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  • FR Tim
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    The more I think about the Gordon signing the more I like it, despite the fumbles.

    He is a vet leader and professional pass protector. Invaluable for this team trying to change the culture with Wilson.

    Getting him signed on a value contract before the draft is a sneaky smart strategy by Paton. I agree they still draft a RB but the pressure is off to find a “starter” quality rookie. RBs get injured. Having a Williams / Gordon tandem protects against too big of a drop off when either misses games. Not sure Boone is that guy. He feels like a STs standout that can fill in at RB if pressed into it.

    It will be interesting to see when Paton selects a RB. Honestly I’m not opposed to any pick or round if the talent is there.

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  • Capt. Jack
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    I like Gordon, his fumbling is problematic, but it's nice when he gets a couple of those big runs.

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  • sra84
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    Originally posted by lvbronx View Post

    Gordon also had 20 TDs in two seasons as a Bronco, on an anemic offense and wasn't used correctly in the passing game. He played with Russ at Wisconsin so that reunion should be interesting.

    My question isn't his ability, it's whether he's willing to be the B RB. This is why I wouldn't give him an incentive laden contract. Give him his money so his playing time doesn't factor in.
    Those 20 touchdowns are nice. But that doesn't change the fact he has trouble protecting the ball. He's had that problem his entire career.

    Look, it is what is. I don't like the signing. Would have rather seen Boone get a shot, especially, since Paton gave him a 2 year, $3.85 million contract last year.

    Regardless of this signing, I still want to draft a RB late.

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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by listopencil View Post

    Williams should be ready for a bigger load this year. Historically you don't want to put a lot on rookie RB's because they aren't used to the schedule and they tend to wear down late in the year. It's a very long, tiring road for them. Use Gordon to keep Williams fresh. If we do put away an opponent early then use Gordon and the #3RB to kill the clock. Boone would be a convenient #3RB because he excels at Special Teams so he's worth activating on game day. I still want to draft a RB in the 4th-ish. I think you always have to keep adding RB's and this year they're deep so the Broncos could luck into a really good one.
    Agree 100%

    i would like to see a RB drafted by end of 4th rd as well. Between Boone and Gordon one of them is going to miss time, maybe both. We need another solid guy for reps in 2022 and hopefully to step into a larger role in 2023. Would like to see a solid PS RB in addition just in case both Boone and Gordon miss time at the same point in season.

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  • listopencil
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    Originally posted by Hadez View Post

    As long as Javonte gets most of the snaps with the goal is resting him to make Javonte the playoff work horse this is good.

    Regular season
    Javonte 60-65% of offensive snaps
    rest - 35-40%

    Keep him healthy

    Playoffs
    Javonte 80%+ snaps. Maybe 100% in 4th with game close.


    Even with Gordon back would like to see more of other backs as well.
    Williams should be ready for a bigger load this year. Historically you don't want to put a lot on rookie RB's because they aren't used to the schedule and they tend to wear down late in the year. It's a very long, tiring road for them. Use Gordon to keep Williams fresh. If we do put away an opponent early then use Gordon and the #3RB to kill the clock. Boone would be a convenient #3RB because he excels at Special Teams so he's worth activating on game day. I still want to draft a RB in the 4th-ish. I think you always have to keep adding RB's and this year they're deep so the Broncos could luck into a really good one.

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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by listopencil View Post
    More info:

    https://twitter.com/mikeklis/status/...jO0K__Wv7K2WLg

    Broncos announce they've officially signed RB Melvin Gordon. Per sources, it's a one-year, $2.5M base deal with chance to make up to $4M with incentives (not $5M).- Mike Klis
    As long as Javonte gets most of the snaps with the goal is resting him to make Javonte the playoff work horse this is good.

    Regular season
    Javonte 60-65% of offensive snaps
    rest - 35-40%

    Keep him healthy

    Playoffs
    Javonte 80%+ snaps. Maybe 100% in 4th with game close.


    Even with Gordon back would like to see more of other backs as well.

