After the great response we got from the last Mile High Report Poll of the Week where we asked you to rank the Broncos positions by talent, we felt that we should keep the discussion going. So before we get onto this weeks question, let's review the last poll. The question was:
Rank the Broncos Positions Based Purely on Talent
Results with the average ranking in ():
1. Quarterbacks (2.71)
2. Cornerbacks (3.99)
3. Defensive Ends (5.20)
4. Wide Receivers (5.22)
5. Linebackers (5.26)
6. Offensive Line (5.69)
7. Special Teams (6.00)
8. Running Backs (6.55)
9. Tight Ends (6.73)
10. Safeties (9.16)
11. Defensive Tackles (9.21)
Let's discuss it a bit more after the jump.
Review of the Last Poll:
Defensive tackle was the clear loser, despite being close to safeties in average, they had more last place vote than any other positions by over 50 votes. Defensive ends, receivers and linebackers were all very similar, all having a large number of early votes and very few late votes while cornerbacks and quarterbacks were all over the place but had a clear advantage in 1st place votes. Running backs and tight ends were similar to the ends, receivers and linebackers in that they didn't have much variety in their voting but rarely got last place votes. Offensive line was all over the place with a number of 1st place votes but also grabbing a lot of last place votes as well.
Another interesting thing was that there was a clear difference between those members who commented and those who just voted. Tight end was much higher while quarterback and receivers was lower. Not sure what to attribute this too, but it's something interesting to note.
This Weeks Poll:
So after the success we had in the last poll, and wanting to build on some of the ideas from the comments. So having reviewed some of your thoughts, and a few of my own, I wanted to see how you view each player within their positional group. This is a bit longer but hopefully not too long. Now I asked about 4-5 questions for each position so hopefully it shouldn't drag on too long. Now you grade each player on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being "terrible" and 5 being "the best" Now I excluded quarterback since, well, we all know how the answers would play out. Now you grade each player on specific things, take Willis McGahee for example. He's a fairly consistent runner who did have an injury last season so I'd give him a four. Now when it comes to running ability I'd also give him a 4 but only a 3 for receiving ability and speed.
Once you are done, hit "Done" and you'll be able to see the current poll results and you can change the question you are reviewing with the arrows at the top of the poll results. I know this new polling method is a bit tricky, but once you get used to it you can cover a lot more questions quickly.
This also really is a bit of a trial of the new survey tool as well, so if it's just terrible, let me know.
Thanks for your time MHR, you rock.