The Daily Lard 7-18-11

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Revisiting the Steve Wyche/Bucky Brooks podcast from yesterday's Lard, both Brooks and Wyche are convinced that Tim Tebow will be the Broncos' starting QB in 2011. Brooks says that from his time working with John Fox and the Panthers in a scouting capacity, he believes Fox wants a QB who possesses the "It" factor, and that Tebow will be an ideal fit within the more balanced offense Fox prefers. Meanwhile, Wyche says he's spoken with enough people that he's comfortable in stating that the starting gig will be Tebow's to lose, and that he'd have to be a complete flop in training camp or get injured to do so. Wyche also believes that while the Broncos are seeking a second-rounder in return for Kyle Orton, they'd take a third-rounder in exchange for the veteran QB, and that Jake Delhomme is going to land in Denver once Cleveland lets him go.

Wyche also states with great confidence that the Broncos are going to make a major push to sign DeAngelo Williams, although he also puzzlingly suggests the team could be interested in signing another LB in free agency (Brian Xanders has pretty much ruled that out, at least publicly). Brooks thinks defensive tackles Brandon Mebane and Barry Cofield would be excellent fits for Denver, with the aging Pat Williams as a fallback. If you'd like to listen for yourself, the segment where Wyche and Brooks discuss the Broncos begins at the 14-minute mark.


Ryan Wilson of CBS reacts to the Wyche/Brooks podcast.

Eddie Royal hosted a youth football camp in his Virginia hometown on Saturday.


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Unsurprisingly, a study has found that NFL players are more likely than the general population to develop a form of dementia that leads to Alzheimer's. (via PFT)

The Jags' GM says the team's top offseason priority is re-signing TE Marcedes Lewis.

Texans RB Arian Foster played the entire 2010 season with a torn meniscus and didn't tell the team about it, fearing that he'd lose his starting job if he did.

Cedric Benson was arrested and charged with assaulting a former roommate.

Actor Jack Wagner won the tourney in Tahoe, with Tony Romo finishing second. John Elway tied for 15th place with Jerry Rice, while Tim Tebow finished in 67th place.

Pat Kirwan on the post-agreement free agency frenzy.

In their latest Whispers, PFW is hearing the Vikings would prefer to add a veteran QB via free agency over trading for one.

Somehow, David Steele thinks the NFL's fans should play hard to get, even though we haven't actually missed out on anything these last few months.

Sam and Khaled of PFF discuss the free agency options for the AFC North and AFC East teams.

Plus Elsayed's top 10 3-4 outside linebackers around the league.


Epic Meal Time makes a Stockyard Burger.

HBO Sports canned their longtime president.

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