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  • BiscuitBronco
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    Originally posted by listopencil View Post
    More info:

    https://twitter.com/mikeklis/status/...jO0K__Wv7K2WLg

    Broncos announce they've officially signed RB Melvin Gordon. Per sources, it's a one-year, $2.5M base deal with chance to make up to $4M with incentives (not $5M).- Mike Klis
    This is ok... As much as I don't really want Gordon back, for sure it's good to have his experience and likely it will be good bang for the buck

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  • listopencil
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    More info:

    https://twitter.com/mikeklis/status/...jO0K__Wv7K2WLg

    Broncos announce they've officially signed RB Melvin Gordon. Per sources, it's a one-year, $2.5M base deal with chance to make up to $4M with incentives (not $5M).- Mike Klis

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  • listopencil
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post

    Right. Can't blame that one on Melvin. Wow! Fant at Y and Albert O. at Wing. What a powerful blocking combo! If we line up two guys who can'y block, surely at least one of them will block someone, right? Answer: Don't call me Shirley.

    Good example of why some want to know about a TE's blocking ability. Why line a guy up tight if he can't block? It was that way with Tony Scheffler who didn't line up tight half the time. Brandon Marshall was a better blocker. Unfortunately many here are way too young to remember Riley Odoms.
    I found a Youtube video with a really good angle:



    That play shouldn't have been called, and that ball should have never been snapped.

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  • listopencil
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    Originally posted by JvDub95 View Post
    https://www.9news.com/article/sports...5-b859241c6e63

    Good article on Gordon. It makes sense too, bringing back Gordon primarily to be the pass protection guy. He comes back on a much lighter salary at only 2.5 mil meaning he isn't going to be a major factor in the offensive game script. Still involved but he knows this is Williams show now
    There will be (should be) some special backs available in the 4th round though. I could see letting Boone go or keeping him as an extra guy primarily for Special Teams.

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  • listopencil
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post

    Right. Can't blame that one on Melvin. Wow! Fant at Y and Albert O. at Wing. What a powerful blocking combo! If we line up two guys who can'y block, surely at least one of them will block someone, right? Answer: Don't call me Shirley.

    Good example of why some want to know about a TE's blocking ability. Why line a guy up tight if he can't block? It was that way with Tony Scheffler who didn't line up tight half the time. Brandon Marshall was a better blocker. Unfortunately many here are way too young to remember Riley Odoms.
    Yup. Blame it on the nonexistent blocking, blame it on the poorly designed goal line play, blame it on the OC for calling yet another crap play, blame it on the QB who may have been able to change the blocking assignments, blame it on the rain. Who I don't blame is the poor RB that got absolutely blasted as soon as he touched the ball.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by HDbroncos02 View Post

    You should also not forgive Albert O for completely missing his assignment that led to the defender blowing up Gordon the moment Lock handed the ball off to him before he could secure it… in a meaningless final regular season game no less.
    Right. Can't blame that one on Melvin. Wow! Fant at Y and Albert O. at Wing. What a powerful blocking combo! If we line up two guys who can't block, surely at least one of them will block someone, right? Answer: Don't call me Shirley.

    Good example of why some want to know about a TE's blocking ability. Why line a guy up tight if he can't block? It was that way with Tony Scheffler who didn't line up tight half the time. Brandon Marshall was a better blocker. Unfortunately many here are way too young to remember Riley Odoms.
    Last edited by samparnell; 04-27-2022, 08:23 PM. Reason: typo

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  • FR Tim
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    Not sure the fumbling problem gets “fixed” at this point of his career. I’m guessing he has worked on that every off-season his entire career.

    Gordon has a lot of positives. A lot of things he does well. Those are why he was signed.

    The fumbles are just part of the equation. He will likely fumble a couple times this season. Hopefully not excessive or at inopportune times. Same as I hope from every offensive player.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by JvDub95 View Post
    https://www.9news.com/article/sports...5-b859241c6e63

    Good article on Gordon. It makes sense too, bringing back Gordon primarily to be the pass protection guy. He comes back on a much lighter salary at only 2.5 mil meaning he isn't going to be a major factor in the offensive game script. Still involved but he knows this is Williams show now
    Good read. It's indicative of how Melvin is regarded in the locker room which is more important than that of fans.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by Taos_Broncomaniac View Post

    I would think he knows where he ranks in the pecking order after his wait to get re-signed. Probably a good chance he got a "talking to" about the butterfinger thing. Let's hope
    The offseason is usually when ball security issues are addressed. Melvin was signed last night. If he's in town, he'll be at Dove Valley today. Ten new offensive coaches one of whom is his position coach. There's plenty of time between now and the season opener. All offensive coaches have ball security drills, especially RBs coach.

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