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vailpass
06-07-2012, 10:55 AM
Broncos QB Caleb Hanie one play away from replacing Peyton Manning
By Mike Klis The Denver Post The Denver Post


Peyton Manning this, Peyton Manning that.

All people in the Denver-area break rooms talk about these days is Peyton Manning.

Do all these suits, dresses and potential orange-and-blue face painters understand the 2012 Broncos are one hit, one neck crick from a bad night's sleep, from becoming Caleb Hanie's team?

"It's something I think about," Hanie said.

Such is life for a backup quarterback. He is arguably the 53rd most important person on a 53-man roster one day, only to rank No. 1 in order of importance the next.

"It can be stressful," Hanie said. "You don't get a lot of reps. The timing with the (No.) 1 receivers is not going to be there like it is with Peyton. And then you're asked to go in there and win the game.

"But that's the nature of the position. On the flip side, if we don't get to play, you still make good coin and you get a lot of experience. I'm not complaining."

A former successful quarterback at Colorado State, Hanie basically has received only two NFL auditions since he entered the league five years ago. The first was his electrifying performance in the NFC championship game for the Chicago Bears against the Green Bay Packers in January 2011.

Replacing an injured Jay Cutler and an ineffective Todd Collins, Hanie entered with seconds remaining in the third quarter and the Bears down 14-0. Hanie put a scare into a Packers team that went on to win the Super Bowl, throwing for 153 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter, leading the Bears on another touchdown drive, then guiding them on a two-minute drill down to the Packers' 27 before he had little choice but to force a fourth-and-5 pass into an interception.

Hanie's impressive performance in that NFC title game earned him a substantial test last season. Cutler suffered a season-ending broken thumb in the 10th game, while the Bears were on their way to a 7-3 start and playoff contention.

In the next four games started by Hanie, though, the Bears lost them all, although he did play well in an overtime loss at Denver. If not for two mistakes by Bears running back Marion Barber III against the Broncos, Hanie would have been written up as the game's hero.

"I learned a lot from those games," Hanie said. "One thing you learn is how close the difference is between wins and losses. One play can make the difference in the whole game. You make one play, and it can be the difference in winning. You don't make a play, and it can be the difference in losing."

As a free agent, he picked Denver in part because it had the feeling of home after his time at CSU. He also liked the Broncos' offense and its young, talented offensive line.

"And I thought it would be good for me to play behind a guy like Peyton and develop into the kind of player I think I am," Hanie said.

A player who may be No. 53 today, and No. 1 tomorrow.

Mike Klis: 303-954-1055 or mklis@denverpost.com

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_20790441/broncos-qb-caleb-hanie-one-play-away-from



Best of the backups



Denver Post NFL reporter Mike Klis ranks the league's top five backup quarterbacks:

1. Tim Tebow, Jets

He can come off the bench, and he single-handedly led the Broncos to six victories in a row.

2. Kyle Orton, Cowboys

A proven starter, he led all backups in free agency with a $5 million signing bonus.

3. Chad Henne, Jaguars

Another proven starter, he received a $3 million bonus, plus a $1.1 million salary, as insurance for Blaine Gabbert, who struggled as a rookie last season.

4. Tarvaris Jackson, Seahawks

It's hard to believe Matt Flynn won't be Seattle's starter. But Jackson's athleticism off the bench would give a defense fits.

5. Joe Webb, Vikings

Love this guy. He will give the team a better chance to win than Christian Ponder.

Others: T.J. Yates, Texans; John Skelton, Cardinals; Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins; Jason Campbell, Bears; Vince Young, Bills; Shaun Hill, Lions.
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Thig Lyfe
06-07-2012, 10:56 AM
Peyton Manning this, Peyton Manning that.


Peyton Manning

Sofa King
06-07-2012, 10:59 AM
Damnit. We could have had the NFL's 2nd best backup as our starter this year!

SOB...

Ace Gunner
06-07-2012, 11:04 AM
"I learned a lot from those games," Hanie said. "One thing you learn is how close the difference is between wins and losses. One play can make the difference in the whole game. You make one play, and it can be the difference in winning. You don't make a play, and it can be the difference in losing."

this dude is miles ahead of matt cassel in understanding the game

L.A. Chieffan
06-07-2012, 11:05 AM
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durtyrute
06-07-2012, 11:12 AM
It sucks that Hanie is their backup

Epic Fail 007
06-07-2012, 11:17 AM
fuck all the mods and this bs site im out

rico
06-07-2012, 11:26 AM
Hanie was arguably worse than Palko last season. Could Osweiler be worse than Hanie or is this similar to Stanzi/Palko last season?

vailpass
06-07-2012, 11:28 AM
Hanie was arguably worse than Palko last season. Could Osweiler be worse than Hanie or is this similar to Stanzi/Palko last season?

Osweiler has never played a down of NFL football; never been in a single NFL practice.

