Good Morning Broncos Country! The NFL Owners approved a change to Overtime rules in the Playoffs, moving from a true sudden death model to one that could give each team an opportunity at the ball. I guess I'll call it the Brett Favre Rule since in reality that is what it is. In this year's NFC Championship Game, the Saints and Vikings went to Overtime. The Saints won the toss, got the ball, moved it a bit, took advantage of a defensive penalty and kicked a 47-yard FG to win. That created an outcry that both teams not getting the ball was in some way unfair. While we've heard this in the past, nothing like happened this year, with Favre's Vikings smack-dab in the middle. I won't sit here and say the NFL's OT rules weren't without fault - they were. What I am saying is that I am not a fan of knee-jerk reactions, especially those that are made for the sake of public relations. Consider this - since 1958, a postseason game has gone to Overtime 28 times. ONLY SIX TIMES has the game ended on the first possession. SIX TIMES! That's 21%. Sure, the NFL Owners should look for every opportunity to improve the game, and the NFL has looked at this subject in the past, but the urgency to get it done, after PR machine Favre is the one affected by it, seems needless, at least to me. If you want to change Overtime, play football - for 15 minutes. Add a quarter. You've played football for 60 minutes, why not play another 15? Football is the ultimate team sport. Keep the entire team in the process of winning - or losing - the game.
VIDEO - NFL Network: McDaniels Interview
Head Coach Josh McDaniels talks the the NFL Network during the AFC Breakfast at this year's owners meetings.
NFL draft loaded with dirt-under-the-fingernails guys - The Denver Post
After spending a few days working the rooms at the NFL meetings, it's clear the April 22-24 draft is shaping up as a festival of bigness.
Why wait? Kuper signs for $2.5 million - The Denver Post
It's no wonder, then, that Kuper signed his one-year, $2.512 million tender Tuesday, a move that ended the three-year starting guard's restricted free-agent eligibility 23 days before the market closed.
Marshall, McDaniels in Orlando but are far apart - The Denver Post
Despite the geographical proximity, Marshall and McDaniels remain as far apart today as they were on the final day of the 2009 season. They last exchanged messages in late January, when Marshall played in the Pro Bowl. They have yet to meet face to face during the offseason, nor do they plan to.
Krieger: Seeing through McD's bluff - The Denver Post
It is not exactly breaking news that you can't believe everything a football coach says publicly. This was true before Josh McDaniels was born, and it's still true now that he's coach of the Broncos.
QB controversy? McD can learn from Shanny's mistake - The Denver Post
And a bit of advice for Broncos coach Josh McDaniels: Don't play cloak-and-dagger with your starting QB. You've said all along that Kyle Orton is No. 1 and Brady Quinn is No. 2. If you change your mind, you'd better be up front about it.
Relaxed McDaniels welcomes calm at NFL meetings - The Denver Post
Only one television camera greeted Josh McDaniels this morning as he made his way to the annual AFC coaches' media breakfast.
NFL owners OK change to overtime - The Denver Post
The NFL voted today to change its overtime rules for playoff games.
SLAM! Sports - CFL - Edmonton: Walls act a tribute to Darrent Williams
When Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Lenny Walls lifted his jersey after getting an interception against Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray last season, it was out of nothing but respect.
Looking at what’s next for Brandon Marshall - NFL.com
Another team declared itself out of the Brandon Marshall mix Tuesday when Dolphins coach Tony Sparano nixed the idea to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora at the NFL Annual Meeting.
A solid front by owners | National Football Post
The owners meetings in Orlando have and will continue to display a front of complete solidarity in their position to change the economics of the NFL. Monday featured an impassioned plea from highly respected Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson for the group to stay united in the battle for a new economic system with the players.
Is Russell in a battle for Raiders QB job? | National Football Post
The best decision the Oakland Raiders made as a franchise this offseason was to bring back head coach Tom Cable — because this team isn’t as a far off as we might think when it comes to competing in the AFC West.
The time and money factor | National Football Post
One question that needs to be asked about every draftee is, "What will they do when they have two things they never had before, time and money?" NFL team executives and scouts project this scenario with every player on their board. As an agent, I encourage my clients to take up healthy interests in their spare time. Time and money, if not managed correctly, can and have been the downfall of many players.
Bell joins Eagles as Saints decline to match offer | National Football Post
Running back Mike Bell is officially a Philadelphia Eagle.
Steve Bisciotti Q&A | National Football Post
As the NFL approaches a critical time in league history with labor strife capturing offseason headlines following the owners opting out of the collective bargaining agreement, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is maintaining a moderate approach.
Samari Rolle not expected to play again | National Football Post
The Baltimore Ravens don't expect veteran cornerback Samari Rolle to play football again.
South Dakota State Pro Day results | National Football Post
A pair of South Dakota State offensive linemen drew the attention of 13 NFL teams to their Pro Day workout, according to a league source.
Patriots make it official with Crumpler | National Football Post
The New England Patriots offically signed veteran free agent tight end Alge Crumpler,according to Scout.com.
Chiefs' Derrick Johnson signs one-year tender | National Football Post
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson has signed his one-year tender, according to Scout.com.
Philip Buchanon to visit the Redskins | National Football Post
Veteran cornerback Philip Buchanon is set to visit the Washington Redskins on Monday, according to a statement he made on his verified Twitter account.
Raiders re-sign William Joseph, Brown, Lawton | National Football Post
The Oakland Raiders re-signed unrestricted free agent defensive tackle William Joseph, the team announced.
Georgia police say they don't need DNA sample from Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger will not be required to give a DNA sample to Georgia authorities who are investigating a sexual-assault allegation leveled at the Steelers quarterback, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Tuesday.
Agent: Tebow still considering attending NFL draft next month
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow remains undecided about whether or not he will attend the NFL draft next month in New York, according to his agent, Jimmy Sexton, who said Tuesday that he was in contact with league officials.
Brady shows up for Patriots' voluntary offseason workout program
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made an appearance in Foxborough, Mass., on Tuesday, showing up to participate in the team's voluntary offseason workout program.
Smith admits current Panthers roster lacking in 'a lot of areas'
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has seen many longtime teammates cut this offseason, and he acknowledges the team has some holes on its roster.
Sparano 'not happy' with three Dolphins arrests in two months
Coach Tony Sparano had barely finished breakfast Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting when he found himself discussing a subject he'd like to avoid -- off-the-field problems for his Miami Dolphins.
League won't announce any part of 2010 schedule until mid-April
In a change from the norm, the league will not announce any games scheduled for the 2010 season at the NFL Annual Meeting this week, a league source said Tuesday.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says team considering starting Felix Jones at running back instead of Marion Barber - ESPN Dallas
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team has thought about sitting starting running back Marion Barber in favor of backup Felix Jones.
St. Louis Rams GM Billy Devaney, Sam Bradford's agent Tom Condon share small talk - ESPN
St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney had a casual meeting with the agent for Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford in the lobby of the hotel Tuesday where the NFL was conducting its annual meetings.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach in daily contact with Ben Roethlisberger - ESPN
Mike Tomlin knew where to go even before seeing his nameplate on the table. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach headed directly toward the crowd of reporters waiting to ask him about Ben Roethlisberger.
Cable talks QBs and RBs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Oakland coach Tom Cable talked at the NFL owners meetings on Tuesday.
Eagles' QB situation creating a stir | Philadelphia Inquirer
A rumor spread among the NFL's top executives yesterday: Donovan McNabb to Buffalo for draft picks.