DB - 2009 Position Previews: Defensive Backs
Well, isn't this interesting? According to Mike Nolan, the Broncos' first offseason goal was to remake the secondary with experience and talent. So, when the MSM convinced so themselves and so many others that the defensive front was the most glaring need in free agency and the draft, and that Denver clearly had to be looking there first, they didn't even bother to consider another path. Add in Knowshon Moreno and Alphonso Smith, and Josh McDaniels & Co. "don't have a plan," according to folks like John Clayton. To paraphrase what Nolan said, mistakes by the secondary equal touchdowns; mistakes by the front can be cleaned up by the secondary. Now, we don't all have to agree with Nolan's outlook or like his plan. But to everyone who thinks there is no plan, here is a fine response.
DP - Nine draft picks remain unsigned
Klis has an interesting tidbit; Brian Xanders began giving rookies "split" deals last year, in which the team is protected against players going on IR. I wonder if Torain and Powell had such contracts.
DP - Mailbag: Apple pie or sour grapes?
Klis covers the gamut of Broncos questions.
NFL - Broncos should follow history and trade Marshall
Solomon Wilcots shows his "wisdom" by saying the Broncos should trade BMarsh for "multiple draft picks." He doesn't consider that Marshall doesn't quite have the same trade value that Chad Johnson did a year ago. He also thinks the Broncos don't have a first-round pick next year. Well, that explains a lot...
TS - 2009 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds – Moreno Favored
For the gamblers out there, Knowshon is a 5-to-2 bet for ROY.
PRL - Legendary Coaches, World Champions Headline Inaugural Brother Rice HS Athletics Hall of Fame Class
Former Broncos DT Mike Lodish, who appeared in SIX Super Bowls, will be inducted to the Brother Rice High School Athletic HOF.
SDUT - Countdown to Camp - Kevin Acee
Acee covers the Dolts' running backs.
KCS - Chiefs fans buying tickets for Cowboys, Steelers games pay for exhibitions, too
Wow. The Chefs are either playing dirty with their fans, or they're trying to keep out the opposition's fans. Or both.
NFP - Diner morning news: First-year coaches
Lombardi looks first at Mike Singletary.