GQ - Game Brain - Jeanne Marie Laskas
An eye-opening look at chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the brain disease thought responsible for the early deaths of several former NFL players and being researched around the country by many independent scientists. Unfortunately, the NFL has only ignored the current research and tried to marginalize it. Many thanks to MHR member diviesti for the link.
DB - 'Something Will Have to Give' - Gray Caldwell
Ben Hamilton, Ryan Harris, Peyton Hillis, Spencer Larsen and Alphonso Smith did not practice yesterday. Brandon Stokley was limited in practice.
DPP - Moreno, Buckhalter providing dynamic inside, outside punch - Mike Klis
Eddie Royal pulled up in practice with what looked to Klis as a groin pull.
DPP - Strong bond of Broncos DBs Goodman, Hill good for team - Lindsay Jones
Renaldo and Andre' have now started 33 games next to each other with the Dolphins and Broncos. They dine and study film together during the week. While I doubt McD knew how close these guys were, he must have been aware of how well they played together...
NFL - Wednesday Injury Reports
DB - Cornell Green - A Quiet Legend - Jim Saccomano
No, not THAT Cornell Green (Raiders OT). Cornell Green the former Cowboys player and current Broncos NFL scout.
DPP - Woody's Mailbag: NL playoff picks
Woody isn't really convinced yet...
ESPN - It's still too early to call the Denver Broncos a legitimate contender - John Clayton
Funny. Clayton says the Broncos "might reach six or seven wins" but only if they beat the Cowboys or Patriots. Even still, he doesn't really cop to being wrong; now it's a question of whether the Broncos are actual contenders...
Y! - Players haven't given up on Mangini … yet - Charles Robinson
Robinson says the Broncos are overrated and "can hear the furious click of fingertips on computer keys as Broncos fans prepare to fire off an explicit salvo of emails." He's raising the bar, saying that unless the Broncos win 2 of their next 3, they're not a playoff team. When writing about Jay Cutler, Robinson admits to not having watched much Broncos film in the last few years. I wonder if he's watched any this year...
PFW - Success fleeting for Belichick disciples - Hub Arkush
Arkush isn't ready to give McD any credit.
AFC West News
KCS - Haley says roster changes could continue - Adam Teicher
The Chefs added 2 former Pats - LB David Herron and CB Mike Richardson.
NFL - Titans address special-team struggles by bringing back Jones
No, not THAT Jones.
NFL - Many already second-guessing the moves of three new coaches - Steve Wyche
What about Josh McDaniels? I thought he's been on the hot seat since April? No??
NFP - Scheme Session: a look at the Colts playbook - Matt Bowen
I wish more writers would use play diagrams in their articles...oh, wait. Hi Ted, HT!
FOX - Week 4 Cheat Sheet: NFL picks and predictions - Peter Schrager
Predicts the Cowboys will trounce the Broncos
USAT - Jeff Sagarin NFL ratings
Thanks for the link, Calijoefornia!