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  • Bootleg
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    Originally posted by WYBRONCO View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I really liked the honesty and the approach that Elway brings.
    No doubt; nice to hear his perspective.

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  • WYBRONCO
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    Originally posted by Bootleg View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I really liked the honesty and the approach that Elway brings.

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  • skeeter01
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    Originally posted by Capt. Jack View Post
    What a good interview with Elway !
    Elway is a true NFL football God !!!
    I'm so proud of Elway for all his accomplishments with the Denver Broncos.

    I Love Ole' #7
    He always strives to be better, never says he's the best....not afraid to look at himself and work at improving his craft. Was originally known at only being good at free agency but fell short in drafting. Well, he learned to change that strategy and look, potentially three strong draft classes. Hat trick !!

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  • Capt. Jack
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    What a good interview with Elway !
    Elway is a true NFL football God !!!
    I'm so proud of Elway for all his accomplishments with the Denver Broncos.

    I Love Ole' #7

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by BroncoooJohnson View Post
    I think this is spot on. He is a former HS tackle, as are many interior lineman, but most guys move because of the lack of length. That said, Cushenberry has the same length arms as Tristan Wirfs and Austin Jackson.

    While Cushenberry isn’t going to, and may never will move bodies off the line of scrimmage, we don’t need him to with our two guards. Those guys will help Cushenberry shine in the run game.
    Some O-Line coaches I've known like their Centers with long legs. Those are usually the Tackles.

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  • johnlimburg
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    Yeah, while not excellent in any one area, he is good at everything, a very well rounded prospect. I would also say he was one of the safest picks in the draft because of this. You would assume as of right now he starts from week 1.

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  • BroncoooJohnson
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    Originally posted by johnlimburg View Post
    That jumped out to me. After watching Paradis get handled by bigger 0 techniques for years in pass protection it is the first thing I look at when looking at centers. Cushenberry has really long arms and usually wins by getting hands on players before they get going, and he has a solid anchor. He doesn't necessarily have amazing strength in his hands, but he has good recovery as well when he loses that first contact. In the run game he usually isn't moving bigger guys out of the hole with power, he usually needs some assistance. But he does look to be a good positional blocker in the run game.
    I think this is spot on. He is a former HS tackle, as are many interior lineman, but most guys move because of the lack of length. That said, Cushenberry has the same length arms as Tristan Wirfs and Austin Jackson.

    While Cushenberry isn’t going to, and may never will move bodies off the line of scrimmage, we don’t need him to with our two guards. Those guys will help Cushenberry shine in the run game.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by johnlimburg View Post
    That jumped out to me. After watching Paradis get handled by bigger 0 techniques for years in pass protection it is the first thing I look at when looking at centers. Cushenberry has really long arms and usually wins by getting hands on players before they get going, and he has a solid anchor. He doesn't necessarily have amazing strength in his hands, but he has good recovery as well when he loses that first contact. In the run game he usually isn't moving bigger guys out of the hole with power, he usually needs some assistance. But he does look to be a good positional blocker in the run game.
    Center blocking assignments on angle blocked run plays differ from split-front to odd-front. The former would involve more down, scoop and pulls while the latter would require more base, drive, reach and doubles. We'll see how Lloyd does with zone steps and angle blocks against all fronts. I doubt if pass blocking will be a problem for him.

    Denver's projected interior of Risner, Cushenberry and Glasgow may be able to keep the pocket from collapsing as well as dealing with stunts and twists. They have a good coach. He'll have them ready.

    As far as the outside is concerned, there is much that Shurmur (a former O-Lineman and O-Line coach) can do to help the Tackles. Formations can force D to devote fewer defenders to the box, and TEs/H-Backs and RBs can help out. I expect Shurmur and Munchak to be on the same page.

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  • JvDub95
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    Originally posted by johnlimburg View Post
    That jumped out to me. After watching Paradis get handled by bigger 0 techniques for years in pass protection it is the first thing I look at when looking at centers. Cushenberry has really long arms and usually wins by getting hands on players before they get going, and he has a solid anchor. He doesn't necessarily have amazing strength in his hands, but he has good recovery as well when he loses that first contact. In the run game he usually isn't moving bigger guys out of the hole with power, he usually needs some assistance. But he does look to be a good positional blocker in the run game.
    I think with time he could be an all around stud in the league. Good at all phases of it, with time spent with pro strength and conditioning coaches he could become elite??? Imo, he has the potential

