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  State of the Franchise Big changes give Broncos reason to hope (20 อ่าน)

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State of the Franchise: Big changes give Broncos reason to hope Published: Jun 05, 2019 at 07:06 AM NFL.com Writer Members of the organization, fans of the team around the world and those of us who think 's best work might come from those : The are in a state of transition. It wasn't too long ago that they were the most celebrated team in the NFL. With a stunning, shutdown defense, the captured 50. Since that time, the team has been in steady decline. Some decisions were made. Not all of them worked out. But now is not the time to live in the past. The are at a cro sroads, where optimism for a better future is met with the desire to win right now. Which one of these competing emotions is going to win out this year? We're about to find out. How the Broncos got here The highs: Allen Craig Jersey -- fell to them in the draft. There were people who felt Chubb might have been the top prospect in the 2018 . But two quarterbacks went in the top three picks (as expected). went to the at No. 2 overall, and then the sort of shocked the world with the No. 4 overall pick when they went with cornerback , who is very good. But most expected the to go with Chubb. Denver scooped him up with the fifth overall pick, and his future looks very bright after a 12-sack rookie season. -- was a big find. The undrafted running back wasn't even invited to the NFL , but he was a stud for the . Third-round RB had all of the buzz (at least, from fantasy dorks like me) last summer, but Lindsay turned heads in the preseason and was given the , Hall of Famer Terrell Davis. Lindsay racked up 1,037 yards rushing, averaging 5.4 yards per carry, before he injured his wrist late in the season. He's mi sed some OTAs but is expected . The lows: -- was another quarterback mi s for John Elway. The signed Keenum to a two-year deal worth $36 million coming off his career year with the , but things didn't go according to plan in Denver. He threw almost as many TDs (18) as INTs (15) and was shipped -- along with a seventh-round pick -- to the for a sixth-rounder in March. -- Firing Vance Joseph after two seasons. There was a lot of optimism around the hiring of Joseph as head coach before the 2017 season, particularly regarding his defensive acumen. While the D finished third in the league in his first year on the job, it sank to 22nd in 2018, and the team couldn't find an answer at QB in either year. He led the to records of 5-11 and 6-10 before Elway pulled the plug. -- and did not develop into the players the had hoped for. Denver's first-round picks in 2014 (Roby) and 2015 (Ray) were allowed to walk this offseason after fizzling out in Denver. In fact, none of the team's first-round selections from 2013 to '16 are still on the roster. That's not good. 2019 VIPs Head coach: Vic Fangio. Long considered one of the best defensive coordinators in the game, Fangio as a head coach at 60 years old. That's a remarkable development for a league that has started giving head-coaching opportunities to guys in their early 30s, but there is no disregard for Fangio's pedigree as an NFL head coach. Good luck finding a rookie who has had as much succe s in the NFL. The one thing, though: Adding a rookie quarterback (Drew Lock) to the mix with a veteran quarterback (Joe Flacco) could get tricky for a guy learning on the job. Quarterback: . Since we mentioned the quarterback position, let's talk about Flacco. The guy who lost his job to in Baltimore last season is tasked with getting the back to the playoffs. Flacco has everything Elway was looking for in a quarterback, in that he's won a lot of games in this league. And he's tall (6-foot-6). Everything about this current situation looks like it's one last stand, considering the way the NFL is moving. As other head coaches get younger, Elway has hired a 60-year-old rookie for the position. As quarterbacks get more mobile and shorter (as evidenced by and his height deniers), Elway went out and got this generation's Drew Bledsoe. A le s mobile version, at that. It's the kind of thing you would expect to see in a Eric Hosmer Jersey movie script. An aging quarterback-turned-executive is given one last chance to do it his way. So he brings in an old-school coach and quarterback to get it done. I'd have Randy Quaid as Elway. De Niro as Fangio. And hell, let's go big and go with Hugh Jackman as Flacco. Honestly, I'd pay to see that movie. I'm not sure I'd pay to watch them play football. But I've been wrong before. BTW, Ansel Elgort as ? Projected 2019 MVP: , outside linebacker. He's still one of the best players in the game. He registered 14.5 sacks last season, his highest total since he had 18.5 in 2012. Here is my question about Miller, though: Would you ever consider moving on from him? We know the heat the took for trading away last year. But Miller is 30. You have Chubb ready to take over. If you could get Mack-level value for Miller, would you not flip him to a contender? Honestly, are you a Super Bowl-caliber team right now? Loading up on a bevy of draft choices could be worth it. I'm not advocating for such a move, but it is something to think about. 