Good morning, Broncos Country!
I have some great news for you - Peyton Manning has decided to restructure his retirement after returning to the revamped Denver Broncos.
I'll give you a second to think about that...
So actually, if you're like me and March Madness can't come fast enough while you pine for an interesting sporting event that includes, oh I don't know, real drama, maybe even feign interest in mind-numbing discussions about cap space and dead money, or pretend you know who that left tackle from that pretty big university that went to one of the 476 college bowl games actually is - then you may enjoy playing a little Broncos Bingo with me.
It's easy to play. Just listen or watch any sports show, check Twitter, or read comments from coaches and players, then mark off the square that contains the cliche you just heard.
It's likely you'll call BINGO! before 10 a.m.
And if you prefer a slightly more MHR-specific version, use this board:
TE Casey leaves Dove Valley without a contract
Former Eagles tight end/fullback James Casey left Dove Valley yesterday without signing a contract, according to sources in and around the Broncos organization (actually it really was the Broncos organization...was just trying to help you win at Bingo!)
I was fired by the Eagles today. Thank you to the entire organization, my teammates, coaches, and all the fans for 2 great years.— James Casey (@jamescasey85) February 19, 2015
The Broncos' interest in Casey is intriguing partly because of his low production the last two years, but mainly because of his dual role as a tight end and fullback.
With the Broncos' tight end situation a little up in the air (ha! pun intended) as Julius Thomas, Virgil Green and Jacob Tamme all become free agents in a few weeks, the team will likely need some depth here.
But Casey comes with more upside (quick, mark it on your game board!) - special teams. Despite miniscule numbers on offense, the free agent was the leading tackler on special teams and had two blocked punts.
Back to the old-school 'D' on the helmet?
In light of the Cleveland Browns' not-so-stunning redesign of its helmet/logo, the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala ranked the Broncos' helmet designs over the years, which also included a helmet with a proposed design.
But Jhabvala gets it spot on when she decides to go old-school with her No.1 pick.
Nothing beats that design, right?
While apparently the entire country except me was watching the "Llamas on the loose," a few players were doing what they could to take control:
Broncos Podcast: Free agency and draft answers
Ben and Mase have returned to Denver from the Combine and now look ahead to free agency, and how the Broncos might address needs between that process and the draft.
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ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com rate 122 teams on the strength of each franchise's analytics staff, its buy-in from execs and coaches and how much its approach is predicated on analytics. While the Broncos are newbies to this, the Ravens were among the leaders, so Gary Kubiak could be bringing a new numbers game to Dove Valley.
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The new NFL prospects are here! The new NFL prospects are here!
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Bucky's Big Board 2.0: Dante Fowler, Vic Beasley surge up - NFL.com
Florida's Dante Fowler and Clemson's Vic Beasley each dominated at the NFL Scouting Combine, which means a big surge up for the pass-rushing duo on Bucky Brooks' updated Big Board.
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