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Old 09-01-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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Time to put your money where you mouth is. No poll here. Post what you think the Broncos record will be and why.

I'm starting with a 7-9 result. I don't believe in Kyle Orton. I think the pass rush will make this respectable, but our second string unit is almost completely worthless. I like what I see in Tebow and Quinn, but the second string corners and lines look horrific. The only way we make a winning record is if we somehow avoid the injury bug. Even the second string receivers looked very poor tonight. It wasn't until Tebow got in there with the third string that the receivers looked decent at all.

Don't get me wrong. I think that the team is on the right path. Josh McDaniel's left this team decimated outside of the QB position. It will take another draft for this team to return to form.
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Not enough talent or depth at this point

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Old 09-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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5-11, the lack of depth is going to kill this team as the season moves on and injuries mount.
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OAK @ DEN - Win
CIN @ DEN - Win
DEN @ TEN - Loss
DEN @ GB - Loss
SD @ DEN - Win
DEN @ MIA - Loss
DET @ DEN - Loss
DEN @ OAK - Loss
DEN @ KC - Loss
NYJ @ DEN - Loss
DEN @ SD - Loss
DEN @ MIN - Loss
CHI @ DEN - Loss
NE @ DEN - Loss
DEN @ BUF - Win
KC @ DEN - Win

I'm guessing something like this.

5-11.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:23 PM   #5
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:23 PM   #6
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9-7 kc was a fluke and oak will find a way to screw up whatever they had going for them last year. Our D is for REAL and will punish QB's including that woman rivers and that little girl cassy in kc.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:31 PM   #9
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:50 PM   #10
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5-11, the lack of depth is going to kill this team as the season moves on and injuries mount.
I think 5-11 is on the low end. Im not going to freak out about "lack of depth" because of this performance. 1) it was one game, 2) this isn't hockey, there aren't lines that can be exposed. As you know, football is like dominos, when one thing goes wrong, the rest can suffer. Putting some of our second stringers in with our first probably will make those guys stronger and not the other way around.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:52 PM   #11
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:58 PM   #12
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Mark me down for 9-7... although this is the hardest year to pick ever. I think this is a 10-6 team when healthy, and maybe 11-5. If everything goes right in that department we're a playoff team.

However, outside of a handful of positions we're in terrible shape depth-wise. Maybe we can lose a corner, and probably a safety. If either Miller or Doom go down we're done. If any of our starting offensive line goes down, we're done. We can lose a tight-end and probably a receiver (but not two). If Rahim Moore goes down I think we'll be in really bad shape.

5-11 if injuries mount. 11-5 if we stay healthy so I'll go with 9-7.

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:00 AM   #13
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5-11 is about right. with some luck, maybe 6-10. but probably not.

Von & Doom need to both make it through the season healthy for us to have any kind of pass rush. if one or both of them go down, we're screwed.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:01 AM   #14
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:05 AM   #15
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Denver is a 5-11 team, probably only win4 games
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:11 AM   #16
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While I think our starting lineup is capable of keeping us competitive and possibly even making a run at the division, the depth on this team is absolutely atrocious. Unfortunately, injuries are inevitable in this game and they are going to hurt us more than most teams.
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8-8.

Lack of depth is going to hurt the team late. 10-6 if the injury bug decides to park its hillbilly ass somewhere else but 8-8 seems more realistic.

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:15 AM   #18
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I'll be bold. I say 10 and 6 possible 11 and 5 with a good playoff run as well. I think this Defense is going to be incredible as long as we don't get a injury bug going around. I think with Elvis back, our other up grades and coaches this year we have a pass rush and this will elevate the rest of our D.

If you watched the game tonight our D looked like **** not because they were all newbies it was because we did not have a pass rush. Point being Elvis Ayers and Von are going to be a force to be reckoned with.

If our Offense can put up 21 points a game which they should with an improved D then I say 11-5.

OAK @ DEN - Win
CIN @ DEN - Win
DEN @ TEN - WIN
DEN @ GB - Loss
SD @ DEN - Win
DEN @ MIA - WIN
DET @ DEN -WIN
DEN @ OAK -WIN
DEN @ KC - WIN
NYJ @ DEN - Loss
DEN @ SD - Loss
DEN @ MIN LOSS
CHI @ DEN - WIN
NE @ DEN - Loss
DEN @ BUF - Win
KC @ DEN - Win

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:15 AM   #19
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8-8.

