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  • The Vandy Connection

    Vanderbilt wide receiver Earl Bennett has been at Chip Smith's joint in Atlanta working out with Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler since Jan 10. Word is, Cutler is telling Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shannahan to draft Bennett, which isn't surprising.

    Will Jay be able to sway Shanahan? Bennett would be a nice addition if Walker gets traded... though he's not the kind of deep threat you'd expect the Broncos to be looking for.


    • MIDDLE MEN: With free agency thin at defensive tackle, the Broncos have expressed an interest in acquiring Detroit's talented but enigmatic Shaun Rogers, who's on the trade block. But one other name to watch via that route is the New York Jets'

      Dewayne Robertson, who is only 26 years old and five years removed from being a top-10 pick.

      Robertson has a balky contract that includes a high base salary and cap figure in excess of $11 million that will need restructuring if he's ultimately dealt.

      But the feelers the Jets are putting out at the combine to gauge the market, which certainly has piqued the Broncos' interest, has more to do with the defensive tackle's lack of a fit within New York's 3-4 scheme than finances.

      Robinson is regarded as a high-character performer and would be a solid acquisition as an experienced player in his prime at a need position with Denver.

      Dear Lord please let the Denver Broncos get Robinson. Rogers can rot.


      • Apparently God, or at least Shanny, doesn't listen to my prayers.

        The Broncos are in aggressive discussions to trade for Detroit Lions defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

        If no hitches develop, the trade is expected to be done as early as tonight or early Tuesday.

        It's unclear what the Broncos would give the Lions for Rogers, 28, a University of Texas product.

        The 6-foot-4, 340-pounder has drawn the ire of Lions general manager Matt Millen because of weight problems. Millen has said the former Pro Bowl selection could be fined if the issue isn't resolved.

        The Broncos' biggest trade last offseason came with the Lions, who sent defensive back Dre' Bly to Denver for offensive tackle George Foster and running back Tatum Bell.


        • I'm pretty sure i remember one of you guys wanting the broncos to look into a trade for Dewayne Robertson. I figured you'd find this intersting.

          "Apparently, NFL Radio’s Solomon Wilcotts is reporting that the Jets and Broncos are back around the negotiation table, working “feverishly” to try and hammer out a deal for Dewayne Robertson."

          It would most likely be for a 4th or 5th rounder, something very low. It allows you guys to focus on different things in the draft and not have to deal with a potential "bidding war" with the bengals. I know both of you missed out on getting rogers or jenkins and drob would not be a bad consolation. Some people are nervous about his knee, but i can tell you he's missed 3 games in 5 years, all of those coming in a single season; he's played in every game the last two years as well. I wouldn't be too concerned about this knee condition.

          "When it's third and ten, you can take the milk drinkers and I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time."


          • Its sad to say that I think the Broncos might be "forced" to trade for Robertson even though I don't want them to. He's an average DT, but he is a vet that can come in and start next to Thomas while a rookie DT is brought along slowly.
            So, I don't really want the Broncos to trade for him, but they may have to in order to field a respectable DL next year, otherwise its last place in rushing defense.


            • I would like to bring Robertson in. From what I've read he is a good character guy and he has a good motor. He was just in a scheme (3-4) that didn't fit him. He will probably be better than anything else the Broncos have at DT, plus he is young (26) with potential to get better.

              Hell...I think every year he has had better stats than any other Bronco d-lineman (including Pryce).

              2003 (43 tackles, 1.5 sacks)
              2004 (53 tackles, 3 sacks)
              2005 (43 tackles, 3.5 sacks)
              2006 (62 tackles, 2.5 sacks)
              2007 (57 tackles, 4.0 sacks)


              • Rascal, you're 100% right that he's a great character guy and has never once complained about being in a scheme that didn't fit him. He's come along way since his rookie season and at only 26 he'd be a good fit for you guys.

                I did just see on rotoworld that "Sources tell Newsday's Tom Rock that Domonique Foxworth would not be involved in a trade for Dewayne Robertson.
                The source tells Rock the Broncos are close to signing Foxworth to the long-term deal he's been looking for this offseason. Rock was told the trade could involve another Broncos player, although it's not clear who."

                I'm not too familiar with your situation; is there anyone who is on the bubble of being cut or very unhappy in denver? Besides foxworth i havn't heard of anyone on the trading block for you guys.

                "When it's third and ten, you can take the milk drinkers and I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time."


                • Well that source has since said the opposite about Denver and Foxworth agreeing to a long term deal. So I can say with confidence that they have no idea what is going on.

                  Well some of the other guys we tendered are Abdullah, Myers, and Paymah off the top of my head. I know Myers wants a bigger deal than what Denver may want to give him, but I doubt he would fit your system. Paymah is a better man-2-man guy that Foxworth is (who excels more at zone), whereas Abdullah is a FS/SS type. To be honest I'm shocked Abdullah only got a seventh round tender (same for Myers).


                  • Robertson is in Denver getting a physical.


                    • Would Pat Sims be a good Broncos pick in the second?


                      • Originally posted by BaLLiN72 View Post
                        Would Pat Sims be a good Broncos pick in the second?
                        Yes. DT is a major need... bordering on a crisis, in fact. Sims would fit well in our 4-3... though you have to wonder about the character issues (Sims and Marcus Thomas side-by-side? Could be trouble...)


                        • Originally posted by BaLLiN72 View Post
                          Would Pat Sims be a good Broncos pick in the second?
                          Pat Sims should be one of our main targets in the 2nd. Diehard might be right about the character stuff for Sims though.


                          • Dewayne Robertson signing is still viable


                            At least he is 26 and not 36 years old - good motor, good character and good frame - we certainly have done worse and a long term contract (see all DT's / DE's we have not signed to long term contracts) is a neoteric approach.



                              Main Entry: ne·o·ter·ic Listen to the pronunciation of neoteric
                              Pronunciation: \ˌnē-ə-ˈter-ik\
                              Function: adjective
                              Etymology: Late Latin neotericus, from Late Greek neōterikos, from Greek, youthful, from neōterios, comparative of neos new, young — more at new
                              Date: 1596

                              : recent in origin : modern


                              • Originally posted by njx9
                                and proving point B. thank you merriam webster, for supplying a nearly wholly irrelevant definition of a word that is used to describe poetic forms. and thank YOU random user, for utterly failing to post anything about football while trolling a post that was almost completely tongue in cheek. cheers.
                                Says the egotistical moderator who took the time to go off on somebody for using the word in the first place despite the fact that almost every dictionary defined the word as how "M" used it ( Unfortunately same moderator was unable to determine the difference between an almost completely tongue in cheek comment and one that is a complete tongue in check comment.


                                Moving on to a broncos discussion...apparently Jay isn't very happy with Marshall.

                                Last edited by rascal; 04-01-2008, 04:59 PM.



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