– Archie Manning discusses Peyton’s plans post-retirement via Jenny Vrentas from the MMQB:
What about a job running a team, whether it be in the front office or ownership or coaching?
I know people have said they think Peyton would be good at that. That’s one of the things, among several, that he would consider and look at. I think Peyton is being really truthful when he says he purposely didn’t zero in on anything definite in the latter years of his playing career. He tried to get all he could get out of football, and now he’s going to really take his time and explore all his options. And I would say, some of them involve football and some don’t. He’ll kind of take a good look at everything. He’s pretty good at doing that.
Do you agree that today, there is less patience than ever for young QBs?
There really is. The ‘71 draft that I was part of was the first time quarterbacks went 1, 2, 3. Back then, the theory was it takes five years for a quarterback [to develop]. A lot of times, you’d like to draft your quarterback, and let him play behind somebody for three or four years, and then work him in there. Of course, those days are over. There are so many changes in football, but that’s definitely one of them.
– Alysha Tsuji reflects on the life and redemption of T Johnathan Martin after the bullying scandals tarnished him for being soft and Righie Incognito for acting despicable. She adds that he has been talking to kids about their lives and future as well.
– DL coach Karl Dunbar, recently fired by his longtime head coach, Rex Ryan, has found a job as a DL coach over at Alabama.
– TE Rob Gronkowski will be on the cover of Madden 17.
– The Packers just signed their third-rounder, LB Kyle Fackrell, which leaves only their first rounder unsigned.
– The Los Angeles Rams are going to be the subject of the series Hard Knocks, which HC Jeff Fisher iterated that he doesn’t want the show to become a distraction for the players.
– Adam Gase supports DT Ndamukong Suh’s workout regimen even though he is away from the team:
“The great thing about Suh, he’s in constant communication, he’s always kind of calling and talking to our coaches, he has his iPad. He calls me every once in a while, just seeing what’s going on. He’s just got his regimen and he’s kinda been doing his deal that way out west for quite a few years now. I know this — come training camp and in the season his body’s ready to go. He has a way of preparing and it may be unique but it really works for him. And I feel like when we get going in OTAs, him being here for all those practices, that is a very important time for us. Just getting him around the building for us when he’s ready to go, that’s going to be great.”
– DE Greg Hardy has gone to counselors to work out his issues, which also means he has sent that information to teams in order to land a job somewhere in the NFL.
– The Vikings have signed the last member of their draft class, WR Laquon Treadwell.
– A friend of the former TE Aaron Hernandez has been acquitted of being a murder and was just convicted of being an accessory to murder.
– There has been conflicting reports about the situation regarding FB John Kuhn’s future with Green Bay. Which probably means the PR guy for Green Bay said one thing behind closed doors and the front office said another thing behind closed doors.
– QB Carson Wentz has agreed to a deal with the Eagles.
– Pop Warner has banned kick-offs in three of their divisions.
– Bill Barnwell grades the AFC West offseason via report-card system. The Broncos received a C for bungling the RB CJ Anderson tender and losing a lot of key players via free agency.
– John Clayton argues that the Panthers and the Broncos are among the teams that regressed since last season and suggests that there is a Super Bowl curse among the league.
– Kevin Conaghan notes the Alabama pass rush should be devastating next year since they are returning three of the pass-rushers from last year.
– Nathan Jahnke analyzes why DT Aaron Donald was the best player last year.
– Scott Kacsmar details the biggest post-draft weaknesses of the AFC North teams.
– Gary Kubiak said he wants to at least have a true FB as part of the offense and 6th rounder Andy Janovich may be just that guy.
– Troy Renck writes that C Matt Paradis will lead a new, younger, and more athletic offensive line.
– Gordon McGuiness breaks down why he thinks LB Khalil Mack was better than LB Von Miller in 2015.
– T Joe Thomas’ team photo. Enjoy.
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