Revisiting A Possible Brock Osweiler Extension

The recent talk about whether or not the Broncos really tried to trade Peyton Manning probably raised more attention than warranted. Nonetheless, it does provide yet another reminder that the odds are good that this could be the last year that Manning suits up in orange.  But the more pressing question is whether or not that will be the same for Brock Oswelier. Remember, it’s Osweiler, not Manning, that’s the quarterback on the roster entering a contract year.

If you’re a former IAOFM reader, you may recall that Bob and I had some thoughts on how to extend Osweiler. I think this subject could use a little more detail in a full article. Continue reading Revisiting A Possible Brock Osweiler Extension

Isaiah Battle Scouting Report

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As you’ve probably heard, Isaiah Battle is entering the 2015 supplemental draft. Before we even decide if he’s worth a pic, we need to see some tape to know what kind of talent he is. As regular commenter VonSwenson pointed out,

There’s so little info on him; I can’t see where he’s that highly rated. No Wikipedia article, Walter Football has him as the #5 tackle prospect. I know that good tackles are hard to find (where are you Lonestar?) but a second round pick is a pretty high chip to play.

Well, hopefully I can provide more info.

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Ranking the Broncos: 50-41

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Going into training camp, this Broncos team has a lot of new, unfamiliar faces on the roster. In order to help the average fan get acquainted with the layout of the roster, I am ranking the Broncos 90 man roster pre-training camp. Keep in mind, that IR players (ahem, Ryan Clady) will not be included on this list. If you have any disagreements with my rankings, let me know.

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Who Holds The Worst Contract For The Broncos?

In 2013 and 2014, Jason Fitzgerald did a series on the best and worst contracts for each NFL team.  This year, he’s decided to go by position instead of team.  Therefore, I’ll pose the question for the Broncos over here.

It shouldn’t have taken you more than a millisecond to figure out the team’s best contract.  So how about the worst contract?  Jason argued last year that it was DeMarcus Ware.  I noted my disagreement in the comments.  I think the truth on Ware is probably ended up somewhere in the middle.  Regardless, I still strongly believe the Britton Colquitt holds the worst contract.  It’s never a good sign to have the highest-paid punter in the league, but it’s even more egregious when you play at altitude and have one of the league’s best offenses.

Is there anyone else that should get at least a nomination?  I suspect Ryan Clady will be mentioned, depending on how you feel about injuries affecting contract value.

Open Thread: What Football Sites do you Read?

Hello, hope all is going well on your side of the world.

Nick suggested the other day that we should keep an open thread of football websites we frequent to. I thought that having such a database of useful websites would be a great mini-database for those looking for different perspectives while also serving as a primer for those who want to learn more. So, I will leave this here for others to scan when they are hungering for football knowledge.

What are the football sites you frequent to? Why do you choose those sites over others?

Ranking the Broncos: 60-51

Hello Broncos Fans!

Going into training camp, this Broncos team has a lot of new, unfamiliar faces on the roster. In order to help the average fan get acquainted with the layout of the roster, I am ranking the Broncos 90 man roster pre-training camp. Keep in mind, that IR players (ahem, Ryan Clady) will not be included on this list. If you have any disagreements with my rankings, let me know.

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Midweek Musings: Let’s Give ‘Em Something to Talk About

Just when you thought it was going to be a slow week for the NFL, along comes the report that the Broncos tried to trade Peyton Manning to the Texans.

We saw the initial tweets from Benjamin Allbright that were shared earlier, and the response from Mike Klis that the Broncos did approach Manning about taking a $10M pay cut. Then came Ian Rapoport, who tweeted that the Texans had called teams about their quarterback situations, and that was all they really did.
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Ranking the Broncos: 70-61

Hello Broncos Fans!

Going into training camp, this Broncos team has a lot of new, unfamiliar faces on the roster. In order to help the average fan get acquainted with the layout of the roster, I am ranking the Broncos 90 man roster pre-training camp. Keep in mind, that IR players (ahem, Ryan Clady) will not be included on this list. If you have any disagreements with my rankings, let me know.

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Open Thread: What would you take for Manning?

As I’m sure you are already aware, reports are swirling that the Broncos tried to trade PFM this offseason. With the stipulations that Manning is A: Healthy, B: Happy in Denver, and C: Osweiler is an average starter at this point in his career, what would Houston have to give Denver to make this trade okay in your eyes? What if they offered J.J. Watt? Or a couple picks?

Sound off on what your price would be if you were John Elway.