Things that I need to know, Part 2, and many thanks to you all for the answers that you all gave me on my first five Q's.
1. How many millions of dollars do we need to "FIND", in order to accomplish what we need to do in FA, and to sign our draft picks?
2. After reading ConradA's post on the current years big money Bronco's salaries, and the comments posted there after, do you think that there is any way that we are going to be able to "find enough money" to do what you think needs to get done?
3. Of the five position coaches that John fox brought with him from Carolina, which department do you think will improve the most, and do you think that the improvement will be based more on the new talent, or because of the coaching change? (the departments and coaches are listed below...)
Tyke Tolbert, Wide Receivers.
Tolbert enters his ninth NFL season and first with the Broncos, after coaching the wide receiver position with Carolina (2010), Buffalo (2004-09) and Arizona (2003). Under his tutelage with the Cardinals in 2003, Anquan Boldin earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and was the only rookie to make the Pro Bowl that season, while setting a NFL-rookie record with 101 catches for 1,377 yards — the second most by a rookie in league history. Tolbert coached for eight seasons at the collegiate level before joining the NFL ranks.
Ron Milus, Secondary.
Milus enters his 12th season coaching in the NFL and 21st season overall after instructing Carolina’s secondary from 2009-10. He entered the NFL ranks with Denver, where he served as secondary coach from 2000-02, before instructing that position with Arizona (2003), the N.Y. Giants (2004-05) and St. Louis (2006-08).
In 2001, he coached Broncos Pro Bowl cornerback Deltha O’Neal, who tied for third in the NFL with nine interceptions that season.
Richard Smith, Linebackers.
Smith, a veteran of 23 NFL seasons, spent the last two years as Carolina’s linebackers coach after serving as defensive coordinator for Houston (2006-08) and Miami (2005). He begins his second coaching stint with the Broncos after guiding the club’s special teams from 1993-96 with added responsibilities of coaching the linebackers from 1993-94.
Dave Magazu, O-Line.
Magazu enters his ninth NFL season and first with the Broncos, after coaching the Panthers’ tight ends (2003-06) and offensive line (2007-10) under Fox. Despite playing the last four games of the 2009 season without their two starting offensive tackles, the Panthers became the first team in NFL history to have two running backs (Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams) each rush for more than 1,100 yards. Prior to joining Carolina, Magazu spent 23 years coaching offensive lines at the collegiate level.
Jeff Rodgers, Special Teams.
Rodgers enters his eighth NFL season after working for Fox in Carolina for two years, including serving as the Panthers’ special teams coach in 2010. Under Rodgers in 2010, Carolina’s special teams posted improvements in nearly every statistical category from the previous season, including punt return average (9.6), kickoff return average (21.9) and opponent starting field position after kickoffs (25.0). He also spent five seasons coaching special teams with San Francisco (2003-07) before a one-year post as special teams coordinator at Kansas State University in 2008. Rodgers started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Arizona from 2000-01. His older brother, Jay, is entering his third season on the Broncos’ coaching staff and will serve as a defensive quality control coach in 2011.
4. Do you think that a 16 game season is enough games per year, or would you prefer less preseason and more games that count?
5. Do you feel that Goodell should be able to punish players who screwed up during the lock out? If not, why not?
OK...So you may not have the time or the inclination to address all of the above, but any input that you give me will teach me something! ;-))