Welcome to the Draftivus Tuesday edition of ST&NO. As promised, my first ever 7-round soup-to-nuts mock draft will appear on Draftivus Friday, as an ST&NO special edition. (Did anybody else ever wonder why soup and nuts are the Alpha and Omega? Soup I can see, you eat that at the beginning of a multi-course meal, but nuts for dessert? Really? How about soup-to-chocolate cake? Yeah, that's the ticket.)
But I digest (something other than soup and nuts, incidentally.) Today's Donny Deutsch Big Idea will center on a brief pre-Draftivus evaluation of all 32 NFL teams, and what they may do this weekend. As usual, I have no interest in participating in an echo chamber, so prepare to read original thought and analysis. Ready.......... BEGIN
Happy Monday. That is a picture of a happy guy, right there. If I were Kyle Orton, I'd be happy too. To go from a talent-poor offensive team like Chicago, with a conservative approach, to a talent-rich offensive team like Denver, with what will almost certainly be an aggressive approach is a really good reason to be happy. On this Easter Sunday (as I write this,) because Kyle Orton is happy, and Chris Simms is happy, and Josh McDaniels is happy, I feel happy too. From all of us at the the department of ST&NO, we wish you a Happy Easter (plus one.) Ready....... BEGIN!!!
Welcome to another week's version of ST&NO. In this edition, we'll focus on the future, rather than dwelling on the past. Specifically, I decided to focus on Kyle Orton, and what he brings to the table. I, for one, get happier by the day with the drastically new direction of the team. I've had a healthy skepticism, but I am starting to find a lot of reason to believe in the new direction. Maybe I am a McDaniels guy now. Get your Monday coffee, close your office door, and let's get back to the business of being best subset of the best fan base in the NFL. Ready.... BEGIN!
After missing a week due to vacation, we're back with another edition of ST&NO. As we're in a pretty slow season for football news, be glad I am not a paid reporter, or I might make up some trade rumors or something. Ready.... BEGIN.
We're back with more ST&NO, after taking a one-week sabbatical. Well, actually, my day job kept me too busy to write anything, so it wasn't really like a sabbatical. It was more like continuously cranking through re-forecast revenue plans and depreciation schedules, and simultaneously trying to figure out a bunch of new duties on top of that.
I deliberately didn't take my work computer home this weekend, and I plan to make up for my absence last Monday morning. Ready, BEGIN!!!!
This should have been a great weekend to be a Broncos fan, but it definitely has not been. I don't want to belabor the Cutler mess much more, so I will try to work around it. Ready... BEGIN
Since everybody likes my stuff at its shallowest and most nearsighted, I am going to try hard to stick with that program this week, as always. Thing is, to make the point I am going to attempt to make, I'll necessarily be borrowing from some pretty deep and farsighted economic concepts. Just take comfort in knowing that somebody else thought of them, not me, and try hard to picture me as just the meathead football guy who talks about what players and teams and games look like on video. Thanks in advance. Ready,,,,,,,,,, BEGIN.
Happy Monday to you, or whatever day it might be as you read this, from the Department of Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations. It's been a slow news week for the Broncos and the NFL, but that can't slow us down. Ready, begin...
1. I decided to do a Pro Bowl edition of ST&NO, to mark the occasion of what I believe is the first time I've ever deemed it worth my time to watch the Pro Bowl live. I expect that this will be the first of many for Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, and it should have been the first for Ryan Clady also.
This will probably be a shorter version of ST&NO than normal, because there hasn't been that much going on lately for the Broncos. The whole league seems to be focused on the Super Bowl, and the Hall of Fame announcements. Oh yeah, those.