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Bill S
08-16-2005, 09:06 AM
I know Todd on a first name basis and followed him very closely in college football. Regarding his 40 time, think what you will but here's the truth of the matter...

Todd is not the fastest out of the blocks, but the 4.64 time that someone posted is an anomally, I can assure you. He's more like a 4.45...

Also...

The 40 is partially a measure of how fast you get out of the blocks and also a measure of one's speed. Todd may not be the fastest out of the blocks, but when he's up to full speed, he's a fast as ANYONE in the NFL. If he gets behind a defender it all over. A real deep ball threat...!

Hope this helps...?

Bill

Calif. Bronco
08-16-2005, 09:22 AM
he's a fast as ANYONE in the NFL.

Wow!!!!! Really? I assume you can back this up? He seems like a good pick-up and probably will see extensive playing time on the practice squad, but I think you may have went a little too far here
:D

Grover
08-16-2005, 09:36 AM
Maybe he's as fast as anyone in the NFL - with a 3 yard head start. That should prevent him from getting caught from behind too often.

CH3COOH
08-16-2005, 11:11 AM
If this is the Bill S I assume it is then he is one of the biggest backers of CMSU football there is, so his word can be taken as legit on this topic.

And Bill do come back to d2football its not the same man...

Bill S
08-16-2005, 12:02 PM
Wow!!!!! Really? I assume you can back this up? He seems like a good pick-up and probably will see extensive playing time on the practice squad, but I think you may have went a little too far here
:D
Watch him play...! I've seen him pull away (on deep routes) from some "very fast" d-backs with 4.4 & 4.3 speed. I was simply answering someone's question regarding how he appears to be faster than his 40 time indicates. HE IS...! If you don't believe me, then watch him play. Don't take your insecurities out on me...

Bill S
08-16-2005, 12:09 PM
If this is the Bill S I assume it is then he is one of the biggest backers of CMSU football there is, so his word can be taken as legit on this topic.

And Bill do come back to d2football its not the same man...
Thanks friend, but I left that board because it was not properly moderated. I still respond to e-mails and "check in" from time to time to take a peek on things related to D2, but I will not allow it to taint my view of football any longer.

Regarding Todd Devoe...

...the previous poster made my point for me. When WRs line up, the d-back is not side by side with him and racing him out of the blocks. The d-back generally starts out facing the WR (the last time I checked) and if he stumbles or falters at all and Todd gets a step on him, it's over. The game of football is not played on the track. Todd Devoe has real game speed. Most of his 80+ yard TD last weekend against the Texans was after the catch. He couldn't be caught. There, I just proved it. Case closed...!

:laugh:

Calif. Bronco
08-16-2005, 12:10 PM
Watch him play...! I've seen him pull away (on deep routes) from some "very fast" d-backs with 4.4 & 4.3 speed. I was simply answering someone's question regarding how he appears to be faster than his 40 time indicates. HE IS...! If you don't believe me, then watch him play. Don't take your insecurities out on me...

Settle down!!!!!! I never said he wasn't faster than his 40 time or that he can't pull away from some DB's. My only issue was that you said he is "as fast as anyone in the NFL." That is a very strong statement that needs a little more to back it up than "watch him play." Do you have any idea how many speedburners there are in the game today? And yet you claim this guy is as fast as all of them? Again, back it up and don't take things so personally.

Bill S
08-16-2005, 12:14 PM
Settle down!!!!!! I never said he wasn't faster than his 40 time or that he can't pull away from some DB's. My only issue was that you said he is "as fast as anyone in the NFL." That is a very strong statement that needs a little more to back it up than "watch him play." Do you have any idea how many speedburners there are in the game today? And yet you claim this guy is as fast as all of them? Again, back it up and don't take things so personally.
No problem friend. I sensed some sarcasm in your comment...?

Saying "prove it" is a little like saying, shower me with statistics because I don't believe you. All I'm saying is...

...stats prove nothing. Touchdowns do...!

...by the way, do you like his initials...? T.D.

:beer:

Calif. Bronco
08-16-2005, 12:20 PM
No problem friend. I sensed some sarcasm in your comment...?

Saying "prove it" is a little like saying, shower me with statistics because I don't believe you. All I'm saying is...

...stats prove nothing. Touchdowns do...!

...by the way, do you like his initials...? T.D.

:beer:

A little sarcasm was there, I admit.

I do believe you that he's fast (we all saw that on Saturday) I just think your original statement may have been a slight exageration.

I agree - give me a slower guy who can find paydirt over a speedburner who drops balls and won't go over the middle anytime.

