I go on a vacation to Florida and that gooned out Tiki can’t even muster one damn post. This site would be utterly derelict without my greatness spewing forth all over the page.

I’ve heard a lot of crap out there about some “Mystery Team” with an eye on trading up for RG III in the first round. Sorry Rotoworld and friends, you do good work most of the time but you have at least one goofball on there who manages to spout a bunch of lies and distortions. That Mystery Team sure as hell ain’t the Broncos. No way no how. Bankrupt this year and next year’s draft picks to fill one hole on a ship springing leaks all over the damn place? Ain’t no way, no how.

McGahee's been poppin' off

I’ve heard about enough from Willis McGahee too. This recent crap about his contract don’t sit well with me. I remember when the Broncos were on that skid late in the year and he started poppin’ off then too.

McGahee did well for us, but he sure as hell spent a lot of time on the sidelines nursing those 30 year old hamstrings. We’re not gonna overpay to keep him around. Maybe, just maybe he deserves a little bonus coin, but that’s it.

It’s an exciting time to be a Broncos fan. Free agency is about to begin and we may see some surprise releases from all these crapped out capped out teams.

I’d like to see the Broncos get about six new players on defense and about four on offense.

Offense

The Pittsburgh game should be the template for the Broncos offense moving forward. We’ll run, run and run some more and occasionally hit a receiver on a mid to deep strike. It’s “Foxball” and I have t0 believe John Fox realizes Tim Tebow may be a perfect quarterback for it. If Tebow can continue playing like he did in that Pittsburgh AFC playoff game, then he’ll be alright. If not, the Broncos will be drafting or signing a big name quarterback in 2013.

This talk of the Broncos taking a Ryan Tannehill in the first round is just to get website hits and cause controversy. What the Broncos need this year is a veteran backup and a later round QB who “may” be able to contribute down the road. I believe Tebow deserves his shot this year and if he fails the team will fail. If the team fails the Broncos will be in a better position to draft or trade up to acquire a quarterback in the first round of the 2013 draft. Then and only then will the talk of the Broncos drafting a quarterback in the first round hold any water.

Tim Tebow Jets

Carolina, Broncos won't find backup QB's who can run between the tackles

I hear talk that the Broncos need an athletic quarterback to run the option if Tebow goes down. I don’t believe that at all. Cam Newton and Tim Tebow are different than most of the “running quarterbacks” who have come before. They are different because they can legitimately run between the tackles. You’re not gonna draft another Tebow or Newton in the late rounds. I believe the Broncos will still run the option –it worked more than it did not– but hopefully in a more limited role this year with better balance and more passes thrown in. The guy we draft can run our offense minus the option plays.

So quarterback is a need, but stick to a veteran backup and draft one in the late round. It’s the smart thing to focus on building this team and then you can  think about making a switch at quarterback if Tebow doesn’t make progress running the show.

I P.P. Dublinski demand a running back in at least the second or third round this year.

They have to see it. The Broncos coaches have to see the gaping holes we created with our option misdirections.

Earth to McGahee: Even Lance Ball was running like mad in this system.

Time and time again last year I saw gaping holes created by this option offense and we didn’t have the legs to take true advantage of it. I’m sorry but a 30 year power running back with old multiple surgery knees isn’t my idea of burst. McGahee played well and I respect him, but this Broncos team needs a true home run hitter at the running back position.

I’ve heard talk of that Tolbert from the Chargers or Michael Bush from the Raiders — that’s fine and all — but we better not overpay if we did go that route. If you’re talking about Tolbert or Bush taking Lance Ball’s spot and splitting carries I’m fine with that, but this team needs more than that.

Willis McGahee has power and decent vision, he doesn’t have the moves that Knowshon Moreno does in the open field. The Broncos need a combination of McGahee and Moreno in one running back. I’m not talking about someone on the practice squad who can run a 4.3 either, I’m talking about a first, second or third round pick in this draft who runs with some toughness, has the moves and above all has the ability to burn and take it to the house.

Do you think the Steelers were worried about Tebow, McGahee or Lance Ball ripping off 30 plus yard runs? How about the Patriots? No, no and no. They were only concerned about stopping our runners for first downs. We don’t have that dynamic runner who can fly and make people miss big-time in the open field. That type of runner would force opposing defenses into respect mode. They could not afford to play up so blatantly all the time. Countless times I watched those safeties playing up and there was only one or two guys left to beat beyond those holes. Like I’ve said, this team can get so much better running the football and it will start with a top-flight take-it-to-the-house running back.

Robert Turbin

Robert Turbin - P.P. Approved

We can’t get this RB in free agency or trade and we shouldn’t. It would cost too much. It would not cost too much to draft one in the first, second or third rounds.

I, P.P. Dublinski, I will be downright shocked and offended if we do not pick a running back in the first three rounds of this draft. I don’t care if we acquire Tolbert, I don’t care if we acquire Bush. They are not home run hitters, they are not dynamic enough.

We have to have it. We have to have a dynamic home-run hitting running back. Whether they think that is Lamar Miller, David Wilson, Doug Martin, Chris Polk, LaMichael James or my personal favorite Robert Turbin — I don’t care who they think it is. It better be one of them or a facsimile thereof. Gotta have it. It will instantly upgrade this offense and help our defense by keeping them off the field.

