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Six Pack: Who Stays who goes?

Good morning Broncos Country. Now that we are in the offseason, let's take a quick look at some of our own free agents. I'll give you quick hits on the top 3 to resign and the top 3 to let go.


Sign em' up

Uno: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

DRC should be a priority for the Broncos given the declining play and bloated contract of Champ Bailey. This past season he was targeted 85 times and allowed 40 receptions for 565 yards with 4 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and 12 passes defensed. He gives you that #1 talent on the outside even if he's a shade below what you would consider shutdown talent.

Dos: Shaun Phillips

Phillips Is a solid replacement for Elvis Dumervil and should see some increased production with Von Miller in the lineup full time. Even in Von's absence, Phillips put up some solid numbers highlighted by two sacks against the Chargers in the Divisional round of the playoffs.

Tres: Zane Beadles

I've waffled a bit on Zane, but given the fact that he was playing inbetween two-first time starters in Chris Clark and Manny Ramirez, I'm willing to give him a bit of a pass for the issues he had in pass protection. Bottom line, his "down" season should have brought his number down. If the Broncos can get him back at a reasonable price, they will keep a lineman that makes pull plays possible and the screen game hum.

Let 'em go

Uno: Eric Decker

I am basing this on the fact that I think a WR deficient team will sign him to #1 money. Decker is not a #1 talent. He has benefited largely from the presence of Peyton Manning and the emergence of receiving talent around him. A team paying him #1 money will be very disappointed when he cannot produce #1 results.

Dos: Knowshon Moreno

It was good while it lasted, but Montee Ball made enough progress throughout the season to be the #1 in waiting. Moreno's impact in the SB was slowed by yet another injury. I'm happy to have had Moreno on the team but it is time for both parties to go separate directions.

Tres: Mike Adams

Pops did all he could to mask the holes at safety, but at his age and ability level, he no longer represents someone who can produce at the level the Broncos need. Denver needs a lot of help at this position and with the unknown surrounding Rahim Moore and Quinton Carter should be a position that the Broncos are aggressive in addressing this offseason.

Yeah, I didn't count 1-6 but 3+3 =6 amigos;)

Horse Tracks

Saunders: Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl the most-watched program in U.S. history - The Denver Post
Super Bowl XLVIII was watched by an average audience of 111.5 million people, surpassing the previous mark of 111.3 million set by the more closely contested Super Bowl XLVI (New York Giants vs. New England Patriots) in 2012 aired on NBC.

John Elway fiery in final Broncos news conference -
In his final news conference of the season, John Elway still showed his competitive drive -- despite the Denver Broncos getting crushed in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Broncos Still Proud of Season
Despite the disappointment of coming up short in the Super Bowl, Broncos players remained proud in reflecting on the long road the team traveled this season.

Broncos Take to Twitter Following SB 48
A compilation of tweets from Broncos players after the team's Super Bowl XLVIII loss.

Seven Practice Squad Players Signed to Active Roster
The Broncos signed seven of their eight practice squad players to the active roster on Tuesday.

2013 Broncos Gather for Last Time
On Tuesday, Broncos players cleaned out their lockers knowing it would be the last time this particular team would be together.

Driven by Disappointment
John Fox and John Elway said the team was proud of its season, but disappointed in the ending. And they will use that disappointment to drive them moving forward.

Elway's Closing Message
At the conclusion of Tuesday's end-of-season press conference, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway had one final message.

Denver Broncos planning to let freedom ring for 16 players - The Denver Post
To fans of the popular Eric Decker or 15 other Broncos free agents, nervous times are ahead.