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  • #16
    Originally posted by muse
    I agree that our core O-line has tons of potential. However, we do not have the depth at T or the prospects at LT. I don't think we really have a choice. We must draft a surefire LT starter this year to groom for a year or two.

    Not much depth for left tackle this year, and Lepsis is coming back to dominate that position, while pears backs him up, if anything we need a RT all we have is meadows if foster leaves, and even if foster doesnt leave, hes worthless at that position.

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    • #17
      Pears is a more natural RT and will probably start there next season which just leaves Matt on the left.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by cutlerfan
        Levi Brown

        I would for Jay to have a stud at LT!!
        Yeah, right!

        Aside from the fact that he'll probably go in the top 10 Levi Brown has "George Foster" written all over him!

        This is the same mistake Shanahan made in drafting Foster!

        Picking the same type of power rushing OL that everybody else wants is stupid given the Broncos system. They use converted TEs and smaller OL.

        Erik Pears, Adam Meadows, Chris Kuper, Greg Eslinger, Ben Hamilton. What do all these players have in common? NOT ONE OF THEM was taken in the top rounds. Most were 4th round or later picks, or undrafted FAs.

        Having this zone blocking system is a great advantage for the Broncos because few other teams use it. Thus, the type of players who excell in it are NOT the ones sought after by other teams, so the Broncos can pick them up in the 5th, 6th round or even sign them as undrafted FAs!

        That way they can concentrate on other positions, without having to use high round draft picks on OL!

        The OL taken in the 1st or 2nd round aren't better athletes than the players Denver takes, they're just bigger and stronger (and generally slower with slower footspeed - a key point). They do well in the power-running style that most teams use.


        You need those HUGE OL to push straight ahead.

        Denver's scheme is totally different. They use a zone blocking scheme whereby a player often doesn't know who he's going to block until after the play starts. THey need to think fast and react quickly, and there's no room for slow big-lugs who just want to flatten the guy in front of them.

        George Foster would probably have been successful in some other more traditional scheme -- and he'll probably have a chance to prove it with some other team next year!
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