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

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  1. #1
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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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    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 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.
    Last edited by CanDB; 10-19-2019 at 11:17 AM.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Give Munchak the first four picks to draft and mold his o-line.
    Our next QB will be thankful.

    OL needs: OC, RG, LT, OG/OC

    Or else it's
    Bolles
    Risner
    Vacant
    Leary
    James

    next year.

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    So everyone says the Oline sucks and then they say start a rookie QB coming off injury who was never projected as a starter and was always thought of as a project. That has failure written all over it and many bad teams have ruined such QB's out of sheer desperation.

    There are no adjustments to personnel that will make a difference this season. The Broncos are who they are.

    If they want to trade Sanders, Harris, Wolfe and Von, that could net them some valuable draft picks, but then you have to use them to pick not just good players, but good starters. I don't have much confidence in Elway or whoever else he has helping him draft to make good decisions on QB's or Olineman.

    Broncos needs (immediate future and present) - QB, RG, LT, RT, WR, NT, ILB, OLB, CB

    It's going to take a lot of draft picks and the team is going to have to hit home runs on most of them.

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    The weakest positions on this football team have been the weakest parts of this football team for years now. These positions are also positions Elway has attempted to fix over the years in a variety of different ways failing multiple times. The biggest issues on this team directly correlate to the General Managers inability to address the issue off-season after off-season, Elway is the problem, no two ways about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narco View Post
    So everyone says the Oline sucks and then they say start a rookie QB coming off injury who was never projected as a starter and was always thought of as a project. That has failure written all over it and many bad teams have ruined such QB's out of sheer desperation.

    There are no adjustments to personnel that will make a difference this season. The Broncos are who they are.

    If they want to trade Sanders, Harris, Wolfe and Von, that could net them some valuable draft picks, but then you have to use them to pick not just good players, but good starters. I don't have much confidence in Elway or whoever else he has helping him draft to make good decisions on QB's or Olineman.

    Broncos needs (immediate future and present) - QB, RG, LT, RT, WR, NT, ILB, OLB, CB

    It's going to take a lot of draft picks and the team is going to have to hit home runs on most of them.
    Ja’Wuan James should return to action vs Colts. Despite being injured much of his career he will protect Lock’s right side. Jake Rodgers or Calvin Anderson can go at LT. Move Wilkinson to RG. Although Wilkinson struggled some at RT he would be an upgrade over Leary. Wilkinson has potential whereas Leary is washed up.

    Lock is familiar working behind a poor line at Missouri. In preseason he worked behind depth and improved each week. He has the mobility to escape pressure. Scangarello could expand the playbook with a mobile quarterback. Don’t let the notion of building a perfect line get in the way of starting Lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantaztic7 View Post
    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.
    Who are you hiring for Elway?
    You do understand that If the team continues under a new GM which you won’t know for 3 years, Ellis will get all the blame.
    A new GM is also going to want full control of the team and would want to bring in his coaches, and players (3 to 5 year rebuild)
    Because if that, I leave Elway as the face and fire Russell, and his replacement ( like Adam Peters from SF) takes over player personal.

    What are you getting for Von, Sanders, and Harris?
    If their is value then I agree trade them, but if Sanders and Harris leave via free agency in 2020 we get compensation picks so giving them up now for a 7th when we can get a better pick the the following season is the way to go.
    Trading Von and not getting value makes zero sense.
    I play GM all the time in my head too, but in reality it’s actually a hard job, and you don’t see the fruits of ones labor for 3 or 4 years down the line.
    Example the 49ers:
    Season 1: 6-10
    Season 2 : 4-12
    *Season 3: 5-0

    The niners got there Qb through trade didn’t land one in the draft. That has put them ahead of most rebuilds.

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