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    • Yahmule

      Which meant he was nothing but positive and optimistic about Washington while he was there, which is exactly what you want. I don’t think Thompson wanted to hear Kirk telling him about how eager he was to get away from that dysfunctional franchise with an owner that regarded him like he was a nuisance his first three years in the league.

      • DCJ1

        “importing a veteran like Smith to take over for the departing Cousins.”

        Methinks the writer has no grasp of cause and effect. Cousins was expressing a willingness to negotiate and stay in DC despite the fact that Treebane Snyder jerked him around at every opportunity. Bringing Smith in is simply the latest middle finger the team has extended. Thompson will learn that when his contract comes due.

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    • Jeremy

      More decent RTs are available than I thought there would be. Maybe we have chance to improve the position

    • Yahmule

      Ja’Wuan James is talented, but injury prone. He will be overpaid, but his play is far less malodorous than the last two FARTs they dealt us.

      • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

        Our last 2 FART’s stunk!

        • Yahmule

          It was like Elway took us on a two year road trip and hotboxed us the whole way.

          • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

            Lmao! Crack a window, John!!

          • Yahmule

            I still practice that dark art. The sneak attack is nice because they catch a whiff and you witness the dawning horror as they realize the button will not save them. Also fun is cracking off a boisterous one and outdrawing them like a gunslinger from the old west.

      • Royalwithcheese

        It looks like this FART might be staying in Miami. Unless I’m wrong, it looks like OTC shows that he’s under contract this year. What am I missing?

    • Royalwithcheese

      What this list obscures is that Mewhort and Pugh are actually damn good OGs who were playing hurt and/or out of position last year.

  • Alaskan

    Every couple of months (for the last 45 years), my wife and I decide that we need to drink 2 or 3 bottles of red wine. It is not a decision we plan or that I recommend, it just happens. Although I do recommend it to those of you who are wondering what you wife thinks, because she will tell you. And we have managed not to hurt anybody, since I haven’t figured out how to drive the house anywhere yet.So, yesterday turned out to be the day. And,(of all things) it left me pondering the fate of Mr. Irrelevant. Is there anybody who thinks this guy could be a starting QB for the Denver Broncos? I looked up his college stats and thy are not unimpressive.

    • Nick

      I definitely think there could be a decent chance.

    • Drewredux

      I’m guessing there’d be more enthusiasm for Kelly if the Broncos weren’t just coming off the Siemian gambit.

      • Dennis

        This is probably the proper take. I wouldn’t mind it if he became the guy, but he has a longer road due to the Siemian Gambit.

        • Drewredux

          I don’t know if Dove Valley is as susceptible to that sort of thinking, but you shouldn’t need a few bottles of wine to see the potential in Chad Kelly. I’m surprised there isn’t more discussion of him amongst fans and media.

          My theory is peeps are reluctant to stick their necks out right now. Its not a crazy idea at all.

          • DCJ1

            I agree. I was all in on Siemian until he folded under the pressure coming unabated off right tackle.

          • Drewredux

            I’d like to see him gather his wits and earn another shot somewhere.

          • Alaskan

            Per Nicki: “In only 22 career games at Ole Miss, Kelly amassed 6,800 yards passing and 50 passing touchdowns, plus 832 yards rushing and 15 rushing touchdowns. In 2015 — leading Mississippi to wins over Alabama, Auburn and LSU before a Sugar Bowl victory over Oklahoma State — Kelly totaled 4,042 yards passing (10th in FBS), 31 passing TDs (tied for ninth) and added 663 yards rushing and 10 rushing scores. Kelly was named the 2016 Sugar Bowl MVP, becoming the first Mississippi player to win the award since Archie Manning in 1970.”

        • Carsonic

          This fall… from the makers of The Bourne Conspiracy… Chad “Swag” Kelly stars in…
          The Siemian Gambit

          • ohiobronco

            Movie preview voice guy: “This fall……get ready to spray this place.”

    • Yahmule

      I’m less concerned about his personality flaws. I think getting some distance between him and his adoring but enabling family is really all that was necessary there. I am concerned about his inability to stay healthy. An ACL is one thing, but having his wrist blow to pieces just throwing against air on his pro day is another altogether.

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      A true story teller. Great build up, and nice Chad Kelly twist at the end! I have experience with situations such as yours, and I imagine that you are feeling much better than your wife is this morning. 🙂

    • Kndh19

      Great post! Getting really drunk with my wife is one of my top 5 favorite things to do. I don’t think Kelly will ever get a shot with the Broncos as they are either going to sign a high priced guy or draft a guy at 5.

    • ohiobronco

      If the Broncos were to get Cousins I could see Kelly sliding into the AJ McCarron multi-year backup role. If the Broncos were to sign a stop gappy veteran and not draft a QB high, I could see Kelly becoming the developmental potential future starter instead of one of the trendy sleepers in the draft. If the Broncos were to draft a QB high I could see Kelly being the quiet plan B in the background.

    • pubkeeper

      I think it depends completely on how he spent this past season. If he has half a brain and a competent agent, he realized the opportunity staring him in the face here and worked his ass off rehabbing/getting an NFL body and studying the game. Then I think he could really surprise some people and put some pressure on the other qbs. Or, if he’s a dimwit who thinks he made it cause he got drafted and his last name is Kelly and whatever other reason, he’ll be nothing more than another Mr Irrelevant in more than name.

      I hope it’s the first cause that would be another great story in Broncos lore.

      Edit: one of my favorite times w my wife was an anniversary trip to Napa. She’s not much of a drinker normally, but that trip had more shared laughter than I can count.

  • Yahmule

    Not surprisingly, this list is full of guys who play with a chip on their shoulders.

    Notable current NFL players who weren’t invited to the combine

  • Yahmule

    Very unlikely we’ll be drafting Derwin James, but he’s going to make somebody pretty happy. I’m glad the Raiders spent high picks @ safety the last couple of years because I would hate to play this guy twice a season.

    https://youtu.be/DpNHxWYUFog

    • Jason

      Wow, what an athlete with a hell of a nose for the ball.

  • Yahmule

    I love Denzel Ward, but I can’t see how any pure CB comes off the board before Josh Jackson. All the tools you wants, plus freakish long arms and tremendous anticipation.

    https://youtu.be/y_vN8L5siGo

    • Carsonic

      Wow. That’s an amazing reel.

    • cjfarls

      Looks pretty good. Seems most those coming from off-man, or zone coverage? Would be nice to see more film of his technique, deep-speed, etc. But boy does he have ball-skills.

  • CFD1983

    SB50 on NFL Chanel now

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    • CFD1983

      Just saw this… and I was watching the women’s hockey today and they were talking about Schofield… now I know why

      • bradley

        Great story!

    • I’ll be at the US – Canada game on Thursday, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for Schofield!

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    • bradley

      Ronald Jones, Saquon Barkley and Kerryon Johnson all rank among the top-5 best in this class in fumble rate. Meanwhile, Sony Michel is second-worst.