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12-24-2012, 12:24 AM
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Executive of the Year

Who should get GM/Exec of the year?

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12-24-2012, 12:32 AM
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I actually support this. Being able to sell the Broncos team as it was to Manning when you had practically everyone else, even the Niners, looking to bid on him is pretty damn impressive.

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12-24-2012, 10:23 AM
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Ryan Grigson is the name you're looking for if you're mentioning the Colts.

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I actually support this. Being able to sell the Broncos team as it was to Manning when you had practically everyone else, even the Niners, looking to bid on him is pretty damn impressive.
Yeah, I have to agree with this. While Grigson did a great job, you have to remember that Luck fell into his lap. Elway had to do a good sell job to nab The Sheriff.

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12-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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Gotta give some love to Bruce Allen (although Shanahan has final say it seems).

The RG3 trade up was incredibly brilliant, especially now that the 2013 1st rounder will be in the 20's.

Good FA pickups to bolster WR core in Garçon and Morgan.

Late round steal in Alfred Morris.

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12-24-2012, 11:28 AM
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Sell the Broncos team? Did they not get to the 2nd round with Tebow at QB? They sold themselves. People just want to give Elway all the credit for Jon Fox's work. It was a rough start, but it would have been a catastrophic failure if they missed the playoffs.



NOBODY thought the Colts would win 11 games, same goes for the Vikings still being in the mix.

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Yeah, I have to agree with this. While Grigson did a great job, you have to remember that Luck fell into his lap. Elway had to do a good sell job to nab The Sheriff.
Except this teams' success is more than Luck, and Grigson basically lit a match on the Manning-era Colts(with two big exceptions) and rebuilt from scratch. Offensively, Luck isn't the only rookie making big contributions, hell aside from Wayne and the o-line it's all rookies and they're making plays every week. Defensively there was a ton of changes, with a lot of his pick-ups(especially Freeman, Vaughn, Butler and Redding) making a huge impact.

I'm biased by Grigson is an easy pick IMO. The worst team in football a year ago is playoff bound and the future is looking great.

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Sell the Broncos team? Did they not get to the 2nd round with Tebow at QB? They sold themselves.
The Niners weren't exactly chopped liver either.

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The Niners weren't exactly chopped liver either.
I couldn't see Harbaugh giving power of the team away. With Manning running the offense, he controls everything. Where Manning is now with the staff they have is the perfect situation for him.

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Offensively, Luck isn't the only rookie making big contributions, hell aside from Wayne and the o-line it's all rookies and they're making plays every week.
And several players on the o-line weren't on the team last year either.

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The Niners weren't exactly chopped liver either.
I'd still say that what the Colts did was more impressive. No team has ever gone to the playoffs the year following having the #1 pick in the draft. The Broncos were pegged as Super Bowl contenders the moment they signed Manning.

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The Niners weren't exactly chopped liver either.
Manning reportedly was annoyed with the idea of the incredible expectations that would have come from him signing with the Niners. For all intensive purposes, the Manning sweepstakes was between Denver and SF, and Denver had several advantages, including the fact that they are in the AFC (Manning did not want to have to learn a new conference), I honestly don't think Elway did all that much in the offseason. He made the overtly obvious decision to sign Peyton Manning. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do that, especially considering who his starting QB was before Manning came along.

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I'd still say that what the Colts did was more impressive. No team has ever gone to the playoffs the year following having the #1 pick in the draft. The Broncos were pegged as Super Bowl contenders the moment they signed Manning.
But who would not have been pegged a super bowl contender with Manning?

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12-27-2012, 05:34 PM
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But who would not have been pegged a super bowl contender with Manning?
Depends who the QB would be. They were a quality team with a bad one. Signing arguably the best QB in the history of football when you didn't have a QB doesn't take much thought.

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Bruce Allen. Best draft I've seen in ages in terms of immediate impact.

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Manning reportedly was annoyed with the idea of the incredible expectations that would have come from him signing with the Niners. For all intensive purposes, the Manning sweepstakes was between Denver and SF, and Denver had several advantages, including the fact that they are in the AFC (Manning did not want to have to learn a new conference), I honestly don't think Elway did all that much in the offseason. He made the overtly obvious decision to sign Peyton Manning. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do that, especially considering who his starting QB was before Manning came along.
Drafting Luck was a rather obvious desicion and having the number 1 left that QB in question with no choice in the matter. Shanahan had to work harder to get Griffin.

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Drafting Luck was a rather obvious desicion and having the number 1 left that QB in question with no choice in the matter. Shanahan had to work harder to get Griffin.
Luck was a lay-up. I think he deserves more credit for how quickly he assembled players around him. Luck has a rookie starting RB (Ballard), a cast-off bust-in-the-making as a #2 WR (Avery), another rookie WRs over 500 yards (Hilton) a rookie starting TE with 500 yards (Allen) with 3/5 starting offensive linemen picked up off waivers or undrafted free agents.

Other than Reggie Wayne, the offense is composed entirely of 1st and 2nd year starters.

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I might be biased but I think its Elway, and not just because he signed Manning. Stokley, Dreesen, Tamme, Koppen, Brooking, Wolfe, Adams, and Holliday have all been significant contributors to the success of the broncos and all were added by Elway this season.

In the larger picture Elway took the ashes from the dumpster fire that was the McDaniels era and turned them into arguably the most complete team in the NFL in just two years. Imo he deserves a lot of credit for the comprehensive and proactive way in which he has addressed the holes in Denver's roster.

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Not the best, but Fisher and company deserve credit for a nice return so far on the on the Griffin trade.

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I say Elway, he has added some much added pieces to an already good football club.

This is probably Peyton Manning's best defense he's had in his career..and in all three phases as well..defensive line, linebacker and secondary.

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