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  • #16
    Originally posted by beastlyskronk View Post
    Ideally for this coaching staff seems to be, keeping the line how it is but instead of having Ryan Harris at RT we have Orlando Franklin.
    Which is a possibility except kuper is in the same boat as Harris great at pass blocking horrible at run blocking so I expect him to be moved if not this year then next
    A healthy Kenneth Dixon is a top 5 NFL RB.

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    • #17
      I always assumed he would be playing Guard for us?! No?
      Denver Broncos Fan from UK

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      • #18
        Originally posted by crash123go View Post
        Which is a possibility except kuper is in the same boat as Harris great at pass blocking horrible at run blocking so I expect him to be moved if not this year then next
        Kuper is a great run blocker in the ZBS

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        • #19
          Originally posted by crash123go View Post
          No no no no "ideally" for some fans not "ideally" for this coaching staff. Ideally for this coaching staff is trading kuper moving Franklin to RG and bringing in clabo to play RT
          Ohh I forgot you were on the coaching staff. My bad.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by LightningRodBob View Post
            Ohh I forgot you were on the coaching staff. My bad.
            No but I do things that a lot of fans don't do and that's pay attention to players that fox likes and not what I just personally want
            A healthy Kenneth Dixon is a top 5 NFL RB.

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            • #21
              The one thing I'm not a fan of is switching a player's position because I feel the results are generally poor, no matter the position. Of course, you will have guys that relish the opportunity and do well in a new position but I feel they are the exception and not the rule.

              If Orlando wants to take on the right tackle position then I say give the guy a chance and see what he's got. If he's reluctant then I say just keep him at his natural position because he will ultimately perform better in that role.

              Barring the exceptions I have always felt a B grade athlete playing their natural position will net better results then an A grade athlete reluctantly playing out of position. If the Broncos were truly looking for a right tackle then they should have drafted a true right tackle and preferable a right tackle that's used to protecting a left handed QB.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Mat'hir Uth Gan View Post
                Clady isn't a dominating run blocker, but he would qualify as "good". He usually grades in the +4.0 area according to PFF. He is more of an elite pass blocker though.
                Thank you for that clarification
                "Happiness is just an illusion, filled with sadness and confusion." Jimmy Ruffin

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Mat'hir Uth Gan View Post
                  I'm fine with your line of thinking.

                  Clabo would be a long term starter at RT, so if the goal is to give Franklin a shot there in a year or two, we just need a stop gap. I think Willie Colon makes a ton of sense. He tore his achillies and missed last year, but in 2009, he was the best RT in the NFL grade wise, especially at pass blocking (+23.1). The Steelers apparently are going to let him walk. He would have commanded more money than Clabo, but he needs to rebound his value. If we can get him for a year on the cheap, that will give us time to determine if Franklin has a future at RT or not. If so, we let Colon walk and get a high supplemental pick. If not, we re-sign Colon. This is, assuming of course, he returns to form. But Colon would be my ideal RT candidate by a country mile. Damian Woody, also coming off an achilles injury, would be next, under the same type of plan.

                  After them, and assuming Gaither, Brown, Bushrod, Free, Trueblood, and Clabo are out of the picture due to contract or preference to play LT only, I guess Stephen Heyer, Matt Light, Ryan O'Callaghan, or Langston Walker would do. I'm fairly certain all of them are Free Agents. Heyer would probably be the ideal guy out of that group. He has the size, is a solid run blocker, and even has experience kicking to LT. Of course, he might not have to settle for a one or two year deal, he'll probably have suitors for a longer contract.
                  Damian Woody is at the top of my list for OT this offseason.
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