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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by brianmcfarlane View Post
    I did see Dotson play some at RT today and looked OK pass blocking. I didn't think he would get any action until next week. I think it would of been reasonable to of had 1 preseason game, that would've been very helpful for many of the players ... and for us fans.
    I did see Calvin Anderson - the Rubiks Cube expert; he can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 30 seconds, he can do it behind his back and blindfolded - on the field but the camera that the Broncos have on TC only shows the QB and the RT/RG, can't see the LT. Can't see formations with the camera's eye.
    They're not showing formations, plays and defensive alignments on camera because we play the Pats this year.

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  • brianmcfarlane
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    I did see Dotson play some at RT today and looked OK pass blocking. I didn't think he would get any action until next week. I think it would of been reasonable to of had 1 preseason game, that would've been very helpful for many of the players ... and for us fans.
    I did see Calvin Anderson - the Rubiks Cube expert; he can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 30 seconds, he can do it behind his back and blindfolded - on the field but the camera that the Broncos have on TC only shows the QB and the RT/RG, can't see the LT. Can't see formations with the camera's eye.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by Kyousukeneko View Post
    Calvin Anderson is gonna be a young player to watch
    I wish we could watch him right now. I have loved watching preseason games over the years, because it gives an impression of players in development. We'll need to wait for the final roster to see if Calvin makes it, and for game day to see if he can practice/play his way into Swing Tackle from there.

    So far, we just get snippets from practice. Have you seen #77, Hunter Watts, walking around? I would imagine he'll be a PS candidate as Eli Wilkinson, Austin Schlottmann and Jake Rodgers once were.

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  • Kyousukeneko
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    Calvin Anderson is gonna be a young player to watch

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by Sam_Z View Post
    My point exactly, who? We’ll never know because nobody was given that chance when someone continuously makes the executive decision to march Garret Bolles out there every week. We could had given any other understudy on the roster or brought in any other available pro, CFL, or semi pro player to tryout. Couldn’t had been much worse than Bolles.

    Of course and I never said we shouldn’t but the executive needs to trust Munchak!
    When O has the ball, almost half the guys on the field are coached by one guy, the O-LIne coach. On the sideline during a game, just about every O-Line coach at every level has been asked by one of the other coaches if he will replace so-and-so on the O-Line whom they think isn't playing well. In that situation the O-Line coach turns around and looks at the bench. At lot of times, he then turns back to the field and says, "So-and-so is doing just fine."

    I trust Munchak's coaching and decisions. Do you?

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by Sam_Z View Post
    I was mainly talking about 2015. Michael Schofield didn’t get the playing time you mentioned in 2014 only due to John Fox standing up to John Elway stating that he was the head coach and that choosing to start Schofield wouldn’t happen under his watch. It wasn’t until 2015 when Kubiak was brought in that Schofield got a lot of playing time. Tyler Polumbus talks about this a lot stating when he asked coach Kubiak why Schofield was playing instead of himself that Kubiak would state that it wasn’t his decision.

    It is standard practice for O-line coaches at all levels, except in Denver...
    It was in 2015 that Ryan Harris moved from RT to LT when Ty Sambrailo went to IR, instead of Michael Schofield starting over him as you previously stated.

    If you want to talk 2014 O-Line, you might want to explore moving Orlando Franklin to LG and Chris Clark to RT. IDK whose idea that was, but I doubt it was Dave Magazu. If it wasn't him, it was someone over him: Adam Gase, John Fox or John Elway. We'll never know.

    Are you saying Mike Munchak will not start his best five? Yes or no.

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  • Sam_Z
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    Originally posted by Samparnell
    You need to clarify your statements. "We may have had a better tackle on the roster ... "? Who was a better Tackle on the roster last year who should have started instead of Garrett Bolles?

    You say Wilkinson did not play as well as Bolles, but it isn't about that? What does that mean? If you think there was a better Tackle, name him.
    My point exactly, who? We’ll never know because nobody was given that chance when someone continuously makes the executive decision to march Garret Bolles out there every week. We could had given any other understudy on the roster or brought in any other available pro, CFL, or semi pro player to tryout. Couldn’t had been much worse than Bolles.

