Will Denver Get Their Quarterback?

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By Julie Dixon //@ABroncoNole

 

Let’s talk about the quarterback situation.  If quarterback Kirk Cousins were to take a leap of faith and sign with Denver while under construction, keeping QB Trevor Siemian would be a smart move. He’s super cheap, has experience and knows the new playbook. Plus, no fan would spend their life on Twitter trashing Cousins to get Siemian. This would be the lone exception to keep him.  If Denver drafts a quarterback, there is no way you want Siemian around.  If the rookie fails, the fans will be calling for Siemian.  Hopefully, Denver has learned from the past.  As long as Trevor Siemian is on the team, the fans are always going to want him under center.

Which leads to the current starting QB, Paxton Lynch. You read that right because that’s how they ended the season. While 99% of the Denver media and fans had him buried and gone, Ian Rappaport just dashed their hopes and dreams by spending the day strongly hinting he’s staying. In which case, no way you keep Siemian.

Gambling on Lynch is actually their best bet because with him they can draft a big playmaker in the first round of the draft.  Then they can sign some big talent, keep talent and fill every hole. They could be a balanced team like Minnesota and Jacksonville. He actually would give them the best chance to win because for the first time he has the same coach, scheme, and playbook. This gives him a leg up.  Plus he’ll have a team of weapons since the Broncos wouldn’t have put all their money in bringing in a new QB.

With Cousins, they will be severely limited in free agency. They would need him to play so well, he can cover up the holes, which he wasn’t able to do in Washington. The team won’t be completely fixed because you can only do so much in the draft. A rookie will spend more time losing than winning because that’s what most of them do. Whether they go with Lynch or a rookie, you don’t want Siemian, you want a journeyman like QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh McCown. Since I don’t see Cousins in Denver, Siemian is gone.

With Kansas City trading away cornerback Marcus Peters and QB Alex Smith, it appears they are also doing some reloading which would be the perfect time for Denver to do the same.   By the way, Kansas City head coach Andy Reid wanted Lynch, it’s partly why Elway moved up in the draft.  Elway wanted to cut off Arizona who was going to take Lynch, plus keep him away from Kansas City and Dallas. Because of that, Reid learned and moved up to get QB Patrick Mahomes. Makes sense for Denver to do the same.  Rebuild and use the QB that Reid wanted.

 

Things are starting to move in the NFL as we head into the combine.  Can’t wait to see what happens next.

 

 

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Shad Khan Doubles Down on His Staff with Big Contracts.

OTFB Jaguars Reporter

By Julie Dixon // @ABroncoNole

Some people think the Jacksonville Jaguars flipped their team in one season. Wrong. When Shad Khan hired General Manager Dave Caldwell, he began four year long journey.

Caldwell drafted Blake Bortles, then went about the next three years drafting talent while removing older players with big contracts. In 2015 Bortles threw 35 touchdowns, but a ton of interceptions and the defense wasn’t good.

In 2016, the defense started taking hold, but Bortles was playing with two dislocated shoulders and a bum wrist. Doug Marrone, who had been hired that season to fix the OL, was moved up to head coach when Gus Bradley was fired.

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Free Agent Kirk Cousins: Where does he land?

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By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8  

 

As the free agent period approaches, one of the hottest names and biggest difference makers for a franchise is Kirk Cousins. I think it’s safe to say that, with the signing of Alex Smith, Washington will not be putting a Franchise Tag on Cousins which means he can start looking for his next team on March 14th.

There are quite a few teams desperately searching for a franchise quarterback, but are they all viable options at this point? Do they have the money to pay Cousins the huge contract he wants? Do they have the cap space? Are they the type of organization that he would want to play for? Let’s look at the front runners…

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The State of the Denver Broncos

OTFB Broncos Reporter

By Julie Dixon // @ABroncoNole  

Can 2017 be erased from my mind, please? Not sure anyone could have predicted the rotten outcome of this season, unless they were me screaming about what not to do for the last two years. Being “right” has been no consolation.

What John Elway does with the quarterback will either be his downfall or his saving grace. He’s a God in Broncos Country, but he’s sliding. Outside of signing Peyton Manning, he’s botched the handling of this position since 2012 and the disasters of his poor decisions (or allowing his coaches to make them) are now front and center. Continue reading “The State of the Denver Broncos”

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How The Saints and Redskins Match Up

Official New Orleans Saints Reporter

By Christy Chauvin // @WhoDatWarriors

The New Orleans Saints will face the Washington Redskins this Sunday.  It can be argued as their first matchup against a good quarterback who is not suffering with an injury since Tom Brady.  They faced Cam Newton and Jameis Winston both of whom were working through shoulder problems, and a banged up Matthew Stafford.

This could be their toughest test during their current winning streak. The Washington Redskins will be without running back Robert Kelley, defensive back DeAngelo Hall, and possibly wide receiver Ryan Grant.

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Redskins Shock Seahawks in Seattle

Official Washington Redskins Reporter

By Beth Auckland // @bauckland

The Washington Redskins pulled off a miracle in Seattle last night defeating the Seattle Seahawks 17-14.  With an offensive line that has been completely decimated by injuries, it was left to the defense to “hold the line”.  And hold the line they did!

After setting a franchise record last week, everyone thought that Russell Wilson would come out swinging and the Seahawks would blow the Redskins out of the water.  But between all the offensive penalties the Seahawks racked up and an impressive showing from the Redskins defense, the Seahawks once again lost to the Redskins at home.  

The Redskins defense was in Wilson’s face for most of the night, bringing pressure and forcing him out of the pocket time and time again.  They knew going into the game that they would have to keep Wilson contained.  They managed to do this holding him to only 297 passing yards but they did allow him 77 rushing yards.

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Fantasy Football Update Week 3

Fantasy Football Reporter

By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

The conundrum this past weekend in the NFL made for some new names popping up in this week’s article.

Highlights from each league

Originals League: What’s COOKin Good Looking had a spectacular week topping the league with 167.30 points. QB Tom Brady (Patriots) scored her a cool 56.80 points, along with teammate WR Brandin Cooks (Patriots) scoring 30+ points. In second place is Bongs Over Brussels Sprouts with 160.63 points. Her top performers being QB Kirk Cousins (Redskins) 47.53 points and RB Kareem Hunt (Chiefs) 29.30 points.

>> LEADER: Bongs Over Brussels Sprouts (3-0)

Female Free #1: Pulling out a win this week is Liz’s Primo Team with 154.12 points. Adding up the points quickly for me included Brandin Cooks, plus three other players each with 20+ points. Halifax Hurricanes is next with 133.92 points. Offensive threats QB Russell Wilson and WR Doug Baldwin from the Seattle Seahawks combined to give her 55 points. WR Sammy Watkins (new LA Rams acquisition) provided 25.60 points.

>> LEADER: Gpodawund (3-0)

Female Free #2: This was a close battle. The top two teams went head-to-head this week with BrownLee squeezing out a win by a mere .56 of a point. This keeps her in the lead over Team TriSARAHtops.

>> LEADER: BrownLee (3-0)

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