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I really love this guy’s tenacity, toughness, and craftiness. He would be a very solid third day selection.
Seems like a perfect fit.
Mason: Why the Broncos should … pick an offensive lineman at No. 5
“Of the potential top 10 picks in this year’s draft, Nelson likely offers the least risk of being a bust. “
Despite my vocal opposition to the notion of picking a guard at that slot, that is a legit consideration.
His article convinces me even more to go with QB. His Joe Thomas comment is spot on. Perennial all-pro. Team still sucks because it doesn’t have a QB. I don’t think Denver has a QB either, unless you think Keenum has completely transformed.
Nelson will likely be an all-pro, but only a QB can carry a team.
The Seahawks made the playoffs once from 1989 to 2000. They drafted 5 X All Pro/7 X Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson and made the playoffs seven times in 12 years and went to their first Super Bowl.
The Bengals had never won a playoff game in team history. They drafted 9 X All Pro/11 X Pro Bowl tackle Anthony Munoz and went to a Super Bowl his second year and went back in his ninth season.
And they had Esiaison for a chunk of that too, no?
Great olinemen are key, I get it. But so is a great QB.
Nice reference. 😃
Ken Anderson for one and Boomer for the other. Either one of those guys could outplay any quarterback Joe Thomas had five seconds after you roused them from a deep sleep.
I just don’t put a lot of credence in the Great-Linemen-Don’t-Move-The-Needle argument. Clearly, an All Pro quarterback is more valuable than anything and it’s not even close, but I think the blue chip talent in this draft is a much more sure thing and I would really like to see an impact first rounder.
My friends all don’t want us to draft a QB. I know you and others on here are in favor of Nelson. I get I am in the minority among knowledable fans. Whomever we draft, I’ll support and if it’s not a QB, I’ll be ecstatic to be wrong about my QB concerns.
It will take me no time at all to warm up to top five QB. I just hope like hell that we don’t trade down more than a few spots no matter who we pick.
Only a QB as good as John Elway, Peyton Manning, or Dan Marino can carry a team.
The Browns don’t suck because they don’t have a QB. The Browns don’t have a QB because they suck.
Luck, Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers, Brady and Wilson all can carry a team. Wentz and Brees probably can too, although it’s hard to prove since Philly won it all without Wentz, and New Orleans has been barely mediocre with Brees…
I don’t know what’s right, but I do know the best Bronco teams were led by Elway and Manning. Under everyone else, even with stout defenses, we’ve been mediocre.
Now, are any if these top 4 QBs going to be that guy? Dunno.
To be fair to Brees, he really is as good as any of those QB’s. The difference is that he’s had some historically bad defenses.
I honestly think that Marino has a legit case as the GOAT, but he lacks championships for the same reason.
Agreed. Brees is really, really good. And Marino, under Shula anyway, was sublime. I do think his play was constricted when Jimmy Johnson came in and tried to establish a real running game…
Hold yer horses, Watson was a rookie that played what, five games.
It’s never been proven Brady can carry a team because Brady has never been on a bad team. Patriots have done just fine when Brady misses games.
Seattle has lost lots of talent since the Super Bowl seasons and it shows. I don’t know what Green Bay’s roster is like but my impression was that Rodger’s backup is bad, like sink the team bad.
Peyton Manning’s career ended mid-2014 but the defense carried his corpse to a Super Bowl win.
You make very good points, Piper. That said, I don’t know about you, but I’d sure take any of those QBs in their prime over our current crop of dudes.
Good article. I did not know that some guys like Hannah were drafted that high. I am on board.
Cleveland is going to have to pick up a LT somewhere. Maybe in the 2nd round.
A chat with OL Billy Turner
Danny Amendola on playing for Bill Belichick: ‘He’s an [expletive] sometimes’
“Danny Amendola won two Super Bowl rings in New England, but after becoming a free agent this offseason, Amendola decided he was tired of taking pay cuts and signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Dolphins.”
