A Pre-View Of What Should Happen In The Offseason For The Denver Broncos
First I would like to state that I am not much of a writer, my skills are decent for what I would like to say. So with that said I will make my case that I believe should be followed but as we all know being an armchair quarterback is all we as fans can hope to achieve.
After following what was sure to be an astounding 180 degree turn in the right direction this season through the first six games, I found myself dumbfounded by the lack of intensity through the next ten. How was it possible to go on a six game tear and then so suddenly nothing? My answer is not that the players we have are wrong but that they need backup, or depth on the team as it is put in sports.
It seemed that over the last ten games that the Denver Broncos just didn't have the right personnel matchups for the long haul and what seems to be an aging defense in the secondary just could not get it done late. Dawkins' play suffered late as did Bailey's. It seems the teams gameplan early in the season utilized the talents of Davis, Champ and Dawkins to come up on the run and stuff it early took it's toll on them late. As well the offense could not get a push up the middle to keep the clock going and the first downs coming.
First and foremost Denver must keep their stars inhouse. Marshall and Doom should and need to be resigned to long term contracts. Bailey is the consumate team player and being in the last year of his contract may decide to take a pay cut over the next couple in order to bring in talent to compete. As far a getting anybody in FA if they are not named Vince Wilfork and Richard Seymore and if we cannot have both of them then I want nothing from the FA list this year. The only two we should spend on are these two. Otherwise with the impending CBA it is foolish to get anybody on the market.
This brings us to the Draft, Denver holds the 11th overall pick and Rolando McClain is going to be a hot commodity to try and get. This makes Denver's pick a hot commodity. Why not trade down?
The Giants hold the 15th pick and need a MLB that fits with Coughlin's tough nature. We can aquire their 15th and if lucky their second also straight up to pick at 11th and get McClain. We then use our 15th pick to get Mike Lupati who can come in immediately and play LG.
Next we look to bring in Brandon Spikes who has been questioned on his read and react skills, as well as closing speed he could quiet all in the combine if he does lets hope his act against Washaun Ealey keeps him out of the first round and into the second if so denver can and should be able to pick him up at the 8th if he goes as per his rankings for now we would trade our 13th in the second and possibly or third rounder to get him.
After getting burned for the third year in a row late by the run it is in Denver's best interest to get Terrance Cody the MAMMOTH DT from Alabama would be a steal at the 2nd round 14th pick(from Giants).
Having no third round after trading it Denver must be patient and wait. Key here is PATIENT don't reach for your guy. When our pick comes up in the fourth round we trade down? Yes we do in fact nine or ten picks is right where we want to be to take Geno Atkins or Arthur Jones both have outstanding tools to exceed as a 3-4 DE as well as the size needed.
After having traded down to get either Geno or Arthur Denver has aquired a 5th round pick and drafts Riley Cooper as a potential number 2 opposite Marshall allowing Eddie to be a slot receiver which is what he really is and concentrate on return duties.
This brings us to Denver's 6th round pick here Denver has a chance to take center Eric Olsen and bring him along over the course of the season to replace Wiegmann next year.
Finally with our 7th pick and final we get Clifton Geathers to add depth and needed run stop ability on our D-line.
This is all I can hope for as a Denver Broncos' fan and I must admit it does dseem like a fantasy draft but at this point in time is a feasible thought and wish. I hope you all enjoy the reading.
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