Good Morning, Broncos fans! According to Jason La Canfora, ex-Bucs QB Josh Freeman has been contacted by 8-10 teams this week and is nearing a decision on where he'll sign.
It's being reported everywhere that the Raiders are among the frontrunners; Ian Rapoport and Mike Silver just said on NFLN that Oakland is his likeliest destination.
Silver adds that the two sides will likely meet early this week, and that the Raiders would see Freeman as a starter, and not as a backup to Terrelle Pryor.
According to Rapoport and Silver, Freeman also drew interest from San Francisco, Cleveland, and Arizona, but the feeling is apparently not mutual.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Chris Clark is off to a fine start as Denver's starting left tackle in place of Ryan Clady.
So far, he's faced off against Oakland's Lamarr Houston and a group of Eagles edge defenders led by Trent Cole.
But tomorrow comes his stiffest test yet, if not of the season: Cowboys linebacker and all-time leading sack man DeMarcus Ware (if you're wondering, KC's Justin Houston plays on the other side, so he figures to be Orlando Franklin's assignment).
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! The Browns (3-2) rallied for 13 fourth-quarter points and a 37-24 victory over the Bills (2-3) on Thursday, but the game was a battle of QB attrition.
Five minutes in, Cleveland lost Brian Hoyer to what has since been determined a torn ACL.
Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel also sprained his knee last night, and each will undergo MRIs today to see if there's any serious structural damage.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The standoff between Josh Freeman and Greg Schiano in Tampa Bay continues to ramp up.
According to Jim Trotter, the Bucs and Schiano have fined Freeman twice for conduct detrimental to the team, including once in the past week. The fines were apparently levied for Freeman having missed a team meeting and for having given an unauthorized media interview, which is probably as ridiculous an accusation as it sounds.
As for the former, it's worth noting that Freeman was reportedly told by the team not to attend a team meeting earlier in the week.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Justifiably, all of the focus thus far has been on Peyton Manning's historic start, and his devastating trio of receivers have gotten plenty of attention as well.
In many instances, talk of Denver's offense has featured a Yeah, but they could run the ball better caveat.
But is that really the case?
Their #4 ranking in run success rate, according to Advanced NFL Stats, doesn't exactly support that.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! There are two stories of note from last night, and both come from the NFC South.
First, the Saints (4-0) asserted themselves in a 38-17 annihilation of the visiting Dolphins (3-1), who suffered their first loss of the season.
Drew Brees dropped 413 yards and four touchdown passes on the team that chose not to sign him in 2006, thus setting up his storied New Orleans career.
It was Brees's 10th time throwing for more than 400 yards, which is second only to Dan Marino in league history.
Good Evening, Broncos fans! Not sure what took me so long, but I finally came up with a workaround for my computer issue. I disabled the trackpad and am instead using a trackball.
Why not just buy a new laptop, given how important it is to writing this here column, you ask? Well, I've been planning for some time to do just that, but am waiting on pins and needles for the next MacBook Pro to come out.
most all of what I'm about to link is probably definitely old news to you (just kidding, there's some recent stuff), but what the hell. You all know I'm a bit OCD, so this MUST BE DONE.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Let's open with an excellent quote from former Denver nemesis Rich Gannon regarding what makes Peyton Manning so lethal against the blitz:
He's at the Ph.D. level. He anticipates ahead of time based on his film study and preparation during the week. He's able to preview information in the huddle ahead of time. 'Hey, guys, I'm anticipating pressure. Heads up for this.' Then he can get up to the line of scrimmage and recognize the front, the down and distance, the coverage, where the pressure's coming from, and change the protection.
Now here's where he's different than most guys: Not only does he change the protection, but he makes you pay for doing so. He'll get into the right protection, take the hit off and allow himself time to set his feet and make an excellent throw, but then he'll put the concept with it that has a chance to rip your heart out, has a chance to be a touchdown.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! On Friday night, Pat Bowlen & Co. introduced Ring of Fame Plaza (video), an area outside SAF@MH that honors the Broncos' greatest legends.
Many of the ROF players were in attendance for the ceremony and had the pleasure of unveiling their individual pillars, which feature bronze likenesses of their faces and plaques detailing their NFL feats.
Each pillar is made of corten steel, the material out of which Mile High Stadium had been constructed, and which helped make it such a loud venue.
The ROF will welcome a new member tomorrow, as two-time SB champion center Tom Nalen will be inducted at halftime.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! The Niners (2-2) got back to what they do best on Thursday night in a 35-11 pummeling of the host Rams (1-3).
San Francisco pounded out 218 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, and Colin Kaepernick bounced back following two rough games with an efficient performance that included two touchdown passes.
The Niners defense stifled the Rams offense, holding them to just 188 total yards, sacking Sam Bradford five times and turning him over twice.