Bradshaw applause Lard 4-13-11

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Legendary QB and now FOX analyst Terry Bradshaw played 14 seasons for the Steelers, winning four Super Bowls, one league MVP award and two SB MVPs; he was inducted into the Pro Football HOF in 1989. But leading the greatest NFL dynasty of modern times has come with a heavy price, as Bradshaw watched the deterioration of his own late teammate Mike Webster, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 50 and in whose brain CTE was first discovered.

More recently, Bradshaw has been experiencing his own concussion-related troubles, including short-term memory loss, anxiety and depression. Thankfully, Bradshaw has decided to come forward and share the details of his problems while encouraging more of his fellow NFL retirees to do the same. There may be no former player more nationally visible than the affable Bradshaw, so let's all hope he is not only able to defeat his own condition, but to remain vocal about concussion and player safety issues, because he can make a real difference. Way to go, Terry.

Broncos


Andrew Mason has returned from hibernation, and he points out that the national TV audience will not be subjected to watching any Denver preseason games this year.

Klis also reacts to the preseason schedule and regular season opponents.

Legwold on the murkiness atop the draft this year.

John Elway spoke with Vic and Gary on the radio yesterday - here's the podcast.

According to Aaron Wilson, the Broncos at some point expressed interest in Illinois WR Jarred Fayson, perhaps at the Combine?

Irv Moss looks back at the Buffs career of Alfred Williams.

Hackery


The Broncos now have seven draft choices; Legwold says they are "short on picks," just like Carolina is with their five. What is there to say at this point?

Enemies


The preseason schedules are also out for the Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders.

Jerry McDonald ranks the Raiders' second-round picks from the past 16 drafts, plus their most notable ones from before that.

LB Mike Vrabel says he'd like to remain a Chief.

Mockery


We all know the draft is an imperfect process; Jack Bechta wonders why teams don't throw more money at the problem.

Part 2 of Wes Bunting's breakdown of draft prospects by round worthiness.

Da'Quan Bowers' agent is getting tired of the vicious rumors surrounding the health of his client's knee.

Pat Kirwan focuses on the draft's top WR prospects and says Julio Jones and A.J. Green are both NFL-ready.

Meanwhile, Bucky Brooks evaluates his top four wideouts.

New Era Scouting evaluates Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan and Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt.

Meanwhile, Bunting thinks Kerrigan and Temple DT Muhammad Wilkerson are among the draft's most overrated prospects.

Farrar breaks down NM State CB Davon House, Greg Gabriel looks over Alabama RB Mark Ingram, and Matt Waldman examines Cuse RB Delone Carter.

Matt Bowen looks at Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett's ability to beat the Cover 2.

Courtesy of NFP, an interview with Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward. Plus, an NFL.com Q&A with Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick.

In his latest Round 2 mock, Kirwan has Denver taking Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph and UCLA safety Rahim Moore.

Kirwan does over the top 10 picks from the 2006 Draft, with Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall going to Tennessee and Oakland, respectively. Denver picked 11th (after trading up), so they're not a part of this.

Meanwhile, Mike Lombardi takes a stab at the 2007 Draft, during which he was on double-secret probation thanks to the Crypt Keeper.

KSK helps us know Patrick Peterson better.

Trimmings


The two sides had a pre-pre-pre-pre-mediation mediation session yesterday.

Former MLB union head Marvin Miller thinks the NFLPA really blew it when they agreed to a salary cap.

The Bucs will host the Bears in London this season.

Looking back, the Tuna thinks he may have screwed up in passing on Matt Ryan for Jake Long in '05 and then taking Pat White in '08.

The real LT will not be appearing on sex-offender registries.

Rod Smith's mentee Kenny Britt is in trouble with the law again.

CHFF checks up on the Packers and their quality stats.

PK responds to email questions.

MJD doesn't quite understand the anger directed towards Jenn Sterger.

Scrapple


John Elway announced that Cherry Hills will not only host a PGA tournament again in 2014, but it will be part of the FedEx Cup playoffzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Is higher education the next bubble? Peter Thiel of PayPal fame thinks so.

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

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