Common sense everywhere?! Lard 4-26-11

Good Morning, Broncos fans! NFLN's Kara Henderson spoke with John Fox yesterday and came away thinking that Denver expects Tim Tebow will earn the starting QB job. She also noted that the Denver brass is divided between taking Alabama DT Marcell Dareus and Texas A&M LB Von Miller if they are to stay at #2. Here's her conversation with Fox. If nothing else, it's finally nice to hear some QB-related sense coming out of Dove Valley - remember all of those "Elway names Orton Starter" articles? What a waste of time...

As for the lockout injunction, the owners have already filed their appeal with the Eighth Circuit and their request for a stay with Judge Nelson. Many players across the league are expected to show up at their respective teams' headquarters today to work out, and if so they will be allowed in. Of course, be sure to read Ted's Gut Reaction to the injunction, and the first group of articles from across the web.


Klis gets Zane Beadles' reaction to the injunction and points out that Champ Bailey has incentive to show up at Dove Valley today.

Legwold uses some of his patented Legwoldian Logic to predict the Broncos will not trade out of their current second-round slots.

Klis thinks Peterson is the best player in the draft but doesn't see a fit with Denver. The passionate Legwold agrees.

Legwold says the Broncos recently worked out Colorado School of Mines DE Marc Schiechl.


AP stories on the Chargers' and Chiefs' draft outlooks.

Acee can picture the Chargers moving up from the #18 spot.

Corkran wonders if Oakland will move up into the first round and considers their draft needs.

CHFF checks up on the Raiders' quality stats from 2010.

Tony La Russa's daughter is now a Raiderette.

San Diego's mayor met with a bunch of local business leaders about the Chargers' stadium search.


Pat Kirwan isn't so sure there's a dominant DT in this year's draft.

Mike Lombardi explains what it takes to scout and groom a young QB.

Matt Bowen has some advice for new draftees.

Dan Pompei writes that teams should be drafting offensive linemen early.

Mike Tanier sees a lot of Alex Smith and Vince Young in Cam Newton's potential.

Wes Bunting is hearing plenty of buzz surrounding TCU QB Andy Dalton and Eastern Washington RB Taiwan Jones, among others.

Plus, Bunting's list of the top 100 prospects.

Here's another pile of scouting reports from New Era - : KSU RB Daniel Thomas, Miami WR Leonard Hankerson, Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan, UNC WR Greg Little, Abilene Christian WR Edmond Gates, Boise State WR Titus Young, Arkansas TE D.J. Williams, Wisco TE Lance Kendricks, Florida G Mike Pouncey, Lehigh G Will Rackley, PSU C Stefen Wisniewski, Hampton DT Kenrick Ellis, ASU DT Lawrence Guy, Fresno State DE Chris Carter, UNC LB Quan Sturdivant, New Mexico State CB Davon House, Utah CB Brandon Burton, USC CB Shareece Wright, Clemson CB Marcus Gilchrist, L'ville CB Johnny Patrick, Oklahoma S Quinton Carter and Cal S Chris Conte.

Doug Farrar's latest mock draft has Denver taking Marcell Dareus at #2: Part 1 and Part 2.

Chris Chase on the biggest draft busts at each slot from 1-10.


With Leather is hearing that five oh had been called to Brandon Marshall's Miami condo quite a few times prior to Friday night. Here's the 911 call, if you're into that sort of thing (nothing of substance there, frankly).

DeAngelo Hall says Pouty Pants is a clown.

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder wrote an op-ed about his newspaper lawsuit. KSK translates.

HOF FB Joe Perry passed away at 84.

KSK interprets PK's MMQB.

Roger Goodell's latest CBA-related stunt is that he took an HGH test.

Is that a mullet growing on Tom Brady's head?

Paralyzed Rutgers player Eric LeGrand met with reporters yesterday.

PFR's mothership has a new blog to track sports-related statistical analysis around the web.

More Injunction Reactions

Andrew Brandt says the fact that the draft will occur before free agency will have quite an impact.

Mike Silver and Jason Cole at Yahoo!

Gary Myers of the Daily News.

PFT's Florio.

Naturally, Peter King is confused.

Alan Miller for CHFF.

Snyder via KSK.


Grilled cheese recipes? Yes, please.

Here's what Chris Brown has been reading.

PGA golfer Ben Crane may be the slowest and most boring touring pro in history, but he is apparently out of his tree.

Turns out World of Warcraft is more than just an RPG - it's a matchmaker!

Street art: worthy of an exhibition, or mere vandalism?

Kobe Bryant may have screwed up royally, but at least he's doing his part to make out up for it.

I couldn't bring myself to watch this garbage, and I'm not suggesting that you do, either. Just one of those things you should know about to help you better protect the youth of America.

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

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