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ERoyal248
03-21-2012, 02:03 PM
Mike Klis ‏ @MikeKlis

Wr Andre ""Bubba'' Caldwell, who averaged 38 catches the past 3 seasons for Bengals, is visiting Broncos as I twitter..

THEdraftnik
03-21-2012, 02:05 PM
I have liked him for a long time. He could be a huge producer with Peyton.

BroncoooJohnson
03-21-2012, 02:05 PM
I was hoping that we'd sign him months ago, would be a great third man in.

OrangeCrush_304
03-21-2012, 02:05 PM
WR depth wouldn't mind this at all.

rmac15
03-21-2012, 02:05 PM
Would be a very solid under the radar move. WR core would be set.

InElwayWeTrust
03-21-2012, 02:07 PM
Oh noezzz!!

Here come the Gator fans!!!!


oh wait, not so much? :D


Seriously though that would be a good pickup, he could be very productive as a 3rd receiver behind Decker and Thomas. I still want to draft a WR in the mid-rounds though.

BroncoooJohnson
03-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Would be a very solid under the radar move. WR core would be set.

I think we'd be set if we got Caldwell and Stokley both. Caldwell is relatively young, as are Decker and Thomas. Signing Stokley would be like hiring a coach that can also play, he would help the young guys tremendously on the side, and in wide receiver meetings. He'd even be able to teach the coaches a thing or two.

JayJack
03-21-2012, 02:10 PM
Dre is my cousin, so I would love this signing.

KnoMo#27
03-21-2012, 02:11 PM
Wouldn't mind this at all.

#24 Next Champ
03-21-2012, 02:12 PM
I like Caldwell ...not a bad move ...bout freakin time

bronco30
03-21-2012, 02:42 PM
he'd be a good slot wr n of course good depth...did we sign any visitors today...

NoHuddleMaster
03-21-2012, 02:47 PM
Caldwell to play the Garcon-role? He certainly has the speed, 4.37 40-yard dash.

Den615
03-21-2012, 02:52 PM
Decent blocker too. I have always been a fan. Would make a very solid 3rd or 4th WR.

japfaff
03-21-2012, 02:54 PM
wouldnt be a horrible signing at all...I really see him as best suited for the slot......Not sure if that is the biggest need for us. I would rather get someone to push DT to the Z and Decker to the slot. I feel the X is definitely the biggest need that we have in the WR corp.....I think Manning is going to need someone to fit that Harrison/Wayne role.

BroncoooJohnson
03-21-2012, 02:57 PM
Decker would be better than Caldwell in the slot, IMO.

I think Decker should start over Caldwell, but Decker should still be the slot receiver.

Snarfalicious
03-21-2012, 02:59 PM
I like the idea.

I would like to see us kick the tires on Ted Ginn as well if we don't reach a deal with Caldwell immediately.

BroncoooJohnson
03-21-2012, 03:01 PM
I like the idea.

I would like to see us kick the tires on Ted Ginn as well if we don't reach a deal with Caldwell immediately.

Now that's an idea. If we can get both, we'll be set. Caldwell coming in third, Ginn fourth, and Ginn serving as a full time returner (a GREAT one, at that).

think about our empty sets if we got those two with Clark.

Thomas - Decker - Clark - Caldwell - Ginn. Noice.

Hoserman117
03-21-2012, 03:01 PM
Sounds like a smart move. He's young and fits into the slot pretty well. Without Eddie we're lacking at the 3rd WR spot unless Matt Willis steps up big time.

KnoMo#27
03-21-2012, 03:02 PM
wouldnt be a horrible signing at all...I really see him as best suited for the slot......Not sure if that is the biggest need for us. I would rather get someone to push DT to the Z and Decker to the slot. I feel the X is definitely the biggest need that we have in the WR corp.....I think Manning is going to need someone to fit that Harrison/Wayne role.

SMH.....:brick::brick::brick:

Snarfalicious
03-21-2012, 03:07 PM
Now that's an idea. If we can get both, we'll be set. Caldwell coming in third, Ginn fourth, and Ginn serving as a full time returner (a GREAT one, at that).

think about our empty sets if we got those two with Clark.

Thomas - Decker - Clark - Caldwell - Ginn. Noice.

Yeah it would definitely be a good starting point.

Ginn is important as he would solidify our return game that has been a revolving door due to either injuries, fumbles, or just flat out underperforming.

He said he wants to be "known as more of a receiver" so that's great news. He's got a skill set, and he's never really played with what I would call much more than a good QB. He might be interesting paired with Peyton.

