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Or Sanchez .I’d prefer Kaepernick or RG III, hell even Nick Foles. Whoever they get in free agency they’ll also need to draft a QB.

I’m hearing Brock signed for 18 million per year. Desperate teams–what a laugh riot.

You know what, really ain’t no ill will, but I don’t even think he’s gonna be that great for them.

Broncos 2016 Free Agency – PP’s Want List

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Well Peyton Manning’s finally gone, we hardly knew ye. Wasn’t a fan of the Peyton Manning era except this year when the gung-ho pass happy offense was aborted.

So Brock Osweiler’s gonna test the open market? eh? I really don’t see a team shelling out a ton of money for him, we’ll see I guess, some of these teams are stupid and desperate. Let them pay if so.

Brock looked good at times, especially when the Broncos ran the football but he’s certainly no elite superstar. In my opinion Osweiler’s absolute ceiling is Joe Flacco. Not bad, not great either. I wouldn’t shell out a ton of money to keep him. If it’s true that he signs somewhere else –as Adam Schefter says is possible– then the Broncos should probably look at picking up a RGIII, or a Kaepernick and drafting a quarterback high this year.

I doubt some team is willing to shell out a ton of money for largely unproven Brock Osweiler, but if they do the Broncos would be OK without him.

Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan are gone, it sucks developing talent like Jackson and losing him but then again…

It was a contract year.

A year ago we were barely talking about Malik Jackson.

Will he be the same monster when he gets paid?

I’m optimistic on this loss, you never know who the Broncos could plug in there, they could draft somebody this year or pick up a cheaper veteran that may give us the same production.

Whoever they plug in there will be surrounded with talent, I say you can get by with cheaper. Same goes for Trevathan’s spot. Sometimes it can work out, Malik goes off to some crappy team who overpays (hopefully the Jaguars or Atlanta) and he plays ho-hum, while the Broncos draft a big-time player–or simply his equal to replace him. It can happen like that, let’s hope it does.

I believe the Denver Broncos should still have a top five defense this year. If the offense can get a little better then there you go: a potential contender. This offense needs to get better at running the football, imposing their will.

On the offensive side of the ball I want to see the Broncos address offensive line and running back most of all. I laugh when I think about reading opinions how Montae Ball, Juwan Thompson and Ronnie Hillman were some amazing stable of backs… I will say that Hillman surprised me a little this year as he didn’t get injured but a lot of the magic happened when C.J. Anderson was out there.

C.J. Anderson is a very good running back, but the Broncos need a player with C.J.’s toughness and Hillman’s speed. Wouldn’t mind it at all if the Broncos drafted a running back high–even in the first round–seeing how important it is to this offense. This team needs home-run hitting ability there when a hole opens up, there needs to be danger there that defenses must account for. If you want to help the new QB you bolster your defense, running back and offensive line. I would like to see the Broncos grab a proven running back in free agency, hell even if it’s a guy who is on his last legs like Arian Foster or a facsimile thereof–that type of aging player could fit well in the Broncos rotation. If they come cheap enough, get it done. Even if they grab a proven veteran I’d couple that with drafting a running back in the mid to late rounds.

To summarize my pontificates, I don’t mind losing Trevathan and Jackson. Osweiler too for that matter, don’t overpay. Replace them in the draft and with cheaper second and third tier free agents. I believe the defense is good enough overall that a veteran player may give us equal and cheaper production. I could see a Kaepernick or RGIII doing a decent job in this offense where they aren’t asked to do so much. Bolster the offensive line through the draft, but most of all I demand new talent at the running back position. It’s been years since Denver had a real threat at running back and I demand a running juggernaut capable of great destruction.

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50 – Thoughts

Monday, February 8th, 2016
Newton Mugged

Didn’t you just love that mugging?

Gotta hand it to the Broncos defense, Newton and Co. ran into a buzzsaw out there and couldn’t handle it. Ain’t no way, no how. For once, I watched all the popular sports shows today just to watch them make excuses or have to admit the Broncos were the better team.

Now Peyton Manning can retire on top and the Manning experiment in Denver will be perceived as a success in the end.

John Elway deserves a lot of credit for building this defense through the draft and free agency.

You know the names of the major star players on D, but how about that Darian Stewart? Laying the wood all year long and making big plays out there. Another quiet star is that Sylvester Williams mauling fools out there, especially against the run.

Too bad we can’t keep Malik Jackson, I appreciate his nasty attitude out there. You see him huck his TD ball way up into the stands? Normally a player hoards it away on the sideline, he just said the hell with it.

