5:34 AM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014
Mile High Report 5 hours ago

Report: Saban never met with Gase, Manning simultaneously

After Pro Football Talk inquired about the "meeting" between Saban, Manning, and Gase earlier today, Mike Klis has some new information that should squash all talk about there being any CBA violations. Other brief hello and b.s.session Nick Saban told me he Peyton Manning and Adam Gase never met — Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 19, 2014 Nick Saban: "I never met with Adam (Gase). When I talked with him I talked about his family. Peyton, we talked an hour in the morning and .. — Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 19, 2014 Nick Saban: "I never met with Adam (Gase). When I talked with him I...
Mile High Report 9 hours ago

2014 NFL mock draft: DE Jadeveon Clowney to St. Louis Rams with 2nd pick

With the 2nd pick in the 2014 Mile High Report Community Mock Draft, St. Louis Rams GM 3amigosriseagain selects... Irony is sweet. The Redskins traded future picks, including their 2014 first rounder, to acquire the 2nd overall selection two years ago... I bet they didn't expect that pick to be a 2nd overall selection itself. The Rams will enjoy the fruit of that, though, as they beef up their defense with many draft experts' top overall player. So with the second overall pick, the Houston Texans select... Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Writes MHR Community Rams GM...
Arrowhead Pride 10 hours ago
Friday night open thread

Friday night open thread

Chris is back in town for Easter and we're going out to a family dinner tonight over at my Uncle's house. What's everyone up to tonight?
Silver And Black Pride 12 hours ago
Raiders release finalized preseason schedule

Raiders release finalized preseason schedule

The Raiders have officially released their preseason schedule which included the exact dates and times of all four preseason games. Here is the final schedule: Aug. 8 at Minnesota Vikings 5 p.m. PT KTVU/KICU Aug. 15 DETROIT LIONS 7 p.m. PT KTVU/KICU Aug. 22 at Green Bay Packers 5 p.m. PT CBS/KPIX Ch. 5 Aug. 28 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 7 p.m. PT KTVU/KICU All games will be played at night with the team starting the schedule on the road at Minnesota. Then it's home again to face the Lions and off to Reggie McKenzie's old stomping grounds in Green Bay for the all-important...
Arrowhead Pride 13 hours ago

2014 NFL mock draft: CB Justin Gilbert to Detroit Lions with 10th pick

With the 10th pick in the 2014 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, Detroit Lions GM TYChief89 selects... The Lions already have two great interior defensive linemen with Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. They added Ezekiel Ansah out of BYU with the fifth pick last year. He had eight sacks last year to go along with 32 total tackles. So why did the Lions rank 28th in sacks with only 33? Well, the reason Detroit was so porous last year is because of the secondary. I realize that the second round pick last year was CB Darius Slay but he and Chris Houston struggled. Houston especially had a very...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 13 hours ago
2014 NFL mock draft: Chargers select Kony Ealy

2014 NFL mock draft: Chargers select Kony Ealy

The San Diego Chargers take Kony Ealy with the 25th pick of the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft. With the 25th pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2014 NFL mock draft, the San Diego Chargers select Missouri defensive end/outside linebacker Kony Ealy. David Tokarz is serving as the Chargers' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below. The Chargers have a ton of holes for a playoff-caliber team, and the folks over at Bolts From The Blue see this pick going either to a wide receiver, an offensive guard or a cornerback. That said, San Diego also has problems in the front seven. Frankly,...
Bolts From The Blue 14 hours ago

Scott Crichton: A football Player Every Team Can Use

Going over the second edge rusher of the day, Scott Crichton, From Oregon State Would like this. MT @RapSheet: Oregon State DE Scott Crichton visits the Chargers are on Thursday — Kyle Posey (@The_KP_Show) April 16, 2014 Fresh off of his visit with San Diego yesterday, I figured now would be a good time to take a look at Oregon State's edge rusher Scott Crichton. Crichton was an incredibly productive, disruptive player the past 2 years, as his 16.5 sacks and 36.5(!) tackles for loss would indicate. Unlike Anthony Barr's game, Crichton's isn't built around speed and won't wow you...
Mile High Report 15 hours ago
Peyton Manning and Adam Gase meet with Nick Saban...a CBA violation?

