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On 5/15/2018 at 10:47 AM, Mountain Man said:

I still don't understand the Broncos. Trevor Siemian was better than of their current QBs and they got rid. They paid a journeyman QB silly money after he had 1 good season in a decade of terrible ones, yet somehow they are being praised. I absolutely expect them to be drafting top 3 in 2019. Joseph is a terrible coach who has never managed to create a good defense. They are going to be a disaster this season.

 

Their biggest problem is that they won the Super Bowl with terrible QB play, so they think they can replicate it with a good overall team and solid QB play.  Manning and Brock were both among the worst passers in the NFL that year in the regular season.  Manning put up the worst winning QB performance in NFL history.  They still won due to a good run game, and great D.  

 

So I think Elway feels the team can still compete if they can just not be awful at QB and believe Keenum can be decent to solid and they can win games with him to try and make another push before the window closes as the roster continues to age and turnover in other places.  

 

 

I was certain all off season they would NOT take a QB once they signed Keenum.  Although, I felt they should draft one, I just was confident they were not for the reasons I stated above...Elway believes he can win with a guy like Keenum given they won with poor QB play in their most recent SB title season.

 

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On 5/15/2018 at 1:03 PM, Mountain Man said:

You aren't getting Minnesota's offense though. You are getting an overated re-tread OC, worse receivers, a much worse O line and no run game. Add that to the career year Keenum had. Is that a recipe for a Keenum repeat?

 

Well, I'd take Pat Shurmer over Bill Musgrave myself, but he did have Oakland looking pretty good before Del Rio gave him the heave-ho

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Kelly is not much different than a rookie at this point, so I am sure he will have some ups and downs.  But given they have Keenum up front as the locked in starter, it also wouldnt surprise me to see them choose Kelly in the end over Lynch if the race is close given Lynch has been terrible in previous opportunities and Kelly still has the unknown and upside still going for him.  

 

So while I am sure Lynch is currently ahead in the race, if Kelly keeps it close, he may surprise and be the #2.  

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On 5/15/2018 at 3:10 PM, Rocky Landing said:

 

I'd rather have Chad "Little Tubby Kid" Kelly than Late Nate Peterman.

Why because of his uncle ? 

 

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1 minute ago, Putin said:

Why because of his uncle ? 

 

Because I've seen Late Nate play.

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On 8/1/2018 at 2:04 PM, Alphadawg7 said:

Kelly is not much different than a rookie at this point, so I am sure he will have some ups and downs.  But given they have Keenum up front as the locked in starter, it also wouldnt surprise me to see them choose Kelly in the end over Lynch if the race is close given Lynch has been terrible in previous opportunities and Kelly still has the unknown and upside still going for him.  

 

So while I am sure Lynch is currently ahead in the race, if Kelly keeps it close, he may surprise and be the #2.  

 

Lynch has played 5 games, thrown 123 passes, and is 24 years old.

 

Kelly missed a good amount of his senior year, and didn't play a down last year.  He also got kicked off the Clemson football team, and got arrested in 2014 before transferring to Ole Miss.  He didn't play under center in college and hasn't really practiced with the team.  There's virtually 0 cap hit to release him outright.  He's a PS candidate IMO unless they carry 3.

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I think Chad Kelly is much better than Paxton Lynch. Check out their college games & body of work.

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The good news is I haven’t heard him get in trouble in a little while!  He’s a dime a dozen camp arm.  Since he’s from WNY, I hope he gets some nfl shine.  But man, just reading his social media and his actions, he seems not smart.  Of course, that is expected of a St Joes product. :)

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