JBBronco1
03-21-2012, 03:07 PM
This is a great move. Of the people that I saw coming here, I want him and Tracy Porter the most.

japfaff
03-21-2012, 03:07 PM
SMH.....:brick::brick::brick:

WHat could you possibly not like about DT as the Z? What other position do you want to see him play? The X? Have you seen his hands? The slot...Have you seen him run a route or make a sight adjust.......DT is made to play the Z in the NFL.......That is basically what he did in college, and that is basically what he did last season

Atwnbroncfan
03-21-2012, 03:11 PM
I'd rather have Jerome Simpson

KnoMo#27
03-21-2012, 03:19 PM
I'd rather have Jerome Simpson

Isn't he getting suspended for trafficking marijuana?

shawinkerpoppin
03-21-2012, 03:21 PM
better than kicking the tires on old man stokley thats for sure.

Freddie Black
03-21-2012, 03:25 PM
I'd rather have Jerome Simpson
You usually want your receivers to be able to catch the ball.

BroncoooJohnson
03-21-2012, 03:47 PM
I'd rather have Jerome Simpson

You mean Scarface? Simpson is facing federal charges on drug trafficking.

Snarfalicious
03-21-2012, 03:49 PM
You mean Scarface? Simpson is facing federal charges on drug trafficking.

I want Sam Hurd!

BroncoooJohnson
03-21-2012, 03:51 PM
I want Sam Hurd!

:doh:

10char

Atwnbroncfan
03-21-2012, 03:51 PM
Isn't he getting suspended for trafficking marijuana?

Whoops nevermind lol i still have that flip in my mind

JAY6
03-21-2012, 05:00 PM
Andre Caldwell signs 2-yr deal with Denver

Per Jason Cole

https://twitter.com/#!/JasonColeYahoo/status/182617318281580544

JakeNbake
03-21-2012, 05:01 PM
Love it :)

xX-Bronco-Xx
03-21-2012, 05:01 PM
Lmao.

This was the guy Tebow fans wanted when Tebow was the QB. Wow. :goofy:

Remedy
03-21-2012, 05:01 PM
Andre Caldwell ‏ @caldwell87 Reply Retweet Favorite Open
Denver here I come! It's bittersweet! I'll miss all the whodey fans but I'm excited to be a Bronco!

vabroncos31
03-21-2012, 05:02 PM
Andre Caldwell ‏ @caldwell87

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Denver here I come! It's bittersweet! I'll miss all the whodey fans but I'm excited to be a Bronco!
Retweeted by Jason La Canfora

JAY6
03-21-2012, 05:02 PM
Per Jason Cole

https://twitter.com/#!/JasonColeYahoo/status/182617318281580544

LegionOfVonDoom
03-21-2012, 05:02 PM
Andre Caldwell ‏ @caldwell87

Denver here I come! It's bittersweet! I'll miss all the whodey fans but I'm excited to be a Bronco!

Broncoholic3233
03-21-2012, 05:02 PM
Nice!


I like that!

Snarfalicious
03-21-2012, 05:03 PM
We got Caldwell.


Denver here I come! It's bittersweet! I'll miss all the whodey fans but I'm excited to be a Bronco!

RT'd by La Canfora.

Here's a link to his stats page: http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/11331/andre-caldwell

Twizlers
03-21-2012, 05:03 PM
Well at least we have another WR we know Manning can trust.

#24 Next Champ
03-21-2012, 05:03 PM
Really like this signing...only good news today, good stuff

LegionOfVonDoom
03-21-2012, 05:04 PM
mine 2, LOL

LegionOfVonDoom
03-21-2012, 05:04 PM
I like the pick up, nice WR3 or WR 4.

broncolee
03-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Is he a burner.

If he's not then I don't see the need for him given he's only 6'0".

JSwint22
03-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Good signing. I can't wait to see our first home game with our orange unis..I can't wait.

Den615
03-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Very solid player, glad to have him.

assassin216
03-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Is he any good

kingelway7
03-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Nice pick up. Still hope to draft a WR at some point in the draft.

Cutler4tw
03-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Good pick up do we still go after Brandon Stokely or maybe draft another wr late in the rounds??

Twizlers
03-21-2012, 05:06 PM
Well at least we have another WR we know Manning can trust.

E: I thought this guy used to play for the Colts... am I thinking about someone else?

JakeNbake
03-21-2012, 05:06 PM
Is he a burner.

If he's not then I don't see the need for him given he's only 6'0".