Okie_Apparition
06-07-2012, 11:29 AM
But what about the freezer burn

rico
06-07-2012, 11:29 AM
Osweiler has never played a down of NFL football; never been in a single NFL practice.

Neither has Stanzi, but that didn't convince everyone that Palko was the superior one between the two.

Okie_Apparition
06-07-2012, 11:30 AM
**** all the mods and this bs site im out

If the Germans had given up
Obama's dad wouldn't have meet his mother on the big Island

vailpass
06-07-2012, 11:31 AM
Neither has Stanzi, but that didn't convince everyone that Palko was the superior one between the two.

My name is Paul, that is between y'all.

rico
06-07-2012, 11:32 AM
Osweiler has never played a down of NFL football; never been in a single NFL practice.

Actually, now that I mentioned him... what is the latest word on Osweiler? Are Broncos fans excited about him or "meh?"

vailpass
06-07-2012, 11:35 AM
Actually, now that I mentioned him... what is the latest word on Osweiler? Are Broncos fans excited about him or "meh?"

I'm wondering the same thing, funny you should ask. Just sent my buddy who is an Account Executive with the Broncos an e-mail this morning and one of the things I asked him was if there was any word on Osweiler.
Last I heard from him he was hearing good things about the CB from Arizona State, Bolden, but didn't mention Osweiler.

scott free
06-07-2012, 11:39 AM
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rico
06-07-2012, 11:40 AM
I'm wondering the same thing, funny you should ask. Just sent my buddy who is an Account Executive with the Broncos an e-mail this morning and one of the things I asked him was if there was any word on Osweiler.
Last I heard from him he was hearing good things about the CB from Arizona State, Bolden, but didn't mention Osweiler.

I guess when you have Peyton Manning, the backups' every single move isn't being as closely watched, inquired about and documented as it is when you have a QB like Matt Cassel "leading" the way (which I know, totally contradicts the point of the article that was posted).

vailpass
06-07-2012, 11:41 AM
I guess when you have Peyton Manning, the backups' every single move isn't being as closely watched, inquired about and documented as it is when you have a QB like Matt Cassel "leading" the way (which I know, totally contradicts the point of the article that was posted).

Good point. OTOH there are plenty of us who are watching the backups very closely as evidenced by the OP which was in today's Denver Post.
I am every bit as interested in the development of a QB to take over after Manning as I am in the stop-gab QB that is Manning.

rico
06-07-2012, 12:01 PM
Good point. OTOH there are plenty of us who are watching the backups very closely as evidenced by the OP which was in today's Denver Post.
I am every bit as interested in the development of a QB to take over after Manning as I am in the stop-gab QB that is Manning.

True. When the pre-season games begin, there will probably be many Denver fans (the generally over-optimistic ones) who want to see nothing, but Peyton Manning and will probably be pissed when other QB's are taking snaps. However some of you are probably real interested to catch a glimpse of Osweiler's capabilities (or Hanie's, if they aren't familiar with him).

KC Tattoo
06-07-2012, 12:02 PM
**** all the mods and this bs site im out

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KC Tattoo
06-07-2012, 12:03 PM
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See nobody gives a fuck today.

SNR
06-07-2012, 12:09 PM
Matt Cassel is a pretty good backup QB. Mike Klis should change his list.

BossChief
06-07-2012, 12:17 PM
I don't want Peyton to get hurt.

I want to see the StanziCityChiefs to beat him down at full strength.

vailpass
06-07-2012, 12:28 PM
I don't want Peyton to get hurt.

I want to see the StanziCityChiefs to beat him down at full strength.

I would really like to see Ricky make is as a starter in the NFL. Would have to root for Stanzi to do well but his team to lose.

KC Tattoo
06-07-2012, 12:35 PM
I don't want Peyton to get hurt.

I want to see the StanziCityChiefs to beat him down at full strength.

Ya this is what I want. I would actually be pissed if Dungver found out what they have in Hanie before Stanzi starts a game with us.
edit: after I laugh my ass off for Peyton fail.

CrazyPhuD
06-07-2012, 12:40 PM
What's Hali going to be thinking during game day? Want to touch the Hanie.

Rausch
06-07-2012, 12:48 PM
We 'vill break you...

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vailpass
06-07-2012, 12:53 PM
What's Hali going to be thinking during game day? Those guys are good. How can I go the Neil Smith route?

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Rausch
06-07-2012, 12:55 PM
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DIE IN FIRE AND HAIL...

vailpass
06-07-2012, 12:56 PM
DIE IN FIRE AND HAIL...

LMAO

Predarat
06-07-2012, 12:57 PM
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Okie_Apparition
06-07-2012, 04:11 PM
An Eric I'm leaving forever thread posthumus
has potential

Detoxing
06-07-2012, 04:28 PM
**** all the mods and this bs site im out

ROFL ROFL ROFL

wtf

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-07-2012, 04:35 PM
Duh, we'll see him plenty next year. Here's to a Curtis Spicoli type season :thumb:

Thig Lyfe
06-07-2012, 04:38 PM
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