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    John Elway drops insight to the Denver QB situation

    No one has the job on lock

    From Elway:

    I think the key thing is to be patient with it, stay objective, and that’s why I’m not trying to sit there and keep putting them in an order but wait through the third preseason game and see if somebody jumps out at you.
    We aren’t interested in picking a guy and doing everything we can to make it work. The team direction looks to me here to be one from the coaches that I love: watch, analyze, and make data driven decisions on what is best for the team.

    Mark Sanchez is the logical start given his experience.

    Trevor Siemian has shown a lot of promise and appears worth the long look to see if that promise can turn into deliverables on game day.

    Paxton Lynch was drafted to be the future of the franchise. You wouldn’t think he’d have the goods to start in year 1 of his career right?

    Elway on what he is looking for

    “I think a lot of that goes to a guy that’s natural, that has ‘it,’...Nobody’s ever been able to explain exactly what ‘it’ is, but it’s somebody that knows how to play the position and can go out and react and is natural in that position. And you can see it when they go out there and react to what they see and put the ball in certain spots and make plays in situations that no one else can make.

    That’s what separates the great ones from the good ones.”
    This can’t be said more perfectly. I have always thought Elway was the greatest QB in the NFL because of this very thing. He had, “It.” His play on the field was the closest thing to magic that I’ve seen at times.

    The team in the long term isn’t looking for a QB who is a “game manager”. The team is looking for a QB who has “it.”

    No Bull Thoughts

    What does this tell me today? First off, that none of these QBs has separated themselves as “The Man” yet at Dove Valley and the coaches are absolutely in no hurry for that decision to happen.

    It also tells me this on Mark Sanchez: He isn’t a long-term plan so far. This makes it unlikey that he’ll finish the season if he even starts it. He’s a solid veteran backup and I think he can be a decent enough starter, but the “it” factor isn’t there or Kubiak would have already had him penned at the #1 QB spot.

    For Trevor Siemian, this is probably his best NFL shot right now and the pressure is on. I have yet to see much evidence of “it” from him, but if he is going to bring it, this year is the time.

    Finally, Paxton Lynch is no shoe in to be the starter week 1, let alone the rest of the year. Nevertheless, when I read between the lines of what is happening on the field at training camp and what is being said by Kubiak and Elway, it leads me to one conclusion: the team sees something in Paxton Lynch and has since they started scouting him prior to this year’s draft.

    The decision is in Kubiak’s court

    Here’s a great closing thought from Elway:

    “Hopefully, in the next couple weeks here, one of those guys pokes their head out and takes the lead and makes the decision easy, but I think Gary’s got a good idea of what he wants and what he likes.

    He’s dealt with that before, and so I trust the decision he’ll make.”
    GM’s manage. Coaches coach. This is the way it is supposed to be. Let Kubiak take whatever time he sees fit to get the right choice made.

    In the meantime, take a deep breath and be patient, Broncos Country. We’ll see what Kubiak comes up with in a few weeks.
    http://www.milehighreport.com/2016/8...r-qb-situation
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    Sums up everything nicely...

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    • #3
      I know everyone wants a starter named and some are nervous because we haven't named one but competition brings out the best in the best players. If your told you still have a chance to start especially at Qb it keeps pressure on you something Qb's always have on them. I'm glad their not just like Sanchez is the man. After the Qb play from a year ago I am excited to see an athletic Qb in our offense. We will miss Mannings adjustments at the line of scrimmage. The play Sanchez made in the preseason game where he just chucked the ball 30 plus yards is not a play Manning could make last year, especially a play that he would have had to step into a hit. Brock could have made that throw but I question Brocks ability to make the quick decision. Even his preseason game I saw the same thing where he holds the ball and then it seems like he is a second behind on when he should have thrown the ball.
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      • #4
        Introducing the Broncos next starting QB:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 58Miller View Post
          I know everyone wants a starter named and some are nervous because we haven't named one but competition brings out the best in the best players.
          No problem with letting all 3 battle it out in a highly competitive training camp. It'll make our team even stronger should the eventual starter go out with injury and the next man up has to take the reigns
          "There is no plan B. Plan A is to win the Super Bowl" - John Elway
          PLAN A ACCOMPLISHED 2/7/16!!!
          LSU 15-0 2019 BCS Champions...Geaux Tigers :dance:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dennis.1960 View Post
            No problem with letting all 3 battle it out in a highly competitive training camp. It'll make our team even stronger should the eventual starter go out with injury and the next man up has to take the reigns

            In John we trust.

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            • #7
              Elway pretty much hit the nail on the head. We made it work with probably the worst QB play in the league last season.

              If Mark at best is as consistently "okay" like he is being now then it will be enough to win against any team. That's barring injury and assuming the D picks up where it left off.

              If the D plays even better which many including myself are speculating, then an even slightly improved offense gives us a huge advantage to last year. And you saw what we did then. Of course every team gets better. We'll still be cranking out low 21-13 wins, But they'll be wins.

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