9. Andre Caldwell, Florida
Height: 6-0 Weight: 204
College stats: 185 receptions, 16 TDs
Vital numbers: 4.37 40-yard dash, 4.11 short shuttle, 36 -inch vertical

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d807bdfdb/article/drafts-top-wide-receivers

Downboy
03-21-2012, 05:07 PM
Good pickup. Solid receiver. Manning will make him a stud.

thewiseguy
03-21-2012, 05:07 PM
Cool but we still need a solid # 3 receiver

LegionOfVonDoom
03-21-2012, 05:07 PM
Is he any good

averages about 40 catches the last 3 years, solid 3.

Broncoholic3233
03-21-2012, 05:07 PM
9. Andre Caldwell, Florida
Height: 6-0 Weight: 204
College stats: 185 receptions, 16 TDs
Vital numbers: 4.37 40-yard dash, 4.11 short shuttle, 36 -inch vertical

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d807bdfdb/article/drafts-top-wide-receivers

AKA


He's a burner.

Snarfalicious
03-21-2012, 05:08 PM
Very solid player, glad to have him.

Yup, gives the offense some much needed depth at WR.

broncolee
03-21-2012, 05:08 PM
9. Andre Caldwell, Florida
Height: 6-0 Weight: 204
College stats: 185 receptions, 16 TDs
Vital numbers: 4.37 40-yard dash, 4.11 short shuttle, 36 -inch vertical

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d807bdfdb/article/drafts-top-wide-receivers

I likes!!:thumb::D

BroncosPWNn00bs
03-21-2012, 05:09 PM
:dance: I've been wondering what all WR's we'd pick up, either via Free agency of the draft. Because I know that Manning will make anyone look like a superstar, so I was excited to see who.

Welcome to Denver Andre :salute:

Pura Vida
03-21-2012, 05:09 PM
solid move. Will compete for 2 or 3. He is better than he looked in Cincy. Im going to pick him up in my dynasty league.

Hoserman117
03-21-2012, 05:10 PM
Good signing IMO. Should work well with Manning.

broncolee
03-21-2012, 05:10 PM
So, is it going to Caldwell and Thomas on the outside and Decker in the slot or Decker and Thomas out with Calwell in?

#24 Next Champ
03-21-2012, 05:13 PM
Is he any good

Very solid WR with underrated speed ...in Madden he's like a 90spd but he ran a 4.37, compare that to Eddie Royal who ran a 4.38 and is rated a 95spd in Madden and you see where I'm coming from lol