2019 breakout candidate: , wide receiver. The 2018 second-round pick had a solid rookie campaign with 42 receptions for 704 yards and four touchdowns. that he believes he's going to be doing a lot more work in the red zone. Sutton had just eight targets in the red zone last year, according to Next Gen Stats, but his target share should increase with Flacco at quarterback. also played well after was traded away, making him another second-year receiver to watch. Another new face to know: , tight end. The landed Fant with the 20th overall selection in this year's draft. And because he came from Iowa, the comparisons to last year's breakthrough tight end, (also from Iowa), are probably inevitable. Fant becomes the first big-time receiving threat Dave Winfield Jersey at the position for the since Julius Thomas left Denver in 2015. And if you look at Flacco's history of putting tight ends over in Baltimore (guys like Dennis Pitta), Fant could actually follow in Kittle's footsteps. The 2019 roadmap The competitive urgency index is: HIGHER THAN IT SHOULD BE (with a first-year head coach). Elway is under increased scrutiny as general manager after failing to make the playoffs in each of the past three seasons while playing musical chairs at quarterback. Will the be able to ... Keep Jr. long-term? The will face a decision on the future of one of the top corners in the league after the season. Harris did get to return for this season. So the good news is, nobody was traded. Nobody held out. The situation has been handled. At least, for right now. But And should they to keep him long-term? The did bring in a pair of quality defensive backs during free agency: safety/CB and CB . The latter is regarded as one of the best slot corners in the league and thrived under Fangio when Fangio was defensive coordinator in Chicago. This trio could be pretty good. Have a cohesive offensive game plan? The hired former quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello as their new offensive coordinator. He has the right pedigree, or at least the right connection to the right name, having worked for Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan. Is it weird that, when you see Scangarello's 47 years old, you think he's too old for the job? If you aren't an OC by age 22, then your career is basically over. Another good point for Scangarello is that he spent time coaching up guys like and in San Francisco, so maybe he's not lying when he said he's looking forward to working with Flacco this season. Keep improving the offensive line? The offensive line was in shambles a few years back and ranked just 24th in the league last season, . Big changes were made to the group this offseason, and improvement is expected after the hiring of well-respected O-line coach Mike Munchak. The made when they signed Ja'Waun James in March. The deal made him the Tyson Ross Jersey second-highest-paid right tackle in the league (behind the ' Trent Brown), but James is still a young guy who fills a position of need. I mean, you would have liked to have gone bargain-basement, but sometimes you have to pay a little more. Like when your Lyft driver has to charge surge pricing. What can you do? Walk home? Three key dates: -- . Fangio gets to meet his former team. Funny story -- when Buddy Ryan left the to coach the in 1986, he faced the (in Chicago) in Week 2. The won 13-10 in overtime. -- . Those Thursday night games can be brutal for rookie coaches. I don't know why I'm using the as the example (probably because it's fresh in my mind), but they were by the on Thursday night last year. Birds OC Mike McCoy was fired the day after the game. And Steve Wilks was fired at the end of the season. I'm not predicting a similar outcome here. But that's the kind of gravity these games can hold. -- . The bookend their 2019 campaign with games against the . That's one way to measure your growth in a season. One storyline that people are overlooking:Last year's draft was actually pretty great. Elway gets raked for not being able to find a franchise quarterback after lucking into Peyton Manning's last few good years. But the 2018 draft cla s . We've already mentioned Chubb, Sutton, Hamilton and Lindsay (who wasn't drafted, but whatever). Linebacker is a real good player who figures to benefit from having Fangio as his head coach. Freeman and CB could still develop into solid players. One storyline people are overthinking:Elway's quarterback misfortunes. Because it stinks like complaining about "Game of Thrones" at this point. We get it. Give Lock a chance to prove himself, and then let's see where we're at. For 2019 to be a succe sful season, the Broncos MUST ... -- Have start at least 15 games. Here's what this means. If the are going to have a winning season, it's going to come with Flacco at the helm. There is an outside chance Lock could come in and have some rookie magic, like last year with the . It's probably best, however, if Lock takes some time to learn from the veteran from the sidelines. You want Lock to be in a position like was during his rookie season with the . He sat behind in 2017, started Ozzie Smith Jersey in Week 17 and then came out like a house on fire the following year. If the can get through a whole season with their veteran starter, then they can shake his hand and let him go heading into 2020. Keeping Lock off the field also buys you another year of something to look forward to down the road. In closing I came into this thinking that I wasn't excited about this team at all. But there are some really good things going on. This is going to be a year to develop talent, and it seems like 2020 is when they are really going to be able to make a jump. This is the NFL, though. It's not like we haven't seen a quarterback resurrect his career, and I'm a big Flacco fan. So this team could be in for a surprise run. But at the very least, the future is looking pretty good for the . For the first time in a while. This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be mi sing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an i sue.
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