Horse Tracks - 3/1/10 - Some Kudos are in Order

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Good Morning Broncos Country!  I want to start thins morning by giving some Kudos to E.J. Ruiz and the Live Mock Draft Crew.  For those of you that don't visit the site during the weekend, E.J. hosted a Live Mock Draft yesterday - 3 Rounds - eclipsing 8 hours and nearly 2000 comments.  It was a huge undertaking, yet E.J., with help from Jeremy and others, pulled it off without a hitch.  A MHR Salute to E.J. and all those involved in the Mock Draft for really showing the true meaning of the MHR Community!

2010 Draft Combine - Sounds from Day 3
Quarterback prospects Sam Bradford, Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy talk to the media during the 2010 Scouting Combine.

2010 Draft Combine - Sounds from Day 4
Some of the NFL draft's top defensive back prospects talk to the media during the 2010 Scouting Combine.

Big linemen take priority on wish lists - The Denver Post
The camera-flash setting is alive and well at the NFL's scouting combine.

Krieger: With death of Broncos' Darrent Williams, what might have happened if not for lost chain? - The Denver Post
Musings for a Monday morning from the Darrent Williams murder trial as it enters its second week . . .

No NFL salary cap means virtually no trade talk - The Denver Post
At this point, don't expect the Broncos to trade receiver Brandon Marshall or tight end Tony Scheffler anytime soon after the free agent/trading period opens at 10:01 p.m. MST on Thursday.

McDaniels meets the college kids | All Things Broncos
Just had some coffee talk with Broncos coach Josh McDaniels and his trusted assistant Mark Thewes.

Easy to see CU's struggles at the NFL combine | All Things Broncos
It is just small snapshot, but look at the NFL’s scouting combine and it’s fairly easy to see CU’s uphill battle in the Big 12 these days.

Around the Combine: Day Three
The nightmarish collapses which Broncos head coach josh McDaniels experienced in his first year at the helm was well documented. There was the 6-0 start, followed by the 2-8 finish. There were the personality clashes with WR Brandon Marshall and the benching of other starters. Then, there was also the 44-24 whipping that Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs put on the Donkey’s to close out the season at INVESCO. (Editor's Note - Even the Chiefs website is the definition of class...really, 'Donkeys'???)

Combine's weekend standouts | National Football Post
The National Football Post takes a look back at the weekend and breaks down prospects who stood out.

Wilson: Jeff Owens benches 44 reps | National Football Post
University of Georgia strongman defensive tackle Jeff Owens put on a show at the NFL scouting combine today, hoisting 225 pounds 44 times.

Wilson: C.J. Spiller dashes away from pack | National Football Post
Clemson running back C.J. Spiller accelerated out of his stance, bolting upfield at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Biggs: Vikings re-sign WR Lewis | National Football Post
The Minnesota Vikings are bringing back one of their potential free agents.

Report: Skins working to bring Daniels back | National Football Post
The Washington Redskins may be switching to a 3-4 defense, but they figure Phillip Daniels can be just as effective as a defensive end for them in their new scheme, reports Jason Reid of the Washington Post.

Myron Rolle: | National Football Post
After a year studying abroad at Oxford University, the most common question for Florida State safety Myron Rolle is pretty simple.

Biggs: Wade likes 5th preseason game | National Football Post
You will not find an NFL coach that wouldn’t do just about anything for an extra week of training camp.

Report: Rolle will be cut loose this week | National Football Post
Antrel Rolle will reach the open market this week in advance of the opening of free agency at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

Biggs: Manumaleuna will be targeted in free agency | National Football Post
Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo made it clear when Mike Martz was hired as offensive coordinator that he believed the roster was set for the newcomer to install his system around quarterback Jay Cutler.

Wilson: Golden Tate has strong combine | National Football Post
Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate registered some fast times today at the NFL scouting combine.

Wilson: Chargers to assign high tender to McNeill | National Football Post
The San Diego Chargers have already indicated that they intend to secure restricted free agents Shawne Merriman, Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd with the high tender.

Chargers, Lions discussing trade to send Cromartie to Detroit
The Detroit Lions have been in discussions with the San Diego Chargers about acquiring cornerback Antonio Cromartie in a trade, a league source said Sunday.

Don't tread on Tebow: QB defends Meyer against coaching criticism
Anyone criticizing Urban Meyer evidently must go through Tim Tebow. The Florida quarterback vigorously defended his college coach Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine amid rumblings that Meyer chose winning over adjusting Tebow's throwing motion to make it NFL-ready.

Ford’s speed, drill work is the morning’s hot topic - NFL.com
Something can be taken from every workout and drill at the NFL Scouting Combine. To those who watched the first group of quarterbacks and wide receivers Sunday morning, Clemson’s Jacoby Ford is the player who caught the most attention.

Cable says he was confident in his Raiders future - NFL.com
Tom Cable told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday that he never believed he wouldn’t be back as the Raiders’ coach — the team never made a statement saying he definitely would return — and he’s preparing for the 2010 season.

Bryant can’t do drills, permitted to leave combine - NFL.com
With his interviews and physicals complete, Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant sought permission from NFL Scouting Combine officials and left the event Sunday morning, according to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt.

‘Pacman’ schedules March 19 workout for teams - NFL.com
Adam "Pacman" Jones will work out for NFL scouts March 19, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Expect Oklahoma's Bradford to push his way to top of draft
I spent most of the morning on Day 2 at the NFL Scouting Combine workouts sitting with coaches and personnel types discussing what this event meant to them, as well as how they self-evaluated their programs. The afternoon was spent talking with some of the outstanding prospects in Indianapolis. It was a full day of football and I want to share it with you.

With trend of going young in backfield, combine offers possibilities
Just as the fresh crop of running backs prepare to audition for teams at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, vacancies have been created for them with recent moves around the league.

Talent unquestionable, but injuries, character make WR class tricky
Assessing the wide receivers in the 2010 NFL Draft is tricky because, although the position is unquestionably deep, there are some nagging concerns about its highest-rated players

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