Roger Goodell, Advancer of Terrible Ideas

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Jealousy likely played some role in Mark Cuban's recent contention that the NFL's owners have gotten overly greedy.

But as with much of what Cuban says, there's a lot of truth in there (BTW, good luck finding a sharper businessman than Cuban among NFL owners).

Earlier this week, Roger Goodell spoke in favor of an expansion of the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams.

Yup, can't wait to see more 7-9, 8-8, and 9-7 teams gain a chance to triumph in a single-elimination tournament!

Now, Goodell is talking about making the draft a four-day affair.

As it is, only the most die hard fans bother tuning into the third day of the draft. (If I didn't feel it was my duty to do so, given that I write about football 365 days a year, there's no way in hell I'd be watching it.)

Adding a fourth day is just mind-numbing overkill, as Frank Schwab and Joe Lucia contend.

Heck, even Mike Florio is starting to question the NFL's recent decisions, specifically the shifting of the draft into May.

Broncos

Joan Niesen makes the case that Ryan Clady's return to health is more important than any of Denver's big acquisitions.

Jeff Legwold figures Emmanuel Sanders' numbers will jump with Peyton Manning as his quarterback.

Stuart Zaas revisits Denver's history of drafting linebackers.

DeMarcus Ware bought himself a townhome in Cherry Creek North.

Andrew Mason has OSU LB Ryan Shazier falling to Denver at #31 in his latest mock.

Please help NYC dweller Dobbs Hogoboom win a chance to represent the Broncos and announce their second-round pick in the upcoming draft!

Old Friends

Robert Ayers says he was misused in Denver until Jack Del Rio arrived.

Adam Weber is headed to the CFL.

News

Obviously, GM Trent Baalke says the Niners aren't about to dump Aldon Smith over his legal troubles. Equally obvious is that Jim Harbaugh had something really stupid to say about the incident in Miami involving Colin Kaepernick.

Buffalo exercised its fifth-year option on Marcell Dareus.

RIP Earl Morrall, the three-time SB winner and two-time All-Pro best known for his part in the 1972 Dolphins' perfect season. Richard Goldstein offers a remembrance.

Under threat of a lawsuit from Chris Kluwe, the Vikings have agreed to extend the statute of limitations related to the investigation of the team's alleged discriminatory culture.

Draft

FWIW, OSU corner Bradley Roby was apparently not drunk when he was charged with OVI.

The SI guys scout Buffalo LB Khalil Mack and Auburn tackle Greg Robinson; Eric Edholm ranks quarterback and running back prospects.

Doug Farrar discusses the rising stock of Indiana wideout Cody Latimer; Bucky Brooks lays out the best landing spots for A&M wideout Mike Evans.

Greg Gabriel ranks his top inside linebacker prospects and makes the case for Robinson to be the first player drafted.

Mike Mayock sees a lot of Steve Young in Johnny Manziel, but he doesn't think Teddy Bridgewater should command a first-round pick.

Greg Cosell says Bridgewater is a tough prospect to read, while he prefers Mack to Jadeveon Clowney, whom he sees as a raw player.

Analysis

Jason Lisk examines how certain teams appear to be moving on from Jimmy Johnson's antiquated draft value chart.

As Scott Kacsmar shows, Peyton Manning is the best at avoiding sacks, no matter how you calculate it.

Chase Stuart takes a crack at measuring a team's receiver turnover from one season to the next.

Khaled Elsayed evaluates the Chargers' draft classes of 2009 through 2011.

Mike Glennon cruised to victory in KSK's ugliest player contest.

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