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Horse Tracks 5/15/09

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DB - Gray Caldwell interviews several players about the new defensive scheme. Jarvis Moss says many looked at him as a 3-4 player coming into the league, and he's excited to be a part of one now; Marcus Thomas has actually put on some weight in order to play nose tackle (didn't see that one coming); and Ronald Fields likes Mike Nolan's attacking-style of defense from their time together in San Fran. Who's ready for football?!?!?!

DMR - Kyle Orton gave an interview to his hometown paper. He's excited about playing with some actual offensive talent and answers the obligatory John Elway question.

DB - As promised, Broncos TV has an interview with Knowshon Moreno from the day of his introductory press conference.

DP - John Elway got some new perspective on his son Jack's decision to quit football from Brian Griese. Elway says he's happy with Jack's decision, as the choice has lifted quite a bit of pressure from his son's shoulders.

DP - Reggie Rivers has been laid off by CBS4, although he will still do preseason commentary work for them.

WFP - Here's another article from up north on Jake Plummer's handball career.

SWX - The Snake also talks about becoming a high-school assistant football coach.

SI - Jim Trotter examines the laziness of JaMarcus The Hutt and the effect of a new quarterbacks coach's arrival (Paul Hackett) on his progression.

SFG - David White interviews Raiders UFA linebacker Frantz Joseph.

Y! - Cowboys scouting assistant Rich Behm, who was paralyzed from the waist down when the team's practice bubble collapsed, is planning on returning to work.

ESPN - Brett Favre reportedly consulted with Dr. James Andrews about his injured shoulder, in consideration of his comeback possibilities.

IS - As expected, Colts OC Tom Moore and offensive line coach Howard Mudd have retired due to a change in retirement benefits. Apparently, they may return as consultants.

NFP - Robert Boland explains how the change in benefits affects older coaches, among some other thoughts.

NFL - Steve Wyche looks at some NFL stars who are returning from injury and considers their expected impact in 2009.

NFLN - The Network has an excellent interview with new Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Unless you're an NFC North fan, how could you not pull for this guy and his team?

NFL - This is classic...Chad Johnson wrote "Ochocinco" on his name-change form last year, rather than "Ocho Cinco." So, the NFL has decided to acknowledge his name as "Ochocinco" and his jerseys will reflect as such.

NFL - And it gets better...the Bungles will be featured this year on HBO Sports' Hard Knocks documentary. What team could be more fitting than that bunch of misfits?

FOX - Among other thoughts, Peter Schrager piles on Josh McDaniels with the now-classic MSM criticisms. At least he admits the outcomes of Denver's offseason changes are unknown.

Y! - Jason Cole examines the Bucs' offseason of change.

NFP - Matt Bowen goes over the Cowboys' offseason.

NFP - Bowen thinks Terrell Owens will be a difference-maker in Buffalo.

NFP - Mike Lombardi considers the potential impact of defensive line coach Rod Marinelli in Chicago and offensive coordinator Turk Schonert in Buffalo.

NFP - Wes Bunting evaluates the top college senior quarterbacks.