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  • thejake_09
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    I'm pretty sure its too late in the game(scouting season) to expect this guy to make a significant impact this year. But the sooner he's in the better off we'll be next year.

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  • madmax
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/keyword/se...ing=keith_kidd

    http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/chatESPN?event_id=23918

    take a look.

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  • Mantheyman
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    Originally posted by ballen View Post
    Shanny, is that you?

    I hope we will go out and get some good players instead of trying to make players good for once. Shanahan's whole team was comprised of "projects". Some work out, but a lot of them don't.


    I meant that in the context of Josh Bell being a good young player. All players make mistakes, but from what I saw of him, I was impressed. A "project" is somebody who takes a few years to develop. Within weeks of his signing, he was starting and making some good plays for us. Josh Bell is NOT a project. But I do agree that we need to go out and get a corner this year in FA (I'm hoping for either Bodden or Bartell).:go:

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  • BroncosRockdaRockies
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    Keep in mind folks that just because he is just now coming to the organization does not mean he hasn't been doing any scouting!

    At this point I have complete faith in McDaniels because of what I have seen so far. The releases, the new deals, the way he carries himself in the media, I think if anything we should be very excited rather than being worried I am not an owner by no means and I am liking what he has done up to this point. I definitely wish I were a fly on the wall in his office so I could find out where and when he goes out to eat just so I could meet him!:go:

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  • draco193
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    Kidd's resume before the Pats is certainly not impressive. Im also a little worried what this means, that were bringing in a new head scout this close to the combine. Hopefully though its a move for the better.

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  • UberBroncoMan
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    Originally posted by Mantheyman View Post
    I hope that we go after a big name cornerback (Bartell, Bodden, etc), but don't forget that we have a pretty good young corner in Josh Bell. Yes, he may be a little raw, but I really liked what I saw in this kid. If anything, Bell can start opposite Bailey in the #2 spot next season. I hope our first priority is the defensive line and safety positions in FA and the draft.
    In line with that train of thought, I wouldn't mind bringing in McAlister and making him our FS so long as his contract protects us vs injury.

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  • ballen
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    Originally posted by Mantheyman View Post
    I hope that we go after a big name cornerback (Bartell, Bodden, etc), but don't forget that we have a pretty good young corner in Josh Bell. Yes, he may be a little raw, but I really liked what I saw in this kid. If anything, Bell can start opposite Bailey in the #2 spot next season. I hope our first priority is the defensive line and safety positions in FA and the draft.
    Shanny, is that you?

    I hope we will go out and get some good players instead of trying to make players good for once. Shanahan's whole team was comprised of "projects". Some work out, but a lot of them don't.

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  • Mantheyman
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    I hope that we go after a big name cornerback (Bartell, Bodden, etc), but don't forget that we have a pretty good young corner in Josh Bell. Yes, he may be a little raw, but I really liked what I saw in this kid. If anything, Bell can start opposite Bailey in the #2 spot next season. I hope our first priority is the defensive line and safety positions in FA and the draft.

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  • broooks77
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    Originally posted by KWHIT97 View Post
    Man I hope we get either Bartell or McFadden!
    We should go all madden style and just sign both and then make McFadden a safety!!


    (I'm kidding folks.)

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  • KWHIT97
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    Man I hope we get either Bartell or McFadden!

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  • Scheyjosh
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    It makes me nervous how were just now bringing in our scout director

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  • Broncos Hire New Director For The Scouting Department

    Interesting read considering we're nearly at the draft and the combine has already started. Anyone know anything about this guy, I've personally never heard of him?

    http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_11758159

    INDIANAPOLIS — With free agency opening in four days, the Broncos have hired Keith Kidd to become their new pro scouting director.

    Kidd was New England's assistant director of pro scouting from 2002-04, a period when Broncos coach Josh McDaniels was breaking in as a Patriots defensive coaching assistant.

    Kidd is a scout through and through. He worked eight seasons (1991-98) with the Arizona Cardinals, then spent four seasons (1998-2001) as the Cleveland Browns' director of pro personnel. Since leaving the Pats, Kidd was a columnist for ESPN's Scout Inc.

    The Broncos are not expected to add any more personnel to their scouting department until after the draft.

    Wiegmann talks.

    Broncos general manager Brian Xanders and Joe Linta, agent for Broncos center Casey Wiegmann, made significant progress Friday toward a new, three-year contract.

    "It was a very positive discussion," Linta said.

    Wiegmann, 35, has streaks of 127 starts and 8,046 snaps. He said at the Pro Bowl he would like his snap streak to surpass 10,000, which would mean starting for two more years.

    Most established centers draw a salary around $3 million. Wiegmann made $1.6 million last season and is scheduled to draw the veteran minimum $845,000 salary this season.

    Marshall talks.

    An NFL source said Xanders and Kennard McGuire, the agent for Broncos star receiver Brandon Marshall, met this week at the team's hotel. Marshall, who is scheduled to make $2.2 million in the final year of his four-year contract this season, is hoping for a new deal.

    Marshall has averaged 103 catches, 1,295 yards and 6 1/2 touchdowns the past two seasons.

    Shopping.

    For all their needs, the Broncos have made cornerback a top priority.

    According to NFL sources, the Broncos will be interested in St. Louis' Ronald Bartell and Pittsburgh's Bryant McFadden once the free-agent market opens at 10:01 p.m. MST Thursday.

    The Broncos need a right cornerback after releasing two-year starter Dre Bly last week.

    Bartell, who turns 27 today, and McFadden, 27, are younger alternatives to Bly, who turns 32 in May. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Bartell, and McFadden (6-0, 190), who played some safety at Florida State, are also large by cornerback standards.

    Bartell also ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash as he came out of Howard University. Both Bartell and McFadden came out of the cornerback-deep 2005 NFL draft, when the Broncos selected Darrent Williams in the second round and Karl Paymah and Domonique Foxworth in the third.

    Bench counter.

    Broncos strength and conditioning coach Rich Tuten has been the combine's 225-pound bench-press drill "counter" the past 12 seasons.

    Is there a favorite bench-press memory?

    "Eddie Royal," Tuten said of the Broncos receiver who just had a 91-catch rookie season. "He set the wide receiver record with 24."

    Royal also posted the fastest 40-yard combine among receivers at 4.39 seconds. Come again why Royal lasted until the second round, No. 41 pick overall, in last year's draft?

    Mike Klis, The Denver Post
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