The Daily Lard 2-22-12

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Naturally, there's plenty of reaction to Brady Quinn's quotes from Mike Silver's GQ article, which Quinn foolishly tried yesterday to portray as a misrepresentation of his words. Silver, being the pro's pro that he is, told Mike Florio he's got a recording of the entire interview, and that Brady has a copy too.

Doug Farrar, Barry Petchesky, and Christmas Ape offer their takes; Woody Paige doesn't really see anything over the line in Brady words, and he says Quinn is a class act; Demaryius Thomas doesn't believe in luck.

Meanwhile, Jeff Legwold thinks Sage Rosenfels and Byron Leftwich are legitimate veteran options to sign and compete with Tebow. Yikes.


New strength coach Luke Richesson brought three of his own assistants over from Jacksonville.

Dave Krieger isn't so sure the Broncos will bring in a QB who can truly compete with Tim Tebow this offseason, while Matt Bowen thinks doing so is the proper strategy.

Denver's draft needs according to New Era Scouting.

BTV has a video collage of the Broncos yapping before their games in 2011.


The Vikings will play at the Gophers' stadium while their own new home is being built; the Bills will not play a preseason game in Toronto as previously planned, but they will still host a regular season game there.

Scott Pioli says the Chiefs would like to retain Brandon Carr despite their signing of Stanford Routt, who Doug Farrar says isn't bitter about his release from Oakland.

Tom Martinez, the personal coach of Tom Brady, died yesterday of a heart attack suffered during a dialysis session; he was 66.

Philadelphia restructured the contract of DT Cullen Jenkins, who joined them as a free agent last year.

Miami is expected not to offer QB Chad Henne a new contract.

Matt Bowen considers whether signing WR Mike Wallace is worth giving up a first-round pick.

Mike Freeman suspects the Lions will use their franchise tag on DE Cliff Avril.

Will Brinson lists the top free agent QBs; Mike Klis considers which ones make the most sense for Denver.

Ben Stockwell presents PFF's top free agent guards; Nate Jahnke turns his attention to the Chiefs defensive line.


Andrew Luck is working with George Whitfield, the QB coach who tutored Cam Newton last year; Jason Cole engages in some Luck fluffery.

Eric Edholm checks on a bunch of storylines sure to dominate the week.

Bucky Brooks surveys the corner and safety talent at the Combine; Wes Bunting lists his second-best group of 15 prospects in Indy.

Greg Gabriel evaluates RB Trent Richardson and LB Dont'a Hightower of Alabama; Matt Bowen scouts CB Janoris Jenkins.

KSK gives us the lowdown on RG3; Matt Bowen thinks Griffin should throw in Indy.


Christmas Ape, Burnsy, and Chris Chase decipher rumors that Jason Campbell ditched his fiancee at the altar.

Ape isn't too happy with Troy Aikman's comments from the other day.

Charles Pierce frowns upon the velocity of Linsanity's growth and stresses the differences between Jeremy Lin and Tebow; of course, those nitwits extraordinaire Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless had to debate Lin/Tebow.

That Alabama fan with the awesome big head of his own face showed up at the Knicks game and was interviewed on the Today Show.

Drew Magary chronicles his own bout with a stomach virus, plus one of his readers learns the hard way that Tebow's promise ring girls are loyal to Tim. And in his latest Funbag, he tackles the age-old questions of the monetary value of a child and whether saving the universe would be worth leaving one's family.

For some reason, Urban Meyer seems to think the Communications and Family Resource Management majors being pursued by his players display more intellectual heft than the General Studies of Michigan's team. Plus, a video of Meyer speaking to a bunch of high school coaches in Ohio.

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

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