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    Decker, Thomas in great place. Professionally speaking, the 2012 offseason couldn't have gone better for Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas.

    The Broncos' top two wide receivers had to do nothing but sit, observe and accept the greatest of gifts. First, they got the gift of quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning, in terms of defensive reads, receiver anticipation and accuracy, is among the best NFL passers of all time.

    Second, Thomas and Decker got the gift of absence. The Broncos added Manning at quarterback without bringing in a star receiver from free agency or in the seven-round draft.

    Even though Thomas and Decker are entering only their third NFL seasons, the Broncos think they're good enough to be the team's No. 1 and No. 2 receivers.

    "They're like two little kids in a candy shop right now," said Mike McCoy, the Broncos' offensive coordinator. "They know an opportunity like this doesn't come around very often."

    Cornering the corner market. The Broncos added veteran cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Drayton Florence from free agency and Omar Bolden from the draft to a group that already included Champ Bailey, Chris Harris and Cassius Vaughn.

    The Broncos also gave a decent signing bonus to undrafted rookie cornerback Coryell Judie, who was Von Miller's college teammate at Texas A&M.

    "With the quarterbacks we have on our schedule, you've got to be able to cover multiple-receiver sets," defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said.

    The Pro Bowl quarterbacks on the Broncos' 2012 schedule are Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Carson Palmer, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Drew Brees, Andy Dalton, Cam Newton and Matt Cassel.

    "Now it's where defensively you'll play 60, 65 percent of your snaps with three corners," Del Rio said. "And sometimes four corners in the game."

    Footnotes. A famous Elvis who gets skinnier: Defensive end Elvis Dumervil played at 260 pounds last season. He's at 250 now. "Had to get back to what I know best," he said. ... Del Rio's son Luke, a senior at Valor Christian High School, received an invitation to the prestigious Elite 11 passing camp in Los Angeles. Jack Del Rio said the college recruiting process has picked up, and yes, Jon Embree and the Colorado Buffaloes are in contention. "We've talked," Jack Del Rio said. "We went up on an unofficial visit and met with Coach. I've known Jon a while. ... I think a couple of strong recruiting classes and he can get that thing turned around."

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    Elvis drops 10 pounds

    DOOM is down to 250. 5-11, 250 at DE. Some won't agree but I don't like the sound of that.


    Broncos' Decker, Demaryius Thomas get great help in offseason


    Decker, Thomas in great place. Professionally speaking, the 2012 offseason couldn't have gone better for Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas.

    The Broncos' top two wide receivers had to do nothing but sit, observe and accept the greatest of gifts. First, they got the gift of quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning, in terms of defensive reads, receiver anticipation and accuracy, is among the best NFL passers of all time.

    Second, Thomas and Decker got the gift of absence. The Broncos added Manning at quarterback without bringing in a star receiver from free agency or in the seven-round draft.

    Even though Thomas and Decker are entering only their third NFL seasons, the Broncos think they're good enough to be the team's No. 1 and No. 2 receivers.

    "They're like two little kids in a candy shop right now," said Mike McCoy, the Broncos' offensive coordinator. "They know an opportunity like this doesn't come around very often."

    Cornering the corner market. The Broncos added veteran cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Drayton Florence from free agency and Omar Bolden from the draft to a group that already included Champ Bailey, Chris Harris and Cassius Vaughn.

    The Broncos also gave a decent signing bonus to undrafted rookie cornerback Coryell Judie, who was Von Miller's college teammate at Texas A&M.

    "With the quarterbacks we have on our schedule, you've got to be able to cover multiple-receiver sets," defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said.

    The Pro Bowl quarterbacks on the Broncos' 2012 schedule are Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Carson Palmer, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Drew Brees, Andy Dalton, Cam Newton and Matt Cassel.

    "Now it's where defensively you'll play 60, 65 percent of your snaps with three corners," Del Rio said. "And sometimes four corners in the game."

    Footnotes. A famous Elvis who gets skinnier: Defensive end Elvis Dumervil played at 260 pounds last season. He's at 250 now. "Had to get back to what I know best," he said. ... Del Rio's son Luke, a senior at Valor Christian High School, received an invitation to the prestigious Elite 11 passing camp in Los Angeles. Jack Del Rio said the college recruiting process has picked up, and yes, Jon Embree and the Colorado Buffaloes are in contention. "We've talked," Jack Del Rio said. "We went up on an unofficial visit and met with Coach. I've known Jon a while. ... I think a couple of strong recruiting classes and he can get that thing turned around."
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    • #3
      I don't know how much I like that....

      He is already an undersized DE who gets pushed around in the run game.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by InElwayWeTrust View Post
        I don't know how much I like that....

        He is already an undersized DE who gets pushed around in the run game.
        Exactly...

        So losing ten pounds really wont change how he plays the run, it will just make him a more explosive pass rusher.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Den615 View Post
          Exactly...

          So losing ten pounds really wont change how he plays the run, it will just make him a more explosive pass rusher.
          Plus if he lost 10lbs like that it's probably fat/water weight ...won't hurt him, could actually potentially help him in the run game

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            Dumervil was only 255 when he was drafted.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by BroncoFanBoy View Post
              Dumervil was only 255 when he was drafted.
              But he played last season at 260, and 248 before that.
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              • #8
                Exactly my point. He'll be fine.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BroncoFanBoy View Post
                  Exactly my point. He'll be fine.
                  I disagree.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BroncoooJohnson View Post
                    But he played last season at 260, and 248 before that.
                    So he was 248 the year before he got injured and had the great season?

                    and now he is 250? Shouldnt we look at that, and hope for a big season again? =D
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Broncs_for_life View Post
                      So he was 248 the year before he got injured and had the great season?

                      and now he is 250? Shouldnt we look at that, and hope for a big season again? =D
                      he was also playing as a 3-4 OLB, not a 4-3 DE.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by broncos SB2010 View Post
                        he was also playing as a 3-4 OLB, not a 4-3 DE.
                        True, but a large portion of his 17 sacks came with his hand in the dirt. I don't see the weight loss as a negative. Hopefully Malik Jackson turns into a player and we have a pretty solid group of DE's with Dumervil, Ayers, and Hunter. We have some interesting prospects in Beal and Blatnick as well.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Den615 View Post
                          True, but a large portion of his 17 sacks came with his hand in the dirt. I don't see the weight loss as a negative. Hopefully Malik Jackson turns into a player and we have a pretty solid group of DE's with Dumervil, Ayers, and Hunter. We have some interesting prospects in Beal and Blatnick as well.
                          how many?.......
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by broncos SB2010 View Post
                            how many?.......
                            I don't have a direct source on this, but people kept referring to a source that said 12 or more of his 17 sacks were from the line, not standing up. It got exaggerated to the point that people were claiming that all of them did, but I'm pretty sure that's not the case.

                            I think at some point, you'd see him put his hand down, and think... 'Here he comes!'
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by broncos SB2010 View Post
                              how many?.......
                              Originally posted by LordTrychon View Post
                              I don't have a direct source on this, but people kept referring to a source that said 12 or more of his 17 sacks were from the line, not standing up. It got exaggerated to the point that people were claiming that all of them did, but I'm pretty sure that's not the case.

                              I think at some point, you'd see him put his hand down, and think... 'Here he comes!'
                              I'm not sure in all honesty. I just remember the game breakdowns stating that many of his sacks did come when he was set on the line. The best I could do at this point is try to find a 2009 highlight video of Dumervil's and try to keep count. Like LT, I have heard 12 of his sacks came on the line, but if I had to guess I would say 9 or 10.

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