Broncos Have Strong Starters But Lack Depth, According To ESPN Senior Writer Jeff Legwold


THIS ROSTER. THEY WILL HAVE TO RELEASE SOME 37 PLAYERS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. WELCOME ON THIS THE FINAL SUNDAY OF THE YEAR WITHOUT NFL FOOTBALL. NO GAMES BUT PLENTY OF TRANSACTIONS FOR THE BRONCOS OVER THE WEEKEND. I THINK THE BIG ONE THAT STANDS OUT, WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT, WHAT WILL THEY DO WITH THE BACKUP ORDERS — QUARTERBACKS BUT. WHAT CAN BRANDON ALLEN BRING TO THE TEAM? HE KNOWS THE OFFENSE. THAT IS JOB ONE. WE ASKED JOHN ELWAY ON SATURDAY, WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR THE BACKUP QUARTERBACK GIVEN YOU PLAY IN A WEEK. IT WAS KNOWLEDGE OF THE OFFENSE AND HOPEFULLY IT IS A PROSPECT THEY LIKE. BRANDON ALLEN FITS THE BILL ON BOTH THOSE COUNTS. HE UNDERSTANDS THE OFFENSE, THE TERMINOLOGY WILL BE PRETTY CLOSE. HE CAN AT LEAST HAVE SOME WORKING KNOWLEDGE AND IT IS A GUY THEY LIKE ENOUGH WHO DID PRETTY WELL AGAINST THEM IN THE PRE-SEASON. THEY CAN KEEP HIM NOW AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. THEY ALSO COULD NOT GO THE BIG- TIME VETERAN ROUTE, THEIR SALARY CAP SITUATION IS NOT READY TO TAKE A VETERAN QUARTERBACK WITH A MILLION- DOLLAR MINIMUM SALARY TO BE THE NUMBER TWO. IS INSURANCE, THEY KEEP RIPPING ON THE PRACTICE SQUAD. THEY MOVE ON FROM THERE. BRANDON ALLEN WHO IS YET TO PLAY A REGULAR-SEASON SNAP IN THE NFL. ANOTHER CONCERN, THE LINEBACKER SPOT. THEY ARE BRINGING COREY NELSON IN FOR A VISIT. HE HAS YET TO SIGN BUT THE EXPECTATION IS THEY WILL GET THAT DONE. THEY HAD JOSH WATSON ON THE 53 ORIGINALLY AND THEN WAIVED HIM. WHAT IS THE LATEST WITH THE SPOT THERE AT INSIDE LINEBACKER? WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A POSITION THAT WILL HAVE TWO INSIDE LINEBACKERS ON THE FIELD. MAYBE 25% OF THE TIME. MAY BE. SO, IT IS NOT THE INSIDE LINEBACKER WE KNOW OF 10 YEARS AGO. SOMETIMES THROUGHOUT THIS PRE- SEASON, WE HAVE ALL SORT OF DISCUSSED IT LIKE IT IS 2010 AND IT IS NOT. YOU HAVE TO TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT. SO SPECIAL TEAMS THE CRITERIA. COREY NELSON A VERY GOOD SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER. THAT IS WHERE THEY ARE MAKING THOSE DECISIONS. I THINK THEY INITIALLY KEEP THE ROOKIE TO HEDGE THEIR BETS AS THEY GO INTO THE WAIVER PROCESS. AGAIN, I THINK THEY FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT WHERE THEY ARE AT. JOE JONES SHOULD BE HEALTHY AT SOME POINT AND THEN, EVEN MAYBE THEN THEY THAN IT OUT A LITTLE BACK WHEN HE IS HEALTHY. YOU MENTIONED SPECIAL TEAMS. YESTERDAY JOHN ELWAY SAID TODAY THE BRONCOS RELEASED –. WE EXPECTED THAT TO BE THE CASE. WHERE DOES THIS TEAM STAND AT THE PUNT RETURNER SPOT AND SPECIAL TEAMS IN GENERAL? SPENCER HAS SOME SKILLS. HE IS AN OLDER GUY AND HAS BEEN IN THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR FOUR YEARS. HE HAD A VERY GOOD PRE-SEASON AND A COUPLE NOTABLE PUNT RETURNS. ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN A YOUTUBE FESTIVAL THIS PRE- SEASON. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN A LOOK AT THAT. HE WEAVES HIS WAY ALL OVER THE PLACE. HE HAS SOME RETURN SKILLS AND AGAIN HE HAD TO FIT UNDER THE CAP. YOU CAN GET THE PROVEN GUY WHO HAS BEEN CUT, BUT THEY HAD TO MONITOR THEIR SALARY CAP SITUATION. HE IS A YOUNGER GUY AT LEAST IN TERMS FINANCIALLY SPEAKING. HE HAS SOME SKILLS THERE AND THEY WILL WANT HIM TO MAKE SOME PLAYS EARLY. A LOT OF CHANGES TODAY AND YESTERDAY. ARE THE BRONCOS BETTER OFF THAN THEY WERE ON FRIDAY? THE TEARDOWN WAS IN EFFECT. IF THEY MAKE NO MOVES ON MONDAY TO START THE WEEK ON THE ROSTER, THEY WILL HAVE 19 PLAYERS WHO DID NOT PLAY FOR THIS TEAM LAST YEAR. THAT IS A BIG TURNOVER. BUT, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU LOSE DOUBLE DIGIT GAMES BACK TO BACK YEARS. SOMETHING THIS TEAM HAS NOT DONE FOR DECADES. I THINK THE TURNOVER WAS SORT OF SOMEWHAT EXPECTED BUT STILL PRETTY DRASTIC TO LOOK AT. I THINK AGAIN, THEIR TOP 30 PLAYERS ARE VERY COMPETITIVE AND PLAYOFF FOR THE. IT IS JUST YOU DO NOT GET TO USE YOUR TOP 30 PLAYERS ONLY THROUGH MOST REGULAR SEASONS AND ESCAPE INJURY. THEIR QUESTION IS GOING TO BE IF THEY GET ONE OR TWO INJURIES AND WHAT HAPPENS THEN. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

3 thoughts on “Broncos Have Strong Starters But Lack Depth, According To ESPN Senior Writer Jeff Legwold

  1. The only team worth watching in Denver are The Avalanche . I'm not a basketball fan but I'd watch them before wasting time on the Broncos

  2. First, injuries are an issue with all teams, I don't know any team that has to replace a star players, isn't weaker? We also found in preseason that we had some very good talent in nack ups, especially defense. Because Fangio actually utilized preseason to scout his talent, he knew our weaknesses, and did his best to shore them up. Of course, all we here from experts is how Flaco is the worst quarterback, but I hear the experts say things with such confidence, only to see them proven wrong time and again. Very few experts that actually perform analysis. For instance, when you hear the experts grade a quarterback, they always assume that all quarterbacks are in the same situation, they all have the same offensive line, that everything is equal. They talk about how a certain quarterback has been sacked more then any other in the league, then proceed to rip the quarterback very sub par play. I believe, most analysts have turned a blind eye to the Broncos, and to Joe Flaco, and to the Broncos talented players. Will see, Monday comes very soon. If the Broncos win, my prediction will be that the experts will say it's because the Raiders are a terrible team, there will be no analysis. Joe Flaco, no matter how good he plays, will be defined by an interception he throws. Never seen Manning, or Brady throw interceptions before? It's just so easy to predict the experts, they simply dont put in the time to do the job of a so called expert.

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