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Broncos WRs just learning to run routes

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

    Oct 28, 2009
    File under: You can't make this **** up. :D

    With Peyton Manning aboard, Broncos receivers actually have to learn routes now
    By MJD | Shutdown Corner – Fri, Jun 29, 2012 2:55 AM EDT

    Demaryius Thomas has been a wide receiver in the NFL for two years now and evidently hasn't spent a lot of time learning to run routes. I guess it's not all that necessary when you're watching forKyle Orton or Tim Tebow to deliver you the football.

    "To get to play with a future Hall of Famer, I knew I had to step my game up and get in my book more, run routes more, because I never really ran routes much. So I thought it was gonna be a challenge, and it has been so far. But it's been good, too." [...]

    "You're gonna have to run the whole route tree now. The comebacks, the slants, the posts, the ins. And I didn't have to do that much when I was my first couple of years in the league."

    Wow. Two years in the league, and he "never really ran routes much"?

    What were Broncos practices like before Peyton Manning? Everyone splits into their individual groups, and the receivers all run over to the receivers coach and ask, "Hey coach, what are we working on today?" And then the receivers coach looks over and sees Tim Tebow launching footballs into the fourth row and says, "I really don't think it matters, boys."

    No more of that with Peyton Manning, though. It makes me wonder about Manning's 2012, and whether he'll be close to the same quarterback he was in Indianapolis. Even putting aside the doubts about his neck and his ability to take a hit, there are a lot of question marks there. He had such good rapport with the receivers in Indy throughout his career, and now it's like he's starting from scratch.

    Thomas is probably the most physically talented receiver on the Denver roster, so getting his routes precise will be important. Manning's going to have to have a lot of patience with his young receivers.
    • Funny Funny x 1
  2. Brundlefly

    Brundlefly Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    That Tebow line legitimately made me burst into laughter
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    I didn't worry about Peytie-Pie in Indy, I'm sure as hell not worried about him in Denver.

    He can eat dirt at 5k feet just as well as he did at roughly 800 in Indy & 75 at the Murph.
  4. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

    Feb 3, 2012
    Denver is either going to be very, very good or very, very bad this year. I don't really think there's much of a middle ground on this one.
  5. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

    Jan 24, 2010
    I disagree. I think they will be about as good as their record showed last year, but they will actually deserve it this year. I think they are a 9-7 team, not great, but not terrible.

    Too bad for them, I don't think that will be good enough to win the division this year because they Chargers have 10+ wins written all over them

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