His initials were not lost on me, nor was his draft status and comparisons to Rod. Here's to the guy working his a** off and becoming a stud.
:beer:

Tibs2go
08-16-2005, 02:26 PM
I ran a search for "Todd Devoe" on google. What I found out, in a nut shell, is that every place he has played he's been a stand out performer. College, NFL practice teams (Ravens and Dolphens) and NFL Europe. How he has slipped from team to team is a bit of a mystery to me though. Run a search on him if you doubt what I'm saying.

Bill S
08-16-2005, 06:44 PM
The NFL is full of studs. Some of the greatest in the game were NOT first rounders and didn't start out as the greatest either.

Jerry Rice and Rod Smith were both D2 players, just like Todd. I'm not saying Todd is Jerry Rice or Rod Smith, but his locker is next to Rice's in the locker room and Rod Smith and Todd Devoe both came out of the same conf (MIAA) in D2.

Todd has a couple of "GREAT" mentors in Rice and Smith. I'll bet they see lot of themsleves in Todd just a decade (or two decades in Rice's case) ago.

The best thing about Todd Devoe is that he is a genuinely nice guy and will never be the kinda self-absorbed WR that TO and Randy Moss have become.

He will NOT embarrass the Broncos...!

HORSEPOWER 56
08-16-2005, 06:59 PM
I'm sold. I say give him a shot. So far in camp he seems to have done more than Johnson, Luke, and Crenshaw. If he keeps up his performance, I'll be jumping on his bandwagon soon. He has nice measurables, too. I like the fact that he's 6'2", 208 lbs. It would really be nice to have a big target like that in the red zone and one who can actually break tackles.

watchthemiddle
08-16-2005, 09:10 PM
The NFL is full of studs. Some of the greatest in the game were NOT first rounders and didn't start out as the greatest either.

Jerry Rice and Rod Smith were both D2 players, just like Todd. I'm not saying Todd is Jerry Rice or Rod Smith, but his locker is next to Rice's in the locker room and Rod Smith and Todd Devoe both came out of the same conf (MIAA) in D2.

Todd has a couple of "GREAT" mentors in Rice and Smith. I'll bet they see lot of themsleves in Todd just a decade (or two decades in Rice's case) ago.

The best thing about Todd Devoe is that he is a genuinely nice guy and will never be the kinda self-absorbed WR that TO and Randy Moss have become.

He will NOT embarrass the Broncos...!

I have been all over this guy since the first time I saw him this year in person and on highlights. It just seems like out of all of the WR's his name has been called the most as far as playmaking is concerned. Look at what he did saturday night once he got in. I would love to see him in the game against the 1's or 2's this week. I think that once again, we have found a diamond in the ruff. If we let him go or even to the practice squad, you better believe a team will jump at getting him.

GIVEME6
08-16-2005, 11:25 PM
Judging by what Devoe has done in camp and in his first preseason game, I'd love to see him line up as our slot receiver this year. Watts CONTINUES to be inconsistent catching the ball, while this guy is catching nearly everything. He's also mentally tough it seems, as he dropped a pass from Mauck the play before he busted that 92 yarder. Could be our answer on O when Rod hangs up the cleats.

In-com-plete
08-17-2005, 06:53 AM
It seems like every year there's a WR that gets talked up. Travis McGriff, Chris Cole, Kevin Kasper, Ashley, Watts, and now this guy. Three of those guys ended up being garbage. It took Ashley 3 years to be a factor, and actually he is just a deep threat guy. And Watts drops too many balls. This Devoe guy catches a 92 yard pass and everyone's on the bandwagon.

I don't know how everyone was able to get on the bandwagon, as fast as he is. :rolleyes:

Duilen
08-17-2005, 07:42 AM
It started long before his 92 yard catch. This guy has been making big plays almost every day in TC.

RBDynasty
08-17-2005, 09:29 AM
I don't know how everyone was able to get on the bandwagon, as fast as he is. :rolleyes:Hahahaha .... I love it.

Tibs2go
08-17-2005, 08:14 PM
It seems like every year there's a WR that gets talked up. Travis McGriff, Chris Cole, Kevin Kasper, Ashley, Watts, and now this guy. Three of those guys ended up being garbage. It took Ashley 3 years to be a factor, and actually he is just a deep threat guy. And Watts drops too many balls. This Devoe guy catches a 92 yard pass and everyone's on the bandwagon.

I don't know how everyone was able to get on the bandwagon, as fast as he is. :rolleyes:


Ouch, Good point. What ever happened to Travis McGriff?

RebelSyxx
08-17-2005, 08:55 PM
Travis McGriff? Special teamer.....Didn't have the speed, route running or hands to make it as an NFL WR. I believe he spent one more season with TB than was released and is no longer active playing football.

jletourneau
08-17-2005, 09:13 PM
It started long before his 92 yard catch. This guy has been making big plays almost every day in TC.

exactly! I don't think anyone was ever looking to start a Devoe bandwagon. In fact, everyone was so enamored at that point about what Luke, Crenshaw or B.J. Johnson might bring to the table that Devoe didn't even have anything for people to jump on. We all saw his name on the roster, and probably assumed he'd be among the first cuts.

