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Horse Tracks - 2/15/10; Bowlen happy with changes in Broncos


Good Morning Broncos Country!  Hopefully you enjoyed Valentine's Day with your sweetheart yesterday.  For me, it actually starts a week of pampering for the wife - with Valentine's Day yesterday and her birthday on 2/21.  Oh well, she deserves it!  A good mix of links today, including a list of important FA dates.

Bowlen seeing benefits of switch to McDaniels - The Denver Post
An occasionally self-deprecating humorist, Pat Bowlen often acknowledges he is getting old. Not that this means the Broncos owner has grown deaf to his fan base. He hears people grumble about his head coach, Josh McDaniels. But Bowlen wants his fan base to understand a primary reason he hired McDaniels away from the New Eng-land Patriots last year. It's because he wanted change.

Bowlen: Owner for life | All Things Broncos
Pat Bowlen ain’t selling the Broncos. In recent years, Bowlen, who is 5 days away from his 66th birthday, has occassionally stated _ rather morbidly, come to think of it _ that he planned on dying with his boots on.

Lawyers in Bronco slaying clash over access to video, detective's notes - The Denver Post
Willie Clark's defense lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss the case against him in the murder of Denver Bronco Darrent Williams, claiming that Denver police and prosecutors withheld key evidence in the investigation.

Brees serves as monarch of Bacchus | National Football Post
The Super Bowl winning quarterback threw black and gold foam footballs—along with beads and doubloons—to thousands of people who lined the streets of New Orleans to watch Brees serve as monarch of Bacchus, which just so happens to be one of the biggest parades of Carnival season.

Wilson: NFL team in Los Angeles by 2011? | National Football Post
In the opinion of well-heeled Ed Roski and Majestic Realty, who are behind the $800 million "shovel-ready" proposed stadium in the City of Industry, the highest level of professional football will be back in the Los Angeles area by 2011.

Dolphins interested in Vincent Jackson | National Football Post
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, "An official who spoke to the Dolphins said they love San Diego restricted free agent receiver Vincent Jackson."

Biggs: Seahawks look to north for pass rusher | National Football Post
A year after Wake made the jump from the CFL to the NFL, Ricky Foley is the next pass rusher to make the move. The Seahawks signed Foley, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the hope is he will provide a spark for a defense in need of one.

Dansby has four-team wish list | National Football Post
Before the Arizona Cardinals slapped the franchise tag on Karlos Dansby last February, the inside linebacker wasn’t shy regarding his feelings about playing for the New York Giants.

Wilson: Browns lead special teams rankings | National Football Post
The Cleveland Browns won only five games last season. It wasn't because of their special teams.

Should the Redskins keep Jason Campbell? | National Football Post
There have already been reports and speculation — from the Washington Post — that the Redskins and new coach Mike Shanahan are looking at drafting a QB with the No. 4 pick this April.

Saints should have rejected Payton’s offer | National Football Post
One of the more interesting stories in this magical year of the Saints was that head coach Sean Payton gave up part of his salary this season – a reported $250,000 -- to provide the cash necessary for the team to entice Gregg Williams to become their defensive coordinator and match a competing offer from the Packers. Then a report from Ed Werder of ESPN on Sunday disclosed that Payton was reimbursed by the Saints for the shell game he played during the middle part of the season, in Week 9.

Free agency 101, and other important dates | National Football Post
As free agency nears, we have some important dates and deadlines that clubs must adhere to. To help you stay tuned in and educated to the process, the National Football Post will try to help you understand how everything works. Blogs " Blog Archive Rams’ Spagnuolo has opt-out clause if team is sold "
The pending sale of the St. Louis Rams to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan could include a potential wrinkle for the immediate future regarding the team’s head coach, Steve Spagnuolo.