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Broncos sign seven-time Pro Bowl safety Dawkins
associated press ^ | today | By ARNIE STAPLETON

Posted on 02/28/2009 5:51:52 PM PST by OL Hickory

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Seven-time Pro Bowl safety Brian Dawkins had a hard time not looking back Saturday after signing with the Denver Broncos following a 13-year run with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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KEYWORDS: brian; dawkins; denver; signs
Only in Philly do we have a corvette..and give away the engine!
1 posted on 02/28/2009 5:51:52 PM PST by OL Hickory
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2 posted on 02/28/2009 5:55:14 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

They are going after Ray Lewis too.


3 posted on 02/28/2009 5:56:41 PM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: OL Hickory
Only in Philly do we have a corvette..and give away the engine!

Oh c'mon. Dawk was an awesome FS, one of the best I've ever seen, probably a HOFer.

But after 13 years in the league, he's very much on the downside of his career.

His lack of speed and quickness in pass coverage made Jim Johnson have to change his scheme to leave him in the box more often and switch from Omar Gaither to Akeem Jordan to get more coverage on the weak side.

I'm not saying Quin Demps is going to be the player Dawk was in his prime, he might not even be a long term solution - maybe it's one of the kids from a relatively strong draft class at FS, but Dawk was only going to be a limited player at best.

4 posted on 02/28/2009 6:01:28 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: OL Hickory

the denver donkeys need hep.

sic.


5 posted on 02/28/2009 6:16:15 PM PST by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Someone must think he’s a good replacement for Dre Bly.


6 posted on 02/28/2009 6:17:28 PM PST by Eagle Eye (Libs- If you don't have to play the rules then neither do we...THINK ABOUT IT!)
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To: Owl_Eagle
But after 13 years in the league, he's very much on the downside of his career. That's OK. Here in Denver we have a veritable tradition of watching our Safeties chase Tight Ends into the End Zone.

Regards,

TS

7 posted on 02/28/2009 6:18:20 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: OL Hickory
Denver should have waited until the draft. Plenty of young excellent corners and safeties available.

KC got a whopper of a deal signing Cassell. NE should have cut Brady and made Cassell the starter. After his knee, Brady will never be the same.

8 posted on 02/28/2009 6:26:35 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: Owl_Eagle

The Late, Great Vincent T. Lombardi used to say that his biggest mistakes as a coach were holding onto some players after their prime had passed.


9 posted on 02/28/2009 6:28:03 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Owl_Eagle

The Late, Great Vincent T. Lombardi used to say that his biggest mistakes as a coach were holding onto some players after their prime had passed.


10 posted on 02/28/2009 6:28:13 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Denver should have waited until the draft. Plenty of young excellent corners and safeties available.

That may actually be part of it.

I didn't get much a chance to see Champ Bailey last season, but there's not a whole lot else I'd want to salvage from that secondary.

If the plan is to spend 3 or 4 draft picks on the secondary like the Iggles did the year they drafted Lito Sheppard, Sheldon Brown and Mike Lewis or the year the Pack drafted Mike McKenzie, Antwon Edwards and Fred Vinson, Dawk might be a valuable presence in that unit.

11 posted on 02/28/2009 6:38:49 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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