DP - New Broncos coach Josh McDaniels is only 33
Lame title, but excellent article; Mike Klis takes an in-depth look at how Josh McDaniels' upbringing prepared him to be Denver's head coach and for the Jay Cutler saga. The pressure in Denver to win is nothing new to McDaniels; he faced it all while growing up, in a town where high school football is everything, and being the son of a legendary coach means everyone's gunning for you.
DP - Personal battles provide strength for Broncos' Ayers
Jeff Legwold looks back at Robert Ayers' upbringing; his parents sent him from NJ to SC at age 15 to get away from a troublesome path. As Robert admits, it took him quite awhile to grow up and appreciate the merits of hard work and accountability.
APP - Life no longer normal for Moreno
Knowshon's hometown paper catches up with the rookie.
DP - Kiszla: Stop living in the Broncos' past
Kiszla tells Broncos fans to get current in their thinking and move on from Shanny, Cutler, XXXII and XXXIII. He reminds us of what had happened to Shanny's greatness, the staleness of his ideas and the freshness of McDaniels'.
DP - Broncos owner impressed in first meeting with McDaniels
Joe Ellis offers some insight into the first meeting between Pat Bowlen and Josh McDaniels.
DP - Klis: Vick will be backup in first role back - Mike Klis
On his trip to Ohio, Klis spoke to Thom McDaniels (Josh's dad) about coaching Maurice Clarett in high school. Plus, new safety Darcel McBath is represented by a former Raider!!! The horror!!!!!!!!!!!
DP - Let the games continue for McD's home debut
Kiszla shares some emails from readers regarding his ticket offer.
DP - Former Broncos WR Moses has some unfinished business
Terry Frei offers an inspiring look at Haven Moses, the Broncos legend who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2003 but has fought every following day to recover.
DP - Excerpt: Amazing Grace, Haven Moses
Here's an excerpt from Frei's book on Moses.
LAT - In the NFL, there's something in the air - Sam Farmer
Farmer looks at the QBs around the league.
NYT - How Many Wins Is Cutler Worth? - The Fifth Down Blog - Brian Burke
Burke estimates the difference between Cutler and Orton as being 2 wins, all else being equal. Of course, all else is not actually equal; but Burke clearly acknowledges this. Once again, to the Protectors of All Things Negative and Defenders to the Hilt of Cutler, this is how it's done; research and fairness. Notice I'm not ripping Burke?