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  • JvDub95
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    Dotson is a former Buccaneer. He is currently 34, undrafted in 2009 and he was the starting RT there since 2012.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by JvDub95 View Post
    Broncos bringing in RT Demar Dotson for visit
    IMO Denver needs to sign a veteran T. Depth is too thin for comfort.

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  • JvDub95
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    Broncos bringing in RT Demar Dotson for visit

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by FR Tim View Post
    Interesting perspective on James. Not sure I agree.

    James has proven to be less then committed to playing for multiple seasons now. Why are you assuming he is going to do all the behind the scenes grind of working out and preparing his body for another year? Will he be dedicated to returning or enjoying his time off too much for a year? He has to prove it.

    As for the contract. I hate that it rolls over a year. Just keeps the Broncos on the hook for a guaranteed contract two more years before they can even buy him out. For a player with questionable dedication to his career choice.

    Broncos have a desperate need to add a competitive OT. Even if Wilkenson be a dependable RT they still need a swing OT.

    Let’s just hope Shurmur is working on his playbook emphasizing the rushing game, screens and TE protection on the edges.
    Elijah Wilkinson played in most of the first fifteen games at RT because James didn't finish any of the three games he started. The RG for the first twelve games was Ron Leary, and Austin Schlottmann started the last four. Wilkinson will have Graham Glasgow to his left and Fant/Vannett to his right much of the time. That, and having Lock under Center, should constitute a big improvement which will help Eli out as he enters his second year at RT.

    We'll find out in about a month if Munchak thinks the Swing Tackle is on the roster, or if one needs to be signed. In house possibilities are Jake Rodgers, Calvin Anderson, Quinn Bailey and UDFA Hunter Watts.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by Rich_C View Post
    Me doth wonder why we went after Multi. Could the hope have been that Risner start the move to RT? or is Glasgow's contract have an out after a year or two...i mean it is never a bad thing to have awesome depth BUT if Multi can get back to normal he was a great OG prospect.
    Denver had the second pick in the sixth round which is a spot where a team can gamble on a prospect with some question marks, like injury history. Netane Muti is a very physical, hard-hitting Guard. If he is healthy, he will make the roster, but most likely won't be in the five. If he takes to Munchak's coaching/teaching he will become a starter if he can break the chain of injuries.

    If he hadn't had the season ending injuries he suffered at Fresno, some scouts said he would have had a second round grade. When an offensive lineman is playing in a non-conference game at Tuscaloosa and has 'Bama D-Linemen pointing at him and whining to the refs about how he's too rough, gotta believe he's doing something right. That kind of player is worth a sixth round pick.

    Muti played mostly LG at Fresno which was Munchak's position in the NFL. He doesn't strike me as anything but a G. He doesn't have the length for T. If/when he plays himself into the starting group, his best spot will most likely be G and probably LG.

    Dalton Risner will most likely play LG this year, but Dalton has versatility. He can play either G, C, RT and probably LT in a pinch. Graham Glasgow is under contract for the next four seasons. His last three seasons at K-State, Dalton was All-Big 12 at RT and All-American his last year.

    In the event Netane Muti is healthy and in the top five OL, he could facilitate "Route 66" moving to RT. His style of play would fit the interior wall Denver is trying to cultivate in front of Lock. However, I'm inclined to think we are a year away from that. Muti is in a good place where he can receive attention from the athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and nutritionists. Being coached by Mike Munchak is a big deal. We'll see if he can overcome his injury history. If so, Denver will have one of the nastiest Guards in the league.

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  • FR Tim
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    Originally posted by lvbronx View Post
    If I understand the situation correctly, I don't think it's that big of a deal. His contract is just moved to next year when he'll play under the same terms as this year. He'll have an extra year to heal and we'll get the same year of service as if he played this year....before we move on. I think the year off may do him some good.
    Interesting perspective on James. Not sure I agree.

    James has proven to be less then committed to playing for multiple seasons now. Why are you assuming he is going to do all the behind the scenes grind of working out and preparing his body for another year? Will he be dedicated to returning or enjoying his time off too much for a year? He has to prove it.

    As for the contract. I hate that it rolls over a year. Just keeps the Broncos on the hook for a guaranteed contract two more years before they can even buy him out. For a player with questionable dedication to his career choice.

    Broncos have a desperate need to add a competitive OT. Even if Wilkenson be a dependable RT they still need a swing OT.

    Let’s just hope Shurmur is working on his playbook emphasizing the rushing game, screens and TE protection on the edges.

