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    Look, misery doesn't love company. And the company, well, it certainly doesn't love the misery.

    When free agent Shaun Phillips was weighing his NFL options, he wanted to push misery off the scale.

    "At this point in my career, I've made some money. I've done that," Phillips said. "So it was really just down to do you go to the team that pays you the most money and you have a miserable season? Or do you go to a team that will take care of you and give you a chance to win?

    "I've played nine years. I've been to the Pro Bowl, played in the AFC championship, but I haven't played in a Super Bowl. I want to play and have a chance to win a Super Bowl. You're not going to have that chance if you're the miserable guy in a miserable situation wondering when the season is going to be over. That's not what I'm about."

    Phillips narrowed his choices to the Broncos and Houston Texans. Denver's Peyton Manning-powered offense and top-five defense broke the tie.

    "There were only two fits in my mind, the Houston Texans and here," Phillips said. "I got offered a nice amount of money to go to Oakland, but that just wasn't for me at this stage. I could have gone other places, but this is the place. You want to be part of something like this."

    Phillips might be the X factor in the Denver defense. While Von Miller is the unquestioned difference maker, Phillips could be what the Broncos need in the wake of Elvis Dumervil's messy departure. Especially if Phillips, who turned 32 this month, sticks to his customary pace when it comes to chasing down quarterbacks.

    "I just look at what Von can do," Phillips said. "If you play with a guy like Von, you're going to be one-on-one a lot because if they don't double Von, he's getting a sack, a forced fumble, he's just wrecking something. You have to double Von. So me and lot of guys are going to have matchups we can win, ones we have to win, because of what Von does.

    "I've been able to sack the quarterback.

    I'd like to continue that, maybe help Von get some space, help us win."

    Phillips had 9½ sacks for a seven-win San Diego Chargers team last season that didn't have another player who could consistently draw extra blockers. That was only half a sack behind John Abraham and was 4½ more than Dwight Freeney, who visited Broncos headquarters before Phillips.

    Since the start of the 2006 season — Dumervil's rookie year — Phillips has 58½ sacks and 20 forced fumbles, including seven forced fumbles in 2009. Dumervil had 63½ sacks over the same span, including a league-leading 17 in 2009. But he missed the 2010 season because of a chest injury. He has 16 forced fumbles, including six last season.

    Phillips believed in his potential in Denver so much, he signed a one-year contract ($1 million base salary) without a signing bonus. He can earn $400,000 bonuses for 10, 12 and 14 sacks.

    "We brought (Phillips) here and put him in the mix," said Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. "He's a guy that had close to 10 sacks last year."

    The Broncos have placed Phillips at strongside linebacker — as Miller's backup — but figure to move him around the defense, including using him in some pass-rush situations with Miller. That's something Miller would welcome.

    "I've been knowing Shaun even before I came to the Denver Broncos," Miller said. "We're friends first. I talk to him about stuff — how you play the position, how you rush right here, what did you see?"

    After playing in San Diego's 3-4 defense for nine seasons, Phillips will be asked to do a variety of jobs in the Denver defense. That will include some pass coverage, something Phillips got a taste of during the Broncos' first week of organized team activities.

    "It's a little tougher. They have me covering the tight ends a little bit more, and not just rushing the passer. There's a learning curve there," Phillips said. "But after about five minutes in this building, I knew this was the spot, just the guys they have around here, guys that want to win. I've called it a no-brainer, because if I didn't sign here it probably meant I lost my mind."


    http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...signing-denver

  • #2
    Awesome we could sign him for a song! Hopefully in turn, we can give him a ring!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BroncoSexyDaddy View Post
      Look, misery doesn't love company. And the company, well, it certainly doesn't love the misery.

      When free agent Shaun Phillips was weighing his NFL options, he wanted to push misery off the scale.

      "At this point in my career, I've made some money. I've done that," Phillips said. "So it was really just down to do you go to the team that pays you the most money and you have a miserable season? Or do you go to a team that will take care of you and give you a chance to win?

      "I've played nine years. I've been to the Pro Bowl, played in the AFC championship, but I haven't played in a Super Bowl. I want to play and have a chance to win a Super Bowl. You're not going to have that chance if you're the miserable guy in a miserable situation wondering when the season is going to be over. That's not what I'm about."

      Phillips narrowed his choices to the Broncos and Houston Texans. Denver's Peyton Manning-powered offense and top-five defense broke the tie.

      "There were only two fits in my mind, the Houston Texans and here," Phillips said. "I got offered a nice amount of money to go to Oakland, but that just wasn't for me at this stage. I could have gone other places, but this is the place. You want to be part of something like this."

