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You Got Served: Free agency slowdown edition

Happy Thursday, friends. I haven’t had any time to write in a few weeks, and I was thinking it was a good time to check back in on free agency, and on some early draft thoughts.

After really moving the needle with their early signings, the Broncos have focused on some smaller moves of late, which may prove to be consequential.

I also want to take a look at some other happenings around the NFL, because it’s good to take stock of the competition periodically. That, and some things have been said and written lately that I don’t agree with. We’ll see what we’ll see on the other side of the jump. Ready… BEGIN!!

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You Got Served: Day 1 of Free Agency

Happy Wednesday, friends. Today I have a serving for you about the beginning of the annual free agency shopping spree. Coming off a Super Bowl loss, the Broncos are reloading in a resounding manner, and it obviously deserves some analysis.

Beyond the big early names, I also have ideas on some second-wave bargain shopping that I think the Broncos can do.

I think that the market is about to get much more conservative when it comes to paying veterans, and quality guys are going to be available on the cheap, like Shaun Phillips was last year.

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You Got Served: Rosterbation and the NFL Draft

Happy Tuesday, friends. I had some time over the weekend to look at some combine footage, and I’ve generally been thinking about the go-forward state of affairs for the Broncos.

I thought we’d do a little bit of rosterbation, and that I’d also share some thoughts about the draft class.

Can we take ‘em to the bridge? Yeah, let’s kick it old school one time. Ready…BEGIN!!

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Sam “circus” vs. Tebow CIRCUS

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.

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Live Blog: Super Bowl 48

Inactives: Broncos - Quentin Jammer, Ronnie Hillman, Vinston Painter, Chris Kuper, Joel Dreessen, Zac Dysert, Sione Fua

Seahawks - WR Bryan Walters, RB Christine Michael, T Michael Bowie, T Caylin Hauptmann, TE Kellen Davis, DE Benson Mayowa, DT Jordan Hill

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You Got Served: A Super Bowl ten pack

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, friends. I was going to kick it old-school, and do a Digesting the Seahawks article, but others have pretty much covered that ground by now.

Instead, I’m going to just get a little scattershot with it, and fire off some quick Super Bowl thoughts.

Follow me across the jump, and we’ll get it going.

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The Recipe: 7 ways to attack Cover 3

Happy Thursday, friends. As you read this, I'll be in San Diego attending a sales and use tax seminar. As I write this Wednesday night, I'm also in San Diego, in a (somewhat disappointing) hotel room, overlooking the bay, and we just got back from a nice dinner in Little Italy.

Guess how many people I saw rocking Chargers gear, in a high foot traffic area, a mere two weeks after their feel-good playoff run ended? I saw exactly one of them, which is par for the course for this town.

I'm not here to talk about weak-ass Chargers fans, though. It's Super Bowl week, and I promised y'all some material. If you'll follow me across the jump, I'm fixing to drop some knowledge on you, as Stuart Scott would say.

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You Got Served: The Seahawks’ tempo problem

Happy Monday, friends. Obviously, I've been thinking a lot about Sunday's game, and over the weekend, I promised a few commenters that I'd dig deep into some Seahawks film.

I did so, and as the result of that work, there will be several articles this week. I had an interesting thought as part of the exercise.

Which game could I watch to see how well the Seahawks defended against a no-huddle offense? It seemed to be a really important question, but when I looked at their schedule, I was left scratching my head. None of the teams they played struck me as a very up-tempo team off the top of my head. Hmmm.

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You Got Served: Seattle doesn’t have a great running game

Happy Sunday, friends. Have you heard the one about how the Seahawks have a dominant rushing offense?

It's basically common knowledge at this point, and from there, the prevailing notion exists that Seattle holds a big edge if the weather is bad next Sunday. Everybody knows this

There's only one problem, though.

Seattle's rushing offense is actually nothing special. Today, we'll look at why that is, and we'll return this conversation to reality.

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The good side of Foxball

Happy Wednesday, friends. I wanted to check in with a quick thought today about John Fox. You know how every game the fan base gets up in arms about one conservative decision or another made by Fox?

It seems like it happens every week, and the Twitter hate gets going, and it seems like everybody has coach envy.

I talked recently about how the average fan or reporter has little ability to gauge the quality of a football coach in totality. Judging from the comments section, which I have to remind myself is an extremely minute representation of our overall reader base, my overarching point may have missed its intended mark. It became an argument about why Josh McDaniels is horrible, and that was pointless.

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