    Originally posted by Samparnell
    This year we can't see preseason games, so we'll have to trust Munchak, who knows what he's doing.
    Of course and I never said we shouldn’t but the executive needs to trust Munchak!

    Originally posted by Samparnell
    Michael Schofield didn't start at RT over Ryan Harris. Harris moved to LT when Ty Sambrailo was hurt and Schofield filled in for him at RT. Orlando Franklin was moved to LG in 2014 when Clady came back and Chris Clark was tried at RT. The other RTs that year were Paul Cornick and Louis Vasquez. Michael Schofield didn't start any games in 2014. So, I don't see what kind of example Schofield is supposed to represent. He didn't take all the snaps at RT in 2015. You will need to clarify.
    I was mainly talking about 2015. Michael Schofield didn’t get the playing time you mentioned in 2014 only due to John Fox standing up to John Elway stating that he was the head coach and that choosing to start Schofield wouldn’t happen under his watch. It wasn’t until 2015 when Kubiak was brought in that Schofield got a lot of playing time. Tyler Polumbus talks about this a lot stating when he asked coach Kubiak why Schofield was playing instead of himself that Kubiak would state that it wasn’t his decision.

    Originally posted by Samparnell
    To what "theory" of mine are you referring? Do you mean start the best five O-Linemen? That's not a theory. That's standard practice for O-Line coaches at all levels.
    It is standard practice for O-line coaches at all levels, except in Denver...



    I’ll respond to the rest of your statements later, it’s a busy morning.


    Originally posted by Samparnell
    Munchak's five last year were Bolles - Risner - McGovern - Leary - James. Number six must have been Eli Wilkinson, because when James went down, Wilkinson came in. He finished three games James started and started twelve himself. He missed the last game due to injury, so he played pretty much fifteen games. Like I said before, if you think anyone else on the roster should have been on the field instead of anybody Munchak started, name them.

    Many commentators think Eli Wilkinson will start at RT this year. He had seven starts at RG in 2018 and looked OK. From my point-of-view he struggled in pass protection last year. However, they say Munchak likes him and football players can get better, worse or stay the same; that goes for Bolles, too. Demar Dotson has 106 NFL starts almost all of which are at RT. If he can't beat out Wilkinson in a month, he shouldn't have been signed IMO. If Munchak thinks Dotson is a better pass protector than Wilkinson, I'm inclined to think Demar will start. If his run blocking isn't as good as Wilkinson, there are ways to block each run play to help him out.

    Denver has fourteen O-Linemen right now. The best two guys are the starting Guards, "Route 66" and GG. I'm inclined to think Lloyd Cushenberry will practice/play his way into the the starting five. Behind them are Muti, Schlottmann, Morris and Jones. Tackle candidates are Bolles, Wilkinson, Dotson, Rodgers, Anderson, Bailey and Watts.

    Who do you think the best five of those are? At this point, I'm inclined to think Munchak will start Bolles - "Route 66" - Cushenberry - GG - Dotson. It may turn out differently, but I'm completely down with whatever Munchak decides. Are you?
    Last edited by Sam_Z; 08-21-2020, 08:43 AM.

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  • listopencil
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    You need to clarify your statements. "We may have had a better tackle on the roster ... "? Who was a better Tackle on the roster last year who should have started instead of Garrett Bolles? You say Wilkinson did not play as well as Bolles, but it isn't about that? What does that mean? If you think there was a better Tackle, name him.
    This is the hard part, lol. I gripe about Bolles as much as the next guy. I would have liked to see the Broncos be able to grab one of the 4 or 5 OT's in the draft this year that I thought could do better but it didn't happen. Can't really demand that he be replaced when we don't have a replacement for him.


    Who do you think the best five of those are? At this point, I'm inclined to think Munchak will start Bolles - "Route 66" - Cushenberry - GG - Dotson. It may turn out differently, but I'm completely down with whatever Munchak decides. Are you?
    That's what I am thinking the lineup will be and the answer to your question is yes.

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  • Taos_Broncomaniac
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    You need to clarify your statements. "We may have had a better tackle on the roster ... "? Who was a better Tackle on the roster last year who should have started instead of Garrett Bolles? You say Wilkinson did not play as well as Bolles, but it isn't about that? What does that mean? If you think there was a better Tackle, name him.

    This year we can't see preseason games, so we'll have to trust Munchak, who knows what he's doing.

