It’s All Orange, Fat Man: 04/18/16

In Case You Missed It:

– Troy Renck delves into the fight of QB Mark Sanchez throughout his life and how it made him who he is today. A good story to read even for those who aren’t interested in football.


– The Louisiana State Police were asked by Cardell Hayes’ attorney to investigate the Will Smith incident further and they denied his request.

– The Houston Texans have released QB Brian Hoyer.

T Don Barclay will resign with the Packers but there is no word on whether FB John Kuhn will remain with the team.

– According to DE Mario Williams, his attitude will be the best he’s ever had and everyone is “fired up” to be with the Dolphins.

– Urban Meyer says QB Cardale Jones’ next team will need to exercise patience with him in order to get the most out of him.

CB Brandon Browner will rejoin the Seahawks.

– Work on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is currently 95% complete.

– Former Texas Tech WR, Jakeem Grant, will visit the Dolphins today.


– Mike Florio suggests the Jets talks with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could get interesting if they feel Brian Hoyer can be a fit for them.

– ESPN writers talk about who will call the shots in all 32 draft rooms. They also analyze the worst draft picks from each team since 2011.

Walter Football’s updated Mock Draft.


Von Miller passionately states the people who have already counted out QB Johnny Manziel are wrong:

Q: Anything you want to say to him (Johnny Manziel)?

“Yea, I want to help get Johnny back to Johnny Manziel. Johnny Football, that’s beside the fact. I want to get Johnny back to being Johnny Manziel. I remember what it was for me when I was in a similar situation, it was the people around me that helped motivate me to get to the same Von that I was.”

“He’s had people walk out on him. He’s had people who have given up on him. I’m not going to be that guy. I’ve never been that guy. Johnny’s my brother. I didn’t play with him at Texas A&M, but he’s my brother and we have a unique relationship. I’m here to help him no matter what it is. I’m tied to him, good or bad. You can’t ever count anybody out and I think everybody who has counted him out is just wrong.”

“You have to take life one day at a time and I’m here with him and I’m here to remind him that I’m here to help him.”

Q: What can you do to help get him on the right track?

“Just to remind him of who he is. The Johnny Manziel who I first met. The fun-loving, outgoing Johnny Manziel who cared about everybody. Where he’s at, it’s hard to know what’s up, down, right, wrong -I’ve been there. And it was people like me who reminded me what was right and what was wrong, that’s what I’m trying to do for Johnny.”

Q: You followed similar paths, both rising to stardom, why has your story turned out better than his?

“There’s a lot of factors I can’t go into but adversity is adversity. No matter how big or small. As human beings we all struggle with consistency, I think people forget that. When you see Johnny, you’re quick to bash, but we all have problems with consistency and I’m here to help him.”

Q: Do you think he’s going to end up on a NFL team this year?

“Like I said before, I’m not worried about Johnny Football, I’m worried about Johnny Manziel -getting him back to the Johnny Manziel I know he can be.”

Q: Has Johnny been receptive to people like you reaching out and trying to help?

“I don’t know about other people, but he’s my brother. It’s been a brotherly relationship since Day 1.”

I personally think Demarcus Ware had a big impact on Von when he was going through his challenges and he wants to be the same kind of mentor to Johnny Manziel. Nothing wrong with that at all.

– Talks between RB Ronnie Hillman and the Denver Broncos have “heated up” according to Mike Klis of 9News.

– Andrew Mason answers all things Broncos in his weekend mailbag. Also, someone asked if QB Matt Hasselbeck could be a possible short-term solution.

– The Broncos are set to begin their off-season workouts.


– This is what a mock draft would look like if Emmitt Smith and Matt Millen combined to make one. The Broncos select QB Christian Hamburger out of Penn State and T Laremy Tunsil was selected twice.

– Somebody took the time to predict the scores of all 267 regular season games. Broncos finish 11-5 AND win the AFC division title AND secure the #2 seed in the AFC.


“Remember that doing your best is better than being the best.” – Anonymous

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