NFL - Josh McDaniels gave an exclusive interview to the NFL Network last night. Here's the video.
DP - The DP posted a partial transcript of the McDaniels interview here.
DP - Here's what Klis has to say about McDaniels' interview. Plus, he's hearing that McD sent Jay a text message. But Jay reportedly hasn't responded. OOOOOOH.
DP - The Broncos will host the Giants on Thanksgiving.
DP - Champ Bailey is pleased with the addition of his new backfield mates, although he's not so sure about the front seven. Bailey is one month from a full recovery from elbow surgery and hopes the defense can finally have an identity.
DP - Woody apparently gets a kick out of McDaniels' use of the term "our quarterback."
NFP - Matt Bowen wonders if Chris Simms could be the Broncos' starting QB.
NFL - More from Thomas George and the NFLN guys on the Cutler situation. Listen to Solomon Wilcots yapping one more time. I bet you can't. In fact, I dare you!
DP - Ticket sales have gone just fine for the 2009 season.
DP - Armstrong thinks the next four weeks are big for Josh McDaniels. Oh, by the way, we landed on the moon...
SI - In case you missed it, here was Peter King's Monday piece. He thinks the Broncos don't want to trade Cutler. You heard it from PK first. Okay, maybe it's the 850th time. What's the big difference.
ESPN - John Clayton speculates on the Broncos, the Lions, Jay Cutler and the #1 overall pick. Right, because the Broncos would rather give a rookie $30 million in guarantees over a new contract for Cutler. Makes total sense.
NFL - The NFL and DirecTV have extended their exclusive deal for Sunday NFL Ticket through 2014. Meanwhile, those who cannot get DirecTV (me! me!) will eventually have access to it via the internet. Woohoo!!!!
NFL - Compensatory picks for the 2009 Draft were announced, and the Chargers were granted two extra fourth-round choices.
Y! - The Competition Committee is hoping to protect defensive players by banning helmet-to-helmet peel-back blocks.
NFP - Mike Lombardi asks his five questions of each AFC West team.
#1 A.J. Smith Fan GM A.J. Smith is pleased with the picks. Smith has used compensatory choices to move up in each of the last two drafts.
KCS - Clark Hunt says his Chefs will not trade Tony Gonzalez. As for Larry Johnson and Brian Waters, well they're not so sure.
KCS - The Chefs (then the Dallas Texans) & Cowboys will wear their 1960 inaugural uniforms when they play, which could be Week 1 (Cowboys at Broncos is another possibility). The Chefs were awarded one compensatory pick, the 256th and final choice in the draft.
SFG - More on the Raiders' acquisition of center Samson Satele.
NFL - Anquan Boldin is open to a new contract in Arizona. See? Happy endings are possible. See that, Jay?
Y! - The Cardinals and CB Ralph Brown have agreed to a new one-year deal.
Y! - Wide receiver David Patten has decided to return to Cleveland.
Y! - The Packers have re-signed DE Michael Montgomery.
Y! - Steelers HOFer John Stallworth has become part of Pittsburgh's ownership group.
SI - Don Banks looks at the possibility of an NFL work stoppage in 2011.
NFP - Here's Wes Bunting's latest Pro Day Report.
CBS - Chad Reuter from NFLDraftScout.com examines the difference between drafting seniors and underclassmen, or the lack thereof.
NFL - Will Aaron Curry go #1 in the NFL Draft? Steve Wyche takes a look.