From time to time, when I’m in a nostalgic mood, I’ll go back through IAOFM’s archive. While there, I found an interesting scouting report on Ty Sambrailo, which takes a new meaning post Clady injury. Continue reading IAOFM’s take on Sambrailo
Danny Trevathan doesn't have a repaired left knee cap. He just said he had his kneecap replaced with another one. #9News
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) June 17, 2015
Broncos' LB Danny Trevathan: "I've got somebody else's kneecap." It's a little bigger than the faulty one he was born with. #9news
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) June 17, 2015
I don’t know what the proper reaction should be. Modern medicine is awesome and is capable of wonderous things. But at the same time, with new breakthroughs come new side effects that will also be discovered. If Klis writes a full article on this news perhaps there will be some more clarity on this matter.
UPDATE: here is Klis’s article.
Demaryius Thomas had come under fire for his holdout, and partially with good cause. His lack of presence in hurting the offenses preparation. The decision to draft DT, over Dez Bryant, is still the right one however. While Dez is arguably the better player (although I would disagree with that), Demaryius has been a great character guy and a team leader. And, in parallel contract situations, DT has stayed silent, while Dez has not. Besides threatening to miss regular season games, he also tweeted out this gem:
Everybody voicing opinions..13 mil is cool but Where is my security? I'll wait …5 years without complaining..So how am I selfish? #family1
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) June 17, 2015
I’ve never been in the “football players are selfish” camp. The injuries these people suffer justify their mega deals. But actually tweeting “13 mil is cool but…” is a ridiculous statement. And to hurt his team to the point of missing regular season games is insane. I’m not saying we should resign DT, but he has definitely handled his holdout with more grace than Dez.
The Denver O Line, long thought to be a point of weakness, is actually beginning to show signs of promise. Ben Garland is an intriguing option at Left Guard and, if he falters, either Shelley Smith, Michael Schofield, or rookie Max Garcia can probably take over at that position. Right Guard’s set with Louis Vasquez starring there. At Right Tackle we have enough talent, with either Ryan Harris, Chris Clark, or Michael Schofield likely to be decent. 2nd rounder Ty Sambrailo appears to have taken the Left Tackle position in stride. This leaves one obvious question: Who will play center in 2015?
The Broncos have a couple of interesting options. Continue reading Fool’s Paradis?
With news that the Bills are working out former Jets tackle Wayne Hunter, this gave my good friend and colleague Jason Fitzgerald a reason to remind us of the lowest of Hunter’s lowlights. But of course, as Bob and I both pointed out, that’s a highlight for Broncos fans. Also, as much as we’re worried about the Broncos’ offensive line, at least they haven’t had to stoop as far as working out Wayne Hunter.
But turnabout is fair play, hence the question that I’ve posed in the title for some dead season discussion. Who is the one player that, due to his exceptionally poor play on the field, you’re glad no longer resides in the home team’s locker room in Denver. The first player that came to my mind as a nominee was Marquand Manuel. Among the absolute abomination that was the 2008 Broncos defense, Manuel continually stuck out to me as the epitome of that abomination.
Hello Broncos Country!
This is a continuation of my weekly column, in which I scout the top 3 at every position in the 2016 draft. I know this is looking way ahead, but if you are a draft geek like me, it is still good to get a feel for what next offseason has in store. I also would like to mention at this point that I will not be scouting kickers or punters, sorry Marshall Morgan.
As anyone who has read my articles or comments knows, I haven’t always been high on Broncos’ Left Guard Ben Garland. He could be good, I just haven’t seen enough to get my hopes up. There is no question however, that the big boy can eat:
Broncos' Ben Garland said he has to eat 10,000 calories a day to maintain his weight.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) June 17, 2015
Hello Broncos Country!
This is the second installation of my stat projections.
These are just some personal projections as to how our team and individual stats will fare next season. Keep in mind that these projections are 100% subjective, and there isn’t really any rhyme or reason here. I am just using past trends and new talent to guess stat categories. Hopefully I am spot on. This is the final installation. So without further ado (thanks Bradley), let’s begin. Continue reading Projected 2015 Stats: Defense
Another really solid piece from the good people over at Mile High Huddle (the best non thin air Broncos blog IMO) worth checking out, here. Chad Jensen talks about Jordan Norwood’s chances at making the final roster:
Considering that the Broncos chose not to bring back Wes Welker and their lack of options in the kick/punt return game, Norwood has another prime opportunity to make the final roster. Demaryius Thomas’ football truancy has also helped get Norwood some extra reps. In his time with the team, Norwood has also forged chemistry with quarterback Brock Osweiler.
Interesting point about Welker. I hadn’t made that connection. It’s also good to see a young player develop a connection with our QB of the future. I would also love to see anyone finally drive Andre Caldwell out of that 4th receiver role. Just thought that was an interesting article worth sharing, go Broncos!
Hi Broncos Country!
Hope you’re all as pumped for 2015 as I am. Only 87 some days left to go if I’m not mistaken.
These are just some personal projections as to how our team and individual stats will fare next season. Keep in mind that these projections are 100% subjective, and there isn’t really any rhyme or reason here. I am just using past trends and new talent to guess stat categories. Hopefully I am spot on. Tomorrow I will be doing defense. So without further adieu, let’s begin. Continue reading Projected 2015 Stats: Offense