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  • Would you take a 1st round qb over Plummer?

    Would you rather us take a step next year towards our distant future with say Matt or any other 1st round qb? Not sayin I think we will, but would you rather spend a pick on the future than help our immediate problems?
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    Heck no. spacefiller

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    • #3
      nope, plummer's not that old yet and we know QB's can play on for a little longer, there are some good QB's coming out but HELL i just pray we dont take an "icon" for QB with someone like vince young, who's like the second coming of mike vick and throws every bit as badly as he does, vick does sell those merchandise, but will he get a team to the superbowl if they shut down the running and make him beat you with his arm, the answer is no
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      • #4
        Originally posted by MoFo_JoRo
        Would you rather us take a step next year towards our distant future with say Matt or any other 1st round qb? Not sayin I think we will, but would you rather spend a pick on the future than help our immediate problems?
        I seriously doubt that either of our picks will be close enough to draft Matt.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by dbdom
          nope, plummer's not that old yet and we know QB's can play on for a little longer, there are some good QB's coming out but HELL i just pray we dont take an "icon" for QB with someone like vince young, who's like the second coming of mike vick and throws every bit as badly as he does, vick does sell those merchandise, but will he get a team to the superbowl if they shut down the running and make him beat you with his arm, the answer is no
          Ummm... If you havent noticed, Mike Vick has won tons more playoff games than Mike Shannahan in the last 6 years.... considering Mike hasnt even been the league for 6 years that is sad. Id gladly take a Vince Young or Matt Leinart if they can do what Mike Vick does..... get the team deep in the playoffs and to Conference Championship games on the regular.

          With that said, I state it again.... Leinart is a realistic option. If a team wants a player bad enough, they will trade up/shift the salaries around to make it work. It all depends on if Sundquist (ahahahaha) wants a QB enough.

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          • #6
            You bet. Why don't we ignore WR and OL and go for a blue-chip QB (even though I have not seen one yet in the upcoming draft)? That way we can end up doing what the Phoenix Cardinals did for six years: Get a great QB, give him nothing to work with, and watch him try to win games all by himself. The intelligence of some arguments I have seen just underwhelmes me.



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            • #7
              Originally posted by Momentum
              Ummm... If you havent noticed, Mike Vick has won tons more playoff games than Mike Shannahan in the last 6 years.... considering Mike hasnt even been the league for 6 years that is sad. Id gladly take a Vince Young or Matt Leinart if they can do what Mike Vick does..... get the team deep in the playoffs and to Conference Championship games on the regular.

              With that said, I state it again.... Leinart is a realistic option. If a team wants a player bad enough, they will trade up/shift the salaries around to make it work. It all depends on if Sundquist (ahahahaha) wants a QB enough.
              I didn't realize Shanahan plays football.

              Anyway, Vick could not have been winning playoff games for the last six years because he has been playing only since 2001. In that time, his team won a Wild Card game in 2002, then was promptly buried by the Eagles. In 2004, the team won the Divisional Playoff game, then was promptly buried in the AFC championship game--again by the Eagles (they are Atlanta's Indy?). So I'm not sure what you mean by "tons" more. Also, getting there a couple times is hardly "on the regular," isn't it?

              Anyway, this approach reminds me of throwing mud a against a wall, then whatever sticks, stays. Despite his 4,089 yards and 27 TDs, Plummer throws 20 INts, so we get rid of him. Perhaps we should have done that to Elway in 1985?

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              • #8
                I would like for the broncos to spend a 2nd or 3rd round pick on a qb this coming year (just as I wanted this year)...less pressure than a top ten pick, and more time to come along as a player..obviously plummer is here for a while, so i'd rather it be a 3rd rounder since they'll be learning on the sidelines for at least a few years.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by topscribe
                  I didn't realize Shanahan plays football.

                  Anyway, Vick could not have been winning playoff games for the last six years because he has been playing only since 2001. In that time, his team won a Wild Card game in 2002, then was promptly buried by the Eagles. In 2004, the team won the Divisional Playoff game, then was promptly buried in the AFC championship game--again by the Eagles (they are Atlanta's Indy?). So I'm not sure what you mean by "tons" more. Also, getting there a couple times is hardly "on the regular," isn't it?

                  Anyway, this approach reminds me of throwing mud a against a wall, then whatever sticks, stays. Despite his 4,089 yards and 27 TDs, Plummer throws 20 INts, so we get rid of him. Perhaps we should have done that to Elway in 1985?