But then, starting with the first week of camp, he made play after play and catch after catch, consistently. I was shocked and going, okay, who is this 14 guy again.

Devoe still has some big hurdles to clear to make the active roster, but he definitely deserves the mention he is getting after the practices and game he has had. Now, he just needs to show us more consistency over the course of a couple more games, and he might force Shanny to keep 6 WR's.

I'm rooting for him, but I still think it might be a long shot. Good luck Todd!

rcsodak
08-17-2005, 09:16 PM
Travis McGriff? Special teamer.....Didn't have the speed, route running or hands to make it as an NFL WR. I believe he spent one more season with TB than was released and is no longer active playing football.
Man....I coulda swore I saw his name in a team's stats from last weekend....

..pitt maybe? Skins? Fins? :confused:

White Dragon
08-17-2005, 09:34 PM
It seems like every year there's a WR that gets talked up. Travis McGriff, Chris Cole, Kevin Kasper, Ashley, Watts, and now this guy. Three of those guys ended up being garbage. It took Ashley 3 years to be a factor, and actually he is just a deep threat guy. And Watts drops too many balls. This Devoe guy catches a 92 yard pass and everyone's on the bandwagon.

I don't know how everyone was able to get on the bandwagon, as fast as he is. :rolleyes:
You forgot Marcus Nash.
McGriff & Nash both play in the Arena Football League now, Cole is a free agent and Kasper plays for the Texans.
There are always recievers that get talked up and talked about during the pre-season, sometimes they end up being what everyone was saying, but most of the time they end up either being cut or stuck far down the depth chart.

DistilledFun
08-17-2005, 09:38 PM
Im not on the Todd bandwagon yet. But it seems I might join soon so keep a place for me. Im not sold on his speed. THough it does appear he has the deceptive speed with very long strides. though to make the me jump on the wagon i want to see more broken tackles and more over the middle catches. its not the highlight stuff that will get me its being a complete player.

Bill S
08-18-2005, 06:32 AM
Let's just judge him for what he "DOES", not what he "can do" or worse yet, by what "others have done" in the past...? Judging Todd for what he DOES, I'm sure, is what Mike Shanahan is doing, and rightfully so. So far, Todd has done well...!

Todd, my sons and I are rooting (and praying) for ya man.

Go Todd, go Mules, and go Broncos...!

warpaint
08-19-2005, 09:56 PM
w/ any luck, if he works hard and really dedicates himself, todd devoe just might have a chance reaching the rarified air occupied by only a select few

such as jamaica rector for example.

Colorado69
08-20-2005, 01:54 PM
Just a few years ago a tall, not very fast, but with long strides, wide receiver was picked up. He made his living going across the middle and getting beat up. He had been on at least two other NFL teams and was buried in the mix. IF Big Mac can make it with effort and a high threshold for pain, maybe Todd Devoe has a chance. How did TD catch the coach's eye? A hard tackle on special teams. What I'm stating is that the unknown players need to make plays to attract the coach's attention. I would say that a 90+ yard TD should help. Maybe the Broncos have an inside informant about talent in small schools in Missouri? It would be a good story if Devoe makes the team and excels later.

HORSEPOWER 56
08-20-2005, 09:46 PM
Well, Devoe's second appearance didn't dissappoint. Once again he was the leading receiver (in yardage). I'm now officially pulling for him to make the team as at least the 5th WR. Seeing as how Crenshaw and Johnson are getting zero time so far and Luke is doing nothing at all, I'm thinking Devoe and Adams are a lock if we keep 6 WR. If we only keep 5, I'd almost be willing to say bye-bye JR to keep Adams and Devoe. Adams looked really good on PRs tonight and Devoe had 2 great catches.

CH3COOH
08-20-2005, 10:35 PM
I have been on the Todd Devoe bandwagon since I pull for all D2 guys to make it in the league. His performance has been eye opening and hopefully he catching the Coach's eye.

warpaint
08-21-2005, 11:59 AM
devoe has all of the physical tools to be successful in the nfl. size, speed, hands, athleticism, etc.

HORSEPOWER 56
08-21-2005, 12:32 PM
devoe has all of the physical tools to be successful in the nfl. size, speed, hands, athleticism, etc.

And most importantly, he's not a rookie!

mikeyrow
08-28-2005, 04:10 PM
Todd Devoe has been a standout on special teams. I've seen him in on numerous tackles and a key block for Charlie Adams on a huge return.

Shanny's goals this year is Red-zone improvement and Special teams. I think Devoe should make the team based on his special teams contribution.

