We continue along this weekend by bringing you a few notes and links about what's going on in the rest of the AFC West with the Chargers, Broncos and Raiders. I've surprisingly been able to find quite a few fresh links out there on all of those teams, so make sure you check them out to get caught up.
Midnight Meanderings: Thoughts on Brady Quinn - Mile High Report
I was there. I saw the Cincinnati preseason game in the flesh. I witnessed the pregame warmups and watched Josh McDaniels pace the sidelines in his classic Broncos hoodie. I gazed upon Tim Tebow as he broke his ribs, diving for a garbage time touchdown in a meaningless contest. What I didn't see that night, however, was where Brady Quinn showed ability to be a starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
AFC West mailbag - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Robert from Springfield, Mo., wants to know if Kansas City could sign Denver free-agent right tackle Ryan Harris. Bill Williamson: I’m not sure he’s a perfect fit for the Chiefs even though Denver is planning to go with second-round pick Orlando Franklin at right tackle. I think Harris, if he hits the open market, will be best suited for a zone-blocking team. I could see Washington and former Denver coach Mike Shanahan showing interest in Harris.
Denver Broncos rookie linebacker Von Miller may be one of the 10 current players who are suing the league, yet NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he has no problem with Miller, who was the No. 2 overall pick in last month’s draft. According to the Denver Post, Goodell -- who is continuing his goodwill tour with NFL fans during the lockout -- told a large group of Broncos season-ticket holders in a conference call, the two men ran into each other in Denver prior to the draft.
The Denver Broncos remain noncommittal about whether Kyle Orton is on the trading block, a strategy that hasn’t hurt his potential value as one of the better options on the quarterback trade market. Most league insiders believe that Orton can be had for the right price when player movement is finally allowed. There is also the Tim Tebow factor, and how the Broncos really feel about the second-year quarterback will ultimately drive the decision on Orton.
Lengthy Lockout is Bad News for O-Line « Just Blog Baby | An Oakland Raiders Blog
No matter how many workouts Jason Campbell and Richard Seymour organize on their own dime and time there is nothing that can be done to prepare the most important unit in Oakland – the offensive line. With more question marks than the Riddler’s pajamas, the O-line is in dire need of time. Time to gel as a unit. Time to learn new positions. Time to adjust to the speed of the NFL. Time in front of coaches and not just fellow players.
NFL Lockout 2011: One Way or Another There Will be Football on Sundays - Silver And Black Pride
A while ago I came up with 23 ideas for ways to spend a Sunday if the 2011 NFL Lockout recklessly encroaches into the season and deprives us of football on Sundays. Despite my best and most sincere efforts I did not come up with one of the most obvious: move college football to Sundays.
Nnamdi Asomugha is Being Recruited by DeSean Jackson - Silver And Black Pride
For a while I decided to ignore all the rumors and news regarding Nnamdi Asomugha. As I am sure you have noticed I have changed my stance. It's not like there is a ton of football related talk right, and when it comes to free agency all the buzz starts with Asomugha. Whether you think he is coming back or not I think it is a compelling story and process. And he is still a Raider.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson recently took a tiny victory lap over the Richard Seymour deal. During a radio interview, Jackson pooh-poohed the fact Oakland didn't have a first-round pick in 2011 by saying, "A lot of people say we didn’t have a first-round draft pick, but we really felt like we did because obviously we got to retain the services of Richard Seymour, who we traded for and we felt we had the best first round draft pick in the draft. I feel very good about him and where he’s headed."
Panthers Site Says Ravens and Chargers Two Teams WR Smith Would Play For » Chargers Gab
Panthers blog “Carolina Growl” once again brings up the Steve Smith rumors, and this time they go a step further, stating that the Chargers and Ravens are two teams in the mix for Smith in 2011 and beyond.
Since the draft all has been quiet on the western front with the Chargers and the league in general if you put aside all the legal bantering. So, a quick moment to look back at the draft, the rumors and where it all becomes pertinent once the season starts.
The Chargers went with a pair of RBS in the tail-end of the selection process, going with Shareece Wright from USC and Jordan Todman from UConn. Both have potential to be solid for the Chargers and either could be the next Darren Sproles, who will be leaving via free agency once that kicks in. It’s Ryan Mathews’ backfield, and these rookies are going to battle for the Sproles-role. This here is a wait-and-see approach as well, and the winner of this battle could have solid fantasy implications in 2011 and beyond.
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It would appear that, in the hope of being able to predict success for the San Diego Chargers, everyone is looking for answers on what type of defense Greg Manusky runs. What, exactly, is the former Chargers LB Coach going to do with the current group of players in San Diego?