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Hadn’t come across this show before. There’s some funny stuff here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veAGIe_mqBc
Virtual reality turned around Case Keenum’s career
Cool. Now I have to watch some Vikings games.
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
This is in no way an endorsement or statement of equivalency, but his weaknesses are almost identical to pre-Shanny Elway.
Having watched lots of Allen clips, his arm strength allows him, IN THE MWC, to get away with poor decisions because his velocity catches the defender totally off guard. He got a lot of 50/50 ball completions because the DBs weren’t prepaired to react. I haven’t seen anything quite like it, but shit wont go as well that way in the NFL.
I’m interested in his character and intellect. He’ll need lots of both to succeed. Seems like a good, earnest kid from what I can tell.
While still not my preference, selecting Allen in the second round would be much more tolerable than doing so fifth overall. Again, I think the Broncos are all in on signing a veteran quarterback and not selecting a quarterback fifth overall.
I’d rather Denver select someone else at this point, but Allen would be 3 on my QB board behind Rosen and Mayfield.
I would hope Denver would draft an offensive or defensive lineman before Allen.
Oh, yeah. One scenario I could see, and maybe even understand, is Denver having to go with a bridge QB, and trading back into the first for Allen/Jackson. I don’t think they have a shot at either at 40.
Yeah, that could happen, especially if they acquire Tyrod or Alex Smith.
Will not surprise me (or anybody) if they go QB at 5, but Broncos are uniquely positioned for QB pick somewhat later. Coaching the seniors, they will get a good look at Allen, Mayfield, Rudolph and might even see something special in a guy like Falk, Mike White, or even Benkert or Silvers. It’s fortuitous that in a year of such need we will get an extended and in-depth look at so many of the less-certain prospects.
Surprise! You need a good O-line to perform well.
Which is why I have concerns about spending massive amounts of money to bring him in. The Denver starting OL is on par with the Washington OL with 1-2 starters out.
Draft Quenton Nelson and an offensive tackle such as Connor Williams or Martinas Rankin in the second round, and that whole dynamic changes.
Then we get the 107 passer rating guy.
If they stay healthy.
Maybe we could concentrate on signing some linemen who can play through a gruesome injury or three instead of the fragile porcelain figurines we’ve been collecting like Hummels @ right tackle. ;~)
Nobody got blasted with injuries like Washington this season. Cousins also had Jordan Reed (six games, never fully healthy), Chris Thompson (10 games) injured during the season and tiny Jameson Crowder was the only wideout he could trust. Terrelle Pryor turned back into a pumpkin in Washington and Josh Doctson can’t catch a cold.
I would love to see a comparison of thee numbers to what we had in 2017. My guess is vast improvement at every level with Captain Kirk. The 3+ OL out numbers are better than most of the QB numbers we saw this year.
If Rosen was to be drafted by the Broncos, he would already have lots of experience playing behind a shitty line. He is definitely the most “pro ready” QB in the draft. I wonder if he’s going to be the guy that everyone talks a bunch of shit about for being a head case, and then comes in the league and tears it up?
I don’t think Rosen is a head case at all. His statements about the difficulty of playing football and going to school sounded spot on to me. This is more a case of shitting on a guy for speaking his mind instead of toeing the company line. If his shoulder holds up he’s going to be a good quarterback for the team that takes him.
I really like Rosen. I just worry about durability with him.
Definitely the guy I want if we’re drafting a Q.
I don’t see him getting past the Giants.
Yeah, I don’t expect to get him, but he’s the only one I have no reservations about.
Is it confirmed the Giants will take a quarterback? I certainly think it’s the logical thing to do and most likely prudent, but is it a definite with the Giants’ FO?
Nothing is confirmed, but I don’t see the Giants getting the opportunity to pick this high again, and I think Rosen would be a good fit to sit behind Eli for a year or two. It just makes too much sense.
Nice to see Justin Herbert mentioned. I think he and Stidham will be top ten picks in 2019.
Thank you Browns for not sending the Wolf to the Raiders.
