Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/30/13

Harry How

Not a whole lot of Broncos-centric news out there this morning, but there are some interesting pieces on the NFL Draft. Also, a former player talks about being gay in the NFL...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers mid-90s teams were bad, but built a successful GM tree - Don Banks - SI.com
As the 2013 NFL Draft looms less than four weeks away, first-year New York Jets general manager John Idzik likely feels the heat of the spotlight on him as much or more so than any club executive in the league.

Position statement: Pick tipping ruins award show-style draft | NBC on Yahoo! Sports
With the NFL Draft less than four weeks away, Mike Florio revisits the question: Should the media outlets covering the draft tip the picks before they’re made official? NFL Network has stated they will ‘try’ not to tip the picks, but Florio wonders whether these outlets think they’re coving a real news event, or an awards show-type affair.

Kwame Harris: Being openly gay, in NFL wasn't 'compatible' - NFL.com
Former NFL offensive lineman Kwame Harris regrets not coming out as being gay while he was playing in the league, but he didn't see the two as being "compatible," the 2003 first-round draft pick told CNN on Friday.

Mailbag: How about Margus Hunt or Tank Carradine? - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Jared Still asked for our thoughts on simply relying on Robert Ayers to be the starting open-side DE, and drafting Margus Hunt from SMU. Kriss Bergethon asked what we thought about signing Richard Seymour and drafting Cornellius "Tank" Carradine from Florida State.

Denver Broncos Videos

Crawling Up From the Bottom | DenverBroncos.com
Tyrann Mathieu was a star at LSU, but as he disassociates himself from the 'Honey Badger' nickname and the troubles it came with, he's doing everything he can to show teams he's rehabilitated.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Raiders continuing commitment to crappy quarterbacks - It's All Over, Fat Man!
For a few weeks, following Kansas City's acquisition of Alex Smith, the AFCW has been home to three number-one-overall pick quarterbacks (Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer) and a fourth-overall choice QB (Philip Rivers) who was acquired in return for another one who had been taken first overall (Eli Manning).

Alvos do Draft 2013: Desmond Trufant (CB) " BroncosBrasil.com
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos analisar o perfil do cornerback Desmond Trufant. Muita gente acha que chegou a hora de draftarmos o sucessor da lenda Champ Bailey e o Trufant seria sem dúvidas uma ótima opção.

Broncos Have to Consider That Freeney is Asking For More than Umenyiora - Predominantly Orange
I suppose in the NFL if you don’t ask, then you’ll never receive. However, free agent Dwight Freeney may just be asking for too much based off how little he produced last season.

AFC West Division News

How Much Salary Cap Space Do the San Diego Chargers Have Left? - Bolts From The Blue
With the NFL Draft a few weeks away and the big "free agency" period over, how much money does Tom Telesco have left to spend with in 2013?

Terence Newman finally chooses Bengals, says Raiders offered more money - Silver And Black Pride
Free agent cornerback, Terence Newman has announced he will be re-signing with the Bengals even though Raiders offered more money.

Chiefs explain what Brad Childress's job title means - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs finally hired Brad Childress earlier this week. But what the heck is his job title -- spread game analyst / special projects?

Matt Flynn trade: Seahawks QB moving to Raiders, according to report - SBNation.com
The Oakland Raiders are close to completing a deal that will make Matt Flynn their new quarterback.

NFL News

Tony Romo latest Cowboy to cash in big time without delivering great results - Yahoo! Sports
Sesame Street is not normally a place you would go for high-level football analysis, but occasionally even The Count can help decipher good cap management from bad.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: Houston Texans
Schematically, the Texans might have the best offense in football. They masterfully intertwine their run and pass games. Their run-action designs, which are well-disguised in their zone blocking concepts, are the crux of this underneath and misdirection passing attack.

How Successful Can Andrew Luck Be? | RANT Sports
The Indianapolis Colts know what they have under center for the next 10-15 years, so what will they have hanging from the rafters in that same amount of time?

Tony Romo, Matthew Stafford Sure To Have More In Common Besides Agents | RANT Sports
In a market that has seen Brian Urlacher and Wes Welker part ways with their teams over the inability to reach an acceptable agreement, yet another quarterback has secured an outlandish contract extension.

Six NFL teams that upgraded positions of need - NFL.com
With a snowstorm of "Who Won Free Agency" lists pounding the web, it's important to remember one thing: Nobody knows how this will turn out.

NFL Free Agency News

NFL free agents list: Andre Smith, Brent Grimes best available - SBNation.com
Big names remain on the free agent market. Where will Andre Smith, Brent Grimes, Dwight Freeney and others land?

Carson Palmer trade rumors: Cardinals looking into acquiring QB - SBNation.com
With Arizona allegedly looking to acquire a quarterback and Seattle and Oakland rumored to have an outline of a deal for QB Matt Flynn, Carson Palmer may find himself traded to Arizona.

Mike Jenkins rumors: CB will visit Bills, Raiders - SBNation.com
Free agent cornerback Mike Jenkins is seeking a multi-year deal, and after having visited Jacksonville on Friday, he's said to have visits set up with Oakland and Buffalo.

Tony Romo thinks the Cowboys are 'close' - SBNation.com
Cowboys QB Tony Romo signed a contract with $55 million guaranteed Friday, and he spoke about how close the Cowboys are to bringing a championship back to Dallas.

Bengals retain Terence Newman | National Football Post
Veteran cornerback Terence Newman said on Twitter that his loyalty to Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer led him to remain with the Bengals.

Choice agrees to one-year deal with Bills | National Football Post
The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms on a new deal wtih running back Tashard Choice, the Buffalo News reports.

NFL Draft News

Should the Tennessee Titans select a quarterback in NFL Draft? | RANT Sports
When the Tennessee Titans selected quarterback Jake Locker with the 8th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft the Titans brain trust thought they had found the future of their franchise. You cannot blame the Titans front office from being lured in by Locker’s impressive measurables and tantalizing athleticism.

New Orleans Saints 1st Round Options: 2013 NFL Draft - NFL Mocks
The New Orleans Saints season did not go anything like they wanted it too. After the Bounty Gate scandal came to light and Sean Peyton got suspended, the Saints seemed to fall apart. The Saints offense was still outstanding, but that was to be expected with Drew Brees at the QB position and all the weapons they have on offense.

Add Matt Barkley to the Bills’ workout list | ProFootballTalk
By the time the draft rolls around, it may be easier to list the quarterback prospects the Bills haven’t worked out than the quarterback prospects the Bills have worked out.

Miami Dolphins 2013 NFL Draft Team Needs | GridironGrit.com
Miami must address its secondary after losing Sean Smith and Vontae Davis on the open market in back-to-back offseasons. Though the Dolphins could also opt to improve in the trenches with their first round pick, look for the team to upgrade at cornerback.

NFL Draft 2013: Defensive tackle prospects sized up - SBNation.com
NFL Insider Adam Caplan and NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell analyze one of the draft's deepest position groups.

NFL Draft 2013: Another look at running back value - SBNation.com
Teams need to wise up and realize there is no need to draft a first-round running back.

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