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Old 01-04-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default A decade of horrible decisions.....

2000
Arizona had been shopping the #7 draft position after top RB prospect Jamal Lewis had been taken a pick before...Denver did not act...
Deltha O'neal over Brian Urlacher...

2001
Denver thinking Griese was the man,they felt an injury prone over sized corner was the pick here..
Willie Middlebrooks over Drew Brees

2002
This pick made me sick for years,and am still finding myself queezy when watching the ravens.....
Ashley Lelie over Ed Reed

2003
Another scenario where Denver had an opertunity to trade up 5 spots with a philadelphia team who was desperate to trade out of the #15 position...
George Foster over Troy Palomalu

2004
With portis out of the picture shortly after,this was a no brainer for most,right
DJ williams over Steven jackson

2005
RIP Darrent Williams..GREAT 2nd round pick....


2006
Cutler was the Guy at #11

2007
Houston was on the horns trying to unload the #10 pick to add depth at all positions,yet again,denver was fine with drafting a BUM mid round...
Jarvis Moss over Patrick Willis

2008
Clady was the guy here,and they nailed it... Stewart,mendenhall,C johnson were all available,but they whent with the cornerstone to protect Jay...

2009
McClown shoes felt the need to go Moreno,Ayers..
Clearly Arakpo,Clay Mathews were the guys....

2010
Last but not least,the verdict is not clear on D.Thomas..But passing on a sure fire HALL OF FAME wr in Dez Bryant,because of a silly lunch with deion...WOW

Not saying all the guys i listed should have been drafted,because draft positions would vary based on previous decisions..But a few of those guys would have been nice...
Basically a wasted decade,and nothing to show for it...

If Denver passes on Patrick Peterson, it will be a sad sad day in denver,and one of great joy in Buf,or Cin...
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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I did not know Dez was a Hall of Fame WR already. Congrats to him
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:55 PM   #3
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In every draft, you can find picks in retrospect that would have been better than the ones you made. And you're actually throwing rumored potential trades into the scenario?

That said, there is no question we've made some horrible picks.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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Shanahan's drafting really started to pick up in his last years with the exception of the 07 with Moss and Crowder that draft made me want to kill myself
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:05 PM   #5
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I'll take DJ over steven jackson in 2004 and 2011 and all the years between. I agree a few of the drafts sucked but nobody wins jackpot in the draft every year.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:05 PM   #6
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Include the FA signings and complete this horror story.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:07 PM   #7
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The last two offseasons brought down the 10 year average big time.

Thanks again, McDaniels!
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:08 PM   #8
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I'll take Thomas over Bryant, but your main point is valid, many more misses than hits
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:08 PM   #9
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In every draft, you can find picks in retrospect that would have been better than the ones you made. And you're actually throwing rumored potential trades into the scenario?

That said, there is no question we've made some horrible picks.

Not rumors,moves that could have been made to aquire HOF defenders...Shannahan lived to draft mediocre bums mid to late 1st round...we arent talking about moves to move into the top 3.. We are talking 5 spots...when you have a legit scouting department, its really pretty simple...
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Shanahan's drafting really started to pick up in his last years with the exception of the 07 with Moss and Crowder that draft made me want to kill myself
Moss hasn't worked out but crowder looks 2nd round worthy in tampa, ryan harris was a solid 3rd rounder and marcus thomas is a pretty decent 3-4 DE
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2006 was one of the best drafts of the decade. It and '07 definitely had us going in the right direction until McDaniels went through the team like a whirling dervish in a china shop.

Don't get the dislike for D.J. Williams. He is a solid linebacker and, at the time, Denver did not need any kind of super-talent to field a running game. Lot of those other early picks, though, were pretty terrible.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:17 PM   #12
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2006 was one of the best drafts of the decade. It and '07 definitely had us going in the right direction until McDaniels went through the team like a whirling dervish in a china shop.

Don't get the dislike for D.J. Williams. He is a solid linebacker and, at the time, Denver did not need any kind of super-talent to field a running game. Lot of those other early picks, though, were pretty terrible.
Do i dislike DJ? No...Do i think DJ is an average player,who never seems to make the big play in crucial moments? YES
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Crowder is doing pretty good but not on our team. and I forgot Harris was picked in that draft. Thomas I think is pretty good at rotating in
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As much as I like Eddie Royal

picking him over DeSean Jackson was a mistake.
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The draft is a crap shoot ... get over it ...
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I'll take Thomas over Bryant, but your main point is valid, many more misses than hits
Bryant - SURE FIRE HALL OF FAMER - bro, didn't you hear?
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Thomas has great potential, but damn, can he stay healthy?

The guy was drafted injured.
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Do i dislike DJ? No...Do i think DJ is an average player,who never seems to make the big play in crucial moments? YES
The entire defense in general is incapable of that because the defensive line is almost completely irrelevant for a good lot of the game. DJ Williams is on the decline, no doubt in that, but I think he's been catching heat for things not even in his control these past few years (awful line, constantly changing defensive coordinator, new schemes every year, switch from 4-3 to 3-4, switch from outside to inside linebacker repeatedly etc.).
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:38 PM   #19
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:44 PM   #20
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DJ Williams is on the decline, no doubt in that
I think we watch different games
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:45 PM   #21
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why all the love for Orakpo too?

he might end up being good, but this year he was anything but a standout superstar
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:18 PM   #23
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While you can claim hindsight, it does become remarkable when a team makes that many bad decisions. Yes other teams do too but if they are wrong I don't give a ****. But when they are right more often than the Broncos, it becomes a head scratcher. Such as the Pats who in the last two years, for example, get players like Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty and Pat Chung who are already tremendous contributors. Overall I hated Shanahan's drafts and McD made it all the worse taking a damn WR in the first round. Unbelievable.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:21 PM   #24
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why all the love for Orakpo too?

he might end up being good, but this year he was anything but a standout superstar
Well then let's add Cushing or Malcolm Jenkins to Matthews.
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Thanks for this wonderful trip down memory lane. lol
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