Good WR no doubt, very solid

JAY6
03-21-2012, 05:14 PM
The Pro Football Weekly All-American honorable mention took over flanker duties, starting all 12 games in 2004. He ranked second on the team with 43 receptions for 689 yards (16-yard average) and three touchdowns, adding 66 yards and a score on two carries. Caldwell gained 174 yards on 11 kickoff returns (15.8-yard average) and amassed 929 all-purpose yards. He attempted one pass, delivered one solo tackle and recovered a fumble.
A preseason All-SEC first-team pick in 2005, Caldwell shifted to slot receiver under the new coaching staff. But, his season came to a halt when he broke a bone in his right leg while returning a kickoff vs. Tennessee. He managed to grab 10 passes for 148 yards and run for 64 yards, including a touchdown, on five carries (12.8-yard average). Caldwell returned four kickoffs for 124 yards (31.0 avg) and was averaging 112.0 all-purpose yards per game before the injury.
Caldwell came back better than ever in '06. The slot receiver started nine of 14 games, finishing second on the squad with a career-high 57 receptions for 577 yards (10.1-yard average) and six touchdowns. He also gained 102 yards with a score on 12 carries (4.9-yard average) and completed one pass for a 5-yard touchdown. After the football season, he joined the school's track team, competing at the SEC Outdoor Championships, running the 100-meter prelim in 10.74 to finish 19th.
One of four team captains while lining up at split end in 11 games in 2007, Caldwell sat out the Tennessee and Mississippi games after suffering a medial collateral ligament sprain in his right knee vs. Troy. He returned in limited action vs. Auburn, but left that game with a right hamstring strain. He managed to finish second on the squad with 56 catches for 761 yards (13.6-yard average) and seven touchdowns. He recorded one solo tackle and carried 12 times for 58 yards (4.8-yard average), including one score.
In 53 games at Florida, Caldwell started 35 times. He holds the school record with 185 catches for 2,349 yards (12.7-yard average) and 16 touchdowns. He rushed 41 times for 293 yards (7.1 avg) and four scores. He gained 752 yards on 37 kickoff returns (20.3 avg) and produced a total of 3,394 all-purpose yards, an average of 64.04 yards per game. He completed 1-of-3 passes for 35 yards, including a touchdown. He also recovered one fumble and recorded one solo tackle.
ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Positives: Has a tall, linear frame with room to carry at least another 10 pounds of bulk without losing quickness...Has a muscular build with good chest thickness, long limbs and a tight midsection...Built for speed, showing an explosive initial burst off the snap...Quick-twitch runner with the sudden movements to get open and gain valid yardage after the catch...Has excellent foot speed and balance, but only adequate change-of-direction agility...Shows good body control and arm extension to get to the ball at its high point and runs with a long, fluid stride...With his build-up type of acceleration, he is effective at getting behind coverage...Former quarterback who not only has a strong arm for the option pass, but easily can take plays from the chalkboard to the field, as he is smart enough to understand all the offensive players' assignments, especially his quarterback...Has a strong arm for the option pass...Playmaker who loves to get the ball in pressure situations...Shows good field awareness, as he does a good job of keeping his feet in bounds along the sidelines and is quick to recognize the defensive coverage to settle in the soft areas or elude his man on his route to the end zone...Uses his arm extension, hands and adequate upper-body strength efficiently to get a clean release and prevent defenders from getting into his body in attempts to reroute...When given a clear lane, he can threaten the deep zone immediately vs. off-man coverage...Has sharp stop-and-go action that lets him run crisp routes, knowing when to generate his second gear to run up on a defensive back or gobble the cushion...Gets in and out of his cuts well, when he keeps his pad level low and has the straight-line speed to stretch the field vertically (needs to show better hip snap to improve his burst when separating)...Can not only throw the ball with good accuracy and touch, but has the leg drive to break tackles on reverses...Quickly spots cutback lanes and has a sudden burst to get into the deep secondary...Is more effective eluding his defender when slipping through the soft spots working underneath, as he is best when utilizing his second gear to escape, as he does a nice job of accelerating out of his transition cuts...Runs at a good pad level and can threaten deep...Shows good awareness when his quarterback is pressured, breaking off his route instantly to come back for the ball...Has large, natural hands to extend and pluck away from his frame, but will revert to catching with his body at times...Maintains concentration on the ball in flight, looking the ball in over his outside shoulder well, even with a defender on his back...Shows good focus in regards to ball security, holding the ball firmly to get through the crowd...Has rare acceleration and makes initial tacklers miss...Excels at making the over-the-shoulder grabs and is quick to find the open area past the second level...Relies on his plant-and-drive agility to escape after the catch (more fast than elusive)...Shows his best RAC ability running the flash screen, hitches and curls...Takes good angles and keeps his pad level down when attacking linebackers working as a blocker in space...Knows how to plant and drive after the catch in attempts to elude defenders. Negatives: Has good strength, but it is not evident at times when working over the middle or on short routes (can get bounced around when he gets too high in his stance)...Good worker in the weight room, but sometimes does just enough and might need structure to develop better work habits...Has excellent speed, but only adequate change-of-direction agility. He relies more on his explosion to elude (one-cut runner with a little stiffness in the hips)...Uses his hands well vs. the press, but does not have enough raw power to defeat the jam vs. more physical defensive backs (see 2007 Troy, Florida Atlantic and Michigan games)...Good character, but has one known off-field incident (see below) and has never relished leadership, despite being named one of the team's four captains in 2007...Can take the ball up the wedge as a kickoff returner, but lacks the shifty moves to bounce outside and elude...Has natural hands, but prefers to body catch and is inconsistent plucking away from the frame in order to protect the ball from defenders...More of a pest-type blocker in the second level and gets good hand placement blocking at the line, but struggles some to sustain vs. a strong bull rush (needs better lower-body strength)...Has to develop looser hips in order to shift gears and redirect when on the move...Plays with good toughness, but does not have the strength to compete for balls in a crowd...Has the speed to get upfield quickly, but he is not a shifty runner, lacking the wiggle or change-of-direction to bounce off tacklers...Will shy away from contact working on the line and is not physical when facing up vs. the blitz (not always interested in getting himself dirty, failing to generate much pop behind his hits). Compares To: HINES WARD-Pittsburgh-Caldwell was a versatile weapon in high school and continued to succeed in a multi-faceted role at Florida. He settled in nicely as a wide receiver and can make an impact as a receiver, runner and has improved as a blocker. A little bigger and much quicker than Ward, Caldwell has the physical tools and football IQ to evolve into a Ward-like weapon. Caldwell has the second gear to get into routes quickly and takes pride in his ability to stretch a defense and make his opponent account for him on every play. He needs to add more strength and show more intent as a blocker. He also has had some durability concerns the last two years. With his lack of change-of-direction agility and hip swerve, he is best beating his man when accelerating straight-line.

