Good Morning, Broncos fans! In his latest column over at CHFF, Scott Kacsmar does his usual bang-up research job in examining the wide-ranging impact of Tim Tebow on the 2011 NFL season and the rest of the league going forward.
As Kacsmar tells it, Tebow's influence resulted in:
- The Packers losing their bids at perfection and a SB repeat
- Pittsburgh having to play in the only location where safety Ryan Clark would be unavailable
- Denver doing the unthinkable in both pursuing and acquiring Peyton Manning, which of course set off a whole set of QB dominoes
Okay, so perhaps some of it is a reach, but it's a typically informative and entertaining read from Kacsmar, who even manages to tie the bounty scandal into the story.
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Aaron Schatz is baffled to find Champ Bailey as having given up the most YAC of any corner in the league in 2011.
Congratulations to Eric Decker, who got engaged to his country singer girlfriend Jessie James.
Jake Plummer is still talking about his exit from Denver, this time with Vic Lombardi.
Some NFLPA officials met with the league yesterday looking for details on the bounty investigation.
Philip Anschutz is reportedly willing to purchase a full ownership stake in an NFL team, contrary to reports from a day earlier.
A fund is being set up in the hometown of the late Dave Duerson to help treat head injuries suffered by youth athletes, and to help prevent CTE.
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was charged with pot possession after he allegedly tried to eat the weed to avoid arrest.
LSU corner Morris Claiborne reportedly scored a FOUR on his Wonderlic.
Andy Benoit surveys NFC South team needs.
Greg Cosell examines the top slot receiver and slot corner prospects and says they're generally undervalued, citing Denver's undrafted Chris Harris as an example.
Christmas Ape interprets PK's latest MMQB.