Welcome to the next edition of Broncos Blatherings. More Trivia, Twitterings and Tripe for you to traipse through. The picture above is for you to enjoy. It is not intended to be a highlight posting for Eric Decker, although he is mentioned down further. I hope there is enough to satisfy you all. There are a few links that are more recent since Horse Tracks this morning, so it is not all old stuff that you may or may have not missed. Anyhow, Down. Set. Hut hut...HUT!
I don't like to lose, and that isn't so much because it is just a football game, but because defeat means the failure to reach your objective. -- Knute Rockne
Cleveland Browns Tackle Joe Thomas thinks the ordinary offseason schedule might be counterproductive.
"You certainly don’t need as much as we had. Even in my rookie year, by the time the regular season started I’m thinking, ‘Man is this thing ever going to start?’ I didn’t even feel like a rookie at the end of training camp because you go through six weeks of training camp, OTA’s, two minicamps, you’ve got preseason games, and the volume is incredible. It’s something you’ve never seen before. Probably more practices than you had in your entire college career up to the first regular season game."
Father's Day By Jimmy Kimmel
I know Pryor has hired an agent and turned down the CFL, but it is not a lock that he will be playing in the NFL this season. First off, there isn’t a supplemental draft as of now and even if there was, he doesn’t meet the criteria that the NFL has used in the past for players to enter the supplemental draft. Pryor did not flunk out of school and he still has a year of college eligibility. He was suspended for five games this season but he still could have come back and played in the final seven games and a bowl game. He also could have transferred down to a school at a lower level of competition and played this year or just transferred to another FBS school and sit out the year.
In the past, players in the supplemental draft had lost the ability to finish their college career because of grades or other circumstances. For Pryor to be in a supplemental draft the league office would have to change their requirements. I’m not saying they won’t but do they want to? That could be setting a bad precedent. Just because a player wants to play in the NFL doesn’t mean the league has to let him in. Remember, the NFL was taken to court back when Mike Williams and Maurice Clarett wanted to enter the draft and won. The circumstances for Pryor are far different, but the league could make Pryor sue to get into the NFL this year.
ORANGE AND BLUE NEWS
John Fox will try to instill toughness, balance in Broncos
2011 OPPONENTS NEWS
And along those same lines:
Change of scenery, big results?
Hard Knocks has fallen upon Hard Times.
Didn't the Broncos draft the best Safeties this year?
A new site I discovered through the Twitterverse. If you're into kicking or trying to turn your son into "Daddy's little meal ticket," this is as good a place as any.
Vets still rank as top pass rushers but young faces closing gap
A piece by Pat Kirwan grouping Pass Rushers. Instead of 1-5, it's A through E. He ranks Elvis Dumervil at the top of Group C because of his Pectoral injury. Probably a fair assessment all things considered. There are some good players ranked below him and Kirwan has a pretty good eye. He is definitely someone who's opinion I respect.
TRIVIA ANSWERS from last week
Question 4: What Bronco player was known as "the Rock on the Right Side?"
ProLink Sports, LLC - Nice to see Brady Quinn out at the Broncos workout today. Another four day workout week starts. 6/13
That's all I've got for this week. Have a great weekend and do something for the old man while your at it.