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View Poll Results: We're headed into the season. Where do you stand?
It may be rocky and take time, but this franchise is headed for good things. 85 70.83%
This franchise has made mistakes it won't recover from, and it's downhill from here. 35 29.17%
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Taking the forum's temperature: Optimistic or Pessimistic?

So, we've played all of our meaningful pre-season games. We've seen some good, some bad, some injuries and at least a tiny bit of evidence of where this team may be headed going forward.

After one of the most polarized off-seasons in memory... where do you stand?

Poll coming...
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:13 PM   #2
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:13 PM   #3
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I was optimistic but now after watching the preseason I have a bad feeling about the direction this football team is going and wonder how they are going to land a QBOTF.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:14 PM   #4
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Once again, realist won't be an option.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:15 PM   #5
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Once again, realist won't be an option.
I think you can be realistic with these options. But, this is definitely designed to see where people are. So, "I don't know" or "I don't care" isn't so much what I'm curious to find out.

None of us has a crystal ball, but this is a gut-feel thing...
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I thinkthis team is in trouble until the next regime
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:16 PM   #7
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I'm excited man. Orton looks a bit shaky, I hope he finds his confidence. But I'm excited for what looks to be a good running game, and if BM pulls his head out of his ass, a very good offense in general. I also like the solid if unspectacular veteran defense, they'll give us a chance to win some games.

*edit* I'm even excited for the pee yellow jerseys.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:18 PM   #9
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I'm not entirely sure that we are set back for decades as some would like us to believe, but suffice to say I am very concerned about the shape we are in.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:19 PM   #10
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:21 PM   #11
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:23 PM   #12
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Once again, realist won't be an option.
people always see there views as realistic. If your reality is to feel the Broncos screwed up bad and won't recover then that view seems reasonable to you.

Doesn't mean your not a pessimist though. That is more your outlook on life. Either you think things will work out or you don't. It speaks more to what type of personality you have then anything else.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:26 PM   #13
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football goes more in 5 yr cycles then 10 yr. Chances are last yr and this yr were spent finding some new talent. Hopefully that continues next couple yrs. By then Shannahans bad decisions might be overcame.

Probably way sooner had the team and Cutler not figures out a way to screw the fans in big way.

Even though I say I like Mcdaniels and think Cutler a baby, I still totally understand why people having a tough time staying positive.

It ****ing stinks we lost our QB. Doesn't matter what you get back QB is like the queen in Chess.
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I DO think the poll options are unclear.

The original caveat is "Okay we're headed into the season!" and then the optimistic option is "It may take time"

So what is it... this season? a couple years? long term? I mean, if you look long enough, of course we're headed for good things...
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:29 PM   #15
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Before I vote would that be orally or rectally?
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:29 PM   #16
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I hope I'm wrong... and I'm going to watch and root for my team.. but my gut feeling is that we're in for a painful 2-3 years. I wonder if McDaniels will be given a long enough leash. Again, my gut feeling is probably not.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:29 PM   #18
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I DO think the poll options are unclear.

The original caveat is "Okay we're headed into the season!" and then the optimistic option is "It may take time"

So what is it... this season? a couple years? long term? I mean, if you look long enough, of course we're headed for good things...
Popps just loves McDaniels no matter what to such an extent that he has said he would find a 4-12 season blissful since he believes in McDaniels so much that he could kiss him.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:32 PM   #19
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Once again, realist won't be an option.
I would prefer a rebuilding year Option.

It is too early to vote, I would like to see some performance when games are on the line and the argument that they are "holding things back for RS" can no longer be applied.

I am going to try to give the new regime until week 4-6 or later before I decide if all this change was a total cluster ****.

I don't expect wins, I just want to see good things happening, kinda like the 95 season.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:33 PM   #20
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Optimistic....I don't even think it will be "rocky at times".

Loving the fact that all the SCE's have Denver imploding and some even finishing in the basement of the AFCW.

The 3 opening turnovers in SF were a little disconcerting but I'm also liking that they went vanilla all the way and are 0-3. That's what you are supposed to do in preseason. I give McD alot of credit for not being tempted to show his cards in the Bears game especially given all the hype. He could've taken the easy route just to get a meaningless win but showed alot of maturity by keeping things vanilla on offense.

Defense looks much improved also but of course that is against other teams plain Jane offenses. At any rate, it's safe to say that Denver will allow fewer PPG this year under Nolan.

GO BRONCOS!
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:38 PM   #21
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I hope McD learns from his mistakes and keeps his intensity and love of the game up and going. I think he could be and will be a great coach but this season will be his hardest test ever.

Even if the Broncos go 4-12 I doubt he'll get fired. He needs at least one more year before Bowlen makes another radical change to replace him.

If the team shows emprovement with each and every game, then Bowlen will keep the kid around...
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:41 PM   #22
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I can't vote yet..... we still have too much time before the first game .....
What happens with Marshall and all that.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:41 PM   #23
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I am optimistic but i think the mood of most of the board, or at least a vocal minority, are greatly pessimistic. This is the first year of our transformation to the borg, victories will be coming in big numbers soon.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:43 PM   #24
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I think things will be alright, but will take time. More time than some people would like, but ithink we should stay the course
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I hope McD learns from his mistakes and keeps his intensity and love of the game up and going. I think he could be and will be a great coach but this season will be his hardest test ever.

Even if the Broncos go 4-12 I doubt he'll get fired. He needs at least one more year before Bowlen makes another radical change to replace him.

If the team shows emprovement with each and every game, then Bowlen will keep the kid around...
I doubt we see anything electric out of him until later in the year. It will take some getting used to dealing with the flow of the season. He has never been totally responsible for the team before this season is going to be a learning year.

I can deal with it if he shows flashes.

So far I haven't seen any flashes but it is PS.
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