View Poll Results: What "Role" Would You Fix First???

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    So Gang...What "Role" Would You Fix First???

    If you were king of the land, and you could change things within The Bronco organization, what would you fix asap? This is a poll, and I have listed 5 potential answers, excluding "Other". If it's "other" please just post what it is that needs to be fixed. I have limited this to 5 responses, so I am sorry if I have left out an obvious one.

    If I could, I would find a better QB, because a better QB would add a few points on the board, instill much needed hope, and help keep the D off the field. For me, the QB is the main man on, and usually, off the field. If you're name is Brady, Brees, Wilson, Rodgers....you are typically the face of the organization, mostly for good reasons. Players tend to want to play with you. Fans want to cheer for you. And management can relax just a little, knowing that the QB is taking some of the load off them.

    Having said that, I know that our Oline has been poorly put together, and that it is killing our O. But unlike QBs, for which there might be about 10-15 really good pros on the planet, Oliners are plentiful! And it is proven that a first year Oliner can be a pro bowler.....think Nelson. Yes, there are 5 of them on the field, but you do not need 5 pro bowlers. You need 5 big guys who can work together, and give the QB and RBs some time and space.

    As for GM....I do think this is a big issue. I want badly for Elway to change the organization. He can be the President, but he should hire a talented GM by end of season, as early as a person can be hired....to get a step up on the '20 offseason. I will admit, I debate this one, because I see it as a top priority. But I am hoping that the QB situation is given a new life, once Lock returns. Then we can plan what to do beyond this season. If he doesn't have it, at least we can make that the big priority in '20, under a new GM.

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    If I were the owner I would bring in a personal consultant (much like Kubiak was) for Elway to help with drafting. I would let him fulfill his contract and if by the end of next season I don't see the progress I look for a different GM.

    Before the trade deadline I trade Sanders, Wolfe, Harris and entertain offers for Miller. We need to get younger at all those positions and we need ammunition for the draft.

    The remaining games in this season I wouldn't hesitate to make Lock the starter. I need to see what this kid is capable of before we get to the off-season. If I feel he is not qualified for the franchise role I look 100% at QB in the draft since it will be a high pick. If Lock shows me he can win games I use that pick for an anchor at LT and build the offensive line for this kid.

    As for Flacco? I just release him now, Elway screwed up big time restructuring his contract but it would be better for the team to just say goodbye and let the players build some chemistry with Lock. We want Lock to feel as comfortable as possible and we don't need a sour Flacco breathing down his neck


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    Quote Originally Posted by JvDub95 View Post
    If I were the owner I would bring in a personal consultant (much like Kubiak was) for Elway to help with drafting. I would let him fulfill his contract and if by the end of next season I don't see the progress I look for a different GM.

    Before the trade deadline I trade Sanders, Wolfe, Harris and entertain offers for Miller. We need to get younger at all those positions and we need ammunition for the draft.

    The remaining games in this season I wouldn't hesitate to make Lock the starter. I need to see what this kid is capable of before we get to the off-season. If I feel he is not qualified for the franchise role I look 100% at QB in the draft since it will be a high pick. If Lock shows me he can win games I use that pick for an anchor at LT and build the offensive line for this kid.

    As for Flacco? I just release him now, Elway screwed up big time restructuring his contract but it would be better for the team to just say goodbye and let the players build some chemistry with Lock. We want Lock to feel as comfortable as possible and we don't need a sour Flacco breathing down his neck
    This is pretty much exactly what I think, other than Elway hiring a GM sooner. But basically it's the route for me.

    If you and I, and others I've read/listened to, see it the same way....lets get on it! Cmon John, we're not asking for you to leave (well, some of us that is), we're saying go get that Exec who knows how to put a team together, and assess talent, among other complex things. Mke the changes that need to be made in '19, load up on draft picks, and start Lock in time for us to give him some experience, while allowing us the opportunity to gauge what he brings. Yes, poor Oline and all.

