BRADS NFL PICKS – CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES – 2017-2018
Brads Picks was a perfect 0 – 4 last week, and is 2-6 for the post-season.
Last weeks results:
Philadelphia 15, Falcons 10 – Falcons 10, Eagles 9 at the half. Eagles defense was excellent (as expected) – the Falcons only points came after two turnovers by the Eagles.
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As I’ve said multiple times, the Broncos should consider all options possible at improving the quarterback position. They should be talking with as many agents and as many teams as possible in order to do it.
But I also think that Broncos fans need to be aware to accept a very possible reality. That scenario is that there simply isn’t a veteran quarterback that is available to take the Broncos where they need to go. Beyond the fold, let’s run through many of the quarterbacks currently in the NFL and judge the likelihood that they’ll be available. Continue reading There’s No Guarantee The Broncos Can Sign A Good Veteran Quarterback
Brads NFL Picks – The Divisional Playoff Games – 2017-2018
Brads Picks was 2-2 last week. Here’s the good and bad from that:
Jacksonville 10, Bills 3 – Poor QB play on both sides, at least in the passing game. But Jags QB Blake Bortles made up for it with some nifty scrambling. He had several long runs that kept drives alive. The lone TD of the game was a pass from Bortles to backup TE Ben Koyack on 4th and one at the goal line in the third quarter. Bortles had 88 rush yards to just 87 passing yards.
New Orleans 31, Panthers 26 – Saints 24, Panthers 12 at the end of the third. Then the Panthers got a TD; then the Saints got a TD; then the Panthers got a TD. Panthers made a try at the end for a game winning TD but the Saints D came up big.
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The Broncos need a quarterback. Officially, Kirk Cousins is deemed to be the best quarterback available in free agency. Thus, it’s natural for some to think that the Broncos could be interested in bringing Cousins to their team. But as you may know, there may be obstacles in the way of such a goal. What are those obstacles, and how can they be navigated to achieve this goal?
Let’s take a look at what such a process would look like, one step at a time. Continue reading How Can The Broncos Get Kirk Cousins?
In three years of doing these road maps, the Broncos have gone from Super Bowl champion to mediocrity to holding a top five draft pick. A disappointing trend, to say the least. However, while the Broncos had a very complex road map after winning the Super Bowl, this time around I think the road map is more straightforward than the past two years. However, it will be as challenging as always, and with higher stakes than usual. Continue reading 2018 Broncos Offseason Road Map
There’s been much talk about what the Broncos can do to get the cap space they may need to improve their roster. This list is intended to demonstrate every transaction the Broncos can execute to gain at least $2 million in 2018 cap space. This list strictly does not issue any opinion on whether each of these transactions would be wise or not (although you are free to opine in the comments, of course). It is only a factual list to give you the information you need to form opinions on what the best course of action should be for the 2018 Broncos. This list is sorted from highest to lowest savings possible.
* Restructure and extension numbers represent the maximum amount of cap savings possible. Actual restructures or extensions will likely be less than this maximum.
- Restructure Von Miller: $13.56 million*
- Cut Aqib Talib: $11 million
- Decline Demaryius Thomas’s option: $8.967 million
- Cut Derek Wolfe, post June 1: $8.55 million
- Cut Emmanuel Sanders, post June 1: $8.25 million
- Extend Bradley Roby: $6.188 million*
- Cut Derek Wolfe: $6.175 million
- Cut Menelik Watson, post June 1: $6.125 million
- Extend Chris Harris, Jr.: $5.268 million*
- Cut Emmanuel Sanders: $5.5625 million
- Restructure Aqib Talib: $4.99 million*
- Cut Menelik Watson: $4.79 million
- Restucture Ronald Leary: $4.64 million*
- Cut CJ Anderson: $4.5 million
- Cut Domata Peko: $3.7 million
- Restructure Emmanuel Sanders: $3.6675 million*
- Restructure Derek Wolfe: $3.63 million*
- Restructure Chris Harris, Jr.: $3.2925 million*
- Restructure Brandon Marshall: $2.8 million*
- Restructure Darian Stewart: $2.39 million*
Brandon Marshall is the top inside linebacker on the Broncos, having received an $8 million APY extension in 2016. The next two leading ILBs, Todd Davis and Corey Nelson, are both slated to become unrestricted free agents in 2018. What should they, and the Broncos, expect on that front? Continue reading Examining Possible Contract Extensions For Todd Davis And Corey Nelson
Last week, Cecil Lammey reported that there was “buzz building” on possibly extending Cody Latimer before the start of free agency. I think that buzz is warranted, though it does provide a curious case on how such an extension should proceed. Here are my early thoughts on this matter. Continue reading Examining A Possible Contract Extension For Cody Latimer
Last year, I made the argument that granting division winners an automatic home playoff game, contrary to common belief, actually makes Week 17 less meaningful and interesting. This season, this argument has gained more evidence in its favor, as I have identified at least one, and potentially two, games that could have been made meaningful without this rule in the books. Continue reading The Consequence Of Automatic Home Playoff Games For Division Winners, 2017 Edition