Good Morning, Broncos fans! A week after the Super Bowl, there's virtually no news in NFL Land. Which means, of course, that people have to start creating stories and theories out of noting.
The latest regarding Denver? The PFT echo chamber has decided that the Broncos might decide to cut Wes Welker, whose 2014 cap number is $8M.
Yes, that's a big jump from his 2013 figure of $4.15M, but not only did Denver know what they were doing when they first signed him, they also are well aware that cutting Welker would result in a $2M dead money hit.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Naturally, there's going to be a lot of speculation about Denver's roster decisions this offseason.
The latest comes from former player agent Joel Corry, who of course says a serious pay cut is surely in Champ Bailey's future, if he's to remain a Bronco.
Corry figures Joel Dreessen and Chris Kuper will be cap casualties, but he interestingly omits Jacob Tamme.
Although Tamme is a favorite of Peyton Manning's, it just doesn't seem feasible to keep him around at a $3.5M cap number.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Well, it's been five days. How are you feeling?
If you're like the people Joan Niesen flew home with on Tuesday, you're doing just fine.
Niesen does a fine job of explaining why that is - namely, John Elway and Peyton Manning.
It has to help that many of us got to mourning the 2013 season rather quickly - say, midway through the second quarter.
The Broncos and DC Jack Del Rio have reportedly agreed to a new two-year deal, expected to be finalized on Friday.
Del Rio, who took over the Denver defense in 2012, interviewed for the head gig at USC, his alma mater, but not for any NFL jobs.
After reuniting with John Fox, for whom he'd coordinated the Panthers defense in 2002, Del Rio led Denver's defense to rank #4 in points and #2 in yardage allowed in 2012.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! We don't tend to pay much heed to unconfirmed rumors here, but since we're still licking our wounds, and news is slow, today's as good a day as any.
As the story goes, the team even gave Nike approval to (again) change the color scheme, with Phil Knight hoping to turn the Broncos into "the Oregon of the NFL."
On Wednesday, the Broncos re-signed Gerell Robinson, who spent the 2013 season on their practice squad.
Notably, they are listing the 6-4, 220-pounder solely as a tight end; he had been listed earlier as a WR/TE.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! The team cleared out its lockers at Dove Valley on Tuesday, and Johns Elway and Fox held their annual season-ending presser.
The most important thing Elway said, albeit completely expected, is that the team is preparing for 2014 with the expectation that Peyton Manning will be their quarterback.
It's been reported that Manning's future will be determined by the result of a physical examination of his surgically repaired neck.
Peyton Manning’s Legacy
When Tom Brady leads the greatest scoring offense in NFL history to 14 points against a defense that allowed 22 points per game during the regular season, it does not become part of his narrative. When Joe Montana leads the 49ers to just three points in back-to-back playoff losses to the Giants, those games are pushed to the footnotes section of his biography…
The Montana over Manning argument is simple: Montana is better because he went 4-0 in Super Bowls, while Manning is 1-2. Such hard-hitting analysis ignores the fact that in each of the four seasons Montana won the Super Bowl, the 49ers defense ranked in the top three in either yards allowed, points allowed, or both. For Manning, “only one Super Bowl” is a scarlet letter. The common argument goes, “How could the greatest quarterback ever only win one Super Bowl?” That’s a fair question to ask, but we know the answer: the playoffs are a single elimination tournament where random events happen.
Anyone who has been with IAOFM for at least a year knows we rarely put a lot of stock in small samples. Unfortunately, that's what the playoffs are. Chug down a few bottles of historical bias, and soon you're drunk with the idea that Peyton Manning's legacy is suddenly tarnished by last week's performance.
The folks over at Mile High Sports have often earned our rancor with their journalistic standards and tendency to hide behind nameless bylines.
Yesterday, incredibly, they decided to take aim at none other than Shannon Sharpe, over an innocuous, and in our opinion, entirely correct tweet from the HOFer.
Per Vic Lombardi:
DT separated his shoulder in the first quarter. Played through it. Maybe it was that Chancellor hit. Not sure.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) February 4, 2014
If this is the case, the performance by Thomas takes on even more meaning.
Of course, it also confirms what we already knew. Seattle came to party--and by party, we mean beat Denver into the ground.