Ran a 4.37 40-Yard Dash, 124 Inch Broad Jump, 6.75 3-Cone Drill, 4.11 20-Yard Shuttle.

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/andre-caldwell?id=206

dsmith275
03-21-2012, 05:17 PM
cool don't really much about him but like what I hear from all of you so far! Sure he is excited to have Manning throw him the ball.

24SuperChamp
03-21-2012, 05:20 PM
His brother is the one with the crazy eyes that used to play for the Chargers and Patriots!

http://newsnuggets.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/caldwell.jpg

InElwayWeTrust
03-21-2012, 05:22 PM
His brother is the one with the crazy eyes that used to play for the Chargers!

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=reche+caldwell&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rlz=1T4ADSA_enUS471US472&biw=1024&bih=540&tbm=isch&tbnid=LHPQEFSAJVaMtM:&imgrefurl=http://ssreporters.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/reche-caldwell-cut-by-the-pats/&docid=XjFwbpOiDQOx_M&imgurl=http://newsnuggets.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/caldwell.jpg&w=320&h=240&ei=C3BqT9GkCIH5sQKtksHuBQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=330&vpy=130&dur=141&hovh=192&hovw=256&tx=165&ty=125&sig=118294340489287823784&page=1&tbnh=148&tbnw=205&start=0&ndsp=9&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0

Loooooollll!! :laugh:

Atwnbroncfan
03-21-2012, 05:22 PM
Solid Signing.

BroncoFanBoy
03-21-2012, 05:23 PM
Good pickup. Glad we finally picked up another receiver.

xHollyhood
03-21-2012, 05:30 PM
So, is iot going to Caldwell and Thomas on the outside and Decker in the slot or Decker and Thomas out with Calwell in?

caldwell will take eddie royal spot in the slot.

LegionOfVonDoom
03-21-2012, 05:31 PM
Shanno Sharpe on Caldwell

shannon sharpe ‏ @ShannonSharpe

Bet he has at least 65 catches. RT @vancemeek @ShannonSharpe @BrianV77 He'll make a decent 4th WR. (cont) http://tl.gd/gi631t

Bootleg
03-21-2012, 05:41 PM
Just watched some of his plays as a Bengal. He looks like he can get behind the secondary with ease. With Manning throwing the ball to him, he might become a surprise weapon this season depending on the final depth chart.

Chillez
03-21-2012, 05:46 PM
Good solid signing.

AllEyezOnZach27
03-21-2012, 05:50 PM
Like the signing! He could play in the slot or play outside. If he still has the jets it will be huge for DT & Decker on the underneath route and both guys have very good YAC ability.

50 rec., 700 yards, 6 TD's Prediction!

:goz:

Buck_N_Broncs
03-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Good, I like Caldwell. Sad because that probably means no Mike Wallace now :-(

bronc_fan23
03-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Is he any good


Peyton Manning makes any receiver looks good.

SoundsOfSuccess
03-21-2012, 05:51 PM
...okay...

Curious signing..

David Anderson 2.0? As in he doesn't end up making the team?

JakeNbake
03-21-2012, 05:54 PM
...okay...

Curious signing..

David Anderson 2.0? As in he doesn't end up making the team?

You don't know much about him then.

Dodgers31296
03-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Yay now we can forget about drafting a WR in the first!

SoundsOfSuccess
03-21-2012, 05:56 PM
You don't know much about him then.

I hope ,all I know is that he had an unimpressive 37 catches last year and his two year deal means very little, seeing Anderson also for a two year deal, but was then cut, I think.

teutonic7777
03-21-2012, 06:06 PM
I like Caldwell too. Not super fast but has reliable hands.

BroncoSexyDaddy
03-21-2012, 06:12 PM
E: I thought this guy used to play for the Colts... am I thinking about someone else?I think you are talking about David Caldwell of the Colts

http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13327/david-caldwell

kcarr26
03-21-2012, 06:13 PM
I'd rather have Andre than Eddie and I liked Eddie.

KnoMo#27
03-21-2012, 06:16 PM
I hope ,all I know is that he had an unimpressive 37 catches last year and his two year deal means very little, seeing Anderson also for a two year deal, but was then cut, I think.

He was playing with a rookie QB and was the 4th receiver at the beginning of the year until Shipley went down.

tgn
03-21-2012, 06:22 PM
i thought he used to be a patriot

E: I thought this guy used to play for the Colts... am I thinking about someone else?

