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  • Imo KJ Hamler is the biggest loss for Lock thus far

    Some might say losing a RT in Juwan James is disastrous. Others might point to losing a shutdown and veteran like Chris Harris.

    I say losing Hamler might throw a wrench into Shurmur’s plans.

    For some odd reason I think our team wanted Ruggs over Jeudy. How many times in a draft does a team say exactly who they want? I think the Hamler pick was to make up for missing out on Ruggs.

    My question is how will Lock keep defenses honest if we don’t have someone that can stretch the field? I think his injury is one of the hugest storylines of our offseason.

    Anyone else sweating this injury majorly?

    Btw this post is in no way a shot at Jeudy who I’m excited about
    -Bronco in UT


    While I both agree and disagree with many posts in this thread I have to lean towards champ on this one. Jay really needs to learn how to manage the game better, and also to learn that you don't have to go for the big play EVERY time on every drive. There is something to be said to check the ball down and live to fight another day. -Great Post Cut the Excuses out please. sigh...

    Helll of a post

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    Didn't realize he was injured...how bad is it?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JvDub95 View Post
      Didn't realize he was injured...how bad is it?
      Hamstring injury. Somewhere between light practice and opening up the season on IR.

      Bummer he might be held back and his playmaking potential is a loss. But Broncos still have options with other WRs, TEs and some Shurmur game planning. Better then what Luck had to work with the final 5 games last year, by far.

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      • #4
        We have the best offense talent wise that we have seen in years...even if Hamler starts the season on IR.
        Time to build on the win and grow the team from some solid play higher level of play

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Champ>NFL View Post
          Some might say losing a RT in Juwan James is disastrous. Others might point to losing a shutdown and veteran like Chris Harris.

          I say losing Hamler might throw a wrench into Shurmur’s plans.

          For some odd reason I think our team wanted Ruggs over Jeudy. How many times in a draft does a team say exactly who they want? I think the Hamler pick was to make up for missing out on Ruggs.

          My question is how will Lock keep defenses honest if we don’t have someone that can stretch the field? I think his injury is one of the hugest storylines of our offseason.

          Anyone else sweating this injury majorly?

          Btw this post is in no way a shot at Jeudy who I’m excited about
          Stretching the field is overrated, you need guys who can run all routes and get open on all routes. It's great to have a speed guy, and hopefully he helps the O once he's healthy, but there are a lot of different ways to hurt defenses.

          You've got Sutton, who has been able to get open deep and work intermediate routes, you've got an elite route runner in Jeudy, and then you've got two fast TEs, plus an RB that's good at catching the ball out of the backfield. If the difference between Lock making it or not making it hinges on the speed of KJ Hamler, then Lock isn't the guy. And that's not meant as a knock on Hamler in anyway.

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          • #6
            I don't know Hamler's history to date but it has to be concerning that someone who specialises in acceleration at the LOS has suffered a hamstring injury.

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            • #7
              Hamstring injuries are tricky. I’d be very patient with Hamler during his rookie year. But honestly, I’d hardly say that having Hamler out is the “biggest loss” for Lock. As OP briefly mentioned, I think the biggest loss is Ja’Wuan James— since the RT is actually out for the year (again, basically). As far as I know in Training Camp, Hamler had way fewer reps with the 1’s in comparison to Jeudy, Patrick, and Hamilton prior to getting hurt. If I were to give a depth chart estimate right now, I’d say Hamler had firmly placed himself as the WR5.

              As for players to stretch the field, we have a 4.45 athlete in Jeudy and one of the best deep-threats last year in Sutton. While we may not have a healthy 4.2 speedster at our disposal in the receiving game currently, Shurmur’s offense is nuanced and aggressive enough to create deep looks downfield.
              2020 Adopt-A-Bronco: #10 JERRY JEUDY
              Previous Adoptees: #25 CHRIS HARRIS, #38 QUINTON CARTER, #43 TJ WARD

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              • #8
                If all they're looking for is someone to line up and run deep, fast, Diontae Spencer ran a 4.27 forty at his pro day.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Butler By'Note View Post
                  Stretching the field is overrated, you need guys who can run all routes and get open on all routes. It's great to have a speed guy, and hopefully he helps the O once he's healthy, but there are a lot of different ways to hurt defenses.