You see that Turbin, eh? very impressive. Size, speed, ridiculous. Imagine that monster wreaking havoc and ripping off 50 plus yard runs. If the Broncos really do draft a DT first and a CB second like Klis seems to think, we damn well better trade up to get that Turbin or Martin or such in the third round. I demand a back with some power, moves, vision and home run hitting ability. A total package and they should be there in the second or third round.

I envision this Broncos offense running like mad, eating up the clock, lulling our enemies to sleep and I envision more big plays. I hope the Broncos lead the league in big 30+ yard plays this year. Occasionally through the air and even through the ground. A big time home run hitter is what we need to help the ground game more than anything.

Fullback can be upgraded, I respect Spencer Larsen, but if we cut him loose… does anyone pick him up? Lance Ball? Matthew Willis? These are all positions we can upgrade. A blocking fullback in the later rounds or in free agency wouldn’t be bad.

As for the O-Line, I’d like to see us bring in a guard and a center in the later rounds or free agency. They don’t have to be any huge names, we mainly need depth and more competition in the interior of our line.

We need to bring in at least one, maybe two wide receivers. I’d like to see Eric Decker in the slot and someone else, someone with some real speed take his spot. We don’t have to break the bank for that, just someone capable of burning down the field and catching occasional bombs. We actually need to find a Brandon Lloyd.

RB (maybe two), WR, C/G, FB

That’s all I ask for the offense, I believe it needs less work than the defense does to be effective. A home run hitting running back and a speedy receiver would be tremendous for “Foxball.”

Defense

I’m hoping there’s a surprise release somewhere at safety. Dawkins may retire and I’m not a believer in Rahim Moore. Just didn’t see the flashes of greatness. Quinton Carter showed flashes. With all the franchise tags on safeties it leaves Laron Landry out there as a big name and a risk, but I’m hoping a veteran safety becomes available due to contracts and the Broncos pounce. A lot of teams needing to clear cap space and somebody is going to get Peyton Manning, and it will cost them a pretty penny. If we don’t get a name, we should at least get someone serviceable to compete there.

George Iloka

Iloka: 6' 4" 222 lbs. of Safety

Interesting that the Broncos talked with that S George Iloka who has the size to play linebacker. Fox has turned safeties into linebackers in the past, so there could be something there. I’d imagine if there are no stellar defensive tackles left at pick 25 we could trade down and maybe add a running back and that Iloka in the second round. That trade wouldn’t bother me none if they don’t believe in the DT’s available.

The Broncos sorely need one more impressive defensive tackle. I don’t care if we draft or acquire one in free agency it simply has to be done. No waiting around for Ty Warren. I don’t want to hear Ryan McBean’s name any more. Marcus Thomas can walk too. Bunkley’s fine and should be re-signed.  I’d imagine the Broncos are going to take the best available DT in the first round. If we don’t draft one in the first round the Broncos better grab a couple decent mid-tier defensive tackles in free agency.

Mario Williams at defensive end? Wouldn’t bother me none. John Fox would have his Julius Peppers back. I doubt we’ll get him, it would be a surprise, but that’s a player worth breaking the proverbial bank for. You can never have too many pass rushers.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post seems to think the Broncos will draft a DT in the first round and a CB in the second. I’m not a fan of CB in the second. Better off getting someone in free agency at CB. I’m not a fan at all of drafting a corner in the first or second rounds unless you know he is the second coming of Champ Bailey or Neon Deion Sanders. It better be a pretty sure thing. Rather see DT, RB, CB or better yet DT, RB and a corner in the fourth or fifth round since we signed Brandon Carr in free agency.

I didn’t see anything from our rookie middle linebacker Nate Irving. According to MaxDenver.com, the Broncos are high on Irving becoming the guy. If that is true, the Broncos will bring in a serviceable veteran. If that is not true, the Broncos will draft or acquire a name at middle linebacker (Stephen Tulloch for example). We’ll find out soon enough.

If Nate Irving is “the guy” then 2 DT’s, CB, S (maybe 2 if Dawkins is gone) , MLB

If Nate Irving is not the guy, I’d place MLB second on the list, it’s a very, very important position to upgrade from Joe Mays.

My demands are as follows:

Offense

2 Backup quarterbacks

At least one every-down caliber home run hitting running back and maybe another upgrade RB over Lance Ball

One fleet of foot wide receiver ( we did get a fast guy from Jacksonville who may be a project)

Depth at guard, maybe center

A capable fullback

Defense

At least two new defensive lineman.

A cornerback, preferably in free agency.

A veteran safety. Maybe two.

A serviceable middle linebacker if Irving’s the guy, a much better middle linebacker if not.

I believe the biggest needs are running back, defensive tackle and we need someone to take over at middle linebacker.

Safety could be a mess. That’s why I’d like us to at least grab a serviceable veteran or two at the position if no bigger names are available.

As for our own free agents? At least the ones who manage to make it on the field:

Matthew Willis

Spencer Larsen

Brady Quinn

Eddie Royal

Jason Hunter

Joe Mays

Lance Ball

Jonathan Wilhite

Marcus Thomas? Only if he’s cheap.

They can all go. Thanks for your service.