Re: Pats will sign Broncos FA
posted at 2/4/2014 11:17 PM EST
Donkey's will lose Ayers, DMC and Woodyard. They will replace Rodgers-Cromartie with a lesser FA CB or a 3rd rd draft rd pick. Harris will start the year on the 6 week PUP. Bailey will have a better overall season but is mostly washed up. Same with Jammer. Webster will improve. Secondary will struggle 1st half, be solid second half.
They will restructure Wes's deal from like 1 year 5 million to 3 years 10 million and use the savings to keep Decker. Moreno walks. Ball is lead back, little is lost but fumbles remain an issue. Cheaper RB doesn't quite replace Ball as backup. Peyton keeps all other weapons.
1st rd pick will be a DE to replace Ayers. Phillips will be back as depth to backup the pick and Wolfe. Knighton, Vickerson, Sylvester Williams are a great interior.
2nd rd pick goes to the O-line to protect Manning. OG to replace Beadles or Manny moves back there and they draft a C.
Mincey-Trevathon-Von Miller is a solid trio at LB'er. Phillips can play with his hand up as well but depth will be an issue.
Broncos still great, but not quite as great. 2-2 vs. NFC West, 4-2 vs. own division. 1-2 other random losses (I guarantee Pats are in Denver next year regular season). Broncos go 11-5 or 10-6 and are a wild card team.
Pats 14-2 and #1 seed
Chiefs and Colts both 12-4, one gets a BYE (let's say KC), the other a home div game. Bengals drop out. Baltimore back in at 10-6 or 11-5 with a home game. 1 random team like SD, Miami, Pitt, make it in that yearly 8-8 or 9-6 battle to the last week.
Broncos win in Indy. Baltimore thumps whoever, then too close to call traveling to KC. Patriots beat Broncos at home in division round, Chiefs or Ravens come to Foxboro and lose. Patriots play Seattle or San Fran in Super Bowl. Health determines winner.