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                  John was only in his third year in 1985. He didn't even play that much as a rookie. It was really only his second year as a starter. And lets face it,you could see loads of talent in Elway even when he was playing bad.You can't get rid of a player like that. This is going to be Plummers 9th year in the league and I see a solid player,but not tons of talent. I would take a chance on a rookie QB in the draft next year.I would take a chance on Vince Young. I would take a chance just like the Broncos did in making the trade to get Elway. We have two first round picks next year and an AVERAGE STARTING QB. WHY NOT? Anything wrong with getting alittle crazy from time to time.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by defense!!!
                    I seriously doubt that either of our picks will be close enough to draft Matt.
                    If the Redskins go 0-16 they will. The Redskins have shown that they aren't exactly the greatest team in the NFL so I think we'll be close enough to draft him.

                    HOWEVER! We don't need one, Jake's a great QB and has shown much progress in Shanahan's system. He broke a franchise record for most yards in a season (IT WAS ELWAY!) and tied Elway's TD record for the franchise. I see Jake making a big impact on the Broncos. If he doesn't have a great year, I still see no reason to waste a first round pick on Leinhart. I think that we have some pressing needs this year that we could and should address next yaer.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Iceman_44b
                      John was only in his third year in 1985. He didn't even play that much as a rookie. It was really only his second year as a starter. And lets face it,you could see loads of talent in Elway even when he was playing bad.You can't get rid of a player like that. This is going to be Plummers 9th year in the league and I see a solid player,but not tons of talent. I would take a chance on a rookie QB in the draft next year.I would take a chance on Vince Young. I would take a chance just like the Broncos did in making the trade to get Elway. We have two first round picks next year and an AVERAGE STARTING QB. WHY NOT? Anything wrong with getting alittle crazy from time to time.
                      Well, you may not see "loads of talent," but your opinion is not shared by certain very knowledgeable people in the profession. For instance, Bill Walsh has compared him to Joe Montana. You know, Walsh, who coached Montana? I also do not share your opinion, and I have watched Jake play ever since he was a freshman in college. And no, I did not attend his alma mater, nor am I a fan of that school. Quite the contrary, ASU is an arch-rival to my U. of Arizona.

                      Now, as to '"WHY NOT?" . . . . We lack quality depth on the Oline, and our best receiver is getting old. Since we have a QB with immense talent, as knowledgeable people have asserted, that is "WHY NOT."

                      Edit: Incidentally, Elway started 10 games in his rookie year in 1983.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by topscribe
                        I didn't realize Shanahan plays football.

                        Anyway, Vick could not have been winning playoff games for the last six years because he has been playing only since 2001. In that time, his team won a Wild Card game in 2002, then was promptly buried by the Eagles. In 2004, the team won the Divisional Playoff game, then was promptly buried in the AFC championship game--again by the Eagles (they are Atlanta's Indy?). So I'm not sure what you mean by "tons" more. Also, getting there a couple times is hardly "on the regular," isn't it?

                        Anyway, this approach reminds me of throwing mud a against a wall, then whatever sticks, stays. Despite his 4,089 yards and 27 TDs, Plummer throws 20 INts, so we get rid of him. Perhaps we should have done that to Elway in 1985?

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                        Once again, I ask you to look at the Mike Vick example.

                        2 playoff wins is more than we have had in Six freaking years.... Six. And considering we havent sniffed a conference championship game.... no Bronco fan has any room to criticize Vick/Atlanta for getting there and not winning. We havent even made it out of wildcard weekend!

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                        You bet. Why don't we ignore WR and OL and go for a blue-chip QB (even though I have not seen one yet in the upcoming draft)? That way we can end up doing what the Phoenix Cardinals did for six years: Get a great QB, give him nothing to work with, and watch him try to win games all by himself. The intelligence of some arguments I have seen just underwhelmes me.
                        That seemed to work for the Falcons, dont you think?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Momentum
                          That seemed to work for the Falcons, dont you think?
                          Well . . . no.

                          They might have won a game or two, but they also got crushed. Both times.
                          I think I would rather have a QB who can pass the ball.

                          Jake Plummer comes to mind . . . .



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                          • #14
                            yep stefan lefors

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                            • #15
                              tough decision, but I guess i'd have to still go with Plummer, because I'd rather see them use our first round picks next year on Wide Receiver and a Offensive Lineman, being we have 2 guys at those positions that are getting up there in age. If not, best available player is always fine with me.

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