Peyton Manning and Adam Gase meet with Nick Saban...a CBA violation?

Reports have come out from ESPN and NFL.com that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and coach Adam Gase paid a visit to Nick Saban last week for a couple of days. According to ESPN Nick Saban hosted Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase last week for two days during a visit the Alabama Crimson Tide coach called mutually beneficial. The presence of Manning struck a chord in Saban, who also said the quarterback was a good example of how athletes at all levels should approach their crafts. The details of how the meeting came about weren't clear, but Saban said ...
Bolts From The Blue 15 hours ago
Looking to the Future: What the San Diego Chargers Need to Address

Looking to the Future: What the San Diego Chargers Need to Address

When looking at what a team needs come draft time, it is important to look beyond the current year. With a lot of the Chargers' key contributors in a contract year in 2014 (or with a tricky 2015 cap situation), San Diego may need to draft players to groom as their replacements. These position groups could be fairly thin if potential free agents do not sign. (All contract information is from Spotrac.com) Cornerback It's no secret that the Chargers need a starting-caliber cornerback on the roster immediately, but looking beyond 2015 is even scarier. Shareece Wright and Richard Marshall, the...
Mile High Report 17 hours ago
2014 NFL mock draft: QB Johnny Manziel to Houston Texans with 1st pick

2014 NFL mock draft: QB Johnny Manziel to Houston Texans with 1st pick

With the 1st pick in the 2014 Mile High Report Community Mock Draft, Houston Texans GM ten_fiver selects... For the Texans, this draft feels eerily familiar to the 2002 draft. As with Peppers in 2002, you have a freakish DE on the board with Jadeveon Clowney. The "Best Player Available" philosophy says he should be the pick here, but when you don't have a QB, you need to take one.  Carolina took Peppers in 2002, and it still took nine years for them to find their franchise QB. Another parallel with 2002 is that there isn't a home run pick at QB. There's a lot to like about Blake...
Bolts From The Blue 17 hours ago
Anthony Barr is a No Brainer if he falls to San Diego

Anthony Barr is a No Brainer if he falls to San Diego

You never know who will fall in the draft, and if Barr does, San Diego should sprint to the podium to select Barr I can already hear your reaction. "There's no way Anthony Barr falls to the 25th pick." Just like last year when Shariff Floyd was guaranteed to go top 5, and Star Louteleilei was going to be the #1 overall pick. It's the NFL draft. You never know. The Chargers 1st 3 picks and how they acquired them in the 2013 draft was the most unlikely outcome possible. Barr has plummeted in the media as of late. Over on Mocking the Draft, Barr fell to pick 27. In Mel Kiper's most recent mock...
Silver And Black Pride 18 hours ago

Where should the Raiders select a QB in the 2014 draft?

There is little debate over whether the Raiders should draft a QB in this year's draft, the main question is where that quarterback should be drafted. They have the 5th overall pick and at least one or more of the top quarterbacks in the draft will be available, but is that really the spot where it will be best for the Raiders to select their QB of the future? When you look at success rates of quarterbacks in history, it definitely favors 1st round selections. It makes sense to be that way because if a QB looks like he will have a shot at being successful in the NFL it leads to teams...
Arrowhead Pride 18 hours ago

Here's why Brandin Cooks fits the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2014 NFL Draft

Which WR fits the Kansas City Chiefs best? Some are saying Oregon State's Brandin Cooks. We talked yesterday about which wide receiver the Kansas City Chiefs should take with the 23rd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. We included in a poll all the regulars you hear about all the time -- LSU's Odell Beckham Jr., Oregon State's Brandin Cooks, USC's Marqise Lee and FSU's Kelvin Benjamin. The results showed Cook, my personal preference, as the winner. So why do I like Cooks? Production. The dude produces lots of yards and lots of touchdowns and stands out in a conference that is known for players...
Arrowhead Pride 18 hours ago
Kansas City Chiefs linked to another basketball player

