DB - Staying Fresh - Gray Caldwell
On the Broncos' depth, most notably at RB. I know everyone just writes about McD & Co. creating their own version of the Patriots in Denver (because it's easy to write), but does anyone else see shades of the Giants? I figure the Giants offered the model as the one team that beat McD's legendary '07 offense and he wanted to copy elements of their team as well...Ryan Harris and Peyton Hillis were limited participants yesterday, while Kenny McKinley missed practice. Ben Hamilton, Alphonso Smith and Spencer Larsen missed practice again with their injuries.
DB - Throwback Turf Adds To Atmosphere - Chris Gentilviso
Eureka! Not sure if anyone had answered Ted's query regarding the stark end-zone painting in the home opener, but here's the explanation: it's all in the name of going retro to reflect Denver's early days. This Sunday will feature diamonds rather than just lines.
NFL - Before Reaching the N.F.L., High School and College Players Face Risk of Head Injuries - Alan Schwarz
DB - Former Teammates Set to Square Off - Zach Eisendrath
Darrell Reid played for the Gophers with Marion Barber.
DPP - Smith, Holliday adding to depth on tough D-line - Lindsay Jones
Expect Russ Hochstein to start in Ben Hamilton's place.
DMN - Dallas Cowboys' Phillips learned from Mile High lows - Bill Nichols
Regarding Shanny's two SB victories, "Does Phillips ever wonder if he could have done the same had he not been fired?" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
AFC West News
NFL - Rodgers-Favre? Sure, that might be a matchup to watch - Gil Brandt
Brandt looks forward to seeing Clady vs. Ware on Sunday
NYT - A Year Later, Shockey Is Fitting In - Greg Bishop
Who saw this coming?!?!
SI - Gregg Williams has turned around New Orleans Saints defense - Don Banks
That's what he does...
SI - The Peter King Challenge
Denver by a TD