A really insightful and engaging interview with Pat McAfee from this morning, which includes his ringing endorsement, concerning the Broncos’ hiring of Tom McMahon as their new special teams coach.
Two asides to add on the main awesomeness of this:
–He got in a quick slam on Ryan Grigson, who he’s not been shy in criticizing.
–He called Broncos fans “a high football IQ fanbase”.
He must frequent in-thinair.com
Nice compliment and maybe a bit of a backhanded smack @ Colts fans, since Indianapolis is a basketball town that stole their football team in the middle of the night.
NYG has one of the best ownerships in the league, that’s where all of that starts.
There is no reason why Saban would leave Bama for the NFL. He is a control freak that has absolute control over his program now. He doesn’t win games because of his x’s and o’s, he is good at that but I think he can be out coached on the field. He wins games because he controls his coaches, recruiting, players etc.
Going to the NFL would be completely different for him, see the dolphins for example. There are only two reasons I could see him returning.
1) he gets into NCAA trouble like pete carrol did.
2) he really wants to show the miami thing was a fluke and gets paid more than Gruden.
Even after Gruden shatters the NFL coaching pay ceiling at $10M/yr, Saban is still making over $1M more in his current gig with little to no oversight or supervision. Extreme hubris would be the only reason he would leave.
What’s up guys!? Did everybody wash real good this morning and get all that Raiders bullshit grime off you after watching those press conference Clips!? I know you did… Only left me wanting to whip their ass for the next 10 years with a capable quarterback as previously stated let’s hope we hit that home run in the draft…
One of my favorites…GOT ANYMORE OF THAT GUM ACE? Mind your own damn business Dan!
Honestly, after listening to Grudens press conference yesterday, I was left excited. I think the league needs Jon Gruden. He’s a great football personality. As fun as it was to watch the Broncos pummel the Raiders when they were bottom dwellers, I look forward to competition in the AFC West, especially against our longest rival. It’s no fun pushing a handicapped kid out of the way to win the Special Olympics. Plus, Gruden has something like a 1-9 record against the Broncos? LMAO! Bring it on Chucky! FU Las Oakland Vegas!!!
Good for the game for sure! Now’wash that mouth out with soap….stat!
I brushed my teeth with bleach. We’re good now.
Two offensive line coaches and now two DB coaches? Quite the unusual set up Denver is going with into next season.
Most teams usually have a position coach and an assistant position coach. I have heard of teams divvying responsibilities between safeties and cornerbacks, but the Broncos’ offensive line coaching arrangement is new to me. I tweeted Mark Schlereth about it, but he never responded.
Check out the last couple minutes of this interview, Schlereth talks about it. He mentions that sometimes tackles work with the TE coach and C/G works with the OL coach.
I’m surprised he didn’t just tweet you a picture of his 3 ringzzz!
I was as polite as possible, and I was calling upon his expertise not discounting it. 🙂
If I had 3 ringzzz, I would just randomly tweet that out as a matter of personal social media policy.
Are you kidding? I would have people to do that FOR me.
Unless I was Tom Brady. Then I would be in the corner fucking myself at the request of every non-Pats fan in the nation.
A+ my friend fucking hilarious!
At first I thought this was Gregg Williams of Bounty gate fame. Glad it is not.
I was surprised to hear Tyler Polumbus talk about how little actual teaching goes on in a lot of the NFL. He said he had coaches who would just tell him, “here’s the guy you’re supposed to block” and “you gotta play mean!”, that’s about it. It seems like teaching and development has become a focus this year with the new hires. Could explain why multiple guys coaching at certain positions.
Nate Jackson said there are basically two kinds of coaches, teachers and yellers. He said Steve Watson was a guy who explained everything to you and he liked that. Blade’s not coaching anywhere anymore. Maybe teams prefer the more passionate types.
Saw him at King Soopers rolling on easy street in sweat pants about 6 mos ago at the check out…
Why do I feel like Alex Gibbs was a yeller AND a teacher?
On Monday, Dave Logan and Terrell Davis also lamented the lack of teaching by NFL coaches currently. I would think that teaching would become even more important based on the limitations of practice and padded practices in particular since 2011.
