their bold predictions as well, without using some mealy mouthed little cop out like, "I'll wait til I see them in camp," or some other chicken **** ploy. There is film on every one of these guys on Youtube. There are hundreds of draft profiles online. Don't be a gutless wimp. Make your bold prediction! What the hell is a football message board for?

Here, I'll start it out: I think the Broncos franchise will regret taking Big Al Smith over Maualuga for many moons to come. I believe that Smith will have a career similar to Deltha O'Neal's. He'll bounce around to a few teams, show some flashes, but never be the complete CB teams are looking for. Rey will be a playmaker and a game changer and a force in the NFL for many years to come. A whole bunch of teams in the NFL will be kicking themselves in the ass for passing on him. The loss of that first down pick will only add to the pain for the Broncos.

There ya go. Laugh now. Laugh later. Let's see what ya got.

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Old 04-27-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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Bruton will make the Pro Bowl at some point in his career.



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Old 04-27-2009, 10:40 AM   #3
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Knowshon will make people love him. More out of necessity than anything else because we'll have to lean on him over Orton.

Ayers will play well as an OLB this season, but will take time before he's a viable option for DE on running downs.

Smith will be a GOOD corner, never great, and people will look at this pick the same way they do when we passed on Ed Reed over both Rey and Brace.

Bruton won't amount to anything. Bar none my least favorite pick. Big and fast but he's a woman on the inside.
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I predict this draft will make McD a fan favorite to rival Shanahan. I think we will have hit on most of the picks especially 1, 1, 2, 2. and the QB and WR
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Excellent thread idea. We need to make it easy for the sheep because...well they are sheep.

Moreno will win or be runner-up for OROY.

3 or more UDFA will make this team.
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I think that both Rashad Johnson and William Moore will be better pros than McBath.

I think that Alphonso Smith will be a good CB but nothing better than TBuck or Dre Bly. He will NOT warrant the first round pick we gave up for him though a 2nd round cap number will be just about right. He'll have better production than Foxworth if that counts for anything.

Robert Ayers will not be anything special. My most feared pick of the draft.

Knowshon Moreno will be a star on and off the field. I can't remember a draft pick that I like more than Moreno At this point he is one of my favorite picks of all time for the Broncos. FTR, I loved the Ashley Lelie pick too.

Richard Quinn is going to be a silent star that doesn't show up in the box scores but his downfield blocking will spring guys like Moreno, Marshall, and Royal for some huge plays. I hated the pick at first and still think we could've waited for him, but I can see already what he'll be used for. McD loves those quick screens bubble/smoke type screens. You get a TE that is out in space already and can block at a high level in the open field and you have a guy that will open up things for everyone else. Brandon Marshall is a very good blocker as well. Imagine BMarsh and Richard Quinn blocking on the quick inside screens for Eddie Royal or Knowshon Moreno!!! Silent and deadly!

David Burton will play well on STs but won't do much as a safety in this league.

McBath nothing more than a Nick Ferguson type that will struggle vs the run but have a few years of 3 or 4 INTs making him at least serviceable.

The draft pick in next year's draft that we're giving the Shehawks will be #12 at the worst!

The UDFAs will outshine the day two draftees.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:43 AM   #7
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Since a few of the sheep on this board have seen fit to drag out last year's threads and make fun of other posters (while, of course, offering no comments of their own to judge), I figured why not get it right out in the open? Let's create a thread where everybody can put their predictions in one thread and then next year the sheep don't have to dig so deep to get their little thrill. Of course, I expect the sheep to come in here and post their bold predictions as well, without using some mealy mouthed little cop out like, "I'll wait til I see them in camp," or some other chicken **** ploy. There is film on every one of these guys on Youtube. There are hundreds of draft profiles online. Don't be a gutless wimp. Make your bold prediction! What the hell is a football message board for?

Here, I'll start it out: I think the Broncos franchise will regret taking Big Al Smith over Maualuga for many moons to come. I believe that Smith will have a career similar to Deltha O'Neal's. He'll bounce around to a few teams, show some flashes, but never be the complete CB teams are looking for. Rey will be a playmaker and a game changer and a force in the NFL for many years to come. A whole bunch of teams in the NFL will be kicking themselves in the ass for passing on him. The loss of that first down pick will only add to the pain for the Broncos.

