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View Poll Results: Do you currently approve or disapprove of the McDaniels/Xanders regime
Approve 244 81.88%
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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They've done things some people like, and some people haven't. Cutler and Marshall are gone, Tebow and Thomas are here. They wen't 6-0 and finished 2-8. They've traded players and draft picks, signed free agents and tried changing a culture. There've been consistent fan boys, haters and fence riders - but I'm interested to see how much things have possibly swayed.

No middle ground here, you approve or disapprove.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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approve, this team is heading in the right direction
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:30 AM   #3
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approve, this team is heading in the right direction
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:35 AM   #4
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DISSAPROVE. I dont care what anyone says. Its my opinion. If douche mcdaniels and xanders were on fire, i wouldnt piss on em to put it out.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:36 AM   #5
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Approval from me.

We're building the lines and adding tough, smart, high-character football players.

What's not to like?
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:37 AM   #6
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I approve. The results need to come.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:37 AM   #7
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Approval from me.

We're building the lines and adding tough, smart, high-character football players.

What's not to like?
Probably something that is completely unrelated to football.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:41 AM   #8
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if i thought that we would be a playoff/championship team by now with direction we were going previously then i'd disapprove...

but we weren't IMO so i approve thus far...

we seem to be building a team the right way...
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:45 AM   #9
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They've done things some people like, and some people haven't. Cutler and Marshall are gone, Tebow and Thomas are here. They wen't 6-0 and finished 2-8. They've traded players and draft picks, signed free agents and tried changing a culture. There've been consistent fan boys, haters and fence riders - but I'm interested to see how much things have possibly swayed.

No middle ground here, you approve or disapprove.
We not?

Moving on, I approve.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:49 AM   #10
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I've said all along they have a plan that I like. They are attempting to execute it, but it will take 2 - 3 years to know. I hope they continue to draft OL, DL, and LB to build the core of our team. But on occasion, if you feel strongly, you have to go get a guy.

At the end of the day W/L are all I really care about. So, I will ultimately judge them on that. But I will give them a little slack as they try to make over this roster and change the culture and systems from the Shanahan Era. I think we have to give McDaniels this season and 2011 (assuming we have football) to know.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:49 AM   #11
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Approve.

We lose Nolan, but found a great replacement in Wink and the defense looks deeper and more solid than last season, barring some seriously untimely aging from the secondary.

Wish we would've kept Ben Hamilton to assist the growth of our youth and as an insurance policy at C, but the OL also looks deeper and nastier than last year.

Drafted two highly rated receivers because Gaffney is... well, Gaffney, so our WR corps should be solid sooner than later.

Lastly, one of the more puzzling McD decisions of moving forward with Orton was shown to be a vote of zero confidence by trading for Quinn and drafting Tebow. Our scrub journeyman is on borrowed time, and the Broncos have a future again.

Well done, Josh.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:49 AM   #12
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For the first time ever, I will approve, solely on the basis of the Tebow pick.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:56 AM   #13
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I see Rock Chalk disapproved. I haven't seen him posting any of his slightly obnoxious, yet entertaining posts recently. Hope he's not too ticked off to contribute anymore.

Regardless, I approve of the moves and the direction. Once we acquired a plethora of picks on Thursday night, I was initially shocked and disapproving of trading a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th to get Tebow, but I am convinced we snagged him out from under Buffaloe's nose and I therefore approve McD getting a player he obviously feels so strongly about.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:58 AM   #14
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Approve, there is no evidence that we are going in the wrong direction so far.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:02 AM   #15
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Approve. It's not exactly what I would have hoped, but all in all, they had a great offseason and have brought some excitement and intrigue into the 2010 season. Right now I feel like this team is capable of a playoff birth, and ultimately, that's what counts.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:04 AM   #16
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Definitely approve. We're getting bigger, smarter and meaner. No more getting stuffed on fourth and one. Now, Josh just has to realize RULE NUMBER ONE: YOU DO NOT ALLOW THE CHIEFS AND RAIDERS TO BEAT YOU IN YOUR OWN HOUSE! ABSOLUTELY VERBOTEN!

