Good Morning, Broncos fans! The team scrimmaged yesterday at the Big IF, and what else to focus on but the quarterbacks? Both Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn performed much better than did Tim Tebow, who took three sacks, completed just one of three passes and had both of his possessions end fruitlessly.
Yet incredibly, the "fans" in attendance booed Orton as he slid short of a conversion on a third-down run. Broncos fans booing one of their own players (who may even be the starting QB) during a scrimmage? Wow, that's mind-blowing. All Orton has said is that he plans to be in Denver and be the starter - he hasn't publicly uttered a single negative word about Tebow, and more importantly, there are preseason games yet to be played. The QBs' performances during those sessions will go a long way towards determining who among them will start. I don't know about you, but I'm going to presume (hope?) those folks who were booing Kyle yesterday were just Gators fans who've just recently "converted" into Broncos fans. You know, on April 22, 2010...
Gregg Doyel finds it troubling that Tim Tebow says his faith will land him the Broncos' starting job, and he wonders if just maybe, God's plan for Tebow is to be a backup QB.
Fan reactions to the QBs' play yesterday.
HOFer Shannon Sharpe
In case you missed Shannon Sharpe's beautiful induction speech, here it is in its entirety, and here is a condensed version of it. Plus, big brother Sterling's video presentation of Shannon for enshrinement.
Mike Klis details Shannon's day, from the HOF breakfast to reactions from his three children.
A slew of retired Broncos were in attendance last night, as were Pat Bowlen, John Elway and former GM John Beake.
Doug Farrar gets thoughts on Shannon from Jerry Rice and Marcus Allen.
As NFL.com saw it, Broncos fans dominated the crowd last night.
Patrick Saunders compiles a few of Shannon's best quotes.
LJ on the evolution of the TE position.
The NFL disputed the Times' article on HGH testing and says the screening will be more rigorous than the article stated.
The NFLPA apparently paid $50M for the lockout insurance which may have helped swing the labor negotiations.
WR Derrick Mason signed with the Jets rather than returning to the Ravens or Titans.
With nothing gained but some hefty fines, DeSean Jackson is ending his holdout from the Eagles.
Cheap-shot artist Cortland Finnegan walked out on the Titans due to a contract squabble.
The Vikings wisely gave Donovan McNabb only a one-year deal for $5.05M.
In his Sunday column, Dan Pompei says the Bills could release WR Lee Evans, while the Seahawks just couldn't find a fit for Lofa Tatupu in their new defense.
Judy Battista examines the expected impact of moving kickoffs up from the 30 to the 35.
Mike Tanier on the reaction of head coaches to the lockout's end.
Khaled Elsayed sees swapping in Brodrick Bunkley for Ronald Fields as one of the league's biggest positional upgrades from free agency.