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    Default What Will Our Record Be Next Year?

    Considering Manning will be teaching his system to the offense, I think early on we may not be as fluent as we might like. But should get stronger as the year goes on. We need a strong draft, and some health. I hope for some AFC West games early on.




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    I said 11, but only to tone down the enthusiasm. Bear in mind, this is regular season win total, add wins to the SB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARHORSE View Post
    Considering Manning will be teaching his system to the offense, I think early on we may not be as fluent as we might like. But should get stronger as the year goes on. We need a strong draft, and some health. I hope for some AFC West games early on.




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    As early as it is and not knowing the final product makes this difficult. I'm sure there will be some growing pains early. With that said I feel we are a 10 or 11 win team with the schedule we are facing. I picked 10-6.
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    i wont answer until after the draft. I think I like how this is going, but there are some moves and things that im like wtf? So. I cant say until after the draft.


    But to humor this thread, assuming there was no draft for any team and we just finished FA and went into reg season, id say 9-7 and first round loss in playoffs.

    We have a god awful schedule this year. Here is the thing with this team, and why i want to wait until draft.



    If you put our offense on the field and then lined up our defense against them, and then took a diamond and placed it right in the middle of the line of scrimmage, that is where I have major Major concerns. So for the visually impaired, that would be both DT positions and LBs and Center and G and FB......im not worried about receivers, if we sign dallas clark I will be pissed. RB is fine, QB ok too...defense, on the edges I like our team but LB and DT scare the piss out of me. Depending on how we draft, we could go up to 12-13 wins.
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    The only major hurtles I see Denver facing is the Patriots, Steelers, Baltimore, Texans and MAYBE Cinici. Other than that, you guys have a week ass division, ESPECIALLY with Manning at the helm.

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    16-3

    13 regular season wins, one divisional round win, one conference championship win. . . and the whole ****in' enchilada, baby!

    cut that meat!!



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    Anyone going to take in the account that Manning may not finish the season?

    WAY too many question marks for me to think double digits... God forbid Manning gets hurt Denver is the new winless Indy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullgator View Post
    Anyone going to take in the account that Manning may not finish the season?

    WAY too many question marks for me to think double digits... God forbid Manning gets hurt Denver is the new winless Indy...
    You would say some stupid shit.


    And no, you don't take that in to account because that would be worst case scenario and you always think best case in conversations like this.
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    My guess is 9-7 just because of the question marks up the middle on defense. I'd like to think that with this team Peyton is the difference between a lucky 8-8 and a legit 11-5 or 12-4 but defense worries me.
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    Default 7±1 wins; Lowered Expectations Worked for Me Last Year

    I love how people think Manning magically filled a dozen or so big holes. Hopefully, Porter is a big upgrade over Goodman (not that that's saying much,) but otherwise we're pretty much the same team that was 4-12 two years ago and started 1-4 last year. People can sneer at Tebow as much as they like, but the fact remains we went 7-4 with him at the helm, 8-5 if we count the playoffs. I don't see Manning doing much better, since he can't duck out of a tackle and run for 20 yards every time Franklin whiffs a block, Clady decides he doesn't want another holding penalty, or a defender runs over Beadles/Walton.

    The AFC West should be better (with the possible exception of SD,) and we have a first place schedule. I don't expect more than wins against the weak AFCN/NFCS team and breaking even (with luck) in the Division. Obviously, that's subject to change if we strike draft gold three or four times, but otherwise I'm settled in hoping we find a solid young replacement for Manning when he retires in two years (even though no young QB in his right mind would get near Denver now; we only want proven HoFers,) because that's the earliest I expect a title contender.

    I know Manning is (or was) an exceptional QB who put up 14 win seasons in Indy, but I also know Ryan Lilja's in KC, Jeff Saturday's in Baltimore, and Reggie Wayne's still in Indy. Clark's still available, and four years younger than Manning; maybe if we sign him, then lure Edgerrin James and Marvin Harrison out of retirement, we can go from the youngest to oldest team in the league. Then we're only a time machine and Tony Dungy defense away from winning 1 Super Bowl in ten years. Most of the time we'd have to settle for one and done, and only get that win because we faced Denvers awful pass def—oh... crap....

    I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but a reality check is clearly needed and will probably come no later than Halloween. Quarterbacks are not panaceas, and great ones don't turn losers into champs; I thought I left that idea back in junior high, but Elway should know better. With our line, I'll count this season a win if Manning finishes every game, but we had to make McGahee an "every down back" because we HAVE no one else (though I still like Johnson) and if Thomas recovered from dropsy, he infected Decker first. We still have no pass coverage deep or over the middle, and lost our only effective defender against runs up the gut.