Some little kid surely caught it.

Don’t it feel good to silence all the rubes, goobers and cretins who talked up the Panthers and told you Cam Newton was Joe Montana with wheels coming into this game? I wasn’t buying their hype. Credit to the Panthers their defense did show up, but that offense ain’t all that. Not against this D.

Credit to Kubiak for calling a pretty damn good game, even though it was boring at times it was smart to rely on his defense especially late in the game. Of Course, Wade Phillips is a genius, maybe not as a head coach but he’s one hell of a defensive coordinator.

Special teams also really improved in the playoffs.

This team should be a contender for a few years, you all know we can get better on offense and we shouldn’t lose too much on the defensive side. I’d like to see a new running back to sub in with C.J. Anderson. C.J. is good enough and it was a good move by Kubiak to start him this game, but an even more dynamic runner to pair with him would be big. make the right moves and this team could be right back there next year or the next.

 

John Fox Gone, Peyton Should Go Too

Monday, January 12th, 2015

You know, the Broncos certainly lacked fire in that game yesterday, that embarrassment of a game.

So did the coaches.

Why? Because their “leader” Peyton Manning was stinking the joint up. Is he going to be all rah rah? Nope, don’t think so.

It’s up to the coaches to do that. I didn’t see any fire. I read Elway let the entire coaching staff know they could look elsewhere.

Good.

It’s like they were all ho-hum. Ho-hum, we’ll eventually catch up and win this game. Yeah right.

I noticed the crowd sucked too. Way to reaffirm you’re not the Mile High of old. Bunch of latte sipping, weed smoking, hooka worshiping gooned out hipsters in the stands. They know how to smoke, boo and are at least bright enough to leave early to beat traffic.

I say let Manning walk even if he’s going to play next season. People think that means this team needs to rebuild and we’re done chasing a championship for a while. I would say they were probably the same fools who thought this defense and running game was great when Manning took over.

Like I outlined in my previous post, the Broncos can get much better in one year this time around. Address offensive tackle early in the draft, draft another running back, acquire middle linebacker and safety. Acquire someone who can rush from the middle of the defense.¬† I would say goodbye to Wes Welker and I would even let Julius Thomas go. Thomas can’t run block for squat, I say let him walk, we can get somebody else to catch and block at TE for less money.

I’ve been impressed with the little we’ve seen of Brock Osweiler. Let him lead this offense, he’s got freakish height and he’s shown athleticism out there. He can move well for a big guy and protects the football for the most part when he’s been out there.

Maybe, just maybe I can finally be on board with the “new” Broncos.

Aren’t You Glad You’re Not A Broncos Fan?

Sunday, January 11th, 2015
The usual suspects...

The usual suspects…

I am.

When are you sea cucumbers gonna realize I am reality?

This is a worse upset than the Ravens game two years ago. The Colts will get squashed next week, the NFC will probably win the Super Bowl but at least the Pats should make a game of it.

The Broncos sure as hell wouldn’t of.

Last March I told Broncos GM John Elway I wanted him to do a few things. He did all of them except the most important one: Draft a running back and change the offense to run around twenty times a game.

Once the draft passed by and we didn’t grab a running back in the 2nd to 4th rounds I said the hell with it. I didn’t update the site. I knew the Broncos wouldn’t change from their “Omaha” pass-happy ways and this season would end badly.

I sure as hell wouldn’t be a part of it.

Fail to do what P.P. Dublinski wants and you’ll get whacked. Every time.

Now I do give John Elway some credit for changing the Broncos offense after the disastrous Rams game this year. They finally changed to the type of offense I wanted. He finally listened to P.P.

Too little, too late.

You can’t really do that mid-season, this kind of change requires an entire offseason and preseason.

I told you people I didn’t like this Peyton Manning to the Broncos deal from day one. Day &%&ing one. I said it would not result in a Super Bowl win and it hasn’t. Baltimore embarrassment, Super Bowl embarrassment, now this embarrassing¬† loss. Isn’t it wonderful?

John Fox: Perennial Playoff Loser

John Fox: Perennial Playoff Loser

John Fox should go and so should Peyton Manning. That old fuddy-duddy Fox doesn’t do jack squat, he’s uninspiring and they should make him the fall guy for these terrible post-season losses.

They should tell Manning to move on, maybe retire, better yet trade him to some desperate team.

None of this will probably happen. Quite honestly I’d rather see Brock Osweiler get the nod at QB.