Lack of depth is going to hurt the team late. 10-6 if the injury bug decides to park its hillbilly ass somewhere else but 8-8 seems more realistic.

what 8 games can this team win? i look at the schedule and i don't see it.

4 games? yes.
5 games? hopefully.
6 games? maybe if we are lucky.

but 8 games? i don't see it... i really don't.
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what 8 games can this team win? i look at the schedule and i don't see it.

4 games? yes.
5 games? hopefully.
6 games? maybe if we are lucky.

but 8 games? i don't see it... i really don't.
This team could win any of them. I'll never understand the idea that someone can look at a schedule at the beginning of a season and act like some games will be a cakewalk and others are unwinnable. Every season in the NFL completely disproves such notions.

Any given sunday...
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what 8 games can this team win? i look at the schedule and i don't see it.

4 games? yes.
5 games? hopefully.
6 games? maybe if we are lucky.

but 8 games? i don't see it... i really don't.

OAK @ DEN - Win
CIN @ DEN - Win
DEN @ TEN - Loss
DEN @ GB - Loss
SD @ DEN - Win
DEN @ MIA - Loss
DET @ DEN - Win
DEN @ OAK - Loss
DEN @ KC - Loss
NYJ @ DEN - Win
DEN @ SD - Loss
DEN @ MIN - Loss
CHI @ DEN - Win
NE @ DEN - Loss
DEN @ BUF - Win
KC @ DEN - Win

I think the Broncos are not as talent deficient as a 4-12 record would suggest. I also think that Denver will win games they have no business winning. The team lacks depth, which should be fixed with time. This season will greatly depend on the health of the starters. They should produce, but they need to stay healthy.

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OAK @ DEN - Win
CIN @ DEN - Win
DEN @ TEN - Loss
DEN @ GB - Loss
SD @ DEN - Win
DEN @ MIA - Loss
DET @ DEN - Win
DEN @ OAK - Loss
DEN @ KC - Loss
NYJ @ DEN - Win
DEN @ SD - Loss
DEN @ MIN - Loss
CHI @ DEN - Win
NE @ DEN - Loss
DEN @ BUF - Win
KC @ DEN - Win

I think the Broncos are not as talent deficient as a 4-12 record would suggest. I also think that Denver will win games they have no business winning. The team lacks depth, which should be fixed with time. This season will greatly depend on the health of the starters. They should produce, but they need to stay healthy.

Why the losses to Miami ?/ The suck, they have no quarterback. Hell they wanted Orton for christs sakes..

I also don't get the losses to KC and Oakland. They are both going back to suck land this year.

Tenn. Chris Johnson got paid.. One way trip to 80 percent of your potential. Who is there qb now Hasselbeck ??
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OAK @ DEN - Win
CIN @ DEN - Win
DEN @ TEN - Loss
DEN @ GB - Loss
SD @ DEN - Win
DEN @ MIA - Loss
DET @ DEN - Win
DEN @ OAK - Loss
DEN @ KC - Loss
NYJ @ DEN - Win
DEN @ SD - Loss
DEN @ MIN - Loss
CHI @ DEN - Win
NE @ DEN - Loss
DEN @ BUF - Win
KC @ DEN - Win

I think the Broncos are not as talent deficient as a 4-12 record would suggest. I also think that Denver will win games they have no business winning. The team lacks depth, which should be fixed with time. This season will greatly depend on the health of the starters. They should produce, but they need to stay healthy.

i think the schedule is not going to be doing this team any favors. this is a tough schedule. coupled with a new regime, lack of depth, and very few elite players in the primes of their careers, i think 8-8 would be a miracle season.
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Why the losses to Miami ?/ The suck, they have no quarterback. Hell they wanted Orton for christs sakes..

I also don't get the losses to KC and Oakland. They are both going back to suck land this year.

Tenn. Chris Johnson got paid.. One way trip to 80 percent of your potential. Who is there qb now Hasselbeck ??
how often does Denver win away games in Florida. there's your answer.
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Why the losses to Miami ?/ The suck, they have no quarterback. Hell they wanted Orton for christs sakes..

I also don't get the losses to KC and Oakland. They are both going back to suck land this year.

Tenn. Chris Johnson got paid.. One way trip to 80 percent of your potential. Who is there qb now Hasselbeck ??

We do not win many games in the state of Florida.

I expect Denver to split with KC, Oak and SD.

I expect inconsistency game to game. Denver will win games they should not (vs NYJ, Chi) they will lose games they shouldnt (like @ Tenn or vs NE). If I thought Denver would be consistent, I would have gone with 10 or 11 wins.

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