Tony Gonzalez, always talking about Tony Gonzalez

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Naturally, there's going to be a lot of speculation about Denver's roster decisions this offseason.

The latest comes from former player agent Joel Corry, who of course says a serious pay cut is surely in Champ Bailey's future, if he's to remain a Bronco.

Corry figures Joel Dreessen and Chris Kuper will be cap casualties, but he interestingly omits Jacob Tamme.

Although Tamme is a favorite of Peyton Manning's, it just doesn't seem feasible to keep him around at a $3.5M cap number.

Manning carpool member or not, that kind of pay just isn't justified by a 20-catch season.

Corry thinks big deals could be in the offing for Eric Decker and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and he also offers projections for possible contracts for Shaun Phillips and Demaryius Thomas.

Broncos News

Offensive Assistant Jim Bob Cooter is leaving after one season to become Detroit's QB coach; he had previously worked under new Lions coach Jim Caldwell in Indy.

Here are transcribed quotes from the SB 48 Sound FX and from Johns Elway and Fox's Tuesday presser.

Peyton Manning says he enjoyed his time at Pebble Beach this week.

Broncos Analysis

Andrew Mason and Stuart Zaas lists Denver's UFAs and RFAs; of course, as an IAOFM reader, you're already up on this stuff. If you also happen to read the Worldwide Leader and Denver's HOF voter, you're either confused, or just stuck with incorrect info.

Mike Klis thinks Denver's top three positional needs are at middle linebacker, corner, and safety. Sounds about right.

Jeff Legwold lauds the no-brainer return of Jack Del Rio.

ESPN's Kevin Weidl (Insider) lists receivers Kevin Norwood of Alabama and Fresno State's Davante Adams as potential draft replacements for Eric Decker.

SB 48

LB K.J. Wright thinks Seattle would have won 90 of 100 games played against Denver (ouch), while Richard Sherman responded in-game to bulletin board material provided by Denver's wideouts.

Doug Farrar offers an All-22 look at the Seahawks defense, which he thinks might be even better in 2014.

Photos of the game from the legendary Walter Iooss, Jr.


Kansas City released CB Dunta Robinson; Minnesota cut LB Erin Henderson; Detroit re-signed C Dominic Raiola for one year.

Former Gators and Illini head man Ron Zook has joined the Green Bay staff as a lowly ST assistant.

Tony Gonzalez has really taken Brett Favre's role over quite well, hasn't he? So, he played longer than Shannon Sharpe, and rang up some bigger numbers, but he's seemingly never approached the kind of teammate Shay was, because it is always about Tony Gonzalez, isn't it?

ESPN has obtained the rights to the A-11 Football League, and the head of the league now says he wants Tim Tebow to join it. Coincidence? We think not.


Doug Farrar lays out an offseason plan for Oakland, while Eric Edholm does the same for Houston and Washington.

Bucky Brooks discusses the potential landing spots for DE Jadeveon Clowney.

Todd McShay (Insider) has Denver taking 5-9 (!) TCU corner Jason Verrett at #31. Interestingly (or stupidly?), McShay declares offensive tackle to be Denver's biggest need.


Like Gil Brandt, Greg Bedard is making the stupid claim that personnel execs might start looking harder for good, cheap, young quarterbacks. Since, you know, that's typically such an underappreciated resource in the NFL.

Chris Burke ranks NFL announcer pairings, appropriately putting the Nantz/Simms team at the bottom of the pile.

Chase Stuart lists the league's tallest and shortest receiver groups since 1950.

Y'all might know David Singer best as IAOFM's webmaster, but more notably, he's the foremost expert on hockey fights, as profiled by Grantland.

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