Other than that, we're headed in the right direction.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:05 AM   #17
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I see Rock Chalk disapproved. I haven't seen him posting any of his slightly obnoxious, yet entertaining posts recently. Hope he's not too ticked off to contribute anymore.

Regardless, I approve of the moves and the direction. Once we acquired a plethora of picks on Thursday night, I was initially shocked and disapproving of trading a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th to get Tebow, but I am convinced we snagged him out from under Buffaloe's nose and I therefore approve McD getting a player he obviously feels so strongly about.
He's busy and probably won't have too much time to be posting for a little while. But he'll be around.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:05 AM   #18
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:13 AM   #19
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Since there's no middle ground I have to disapprove. Although I disapprove less today than I did last Wednesday.

Still don't like shipping Cutler, Marshall, and Scheffler. Still very disgruntled that Fonzi Smith required the Ghost of Ty Law to come in and play in his stead. A little miffed that we used a 1st round pick to get a guy who reminds the HC of the 100 catch/yr guy he just sent out of town.

The Tebow pick...welp...its growing on me. I cringed a little at the outset but got over that quickly. Anybody who watches him knows he's an athletic freak and a sickeningly good guy that everybody around him seems to love...which will drive Fade/Chug/Chef fans nuts. They'll buy his jerseys just to piss on them. McKid made Denver the "one to watch" for a couple of years at least. We're going to get coverage, good or bad. I like the ballsiness of the move.

We went way heavy on O this year, particularly OL. Had to be done. Don't like that we're still thin on D but, on the other hand, if you're going to address something do it once and be done with it for the near future. Hopefully we can get value and talent for the D in next year's draft.

All in all I give them an A for working the board for their picks. It's clear they knew what they wanted and made the moves to get it. Whether or not you agree on who was picked is a different issue. I don't think anybody can criticize how the board was manipulated this weekend.

Picks I give them a B. I think they got a lot of talent for the OL. It would have been an A, still may be, but I'll have to see how some of these D players pan out.

So, this critic, one of the harsher ones, is going to give some credit to the duo for this weekend.

In closing, I would have LOVED Gerhart in a Broncos uni. LOVE LOVE LOVE it but that pick just wasn't in the cards unfortunately. That is my "wishlist" pick. Either we would have reached mightily and/or given up too much to get him or been way too lucky to see him fall down into our lap.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:15 AM   #20
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No more scrubs journeymen on the defensive line. No more getting ragdolled in short yardage. No more punks causing distractions. AND with Tebow, God is on our side. What's not to love?
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:17 AM   #21
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I still think the same as I did before the draft. If it was up to me, I would fire him now. He has given up a lot of talent and the offense regressed a ton last season. We already have continued the revolving door at d-coordinator. I hate the way he trades. It is like he has played far to much Madden. I don't care for the way he only wants real good guy players and I feel it really limits the talent pool. Every successful organization has bad character guys. Every other coach and GM deals with them. The good ones even keep them under control. The only one making it a huge point to not have bad character guys like us is the Steelers and they just started that this offseason. They won the SB with a serial rapist and their SB MVP was traded away for character issues.

All that being said, I do think this offseason shows promise. I like what he has addressed in the draft and free agency. Every pick in this draft was at a position of real need. People here almost had me convinced that the front office was happy with last years QB play. I am very happy that they aren't. Now he just has to show that he can get real talent with this good guy only thing. I could join the ranks of the supporters if these draft picks turn out to be good.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:22 AM   #22
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:25 AM   #23
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I approve. I watched the highlight reel on Thomas. He really does look to be in the same physical mold as Marshall. Tebow has the size to really be a good NFL quarterback. We rebuilt the offensive line. It's a good day to be a Bronco...
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #24
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FWIW, McD on the radio this AM said they have a "decent" ILB crew (Haggan moving inside), like the depth they have at DL. 98% of the interview was about Tebow, wish they would have asked about the other picks.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:39 AM   #25
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The only pick i didn't like is drafting Tebow in 1st round.
Much better than last year's draft.
Still, I would like Bowlen to hire a experienced GM.
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