• The Color Orange

    Well, maybe not drafting Reuben Foster wasn’t such a bad thing after all.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/02/11/report-49ers-reuben-foster-arrested-in-domestic-violence-case/

    • Nick

      There was a lot of back and forth debate on him, but in the end this victory now looks decisive for Team #NoUpdykes.

    • Yahmule

      “Who cares if he’s polite to hospital workers? He’s a linebacker!”

      Dumb people 11 months ago~

  • Carsonic

    Here’s an interesting league mock I found on Reddit. Some good stuff, but I don’t think I’d pass up Nelson for Barkley. OTOH, very happy to get Chark in R5. Interested to hear what you guys think. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FrxMskud_zxM2Wf8xaDFfhJDmasaiFLqTnhpnU-2-wQ/edit#gid=1355474491

    • bradley

      Also passed on Hernandez for McGlinchey, after (apparently, giving up our 2nd round pick to move up to 30 in the 1st. I don’t like it.

      • Carsonic

        Well, Hernandez was gone at 29. And those trades are a bit painful, but then I remember that we’ve got Butt and Henderson coming in after quasi-redshirting which takes the sting away a bit.
        I wish I knew more about his D picks – Oren Burks, Kameron Kelly and Kemoko Turay.

        • bradley

          “Well, Hernandez was gone at 29.”

          You’re right. Just having a Senior Moment here.

        • Yahmule

          I wouldn’t complain about this draft, but I would probably do things a bit differently. Not crazy about picking 30th and then being sidelined until pick 108. Burks, Kelly and Turay are all good prospects. I know Chark made some fans @ the Senior Bowl, but I think round five is more appropriate than some of the higher projections. He seems pretty skinny.

          • Carsonic

            Yeah, there were a lot of pretty decent players available in that gap. And purely from a Bronco fan-spectator standpoint, it would make for an excruciating viewing experience.

  • bradley
  • Always kind of wondered if he had an issue like bipolar. Hope he’s getting better help these days.

    https://twitter.com/sportsboytony/status/963031161483165696

    • Yahmule

      JaMarcus Russell on the phone with his agent right now asking why they didn’t try this.

    • Russ

      If I threw away millions of dollars I’d be depressed and bipolar too.

  • bradley
    • Yahmule

      This is some solid smack talk. It’s going to have staying power.

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      I see his point, but I want my football team to win Championships. I don’t really care how good of a time they’re are having during the season, because I know they will have a blast with a Lombardi Trophy.

  • Royalwithcheese
    • Carsonic

      Bummed to see Michel is 2nd to last.

      • Yahmule

        Mostly from his sophomore season. Five fumbles the last two years and he lost two.

        • Carsonic

          Well, out of 339 possessions, that still puts him in the red flag category. But I imagine there’s a lot more context to these stats that would change the picture significantly for a lot of those guys.

  • Royalwithcheese
  • InSiemianWeTrust
    • Drewredux

      There has never been much buzz about him from Broncos insiders, and the little that existed waned with the Senior Bowl.

      I think he is very unlikely.

      • QDoc

        Maybe the Broncos FO has learned their lesson and is keeping their damned mouths shut?

        • Drewredux

          Some of these damn tweeters are like Varys anymore.

          I hope you are right, though. That’d be awesome.

    • Yahmule

      He makes an excellent case and then oversells it with the dumb idea that Mayfield’s impulsivity is actually a good thing. It’s not a major problem, IMO, but it doesn’t help him and hopefully he’s learning that.

  • Alaskan

    Returning to yesterday’s theme that it may be possible the Broncos already have a QB, 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.”

    Although I have little doubt that Josh Allen is a nicer person, how many times has he beaten Alabama?

    • Jeremy

      What reports have come out about his work ethic/recovery/time with receivers?

      • Alaskan

        I got nothing. But then, PFM was the only guy I can remember making the off-season bonding thing work, and, well, he was PFM.
        It didn’t do much for the Sanchize.

        • Jeremy

          Even toward the end of last season, did they give him any reps with receivers to start building chemistry? Could be telling.

          Basically with our situation and the nature of our fan base, I imagine there’d be some kind of buzz if people inside the organization thought he would be a key piece of our plans. Purely speculative, but what else do we have to go on?

          • Alaskan

            I may be wrong (I often am) but I don’t think he was allowed to practice.

          • Jeremy

            I thought it was just he couldn’t partake in team drills, but I also may be wrong.

            Dmac commented on how strong his arm was one day in November and that’s all I remember

          • Sparks

            He was allowed to practice for 21 days as ohiobronco notes. DMac was quite impressed with young Kelly.

            https://247sports.com/nfl/denver-broncos/Bolt/WATCH-Rookie-QB-Chad-Kelly-practices-for-first-time-with-Broncos-109801338

            https://predominantlyorange.com/2017/10/25/chad-kelly-dropping-dimes-denver-broncos-practice/

            I like Kelly and can easily see him sliding into a back-up role depending on what the team does for QB1. I see him easily beating out PL and being a push with TS.

          • gobroncos

            Dmac also said a few days later that his accuracy was terrible.

          • Sparks

            I must have missed that…link?

          • gobroncos

            I only recall seeing a tweet that was posted here. No idea how to search for that.

          • InSiemianWeTrust

            #1 short thrower and #2 intermediate thrower in CFL per PFF his senior year. I doubt his accuracy is terrible.

          • gobroncos

            True, could have just been that after his hand injury he hadn’t gotten up to speed yet. Or, maybe, his injury has affected his accuracy. I dunno, just saying what Dmac said. But take anything he says with a grain of salt. He’s usually just stirring shit.

