Draft time and training camp is my favorite time of the football year, more so than the regular season in many ways. With 10 picks in this and next year's draft there is ample opportunity to lay the foundation for a young and talented team. The potential is there for the Broncos to be a Super Bowl contender with the regularity of Pittsburgh or New England.
While some are arguing we use this year's # 1 picks to trade up for Sanchez I would much rather see the building blocks for the defensive front and backers. Five picks in the first 100 should put us in position to trade down for a coveted pick or up for even more draft picks. I'm voting for trading up for more picks. Let this be a rebuilding year. For crimony sakes, we have new coaches, a new system, and practically all new defensive personnel. Why take the impractical tack by thinking we can be a playoff caliber team let alone a contender to go deep into the playoffs. Now, next year with a year of familiarity and rookies seasonsed into vetrans we could be in position to augment the remaining holes with 10 more picks and possible trade down for a franchise quarterback. say one from down Texas way. With Orton and Simms there would be time for the luxury of grooming a rookie qb and we could be set for a decade.
Ultimately, the loss of Cutler will be seen, in hindsight, as a gain. I'd much rather have the leadership skills of a Joe Montana than a rocket armed gunslinger that's prone to trying to carry a team on his own shoulders. I'm tired fo the "It's all about me" mentality of many of today's self-indulged stars. The idea of a football team built as a business focused on the "team" concept is downright refreshing.
As a side note I would like to make a prediction that I could say was heard here first. Shannhan will be the Dallas head coach by mid-season. Within two they will be back to the Super Bowl.
Man, I cannot wait till training camp to evaluate all these new bodies, hog heaven if I've ever heard of it.