All 22 Chris Harris

Continuing in today’s apparent theme of Chris Harris love, I found an interesting article dissecting just what makes him so good that I felt was worth sharing.

Earlier this month, I shared a Mile High Huddle all-22 film stufy of Bradley Roby. Well, Chad Jensen continued that series, this time examining Chris Harris Jr.

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Rankings, Schmankings!

Last week, I had heard that Tony Romo was going to be the highest undrafted player ranked on the NFL’s Top 100 list.  This meant that, because he hadn’t been named yet, Chris Harris, Jr. would not be included on the list.  I thought briefly of making a post on this, and earlier today Leo delivered a cathartic rant on the subject.

But I decided not to make that post last week.  Why?  Because we should not stress out and pay as much attention to rankings as we do.

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Ranking the Broncos: 80-71

Hello Broncos Fans!

Going into training camp, this Broncos team has a lot of new, unfamiliar faces on the roster. In order to help the average fan get acquainted with the layout of the roster, I am ranking the Broncos 90 man roster pre-training camp. Keep in mind, that IR players (ahem, Ryan Clady) will not be included on this list. If you have any disagreements with my rankings, let me know.

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Gronk is Living Smart

“Gronk” is one of the wilder personas in the league, and a reputation as a party animal has followed him since college.

While Patriot’s Tight End Rob Gronkowski may exude a dumb jock persona, that may not be consistent with reality. In his new autobiography Good to be Gronk, Gronkowski writes:

To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money. I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school.

With deals with Body Armor and Dunkin’ Donuts, Gronk is probably still living well. Still, after what I wrote about Clinton Portis, it’s refreshing to see an athlete spending smart.

It’s really a shame he plays for the Pats. Gronk is one of the more like able personalities in the league, and has shown that NFL players can have fun without affecting their work life.

Ranking the Broncos: 90-81

Hello Broncos Fans!

Going into training camp, this Broncos team has a lot of new, unfamiliar faces on the roster. In order to help the average fan get acquainted with the layout of the roster, I am ranking the Broncos 90 man roster pre-training camp. Keep in mind, that IR players (ahem, Ryan Clady) will not be included on this list. If you have any disagreements with my rankings, let me know.

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Mile High Report: “Best to picture a D-Line without [Antonio Smith].

MileHghReport.com released an article yesterday morning saying the following about the Antonio Smith situation:

Smith would provide nice depth to Denver’s defensive line, but he is replaceable. The Broncos have a good corps of defensive ends and tackles to choose from, highlighted by Derek Wolfe, Malik Jackson, Vance Walker, Sylvester Williams and Marvin Austin.

Outside linebackers DeMarcus Ware, Von Miller and Shane Ray are also expected to frequently rush off the edge, providing Denver even more depth on the D-line.

So while we await news on Smith, it’s probably best to picture a d-line without him.

I realize, hating on Mile High Report is beating a dead horse. But we live in a world where you are innocent until proven guilty. If there was any overwhelming evidence don’t you think Denver would have gotten rid of him to avoid any bad PR? Not to mention, living in denial about his talents as a pass rusher is foolish. It makes no sense to write off a talented player based off of whispers. Until anything solid comes about, we need to keep him in our plans.

2015 is not ‘All or Nothing’ in Denver

Hello Broncos fans, happy Friday.

The Broncos will compete post Manning

Too often this off season I’ve heard the same played out narrative: the Broncos are in ‘win now mode’ and their ‘last chance’ at a Super Bowl is in 2015. For instance, in Jeff Legwold’s article entitled, “Broncos Want to Always be in Win-Now Mode”, he writes:

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Open Thread: The NFL’s Dead Season

Well, that time has come where the Broncos, and the NFL in general, is going into hibernation.  For approximately the next month, there will be a whole lot of nothing to talk about as far as news goes (and the exceptions to that generally aren’t good news).

Therefore, I thought I’d just sticky an open thread to ensure a place for some sort of discussion, even though we’ve been pretty vigorous with content recently.  What are you (and will be) doing for this year’s dead season?  Share your thoughts in the comments, as I will be doing soon.

Clinton Portis is Broke

According to Timothy Burke of Deadspin.com, Clinton Portis owes a lot of people a lot of money.

Court filings unearthed this week reveal that banks, the IRS, and a casino are lining up to collect from former star NFL running back Clinton Portis. Even worse, it looks like the bank is trying to foreclose on the house Portis bought for his mother in 2004.

Just last week, the bank holding the note to a home in Alachua County, Fla.—where Portis starred at Gainesville High School—continued its year-long quest to repossess the property whose deed is held by Portis and his mother, Rhonnel Hearn. That prompted a search into Portis’s other legal troubles, which include:

  • The IRS claiming he owes nearly $500,000 in back taxes.
  • MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas winning default judgment in the amount of $287,178.56.
  • A dealer seeking $157,290 in payments on an Audi S5.
  • Foreclosure proceedings on a $512,000 mortgage for a Miami condo.
  • Settlement to avoid possible foreclosure on a property in Coffee County, Ala.
  • A $20,000 lawsuit from a condo association over assessment money.

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