Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Peppers to Denver? It wouldn't work

Yesterday I was arguing talking with @theorangepage on twitter about Julius Peppers. Ian (theorangepage) thinks it would work out if Peppers came to Denver, while I don't think he would fit with Elvis Dumervil. This morning I messaged Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gazette to get his opinion. Here's a look at our conversation:

Me: I heard Julius Peppers wants to play OLB in a 3-4, first off is that legit? And do you think he'd be willing to play DE in a 3-4, & would he be any good as a 3-man defensive end? Thanks!

Frank Schwab: I think he'd play any position as long as the team is willing to pay him. And any team paying him what he'll command would be nuts wasting him as a 3-4 end. I don't think he'd be bad there, but it would be like paying an elite left tackle and putting him at guard.

Me: Ok, so then that tosses out the window any thought of the Broncos going after him right? Because both him and Dumervil are pure pass rushers, and you can't have a 3-4 with only 2 LB's in coverage (or can you?) and according to Mike Kils the Broncos will meet any price a team offers Dumervil. Do you think Doom and Peppers could end up both in Denver? I don't, but people are telling me it would work, your thoughts?

Frank Schwab: On paper it would work fine - but come on, they're not sticking $20m a year into one position when they just drafted an OLB first round last year. I'd be blown away if they signed Peppers.

So there you have it, Peppers and Denver are not a match. One more thing I'd like to throw out there; When Simon Rice signed with Denver in 2007 he was 33, Peppers is 30. Elvis Dumervil is 26, and Robert Ayers hasn't even reached puberty. Chew on that.

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