    This is where coaching comes in....you have porous Oline, you design around that where possible. We have 2 talented young RBs. Receivers are ok, although I'd make a move there in '20 as well. So you dink and dunk a little, run the ball, give him confidence. Let him go deep early to spread Ds. It's not genius to find ways to minimize the pain.

    As I stand back, I could be coerced easily to make the GM thing the #1 fix, but I was thinking of getting Lock on the field before the GM hiring took place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JvDub95 View Post
    If I were the owner I would bring in a personal consultant (much like Kubiak was) for Elway to help with drafting. I would let him fulfill his contract and if by the end of next season I don't see the progress I look for a different GM.

    Before the trade deadline I trade Sanders, Wolfe, Harris and entertain offers for Miller. We need to get younger at all those positions and we need ammunition for the draft.

    The remaining games in this season I wouldn't hesitate to make Lock the starter. I need to see what this kid is capable of before we get to the off-season. If I feel he is not qualified for the franchise role I look 100% at QB in the draft since it will be a high pick. If Lock shows me he can win games I use that pick for an anchor at LT and build the offensive line for this kid.

    As for Flacco? I just release him now, Elway screwed up big time restructuring his contract but it would be better for the team to just say goodbye and let the players build some chemistry with Lock. We want Lock to feel as comfortable as possible and we don't need a sour Flacco breathing down his neck
    Wow dub. I think I for the 1st time I 98% of what you said. I a little skeptical about bring in a consultant and then we knock the draft outta the park the and elways gets all the credit and we are suck with him. I think we need to let Elway and his way of thinking go.

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    Lock needs to be the starter asap. Let him get some on the job training. He should be practicing this coming up week. Flacco will have to play next game or 2 I think. James should be back . As for the draft , we need to really go get some big tough lineman. I'm not on the fire Elway bandwagon but I'm telling you I'm getting pretty close to jumping on. We really need to beef up our line.

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    It starts with the O-line, Mahomes and Wilson wouldn't survive behind that group.

    They basically escort Defenders to the QB or the ball carrier.

    We are not in a good place right now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taos_Broncomaniac View Post
    It starts with the O-line, Mahomes and Wilson wouldn't survive behind that group.

    They basically escort Defenders to the QB or the ball carrier.

    We are not in a good place right now...
    It may not be my #1 fix "asap" thing, but it is hard to argue otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taos_Broncomaniac View Post
    It starts with the O-line, Mahomes and Wilson wouldn't survive behind that group.

    They basically escort Defenders to the QB or the ball carrier.

    We are not in a good place right now...
    Have to agree it would start with the o-line. Can't imagine any QB having success with that kind of protection. As far as Flacco, he looked a lot better to me the first couple games. He's making such horrible decisions that I can't help but wonder if he's playing with a concussion or something. He looks so confused, but how could he not he doesn't even have 2 seconds to get the ball off before he's on the ground. My only problem with the coaching really is why haven't they fixed the o-line. It's getting worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taos_Broncomaniac View Post
    It starts with the O-line, Mahomes and Wilson wouldn't survive behind that group.

    They basically escort Defenders to the QB or the ball carrier.

    We are not in a good place right now...
    I agree. It starts with the O-line. Everyone knows if the QB isn't protected bad things will always happen that effects the entire team on both sides of the ball. Thursday nights game against KC proved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taos_Broncomaniac View Post
    It starts with the O-line, Mahomes and Wilson wouldn't survive behind that group.

    They basically escort Defenders to the QB or the ball carrier.

    We are not in a good place right now...
    That has been said over and over on these forums for years.

    Wonder if the Front Office feel that way....

    The Falcons used 2 1st round picks on OL in 2019. They signed 5 OL free agents in 2019. I do not get the feeling our front office has ever felt the need to go that deep into the OL and IMO the OL has been horrible since 2015.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadez View Post
    That has been said over and over on these forums for years.

    Wonder if the Front Office feel that way....

