Vick playing for roster spot?: What once seemed certain could be less so as we approach training camp. Michael Vick could be a camp casualty if Eagles head coach Chip Kelly jersey becomes enamored with Nick Foles and cheap jerseys and rookie Matt Barkley jersey, according to CSNPhilly.com’s Geoff Mosher. We’ll take a wait-and-see attitude before freaking out over this one. Philadelphia has thrown up quite a few smokescreens about its QB situation so far this offseason, so it won’t be easy to get a true read on what’s going on here until we start to see some game action. For the moment, proceed as though Vick is going to be the man under center.
“I’m going to make a better leap,” Moore told DenverBroncos.com on Monday. “It’s Year 3, it’s time to get it going and be that player that they drafted me to be. I love this game, I love my teammates, I love this organization. I mean, I even love our grass. I love our owner, I love the things we do here. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. So, I mean, why not come out here and put out my blood, sweat and tears for this organization. Why not?”
It’s difficult to discuss the Broncos’ additions to the roster, however, without mentioning Faxgate, Faxaster, Faxhap, Why-The-Heck-Do-We-Still-Use-Fax-Machines Fiasco, or whatever we are calling the series of unfortunate events that led to the release of Elvis Dumervil.
“I saw the comments, and to be honest with you I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot,” Fox said Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio (via DenverBroncos.com). “To me, in my opinion, they were disappointing and inappropriate. Peyton would never say anything, he’s too classy to do that, but they sounded a little ungrateful and unappreciative to me, for a guy that’s set a standard, won a Super Bowl, won division titles, won four MVP awards.
“I’d just like to say it’s a pleasure for me to be talking to you guys today,” Elway said to open the call. “I appreciate your work and everything you do for this country, the sacrifices that have been made by you guys over there. From the bottom of my heart, I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and it’s an honor for me to be able to spend time with you guys today.
On a conference call were 23 soldiers with the 2nd Armored Brigade and 4th Infantry from Fort Carson, Colo., stationed in seven different camps throughout the Middle East in three different countries.
“I had a chance to visit with Charles when he was here last week and certainly he’d be a great addition to our team,” Manning said Monday via the Denver Post jersey. “I know there’s a business side of it, but there’s no question that any time you can add a good football player at any position, it’s always a good thing.”
“There’s no way you can replace what Elvis did for us production-wise,” Miller said. “But I feel like if we all take a percentage of what we did — so, if I step my game up 5 percent, Derek Wolfe steps his game up 5 percent, everybody just takes a little piece of what him leaving has taken from us — I think we can definitely get it done.”
Irsay’s words certainly appear to have been twisted here. The owner spoke glowingly of Manning’s legacy in Indianapolis in a conversation with NFL Media’s Albert Breer last week. It’s possible (actually likely) that Irsay’s idea of changing the “model” was less about Manning and more about the organizational direction (Goodbye Bill Polian, hello Ryan Grigson).
Whatever his intentions, Irsay ticked Fox off, which makes this a story. Expect an Irsay tweet sometime around 4 a.m.