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John Lynch has to be kidding, right?

Fox analyst John Lynch says Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is in same class as Peyton Manning and Drew Brees

The former safety, who was the analyst for Sunday night’s preseason clash between the Chiefs and Panthers, inexplicably put Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith in the same class as Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.
“The guy is up there with the Peyton Mannings, the Drew Brees — those type of guys,” Lynch said of Smith., John.

PFF: Denver QBs are a lineman’s best friends

ReFo: Broncos @ 49ers, Preseason Week 2

Manning is one of the best at getting rid of the ball quickly, and maybe he is rubbing off on the Broncos’ other quarterbacks. Brock Osweiler and Zac Dysert each had a Time To Throw of 2.17 seconds, slightly quicker than Manning’s 2.23 seconds.

The quick passes helped Denver’s offensive line to prevent pressure, finishing with 96.3 Pass Blocking Efficiency — the highest single-game PBE of any team this preseason.

Sione Fua (+4.3) posted the Broncos' best grade on Sunday, while Quant Smith (-3.3) was at the other end of the spectrum.

An IAOFM First: We PC’d a comment at another site

Denver Broncos fans are very lucky

Annoymous fan Aug. 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm
I don’t agree with you and your article or even your first sentence…
Tim Tebow is a way better QB and deserves the right to a FAIR chance to play in the NFL!
BACK THEN the owner of the Denver broncos gave Freaking Elway a chance and the FANS wanted ELWAY GONE! The broncos should have given Tim Tebow a chance and he deserves to start as QB he earned it when he took my hometown team to the playoffs back in 2011. Mr. Elway shouldn’t of HAD ANOTHER NFL TEAM like the JET”S buy TIM out of his Denver bronco Contract back in March of 2012. What Problem was TIM? Are you the MEDIA jealous of TIM? Was Elway Jealous of TIM? TIM IS a REAL descend Man who isn’t MONEY greedy like most of these players.
Mr. Manning should have stepped aside as a Respectful legend as everyone so called calls him, should have worked with Tim so he can be good! Tim’s religion shouldn’t be an issue with you haters, media, and NFL team owners. And you call yourself a sports writer?! He’s a WAY better ROLE MODEL then those who go out and commit careless crimes but their FREAKIN allowed to play in the NFL even the one’s who do DRUGS are still allowed to have a FAIR chance to play in the NFL. But Tim’s NOT ALLOWED because of his RELGION?!

The article is craptastic, but never mind that.  Peep the only substantive comment on it (as of this writing).  All spelling and grammar errors are the commenter's and have been maintained in their original form.  Does anybody miss delusional people like this?  Is this dude PFT Commenter's role model?

Ultimate Training Camp Twitter Timeline

Ultimate Training Camp Twitter Timeline

No two training camps are exactly alike, but every camp-saturated Twitter timeline is exactly the same. If you kept your Tweet deck open during a typical midway practice session in the past two weeks, chances are you experienced something exactly like this:

Is camp over yet?

FCC commish: Down with the blackout rule

FCC commissioner calls for an end to NFL blackout rules

“Right now, the FCC is officially on the side of blackouts. We should be on the side of sports fans,” Pai said in his announcement. He said that he is going to ask the five-person panel that makes up the FCC to hold “an up-or-down vote ending the sports blackout rule.”

Damn straight.

Jokes about Raiders fans write themselves

Raiders fan swings helmet at Cowboys' B.W. Webb during fight

Dallas cornerback B.W. Webb said he felt someone on his back, swinging a helmet at his head. Thinking it was a player, Webb spun around and swung his right arm. Webb told USA TODAY Sports he didn’t know it was a fan. Many of the Raiders fans brought helmets to get autographed by players after the practice.

Hell, the Spurs are so concerned about keeping Raiders fans out of AT&T Center that they're trying to keep the team from moving to San Antonio.

Great question!

Why did Texans pass on the chance to sign Peyton Manning in 2012?

“Some people said, why didn’t you sign Peyton Manning?” McNair said. “Well, we just couldn’t do it. We would have had to let go of two or three of our outstanding players to create enough room in the salary cap to do something with him. Those are the decisions you have to make as you go forward. You hope you make the right decision.”

You "couldn't do it," huh, Bob?

Keep telling yourself that, buddy. Oh, and thanks!

PFF: Quant shows off diverse repertoire

ReFo: Seahawks @ Broncos, Preseason Wk 1

Smith produced four QB Hurries on 17 opportunities, ending with a 17.6 PRP. He showed that he was able to win with inside and outside moves and he isn’t just a speed rusher on the outside. The Broncos used Smith mostly on the left side, it will be an interesting development to see if this is a trend going forward, especially if Smith is used at the same time as DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller.

It's not news, but it's encouraging for the tape to match the camp reports.

FWIW, Malik Jackson (+3.3) earned Denver's highest grade, while in his debut at right tackle, Chris Clark (-2.2) had the worst.

Missed the playoffs four years straight? Quick, wine and dine the head of officiating!

Is this the NFL ref czar on Cowboys' party bus? Irate NFL execs say yes

Another veteran NFL official: “If I were another team owner, how could I not be irate? It gives the appearance of impropriety, and looks like a particularly cozy relationship between a team and the officiating department at a time when instant replay is being taken over more and more by the league office. You’re damn right I’d be irate.”

Some fun quotes here. Should be entertaining to see this story play out.

Health scare helped Wolfe find balance, perspective

Broncos' Derek Wolfe battles back from depression, scary injury

“It was always, ‘How quick can I get back?’ That was really the issue,” Wolfe said. “And the crazy thing was, the quickest way to get back to football was for me to just forget about football and worry about my life, get my life together. In doing that, it made me love the game even more than I did before.”

It's great to see that Derek is in a better place, and has apparently grown from his tumultuous 2013.