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View Poll Results: Simple Question - How do you feel about the broncos in 2009?
I'm proud of what they've done and feel good about where they are going 14 87.50%
Not really, they would have been better sticking with Shanny/Cutler/Slowik 0 0%
Still undecided - let's watch the last two games before I comment 2 12.50%
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:12 AM   #1
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Who is proud of this year's team?

I finally got to watch the Raiders game last night and it was a little disappointing to see our offense falter so badly, however...

There's always the thought of Bob Slowik as our DC, and not switching to the 3-4.
Probably not getting some difference makers like Fields, Davis, and Dawkins.
Watching Elvis die another year of defensive mediocrity.
And so on...

I'm pretty sure Shanahan and Cutler could have gained more yards and scored more points, but would they have won any more games than this team? I don't really like the trade for Alphonso Smith or the move up for Quinn, but otherwise we have drafted some difference makers that have helped this team win as rookies.

We have exceeded expectations already, and the season isn't over yet.
If we manage beat the Eagles and cap off the Chiefs a lot of people around here will be changing their tune.

This team has come a long way and I am excited to be a fan. It was worth every penny to take my family to the Thanksgiving game this year - and that wasn't cheap!

Anyway, our team and our head coach aren't perfect - but I get the feeling we will only get better with another year to build this entirely new team.

I'm sorry so many around here aren't enjoying this season, because I think it's been a blast to be a fan, despite the imperfections.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:19 AM   #3
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I'm with you I didn't like all the offseason moves and draft but I absolutely loved getting Dawkins

They have exceeded what i thought they would do and are in the fight for the playoffs

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Old 12-23-2009, 07:23 AM   #4
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I like where this team is headed. I think a year under McD's belt and a few more players that fit the system in places and another year for Nolan to solve some issues and I think we are a team to be reconed with next year.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:23 AM   #5
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We did really well in FA, and the draft is what it always is: a crapshoot.

I am glad that we will finish at least 8-8. Nice seeing a real defense for once, and with a few astute FA pickups or draft picks we can make the offense good as well.

What really got me is the team showed effort in each game that I have seen.
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And I don't by any means think that we are done this year at all. It just makes me more excited going into next year.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:31 AM   #7
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I'm sorry so many around here aren't enjoying this season, because I think it's been a blast to be a fan, despite the imperfections.

Why feel sorry for their miserable asses? Let them bask in their sorrow!
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:57 AM   #8
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Who is proud of this year's team?

I finally got to watch the Raiders game last night and it was a little disappointing to see our offense falter so badly, however...

There's always the thought of Bob Slowik as our DC, and not switching to the 3-4.
Probably not getting some difference makers like Fields, Davis, and Dawkins.
Watching Elvis die another year of defensive mediocrity.
And so on...

I'm pretty sure Shanahan and Cutler could have gained more yards and scored more points, but would they have won any more games than this team? I don't really like the trade for Alphonso Smith or the move up for Quinn, but otherwise we have drafted some difference makers that have helped this team win as rookies.

We have exceeded expectations already, and the season isn't over yet.
If we manage beat the Eagles and cap off the Chiefs a lot of people around here will be changing their tune.

This team has come a long way and I am excited to be a fan. It was worth every penny to take my family to the Thanksgiving game this year - and that wasn't cheap!

Anyway, our team and our head coach aren't perfect - but I get the feeling we will only get better with another year to build this entirely new team.

I'm sorry so many around here aren't enjoying this season, because I think it's been a blast to be a fan, despite the imperfections.
Nice post. Rep!
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:03 AM   #9
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I am they exceeded what I expected in 09. I was hoping for more growth in some areas then we have gotten so far but, oh well. This team has alot of work ahead but, it will be fun to watch building process next few years.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:05 AM   #10
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I am much happier now with where this team is headed than I was last season. I thought it would take 3-4 years to get the defense turned around and we may now be able to do it in 2 years instead.