    The Falcons used 2 1st round picks on OL in 2019. They signed 5 OL free agents in 2019. I do not get the feeling our front office has ever felt the need to go that deep into the OL and IMO the OL has been horrible since 2015.
    Atlanta sure did and they have won less games then we have. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taos_Broncomaniac View Post
    It starts with the O-line, Mahomes and Wilson wouldn't survive behind that group.

    They basically escort Defenders to the QB or the ball carrier.

    We are not in a good place right now...
    I completely disagree. I play quarterback. Just look at Carolina cam was getting sacked like crazy and enter allen you hear no one talk about their line, the jags line was so called terrible enter the rook and no one really talks about their line. The giants with eli same line enter jones not a peep about their line. The cardinals probably have the worst line in football by far and k murda is starting to look really good behind that bad line.

    I also disagree with the pat and wilson comments. Wislon line is way worst than our and he has them at 5-1.. both pat and Wilson make most of their plays OUTSIDE the pocket. But the key phrase is "make plays outside the pocket" Their ability to move and escape help dictate what the def will do so they wont get burnt. Defs know flacco can't move it was proven on thurs night. It's not bc of the oline. The threw blitz after blitz and stunts at him bc he CAN'T move and he holds onto the ball and makes BAD DECISIONS. Lamar Jackson has Joe's same line and wrs BUT doesn't have that same def that joe had and they are 4-2 and he doesn't have 16 games yet.

    When win we get that can move outside, make smart decisions and can read a defense the we will have our qb. If you out flacco behind the Texans line they would be 0-5 easily. But the have watson and they are 4-2 and could easily 5-1 but the left too much time for brees. Same if you put him behind Wilson's line.

    We can draft nothing but lineman all we want but until we have a qb and not a bandaid it wont help. You dont have to have that mythical perfect oline nor sit and wait to acquire one in order for us to "feel" comfortable enough to put him out the. You dont baby a qb, let's see what he can do facing adversity.

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    Elway must step down at the end of this season. He should not remain as President as the new GM will need full autonomy for decision making. As soon as Elway leaves, fire Matt Russell. The new GM can assess the scouts to determine who to retain. The new GM shouldn’t rush to hire scouts before the draft. They can use a smaller team if necessary going into the next draft. Build out the organization with quality people over time.

    I wouldn’t fire Fangio or Scangarello after 2019. Despite making a few poor decisions they’re new and should get an opportunity to prove themselves. The roster needs to improve, most importantly the QB.

    In the short term Bolles must be benched. There might be a possibility to salvage him at RG, but that might be a stretch. Restoring a winning culture starts with accountability. Bolles cannot remain on the field. Lock must start as soon as possible. Release Flacco before Lock starts his first game. Flacco mailed it in last Thursday night and should be done. Starting Lock will at least give Fangio and Scangarello the opportunity to see what they have. Half a season isn’t enough to fully assess a QB however it’s better to start the process sooner.

    Prior to the deadline, Ellis should direct Elway to trade Von, Sanders, Wolfe and Chris Harris Jr. Elway’s last contribution should be getting whatever value can be gained from those veterans.

    There are no short cuts. Restoring the Broncos to becoming a competitive team requires letting go of the past. Change waits for no one. The Broncos need to move forward.

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    I'd personally cut Flacco and grab Kyle Sloter off Arizona's practice squad. I think he's shown enough in preseason to earn a shot in the regular season. Then I'd work out some free agemt left tackles. Get some competition for Bolles spot on the depth chart.

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    Elway and his staff are responsible for the lack of talent on the offensive line. Munchak’s coaching can only do so much with the lack of talent. The line has been a problem since before 2015 but Elway is going to figure it out? Bolles was his pick and he missed badly. McGovern is okay but not the anchor we need at center. Leary was another bad free agent signing. James received a lucrative contract as an injury prone tackle who’s already missed nearly half the 2019 season. Risner looks like he’ll be a long term starter. With Elway handing out expensive contracts to washed up quarterbacks like Joe Flacco it’s unlikely the Broncos will have the money to sign Risner when he becomes a free agent. We’re somehow supposed to believe Elway will fix the line. The line is bad and that’s on Elway. It’s been bad for a long time.

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