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Old 07-31-2009, 01:58 PM   #1
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Moreno Notaro? from 1510 in Denver was On the radio here in SLC here's a quick breakdown of what he said - People need to cut orton slack, Cutler benefitted from receivers and line here and now Orton will get that same benefit. He may not have the physical tools Cutler does but he will be better than people think.

There is some optimism about D because it can't be any worse than last year - players say it will be better and really are embarrassed about last year

- secondary should be lights out - lots of talent but Dline is the key.

Champ on PUP - McD's conditioning test got him, he didn't pass it, unconfirmed but that is what they are hearing. McD is playing it like a Patriot and won't specify why on PUP.

BMarsh - if teams are interested in him, they are taking a risk because of court appearance and will he get in trouble again. Broncos getting low-balled on offers for him and they won't go for a low ball offer because he is a talent.

Draft picks - unsigned players - not big concerns about getting them signed and in sooner rather than later. Feeling is that it will get done very soon.

One of the hosts that interviewed him is a member of this board and a huge Bronco fan the other is a doofus who has "had fun watching San Diego getting better each year and they'll be really good this year" - the other host told him he thinks SD is on the downslide a bit, KC is a dumpster fire, Oaktown is an enigma and that he thinks Denver has a shot to be in the mix even re-tooling because the division is so down.

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Old 07-31-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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Yes he, Ronaldo Hill, and Thomas all failed the test. Supposedly it was grueling and meant to make sure the team stayed honest during the 30 days off.
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I am ok with it, again it is holding people accountable

they will make it
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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Yes he, Ronaldo Hill, and Thomas all failed the test. Supposedly it was grueling and meant to make sure the team stayed honest during the 30 days off.
Is the test position or size specific. As in a CB or WR needs to do better then a DT? Or the DT only sprint half as long etc? Or is it just a standard test every player must do the same thing on?
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:55 PM   #5
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It's hard to believe if Bailey at all the offseason stuff, wanting to win badly etc, can't pass it. You would think the players like Bailey would be fine but then again he did get caught a few times returning interceptions last couple yrs. Maybe this will be a wakeup for Bailey that if he really wants it he has to try even harder.

Mcdaniels showing the players how tough and in shape they really need to be.

I like the emphasis on the diet being higher calorie, the players being biggers, them havng to run harder and longer.

I think we may get back to wearing teams out at mile high. Just control ball, play physical, and have defenses huffing and puffing midway through 3rd quarter.

When we ran the ball 30 times a game remember how tired defenses looked at the end of the game, down 24-10 etc? We just wore defenses out back then.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:57 PM   #6
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If Baily of all people actually didn't pass the conditioning test, it's surely got something to do with the elbow, not him being lazy. He's one of the hardest workers on the team. I can believe virtually any other player failing for pure conditioning reasons but not Bailey.
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If Baily of all people actually didn't pass the conditioning test, it's surely got something to do with the elbow, not him being lazy. He's one of the hardest workers on the team. I can believe virtually any other player failing for pure conditioning reasons but not Bailey.
i agree 100%, theres another reason, likely just taking it slow with him as he is an established vet coming off injury and surgery.
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The radio dude from Denver made it sound like the test was timed 100 yard ladders or something similar and different positions were expected to do it in different times.
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Glad to hear that we are holding everyone accountable, hope that Champ gets his health together soon.
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Is the test position or size specific. As in a CB or WR needs to do better then a DT? Or the DT only sprint half as long etc? Or is it just a standard test every player must do the same thing on?
Its most certainly position specific. If Champ doesn't get his ass in gear he will lose the starting CB slot. Dead serious about that, as Goodman and Smith are that good.

Very disappointed in Bailey after his article in the Post and his failed test.
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Its most certainly position specific. If Champ doesn't get his ass in gear he will lose the starting CB slot. Dead serious about that, as Goodman and Smith are that good.

Very disappointed in Bailey after his article in the Post and his failed test.
pretty sure you are talking outta line here. champ is being held out for his elbow, getting that feeling good, more so then being outta shape. The guy is a top 2 player at his position in the league, please dont forget that
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I'm not worried, and like others here I like the accountability this test brings with it...™
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I think people are jumping to a lot of conclusions, here.

Let's have the facts come out before we assume Champ has just been sitting around eating cheeseburgers. My guess is that there is a fairly good explanation for this. Is there a harder worker than Bailey out there?

That said, while Champ is one of our leaders... I have to say that the rest of the team seeing him have to go through these same tests is a good thing. He's not above it.

There's a new philosophy being installed in Denver, and I love it.
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:21 AM   #14
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He could have tweeked something in the conditioning drills for all anyone knows. He could be back tomorrow or he could be back a month from now. I think they've made it clear that the new regime isn't going to disclose anything injury-wise unless they have to in a regular season game week. They will probably even bend the truth then.

One of the radio reports I heard today said they saw him coming from the weight room and he looked like Champ, but Tuten just put him through hell. I doubt it's a conditioning issue, but such a report, in addition to the statements from McDaniels about practices being taped, makes it seem like players who are hurt are going to work just as hard and not miss any coaching.
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