The offense isn't what I hoped it would be, but it is a new system with a rookie head coach who will work out the kinks. As a teacher I can relate to watching your best laid plans fall apart in front of you.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:23 AM   #11
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Who is proud of this year's team?
Not by a long shot. I'm extremely proud of this team. I recognize that we have a ton of new pieces and that we have a rookie HC working with a staff that he is still learning as well as players that he is still learning. I certainly don't agree with all of his moves, decisions, play calling, etc... but I have a ton of hope for the future due to the glimpses of greatness that I've seen thus far. I fully expect Coach JMac to learn and improve. He will only get better.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:25 AM   #12
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I am not happy as we are 2-8 in the last 10 games.we are worse in 2nd half of the season.
I will be happy if we reach playoff's as Marshall, Doom can experience a playoff game.

I see that the defense is vastly improved.offense and it's playcalling
is worse compared to last year.

We never seem to involve TE,Stokley and Royal in Passing game.Most of the time, we run on 1st down.It's becoming predictable.

How can you not score TD's when you are in Red Zone.
Pathetic performance against Raiders.

If Mcd keeps calling these stupid plays, we are going to be average team.
Also, we all know that Moreno is not answer in short yardages(atleast this season), why not give chance to Hillis?.. Very stupid on Mcd's part and he is costing us games.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:38 AM   #13
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Yes, you are the only one.

I like the direction of the team so far. If McDaniels gives Orton a big contract after this season I probably won't like the direction for long. If he shows that he wants a real QB, I will love what he is doing. I have this fear that he thinks he can make mediocre QBs look great like Shanny always settled for average skilled RBs(you can't convince me this isn't true, Cassel and Orton?). This scares me since QB is a much more important position. Other than this one thing, I think they have done a very good job. I question some other moves but I don't think they are bigger mistakes than some Shanny has made.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:49 AM   #15
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I'm with you I didn't like all the offseason moves and draft but I absolutely loved getting Dawkins

They have exceeded what i thought they would do and are in the fight for the playoffs

Go Broncos!!!
This. When we picked up Dawkins I was excited to finally have an honest to God safety and just prayed he hadn't already played his best game. He has been the heart and soul of the defense and the improvement of the defense has delighted me more than anything this year. That being said, I am thankful that Orton has been able to maintain most games but his talent has a ceiling and I think we've seen that. It's one thing I hope for next year, a Brian Dawkins type QB. I'm excited about where we are at and for next year.
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We're not. We're 2-6 in the last 8 games. We're 4-6 in the last 10.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:02 AM   #17
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We're not. We're 2-6 in the last 8 games. We're 4-6 in the last 10.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:14 AM   #18
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We're not. We're 2-6 in the last 8 games. We're 4-6 in the last 10.
You are correct..I am browsing too many bears forums.

I believe they are 2-8 in the last 10..

I will be happy if we somehow we reach playoff's.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:18 AM   #19
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I've been proud all season, you are not alone. I still feel the frustration of a few of these losses to very beatable teams, but I think most people with enough foresight can see where the teams is versus where it is going.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:26 AM   #20
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After such a horrendous offseason, I'm still pretty happy if we finish 8-8. But my god this place will be in full meltdown mode for seven months if we were to end the season losing to the Chiefs at home.

That said, this coaching staff has shown they know how to build a team, so with a little time I think we are going to be on the upswing next season. This is a process and we aren't a few pieces away from a super bowl - they'll get a few years before I'm screaming for someones head.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:28 AM   #21
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You are correct..I am browsing too many bears forums.

I believe they are 2-8 in the last 10..

I will be happy if we somehow we reach playoff's.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:50 AM   #22
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I'm proud of the direction of the team. They over acheived early and came back dow to earth against some bigger teams.

I can see the vision McDaniels has and while he has tried to force that vision , at times, this year he still has done a solid job with a team that wasn't expected to win 6 games by many.

Orton has been a suprise and won me over with his play. No he's not Manning, but he's also not a turnover,bad attitude, non-leader. Kyle's play that last 3 games has been solid! He's been over 90 in QB rating and even had a better stats then Manning in the Colts game.

The reason the struggle have happened are the Lines. Offensively the interior line was/is light both on talent and weight.

On Defense the Line was a grab bag of left overs and mid-range or aging talent. You can see that they have worn down and it's clear that many of the starters in 09 will be backups or gone in 2010.

I proud of this franchise. I love this franchise!
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I would think you are in the minority.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:57 AM   #24
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I would think you are in the minority.
Really? You believe that? cmhargrove, repost this thread with a poll, I cannot believe it's not something around 50/50.
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