See, the problem is that the NFL developmental minor league has gotten all concerned about winning in the BCS that they’ve forgotten their responsibility to train players for the NFL.
Jim Hostler or Robert Prince would be a good choice for wide receivers coach.
John Pagano would be an excellent choice and coup as outside linebackers coach. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pagano.
Here’s to many more missed kicks against Denver.
But can he do this?
This is a surprise.
If he’s happy and having fun, more power to him. Pretty sweet coda to this bowl season for Bama fans.
Players I would be fine with @ 5 in no specific order:
If we don’t draft one of these guys, I would reluctantly endorse trading down, but no more than 5-7 spots so Roquan Smith is in play. Nelson could still be there in the 10-12 range (strongly doubt it) or a top OT as well. Dropping lower than 12 would be disappointing unless someone blows our socks off with something desperate. I know people believe Jackson will fall deep, but I would be very surprised if he made it as far as 15. I think his Combine fireworks and his interviews will help him a lot.
With 10 picks, I see us as more likely to try to trade up than down.
As has been mentioned before, maybe if we really want Mayfield (or whichever QB) we will need to move to 3. I hope we don’t blow draft capital there. But… moving from 40 to late 20s, 31, or 32 to grab a stud (falling QB or OT or whatnot), I could totally be on board with that.
Trading down from 5 doesn’t preclude trading up later in the draft. Just gives us more capital. By a trade we can’t refuse, I mean someone sitting @ 11/12 offering us that pick and their 2019 first rounder. That would be an overpay, but something that’s conceivable if they’re in love with one of the QB’s still there @ 5.
I would hate a trade up. I’m not convinced Mayfield will be a better pro than Darnold or Rosen, so why move for him?
The danger is if we don’t move up to #3, we may get none of Mayfield/Rosen/Darnold. If we already failed in the Cousins lottery… Maybe/likely we get a shot at Taylor, but KC may not let Smith go too us…. so there is decent chance we’re in a similar spot to this year with a journeyman vet and later-round QB as our options. It would be a sucky place to sit.
Then I would happily pick from the two players remaining out of Barkley/Nelson/Minkah and see about getting back into round one for Jackson. That would reduce the bust potential with that fifth pick dramatically, too.
Don’t disagree…. but not sure if the fans will tolerate another year of “minimal” moves to fix the QB situation… if the #3 blows up and Jackson/Allen (sadly a more likely Elway choice later) don’t play well, lots of folks lose their job.
What if (assuming we still need a QB) QBs go one and two, and we’re worried that someone is going to trade up to 3 to snag one as well? I get that we can then draft a Barkley, but we’d still be without a QB. We’d be a lesser version of the mid-80’s Lions (minus the o-line, and with a better defense). Just playing devil’s advocate here, by the way.
If they’re going balls out for Cousins, it tells me that they have doubts about all of these guys. Why would the pivot from Cousins be to double down with even more draft capital on a kid you don’t trust? I don’t think Plan B should be so contradictory in general philosophy to Plan A. Barkley/Nelson/Minkah are more likely to live up to their draft billing than any of these quarterbacks because they’re simply better prospects.
I was just thinking that if they lose out on the Cousins Sweepstakes, that this year has kinda shown it’s imperative they find a true franchise QB. Prior to this year, I thought we could get by with an OK QB and a great D. Maybe we still can, if our o-line is very good. Alas….
Anyway, I get that there is no guarantee that a top 5 drafted QB will pan out, but I would guess (with zero research done here on my part) that most of the top of the draft bust QBs went to dysfunctional franchises to begin with. Kinda seals their fate, a lot of the time. When a good franchise makes a top 5 pick, it usually turns out damn well, I am thinking. So, my thinking is, whichever QB the Broncos draft at 5, he’ll turn out to be a franchise cornerstone for the next 10 years. Yet, if that same guy were to go to the Browns, he’d become a bust. That Rosen kid seems to get it.
