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Horse Tracks 5/3/09

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DP - Woody offers up an excellent interview with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen. Among other thoughts, it sounds like Joe Ellis is running the show, Bowlen reacted to the Broncos' draft like a fan, admits Denver probably won't win the Super Bowl this year, and good riddance to the quarterback who wouldn't return his phone calls.

DB - Saturday's pressers focused on the offensive line, as Ryan Harris, Seth Olsen and Blake Schlueter spoke. David Bruton also went to the podium, see video links with Gray Caldwell's article.

DP - LJones is confident that BDawk will quickly endear himself to Broncos fans everywhere.

DP - Klis finds out how new Broncos' director of college scouting Matt Russell discovered QB Matt Cassel for the Patriots. Also, Brian Xanders likely picked up the strategy of trading a future first-rounder for a current second-rounder from his time working under Bobby Beathard.

DP - LJones has some notes and quotes from the Saturday pressers.

NFL - The Cowboys' practice bubble collapsed, injuring 12 people. Former Broncos coach Joe DeCamillis (and son-in-law of Dan Reeves) broke multiple vertebrae but should recover. Yahoo has video of the accident here.

NFL - Former Bills quarterback, U.S. congressman and one-time vice-presidential nominee Jack Kemp passed away at the age of 73.

KCS - Kent Babb wonders if any Chefs fans will begrudge Tony Gonzalez for seeking a championship.

KCS - Bill Reiter profiles Chefs fifth-rounder Colin Brown, an offensive lineman from Missouri.

ESPN - Pork Chop says Dolts headhunter roidhead linebacker Shawne Merriman can change the way he's perceived.

SFG - Raiders DT Terdell Sands isn't going to miss Lane Kiffin.

NFL - Pat Kirwan reminds us that rookie pass-rushers rarely make a big impact.

NFP - Lisa Zimmerman looks into the minutiae of techniques involved with being a lineman in the NFL.