High Times at Mile High

Discussion in 'Team Management' started by bringbackjimmy, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. bringbackjimmy

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    Season 1 Review:
    Record: 6-10(3rd AFC West)
    OPOY: Emmanuel Sanders 59 rec 917 yards 8 TD
    DPOY: Malik Jackson 11 Sacks 11 TFL 3FF 1FR 1 TD
    MVP: Demaryius Thomas 73 rec 1332 yards 6 tds

    QB: At the end of the year i am still asking what i asked at the beginning of the year and that qquestion is who will be starting year 2? Manning started the year at qb and did enough to keep his job until he became the all-time leader in passing yards, but after the broncos were eliminated the switch to the younger Osweiler was made. While the staff and ownership wasn't thrilled with his play he looks to have done just enough to get the job for season 2 Manning retires or is moved. Ryan Mallett was also scooped up late in the season as insurance and will hopefully will sign a team friendly deal to be the backup next season.

    HB: CJ Anderson did well when considering the make shift line he had. Rushing for just over 800 yards, 4 scores and 0 fumbles will have him going into season 2 without worrying who is behind him. We didn't follow the plan i set out and that means Ball and Hillman didn't get as many carries as i wanted them too. Both of them are free agents and while ownership would like to bring them both back it might come down to $ vs need as we have 3 starters on Defense that will be demanding high value.

    WR: DT and Emmanuel Sanders provided a strong 1 and 2 punch the coaching expected. Latimer showed glimpses, but couldn't show the consistency the team needs as a 3rd wr. The broncos see potential with him so they won't be actively pursuing another option, but if one comes at the right price they won't shy away.

    TE: Didn't get a lot of production out of this group, but that more from play style than a shot at either Daniels or green. Look for this group to get more looks next season. Casey will pull double duty and switch between fb and te depending on the set.

    O-line: With the mini camp injury to clady it really put a damper on the overall talent and depth of the group. This group had a hard time getting the chemistry the staff would like to see. Louis Vasquez playing in replacement was basically a open door giving up 12 sacks. The bright spot of the year was rookie Ty Sambrailo who only gave up 1 sack all year as the starting rt. Look for the broncos to bring in some guys to at least compete for spots.

    Dline: Malik Jackson and Thomas Kelly were as about as dominant as you can ask for 3-4 ends combining for 21 sacks. Powe did a decent job at nose, but the broncos will be looking to add difference maker to strengthen the front seven even more.

    LB; The Combo of Ray and Miller got the broncos 19 sacks. Ray won AFC Defensive Rookie of the year even with splitting the majority of the season with Demarcus Ware. While Ware only tallied a half a sack he was creating havoc on opposing run games. Look for all 3 to continue making Wade Phillips look good. Marshall and Trevation did everything that was asked of them and did it well. Both need to get better in coverage, but they will get better with some offseason workouts.

    DB: The Biggest headache for the staff and ownership was seeing the mental lapses from such a talented group. Chris Harris started playing to his reputation late in the season and even with a disappointing start he still ended up with 8 picks. On the otherside Talib played well even though he only had 1 pick he provided good coverage and had a few key qb hits. Ward and Stewart played well in the run game, but the broncos might think of moving one for more of coverage safety as both are more of the run stopping style.
     
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