    We got lots o' problems Peyton Manning can't solve, some of which jeopardize his ability to move under his own power, let alone win games. We have a long way to go, and dropping $20 million/year on a guy who'll be retired before we can assemble any support for him was a step in the wrong direction, however good it felt at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeeingRed View Post
    My guess is 9-7 just because of the question marks up the middle on defense. I'd like to think that with this team Peyton is the difference between a lucky 8-8 and a legit 11-5 or 12-4 but defense worries me.
    I don't see Manning being the same....... will be the key and until EFXD fixes the defense 9-7 seems like a strong possibility. As UR said, let's see after the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    I love how people think Manning magically filled a dozen or so big holes. Hopefully, Porter is a big upgrade over Goodman (not that that's saying much,) but otherwise we're pretty much the same team that was 4-12 two years ago and started 1-4 last year. People can sneer at Tebow as much as they like, but the fact remains we went 7-4 with him at the helm, 8-5 if we count the playoffs. I don't see Manning doing much better, since he can't duck out of a tackle and run for 20 yards every time Franklin whiffs a block, Clady decides he doesn't want another holding penalty, or a defender runs over Beadles/Walton.

    The AFC West should be better (with the possible exception of SD,) and we have a first place schedule. I don't expect more than wins against the weak AFCN/NFCS team and breaking even (with luck) in the Division. Obviously, that's subject to change if we strike draft gold three or four times, but otherwise I'm settled in hoping we find a solid young replacement for Manning when he retires in two years (even though no young QB in his right mind would get near Denver now; we only want proven HoFers,) because that's the earliest I expect a title contender.

    I know Manning is (or was) an exceptional QB who put up 14 win seasons in Indy, but I also know Ryan Lilja's in KC, Jeff Saturday's in Baltimore, and Reggie Wayne's still in Indy. Clark's still available, and four years younger than Manning; maybe if we sign him, then lure Edgerrin James and Marvin Harrison out of retirement, we can go from the youngest to oldest team in the league. Then we're only a time machine and Tony Dungy defense away from winning 1 Super Bowl in ten years. Most of the time we'd have to settle for one and done, and only get that win because we faced Denvers awful pass def—oh... crap....

    I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but a reality check is clearly needed and will probably come no later than Halloween. Quarterbacks are not panaceas, and great ones don't turn losers into champs; I thought I left that idea back in junior high, but Elway should know better. With our line, I'll count this season a win if Manning finishes every game, but we had to make McGahee an "every down back" because we HAVE no one else (though I still like Johnson) and if Thomas recovered from dropsy, he infected Decker first. We still have no pass coverage deep or over the middle, and lost our only effective defender against runs up the gut.

    We got lots o' problems Peyton Manning can't solve, some of which jeopardize his ability to move under his own power, let alone win games. We have a long way to go, and dropping $20 million/year on a guy who'll be retired before we can assemble any support for him was a step in the wrong direction, however good it felt at the time.
    I agree to a certain extent, but in my opinion, I EXPECT a playoff berth and better. If we don't then this is all for nothing and we GAVE away a future legend. All I have been hearing on this board and from the organization, is that manning is going to get us to the promised land. It better happen or there will be a mutiny .....

    I am actually glad we don't face the Jets this year, it would have been embarrassing to lose to them .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjent View Post
    I agree to a certain extent, but in my opinion, I EXPECT a playoff berth and better. If we don't then this is all for nothing and we GAVE away a future legend. All I have been hearing on this board and from the organization, is that manning is going to get us to the promised land. It better happen or there will be a mutiny .....

    I am actually glad we don't face the Jets this year, it would have been embarrassing to lose to them .....

    JMO

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    I completely disagree with this message. I don't think there will be mutiny at all, and don't believe that NOT going to the Super Bowl makes the trade for 'nothing.' Made the Broncos better, thats all that matters.


    As far as the record.... this year's schedule is a TOUGH one, and Manning in his first year with a new team, with new players. Sometimes that clicks right away, sometimes not. Manning is great, and makes players around him better, no question about it.

    I think we are a 10 team win with Manning on the team. Thats with a tough schedule. But I wish we played teh Jets this year.
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    I, too, am pessimistic right now. I see a 7-9 season and possibly a third-place finish in the division. There is still the draft to come and free agency acquisitions but, right now, I still see too many holes and Manning, by himself, is not going to fix all that ails us. Plus, if Peyton is lost for any significant part of the season then 4-12 is entirely possible.
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    Right now on the surface i say 10-6.

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