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  • Hadez
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    Being then GM for a successful NFL football team may be one of the hardest job in all of sports.

    Every player wants to get paid on some level. Every agent is whispering into the player's ear to go for more. Lot of bad teams making bad decisions which cause all kinds of havok in the "players worth" conversation.

    With all that said I am very happy with our team.

    We have drafted a lot of talented players...coached them into elite players and retained a lot of them in their prime years.

    It does not seem like Elway, his office staff or the coaches get they credit they deserve

    Tell you what tho....I notice it and I appreciate it

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  • broncos SB2010
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    Originally posted by fraguela09 View Post
    If Sly can become that interior disruptive threat that Malik was.... We are set!

    I think Darius Kilgo & Phil Taylor can slide right in and handle NT.

    I believe the 2 safeties we drafted will give us insurance if/when Stewart or Ward get hurt...

    As long as Talib doesn't get a lengthy suspension... I believe our defense will be even better this season...

    Ray & Shaq are older... We have another year under Wade and his coaches...

    All we need is for Sly to be Malik...
    I don't think Sly is taking Malik's spot. Right now, I think Vance Walker is the fav for that spot but Crick and Gotsis could win it.

    I agree with the sentiment though...whichever one of those guys takes it...they need to produce at a similar level.

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  • fraguela09
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    If Sly can become that interior disruptive threat that Malik was.... We are set!

    I think Darius Kilgo & Phil Taylor can slide right in and handle NT.

    I believe the 2 safeties we drafted will give us insurance if/when Stewart or Ward get hurt...

    As long as Talib doesn't get a lengthy suspension... I believe our defense will be even better this season...

    Ray & Shaq are older... We have another year under Wade and his coaches...

    All we need is for Sly to be Malik...

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  • darklord
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    That is key with most of our stars on D we will have a chance every year hands down

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  • Strip Sacked
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    Originally posted by Dennis.1960 View Post
    Exactly. I don't like that Von was paid so much, but I also didn't like the weight of the unresolved issue bearing down on us in training camp. Onward and upward!
    Hey man, just refer to the "Everything happens for a reason" thread.. You can not like paying Von that much.. but in the grand scheme of things, wouldn't you rather be forking over them chickens to Von, or sinking all your eggs into Osweiler/Malik Jackson..

    I'll take a slightly pricier Von and Marshall any day of the week.

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  • Dennis.1960
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    Originally posted by JJBroncoFan View Post
    I still have my concerns about him living up to the deal but hopefully he will prove me wrong. All in all I am just glad it is over and the team can move forward with full focus.
    Exactly. I don't like that Von was paid so much, but I also didn't like the weight of the unresolved issue bearing down on us in training camp. Onward and upward!

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  • Strip Sacked
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    Originally posted by JJBroncoFan View Post
    I was pleasantly surprised with the early reports of the structure of Von's deal. I think the timing of the guarantees are superb, and shouldn't cripple us at our biggest need time wise.

    I also believes it's a deal Von can be proud of and should keep him content to retire a Bronco. I still have my concerns about him living up to the deal but hopefully he will prove me wrong. All in all I am just glad it is over and the team can move forward with full focus.

    Nail, you've been hit upon your head.

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  • JJBroncoFan
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    I was pleasantly surprised with the early reports of the structure of Von's deal. I think the timing of the guarantees are superb, and shouldn't cripple us at our biggest need time wise.

    I also believes it's a deal Von can be proud of and should keep him content to retire a Bronco. I still have my concerns about him living up to the deal but hopefully he will prove me wrong. All in all I am just glad it is over and the team can move forward with full focus.

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  • duhyaj
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    Elway has been willing to let certain players walk that a lot thought we could not live without. It happened last year with some, the year before with some and this year all the pundits saying we will never be able to replace Malik (who only was really good one season), Trevathon who was good but missed more games than not in the last 3 seasons, so Elway was able to see we had his replacement on the team, and the others are really role players, bruton, and such. I actually really liked Bruton but more on the special teams side.

    We will see if he was right yet again to let certain guys walk and keep the right guys in the right places. I think until he's proven wrong I'll trust his decisions, Not a fan of the huge contract to Von, I think he is great but not that once in a generation defensive player like he thinks he is. He is not even the best in the current league let alone the Generation he is playing in. But the contract was written well enough not to strap us so again Elway has made sound decisions so far so I will trust it was the right move.

    I can't wait to see this season, I think we will be fine, 12-4 11-5 record and competing for the AFC championship yet again with the moves Elway has made.

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  • Freyaka
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    Originally posted by Atwnbroncfan View Post
    The biggest thing is we will need another jump from Ray and Barrett.
    Well the great thing is now that we've locked up Von, worst case scenario if only one of them manages to step up to ware's spot and perform we're still ok. I think barrett will play at a high level going forward and if Ray steps up and does as well, then that's just a bonus for us!

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  • Dennis.1960
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    Originally posted by Freyaka View Post
    I don't think we're done winning SB's in the next couple of years.
    I like the sound of that

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  • Atwnbroncfan
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    The biggest thing is we will need another jump from Ray and Barrett.

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  • Freyaka
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    Originally posted by IAMRED View Post
    Me right now...


    I cannot help but be optimistic. We've put ourselves in a perfect position for a young QB to grow. Lynch gets to have a defense that will keep him a float so that if he makes mistakes, it won't destroy us. I can't help but be excited because I think we are going to get better and better as a team between now and 2019. I don't think we're done winning SB's in the next couple of years.

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  • Strip Sacked
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    Me right now...


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  • Freyaka
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    Originally posted by Rancid View Post
    I had read this article also. The defensive bench strength is stellar excepting NT and arguably ILB. We can see a similar investment being made with young guys on the offensive line. Elway seems to have an eye on what the team will look like in the future.
    Don't be surprised if we're actually pretty solid at both the ILB and NT positions this season. On paper those are needs for us, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of the guys already on the roster come out of nowhere just like the people they are replacing did.

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