Annual IAOFM analysis of schedule analysis guide

Good Morning, Broncos fans! If you're into schedule overanalysis, today's your lucky day.

Specific to the Broncos, they have opened as seven-point favorites over the Colts for Week 1.

John Elway says they'll have to get off to a quick start, since they open against three teams that made the playoffs in 2013.

Frank Schwab thinks Denver's slate is so tough they could miss out on a first-round bye.

Eric Edholm, SchwabDon BanksJudy Battista each have plenty to say about Denver's schedule.

Stuart Zaas curates some trivia for each of Denver's matchups.

And if this sort of thing floats your boat, Paul Klee makes his annual game-by-game predictions. Can't wait for Woody's!

Finally, it's been known for many months now that Denver will again head to New England this season. Not sure why Denver's HOF voter chose this moment to complain about it on the Broncos' behalf.

Schedule

Although games may be flexed as early as Week 5 this season, only two games between Weeks 5 and 10 may be rescheduled.

Reading Peter King's profile of the league's schedulemakers, you'd think he was writing about people protecting nuclear weapons codes.

Mike Tanier looks forward to chances for the football media to make grand declarations about how un-elite certain quarterbacks are.

Chase Stuart offers some scheduling thoughts and again posts his handy iPhone schedule.

Aaron Gordon considers the obnoxiousness of ESPN's schedule release show.

Broncos

Ryan Clady (video) thinks the Broncos "should be able to: return to the SB this year, health allowing, while Danny Trevathan (video) says he rewatched SB 48 "a lot." Here's a transcript of the two players' meeting with the press.

Although he calls linebacker the Broncos' biggest question mark heading into the draft, Andrew Mason isn't convinced they need to pick one early.

Jeff Legwold expects DeMarcus Ware to fill at least part of the leadership void left by the departures of Champ Bailey and Wesley Woodyard.

News

Buffalo's Jacobs family, which owns the Boston Bruins, is reportedly interested in purchasing the Bills to keep them in town.

New England exercised its 2015 option on tackle Nate Solder.

Seattle lost key personnel exec Scott McCloughan to a sudden resignation and will sign corner Marcus Trufant to a one-day contract so he may retire a Seahawk.

Draft

Russ Lande discusses a few players he thinks are worthy of being first-round picks but figure to be taken much later.

The SI guys scout A&M wideout Mike Evans and Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley; Greg Gabriel studies Pitt QB Tom Savage; Rob Rang updates his big board; Jim Corbett talks linebacker prospects.

Khaled Elsayed revisits Kansas City's 2009-2011 draft classes.

After two playoff-less seasons, Andy Benoit says it may be time for the Steelers to change how they draft.

Jason Lisk looks back at the prospects who were described as the Next Lawrence Taylor before they were drafted.

Analysis

Sam Monson lists his prototypical players for each spot along the defensive line.

Bucky Brooks ranks the league's top running back duos/trios.

Jason Fitzgerald considers the caponomics behind why Detroit is putting out word they may trade Ndamukong Suh.

Joel Corry considers whether San Francisco should exercise its 2015 option on Aldon Smith.

Dan Pompei thinks Seattle is a perfect landing spot for Terrelle Pryor, and he says the Chargers expect Malcom Floyd to make a big difference this year.

Social Issues (How dare we!)

Old friend Domonique Foxworth joined Richard Sherman and Arian Foster to discuss race in sports at Harvard.

Mike Freeman profiles a few of the gay athletes who blazed the trail for Michael Sam to come out publicly.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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