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Old 02-06-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
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ITT Predict who you think the Broncos will sign as a free agent this offseason. I'm gonna go ahead and predict that Adalius Thomas is gonna be in orange and blue.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:31 AM   #2
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2 of the following 3.

Seymour.

Mankins

Wilfork.
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2 of the following 3.

Seymour.

Mankins

Wilfork.
Logan Mankins is a RFA so we would pay a lot for him and Wilfork will be by all acounts tagged. Two other RFA's that might draw our attention would be Kirk Morrison and Thomas Howard. Looking at just former Pats Leigh Bodden might catch our eye. Too many players are RFA this year. Nick Kaczur would be my guess as a good person to guess. I wouldn't mind Kevin Mawae.
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Logan Mankins is a RFA so we would pay a lot for him and Wilfork will be by all acounts tagged. Two other RFA's that might draw our attention would be Kirk Morrison and Thomas Howard. Looking at just former Pats Leigh Bodden might catch our eye. Too many players are RFA this year. Nick Kaczur would be my guess as a good person to guess. I wouldn't mind Kevin Mawae.
I wouldn't rule out Mankins at all. We need a big time O-line, and some draft people would be unhappy with trading assets for him, but this guy would solidify the left side forever.
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I wouldn't rule out Mankins at all. We need a big time O-line, and some draft people would be unhappy with trading assets for him, but this guy would solidify the left side forever.
Clady, Mankins, Olsen (converted to center) Kuper and Harris.

That would be an epic offensive line.
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I wouldn't rule out Mankins at all. We need a big time O-line, and some draft people would be unhappy with trading assets for him, but this guy would solidify the left side forever.
What did they tender him with? You want to give up the 11th pick and our third rounder for him?
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Clady, Mankins, Olsen (converted to center) Kuper and Harris.

That would be an epic offensive line.
Would give Orton plenty of time to throw and improve the running game for sure.
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What did they tender him with? You want to give up the 11th pick and our third rounder for him?
Sure would, it might cost the same to get Iuputi who could be taken in the top 10. Difference is that we would pay more but the upside is that we would get a proven player. An All Pro Guard type player that will certainly help Clady on that left side. I would definitely sign up for that.
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Sure would, it might cost the same to get Iuputi who could be taken in the top 10. Difference is that we would pay more but the upside is that we would get a proven player. An All Pro Guard type player that will certainly help Clady on that left side. I would definitely sign up for that.
I would be flat out shocked if Iuputi is taken in the top 10. I think he is good but historically G do not get drafted inside the top ten. There is a first for anything though. That is the type of trade that seals your fate. That is the type of trade that says he believes he is the missing link to pushing us over the top.
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Sure would, it might cost the same to get Iuputi who could be taken in the top 10. Difference is that we would pay more but the upside is that we would get a proven player. An All Pro Guard type player that will certainly help Clady on that left side. I would definitely sign up for that.
Guards don't get taken in the top 10, unless your Al Davis and you think you're drafting a tackle.

We can probably get the second best guard in the draft with our second rounder.
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Thomas is going to end up in NY. Mankins/Wilfork aren't going anywhere. We are looking at 2nd tier players like Chester Pitts.
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Thomas is going to end up in NY. Mankins/Wilfork aren't going anywhere. We are looking at 2nd tier players like Chester Pitts.
Sadly I completely agree. People need to reel in the expectations. I think of the players mentioned in posts above Seymour is the only remote possibility.

Here's a question for people to ponder, as unlikely as it is: what would people think if we let Doom go but signed Peppers?
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Sadly I completely agree. People need to reel in the expectations. I think of the players mentioned in posts above Seymour is the only remote possibility.

