Revis deal nearing fruition Lard

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As always, lots of good info on the LOLJets from Rich Cimini, who thinks any Darrelle Revis deal with the Bucs needs to be agreed upon by Tuesday or Wednesday,

To that end, it's now being reported that New Jersey has given Revis permission to formally discuss a new contract with Tampa Bay, and to take a physical with them. So a deal appears to be imminent, with at least the #13 pick heading north in return for the soon-to-be-grossly-overpaid cornerback.

Back to Cimini, he hears GM John Idzik wants to trade down from #9, which would especially make sense if they end up acquiring the #13 pick from Tampa Bay.

Also, Cimini is told that the Ultimate Teammate's™ latest passing tutor is a "snake-oil salesman" who only worked with Timmy for two days this offseason. But because he's associated with the UT™, he must be an elite passing guru, amirite?

Broncos

Former Denver TE Nate Jackson says he smoked marijuana during his playing career to help manage the physical toll inflicted upon him by the game; Scott Fujita wonders why it's considered okay for players to use sythetic narcotics to manage their pain, while a natural remedy like cannabis is not.

In an excellent interview, Rahim Moore tells Mike Klis that he's "on a mission" to become "a great player" and plans to get there without the "glamour and glitz" of it all. The proof is in the effort involved in his offseason training program, which began the day after Denver's heartbreaking playoff loss. For his part in the tying 70-yard touchdown, Moore says he "didn't handle (his) business," and that overexcitement and "panic" were to blame for his miscue.

Jeff Legwold says the Broncos will "almost certainly" take a linebacker within the first three rounds of the draft, which makes five or six positions that Leggy and Klis have said are virtual locks for Denver's first three picks. Here at IAOFM, we have a basic grasp of counting and arithmetic, so we're going to confidently guarantee that the Broncos will pick three players with whatever their first three picks end up being this week.

Of course, Legwold hedges complements that thought by explaining how the middle linebacker position is so much less important than it used to be. See what he did there?

PFT's Mike Wilkening thinks defensive line is Denver's biggest need, while Bill Will lists potential targets for them at #28.

Mark Kiszla sure does field some odd questions in his Kickin' it column.

News

John Madden referred to his late friend Pat Summerall as "the voice of the NFL" during Saturday's memorial service for the HOF broadcaster.

The case against the trucking company owned by Browns boss Jimmy Haslam includes some highly incriminating evidence in the form of secret recordings; Jarrett Bell says the NFL feels "blindsided" by the allegations against Haslam's company.

It's not often you hear a top wideout say he wants someone to share the ball with, but that's exactly what Houston's Andre Johnson is hoping the Texans will get with their first pick.

Strangely, both of this year's matchups between the Bengals and Steelers are scheduled for primetime.

Al Michaels was arrested for DUI in California. Does this qualify him as a thug, or is that not possible?

Draft/Analysis

Personnel execs around the league admit that marijuana is no longer the red flag on prospects that it used to be, and that they're being less openly judgmental about players' perceived character flaws.

Mike Mayock expects a run on tackles and safeties during Thursday's first round, while Greg Bedard thinks the Patriot Way is powerful enough to take in the UT™ and somehow mute the circus that accompanies him.

Doug Farrar evaluates Houston corner D.J. Hayden; Ben Stockwell discusses draft needs of the NFCS teams.

Here's the top 100 prospects list of so-called "draft insider" Jeff Legwold, the guy who left Derek Wolfe off his 2012 version of the same. Insider...LOLZ.

Andy Benoit studies the Eagles roster.

Chase Stuart revisits the scuttlebutt that followed New England's selection of Tom Brady in the 2000 Draft.

Colorado

Three people were shot at a marijuana rally at the Civic Center in Denver yesterday; clearly this would never have happened if nobody had pot and everybody had guns.

Tragedy struck in Loveland Pass, where five snowboarders were killed in CO's deadliest avalanche since 1962. Our thoughts go out to all those touched by this.

Should the NFL remove marijuana from its list of banned substances?

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

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