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    Denver ranked #31 by Foxsports.com

    The Denver Broncos were ranked #31 of 32 teams by Foxsports.com senior writer Alex Marvez in Draft Rankings. So what does everyone think? Do we really suck that bad at drafting?

    Not gonna lie, I would have to agree with a lot of what he said.......

    Here's the link:

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8...s:-Teams-25-32

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    31st is just baffling to me.

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    O M G!!! How are the Broncos being ranked?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by str8jacket View Post
    31st is just baffling to me.
    It could have been worse. It could have been 33rd.
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    Smile Bs...

    To say that the Broncos and Shannahan are the next to the worst drafting team is pure BS!!! If the Pats were so smart, they would have drafted Brady in the first and not the sixth. They have even made that statement. EVERY team has had its busts in drafting and Free Agents. It is a crap shoot that no one has worked out to any perfection. NFL Network just had a report on the top ten steals in the draft and the Broncos had two players, Sharpe and Davis in the top six. Davis was rated the third best steal of all time in the draft. How can you say that the Broncos are worse than 30 other teams. Sorry MUG, but you are full of BS on this point. Shannahan is not perfect, but neither are the other teams. Just another East Coast reporter blowing smoke up everyones arse. The Broncos staff obviously does a better job than any of the opinionated fans on this post. Put your egos back in your pants and realize than Bowlen is not a cheap fool and that WE fans should stop whining and support our team's player personnel decisions. Yes, we have the right to criticise their decisions, but most often we just look like ignorant egotistical fans.

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    Clarret was not our worst mistake, he was the most publiced mistake,
    btw we took 2 people in the third round before him in the third round

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    Well I guess we are pretty bad. Although some players that we did draft, we did traded for others in return. (Portis for Champ, Bell/Foster for Bly)

    I mean we don't have a good core of Bronco draftees on the team.

    2006 was a good draft with Cutler and all, and 2007 is too early to decide.. but before that we haven't been that "great". Sure 2005 wasn't too bad either, but before that the only impact player from a draft would be DJ Williams.

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    I thought this was a normal power rankings....I was like ***?!?!? I agree we've been terrible with drafts this decade but the past two have been solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broncos724 View Post
    I thought this was a normal power rankings....I was like ***?!?!? I agree we've been terrible with drafts this decade but the past two have been solid.
    So did i and i was about to say i was okay with it because rankings don't really mean jack on the field.

    plus being under the radar isn't a bad thing...that just helps teams overlook what's coming at them

    they can rank us wherever they want. doesn't mean anything whether we deliver on the field or not.

    but draft-wise, i still don't agree.... you can't necessarily have great drafts if you're good enough not to get to have the first ten picks... and even then, Denver has managed rather well with draft picks.

    who ever said you need to draft high for talent is an idiot (most likely some analyst). most of our talent and most of our SB winning team talent weren't high draft picks...so i don't know why they think that's a big deal

    sure you can get amazing guys because there's a reason they're higher picks...but there are plenty of sleepers that cost WAY LESS MONEY and often deliver more.

    when's the last time you saw Couch, Leinhart, Russell, Quinn do anything spectacular in the NFL?

    oh yeah...they're all on the bench or has-beens (okay i gues only Couch...was he even a #1 pick? i dunno, you get my point)

    who needs a #1 pick when we are always able to get awesome runningbacks on day 2? or other talent that's not necessarily a glamour position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealBronco View Post
    but draft-wise, i still don't agree.... you can't necessarily have great drafts if you're good enough not to get to have the first ten picks... and even then, Denver has managed rather well with draft picks.

    Ya Indy and NE really suffer from those late round draft picks

    Why is it so hard for Broncos fans to admit Shanny is not a very good GM. The 1st step to beating Homerism is admitting you have a problem.

    1. Bad Drafts
    2. Browncos
    3. Tons of dead money every year on salary cap.

    I am pretty sure no team in the NFL would offer him a GM spot if he wasn't coaching...other GMs have been fired for much much less than he has done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutler2007 View Post
    Ya Indy and NE really suffer from those late round draft picks

    Why is it so hard for Broncos fans to admit Shanny is not a very good GM. The 1st step to beating Homerism is admitting you have a problem.