Broncos724
03-21-2012, 06:31 PM
Having seen him a bunch living here in Cincy, I'm neutral on this pickup...he is young vet who has skills, but he is also a bonehead. He made a bunch of clutch catches 2 years ago, but more or less was a non-factor last year. So it's hard to say what we're getting.

Broncos724
03-21-2012, 06:32 PM
E: I thought this guy used to play for the Colts... am I thinking about someone else?Maybe you're thinking of Jim Caldwell, their former coach?

LABroncosFan18
03-21-2012, 06:34 PM
E: I thought this guy used to play for the Colts... am I thinking about someone else?

Perhaps Andre Rison? Colts 1989 first round pick from Michigan State?

shawinkerpoppin
03-21-2012, 07:01 PM
im not excited about him.

OrangeCrush_304
03-21-2012, 07:18 PM
Just talked to my friend who's a Bengals fan and he loved Caldwell. He said he does all of the little things makes plays and can run good routes and has good hands.

He's a good pick up.

japfaff
03-21-2012, 07:20 PM
It is an ok signing.......We need a WR...He is young, so maybe he has upside in a bigger role. I just really like the idea of Decker in the slot.......

#24 Next Champ
03-21-2012, 07:23 PM
It is an ok signing.......We need a WR...He is young, so maybe he has upside in a bigger role. I just really like the idea of Decker in the slot.......

They can both play it interchangably

primetime714
03-21-2012, 07:26 PM
Is a solid option in the slot, nothing special though. Given the lack of remaining WR options available though I'll take a solid WR like Caldwell.

#24 Next Champ
03-21-2012, 07:33 PM
I like Caldwell too. Not super fast but has reliable hands.

He's actually faster than most think

4.37 ... ER ran 4.38

xOrangeCrushx
03-21-2012, 07:35 PM
Come on fellas there are no #1's available. These are the type of guys when combined with a healthy manning can be a good part of the offense.

Jeff Saturday tomorrow is another piece of the puzzle.

shawinkerpoppin
03-21-2012, 07:35 PM
Now all I need is for Santana moss or Chad Johnson to get cut as im predicting and we will be set at WR.

HavoK471
03-21-2012, 07:36 PM
I always see these kind of signings as low risk high reward type deals

ChampPik4Six
03-21-2012, 07:37 PM
isnt he the guy with the huge eyes that played with the Pats that looks like he is constantly staring at Eva Mendez naked

HavoK471
03-21-2012, 07:39 PM
isnt he the guy with the huge eyes?
http://www.gatorzone.com/football/images/bioimg2006/12.jpg

ChampPik4Six
03-21-2012, 07:46 PM
hahaha im thinking of reche caldwell

yaz96
03-21-2012, 07:50 PM
Yeah, finally some good news for us today.

And something positive being surrounded by all that ugliness out there in GD.

Buck_N_Broncs
03-21-2012, 08:00 PM
I like the signing. We need another WR though. We have Thomas/Decker/Caldwell/ no one

I guess this means no Mike Wallace. Hopefully we can grab a good 4th in the draft.

broncos SB2010
03-21-2012, 08:01 PM
YAY!!! I called this (http://forums.denverbroncos.com/showthread.php?p=4347547#post4347547) yesterday!!!

I absolutely hope we do NOT use our first on Wallace. I would much rather sign Andre Caldwell in FA who is a lot less of a WR but he probably cheap and would be a decent #3. I think manning will make all the WR/TE on the team much better than they were last season and I would much rather use that 1st round pick on a DT like Cox or Reyes, Doug martin, Stephon Gilmore, or Barron.

WhoDeyBengals
03-21-2012, 08:03 PM
Not sad to see him go. Hope he learns to run better routes in Denver. :wave:

bronc_fan23
03-21-2012, 08:07 PM
Not sad to see him go. Hope he learns to run better routes in Denver. :wave:

Manning will ream him if he doesn't.

japfaff
03-21-2012, 08:38 PM
They can both play it interchangably

Sure they can both play it, but someone to fill the #1 role is what this team needs, and it is what this team lacks

Caliraiderhater
03-21-2012, 08:39 PM
I love the signing! We already have DT & Decker and Manning made guys like Collie, Garcon and a few other nobodies (when they were starting out) look like pro bowlers! He should battle for the 3rd/4th WR. I like it!

johnlimburg
03-22-2012, 01:49 AM
Great signing. Versatile solid player. Another good move by EFX. Should contribute as a #4 reciever who gets some time spelling Decker. Should produce around 30 receptions next year.