          • ohiobronco

            Per the NFI rules he was allowed to practice for three weeks in the middle of the season. There were mixed reports about how that went. The only other time he has come up, Osweiler praised his work habits unprompted after the Colts game. No reports or rumors about off the field issues, so I guess that’s a positive in itself.

      • Drewredux

        That’s the interesting news on Kelly: None. Nothing positive. Nothing negative. Nothing whatsoever.

        I imagine it means he wasn’t ever healthy enough to answer any questions. It also probably means he did nothing to exaccerbate any concenrs about his character and maturity, which is good.

    • gobroncos

      This is the slowest part of the off season. NONE of this information is new. She’s just generating clicks. It would be quite the risk to bank it all on Kelly. He might emerge as a good player, but at this point, I have to think that Denver would hedge their bets and go for a vet or a high draft pick.

  • Carsonic

    Hey, Nick, I saw this elsewhere and would be very interested to hear your response, if you care to give one.
    “…OvertheCap … treated Okung’s deal like a 1-year deal when he signed, but the NFL treated it like a 5-year deal. They granted Seattle a third round comp pick based on his contract with the Broncos and the NFL used Okung’s contract to cancel out the comp pick we should have gotten for Brock. If the NFL considered it a 5-year deal, they will consider the Broncos to have cut him, regardless of any fancy “team option” language and contract construction.”

    • Nick

      Where did you find that?

      As far as I can tell, Okung’s deal was structured just like Darrelle Revis’s with the Pats, and that netted them a 3rd round comp pick. Also, on the official free agency list Okung was listed as a UFA, and was also not given a “non-compensable” mark.

      https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/Free-Agency-Signing-Period-Begins;-517-Players-Became-Free-Agents.aspx

      If Okung did not qualify, the Broncos would get nothing and the Chargers would pick up an additional 7th for Danny Woodhead.

      • Carsonic

        3rd comment down. Note: This isn’t where I got the quote above, but it’s where the author linked to his explanation of it.

  • Orange_n_Blue_Kicks

    Not sure if it was mentioned in an earlier posting, but Luke Richesson, has left the Broncos for a greater role with the Houston Texans. He was Denver’s strength and conditioning coach. He will be doing the same plus overseeing team nutrition and physical rehabilitation.
    Although purely anecdotal, it would appear to me this was the strength for the Broncos coaching in that the approaches utilized by Richesson had a favorable impact in reducing the Broncos injury bug comparable to most other NFL teams…

    • Jeremy

      People here (and iaofm) loved him and someone really let me have it when I said he shouldn’t have gotten so much praise because the 2013 team was decimated by injuries (this altercation happened right after the 2013 I think)

      Either way, I think your strength and conditionining coach usually has a minimal impact, either good or bad, and injuries have more to do with luck than anything else.

      • ohiobronco

        Also, he overhauled the team’s S and C facilities so that benefit will still remain.

  • Yahmule

    Worst case scenario mock. Josh Allen to Denver. Tremaine Edmunds to Raiders. Derwin James to Chargers.

    http://rotoworld.com/articles/cfb/77878/344/2018-nfl-mock-draft-no-2

    • pubkeeper

      Get used to that Josh Allen pick, homey.

      Just sayin’.

      • G Mik

        That will depend on our ability to nab Cousins or Keenum in FA. If we don’t, you might be right. For what it’s worth, reports out of Senior Bowl on Allen were very positive after that 1st day.

        • pubkeeper

          Sure. I’m more talking about preparing for Allen with Mayfield still in the board there. I’m working on my breathing exercises already.

      • Yahmule

        That will give us plenty of time to get ready for the 2019 Draft. We should be well situated for Dexter Lawrence or Ed Oliver.

    • Carsonic

      I was going to find an entertaining vomit gif, but the thought of that draft depressed me so much I didn’t have the energy.

    • Drewredux

      I just don’t see the Broncos taking on a project right now. If Cousins doesn’t work out, they’ll go up and get Rosen (if it looks like they have to.)

  • Royalwithcheese
  • Royalwithcheese
    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      Von’s leadership coming through in an unconventional way. People want to feel wanted at their jobs, so good on Von for continuing the dialogue.

  • Drewredux
    • Carsonic

      I looked at that and briefly wondered if some kid was named after Bruce Springsteen’s band.

      • Drewredux

        No, but he does have a job as a character in a James Lee Burke novel if the NFL thing doesn’t work out.

    • Yahmule

      Equanimeous is tall, long, fast and really smart. I think he’s a top five WR in this class. Similar dimensions to Sutton but more explosive, IMO.

      • Drewredux

        It looks like a good year to need a rookie WR in general. Maybe no clear cut Top 10 guy, but strong and deep through day 2.

        • Royalwithcheese

          Same with RBs and CBs.

      • Royalwithcheese

        He’s one of those guys who could be a “surprise” first round pick, especially if he runs in the 4.4s.

  • Royalwithcheese
  • Royalwithcheese

    Check this out. To think I say Rice primarily on the “downside” of his career. Dude is in a league of his own.

    https://twitter.com/rokthunderpunch/status/962910983957118976

    • Yahmule

      That Jerry Rice is the best wide receiver ever goes without saying and you can make a very strong case that he was the best player ever at any position.

    • masonjar

      Time machine story: in the 3rd grade, traded a 1984 Dan Marino “Instant Replay” Topps card for a 1986 Rice rookie. My most thrilling exchange ever. I’m still talking about it….

  • Lonestar47

    maybe I missed it but I was notified by Life Lock that my disqus password was passed around the dark web. Has anyone else had a similar note?

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      I received a notification too. I would just change your password.

      • lonestar47

        which I did . However everyone should be aware that someone has hacked it and sold the passwords

        • Rileyrott

          Thanks for letting us know.

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey