STFU, Holmgren

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Wait, did we suggest yesterday that there would be little in the way of news out of Dove Valley? Whoops.

Obviously, Orlando Franklin's reported move to left guard qualifies as enough big news for one day.

But we also forgot that the regular season schedule is going to be released soon - perhaps Wednesday or Thursday.


Videos: Peyton Manning and DeMarcus Ware speak (transcript); BTV chronicles the start of offseason workouts.

Manning says his visit Nick Saban was just another in a long line of such trips and didn't break any rules.

While Peyton doesn't want to talk much about SB 48, he of course studied the tape.

Ware says he spent some time in the film room with Von Miller on Monday.

Frank Schwab considers whether Manning's numbers will drop off this season from 2013.

The Rockies are banning marijuana from the smoking areas of Coors Field; will the Broncos follow suit?


Oakland dealt Terrelle Pryor to Seattle in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the upcoming draft; the Seahawks will apparently keep Pryor at quarterbackSan Francisco was reportedly also interested.

Kansas City re-signed KR Kyle Williams, while Alex Smith says his agent is still working on a contract extension for him.

After Baltimore strangely activated him following a disastrous workout, Rolando McClain says he's giving the game up for good; Chicago added WR Josh Morgan; former Cowboys and Colts center Phil Costa is retiring.

Fifth-year options were exercised by Cincy (A.J. Green), Arizona (Patrick Peterson), Pittsburgh (Cam Heyward), and New Orleans (Cameron Jordan); Tampa Bay is not expected to do the same with DE Adrian Clayborn.


Egomaniacal SB 32 loser Mike Holmgren needs an even larger serving of STFU than usual, when he claims he should have coached the Browns rather than only constructed their shitty roster.

Andy Dalton says he's the face of the Bengals franchise, which is rather unfortunate for Cincy on several levels, if true.


The SI guys scout Notre Dame DT Louis Nix and Michigan State corner Darqueze Dennard; Matt Bowen studies TCU corner Jason Verrett; Tom Pelissero discusses running back prospects.

In his latest mock, Greg Gabriel has Denver taking OSU corner Bradley Roby at #31.


Mike Tanier is baffled by the long-term ramifications of Oakland's offseason, while Judy Battista lauds them for moving on from Pryor and the Al Davis Era. As we see it, there's little logic in a perennial bottom dweller dumping a 24-year-old with off-the-charts athleticism who's making very little money.

Tanier chronicles Washington's decade without a first-round draft choice (the 1970s).

Christmas Ape translates PK's MMQB column.


By three different time measures, Louis Vasquez was Denver's only lineman to rank among the league's most efficient in terms of pass blocking.

FP guest writer Andrew Healy says the Eagles have been the most unfortunate team relative to league championships, while the Giants have been the luckiest.

Peyton Manning is not only the most oft-Googled athlete in the Mountain West, he still holds that title in Indiana and Tennessee.

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