Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by majesty95, Sep 14, 2012.
Coach Name: Zach EckelsOffensive Playbook: Denver BroncosOffensive Scheme: West CoastDefensive Playbook: Miami DolphinsDefensive Scheme: Spread
Team needs - Mainly safety and free safety. I'd also look at linebackers, defense lineman, wide receivers, and running backs.
NOT on the block: Peyton Manning, Damarius Thomas, Eric Decker, Von Miller, Elvis Dumerville, Champ Bailey.
The Broncos in week 3 of the preseason picked up Center Edwin Williams (69 overall) and Right Tackle Phil Trautwein (68 overall) to be backups. They hope these young linemen will improve over time, but they already are better than what the Broncos had in place for backups despite starting with four centers. They went into the preseason without a backup right tackle and didn't want to have to scramble in the unfortunate event of Orlando Franklin going down.
During their first round of cuts during the third week of the preseason, the Broncos had to let go
HB Mario Fanin (63 overall) with 1 year experience (Reason: 4 better running backs, including Hillman a promising rookie)
WR Greg Orton (63 overall) with 1 year experience (Reason: While the Broncos aren't overly talented at receiver, Orton found himself at the bottom of the totem pole).
TE Cornelius Ingram (65 overall) with 3 years experience (Reason: With 5 tight ends on the roster, he may not be the last one cut.)
C Quentin Saulsberry (63 overall) rookie (Reason: Beat out by better players)
C Lonie Paxton (64 overall) with 4 years experience (Reason: The longsnapper didn't have what it takes to make it on the team this year)
DT Mitch Unrein (60 overall) with 2 years experience (Reason: This one hurt a little bit. Despite having faith in Unrein's ability to improve, the numbers just weren't there. With younger, more talented talent on the roster, there was no excuse to keep Unrein around this season.)
In week 4 of the preseason, the Broncos decided to let go:
HB Jeremiah Johnson (66 overall) with 3 years experience. (Reason: Broncos have 4 more talented running backs, including rookie Ronnie Hillman)
TE Julius Thomas (65 overall) with 1 year experience. (Reason: Hard decision as our front office really loves Thomas, but with 3 other more talented tight ends on the roster, he had to go)
MLB Steven Johnson (63 overall) rookie from Kansas (Reason: Would rather have the MLB position backed up by a more talented ROLB or LOLB, which we have plenty of)
C C.J. Davis (68 overall) with 2 years experience (Reason: 2 other more talented centers on the roster)
LE Jason Hunter (72 overall) with 6 years experience (Reason: It was between him and Malik Jackson, but the organization felt the 70 overall rookie had more potential)
ROLB Keith Brooking (79 overall) with 14 years experience (Reason: Toughest decision of all. Kept 67 overall Danny Trevathan -- a rookie -- instead for his potential and because Brooking lacks at pass protection. Also due to age)
Broncos have signed SS Melvin Bullitt (79 overall) with 5 years experience
To make room for him, they have released SS David Bruton (67 overall) with 3 years experience
Following the Steelers massacre, the injured Broncos have placed DE Jeremy beal on injured reserve. They also are without Demaryius Thomas for 5 weeks, Tracy Porter for 4 weeks and their new SS M. Bullitt for 4 weeks. To replace Jeremy Beal, they placed a waiver claims in order on Matt Roth (82 overall), Aaron Kampman, (82 overall) and Corey Wootton (76 overall).
The Broncos have officially signed Matt Roth to replace Jeremy Beal who is on injured reserve.
After getting off to an 0-4 start, the Broncos decided to make some huge roster changes this week. With their running game lacking and McGahee not fitting their style, the Broncos made a huge blockbuster deal with the Texans bringing in Arian Foster. In order to obtain Foster though, the Broncos had to send out their top two receivers, Thomas and Decker and their protege running back Hillman. In return, they also received veteran receiver Kevin Walter to try and make up some of the slack along with a 2nd round pick.
With their receiving corp decimated, and an extra all-star running back on the roster, the Broncos immediately turned around and started shipping off Willis McGahee to a team he's more suited for. As of press time, rumors had it they were in stiff negotiations with the Bears and the Dolphins.
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