Kansas City Chiefs linked to another basketball player

Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs surprised some folks by signing undrafted free agent tight end Demetrius Harris. What was unique about that signing is what Harris did in college -- he was a basketball player. KC Chiefs GM John Dorsey, who is known for looking high and low for all types of NFL Draft prospects, reportedly has his eye on another former basketball player. The Denver Broncos recently called Miami Hurricanes basketball player Erik Swoope to work him out, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports. Shortly after that, both the Chiefs and Miami Dolphins called to express interest...
Cincy Jungle 19 hours ago

NFL Trade Rumors: Terrelle Pryor getting moved by Raiders soon

The Raiders are set to trade Terrelle Pryor soon. Earlier this offseason, Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor would "likely be traded or released soon." It now appears that will happen by Monday, and it may be via a trade: Raiders hope to trade QB Terrelle Pryor before the start of the offseason program on Monday, per league source. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 16, 2014 Pryor started nine games last season before losing his job to rookie Matt McGloin. He also missed three weeks in the middle of the season with a knee injury. The...
Arrowhead Pride 19 hours ago
2014 NFL mock draft: QB Blake Bortles to Buffalo Bills with 9th pick

2014 NFL mock draft: QB Blake Bortles to Buffalo Bills with 9th pick

With the 9th pick in the 2014 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, Buffalo Bills GM Rustin Cohle (Aesthetist)selects... Buffalo during the playoffs is like somebody's memory of a football town. And the memory is fading, like there was never anything in Ralph Wilson Stadium but jungle. They call him, "the Yellow King," a square-jawed terror that silently stalks the nightmares of Buffalo fans in soft Ugg boots. For Bills fans he's a transference of their fear and self-loathing to an authoritarian vessel. It's catharsis. Old No. 12, he absorbs their dread with his golden hair, supermodel wife...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 20 hours ago

2014 NFL mock draft: Chiefs select Stephon Tuitt

The Kansas City Chiefs take Stephon Tuitt with the 23rd pick of the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft. With the 23rd pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2014 NFL mock draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt. Jack H is serving as the Chiefs' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below. Andy Reid and company will stick to their first-round track record of drafting players in the trenches when they select Stephon Tuitt with the 23rd pick in the 2014 NFL draft. A lack of elite players remaining at the wide receiver and safety positions will help facilitate...
Arrowhead Pride 21 hours ago
Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 4/18

Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 4/18

Good morning, and Happy Friday! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy! Dave Toub: Special Teams Is All About Effort from The Mothership "Having good players, number one," Toub said of reasons for the Chiefs success. "Having a head coach that gives me a lot of time, as far as meeting and practice time, and then really, it's about timing and spacing on the field, making sure that the returner catches the ball coming forward and that the tandem in front of him is spaced a certain way and then that guys are sustaining blocks for a certain time. It all has to come...
Mile High Report 21 hours ago
2014 NFL draft: Broncos are not the only team pursuing Miami's Erik Swoope

2014 NFL draft: Broncos are not the only team pursuing Miami's Erik Swoope

Former Miami basketball player Erik Swoope has drawn interest from three NFL teams—the Broncos, Dolphins, and Chiefs. Denver appears to be leading the charge. The Denver Broncos created some buzz last week when they worked out University of Miami forward Erik Swoope. The 6'-5", 220-pound basketball player never averaged more than five points a game in college and recently decided against playing basketball overseas. Just a few weeks ago, Swoope thought his days as an athlete had come to an end. Then came the call. According to Shutdown Corner's Jeff Eisenberg, Miami basketball coach Jim...
Tim Lynch / Mile High Report 22 hours ago

Denver Broncos aiming to dominate on defense in 2014, but will they? - Horse Tracks

John Elway wants a championship defense to go with his championship (AFC only) offense, but will he get it in 2014? As with any defense, it simply comes down to execution. Can the new players mesh with the old players to dominate after just one offseason?New to Mile High Report? Sign up here and join the discussion! Blah Blah Blah Yeah, that was my response to T.J. Ward's comments yesterday about wanting to make the Denver Broncos have the best defense in the league.  It's not because I don't want that to happen, but it's because I'm tired of hearing the talk. Every single year we hear...

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