For all of you young kids out there who want to be coaches, watch how effectively Bill Belichick executes this stiff arm:
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Brock Osweiler has one of the most fortunate situations in professional sports.
Osweiler gets to apprentice under one of the greatest of all time, in Peyton Manning.
He’s been taken in hand by the likes of John Elway, Mike McCoy, Adam Gase, Manning, and now Greg Knapp, with Knapp being one of the best in the business of developing quarterbacks. Brock’s being paid millions to soak in every drop of knowledge about the position that exists. It’s an enviable circumstance.
Via Andrew Mason, for the team site:
Steve Politi of the Star-Ledger gives some "advice" to the Boston media about covering what he calls the Tebow Hype Machine. Five coverage tips for his brethren in Beantown.
Make no mistake, he's not picking on Tim Tebow, but the media's insane coverage of all things Tebow. A little self-deprecation from New Jersey:
I know, I know. Right now, you’re probably thinking something crazy like "he’s a third-string quarterback, why would I waste my time covering him at all?" You’ll get over that. You’ll get sucked in like all of us down here did, becoming hopeless and happy slaves to the Tebow Hype Machine.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver's mandatory minicamp runs from today through Thursday; Willis McGahee is expected to attend, while we know Ryan Clady will not.
Ahead of this final burst of practices before the pre-training camp doldrums, John Fox spoke with fans Monday evening via conference call. Some key points as summed up by the official site:
Just a few hours ago, it was reported that the Broncos had not discussed a long-term deal with Ryan Clady since last July. According to Lindsay Jones, the team was waiting for their All-Pro left tackle's surgically repaired right shoulder to show progress in rehab before restarting contract talks.
It may be they've received positive reports to that effect, as Ian Rapoport reports that Denver contacted Clady's representatives today to discuss the parameters of a new contract. The Broncos applied their franchise tag to the 26-year-old BSU alum in March; the tender is worth $9.828M for one year, but Clady has not yet signed it. He said earlier today that he's likely to join the team for training camp; in February, Clady said he'd like to be paid similarly to fellow tackles Joe Thomas and Jason Peters.
Bill Belichick apparently wasn't blowing smoke when he challenged Mike Silver's report that he hated Tim Tebow as a football player.
Turns out, he likes Tebow enough to sign him in time for the Pats' minicamp - with some reporting the intention is to use him as a quarterback.
The move will reunite Tebow with the man who drafted him in Denver, Josh McDaniels, who is in his second stint as New England's offensive coordinator.
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Denver's mandatory minicamp runs from Tuesday through Thursday. It's expected that Willis McGahee, who was absent for OTAs, will be in attendance, but that Ryan Clady will not.
Clady has still not signed his $9.828M one-year franchise tender, and as such, is not contractually required to attend.
Asked Monday on 102.3 ESPN Denver about whether he'll be at training camp next month, the sixth-year tackle said, "More than likely I'll be there."
John Fox and his three coordinators sat down just after the draft to talk with reporters about the team so far, and to no one's surprise, the subject of the newer-look defense came up.
Jack Del Rio noted that the Broncos are looking to get an edge rush from Von Miller, while 2013 first-rounder Sylvester Williams and Derek Wolfe crash up the middle to keep the quarterback from stepping up into the pocket. There is an assumption that the edge opposite Miller will also be attacking the QB, but it wasn’t stated.
The idea of Miller on the edge with Wolfe and Williams up the middle has taken on wings with the almost instant connection between Wolfe and Williams. Del Rio updated his thoughts on the two last week:
Both of these young men, you've watched them come in the building — they both have approached it very similarly. Come in kind of determined, serious, mature in their approach. I think you’re going to see Sylvester be able to come in and impact us in a similar way (to that we saw from Wolfe in 2012).
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Let's kick off the week with some key points from Peter King's MMQB column:
King assumes a 66% success rate, which seems a bit high. Of course, if we're to rely upon real maths, we should consult with our friend Brian Burke, who long ago covered the concept here, and another friend, Chase Stuart, who discussed the psychology behind the decision in November.
Obviously, we'd like for the Broncos to go for two every time they score, but John Fox is going to have to start going for touchdowns instead of field goals before we're to cross that bridge.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Cullen Finnerty, the three-time national champion quarterback at Grand Valley State, and onetime Denver Bronco, was buried on Tuesday.
Finnerty had gone missing during a family fishing in upper Michigan two weeks ago, his body eventually discovered in a clearing near a road.
There were no apparent wounds, and a cause of death has still not been discovered.
His siblings have speculated that head injuries are to blame, but his father, himself a football coach, dismisses the theory.
If you're to read one story today, let it be this chronicle of Finnerty's life and death, from Greg Bishop of the New York Times. RIP, Cullen Finnerty.