Why did Texans pass on the chance to sign Peyton Manning in 2012?
“Some people said, why didn’t you sign Peyton Manning?” McNair said. “Well, we just couldn’t do it. We would have had to let go of two or three of our outstanding players to create enough room in the salary cap to do something with him. Those are the decisions you have to make as you go forward. You hope you make the right decision.”
You "couldn't do it," huh, Bob?
Keep telling yourself that, buddy. Oh, and thanks!
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The NCAA and its shamateurism were dealt a serious legal blow on Friday.
A federal judge ruled that the organization's ban on compensating athletes is a violation of antitrust laws, blasting several holes in its contradictory claims along the way.
This, of course, was the O'Bannon case, in which the NCAA laughably tried to defend its use of player images for profit, while not sharing said profits with said players.
ReFo: Seahawks @ Broncos, Preseason Wk 1
Smith produced four QB Hurries on 17 opportunities, ending with a 17.6 PRP. He showed that he was able to win with inside and outside moves and he isn’t just a speed rusher on the outside. The Broncos used Smith mostly on the left side, it will be an interesting development to see if this is a trend going forward, especially if Smith is used at the same time as DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller.
It's not news, but it's encouraging for the tape to match the camp reports.
FWIW, Malik Jackson (+3.3) earned Denver's highest grade, while in his debut at right tackle, Chris Clark (-2.2) had the worst.
Forbes, trying to show Buzzfeed what it will look like when it gets old, has yet another list: Forbes' 2014 List Of America's Most Miserable Sports Cities.
Meltdown by Peyton Manning & Co. against Seattle dropped Broncos to 2-5 in Super Bowls. Nuggets have been to the NBA or ABA playoffs in more than half of their 47 seasons, with no championships.
All professional teams are listed above that, including the Colorado Avalanche and the NHL's Rockies (moved to KC, moved to NJ).
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Let's kick off this sleep-deprived Lard with a programming note-slash-reminder.
Each week, be sure to keep checking the game recap, as we continually update it with plenty of links (articles, quotes, videos) along the way.
The idea is to have everything together, so that at any point (later in the year, or years later), you can find coverage of any game in one spot.
As much fun as it was to watch the Broncos beat the Seahawks, it was hard to make much of this preseason game.
Lighting came. It saw. It kicked everyone’s ass.
By the time the rain delay was over, the starters barely had time to take some plays off.
What do we do with this game, one that doesn’t matter to anyone other than bloggers, cheerleaders, and small-college roster hopefuls?
We mock, that's what.
Ahh, nothing like a four-hour game to kick off the preseason, amirite?!
Of course, it also wouldn’t be preseason without a new undrafted running back darling. Former Dukie Juwan Thompson racked up 59 yards on six carries, showing as much speed, vision, and toughness as one can show in a matchup of second-team units.
Is this the NFL ref czar on Cowboys' party bus? Irate NFL execs say yes
Another veteran NFL official: “If I were another team owner, how could I not be irate? It gives the appearance of impropriety, and looks like a particularly cozy relationship between a team and the officiating department at a time when instant replay is being taken over more and more by the league office. You’re damn right I’d be irate.”
Some fun quotes here. Should be entertaining to see this story play out.
Ted liveblogs the game after the jump.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Yes, tonight's game is just the preseason, and even the regular season rematch will only mean so much.
Some players, like Omar Bolden and Kevin Vickerson, admit there is some meaning in the game.
As always, the primary goal is to emerge healthily.