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Horse Tracks 4/16/09


DDN - The Denver Daily transcribed part of Josh McDaniels' interview yesterday on AM 1510. McD says Orton and Simms are working hard, among other things.

DP - Woody isn't predicting 19-0 this time around.

DP - So, now Jones and Klis are quoting Mayock's "Broncos must draft Sanchez" as the basis for a story. Wow, journalism at its peak!

SFG - David White lists the players who Oakland has met with before the draft, including private workouts, combine interviews and more. WHERE IS USEFUL INFORMATION LIKE THIS FROM THE DENVER POST?

SI - Scottie O'Brien was voted the NFL's Special Teams Coach of the Year. Just kidding! It was Buffalo's Bobby April.

CBS - Jake Plummer is going to coach high-school football in Idaho.

DB - checks out linebacker prospects for the draft.

DB - The Broncos are auctioning off a chance to be a guest judge for the team's cheerleader auditions.

SFG - David White takes another look at the Raiduhs' schedule.

NFL - Former Dolts LB Anthony Waters has signed with the Saints.

CBS - Pete Prisco looks at the Chefs' draft needs.

NFL - RB Maurice Jones-Drew signed a four-year extension with the Jags which includes $17.5 million in guarantees.

NFL - QB Charlie Batch has reportedly re-upped with the Stillers.

NFL - The Cardinals are listening to trade offers for WR Anquan Boldin.

Y! - Sports attorney David Cornwell thinks there should be sanctions against media outlets who leak questionable information regarding players' drug tests.

CBS - Prisco thinks Bill Belichick will be just fine without McDaniels and Pioli.

CBS - Clark Judge looks at Jason Peters and his lofty contract demands. This is a guy who gave up 11.5 sacks and was charged with 8 penalties in 13 starts last year, by the way.

NFP - Andrew Brandt offers a few thoughts, including the significant interest in recently-cut Chefs WR Will Franklin, who ended up with the Lions.

ESPN - Len Pasquarelli looks at the correlation between fast starts (3 or 4 wins in the first 4 weeks) and playoff berths. Somehow, this means the Broncos are going to make the playoffs in '09...

NFP - Matt Bowen offers his thoughts the 2009 schedule.

NFP - Bowen then examines the offseason and state of the Browns.

NFLN - Here's the NFLTA look at the State of the Titans.

FOX - The Ravens are On the Clock at FOX.

SI - Joe Posnanski is the first one to say it, ever...the draft is a crapshoot! Stop the presses!!!!!!!!

SI - Ross Tucker thinks pre-draft evaluations should weigh college production more heavily than over-detailed scouting reports.

NFL - Vic Carucci considers five possible pre-draft trades involving current NFL players.

NFP - Wes Bunting looks at linemen whose draft stock is rising.

NFL - Steve Wyche looks at inside-linebacker prospects. So does Mike Mayock.

Scout - Chris Steuber's latest mock draft has Denver taking DE Tyson Jackson and LB Brian Cushing. He also wastes a couple of paragraphs talking about Mark Sanchez and the Broncos.