There ya go. Laugh now. Laugh later. Let's see what ya got.
I predict Rey will never be a starter in this league.
I predict Big Al will make the probowl his third year.
I predict the Broncos will double their takeaways this year from last year.
I predict they will still only go 8-8 in 2009.
I predict they will go 12-4 in 2010, win the division, and make it to the AFC championship game.
I predict Kinley (or whatever that receiver's name is) will be a stud.
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its funny that people that refuse to call this team ****ty until they se them on the field are "sheep" now.

good call guys, really genius of you. its actually smarter to make your predictions on whether the team will do good in APRIL rather then in SEPTEMBER.
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Knowshon will look good and break 1,000 easily, but the Red zone woes will continue. At the end of the season Orakpo will end with more sacks than Moreno had TD's, and we will wonder if 2010 is the season we finally address the line.
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I predict everyone will be less tense in a month
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Rey Maualuga will get arrested in his first year in CIN and Finish off Marvin Lewis Career thankfully to CIN fans

Chris Wells gets injured in TC, drinks too much Grey goose, ostricizes his teammates, and gets cut before the first game. Wait, that's another overrated OSU RB. What's his name Again
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its funny that people that refuse to call this team ****ty until they se them on the field are "sheep" now.

good call guys, really genius of you. its actually smarter to make your predictions on whether the team will do good in APRIL rather then in SEPTEMBER.
Baaa! Baaa! Baaa!
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The sky will fall and the world will end....
Most people on the Mane won't notice, as they will still be critiquing the
draft choices, and the hiring of McD, while still bemoaning the choice of
Bowlen to let Shanahan go.

Broncos will go 8-8 in 09, miss the playoffs by one game....however they will
actually finish the year stronger, surging from 4-7 after 11 games.
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Rey Maualuga will get arrested in his first year in CIN and Finish off Marvin Lewis Career thankfully to CIN fans

Chris Wells gets injured in TC, drinks too much Grey goose, ostricizes his teammates, and gets cut before the first game. Wait, that's another overrated OSU RB. What's his name Again
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Baaa! Baaa! Baaa!
ok you win. lets all make our predictions now, while they mean a whole lot.
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ok you win. lets all make our predictions now, while they mean a whole lot.
When do predictions EVER mean anything Just thought I would ask
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That Rivers thinks the Broncos are still p***Y's
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* Orton will have a better TD to INT ratio than Cutler.
* Eddie Royal will make the Pro Bowl, Marshall will not.
* Special Teams will have 4 TDs (returns, blocked punt).
* We will sweep the Chargers.
* We will have a better record than the Chiefs.
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Knowshon will be huge in this new offense, as will Hillis. The two of them will be a great combo. This new offense will be efficient under Orton/Simms and will be better in the redzone than the Shanny/Cutler offense.

Broncos defense will be better simply because it can't be any worse. Nolan will provide coaching and they guys will know their assigments and if they execute properly, I see this team's defense ranked somewhere in the high teens. Third down efficiency and getting off the field on 3rd down will be much improved.

Overall, I see this team being around 8-8 again this coming season. If they gell towards the end of the year, and they are healthy, I can see them competing for the division.

But then again, I also guaranteed the Broncos would make the playoffs last year, and that they'd win one of the last 3 games to get to the playoffs.

Boy, was I wrong.
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Moreno will have more than 1,500 total yards and more than 12 total touchdowns. Will be the offensive rookie of the year.
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The Broncos will be greatly improved on special teams.
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I put this on another thread yesterday.

BOLDEST PREDICTION OF THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TOM "BRADYSTARTER" BRANDSTATER will have a better pro career than
Mattew "dont call me matt" Stafford.
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I'm also on the Moreno for OROY train.
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Knowshon will be huge in this new offense, as will Hillis. The two of them will be a great combo. This new offense will be efficient under Orton/Simms and will be better in the redzone than the Shanny/Cutler offense.

Broncos defense will be better simply because it can't be any worse. Nolan will provide coaching and they guys will know their assigments and if they execute properly, I see this team's defense ranked somewhere in the high teens. Third down efficiency and getting off the field on 3rd down will be much improved.

Overall, I see this team being around 8-8 again this coming season. If they gell towards the end of the year, and they are healthy, I can see them competing for the division.

But then again, I also guaranteed the Broncos would make the playoffs last year, and that they'd win one of the last 3 games to get to the playoffs.

Boy, was I wrong.
You weren't that wrong - I don't think anybody saw SD winning and us dropping the last 3 weeks.
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