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2010 NFL Combine Thoughts

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Watched some of the combine, that Ndamukong Suh looks like a monster, very impressed with that guy. Golden Tate looked good, if we took a wide receiver early I wouldn’t mind him even though Bryant looks very impressive on film. All depends on how Bryant interviews, seems like too many red flags. I think we’re drafting either defensive line or offensive line with the first pick. Dan Williams certainly looked good, he can play nose and even end. If someone falls though, you never know. But I’d say offensive line or defensive line with the first pick.

Skelton and Pike still look like good options to me at quarterback in the second or third round, that LeFevour that Bonehead at the Post wants might actually not be bad either, due to his athleticism.

John Conner The Terminator

John Conner

There is a wealth of big, fast running backs this year and I want one of them in the later rounds. We need a slugger for hard yardage if we’re staying with Buckhalter as the second back. You see that fullback John Conner, the Terminator there? I’d replace Peyton Hillis with that guy in a heartbeat. First downs and touchdowns on the goal line, that’s what he does, that’s all he does and that’s exactly what we need. Running behind a revamped offensive line interior, of course. There’s our fullback (a position rarely gets out there under McDaniels anyways), send in John Conner on third and inches. I’d be happy as hell if we drafted this guy in the later rounds, or a facsimile thereof. If this guy gets to the line of scrimmage and just falls forward we got three yards right there. That Montario Hardesty wasn’t bad neither, we need a non-flashy hard runner for the tough yards.

Brandon Marshall’s gone, not a matter of if but when and for how much. I’d say one first rounder, or two second rounders (one this year and one next year) or a player and a second. Something like that should do it. Tony Scheffler? All this speculation of a third round pick for Scheffler is nonsense as far as I’m concerned. He ain’t that great. I’ll say a fourth at best or even just a fifth rounder for Scheffler. Hillis will be tougher to trade, he’s shown at times he has some ability, but not playing much this past year will hurt his stock.

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Broncos Could Draft Running Back in Later Rounds

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Frank Schwab over at the Colorado Gazette thinks the Broncos ought to target a running back in the mid to late rounds.

Like I responded, I believe the same thing, we need a good young slugger to compliment Moreno. I don’t believe our problem last year was Knowshon Moreno, as some people want to dub him a bust  after one season. Jerome Bettis in his prime would have trouble getting one yard running up the middle for the Broncos in 2009. This nonsense that Moreno “just didn’t find the holes,” being floated out there is a joke. He’s a player, he’ll improve and more importantly our offensive line, the interior of that line must improve. Moreno showed flashes of greatness, he’s got moves, he catches brilliantly, he’ll be a player for us for years to come. I am glad he’s playing for us and not the Chargers where he would  kill us for years catching those dinks from Philip Rivers.

One of my wishes for 2010 is a good young slugger to compliment Moreno, maybe some guy in the mid rounds. 6’1 230 who can just hold on to that football and grind out hard yardage. I’m not wild about having two finesse backs splitting the majority of the carries. My hope is Moreno gets the majority of the carries, gets spelled by Buckhalter, and we get a new young tough guy for grinding the short yards. Hillis, I don’t know what the hell is up with him, I think he said something bad about the coach’s wife and there you have it, he’s done.  He’ll probably be a Redskin in 2010.

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