    1. Bad Drafts
    2. Browncos
    3. Tons of dead money every year on salary cap.

    I am pretty sure no team in the NFL would offer him a GM spot if he wasn't coaching...other GMs have been fired for much much less than he has done.
    You are absolutely right with this post. Shanahan is one of the worst drafting GMs/Team President/Whatever he is... in the NFL. That's a fact. He's still a good coach, but he can't draft worth a darn. Though to be fair, he has performed better as of late. But he still takes too many gambles and he still undervalues DT in the draft. <---that aspect really ticks me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutler2007 View Post
    Ya Indy and NE really suffer from those late round draft picks

    Why is it so hard for Broncos fans to admit Shanny is not a very good GM. The 1st step to beating Homerism is admitting you have a problem.

    1. Bad Drafts
    2. Browncos
    3. Tons of dead money every year on salary cap.

    I am pretty sure no team in the NFL would offer him a GM spot if he wasn't coaching...other GMs have been fired for much much less than he has done.
    Why would anyone blame the Browncos for anything? They were cheap good solid players. Ecuban, Warren, Lang and Myers were all cheap and they all contributed. I think this just shows people's ignorance. It's not like Denver gave up a lot for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutler2007 View Post
    Ya Indy and NE really suffer from those late round draft picks

    Why is it so hard for Broncos fans to admit Shanny is not a very good GM. The 1st step to beating Homerism is admitting you have a problem.

    1. Bad Drafts
    2. Browncos
    3. Tons of dead money every year on salary cap.

    I am pretty sure no team in the NFL would offer him a GM spot if he wasn't coaching...other GMs have been fired for much much less than he has done.

    For the money we spent on the Browncos and being one game away from the Super Bowl I find that hard very hard to say Shanny was crazy or wasted anything with getting those guys in here.
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    Sad to say but the Broncos have always baffled me when it comes time to draft. Hopefully this year will be better and we can do some good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutler2007 View Post
    Ya Indy and NE really suffer from those late round draft picks

    Why is it so hard for Broncos fans to admit Shanny is not a very good GM. The 1st step to beating Homerism is admitting you have a problem.

    1. Bad Drafts
    2. Browncos
    3. Tons of dead money every year on salary cap.

    I am pretty sure no team in the NFL would offer him a GM spot if he wasn't coaching...other GMs have been fired for much much less than he has done.
    That's what I'm saying. You don't need a #1 in the First round to get good picks... You're right, NE and Indy don't seem to have problems finding talent...

    Quote Originally Posted by Deltagbear View Post
    Sad to say but the Broncos have always baffled me when it comes time to draft. Hopefully this year will be better and we can do some good!
    I won't sit here and say Denver is awesome at drafting, but they're not horrible. You can't call multiple season 1,000 yard rushers drafted later than the first round a horrible draft record.

    Harris: 3rd round (still developing)
    Scheffler: 2nd round (turning into a stud)
    Marshall: 4th round
    D. Williams: 2nd round
    Paymah: 3rd round
    Foxworth: 3rd round (he's finally getting there)
    T. Bell: 2nd round (small but still performed while here considering)
    Griffin: 4th round (put up decent numbers while here)
    Portis: 2nd round (um....yeah)
    Putzier: 6th round (that guy was a stud)
    Hayward: 3rd round
    Hamilton: 4th round (one of our better linemen)
    Gary: 4th round (another decent back)
    Davis: 5th round (um....need i say more?)
    Chamberlain: 7th round
    Burns: 7th round
    Nalen: 7th round (yeah we basically stole this beast)
    Elam: 3rd round
    Traylor: 3rd round
    Sharpe: 7th round
    Braxton: 12th round
    Fletcher: 2nd round
    Kubiak: 8th round
    Mecklenberg: 12th round

    Okay, none of these guys were first rounders. Also, I'm not saying all of them were great or turned out all that great....but while they played for us like Gary, etc they were pretty good or decent...or put up notable numbers.

    Not to mention guys like Davis, Portis, Elam, Marshall, Sharpe....that were studs or will be...

    and that's not including our greatest two undrafted aquisitions:

    Elway and Smith. either through trade or undrafted signing.

    and that doesn't even include how many 1rst rounders who have become studs for us.

    So I'd say overall Denver's "not that bad" at drafting.

    and before someone mistakes me and assumes i pulled that off the top of my head...

    Helpful site:

    http://www.databasefootball.com/draf...?tm=DEN&lg=nfl


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deltagbear View Post
    Sad to say but the Broncos have always baffled me when it comes time to draft. Hopefully this year will be better and we can do some good!
    I am not sure what is more baffling... Bronco drafts, or these homers that think we have a good draft record.

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