DP: Broncos ownership likely to come down to Bowlen children or John Elway

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Over at the DP, David Migoya has written an extensive article on the succession plan for the Broncos. Per Migoya:

  • The NFL has given the Bowlen family a potentially flexible two-year window within which to find a new ownership leader.
  • Ownership is currently split between Pat Bowlen (60%) and his brother, John (40%).
  • Whenever John Bowlen passes, his stake will be sold back to Pat's side of the Bowlen family.
  • If none of Pat's children prove themselves able to run the team, then the Broncos will be sold.
  • While a few of them may be candidates to take over, only one of them (Jane, 44) is older than the age of 30.
  • John Elway is the prohibitive favorite to purchase the team in the event of a sale by the Bowlens.
  • John Bowlen suggests the only thing that could hold Elway back would be the partners he chooses.

Broncos

Mike Florio hears that Wes Welker will have no limitations of any kind today, which we'll interpret to mean how many snaps he can play.

Broncos players have been asked about SB 48 incessantly, and have been thinking about that game even when not prompted.

T.J. Ward feels he improved from the opener to last week, but says he can still play better.

Andrew Mason shares his three keys to a Denver victory.

Scott Kacsmar thinks Denver needs to stick to the running game and get a big performance out of Julius Thomas today.

Ben Hochman and Mark Kiszla consider the magnitude of the game from Denver and Colorado's perspective.

Woody Paige predicts a Broncos victory and apparently hasn't learned that war analogies aren't appropriate for sports.

Troy Renck discusses the unparalleled crowd noise of CenturyLink Field.

News

Tragically, former longtime Titans kicker Rob Bironas was killed in a one-car accident at 36. Bironas was newly married, to the daughter of HOFer Terry Bradshaw.

San Francisco cut QB Josh Johnson; Detroit cut wideout Kevin Ogletree.

As he prepares to face Oakland, Tom Brady reminded Raiders fans of the Tuck Rule game in trolltastic fasthion.

Analysis

In light of the NFL's leadership vacuum, Nancy Armour says it's up to players to take the lead on fixing the conduct policy.

Jarrett Bell, meanwhile, thinks Roger Goodell had better improve his relationship with De Smith and the players' union.

Chase Stuart discusses the typical impact of an interception relative to that of a fumble.

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