                  You've got Sutton, who has been able to get open deep and work intermediate routes, you've got an elite route runner in Jeudy, and then you've got two fast TEs, plus an RB that's good at catching the ball out of the backfield. If the difference between Lock making it or not making it hinges on the speed of KJ Hamler, then Lock isn't the guy. And that's not meant as a knock on Hamler in anyway.
                  Completely agree. One of the things which makes Tyrek Hill so dangerous is that he can run a route tree. In fact listen so some of the top WRs turn analysts. They all say the same thing - Tyrek Hill has freakish speed but what makes him so dangerous is that he can round the entire route tree now. You're no longer only needing to cover him deep. Don;t get me wrong though - his speed running deep is never a bad thing..lol

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Champ>NFL View Post
                    Some might say losing a RT in Juwan James is disastrous. Others might point to losing a shutdown and veteran like Chris Harris.

                    I say losing Hamler might throw a wrench into Shurmur’s plans.

                    For some odd reason I think our team wanted Ruggs over Jeudy. How many times in a draft does a team say exactly who they want? I think the Hamler pick was to make up for missing out on Ruggs.

                    My question is how will Lock keep defenses honest if we don’t have someone that can stretch the field? I think his injury is one of the hugest storylines of our offseason.

                    Anyone else sweating this injury majorly?

                    Btw this post is in no way a shot at Jeudy who I’m excited about
                    I haven't been watching camp, but I doubt he'll be that much of a loss. He's just a rook. I'm not saying he wouldn't add. Keep in mind this season is a total asterisk anyhow.

                    I think I read that the decision to put him on IR or not isn't necessarily because he needs a whole season to heal but would be because of roster space so, if we REALLY needed him they'd keep room for him.
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                    • #11
                      Keep in mind that if he goes on IR he’s eligible to return after 3 weeks as long as he’s placed on IR after cut day.

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                      • #12
                        It's too bad about the injury, but to be honest, I did not love the pick, given I'd prefer to have an OT at the time. So yes, it's a loss, and it takes away a little speed, but we have enough weapons without him. But yes, it will be good to have him back soon.

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                        • #13
                          K.J. Hamler is on the roster at the moment. He can be placed on IR tomorrow, but could return. He hasn't been lost. They know right where he is ... in the training room.

                          P.S. Elway said KJ won't be going on IR. :thumb:
                          Last edited by samparnell; 09-05-2020, 05:59 PM.
                          "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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                          • #14
                            Tried to tell y’all about Hamler. He’s been outplaying Jeudy
                            -Bronco in UT


                            While I both agree and disagree with many posts in this thread I have to lean towards champ on this one. Jay really needs to learn how to manage the game better, and also to learn that you don't have to go for the big play EVERY time on every drive. There is something to be said to check the ball down and live to fight another day. -Great Post Cut the Excuses out please. sigh...

                            Helll of a post

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Champ>NFL View Post
                              Tried to tell y’all about Hamler. He’s been outplaying Jeudy
                              Can’t even praise one player without tearing down another... this board sometimes... anyways, Hamler had an amazing game. We haven’t seen Hamler run a ton of deep routes all season, but they finally let him take the top off the opposing defense— AND actually threw it to him on those routes as well. This is what we drafted him for and I hope this is merely the beginning of Hamler’s big-time playmaking abilities for us here. He’s already been super clutch against LAC, made tough catches against ATL, and now he enjoyed a career day against CAR.

                              I may have a Jeudy profile picture, but you can’t deny that Jeudy has made the most of his opportunities when, you know, he actually gets targeted (and thrown a catchable ball). I, for one, will be enjoying the talents of ALL our receivers next year regardless of who’s having the better box score that day. Jeudy literally saved a TD scored against us on that fumble return, which was my favorite play of the day from him— considering how many fans online have started to lament his “work ethic” and “effort” because of his joking tweets lately. Both our young wideouts will be very good for a long time for us.
                              2020 Adopt-A-Bronco: #10 JERRY JEUDY
                              Previous Adoptees: #25 CHRIS HARRIS, #38 QUINTON CARTER, #43 TJ WARD

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