    Michael Schofield didn't start at RT over Ryan Harris. Harris moved to LT when Ty Sambrailo was hurt and Schofield filled in for him at RT. Orlando Franklin was moved to LG in 2014 when Clady came back and Chris Clark was tried at RT. The other RTs that year were Paul Cornick and Louis Vasquez. Michael Schofield didn't start any games in 2014. So, I don't see what kind of example Schofield is supposed to represent. He didn't take all the snaps at RT in 2015. You will need to clarify.

    To what "theory" of mine are you referring? Do you mean start the best five O-Linemen? That's not a theory. That's standard practice for O-Line coaches at all levels.

    Munchak's five last year were Bolles - Risner - McGovern - Leary - James. Number six must have been Eli Wilkinson, because when James went down, Wilkinson came in. He finished three games James started and started twelve himself. He missed the last game due to injury, so he played pretty much fifteen games. Like I said before, if you think anyone else on the roster should have been on the field instead of anybody Munchak started, name them.

    Many commentators think Eli Wilkinson will start at RT this year. He had seven starts at RG in 2018 and looked OK. From my point-of-view he struggled in pass protection last year. However, they say Munchak likes him and football players can get better, worse or stay the same; that goes for Bolles, too. Demar Dotson has 106 NFL starts almost all of which are at RT. If he can't beat out Wilkinson in a month, he shouldn't have been signed IMO. If Munchak thinks Dotson is a better pass protector than Wilkinson, I'm inclined to think Demar will start. If his run blocking isn't as good as Wilkinson, there are ways to block each run play to help him out.

    Denver has fourteen O-Linemen right now. The best two guys are the starting Guards, "Route 66" and GG. I'm inclined to think Lloyd Cushenberry will practice/play his way into the the starting five. Behind them are Muti, Schlottmann, Morris and Jones. Tackle candidates are Bolles, Wilkinson, Dotson, Rodgers, Anderson, Bailey and Watts.

    Who do you think the best five of those are? At this point, I'm inclined to think Munchak will start Bolles - "Route 66" - Cushenberry - GG - Dotson. It may turn out differently, but I'm completely down with whatever Munchak decides. Are you?
    We may finally solve the O-line and QB issues this year.

    Seems like forever since we had a line and a quick read QB...

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by brianmcfarlane View Post
    Rookie Lloyd Cushenberry III may be the team's starting center for Week 1, but on Friday he took snaps exclusively with the second-team offense. Austin Schlottmann, a second-year player, took all of the first-team snaps with Lock.
    IIRC Austin played C at TCU after having played T. When he became a Bronco, he was reunited with HS teammate Courtland Sutton. He can play all interior spots having four starts at RG last year.

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  • brianmcfarlane
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    Rookie Lloyd Cushenberry III may be the team's starting center for Week 1, but on Friday he took snaps exclusively with the second-team offense. Austin Schlottmann, a second-year player, took all of the first-team snaps with Lock.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by Hadez View Post
    Do they say whats up with Cushenberry at C?
    He practiced today at C.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by brianmcfarlane View Post
    After the first actual training camp practice ... Wilkinson and Rodgers split time at RT; Schlottman started at C.
    At this point Dotson of course is not ready to practice but a tweet from Ryan O'Halloran called him "a mountain of a man".
    I am kind of surprised that Schlottman is starting at C but very early in camp so it may not mean a whole lot.
    Fangio did state that Schlottman and Rodgers are in the hunt for starting jobs ... and roster spots
    It's the shuffle that takes place when there are fourteen guys waiting in line to rotate in five spots. The pads go on next week.

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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by brianmcfarlane View Post
    He played C for Driskel/2nd team and there was one fumbled snap but not sure who's fault. I was actually expecting Morris to be competing with Cushenberry but I didn't see anything about Morris. I imagine that its just the rookie still needs to earn the spot?
    Sounds good...rookie just learning is good

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  • brianmcfarlane
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    Originally posted by Hadez View Post
    Do they say whats up with Cushenberry at C?
    He played C for Driskel/2nd team and there was one fumbled snap but not sure who's fault. I was actually expecting Morris to be competing with Cushenberry but I didn't see anything about Morris. I imagine that its just the rookie still needs to earn the spot?

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