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Horse Tracks 5/24/09


DB - Mike Rice shares the transcript from an excellent interview with Robert Ayers from the day of his introductory presser. Ayers talks about his goals, his emotions on draft day, and his physical style of play.

DB - TE Richard Quinn had already graduated in December, but he attended UNC's commencement anyway, this time wearing his Broncos draft jersey.

WP - Doug Farrar looks at the Broncos' draft; he offers the usual complaints about the Moreno pick but then sort of explains it. Strange. Farrar thinks the Ayers choice is a risk/reward pick.

CST - It's now becoming accepted as fact since Cutler said it; he turned Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal into star receivers. Okay, sure - they probably had nothing to do with it because they weren't first-round draft picks, as if those usually work out for wide receivers...

KCS - Adam Teicher thinks the Chefs' offense is loaded with question marks, aside from QB Matt Cassel.

KCS - Mike Vrabel has still not shown up with the Chefs, but it sounds like an excused absence.

SFG - David White on JaMarcus the Hutt's fat/lazy/cocky image.

NFP - Dolphins LT Jake Long has already gotten a huge raise; not sure if it was related to incentives or the salary cap.

Y! - The NFL is investigating the Skins' signing of DT Albert Haynesworth for blatantly obvious possible tampering.

NFL - Thomas George profiles Jets OC Brian Schottenheimer.

SI - Ross Tucker thinks James Harrison made a fool of himself when he explained why he wasn't accepting President Obama's White House invitation.