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  • the0rangecrush
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    Originally posted by Rich_C View Post
    Me doth wonder why we went after Multi. Could the hope have been that Risner start the move to RT? or is Glasgow's contract have an out after a year or two...i mean it is never a bad thing to have awesome depth BUT if Multi can get back to normal he was a great OG prospect.
    Muti has top end raw talent. We can take the time to develop him with the interior set in some capacity. If he proves to have that talent and skill refinement then I could see the real battle being between Cush and Muti. Whoever performs better with Risner and Glasgow plays.

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  • Rich_C
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    Time to move on from Ja'Wuan James. He made three starts and played 63 snaps last year which was 6.2%. I don't think he completed any of the games he started. As per the CBA, he has opted out of the 2020 season. It is my understanding that opting out is irreversible, so he's done for this season.

    As far as Offensive Tackles are concerned:

    ~ Garrett Bolles played 1015 snaps last year which was 99.9%. He has started every game the last three seasons;

    ~ Eli Wilkinson played 835 snaps last year which was 82.19%. He had seven starts at RG in 2018, and twelve starts at RT last year;

    ~ Jake Rodgers has been in the league since 2015 on the practice squads of seven different teams (three times with the Steelers) He made the 53 man roster of a team for the first time last year in Denver and made his first appearance in a game and his first NFL start and played 118 snaps (11.61%) which is almost twice as many as Ja'Wuan James;

    ~ Denver also has Calvin Anderson, Quinn Bailey and Hunter Watts;

    ~ These guys are coached by a very good O-Line Coach, Mike Munchak;

    ~ It is not outside the realm of possibility that Denver will acquire another Tackle either via free agency or trade.

    Pissing, moaning, whining, crying, bellyaching, bickering and arguing about Ja'Wuan James will get real old real fast, and will detract from studying and speculating about the O-Line for 2020 which includes two very interesting rookie draftees (i.e., Lloyd Cushenberry and Netane Muti) and a great pair of starting Guards (i.e., Graham Glasgow and "Route 66" Dalton Risner)
    Me doth wonder why we went after Multi. Could the hope have been that Risner start the move to RT? or is Glasgow's contract have an out after a year or two...i mean it is never a bad thing to have awesome depth BUT if Multi can get back to normal he was a great OG prospect.

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  • johnlimburg
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    What are you predicting for the O-Line this season?
    Too many unknowns to predict what is going to happen across the 3 interiors positions. But with Wilkerson and Bolles on the edges a lot of quick pressures where both men are instantly beaten by edge defenders. So the exact same issues we have seen with them in every look they have had in the NFL. I expect a quick passing attack though which hopefully takes away the pressure from the weakest area of the football team, the offensive line.

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  • lvbronx
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    If I understand the situation correctly, I don't think it's that big of a deal. His contract is just moved to next year when he'll play under the same terms as this year. He'll have an extra year to heal and we'll get the same year of service as if he played this year....before we move on. I think the year off may do him some good.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by johnlimburg View Post
    An unforeseen circumstance yes, but the guy was never going to be reliable regardless. A once-solid player who has had his toughness publicly questioned after cashing in on a stupidly inflated contract he should have never been given. Said it when it happened and panned out to be a disappointment, no hindsight was needed to call this one a bad decision. I am not very excited to trot out two duds at either end of the offensive line. Drew Lock better get those legs ready, and Shurmur better get the quick passing game in a rhythm early and often. Fun to have all the flashy toys, but our edges are going to be a problem, again.
    What are you predicting for the O-Line this season?

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  • johnlimburg
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    An unforeseen circumstance yes, but the guy was never going to be reliable regardless. A once-solid player who has had his toughness publicly questioned after cashing in on a stupidly inflated contract he should have never been given. Said it when it happened and panned out to be a disappointment, no hindsight was needed to call this one a bad decision. I am not very excited to trot out two duds at either end of the offensive line. Drew Lock better get those legs ready, and Shurmur better get the quick passing game in a rhythm early and often. Fun to have all the flashy toys, but our edges are going to be a problem, again.

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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by listopencil View Post
    I plan on harping, nagging, groaning, blustering, and complaining so I'll be looking forward to doing that.
    That is one of the fun parts of football....one fan may see complaining and another fan will see hitting the nail on the head!

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  • EddieMac
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    Don't forget excoriating.
    That’s a good one!

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by listopencil View Post
    I plan on harping, nagging, groaning, blustering, and complaining so I'll be looking forward to doing that.
    Don't forget excoriating.

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