Good Morning, Broncos fans! Having arrived with his own theme song, Jeremy Mincey practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday.
The 6-4, 265-pound end says he chose the Broncos over offers from the Cowboys and Saints, and of course, his familiarity with Jack Del Rio and Terrance Knighton factored.
Mincey admits that playing for a cellar dweller like Jacksonville left him unmotivated, and claims that joining the AFC overdogs will light his fire.
We'll just have to see about that, though, right?
Kayvon Webster, Wes Welker, and Derek Wolfe did not practice, but all others were listed as full participants; nine Texans did not practice, while two others were limited.
Fox says Manning is clearly the league's MVP, but of course, Peyton doesn't want to talk about that right now.
Paul Klee reminds us that things are never that bad for Denver, as long as they have Peyton Manning.
Jeff Legwold and Tania Ganguli predict Denver will win big on Sunday.
Mark Kiszla sees a Broncos team not resting upon any laurels,
Wade Phillips thinks flopping by offensive players this season has PI calls on the rise.
Guard Brandon Brooks has been one of the few bright spots for Houston this season.
The FCC has finally proposed an end to archaic (and cruel, especially to fans who can't afford ludicrous ticket prices) blackout rules in all sports. This would be a wonderful development for fans.
If a big snowstorm is in the forecast for SB Sunday, the NFL is preparing for the possibility of playing the game that Saturday, Monday, or Tuesday.
Seattle CB Brandon Browner lost his suspension appeal, and apparently plans to sue the NFL, just as we'd hoped he would. Should be some good times. Now, as for Browner's agent likening his situation to a war with bloodshed, that's f#$%ing obnoxious. (All sport = war analogies are abhorrent.)
Washington claimed J.D. Walton off waivers from Denver.
Chris Brown thinks Griffin will eventually overcome his struggles from this season, but says Mini Shanny's schemes haven't done him any favors.
Remember how Jon Gruden was definitely staying at ESPN last week? Now there's word he's interested in the Longhorns job.
Don Banks thinks now's a perfect time for Tom Coughlin to call it a career in New Jersey.
Bill Barnwell provides his offseason blueprint for the Rams.
Gil Brandt discusses the struggles of several high-profile second-year players, including Griffin and Trent Richardson.
Because they're playing on the road, Denver is only the fifth biggest favorite according to Brian Burke's efficiency data.
Chase Stuart says the Chargers won because they scored a lot of points, not because they possessed the ball for a long time, and he reminds us that the Dallas defense deserves more blame than does Tony Romo.
According to Keith Goldner's NEP, Peyton Manning is still #1 among QBs by a mile, Knowshon Moreno has been surpassed by Jamaal Charles, and Demaryius Thomas is down to #5 among receivers.