      Phillips might be the X factor in the Denver defense. While Von Miller is the unquestioned difference maker, Phillips could be what the Broncos need in the wake of Elvis Dumervil's messy departure. Especially if Phillips, who turned 32 this month, sticks to his customary pace when it comes to chasing down quarterbacks.

      "I just look at what Von can do," Phillips said. "If you play with a guy like Von, you're going to be one-on-one a lot because if they don't double Von, he's getting a sack, a forced fumble, he's just wrecking something. You have to double Von. So me and lot of guys are going to have matchups we can win, ones we have to win, because of what Von does.

      "I've been able to sack the quarterback.

      I'd like to continue that, maybe help Von get some space, help us win."

      Phillips had 9½ sacks for a seven-win San Diego Chargers team last season that didn't have another player who could consistently draw extra blockers. That was only half a sack behind John Abraham and was 4½ more than Dwight Freeney, who visited Broncos headquarters before Phillips.

      Since the start of the 2006 season — Dumervil's rookie year — Phillips has 58½ sacks and 20 forced fumbles, including seven forced fumbles in 2009. Dumervil had 63½ sacks over the same span, including a league-leading 17 in 2009. But he missed the 2010 season because of a chest injury. He has 16 forced fumbles, including six last season.

      Phillips believed in his potential in Denver so much, he signed a one-year contract ($1 million base salary) without a signing bonus. He can earn $400,000 bonuses for 10, 12 and 14 sacks.

      "We brought (Phillips) here and put him in the mix," said Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. "He's a guy that had close to 10 sacks last year."

      The Broncos have placed Phillips at strongside linebacker — as Miller's backup — but figure to move him around the defense, including using him in some pass-rush situations with Miller. That's something Miller would welcome.

      "I've been knowing Shaun even before I came to the Denver Broncos," Miller said. "We're friends first. I talk to him about stuff — how you play the position, how you rush right here, what did you see?"

      After playing in San Diego's 3-4 defense for nine seasons, Phillips will be asked to do a variety of jobs in the Denver defense. That will include some pass coverage, something Phillips got a taste of during the Broncos' first week of organized team activities.

      "It's a little tougher. They have me covering the tight ends a little bit more, and not just rushing the passer. There's a learning curve there," Phillips said. "But after about five minutes in this building, I knew this was the spot, just the guys they have around here, guys that want to win. I've called it a no-brainer, because if I didn't sign here it probably meant I lost my mind."


      http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...signing-denver
      I love all this "we" talk. Seems like a great fit. Excited to see what he and the rest of the D can do. I'm really looking forward to seeing what Wolfe can do.

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      • #4
        I love this guy more and more. He wants to win, could of went for the money but rather win. These are the players we want, not the "I want to feel needed, and more money is how I feel needed". Maybe these needed players should of went to play for the Browns, they might be willing to over pay.
        Originally posted by broncos SB2010
        I doubt Chubb is high on their radar.

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        • #5
          Well, as much crap as I've said...might as well give him some slack ...like where his head and attitude are at

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          • #6
            I love the "we" talk as well, the man seems dedicated and should have enough passion to make a serious push and challenge Robert Ayers for the starting job, which of course is going be extremely tough because I fully expect Robert Ayers to be a brute force in lock down mode.

            There's going to be some great battles along both lines this summer.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BroncoSexyDaddy View Post
              Look, misery doesn't love company. And the company, well, it certainly doesn't love the misery.

              When free agent Shaun Phillips was weighing his NFL options, he wanted to push misery off the scale.

              "At this point in my career, I've made some money. I've done that," Phillips said. "So it was really just down to do you go to the team that pays you the most money and you have a miserable season? Or do you go to a team that will take care of you and give you a chance to win?

              "I've played nine years. I've been to the Pro Bowl, played in the AFC championship, but I haven't played in a Super Bowl. I want to play and have a chance to win a Super Bowl. You're not going to have that chance if you're the miserable guy in a miserable situation wondering when the season is going to be over. That's not what I'm about."

              Phillips narrowed his choices to the Broncos and Houston Texans. Denver's Peyton Manning-powered offense and top-five defense broke the tie.

              "There were only two fits in my mind, the Houston Texans and here," Phillips said. "I got offered a nice amount of money to go to Oakland, but that just wasn't for me at this stage. I could have gone other places, but this is the place. You want to be part of something like this."

