Shaking up the offensive line?
The Denver Broncos have a plan if Zane Beadles moves on in free agency. However, if that plan involves moving Orlando Franklin to guard as suggested by Jeff Legwold, I'll be more than a little annoyed. Obviously, my opinion doesn't matter, but why would you take one of the top right tackles in the NFL and move him over to guard? Franklin ranked seventh out of all tackles in the NFL during the 2012 campaign in pass blocking efficiency, three spots behind Ryan Clady. This year, he was second in pass blocking out of all right tackles.
Need I say more? Let's not over think this too much, because pretty much anyone we bring in to replace Beadles will likely be better anyway.
88% of Broncos fans say "Yes Please"
Apparently, D'Qwell Jackson is already a fan favorite in Denver as 88% of you want him to sign with the Broncos this week. I happen to be one of them. I think the guy can still play and his production drop off is probably due to learning how to be a 3-4 linebacker instead of what he is used it, which was a 4-3.
Again, much like Beadles, I think Jackson is an instant upgrade to any inside linebacker the Broncos currently have on the roster. It pleases me to see that some think the Broncos have the inside track, especially in light of Jackson's own comments about wanting to move to an organization that has stability.
If I had to bet on where D'Qwell Jackson signs, I'd put money on Denver. #Broncos— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 27, 2014
Salary Cap rumors ... again?
Yet another rumor has the final salary cap numbers to be released early next week at somewhere between $132 and $133 million. Stay tuned, because another name will probably drop another set of numbers within the next few seconds. Or maybe not.
I'm told the 2014 salary cap will be set as soon as tomorrow, most likely by Monday, and barring an unexpected audit it'll be $132M-$133M.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 27, 2014
Sharper is a horrible human being
After getting out on $200,000 bail, another two women have come forward with rape allegations, so Darren Sharper will be heading back to jail and posting another bond here shortly. If even half of these allegations are true, Sharper is one sorry excuse of a human being - of course, as a father of daughters I have very little sympathy for rapists.
Wolfe healthy and working hard on comeback
Derek Wolfe finally addressed his injury woes publicly with a promise to come back in 2014 with a vengeance. He was still a bit vague on what actually happened to him, but he alluded that his neck and spinal injury in the preseason was the likely cause for his nervous system shutting down on him later in the season.
After finally resigning to let his body heal, he has committed himself to training with the intent to come back strong as ever in 2014. We're rooting for you Derek!
Finally. Derek Wolfe said "I'm going to come back bigger, faster, stronger. ready to start training next week." Wolfe has gained back 20 pds— Lionel Bienvenu (@lionelbienvenu) February 26, 2014
Bottom of the Barrel
- Tim Tebow could return to Denver in the A11 Football League, but my guess is Tebow is on to bigger and better things.
- Having run a mock draft database last year, I know how tedious it can be, which means I won't criticize this one for not being all that comprehensive.
- The difference makers on this list for 2014, were mostly on our list of difference makers heading into 2013 as well.
- Since we're getting political up in here, this socialist commentator took John Elway too school for his stance against "safety nets" (aka paychecks for lazy asses :P). I swear, if I had a nickel for every time people disagreed, we'd have run out of nickels 35 years, 4 months and 18 days ago - which is exactly one day after I was born. Then again, I'm a liberal right-wing neocon libertarian socialist, so what are you going to do?
- John Fox is still lamenting how the Broncos played in the Super Bowl, but did he take responsibility for his horrible planning abilities? Nope, he even called the short kick off an aggressive and good call on his part, the team just didn't execute. Oh man, that makes me angrier than a minister at a gay pride parade.