Can Jerome Simpson come here also.

broncos SB2010
03-22-2012, 04:52 AM
Great signing. Versatile solid player. Another good move by EFX. Should contribute as a #4 reciever who gets some time spelling Decker. Should produce around 30 receptions next year.

Can Jerome Simpson come here also.

Free agent Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty to a felony drug count of "prohibited act relating to a controlled substance" in a Kenton County, Ohio court on Thursday morning.
The plea agreement -- Simpson was originally charged with trafficking marijuana -- includes a 60-day jail sentence as recommended by prosecutors. Per Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Simpson would be suspended "a minimum of four games" under the NFL's drug policy if the judge enacts the 60-day punishment. Simpson's free agent market has gone right in the gutter. Mar 1 - 10:46 AM

johnlimburg
03-22-2012, 04:56 AM
I knew that. Get him here on a 2 year deal also. If he screws up. Then piss him off.

crash123go
03-22-2012, 05:18 AM
I like the signing. We need another WR though. We have Thomas/Decker/Caldwell/ no one

I guess this means no Mike Wallace. Hopefully we can grab a good 4th in the draft.

We also have Jason hill and Matt Willis who are not bad wr and will be better with manning throwing the ball

nic.zeman24
03-22-2012, 06:06 AM
Love this signing and I think he can be successful as our 3rd WR

nava
03-22-2012, 06:14 AM
I think he will turn out to be a very good signing. He's the sort of receiver who I think will flourish with Manning throwing to him. (Then again who wouldn't). I'm definotly glad we didn't overpay for someone like Garcon even with his chemistry wiv Manning. I still think we will draft a WR at some point in the draft though as I'm not sure Willis or Hill will make the final 53 man roster.

kona bronco
03-22-2012, 09:25 AM
SO can we consider ourselves happy with a WR group of Thomas, Decker, Caldwell,Hill and Willis?

BroncoooJohnson
03-22-2012, 09:31 AM
SO can we consider ourselves happy with a WR group of Thomas, Decker, Caldwell,Hill and Willis?

We can, but I still wouldn't mind somebody like AJ Jenkins or Chris Owusu

kona bronco
03-22-2012, 09:37 AM
We can, but I still wouldn't mind somebody like AJ Jenkins or Chris Owusu

I seriously think with DT and AC as Flankers and Decker and Hill/Willis in the slot for 4/5 WR Formations we are set. Depth might be our problem...

getlynched47
03-22-2012, 09:50 AM
I love the pickup.

With a great quarterback, Andre Caldwell is going to have a career year in 2012 (barring injury, knock on wood)

Den615
03-22-2012, 10:02 AM
SO can we consider ourselves happy with a WR group of Thomas, Decker, Caldwell,Hill and Willis?


I seriously think with DT and AC as Flankers and Decker and Hill/Willis in the slot for 4/5 WR Formations we are set. Depth might be our problem...

I wouldn't count on Hill at all. My guess is that we will sign a vet and draft at least one WR. We could be high on some of our practice squad guys from last year too (Greg Orton, D'Andre Goodwin, and Mark Dell). Dell is a guy I will really watch in training camp.


I love the pickup.

With a great quarterback, Andre Caldwell is going to have a career year in 2012 (barring injury, knock on wood)

I agree too, I loved Caldwell when he came out of Florida. Really glad we have him.

BF_forever
03-22-2012, 10:03 AM
Here's a predraft profile on him for anyone interested. I always like to go back an look at players to try and see what there potential was thought to be coming out of college.



Andre Caldwell WR Florida

STRENGTHS
Andre reminds me a lot of Isaac Bruce (WR Saint Louis Rams). He has good size and speed and is a very polished WR. He shows excellent quickness as well as burst in and out of his breaks. In fact, changing gears seams to be his biggest strength when he runs his routes. Andre has great hands and is a complete WR. He does a good job blocking and looks to be a valuable teammate. Andre has a very smooth stride and has what I call a “calm or quiet” lower body when he runs his routes. He uses his burst to go by you and does not use a lot of hip movement or head fakes to move past you and go for the deep pass. His cuts are precise and his strong stride is what makes him move past and behind his defender.

NEEDS TO IMPROVE
Injuries and upper body strength are big weaknesses that Andre is going to have to address to be successful for the next level. Andre also lacks the true mental toughness and leadership qualities to be a #1 WR. He might develop the leaderships as he gets older, but he may not want or try to do this. Andre also struggles being consistent going over the middle and making the big play.

