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View Poll Results: Where do you stand?
Everything is on track, the Broncos will be a good team in '09 43 68.25%
We are a flaming pile of crap. Period. 20 31.75%
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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OK, it's time to place everyone on one side or the other. And no fence sitters here. Are we going to be a team with a shot at the playoffs, or do we pray for Chicago to suck?

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Old 08-15-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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Everything is on track may be overstating it right now, but I have faith in the bigger picture. The way we're approaching this thing is correct. But, we need time...
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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I need much more then the first preseason game.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:05 AM   #4
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And I think that's so true. I would still reserve ultimate judgement until at least 4 or so games into the REGULAR season.

Too many people with their knickers in a twist around here.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:07 AM   #5
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It's two early to really know which of those two options is closes to reality, and we will likely be somewhere in between, but of those two, I think we are closer to being on track than a pile of ****.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:19 AM   #6
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it's two early to really know which of those two options is closes to reality, and we will likely be somewhere in between, but of those two, i think we are closer to being on track than a pile of ****.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:22 AM   #7
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Is there a middle option?

I dont think we will SUCK, but after last night I am not so sure "everything is on track"
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:23 AM   #8
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Everything is on track may be overstating it right now, but I have faith in the bigger picture. The way we're approaching this thing is correct. But, we need time...
See... I'm on board with this. Bigger picture, long term, etc. I'm willing to give McD a chance to build something here.

With that said, the poll option said "We'll be a good team in 09" and thus I had to vote for the "pile of crap" option. Because this year I do not believe we win more than 5 games maximum.

But again, I'm willing to give McD time to build and mold this franchise.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:34 AM   #9
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Don't pack it in now!

don't let this destroy your season its gonna be fun to watch the Broncos this year don't take losses so hard because we might be a team that goes 6-10, 7-9, or 8-8 just brace yourself but still have hope and cheer your team on! A lot of people get too upset when the Broncos lose I admit I do at times too but I look back and think how dumb I was for that, you wait all year for football season just to get yourself down on a loss? Don't let it effect you. Especially after a meaningless pre-season game where both offense and defense are learning new complicated systems.

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Old 08-15-2009, 10:41 AM   #10
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I don't think anybody is packing it in.

For example... I live in Albuquerque, NM. I'm still currently making my plans for 2 games to make the road trip up for.

So still cheering, etc.
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Given the two, I chose "flaming pile of crap," though I do believe things will eventually improve. Just not this year.

It's possibly MODO, but I'm OK with the changes because I didn't think the team was doing anything but spinning its wheels the last few years. If it takes a year or two to tear down and rebuild, so be it.

Frankly, of all the moves the one I still don't understand is giving away next year's No. 1. That one still kills me. And I've got a bad feeling it's going to hurt a lot more once we see how high a pick it ends up being.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:47 AM   #13
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minus the QB positon, this team is no better or worse than the 2006-2008 broncos
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:47 AM   #14
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The Broncos are a stepped in pile of crap.
My camp is in a van...down by the river...

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Old 08-15-2009, 10:49 AM   #15
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THis is what I love about the Mane, there is no grey area where you can point out the bad things and still root for your team.

It is all or nothing.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:57 AM   #16
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10-6 or 11-5 and the playoffs this year.
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THis is what I love about the Mane, there is no grey area where you can point out the bad things and still root for your team.

It is all or nothing.
I agree that it's probably somewhere in the middle. However, the point of the poll was to get a barometer of the attitude here. Do you have a generally good or bad feeling about the direction of the team. To be honest, I'm surprised by the outcome of the poll so far. I thought it would be more negative.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:41 AM   #18
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It is far too early to really tell. That was a VERY BAD team Denver looked poor against, but Denver is still trying to get its ducks in a row...we just can't tell in which direction.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:42 AM   #19
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Too narrow of a poll....give us a decent QB and I would be fairly optimistic.
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At this point McD is getting his noodle wet.... They're throwing the kitchen sink out there to see what floats to the surface....

How can anyone really have strong opinion either way besides "hey, this all looks very different"...


Right now I'm just happy to see the season starting and the Orange and Blue in Pads!

Football season is here Baby! WOOooooooHOOoooooooooooo!
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:51 AM   #21
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Everything is on track, the Broncos will be a good team in '09
Maybe not on track, but it's a start and even with the mistakes it's a step forward and corrections will be made.

Many on here wanted perfection from the opening kick-off. But look around the league, Brady threw a Int, Randy Moss dropped a pass, P.Manning was sacked 3 times...Maybe these players/teams need to panick...

The reason for these games is to make corrections and adjustments for mistakes and improve for the real season.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:52 AM   #22
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change is good, change is even better in the NFL, the future is bright in denver....
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:00 PM   #23
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I think we have made some good changes this offseason...don't take me wrong...I was a Shanny fan, however some things needed to change. He wasn't willing to make those changes and he's out, fine move on. We had the basis for what it would've taken to start on a new foot with the franchise. Even Elway had a few bad seasons. Cutler was going into his 3rd season, typically when you truly judge players on their abilities. We had Jay on Offense and some good young linemen that were the building blocks, plus two quality young receivers. On defense we have gotten rid of the rubbish to some extent, Bailey and Bly. Brought in a vet at Safety, have Champ who is dedicated to the team, DJ, and some young players to bring into a new system. I think our D is ready to make the turn.
It will take a while to get over the Shanny/Cutler hangover, however if they play well at the start of the season it will be easy to get over, if not prepare to hear about it all year long especially if the Bears do well.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:17 PM   #24
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As I write this post, the score is 26 - 9 in favor of the "this will be a good team in '09" crowd.

Here's the thing: how many of those 26 posters will still be here in December when we have lost 7, 8, 9 games in a row?

Half? Less?

Now, how many of the 9 "flaming pile of crapers" will still be here?

I say all 9 of us will still be here. Because in spite of the mean spirited attacks - ("fine! go find another bandwagon, you POS.." etc. etc. ad nauseum) -

We, the Flaming Crappers, are still real fans. We may have misplaced our orange tinted glasses, but we'll still be here, long after your pathetic hopes for the '09 season have been obliterated, and half of your p***Y asses are gone.
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We, the Flaming Crappers, are still real fans. We may have misplaced our orange tinted glasses, but we'll still be here, long after your pathetic hopes for the '09 season have been obliterated, and half of your p***Y asses are gone.
Real fans, maybe. Bunch of b****es, certain.
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