He's proven he CAN catch. I hope we don't have to depend on more than Rod, Ashlie, Putz, and the RB's catching the ball this year. If someone goes down, then I'd rather have someone like him, than an inconsistent person.

watchthemiddle
08-29-2005, 03:01 PM
Todd Devoe has been a standout on special teams. I've seen him in on numerous tackles and a key block for Charlie Adams on a huge return.

Shanny's goals this year is Red-zone improvement and Special teams. I think Devoe should make the team based on his special teams contribution.

He's proven he CAN catch. I hope we don't have to depend on more than Rod, Ashlie, Putz, and the RB's catching the ball this year. If someone goes down, then I'd rather have someone like him, than an inconsistent person.


I just hope he makes the team. I am starting to get a little nervous. I firmly believe he and Adams can contribute to this team. I also firmly believe one of them is going to get cut because Rice will be left on the team. I love Rice, but he can not be left on this team on stature alone. He needs to produce like these two young guys have in order to make a roster spot.

Sevenis7
08-30-2005, 04:42 PM
Why does it have to be either/or? I think we carry 6 WRs:

Smith
Lelie
Rice
Watts
Adams
Devoe

watchthemiddle
08-30-2005, 05:05 PM
Why does it have to be either/or? I think we carry 6 WRs:

Smith
Lelie
Rice
Watts
Adams
Devoe


I agree, Devoe and Adams can both play special teams and then when their name is called for game time, they will come in and produce on the offense.

Peerless
08-31-2005, 07:29 AM
He's a playmaker. We need them, especially for ST.

Cugel
08-31-2005, 09:00 AM
The question is: Will the Broncos carry 6 WRs. It's easy to say "keep all 6", but that means sacrifice in some other area. The Broncos are already looking at maybe keeping 11 DL, so that bubble players Dorsett Davis and Anton Paleopoi, who have both played well during the pre-season, can be kept (normally teams keep 9).

If that happens it will be tough to keep 6 WRs.

Another factor is whether the team keeps Ernster as kickoff specialist. It might happen, in which case there are 4 special teams players (normally teams keep 3). that squeezes the roster as well, and means that another player must be cut.

On the other hand, will the team keep 3 QBs or only 2 on the active roster? Last year Shanahan only kept 2, but Kanell was experienced. Having a backup QB who has never played 1 down during the regular season as your only backup might be too scary for Shanahan. He might want Matt Mauch for insurance.

That also would squeeze the roster.

Lots of decisions. It's not only based on Devoe's performance, but other positions factor in as well.

I hope he makes it. I like the way he has taken advantage of his opportunities. Everytime I see his # on the field, it's because he's made a good play.

But Charlie Adams is ahead of Devoe on the depth chart and has done nothing but good things too, especially on special teams. So probably he gets the nod over Todd Devoe (who is unfortuantely uneligible for the PS).

big roost
09-01-2005, 09:56 AM
I'm glad to see Todd has some support. I played Juco ball with him, he really does have that kind of speed and is on of the most tenacious recievers i have ever seen. I have literally seen balls intercepted and Todd take the ball away. Also, don't detract from him going d2 he had scholarships at many d1 schools, he just had a little problem with people telling him he didn't have to go to class just come play for us. either way i am jsut glad he made it. also i question you to point out anyone who runs any prettier(for lack of a better term), its just a beautiful thing to watch.

milton
09-01-2005, 10:25 AM
I'm glad to see Todd has some support. I played Juco ball with him, he really does have that kind of speed and is on of the most tenacious recievers i have ever seen. I have literally seen balls intercepted and Todd take the ball away. Also, don't detract from him going d2 he had scholarships at many d1 schools, he just had a little problem with people telling him he didn't have to go to class just come play for us. either way i am jsut glad he made it. also i question you to point out anyone who runs any prettier(for lack of a better term), its just a beautiful thing to watch.

roost,

I was a teammate of Todd at CMSU. He is a class act. I hope he makes the final 53 man roster. I know he has a daughter, and it would really go far in him supporting her very well. I lockered next to him for 2 years, so we became pretty good friends. People question his speed, but we both know he can fly. I've seen him go 99 yards and just pull away. He ran a 21.34 200M in track in college. That is moving.

HORSEPOWER 56
09-01-2005, 05:23 PM
I think that Todd's and Charlie's performance against the Cards will do a lot to determine who stays and who goes. Both should see extensive playing time because most of the starters won't play and I'm thinking JR won't play much either. I'm pulling for Devoe to make the team and hope he gets a few looks from BVP and Mauck. I think this game will be the deciding factor for many of the "bubble" players.

armedequation
09-02-2005, 12:30 AM
its not that, its just that we like what we see. If someone performs well of course it gonna be talked about.

As far as him going through two other teams, that one is very easy. Niether team has a system that would be suitable to develop young recievers.