              Phillips might be the X factor in the Denver defense. While Von Miller is the unquestioned difference maker, Phillips could be what the Broncos need in the wake of Elvis Dumervil's messy departure. Especially if Phillips, who turned 32 this month, sticks to his customary pace when it comes to chasing down quarterbacks.

              "I just look at what Von can do," Phillips said. "If you play with a guy like Von, you're going to be one-on-one a lot because if they don't double Von, he's getting a sack, a forced fumble, he's just wrecking something. You have to double Von. So me and lot of guys are going to have matchups we can win, ones we have to win, because of what Von does.

              "I've been able to sack the quarterback.

              I'd like to continue that, maybe help Von get some space, help us win."

              Phillips had 9½ sacks for a seven-win San Diego Chargers team last season that didn't have another player who could consistently draw extra blockers. That was only half a sack behind John Abraham and was 4½ more than Dwight Freeney, who visited Broncos headquarters before Phillips.

              Since the start of the 2006 season — Dumervil's rookie year — Phillips has 58½ sacks and 20 forced fumbles, including seven forced fumbles in 2009. Dumervil had 63½ sacks over the same span, including a league-leading 17 in 2009. But he missed the 2010 season because of a chest injury. He has 16 forced fumbles, including six last season.

              Phillips believed in his potential in Denver so much, he signed a one-year contract ($1 million base salary) without a signing bonus. He can earn $400,000 bonuses for 10, 12 and 14 sacks.

              "We brought (Phillips) here and put him in the mix," said Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. "He's a guy that had close to 10 sacks last year."

              The Broncos have placed Phillips at strongside linebacker — as Miller's backup — but figure to move him around the defense, including using him in some pass-rush situations with Miller. That's something Miller would welcome.

              "I've been knowing Shaun even before I came to the Denver Broncos," Miller said. "We're friends first. I talk to him about stuff — how you play the position, how you rush right here, what did you see?"

              After playing in San Diego's 3-4 defense for nine seasons, Phillips will be asked to do a variety of jobs in the Denver defense. That will include some pass coverage, something Phillips got a taste of during the Broncos' first week of organized team activities.

              "It's a little tougher. They have me covering the tight ends a little bit more, and not just rushing the passer. There's a learning curve there," Phillips said. "But after about five minutes in this building, I knew this was the spot, just the guys they have around here, guys that want to win. I've called it a no-brainer, because if I didn't sign here it probably meant I lost my mind."


              http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...signing-denver

              Great post BSD! I love the read.

              Phillips is a very good pickup. I truly hope he can bring some nastiness to our D and stop guys like Brady, Flacco, and Matt Ryan

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              • #8
                This is the acquisition that might be the one we're raving about as the season progresses. No guarantee, but having 9.5sacks last year with a team that struggled, and without a Von Miller type to side with you, tells me he can really do well here......under JDR.

                Wasn't that long ago that this guy was lethal. He's not young, but he's not old. And he's versatile, which is exactly what we are looking for.

                I love this acquisition!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CanDB View Post
                  This is the acquisition that might be the one we're raving about as the season progresses. No guarantee, but having 9.5sacks last year with a team that struggled, and without a Von Miller type to side with you, tells me he can really do well here......under JDR.

                  Wasn't that long ago that this guy was lethal. He's not young, but he's not old. And he's versatile, which is exactly what we are looking for.

                  I love this acquisition!
                  I still say that on a good day he can match Doom's skill level.

                  Doom's a beast don't get me wrong but he had a nasty habit of disappearing at times. Hopefully Phillips can remain constant, steady. And give us a good 2 to our 1-2 punch.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Denver Mike View Post
                    Great post BSD! I love the read.

                    Phillips is a very good pickup. I truly hope he can bring some nastiness to our D and stop guys like Brady, Flacco, and Matt Ryan
                    I know Manning was really happy he is on Denver.He was one of the guys that caused Peyton fits while playing in San Diego.

                    Like CanDB said,he is versatile and can do it all.I believe this season he can surpass the 9.5 sacks.I like the signing,and he is bringing a positive attitude with him to Denver.

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                    • #11
                      Phillips' signing feels a lot like the Neil Smith signing back in the day. Phillips is past his prime but can still put pressure on the passer and has a great attitude towards winning. He is versatile, athletic and is another veteran in the locker room for players like Ayers, Von, Q. Smith and others to look up to and see how to be a professional.

                      Loved the signing from day one and think its just what we needed in replacing Doom.
                      Last edited by AllEyezOnZach27; 05-28-2013, 12:48 AM.
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                      • #12
                        I'm going to love the attitude he brings on the field. We will see the refs pulling players apart more than we are used to

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