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Broncos offense takes a hit
Posted Apr. 28 at 11:26 AM
Josh McDaniels didn't inherit much when he replaced Mike Shanahan as head of coach of the Broncos. Not much that's still there anyway. A franchise quarterback in Jay Cutler, a No. 1 wideout in Brandon Marshall; those were gone within 14 months.
At least McDaniels still had All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady, but it's now fair to wonder if he'll have him at the start of the season. Clady tore his patellar tendon over the weekend while playing basketball, and is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 months. The start of the NFL season is a little over four months from now.
Going with the three month timetable, it's not as big a deal. Denver also used a second-round pick on Zane Beadles, who played tackle in college, although he's probably best suited to play guard in the pros. It's possible he'll try both in the preseason.
Considering Denver will be developing a pair of young quarterbacks (Brady Quinn, Tim Tebow) while gradually phasing Kyle Orton out, left tackle isn't a spot where they'll want to have a question mark entering the season (preseason either, for that matter). Definitely a concern for the offense.
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