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  1. #16
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    No, they should not pick up his option.

    Didn’t they change the rule where now it’s guaranteed, even if the player doesn’t get injured?
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    Yep, lets do this and we should also call up Ingle Martin and resign him. That is the plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon30 View Post
    This is what I don't get. Elway has shown he's willing to move on from first round mistakes. Shane Ray was gone quick. Paxton got the kicked to the curb and only got to start a handful of games. Yet Elway has yet to try find an upgrade over Bolles.

    Has Bolles been significantly better at his position than Ray or Lynch were? No. Yet the FO has made little attempt at improvement at LT. Why Bolles' leash has been as long as it has is odd, to say the least.
    Hes probably a good locker room guy, and a high effort guy. Why not give him one last go round this year and see if it all comes together? We aren't winning the SB this year, this is a development year. Let them compete and see where the chips fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncolee View Post
    No, they should not pick up his option.

    Didn’t they change the rule where now it’s guaranteed, even if the player doesn’t get injured?
    That does not go into effect until next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon30 View Post
    This is what I don't get. Elway has shown he's willing to move on from first round mistakes. Shane Ray was gone quick. Paxton got the kicked to the curb and only got to start a handful of games. Yet Elway has yet to try find an upgrade over Bolles.

    Has Bolles been significantly better at his position than Ray or Lynch were? No. Yet the FO has made little attempt at improvement at LT. Why Bolles' leash has been as long as it has is odd, to say the least.
    Sometimes fans and coaches have very different perspectives on a player. I remember multiple times most of the posters on these forums where hard bashing Bolles on a play only to see the coaches say something was supposed to happen that meant it was not 100% on Bolles. A RB chip that did not happen, TE help that did not come.

    I do think the coaches realize Bolles needs to play better. Lots of football people said Bolles issues are correctable...just the question is does Bolles have the ability to correct his issues?

    Part of the problem with OT is pretty much only guys with questions marks become available. There are exceptions like cap dump trades or a team not willing to pay a guy so they trade him but more often than not the OT that become available have some kind of question mark.

    I do not think the Broncos are giving Bolles all this time because they have feelings about the pick they made...I just think options at OT are slim.

    It will be very interesting to see if the Broncos pick up the 5th year option or not.
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    I think extending him is a great idea. He’s not a top ten tackle right now, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want him on the team.

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    Holding Firm: Even after an A+ draft, Elway is still betting on Garett Bolles
    By Doug Ottewill - April 28, 2020

    For all intents and purposes, John Elway nailed the 2020 NFL Draft. As I wrote heading into Thursday’s draft, he had to “win” the draft – and he did. Everyone from Sports Illustrated to USA Today – and even the guys from Mile High Sports– was giving Elway’s latest draft high marks.

    And deservedly so.

    Elway’s draft was bold. He did what he said he would do, which was to build around Drew Lock, giving the young quarterback every chance possible to succeed. He was sturdy, too. Every draft has its reaches, but Elway never reached too far – nothing like a Ty Sambrailo or Brock Osweiler in the second. For the most part, he managed to meld “best player available” and “position of need” throughout the draft. Sure, some felt that taking a second wide receiver with the Broncos second pick was excessive – and I’m one of them – but the player he selected, Penn State’s K.J. Hamler, would be (in theory) a welcome addition to just about any receiving corps in the NFL.

    But.

    There’s always a but.

    And part of the “but” goes with any NFL draft. A draft grade on April 25th is nice, but ultimately meaningless. A draft grade two or three years from the draft means everything. The draft is an incredibly inexact science, and immediate approval only means that more than a few agreed with any GM’s decision making “at the time.”

    The other part of the but resides at left tackle. If there was (is) one complaint about the Broncos draft, it’s that it appears the team is content with seeing how the 20th pick in the 2017 draft plays out. It sure is nice to surround Lock with weapons galore, but holding penalties can shut down the likes of Jerry Jeudy better than any corner in the league.

    I know, Garett Bolles “graded out” out better toward the end of the season – and credit Lock for some of that (not being a Flacco-esque statue back there). But if a quarterback is constantly on the run, or if a team is constantly in third-and-long because of penalties, weapons just aren’t as deadly.

    Elway was confident in this year’s draft, but how confident is he in Bolles?

    Confident enough to not draft a left tackle early on this year’s draft. Confident enough to take Jerry Jeudy – and not trade up in the first to select someone like Tristan Wirfs. Or confident enough to take a second wide receiver in the second round – and not trade up for someone like Georgia’s Isaiah Wilson, or swoop up someone like Boise State’s Ezra Cleveland without having to make a move.

    Not confident enough to sign Bolles’ fifth year option.

    Which is more telling? If the Broncos believe in Bolles, wouldn’t that option have been inked by now? After all, the deadline is May 3, less than a week away. If they believed in him, why would Elway suggest that he’s competing for the starting job against Elijah Wilkinson? If they don’t truly believe in Bolles, why not find a way to bring in a promising left tackle? It’s a mystery wrapped inside of a riddle inside an enigma.

    Hamler may end up being a weapon that powers the Broncos offense for years to come. Then again, Bolles might be the guy who makes all of the fire power in Denver irrelevant.

    Just three days removed from the 2020 NFL Draft, John Elway can – and should – bask in the glory of a draft class worthy of high marks. Whether this particular class gets an A+ grade a year or three from now might depend on Elway’s 2017 draft, or at least, the 20th pick.

    If the Broncos have a competent left tackle throughout the 2020 season, then the Locked-and-loaded Denver offense should be well-worth the price of admission (assuming anyone is admitted at all). If they don’t, however, it won’t matter how good Jerry Jeudy is, or fast K.J. Hamler might be.

    Drew Lock might not stand a chance.

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    Superbowl 50 MVP Von Miller on February 7th, 2016

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    I have seen several suggest that just because we did not get OT that means Elway is betting on Bolles and maybe that is the case.

    It may also be the case that our offense is just so bad for so many years that there were too many holes to plug to get it all done in one off season. There are 31 other teams trying to get players as well.

    Midnight on May 4th we will know a bit more about how strongly the Broncos feel about Bolles
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
    ...We aren't winning the SB this year....
    You're probably correct... But I have a feeling... The stars are aligning

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    I think the Broncos might as well pick up the option. If he plays bad in 2020 they can cut him anyway. The risk is if he gets hurt then his contract is GTD. So far his history shows him to be very durable; so it can be argued that even that is low risk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
    Hes probably a good locker room guy, and a high effort guy. Why not give him one last go round this year and see if it all comes together? We aren't winning the SB this year, this is a development year. Let them compete and see where the chips fall.
    Where ya living these days Cory?

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    Breaking news just came in, Elway declined Bolles' 5 year option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haciendadad View Post
    Breaking news just came in, Elway declined Bolles' 5 year option.
    good call. Thx John Elway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Wilson 4 Mayor View Post
    Where ya living these days Cory?
    Still in Illinois. The gun laws and taxes are about to make me move though.

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