The Daily Lard 4-4-12

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The jerseys of the Chiefs and Chargers also received minor tweaks, while the Raiders' is apparently unchanged.

I'm a bit puzzled by the negative reaction to Seattle's new uniforms. Their most recent ones were incredibly boring and ugly, especially the all-blue ones. Mike Tanier says there's talk of more uniform changes related to color and style in 2013.

You know what has to be the dumbest habit of all relating to draft analysis? It's not the 40 mocks per writer, it's noting that Denver has the #25 pick, and then looking at every #25 pick in history as if that indicates some sort of precedent for what players can be found there. Here's an entire column devoted to precisely that sort of garbage. Look, Tom Brady was a sixth-rounder, while JaMarcus Russell was taken first overall. What else needs to be said?

Broncos

Brian Xanders says the team is still interested in cheap free agents, and he pointed to Knowshon Moreno's pass-blocking as a trait likely to help keep him around.

Champ Bailey expects Tim Tebow to push Mark Sanchez in New Jersey.

Jeff Legwold thinks the Broncos could draft more than one defensive tackle. Of course, we all thought they would last year...

The Broncos helped Mitch Unrein update the equipment in his old high school's workout room.

Trimmings

The Commish will hear the Saints' appeals tomorrow; New Orleans signed ex-Seahawks LB David Hawthorne, apparently making Jonathan Vilma more expendable.

Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley isn't sure there's a difference between contract incentives and illicit bounties; of course, if we go there, then we have to question the sport at its most basic levels.

Construction on a football stadium in LA could start by as early as next March.

San Diego added another wideout with return skills, joining Roscoe Parrish with Eddie Royal.

The Jets have signed former Metropolitan State hoopster and Australian rugby player Hayden Smith to play tight end.

Green Bay will visit with OT Demetrius Bell; Tennessee is hosting Pats C Dan Koppen; San Francisco will visit with Rams lineman Jason Brown; St. Louis is meeting with WRs Jerricho Cotchery and Jerome Simpson, who is awaiting sentencing on drug charges. That brings us to Lions DT Nick Fairley, who like his teammate Mikel Leshoure before him, was arrested for marijuana possession.

Andrew Luck will work out for the Colts today; OC Bruce Arians would like for his new team to sign Byron Leftwich to help show Luck the ropes.

Joe Flacco says he's the best QB in the NFL. Sure, Joe. Good luck finding a non-Ravens fan who thinks you're among the top 15...

Scrapple

Andy Benoit goes over the needs of NFC North teams; Khaled Elsayed reviews the 2008-10 Drafts of the Rams and Colts.

MJD isn't thrilled to learn Morris Claiborne's alleged Wonderlic score; Greg Gabriel feels the same way and says Claiborne clearly has football smarts; Cecil Lammey hears that Claiborne has a learning disorder.

Wes Bunting ranks safety prospects in tiers and has Denver taking Baylor WR Kendall Wright in his latest mock draft; Greg Gabriel scouts ASU QB Brock Osweiler; Jonathan Bales evaluates Marshall DE/LB Vinny Curry.

Legwold and Unsilent Majority ponder the pre-draft hype on football dud and Combine star Memphis DT Dontari Poe.

Among some email replies, Andrew Brandt says the details of Peyton Manning's contract make it clear it really wasn't about the money for the QB; Peter King also responds to emails.

Some dumbass wrote a book that says it was OJ's son who did it.

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

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