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    whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    The Denver Broncos called defensive end John Engelberger and his agent, Robert Lattinville, to inform him they are trying to finalize a trade in which Engelberger goes to the Broncos and the San Francisco ***** receive cornerback Willie Middlebrooks.

    Middlebrooks, a former ***** first-round pick, has been shopped in trade conversations for the past couple of months. There was some interest by the Miami Dolphins, but the ***** heated up their interest in the past couple of days.

    Middlebrooks, 26, started only two games during his four seasons with the Broncos. He's a big corner at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, and is expected to fit in as the third corner in the ***** 3-4 defense.

    In acquiring Engelberger, the Broncos retain the public relations notion that they weren't unloading Middlebrooks as a disappointing draft choice. He was the 24th choice in the first round. His contract voided after this season and is scheduled to be a free agent.

    Engelberger joins 16 other defensive linemen in Denver, but he comes to the team with talent. A former second-round choice who was the 35th pick in the 2000 draft, Engelberger started 58 of 78 games. The *****' switch to the 3-4 didn't fit Engelberger's abilities because he's a pure 4-3 defensive end.

    The ***** held off calling Engelberger until Wednesday because they wanted to investigate a domestic assault charge involving Middlebrooks that is scheduled to go to trail Oct. 11. The domestic charge involves a girlfriend.

    Once they checked into the details of the case, the ***** decided to go ahead and push to make the trade, which will be completed on Thursday.

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    This is great for the Rams. The whiners have traded away a decent DE and received one of the biggest 1st round busts of this century.
    Middlebrooks, 26, started only two games during his four seasons with the Broncos. He's a big corner at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, and is expected to fit in as the third corner in the ***** 3-4 defense.
    Man, I only hope he is indeed their nickel...chalk Curtis up for 150 yards and a pair of TDs everytime we play the whiners, if so.
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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    Don't the Broncos have enough DE's?

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    Quote Originally Posted by BBlades89
    Don't the Broncos have enough DE's?
    According to the article, they have 16 DLs on their roster. I guess the Bronco approach to D-linemen is like the Ram approach to safeties.....bring in all you can and surely a couple will stick.
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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    Don't the Broncos basically have the Bengals complete front line from last season, along with their old DC? I don't remember great things from the Bengals, defensively, last year. Should this year be different?

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    It's gonna be an ugly year in S.F. though. I almost feel sorry for the fans down ther. But screw them, the gloated for far too long and now they get to see what it's like to be a fan of a horrible team. That FO can't make any good moves. It makes me happy.

    Hey, that's 100 posts....yeah!!!!
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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    Welcome to the world of "regular", rawk. :up:
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    It's the Browns Scidog. They traded for Ebenezer Ekuban, Courtney Brown, and Gerard Warren. If I forgot someone please lmk.

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    Quote Originally Posted by BBlades89
    It's the Browns Scidog. They traded for Ebenezer Ekuban, Courtney Brown, and Gerard Warren. If I forgot someone please lmk.
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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    That's it. Thanks HUbison

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    "Crappy Ohio Team" Thanks.

    How was their "D" last season?

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    I can't quite remember, but I don't think it was that great if my memory serves. I'm too lazy to look up their rankings right now.

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    Quote Originally Posted by BBlades89
    I can't quite remember, but I don't think it was that great if my memory serves. I'm too lazy to look up their rankings right now.
    Their passing D was outstanding (5th). Their run D was dead last (32nd).
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    Their passing D was outstanding (5th). Their run D was dead last (32nd).
    How much of that 5th place pass D was pass rush and how much was secondary? So it looks like everyone should run on the Broncos, then, eh?

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    Re: whiners trade Englerberger for Middlebrooks

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    Welcome to the world of "regular", rawk. :up:
    Great, and this isn't even my regular board...over at.net, I got almost 2000. Am i bored or what.

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