Here's a question for people to ponder, as unlikely as it is: what would people think if we let Doom go but signed Peppers?
I rather keep Doom. Peppers is a great player but is over 30 and has never played in 3/4 OLB position, plus he going to cost a boat load. If want to add another OLB, there are number of options in this draft like Sapp, Graham or Hughes.
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I predict that we sign Marshall and Doom to new contracts
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I think we bring in Bobbie Williams for the guard spot.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:09 AM   #17
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Ben Watson and Bobbie Williams are very realistic possibilities. From there it is hard to forecast. NT is a need, so you look at Wilfork first. After he is franchised, if the asking price is reasonable I think you have to consider working a trade (the going rate a few years ago for top tier DTs was a 3rd and 5th. We don't have a 5th, but if similar value is requested it could be worth making a deal). If you don't do a trade, then you look for the next best options: Casey Hampton and Ryan Pickett. We might be able to get one of them. If not, Dan Williams is very tempting in the first round. Defensive End would be another need. I'd like to see Vonnie Holliday resigned. Then target Richard Seymour, Dwan Edwards, Jarvis Green... try to sign one of those players. In theory we shouldn't need any secondary players. Champ and Goodman starting, with a 2nd round pick that we gave up a 1st rounder for in the nickel package and another talented young player behind him. But if Smith and Carter aren't ready, then Leigh Bodden would be a nice addition. Safety is pretty solid starting and depth positions.


So, if we land Watson and Williams, then one of the top 3 NT free agents and one of the 3 DE targets I listed, we should be in a great position going into the draft. I also predict that Dumervil and Marshall are brought back, as well as Kyle Orton and most likely Chris Kuper

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Ben Watson and Bobbie Williams are very realistic possibilities. From there it is hard to forecast. NT is a need, so you look at Wilfork first. After he is franchised, if the asking price is reasonable I think you have to consider working a trade (the going rate a few years ago for top tier DTs was a 3rd and 5th. We don't have a 5th, but if similar value is requested it could be worth making a deal). If you don't do a trade, then you look for the next best options: Casey Hampton and Ryan Pickett. We might be able to get one of them. If not, Dan Williams is very tempting in the first round. Defensive End would be another need. I'd like to see Vonnie Holliday resigned. Then target Richard Seymour, Dwan Edwards, Jarvis Green... try to sign one of those players. In theory we shouldn't need any secondary players. Champ and Goodman starting, with a 2nd round pick that we gave up a 1st rounder for in the nickel package and another talented young player behind him. But if Smith and Carter aren't ready, then Leigh Bodden would be a nice addition. Safety is pretty solid starting and depth positions.


So, if we land Watson and Williams, then one of the top 3 NT free agents and one of the 3 DE targets I listed, we should be in a great position going into the draft. I also predict that Dumervil and Marshall are brought back, as well as Kyle Orton and most likely Chris Kuper
That should read "the going rate a few years ago for top tier DTs WITH HUGE QUESTION MARKS was a 3rd and 5th." Question marks in effort, discipline, and commitment don't particularly apply to guys like Wilfork or Hampton and they will NOT go for anything less than a very high 2nd.
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What kind of money will the Broncos have to offer? It was my understanding their cap situation isn't so great.
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As things stand the Broncos have one of the lowest cap numbers in the league for next year as far as I know.

The question mark isn't over our cap space, but rather how much actual money Bowlen has that he can afford to spend. Nobody really knows for sure, but there have been rumours he's been hit pretty hard the last couple of years.

My guess is we re-sign Dumervil to a big deal, and bring in a number of cheaper FA's like we did last year. I'll be surprised if we break the bank for any FA's.
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The broncos would have one of the lower cap numbers in the league....if there was a cap next season.
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I predict the Broncos sign Sum Gai.



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Sure would, it might cost the same to get Iuputi who could be taken in the top 10. Difference is that we would pay more but the upside is that we would get a proven player. An All Pro Guard type player that will certainly help Clady on that left side. I would definitely sign up for that.
Iuputi is not going top 10. There are too many good players filling up those slots and there are a good hanful of Tackles that will definitely go before a guard. I'd say no higher then 15 but I predict around 20th or so for him.
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