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  • johnlimburg
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    Scouting reports on Lloyd suggest he might be able to block a 0 tech in pass protection without needing assistance. If so, that would be a big help when facing an odd-front on a pass play. The benefit of that would be felt along the line both ways.
    That jumped out to me. After watching Paradis get handled by bigger 0 techniques for years in pass protection it is the first thing I look at when looking at centers. Cushenberry has really long arms and usually wins by getting hands on players before they get going, and he has a solid anchor. He doesn't necessarily have amazing strength in his hands, but he has good recovery as well when he loses that first contact. In the run game he usually isn't moving bigger guys out of the hole with power, he usually needs some assistance. But he does look to be a good positional blocker in the run game.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by Rastic View Post
    Yeah.

    Our interior should be able pull guards left or right with the addition of Glasgow who was a top-10 guard last year - a big improvement. Cushenberry's draft analysis suggests he'll be a day-1 starter and an upgrade for run blocking - McGovern had a poor PFF run blocking grade of 64 (though a great pass blocking grade of 82.5). McGovern will likely see more improvement in both categories, but under Munchak he improved a lot. Cushenberry is coming in younger, cheaper, and more talented. He'll have some mistakes but he's easily an upgrade in the run game.

    Our RBs should do just fine.
    Scouting reports on Lloyd suggest he might be able to block a 0 tech in pass protection without needing assistance. If so, that would be a big help when facing an odd-front on a pass play. The benefit of that would be felt along the line both ways.

    As far as the rushing attack is concerned, we'll just need to see how much zone and how much angle Shurmur wants to use. They say he prefers formations with 11 personnel which sounds like Spread most of the time. When Sutton, Fant, Jeudy, Hamler and Gordon/Lindsay are on the field at the same time, I'd be surprised to see more than six in the box, especially if the formation is Bunch, Trips or Trey. That will open the run game.

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  • Rastic
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    Originally posted by BroncoooJohnson View Post
    So we add Gordon, Glasgow, and Cushenberry, yet you don’t think the run game improved? You must think the world of Connor McGovern.
    Yeah.

    Our interior should be able pull guards left or right with the addition of Glasgow who was a top-10 guard last year - a big improvement. Cushenberry's draft analysis suggests he'll be a day-1 starter and an upgrade for run blocking - McGovern had a poor PFF run blocking grade of 64 (though a great pass blocking grade of 82.5). McGovern will likely see more improvement in both categories, but under Munchak he improved a lot. Cushenberry is coming in younger, cheaper, and more talented. He'll have some mistakes but he's easily an upgrade in the run game.

    Our RBs should do just fine.

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  • BroncoooJohnson
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    Originally posted by dgobronco View Post
    I think we got 2 starters (Jeudy and Cush) and 1 maybe (Hamler) if he can overcome drops and, importantly, hang onto the ball when he's trucked by a 250lb LB. Fingers crossed.

    The draft focused on speed, which does matter. But we lost several games last year because the run game couldn't chew time on the clock at the end. I don't think that's improved. It's also asking a lot of Lock to sustain drives when he's put in 2nd and 11 or 3rd and 8+ situations, even with the added weapons. That's where the opportunity to fill other needs vs Hamler or even Jeudy vs turning pick 15 into 2 starters comes in. I wouldn't have double dipped at WR, especially with Hamler's floor being replaced next year. I hope I'm wrong, but the oline and depth could easily be the achilles heel of this season. Defensively, I think we're about the same as last year plus Chubb coming back. Good enough if the offense thrives, but not good enough to carry the offense.
    So we add Gordon, Glasgow, and Cushenberry, yet you don’t think the run game improved? You must think the world of Connor McGovern.

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  • BroncoooJohnson
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    Originally posted by FR Tim View Post
    My expectations are not linked to how the Broncos match up with the elite teams. Broncos are not at that level.

    My expectations are in improvements and chemistry building in order to get a Wild Card spot. Instead of stressing how they will match up against KC I’m trying to stay focused on the teams the Broncos will be competing against.

    How do they stack up with Raiders, Chargers, Steelers, Colts, Titans and any other of the “surprise “ teams that I am hoping the Broncos will be a part of.
    There is absolutely no logic in focusing on teams that won’t be competing for a Super Bowl. It’s about focusing on making the team better, and if there is any measuring stick to use it’s the champs/other contenders. Focusing on how the team matches up with losing teams won’t do anybody favors.

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