I said that three years ago. We could have fielded a different team by now. But I digress…

Quite possibly, there is a silver lining to all this.

First, the Broncos defensive acquisitions in 2014 panned out pretty well. Demarcus Ware returned to form, the safety T.J. Ward was good and Talib was decent. All three were good pickups and the fact that the Broncos defense still isn’t that great after acquiring them buttresses my position all along: No, the Broncos defense isn’t great and hasn’t been for years. Sorry. The Broncos need help at the other safety position opposite Ward, middle linebacker and they need someone who can rush the passer from the inside. The “Colts style” bookends of Ware and Miller aren’t enough, people should get that by now, they need someone in the middle, either a linebacker or lineman who can rush the passer.

The Broncos need an offensive tackle opposite Clady and they need a big-time running back. CJ Anderson proved he is a good player this year, he’s not great though. He’s no LeVeon Bell. The Broncos need a Bell type who can take the ball to the house when a hole appears and also catch some. Someone big and fast. CJ Anderson is fine, I’d honestly give up on Montae Ball, never seen any moves or power from him. Keep Hillman for occasional third down duty.

All this could be accomplished in one offseason. The Broncos could actually be formidable next year, but that also hinges on one thing: Peyton Manning.

Peyton Manning Forehead

Something ain’t quite right in Denver…

My God, can this guy even function in a run heavy offense?

He may not be able to. I say cue Brock Osweiler if that’s the case.

Manning’s greatness may hinge on the pass heavy offense he’s relied on over the years. The Dan Fouts, Dan Marino pass, pass, pass offense. You know, the kind that doesn’t really win Super Bowls. He may need to constantly pass to get in a rhythm. This could be very bad.

Or he could adapt over an entire offseason, the Broncos could draft a great running back and P.P. may even root for them since I have someone on the offense to watch besides “Omaha.”

Anyone else sick of the commercials?

Somewhere, Peter Tebow is raising a Mojito and laughing.

Karma Elway, Karma…

 

 

Clearly, Big Daddy Elway is reading P.P.

Remember all the talk the past two years about some “great defense” in Broncos land?

Big Daddy just signed three All Pro caliber defensive players. Pretty big overhaul to something that wasn’t broken to begin with. I’ve said all along we’re three to four players short of a good defense.

Defense isn’t the only problem, the running game is abysmal against good teams. This at least shows they are well aware of the problem. I don’t want to see 55 touchdowns through the air next year. “Greatest passing attack of all time ..”

What did that get them?

Meanwhile in La La land at the Denver Post, ol’ Woody Paige says bring back Mike Shanahan as an “aide.”

Probably one of the dumbest things I’ve ever skimmed.

Broncos Sign Demarcus Ware — Still Need Linebacker

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Demarcus Ware BroncosThe Broncos made yet another big splash in free agency signing ex-Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Ware to a three year deal. This signing officially makes Broncos free agent DE Shaun Phillips expendable, although he’s welcome back if its a bargain. If they stay healthy, the Broncos added three Pro Bowl caliber players to their 2014 defense. It seems Mr. Elway is finally doing what I wanted and is heeding the iron words of P.P. Dublinski. I didn’t want to hear the Broncos were a “great defense” with such gaping holes, but the proverbial ship is getting caulked.¬† The Broncos defense still needs to fill a spot at linebacker beside Danny Trevathan and Vonn Miller.

I originally called for an All-Pro caliber Safety, Linebacker and Cornerback. With the signing of Ware, the new linebacker just needs to be solid, somebody tough who hits hard. I don’t see Nate Irving or Paris Lenon filling that role at middle linebacker.

Broncos Sign CB Aqib Talib, Safety T.J.Ward

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Aqib Talib Denver Broncos

Two down, two to go.

Well there you go folks, two out of the four signings I wanted on the first day of free agency. Clearly the Broncos realize their needs in the secondary and they netted a playmaking cornerback in Aqib Talib as well as a hard hitting safety with a mean streak in T.J. Ward.

Now the Broncos need a very good linebacker and a running back. Another running back unless they absolutely, positively believe Montae Ball can be the guy. They’ve recently said they aren’t looking for a RB in free agency, so I’d expect them to acquire one in the early rounds if they smartly become serious about running the ball more.

Of course, signing a Demarcus Ware wouldn’t hurt any either.

In other news, I heard Woody Paige cut a hellacious dusty boofart and had to be escorted out of the Denver Post newsroom.

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