LTC - Making a difference - Brian Howell
Howell details a remarkable trip Alphonso Smith and a pair of teammates took to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania last summer. This is a must-read article and a fascinating look into the Broncos' grounded and intelligent rookie.
DP - A super secondary for Broncos?
Klis looks at the remade Broncos backfield, sharing quotes with all four veterans about their expectations for 2009.
DP - Klis: Marshall's options: big play or less pay
Klis points out that Brandon Marshall may not put up the big numbers (TDs, YPR) that command big dollars. Plus, Bubby is holding a football camp soon.
ESPN - Former All-Pro safety John Lynch says "buyer beware" for teams pursuing Brandon Marshall
John Lynch doesn't expect Denver to show BMarsh the money; he thinks all of Marshall's arrests mean the Broncos can't trust him yet. He also thinks Jay Cutler has a lot of growing up to do, although he says Denver shouldn't have traded him.
DP - Kiszla: Grab a chance to grade Coach McD
Kiszla is offering up the "opportunity" to sit through the Broncos' home opener by his side in the stands. He also considers whether the offseason of change will damage Denver ticket sales. Of course, there's the small factor of the economy...
DP - Paige: Shanny enjoying time from the grind
Woody offers a more-detailed look at how Shanny's doing and what he's been up to.
ADG - COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME : Holtz still big hit with South Bend crowd
Rod Smith was inducted to the College Football HOF yesterday.
BN - These guys rate a 10 on the highlight reel - Larry Felser
Felser ranks John Elway among the most exciting football players he's seen.