Good Morning, Broncos fans! The story out of Cleveland - where owner Jimmy Haslam turned over his organization yet again - gets stranger by the hour.
According to Peter King, the Browns' embarrassing recent coaching search had a lot to do with why Haslam pulled the plug on CEO Joe Banner and GM Mike Lombardi.
King reports that Lombardi made two strong pushes to hire Josh McDaniels, while Banner strongly disapproved of Haslam's interest in noted dickhead Greg Schiano.
Apparently, Bill Belichick and Urban Meyer offered glowing recommendations for Schiano to Haslam.
Happy Tuesday, friends. We've predictably seen some early commentary about distractions, vis-a-vis Michael Sam joining an NFL football team. We've also seen it compared to the Tim Tebow effect, but having lived through that era, I'm going to say that there's no comparison.
Sam will surely draw some extra media attention, but it won't be a lasting story.
As I heard Rich Gannon say on the radio the other day, once the media has asked Sam's 52 teammates how they feel about having a gay teammate, there's no more story to be had. Everybody can just forget about it, at that point, and get on with the business of playing football. Then, the guy will either be a good player, or not, but he'll have a chance to prove himself based on his play.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! We were expecting a slow news week, but another bombshell has hit today, this one out of Cleveland.
In a stunning turn, owner Jimmy Haslam has announced that he's already dumping CEO Joe Banner and GM Mike Lombardi, with assistant GM Ray Farmer being promoted to take over football operations.
Haslam had first hired Banner in October of 2012, with Lombardi joining on a few months later.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Hmm, anything happening in the NFL today?
Oh, right - SEC DPOY and former Missouri DE Michael Sam publicly revealed in an interview with ESPN that he is gay.
The All-American came out to his college teammates and coaches last summer, but all that did was confirm something they had already known all along.
If and when Sam is drafted and/or signed, he will be the league's first openly gay player.
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.