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08:03 AM ET 04.09 | Forgive Broncos fans for thinking their team could place a tall order. On Saturday, Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway, Broncos coach John Fox, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Broncos quarterbacks coach Adam Gase, and Broncos General Manager Brian Xanders made the trek to Tempe, Arizona to conduct a private workout with former Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler, [according to The Denver Post.] ... Osweiler, an intriguing six-foot, eight-inch prospect who some view as a first-rounder but who others envision as a fourth-rounder, could learn a lot from Peyton Manning, allowing Osweiler to become Manning's successor in Denver.

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April 9, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Denver sent everybody but the equipment guy. It's a serious smoke screen that doesn't seem warranted, or they think they might love the guy.

April 9, 2012  08:20 AM ET

he could have far worse teachers than Peyton Manning.

April 9, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Sounds like Denver is over valuing this guy.

April 9, 2012  08:22 AM ET

This guy could be a big ben like sleeper. I'd actually take him over Tannehill.

April 9, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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he could have far worse teachers than Peyton Manning.

Yea, Jim Sorgi and Curtis Painter were wonderful backups.

April 9, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Now is the time to start looking. Throwing rookie QB's to the wolves seldom works out well.

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April 9, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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Yea, Jim Sorgi and Curtis Painter were wonderful backups.

Just what I was thinking. Lot of good it did Painter. I think his NFL resume that his agent sends to every team is " Was mentored by Peyton."
Maybe he will be a good one someday, but being a back up for a few years to anybody really does not count for that much.

April 9, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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This guy could be a big ben like sleeper. I'd actually take him over Tannehill.

Osweiler presided over a 6-7 season and while he amassed over 4,000 yards passing, he's no leader. (He threw a lot of screens and short passes.) ASU lost to UCLA, Washington State, and AZ - and lost five in a row at the end of the season - to take them out of the PAC 12 south championship, when they were in the driver's seat. (That's why Erickson got fired, actually.) Then they lost big to Boise State. All the while Osweiler's at the controls. He's pretty decent at throwing intercepts and basically never living up to hype or even potential. Believe me, he's no Rothlisberger, Rivers, or even Flacco. 4th round is about right, although as was said yesterday, leave it to an idiot GM to "fall in love" with him.

April 9, 2012  09:40 AM ET

They made a mistake by trading Tebow.

April 9, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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Just what I was thinking. Lot of good it did Painter. I think his NFL resume that his agent sends to every team is " Was mentored by Peyton." Maybe he will be a good one someday, but being a back up for a few years to anybody really does not count for that much.

I couldn't disagree more. But that depends on the coaching staff, not necessarily the incumbant Qb. Look at Brady & Rodgers. I also fully expect Mallet to be great when he finally is called to duty. But it's got little or nothing to do with the starting Qb's "mentoring". Time on the bench actually learning and being mentored from great coaches is never a bad thing.

April 9, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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They made a mistake by trading Tebow.

I thought they were trying to accommodate Tim, who wanted to have a chance to be the starting QB. I thought that's why Tim didn't want to be traded to Jacksonville: no sense he could be the starter right off. (Tells you something about what the Jets said to him, though,eh? Poor Mark.)

April 9, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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I couldn't disagree more. But that depends on the coaching staff, not necessarily the incumbant Qb. Look at Brady & Rodgers. I also fully expect Mallet to be great when he finally is called to duty. But it's got little or nothing to do with the starting Qb's "mentoring". Time on the bench actually learning and being mentored from great coaches is never a bad thing.

I'm more inclined to agree with 50YearFan. Don't give Kiln's favorite son credit for Rodgers' success; give Rodgers credit for studying. I don't know the Bledsoe/Brady relationship to comment but the Green Bay situation has been well publicized as has been Manning's mentoring of his back-ups thanks to the sucking chest wound that was the Colts last season.

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April 9, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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I'm more inclined to agree with 50YearFan. Don't give Kiln's favorite son credit for Rodgers' success; give Rodgers credit for studying. I don't know the Bledsoe/Brady relationship to comment but the Green Bay situation has been well publicized as has been Manning's mentoring of his back-ups thanks to the sucking chest wound that was the Colts last season.

While I agree with 50 too, I don't think that SKIA was attributing Rodgers' success to any mentoring from Favre, as you say. You're right: Rodgers did it mostly on his own, but he probably had appreciable help from the McCarthy staff - and McCarthy himself who was at one point a QB coach. Same with Brady. But SKIA, these guys are exceptions in any case.

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April 9, 2012  10:11 AM ET

Manning hasn't thrown pass 1 for the Broncos and they are already looking for his replacement?

April 9, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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this dude is an animal...... hes just raw....not to mention hes a neanderthall like giant with quick feet

Well, his record last season shows he's no leader. And why he wanted to leave for the draft in his junior year after a disastrous season says he wanted to bail on a sinking ship. Not my kind of QB even if he's 6'8".

April 9, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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Manning hasn't thrown pass 1 for the Broncos and they are already looking for his replacement?

"Backup." Remember, Manning could well go down.

 
April 9, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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Just what I was thinking. Lot of good it did Painter. I think his NFL resume that his agent sends to every team is " Was mentored by Peyton."Maybe he will be a good one someday, but being a back up for a few years to anybody really does not count for that much.

Come on............Tom Brady clearly wouldn't be the quarterback he is if he didn't start out backing up Drew Bledsoe.....................LOL

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