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“Kamara averages 8.4 yards per touch, making him the only back in the last 25 seasons to average more than 8 yards on 100-plus touches. Not to mention, he became the first player since Herschel Walker (1986) to amass 500-plus rushing yards and 500-plus receiving yards in his first 11 NFL games.”
You gotta keep in mind that RBs dont really count. They are devalued and shit. Its funner and more sensible to turn DE/DT tweeners into edge defenders. Kamara will probably eventually get all interested in a raise anyway, and we all know how cranky Elway gets about second contracts. Not on his watch!
Plus, D. Booker, man. He is going to be sooooo good. So, so good.
It’s like The Denver Post and Nicki Jhabvala knew exactly how to trigger you this morning.
I’m sorry. The “soft” comment dug in like a little termite, and now its eating at my already compromised brain.
I’m going to shift back to full on panglossian any day now. I promise, I hope. :^)
O Wise man, these troubles are just the shadows in a beautiful picture.
Based on that article, the Broncos had Booker rated ahead of Derrick Henry. Not sure I believe that and not particularly thrilled if it was true.
Another position they’ve proved they don’t know how to evaluate. Add that to QB and every position on the offensive line.
I blame ElwayisGod7. #noupdykes
Great picture showing him looking straight into the hole to his right. Unfortunately he’s starting his cut to the left so he can run into defenders at the lint of scrimmage…
Looks to me like he’s doing the Bavarian Schuhplattler.
Passing on giving home town kid Austin Ekeler a look as an UDFA was more disappointing because he wouldn’t have cost us anything in draft capital. Northern Colorado, of all people, told him he wasn’t good enough to play for them and to give Western State a call. He did and when they played UNC, Ekeler dropped 500 yards of total offense on them.
John knew of this little 5′ 3″ 4.75 dynamo nobody was going to draft anyway, so we good. He’ll get some touches by ’19 or ’20.
Are you referring to Henderson or MacKenzie? I think it was the first time in NFL history one team drafted two players under 5’6”.
Seriously, on D. Henderson… I wrote the other day that I think Broncos coaches have too much input on draft evaluation/selection. I recall that Tyke Tolbert badly wanted Carlos Henderson and it didn’t hurt VJ’s brother is on the La. Tech. Similarly, Olivo was a big supporter of De. Henderson who he coached when he was a RB coach at Coastal Carolina. And we all know of stories like Kollar begging for Gotsis and Knapp/Kubes identifying Siemian.
I’m a big fan of short. As a relatively tall (6’3”) DE in high school, I hated playing against short running backs. They could change direction on a dime and you couldn’t find them, but we haven’t been good at taking advantage of those strengths.
It’s a fair point. How can a guy who’s spending 60 hours a week focusing on his own job have any idea who he’s even looking at?
Darnold was outstanding in the Pac-12 championship game yesterday, although I only saw pieces of the game. I think Cleveland or New York will take him.
I’m all the sudden excited by the idea (possibility) of Lamar Jackson. I think Mayfield will full on Russ Wilson the league out of the gate, but I can’t see Elway overlooking his “limitations”. I imagine Denver will rally just enough to miss out on Darnold/Rosen, which might turn out a lucky break.
Darnold should go back to SC for an additional year.
Not that you have any ulterior motives for keeping him Cardinal and Gold for another year. ;~)
He has moxie and baller in him. They can deal with the mechanics in the NFL. Oz made remarkable strides in minicamp his rookie year. He was just sans the moxie and baller part.
Anyway, I’d chose financial security if I was Darnold.
He’s coming out. He’s already backpedaled on his talk about not wanting to play for the Browns.
It’s as likely as not that he ends the pre-draft derby as the consensus 1. In that case, Denver has little chance.
I’m skeptical they’ll draft an early round QB anyway. I don’t see any evidence of that type of humility in Elway.
I only got to see the 4th quarter, but that 99 yard drive was a thing of beauty.
Very gutsy call by David Shaw to go for it before that while down by three. My heart agreed and my brain disagreed.
That tackle by Uchenna Nwosu was awesome.
I thought it was the right call. If that DB coming off the corner doesn’t time the snap right the Stanford RB walks in.
MHR breaks down the film and argues that Lynch’s first start was better than the numbers showed.
Its funny. If PL hits Bennie on that first series, gets that confidence jolt, maybe Denver and Lynch are off to the races. Confidence and momentum are prescious and fleeting NFL commodities, and Denver just barely misses siezing a slice of it time after Godforsaken time.
It frustrates me a little.
This should give the Broncos some pause if they’re considering declining DT’s option.
I’ll probably scream, cry, tug at my hair, and fit myself with one of those fucked up things that bite unto your legs so you can prove to God you’re sorry for your sins when you tug at it. I’ll rant and rave and annoy the shit out of most of you. Then I’ll calm down, go on sabatical, and learn how to weave or make sand art with 90% of my free time until somebody else is running the Broncos show.
