Still the best headline in the history of sports blogging.
Chris Johnson makes a few appearances in the RB edition of PFF's Three Years of Yards Per Route Run. CJ doesn't show up in the top or the bottom of the efficiency numbers, but he does come in 6th in total receiving yards and 3rd in total receptions over the past three years. That's why Jimmy and I have been harping on getting CJ better reviving opportunities next year, not more opportunities. If Palmer can find ways to get CJ the ball cleanly, and while he's on the move, those efficiency numbers will pick-up drastically.
Paul K takes stock of our deepest and thinnest positions on the depth chart.
Months after the trauma we suffered in the Peyton Manning ordeal, Chris Mortensen pops up with the 'breaking news' that we offered up to $7 million more per year than the Broncos. I didn't have the time to do the research, but I swear that exact same info came out back when All of this was actually relevant news... Anyway, that doesn't take into account the fact that we would still be very hard pressed to match the Broncos on years because we'd just dropped the 8th overall pick on a studly young QB. Honestly, if Bud was going to throw that kind of dough around for a veteran QB, I'd rather see him go full-court press on Drew Brees, who is asking for a little over $20 million (as MDS points out), than Peyton Manning and his limp-noodle shoulder/neck nerves.
Jim Wyatt has a piece at The Sporting News where he previews our training camp, focusing on the QB battle.
Tony Pauline previews the top prospects available in tomorrow's supplemental draft. I don't anticipate us taking anyone, which is fine because very rarely does someone come out of the supplemental process who makes a sustained impact in the NFL.
Roger Goodell gave the owners a chance to be less jerkish when it comes to the controversial blackout rules, but the Colts will continue to be just as jerkish as possible:
"Colts tell me if you accept [the] 85% rule, every tix sold over 85% capacity, half that money must be paid to visiting team. Serious $$ loss," Kravitz tweeted. "NFL has given teams the option to do 85%, but I'd be surprised if many, if any, actually do that. Very expensive. Bottom line, yes, it's about the bottom line. Wanna sell out, have homefield advantage. Don't wanna be paying out $$ to visitors."