TALENT BOARD ROUND 2
Andre will be an asset to the team that drafts him, but I don’t think that he will be a #1 WR. A #1 WR demands (through his play on the field) that the passing game go through his hands. Andre will be a very good WR, but I’m not convinced that you can count on him to make the big play in a big game by fighting through the double team. Andre will be as good as Amani Toomer or TJ Houshmandzadeh and those players are very good players to have on your team - but they are not #1 WR’s. As soon as Andre builds himself up and can stay on the field, he will make some big plays, become a fan favorite and even make some Pro Bowls; however,for the purposes of this draft, Andre is a very good WR but not a franchise WR. Andre does have the abilities to turn into the same type of player as Isaac Bruce did for his team. I suspect that the QB and the offensive system need to be right for him along with warm weather and a dome. Its like that song – “When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars- Then peace will guide the planets and then in the dawning of the Age of Aquarius - that is when Andre could become a #1 WR. Until that time, he should be a hell of a #2.

http://thehuddlereport.com/Free/archive/2008DRAFT/2008profiles/Andre.Caldwell.htm

bronco30
03-22-2012, 10:09 AM
i still think we'lll draft one to caldwell will def produce...we need te's now im praying tamme or clark or both sign along w/ that blocking te mulligan

BroncoooJohnson
03-22-2012, 10:09 AM
I seriously think with DT and AC as Flankers and Decker and Hill/Willis in the slot for 4/5 WR Formations we are set. Depth might be our problem...

Chris Owusu is a great returner, had 1000+ KR yards in 09, and reminds me a lot of Pierre Garcon. I believe he ran in the 4.3s, if not LOW 4.4. We need somebody that can return kicks, and Owusu can do that as well as be a great 4th receiver.

getlynched47
03-22-2012, 10:10 AM
I wouldn't count on Hill at all. My guess is that we will sign a vet and draft at least one WR. We could be high on some of our practice squad guys from last year too (Greg Orton, D'Andre Goodwin, and Mark Dell). Dell is a guy I will really watch in training camp.


I agree too, I loved Caldwell when he came out of Florida. Really glad we have him.

Don't get me wrong, I love Eddie Royal. But I think we actually upgraded our #3 receiver with Andre Caldwell (he's very consistent).

Thomas, Decker, Caldwell, Willis, and a 5th guy (Dell, Goodwin, draft pick) seems like a solid, young core of wide receivers to me!

Incomplete84
03-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Don't get me wrong, I love Eddie Royal. But I think we actually upgraded our #3 receiver with Andre Caldwell (he's very consistent).

Thomas, Decker, Caldwell, Willis, and a 5th guy (Dell, Goodwin, draft pick) seems like a solid, young core of wide receivers to me!

aren't we bringing holy stokely back? Good hands, good routes, older than dirt...other than that last part seems like a good 5th guy.

BrOnCoMaNiAc53
03-22-2012, 05:04 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827c9690/article/peyton-manning-already-paying-dividends-for-denver

not who i would have gone for... but hey its a start, waiting for these FAs to start showing more interest in Denver than they have been.

JayJack
03-22-2012, 05:07 PM
Man you are waaayyyy to slow. You know good and well you have to be John Wayne around when these reports come out. lol

Snarfalicious
03-22-2012, 05:09 PM
Provides us with a talent similar to Eddie Royal, but with a lot less injury history. Loved the move.

DarkHorse26
03-22-2012, 08:49 PM
I'm not overly excited with Caldwell but as others have stated he will fill in as a good #3-4. Could have breakout potential with Manning behind center.

broncolee
03-22-2012, 08:55 PM
Lmao.

This was the guy Tebow fans wanted when Tebow was the QB. Wow. :goofy:

http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2012/03/22/caldwell-manning-big-draw-denver/12758/

He wasn't serious about signing until Manning became the quarterback.

johnlimburg
03-22-2012, 11:31 PM
I bet Caldwell got his twitter blown up after this article was seen by Tebow nation. They would have been saying "He is a scum bag. Traitor. Not a real gator. Loser. Washed up. They will be hoping he gets hurt".

Love the Caldwell signing.

itswutz4dinna
03-24-2012, 05:53 PM
Sure they can both play it, but someone to fill the #1 role is what this team needs, and it is what this team lacks

Wouldn't mind getting Jeffery if he falls to our 3rd or even 2nd round pick. His combine (not running the 40) made his stock drop which is always good considering I believe his actual performance makes him at least the 2nd best receiver in the draft. I actually think he has the highest ceiling too.