2018 NFL Draft: Who’s like Jadeveon Clowney, Bobby Wagner and other DL and LB comparisons
e.g., “Vita Vea, DT, Washington
NFL comparison: Haloti Ngata
Vea has superhuman strength both in his upper and lower body. He can sit into a double team and become immovable or, in one-on-one situations, effortlessly toss guards aside before making an impact play against the run. Like Ngata early in his career, Vea can be over-reliant on his power but does possess a stunning club move and his hands are rarely stationary. As pass-rushers, both Ngata and Vea have surprising burst for their size.”
Jim Kelly discharged from hospital after jaw surgery to remove cancer
“Mr. Kelly was discharged from the hospital today after an extremely favorable recovery,” Dr. Mark Urken, who treated Kelly, told ESPN. “The speed of that process, considering the extensive nature of his surgery, was a function of his toughness, the firmness of his resolve, his faith and the support of his family. All of those factors will continue to serve him well as he moves on to the next phase of his rehabilitation.”
That’s tough. My dad had jaw cancer. The most difficult part for him was they pulled all his teeth. The radiation kills em so they just get rid of em altogether.
Is this similar to what critic roger ebert had?
Boy, I hope not, but that was my first thought as well.
Thankfully, it doesn’t look like they had to do anything that radical.
April 13, 2018
Nine draft prospects most likely to bust. (Denver has met with at least three of them.)
I had a crazy dream last night that I was attending a two-a-day practice football camp in 18 inches of snow being coached by Wade Phillips. We all loved Wade and really enjoyed hitting each other in the snow, but couldn’t figure out if we should wear snow boots or cleats.
That wasn’t a dream. You were just in Minneapolis last night.
Seriously, I just finished blowing out my driveway….
Wow! I didn’t realize that it was still that cold. It’s 81 today in Raleigh. I mowed the lawn for the second time and my wife planted a bunch of flowers yesterday.
Just barely cold enough, reminds me of a Colorado snowstorm in April.
Snow had just melted away before this storm with days in the 40s and 50s. Somewhere under this foot or so of snow there’s grass seed on my lawn.
Not super cold. 30’s. But over a foot of snow and still coming down. Been here about 26 years and never seen this kinda snow this late.
We’re supposed to get snow on Tuesday in western ND. Gonna be moving back to Denver this summer, so I really look forward to Denver’s relative warm weather.
Nice. I’m envious
The revolt in Colorado newsrooms is not limited in Denver.
April 15, 2018
I like that blue better than the sky blue they went to later
He was relatively young, 74.
Gonna watch the first half of Full Metal Jacket before I go to bed. RIP.
Definitely one of the most quotable movies ever thanks to him.
“What is this Mickey Mouse shit?” is definitely in my regular rotation of quotes.
I like, “I bet you’re the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around. I’ll be watching you.” But it’s tough to work into a conversation.
Does anyone know if the Broncos have brought in Quenton Nelson for a private visit?
They have not.
Thank you. I wonder why?
Probably because they’ll never be able to justify passing on him after they meet him.
I’m starting to get the feeling trading down is a big possibility. I would be really happy if we snagged Vea, and W.Hernandez if we traded for Buffalo’s 2 1st.
I’m glad we didn’t trade away from Von seven years ago and I hope we have the same philosophy this year.
Bartolo Colon has a perfect game going through seven…
Nevermind, my feed was lagging. Lost it in the eighth.
For anyone who wants to hear me talking about draft day scenarios and potential free agent signings after the draft, you can check out this episode of MHH’s Huddle Up podcast.
Thanks Bob, looking forward to it. Huddle Up is my favorite podcast to listen to while at the gym
I think Kirk will go 30-50 spots higher than this, but the rest of these players should be available in the range where I got them in this mock.
1/5: G QUENTON NELSON NOTRE DAME
2/40: CB MIKE HUGHES UCF
3/71: WR CHRISTIAN KIRK TEXAS A&M
3/99: TE IAN THOMAS INDIANA
4/106: LB SHAQUEM GRIFFIN CENTRAL FLORIDA
4/113: WR EQUANIMEOUS ST. BROWN NOTRE DAME
5/149: DL PJ HALL SAM HOUSTON STATE
5/160: RB PHILLIP LINDSAY COLORADO