Anyway, no real point here, just rambling on my part. And, well, I’d like to have more hope than I had during their eight game losing streak – where by the end, I was actually hoping they’d lose out, so they could get that franchise QB, plus some better o-linemen….
I totally agree that if someone offers us their 2019 1st, then TYJE should rupture his other biceps tendon reaching for the phone so fast to call it in to the league office.
I am also thinking we’ll go all in for Cousins, meaning no QB at 5. That would make me thrilled. I’d love to see us grab Kirk (or for that matter, even Tyrod or two-glove Teddy) and then Nelson at 5, and then best OT with our next pick. Or our next four picks. Whatever it takes.
Despite my protests, I would also take Ryan Gosling’s stunt double @ QB if it means Nelson or Fitzpatrick @ 5.
You would go with Chubb over Michel?
Bradley Chubb. The DE from NC State, but we would need to change the defense to best utilize him. Best pure pass rusher in the draft.
I like Sony more than Nick. Michel might have played his way into the back of round one, though.
Ahh – wrong Chubb. My bad – thanks!
They’re cousins. Bradley’s brother Brandon is an ILB who has been trying to catch on with an NFL team for the last couple of years.
Bradley Chubb took highly rated OT Mike McGlinchey behind the woodshed in their 2016 matchup. McGlinchey fared better when they met this season.
If Denver doesn’t grab him @#5 – I think Nelson goes 7 to 9. It is hard to pass up a guy like that.
The best thing about that play is that it came against the Cowboys
They don’t have a 4th string center to snap to Sloter?!
Probably throwing to DBs or something.
So Klis was wrong about Klint Kubiak.
Azzani seems much better qualified for the position, plus he is familiar with the college spread and passing game, which the Broncos will be implementing more components of into their offensive playbook this season. http://www.chicagobears.com/team/coaches/Zach-Azzanni/ebc1092e-5d2f-48f8-bf10-1a65a13265f5
“Urban Meyer hired Azzanni at Bowling Green as a graduate assistant when Meyer became the Falcons’ coach in 2001. Azzanni remained at Bowling Green after Meyer left to become Utah’s head coach in 2003 and coached receivers for four seasons. Azzanni joined the Central Michigan staff in 2007 as the assistant head coach/receivers coach. “He is a tireless worker, relentless recruiter, and a great teacher of fundamentals,” Meyer said. “He is also very familiar with our philosophy and will be a good fit with our players and staff.”[
Working with Urban Meyer can only be a positive.
I may have missed this because I haven’t been around here much, but didn’t see it in two days worth of posts and somebody already mentioned the Seahawks may change defensive coordinators so…
This, of course, should make everyone ask the follow-up question: “Why does Tom Cable still have his job?”
Damn. Who else is going to tell Russell Wilson to run for his life for 8 secs, until a WR gets open?
Is this the football/bull-riding crossover we’ve all been looking for?
I do not miss the Twin Cities’ winters, pubkeeper and gnasses.
Couldn’t even get below -20 in the mornings so far so the kids can make videos of boiling water completely evaporating. 🙁
Same here RSH. 4 of them were enough for me.
I think the player who is being the most underrated in mock drafts right now is Vita Vea. 346 pound scheme diverse walking definition of the Planet Theory. Someone might outbench him, but I don’t think there’s anyone in this class, including Quenton Nelson or Da’Ron Payne, who can match the raw power. He’s also fast and motivated enough that he made a tackle on a punt return. He just manhandled Pac-12 offensive lines all year long. He made an utter shambles of the UCLA interior. I think he’s going to rise and he could very easily be a top ten pick.
I have never seen a man this size hustle this hard. He’s a faster Ngata.
I’ve seen some people say that he’s a better version of Dontari Poe.
That’s a pretty good comp, too.
Hadn’t really seen much of him before. His punt block was the only time I’d noticed him in the CU game — but then he seems to be the disruptive who moves the ball carrier over to others for the tackle.
He and Greg Gaines terrorized running backs all season. Even Barkley, who went for 137 on them, got 92 of that on one dash. They bottled him up on his other 17 carries.
Pretty damn impressive. And for me, he’ll always be a reminder of this Lucy sketch: https://youtu.be/m-wErh2qp2o?t=2m14s
He’s a primary reason the Huskies were able to destroy the WSU o-line with a three man rush all night long in the APple Cup
There were lots of reasons, Jason. 😉
I’m obviously partial with this pick, but realize that anything outside of a QB, or a OL would still leave a big hole. That being said, being a Top 5 QB, or OL pick doesn’t always translate into success, thats why they always say take the BPA. Hmmm…..
He would drastically improve the run defense and the edge rushers would love his pocket crushing ways. Kind of dude who makes everybody better. Super grounded kid, as well. Works his ass off in the classroom and is very proud of being a well rounded person.
Be very careful messing with Kollar’s room.
I love playing ffb and I’m happy to throw some good money in there, but how stupid do you have to be to make bets like this that will leave a permanent memory of your all-around derptitude? Maybe it’s their goal to get on Sports Center and they don’t care that everyone is laughing at them.
Those bold lines are even worse than a photo realistic image would have been.
I really thought that was Steve Harvey.
Midge the meth head. Good luck getting rid of that moniker.
This will be two special teams coordinators in a row that come across like meth heads.
Here’s to hoping he smokes the competition.
Sounds like the perfect interim HC when Joseph gets fired.
This is a good point about ST coaches. They do have to interact with players from every unit on the team and only the head coach can say that.
And hopefully John Harbaugh retains him when he is made the head coach in 2019 should Joseph get fired.
Not to take away but we have new coaches from the Colts and Bears…who else again?
Fired UTEP coach?
Former UTEP head coach and Steelers and Bills offensive line coach.
Thank you sir
Good. I think he’s one of CBS’s better commentators.
He said he wouldn’t be able to match Gruden’s intensity, and work hours. Will Derek?
If Derek gets bags under his eyes, he should be able to find some makeup to conceal and mitigate the effects.
They were killing each other with sleep deprivation trying to be first one into the facility each morning their first time together. Gannon wasn’t going to trade the normal life he has now for that.
F no. Why would you? I’m surprised Gruden did.
This will make Seahawks fans very, very happy.
Dropping cable is one of life’s simple pleasures.
$400 to $2000 in annual savings.
We’re not talking about the same simple pleasure, my friend.
I now understand.
This is why i like you man…FH!
Like, say, at a unamed stadium before a game.
Does anyone give a flying fuck who heard first? Was it piped in on your headset Ian Dorkapotomus!?
Well, at least he’s giving credit. What I find annoying is he types a new one rather than just retweeting. Got to get above the “originated tweet” count for his monthly bonus, I guess.
I’ve been arguing this move with my friends before it happened. I have always been of the opinion that Tom Cable is a good coach. I’m not sure what they were expecting from their O-Line when you spend all of your money on Defense, and QB, but completely neglect the O-Line. “But we spent a 1st Rd pick on Germain Ifedi and he leads the league in penalties.” So fucking what?! If you are constantly getting called for holding , and offsides, it just means you are constantly trying to get a jump on the defender because you know you’re going to get beat, and you get called for holding because you did get beat, and are holding on for dear life. Just because you draft a guy in the 1st Rd doesn’t mean he’s going to be good. “Hey lets turn a failed DT into an OLinemen to try and save money, or plop an Undrafted player at LT for a team who is in a Championship window”. That’s almost as dumb as thinking Trevor Siemian was going to fill Peyton Manning’s shoes after winning a Super Bowl. End Rant.
P.S. Firing Darell Bevell is 2 years too late. Hire McCoy, and get an upgrade.
Ifedi is Alex Barron 2.0. Nine of his 16 penalties were false starts.
False start = Dumb, and/or scared shitless.
One of the issue Seattle will have as long as they have Wilson is that he is going to draw more holding penalties because of his play style. When the QB leaves the pocket defenders try to disengage with the linemen and holds and jersey tugs are easier to see and tend to get called more often. When they fight in the pocket it is easier to hide them from the refs.
This site and another football site I frequent are no longer showing embedded tweets for me today. I’ve tried re-starting the browser (chrome) and messed with my settings and haven’t found a solution. Has this happened to anyone else?
Think this chick must be involved! Yeah for the trajectory of the human race! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/67abfaf722d9eb4b9c747dcd5264ce08dc581dc0c6509df80b382904bb2902ce.jpg
Awful people have been taking advantage of CostCo’s generous return policy for years. They brag about it.
Sometimes Twitter temporarily craps out on its end, that’s happened to me before. If it remains a problem after a while let me know.
All of this draft talk got the mock draft juices flowing. Quenton Nelson and Saquon Barkley were both gone by the fifth selection, and this simulator does not allow for any trades. This draft also assumes that the Broncos sign Kirk Cousins and that Aqib Talib and CJ Anderson are cap casualties.
5: R1P5 OT MIKE MCGLINCHEY, NOTRE DAME
40: R2P8 CB JOSH JACKSON, IOWA (Excellent press man corner and ball hawk)
71: R3P7 ILB OREN BURKS, VANDERBILT (Great in coverage)
98: R3P34 RB SONY MICHEL, GEORGIA
108: R4P6 G/C FRANK RAGNOW, ARKANSAS
111: R4P9 WR MARCELL ATEMAN. OKLAHOMA STATE
144: R5P5 TE IAN THOMAS, INDIANA
166: R5P27 QB LUKE FALK, WASHINGTON STATE
186: R6P8 3-4 OLB LORENZO CARTER, GEORGIA
226: R7P7 3-4 DE DREW BAILEY, LOUISVILLE (This selection allows Zach Kerr to play NT when Domata Peko needs a spell)
Doesn’t look bad to me. I’ll take Cousins and Falk/Kelly to back him up in addition to beefing up the line big time with McGlinchey, adding strength to the secondary, a coverage LB and Sony Michele.
This would be a fun draft. I would love to inject this much speed while still addressing the O line in a meaningful way. I like that the Broncos are scouting Ateman and James Wasjington every time they look @ Mason Rudolph.
If we draft an OT, I would be okay with trading down a few picks. I don’t think any of these tackles this year are worth a top five pick. If he were eligible, I would probably take Tennessee freshman Trey Smith over any of them.
Nice looking mock draft. I wouldn’t be surprised to see 4 QBs taken in the top 7 or 8 picks. Nelson could be there at #5.
The Broncos are also guaranteed not to have to play in the Thursday kickoff game next season, either. Only team on their schedule left in the playoffs is the Steelers, and that game is in Denver.
Sad thing is that now that Frost is gone they may very well get crushed by Bama, especially since such a scheduling would be many years down the road.
I wanted to see what a draft class would look like with Vea in round one. This assumes Captain Kirk joins our fleet. Draft started Minkah/Barkley/Nelson/Mayfield.
Michel was never going to last until 108 and he definitely won’t now. I would also be shocked to see Kirk make it to 40.
1/5: DL VITA VEA WASHINGTON
2/40: WR CHRISTIAN KIRK TEXAS A&M
3/71: OT JAMARCO JONES OHIO STATE
3/98: G WILL HERNANDEZ UTEP
4/108: RB SONY MICHEL GEORGIA
4/111: TE HAYDEN HURST SOUTH CAROLINA
5/144: LB KENDALL JOSEPH CLEMSON
5/166: S TRAY MATTHEWS AUBURN
6/186: DL RASHEEM GREEN USC
7/226: P JOHNNY TOWNSEND FLORIDA
This draft would fill just about every need, as long as Jones can handle RT.
I don’t think Michel or Hurst will drop that far, but there are plenty of good options at RB and TE. Green has a lot of room to grow, a la Malik. Townsend would likely take Dixon’s spot.
Looks like a good draft lineup.
About 10 years ago – the Texans drafted OT’s with the 2 picks they had in the 3rd round. 1 worked out – the other did not. When I saw it – I thought that they had drafted their bookends as I thought that both were good prospects and would work for them. Unfortunately only 1 of them did.