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View Poll Results: If McNabb goes to Buffalo, should we grab Claussen with the 11?
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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For the record, Iupati is who I want. But Clausen could potentially fall to the 11 spot if Buffalo snags McNabb. It would be a very intriguing scenario to see a Weiss trained quarterback sitting there at 11. I don't know how Josh could pass that up.
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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I dont like Claussen
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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trade that pick to one of the 5 or so teams looking for a qb add some freaking value for once
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That's a tuff question. If McD values Claussen, that is, if McD thinks he's the best QB in the draft for his system, maybe you take him. Trust me when I say this: you can never be too deep at QB.
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No, we need to shore up the defense.

I know we made some good signings but were not done yet.

I think we go with defense with the #11th pick but I guess that depends who's on the board at that point.
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Quinn and Claussen both on our team? Ugh.
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I don't know why, exactly, but I have sensed all along that McDaniels likes Clausen. I don't think the question is as far out there as some people may think; with Orton, Quinn & Brandstater, why on earth would McDaniels draft a rookie QB? Well, probably for the exact reason you mentioned AND, this kid would be a total product of McDaniels' system and coaching. I could see this having tremendous appeal for McDaniels.

IF someone were to make a bid for one of the Denver QBs, I could see McDaniels seriously considering drafting Clausen. I could also see someone making a bid for Denvers' position should Clausen still be hanging around at 11, so there's a real benefit regardless of whether Denver drafts him or not.
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Claussen is a less talented version of Cutler.
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Claussen is a less talented version of Cutler.
Agreed, and Drek (who is a big Notre Dame fan) holds the same opinion.

We already have a Weis trained QB on the roster, the one that Josh spent the better part of a year going after.
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Screw that. We have Quinn, I really dont see the allure of Claussen. I think he sucks, personally. I'd much rather take CJ Spiller if we're just going to throw a pick at a position of moderate need.
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Iupati is who you should want if the Broncos trade back into the late first round. If you are considering him at #11, that is a serious problem.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:19 PM   #13
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Iupati is who you should want if the Broncos trade back into the late first round. If you are considering him at #11, that is a serious problem.

I understand what you're saying, but just to restate my position, I think that LG is the single position on our team that will make the biggest impact towards the goal of making it to the playoffs this season. I don't think any other position we could draft would make as much of an impact on our team right now as having an Iupati there would. If we can trade down and get him, great. But if he's the guy (big assumption), I'd hate to see us trade down and lose him.

If Calusen is there though... That would make me think twice... And while I'm not terribly high on the guy, I'd probably pull the trigger just for the value and potential that he represents, especially considering that he's trained in the offensive system that we're using.

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Old 03-27-2010, 09:56 PM   #16
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If McDaniels thinks Clausen has a good chance to be a franchise QB, he won't pass him up with Orton and Quinn as our QBs.
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Better ammo for trade down if Jimmy falls to 11.
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If Clausen is there at 11, I dont think he makes it to 12. You know, because an offseason without something to argue over is just boring. We need a QB controversy again.

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It wouldn't happen. We have three young QBs on the roster...the Quinn trade eliminates that possibility.
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4 QBs under the age of 28...
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It wouldn't happen. We have three young QBs on the roster...the Quinn trade eliminates that possibility.

Its improbable. I wouldnt say impossible.


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Hmmmm, I'm torn between no and hell no.
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No. Orton showed he is a capable short-term option in the very least with 3800 yds, 21 TD and Denver already has two developmental guys behind him in Quinn and Brandstater.

Use 2010 to evaluate all three throughly. If one doesn't pan out, the 2011 QB class (Locker, Mallett, Leak, Griffin III) is deeper than this year's crop and the timing works out fine for the Broncos.
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I understand what you're saying, but just to restate my position, I think that LG is the single position on our team that will make the biggest impact towards the goal of making it to the playoffs this season. I don't think any other position we could draft would make as much of an impact on our team right now as having an Iupati there would. If we can trade down and get him, great. But if he's the guy (big assumption), I'd hate to see us trade down and lose him.

If Calusen is there though... That would make me think twice... And while I'm not terribly high on the guy, I'd probably pull the trigger just for the value and potential that he represents, especially considering that he's trained in the offensive system that we're using.
Iupati isn't even the most NFL ready OG in the draft. He is not going to be the immediate piece to the puzzle that helps us get there. I think LG is a huge hole for us too, but the promise of impact on a prospect goes further than just the need we have at a particular position, it heavily relies on their skills and abilities.

I do not see him as a player that gets us over the hump immediately. I think he is a player who will take a year or so of refinement before he gets there. I understand we have a large need there, but his LTI (as Med puts it) is a lot longer then a lot of other players we'll have a shot at drafting at #11.

JMHO.
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It wouldn't happen. We have three young QBs on the roster...the Quinn trade eliminates that possibility.
"Eliminates"? I hope not, because we need a qbotf asap. Only very, very rarely do you win a Super Bowl with a mediocre quarterback, that lesson should be deeply ingrained in the minds of all true football fans by now.

And pretending Brandstater is ever gonna be an impact player is a reach of extreme proportion. The Brandstater people on this board, the serious ones anyway, are the most unrealistic guys here. It would be funny if it weren't so sad. He's Matt Mauck, Colt Brennan, John Beck, tops. Hell, Mauck was better, he won the BCS. Don't get me wrong, I'd love Brandstater to develop, but to pretend we "can't draft a QB" because of Brandstster?! That's just crazy.

And for that matter Quinn - in his three years in Cleveland - has proven himself inaccurate, unwilling and/or unable to throw deep, and of little or no mobility. Can't blame all of that on the system.

Orton's the guy, and not a bad one at that.

But we need a serious qbotf. A serious qbotf. Asap.
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