Seriously, though- DT earned the option to fade out in the predominantly orange.
DT has been the most unappreciated star player in franchise history by fans, but I think the organization is well aware of how hard he would be to replace.
Terrible signing, BTW. Jeffery is not having a better season than DT despite the many magnitudes of difference in quarterback play.
Jeffery, who is on pace to start 16 games for the second time in his six year career, has 43 catches for 619 yards and 7 touchdowns.
DT, who has played with three quarterbacks and two OC’s this year, has 58 catches for 651 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Jeffery is incredibly inefficient as a receiver. He has one of the most accurate passers in the NFL throwing to him and his catch rate is 48.3%, the worst mark of his career and a poor mark regardless of the depth of his routes. Jeffery’s best ever catch rate was 60.1% in 2013.
DT has a catch rate of 60.4% and his worst catch rate as a full time starter was the 59.3% he posted in 2013.
If DT was the number one WR in Philly, he would be up around 1,000 yards on the season by now.
Fisher’s contract is pretty amazing considering he’s going to alienate everybody with his dickish personality two years into a ten year deal.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets the Charlie Weis treatment even if he repeatedly goes 8-4 or 9-3 after 2-3 years that likely include annual curbstompings by Alabama, regular losses to the likes of Auburn and LSU, and an upset here and there. That program’s expectations are way too high.
Willowy Riley Ferguson is helping himself, even if neither team is playing a lick of defense today. Anyone game to spend a third round pick on another Memphis quarterback? ;~)
December 1, 2017
He looks good today. Better than Pax, I think.
Shaquem Griffen is a joy to watch. Talk about a high revving motor.
Orlando Brown Jr will be drafted high because of the Zeus genes, but he doesn’t impress me very much.
I finally get a chance to watch your guy Stidham and he has back to back bad drives.
Georgia D is playing lights out, they’re clearly motivated after the asskicking they got in the regular season. I wouldn’t hold this performance against Stidham too much.
Roquan Smith is knocking the heart right out of the Auburn offense.
Georgia has great running backs literally falling out of their asshole.
Have to think both Chubb and Michel have promising NFL careers ahead of them.
I would be thrilled with either one.
Champ Bailey was inducted as an SEC Legend:
Clemson is going to absolutely destroy Miami.
The turnover chain is the most Miami thing ever.
Any pedigree advantage the son of Feagles may have had is vanishing rapidly.
Barrett with a huge mistake.
No matter who the Broncos take in the first round, I hope they do it after trading back. Picking up another second-round pick would be sweet. Potentially another third as well.
I can’t think of anything more exciting than another Elway 2nd round pick!
How about a Mike Shanahan 2nd round pick?
Not me. I hope we don’t run away from the top tier if we wind up there. You trade down and now you have to hit on two lower picks instead of one blue chip pick to extract the same value.
Ice cold take: don’t trade if there’s a player that’s clearly worth it; if not, consider trading if someone offers you a good enough deal.
You know, trade downs look good sometimes on draft day, but the all five scrubs you trade for better pan out or it’s really hard to watch those Julio Jones highlights for the next decade plus.
I like trading down, but into the future more. Future picks are undervalued by NFL teams. It’s possible to trade down a few spots, get a future first rounder and still get a pick reasonably likely to be a blue chipper if you pick in the top five. Throw in a couple of future seconds and thirds and you have ammo in future drafts to trade up for bluechippers as needed.
The Browns not only traded away Carson Wentz, but they traded away the eighth pick they got for him which turned out to be Jack Conklin and the Conklin pick was traded away for the pick in 2017 that was subsequently traded and used on DeShaun Watson. Wentz, Conklin and Watson are way better than anybody on the Browns roster.
Well, I mean, Garrett is better than Conklin, but I see your point. If they’re picking in the top 5, I’d stay. Otherwise, drop back.
But this is an exception!
I hope the Broncos draft Wisconsin’s fat kicker. He seems like a pretty cool dude, and could definitely fill that leadership role that we so desperately need.
I’ve never seen a game delay to fix turf. Curious how long this lasts
Announcers are going all out analyzing the turf rather than talk about the game or show highlights or something
No analysis could have topped this tweet.
December 3, 2017
No matter how this game ends.
Slighty strike that, Wisconsin is in if they win. That comment was aimed more at stating that tOSU shouldn’t be sniffing the playoff.
Between this and the Clemson blowout there was a more entertaining MWC Championship Game. BSU just clinched it on an INT.
I loathe Ohio State. Come on, Badgers!
Ohio State’s been in the lower end of my CFB pecking order for quite some time thanks to Maurice Clarett. Shame that Roby hasn’t done enough to offset that.
I also want Alabama to be left out of the playoff.
I do and I don’t. I mean, fuck Saban, but they’re loaded with great players who I like to watch in big games.