The Daily Lard 4-16-12

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver's offseason program kicks of with "voluntary" workouts today, and according to Mike Klis, the Broncos will be spending two hours each morning working with new strength coach Luke Richesson, followed by two hours meeting with their position coaches and coordinators.

As per Mike Florio, here's the offseason schedule as set out by the new CBA:

  1. Two weeks of strength and conditioning, no helmets, balls can only be used by QBs throwing to uncovered receivers
  2. Three weeks of drills for individual players and units, still without helmets
  3. 10 days' worth of OTAS in a four-week period, helmets but no pads, and no "live contact"

Teams will face steep penalties for going outside this framework.


Jeff Legwold reiterates the Broncos' interest in Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden and ASU QB Brock Osweiler, and he says the team plans to host Badgers QB Russell Wilson before the draft. Plus, he says the team is still considering adding Dennis Dixon to compete with Caleb Hanie and Adam Weber behind Peyton Manning.

Legwold reminds us that Manning's quick reads and lightning release will make the Denver line look a whole lot better than it did in front of the indecisive Tim Tebow. Plus, Legwold lists top special teams prospects.

Ex-Bears draft bust David Terrell, whose last NFL action came when he played one game for Denver in 2005, was arrested for allegedly threatening to throw his ex-girlfriend off a balcony.


The NFLPA had a copy of the recording of Gregg Williams's notorious pre-game speech prior to its release by George Pamphilon, and they were reportedly upset the filmmaker publicized it before they could put it to good use.

Jacksonville added WR Lee Evans on a one-year deal.

Eagles LB Mike Patterson is ready for camp after having undergone brain surgery in January to correct for a condition that had caused him to have a seizure during training camp last year.

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf claims he never approached Bill Parcells about taking over his team, as had been rumored.

Several teams apparently require fans who are ejected from stadiums to take a four-hour conduct course online in order to regain future entry to NFL games.

Tim Tebow and Dwyane Wade were booed at Yankee Stadium last night, although Yanks fans tend to also be Giants fans.


ASU linebacker Vontaze Burfict has not been invited to visit a single NFL team as of yet.

Russ Lande scouts LSU DT Michael Brockers; Matt Waldman evaluates Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon; Matt Bowen breaks down Gamecocks WR Alshon Jeffery in the red zone..

Mike Freeman is absolutely baffled at the hype surrounding A&M QB Ryan Tannehill.


Ben Stockwell examines rushing data through the A and B gaps, surprisingly finding Buffalo among the best teams through both sets of holes.

Freeman thinks Sean Payton and Bobby Petrino were both undone by a lack of oversight from above them.

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