Study finds CTE in brains of 76 out of 79 deceased NFLers

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Now that the Raiders have fired their latest coach, what's next for them?

Owner Mark Davis danced around questions after introducing Tony Sparano as interim coach on Tuesday.

But Tim Kawakami still expects Davis to make a serious run at Jon Gruden.

Another dream candidate, Stanford's David Shaw - himself a former Gruden assistant - says he's content at Stanford, where he's said to have a lifetime contract.

Kawakami and Jarrett Bell agree that Dennis Allen's firing doesn't bode well for Reggie McKenzie.

Jason Hirschhorn says the Raiders' many troubles start at the very top, as they always have.

Broncos

Terrance Knighton, who has really taken to becoming a team leader, admits he was less of a professional during his Jacksonville days.

Peyton Manning has excelled even when holding the ball longer this season.

Cecil Lammey studies the play and usage of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.

Jeff Legwold revisits Denver's tough schedule and thinks they won't shy away from having Bradley Roby cover Larry Fitzgerald.

Tom Krasovic measure San Diego's hot start against the bellwether that is the Broncos.

Cardinals

Arizona cut linebacker Victor Butler.

DC Todd Bowles has had considerable success against Manning during his career.

Andy Benoit says A-gap pressure has keyed the Cards' defensive success.

News

76 of 79 deceased NFLers were found to have had some form of CTE, according to a study conducted at the Department of Veteran Affairs brain bank.

Atlanta placed starting linemen Joe Hawley and Lamar Holmes on IR, and safety William Moore on short-term IR; Detroit placed RB Montell Owens on IR; Miami added RB LaMichael James; Indy gave DE Robert Mathis a one-year extension through 2016.

According to Ed Werder, a poor relationship with Tony Romo contributed to Kyle Orton's departure from Dallas.

Washington fans apparently threatened some Native Americans who dared visit their tailgate at FedEx Field.

Patriots

In the same column we linked to above, Benoit says the Patriots' problems are fixable with some schematic changes.

However, Sam Monson continues to see decline in the play of Tom Brady.

Kenneth Arthur finds it reasonable to wonder if this is the beginning of the end for Brady in New England.

Mike Freeman joins the chorus blaming Bill Belichick's personnel decisions for Brady's struggles.

Analysis

Greg Cosell says opponents are catching up to Chip Kelly's offense, and that he's going to have to make some adjustments.

Chris Burke lists some bests and worsts of the season thus far, while Doug Farrar focuses on top rookie performances.

Chase Stuart and Bucky Brooks name their award winners through four weeks.

Matt Bowen was impressed by Teddy Bridgewater in the quarterback's NFL debut.

Jason Gallagher explains how the Cowboys have turned things around, while Robert Mays focuses on the struggles in New Orleans.

KSK meme-ifies Week 4.

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