There is an AFC West team that just got dragged into the Washington Redskins name change debate, but it isn't the one that you would think it would be. Chris Cooley, former Redskins TE, has invoked the San Diego masses by mockingly suggesting that the Chargers name is offensive and should be changed. It did not sit well with some local radio hosts either.
Pat Kirwan is a writer now, but he was an executive for the New York Jets at one time. He knows his stuff and he has a 12 point checklist that he covets to answer how deep a team's roster is. U~T San Diego's Tom Krasovic has taken that 12 point checklist and gone through the San Diego roster answering each point in relation to the Chargers.
The Denver Broncos have not been shy about spending money while they have Peyton Manning still playing. They are in a win now, Super Bowl or bust mode. They went out and got 3 of the biggest names in Free Agency in DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, and Safety T.J. Ward. After such a spending spree to go along with their already formidable and high paid roster you would think they would be broke by now but amazingly they are not.
That same Pat Kirwan 12-point Checklist is at it again! This time it is Kyle Montgomery of Mile High Report that is laying down the question and answer session. Do the Broncos have a quality back up running back that is capable of a 100 yard game as an injury replacement? Do they have a player capable of being a true swing (player capable of playing on left or right side) tackle? These answers and more for the inquiring mind.
The Kansas City Chiefs will have 10 new starters on their team in 2014, but that doesn't mean all 10 players will be new faces like the Raiders have done the last two years. Only three players that weren't on the Chiefs last year are fighting for starting positions, those players are Vance Walker, rookie Zach Fulton, and ILB Joe Mays. All the other position battles have players that were already on the team likely to win the new starting positions.
For NFL teams OTA's are often just a team bonding experience for most players, but sometimes they discover diamonds in the rough. Some players go above and beyond during OTA's and prove themselves to be valuable assets to their respective teams. This year's Chiefs squad has 3 such players that have made impressions during their OTA's this year.
Colts Punter Pat McAfee has a big leg and a bigger mouth. Remember when Sebastian Janikowski was trotted out to try a 70+ yard field goal as basically a middle finger from "Lance" Kiffin directed at Al Davis? Well, Pat McAfee wants a shot at a similar field goal in Denver this year, and he might just walk off the field and retire if he makes it! McAfee is a humorous fellow who looks to have taken over Chris Kluwe's job as comedian for NFL punters.
This year's draft was a deep one at just about every position. That should make it safe to assume that a rookie QB somewhere in the NFL will be starting Week 1. However, in a twist of irony, there is a very real possibility that there wont be any rookie QB's starting from the first week this year. After OTA's have wrapped up not a single rookie signal caller has firmly grasped the starting job at their position.