DB - Day 5 Blog - Zach Eisendrath
Clemons and Marshall missed yesterday's practice, while Wiegmann, Graham and Torain returned. BDawk left in the middle of practice with some sort of physical issue. Meanwhile, Jabar Gaffney has apparently shown a knack for getting open in the end zone. The Slot Machine chose a little PJ for the daily playlist.
DB - Day 5 Report - Broncos TV
Chris Hall details Ayers' first day of practice and the return of Moss
DB - Willing Himself to Stand Out - Chris Gentilviso
Gentilviso profiles second-year corner Jack Williams, who says he feels more comfortable this time around. Robert Ayers practiced and says he needs to work on his positioning. Plus, Jarvis Moss returned (probably once he realized he'd have to give back a chunk of cash if he retired). Unfortunately, Nick Greisen's knee injury landed him on IR; Denver signed LB Braxton Kelley to replace him. Kelley went undrafted after being a four-year starter at Kentucky. Three referees are in came for a few days, including Ed Hochuli, of all people.
DP - Broncos defensive coordinator Nolan tackling a tough job
Legwold profiles Mike Nolan; Dan Reeves shares some memories and thoughts.
DP - Krieger: Nolan needs time, talent
Krieger reminds us that Denver's defensive front is full of unknowns. He flails at comparing McDaniels' offseason moves to that of Shanny's in the past; he equates 2 different defensive backfields of Shanahan's to the '09 version. Dave, when's the last time Denver had four quality starting D-backs at the same time? Plus, he faults the lack of a pass rusher inside on the line. (If you need help understanding a 3-4, check out MHR, Dave). Finally, he says that blaming the DC needs to stop. Well, Shanny is gone so why would you assume that practice will continue, Dave? Look, I get it; there are question marks, and we all can agree on that. To the self-proclaimed ombudsmen - I don't generally have a problem with Krieger; but this is one sloppy and meandering column...
DB - Colorful Year at INVESCO Field at Mile High - Jim Saccomano
Sacco details what jerseys Denver will wear at home in '09. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
DB - Ask Ryan Torain...
Submit questions for Torain and he'll provide some answers to be posted on Friday
DP - Davis on DJ: He’s the face of the defense - Lindsay Jones
Andra Davis is impressed by DJ Williams
DP - Competition is funny that way
Legwold says Jack Williams isn't exactly handing Alphonso Smith the nickelback job.
DP - NFL ref Hochuli back in Denver for visit with Broncos - Mike Klis
Hochuli talks about you-know-what
BG - Walter, O’Connell in QB competition
Shanny visited the Pats yesterday
ESPN - NFL: Jay Cutler's arrival has Chicago Bears fans optimistic
Here's that gem where Clayton credits JC with discovering Eddie Royal. HA!
SI - Twitter, David Tyree, Tavaris Jackson, more NFL mailbag items - Peter King
PK explains why other coaches are letting Shanny peek in at their camps