Found July 05, 2012 on Cippin on Sports:
The 2012 NFL off-season isn’t quite over just yet with training camp set to begin on July 22nd, as the Philadelphia Eagles will be the first team to begin training camp. With training camp less than three weeks away, it is a perfect time to examine what teams were winners during the 2012 off-season. 1. Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos landed the biggest player on the free agent market in superstar quarterback Peyton Manning. The Broncos signing of Manning, who was out the entire 2011 season with a severe neck injury, could help bring the franchise their third Super Bowl ring. The Broncos also signed tight end Jacob Tamme, cornerback Tracy Porter, wide receiver Andre Caldwell and a former favorite target of Manning’s in wide receiver Brandon Stokley. 2. Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills made a huge splash this offseason with their blockbuster signing of defensive end Mario Williams. The Bills also added a solid defensive end in the former New England Patriot, Mark Anderson. Buffalo also signed a decent back-up quarterback for starter Ryan Fitzpatrick in Vince Young. 3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers After firing head coach Raheem Morris, the Bucs made a great hire in then Rutgers Head Coach Greg Schiano. Schiano was a tremendous college coach who completely turned around the Rutgers football program. The Bucs also added one of the best free agent wide receivers in former San Diego Charger Vincent Jackson. Tampa Bay also signed veteran tight end Dallas Clark and one of the top guards in the NFL in Carl Nicks.

Peyton Manning loves iPad playbook

The new Broncos quarterback apparently loves how the team has transferred its 500-page playbook, DVDs, etc. on to iPads that boast 64 gigabytes of data.

Report: Peyton Manning’s arm is at 85-90 percent

Getty Images Mike Klis of the Denver Post told Mike Florio of PFT Live that Peyton Manning’s arm strength is at 85-95 percent at this point, which is clearly great news for the Broncos since going into offseason his arm was at about 65 percent. “He really came a long way in that four weeks,” Klis said. Klis did say that Manning may never get back to 100 percent, because...

Peyton Manning Graces Wheaties Cereal Cover

(Image courtesy of Shadd Ring/Broncos Planet) Forget Madden video game covers, our quarterback is on the cover of a cereal box. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning appears on the Wheaties boxes being sold in Colorado, according our friends at Bronco Planet.  The box, with Wheaties’ fittingly orange background, shows Manning in workout attire with a football in hand. This...

Manning and the Broncos big fans of iPad playbook

The Denver Broncos are among a growing list of teams that have tossed their monster paper playbooks and switched to the iPad.   Using the iPad is not mandatory this season but Broncos video director Steve Boxer told that 90 percent of the team has made the switch.   One big fan of the iPad playbook is Peyton Manning. “Peyton loves it,” Boxer told FOX Sports...

Tim Tebow gets into MMA and more in NFL Daily Digest.

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Austin Collie talks NFL, Cougar football

Former BYU wide receiver Austin Collie will soon be entering his fourth year of catching passes and scoring touchdowns as an NFL wide receiver. He talks about playing in the NFL and what it was like playing with Peyton Manning. He also gives some insight into the future of BYU’s wide receiver development.

An upstart Alex Smith admits having extra ‘motivation’ to prove he is now better than a spent Peyton Manning

Upstart 49ers quarterback Alex Smith admitted yesterday that San Francisco’s pursuit of future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning when he was a free agent last winter was “a little awkward” and will serve as additional motivation for him this autumn. … Continue reading →

Ten Broncos Ranked Among Top 40 in Division

Not to be outdone by NFL Network’s meaningless Top 100 list, ESPN has been revealing their Top 40 players from each division in the NFL.  On Friday, they ranked the AFC West. Ten members of the Broncos made the list, with quarterback Peyton Manning ranked first overall and linebacker Von Miller coming in at No. 4.  Complete list of Broncos that made the cut after the jump. ...

Expectations For Jay Cutler, Matt Schaub, Peyton Manning in 2012

Since 2006, the Chicago Bears have featured six different starting quarterbacks.  Coming close to matching that record are the Denver Broncos with five starters lining up under center.  Meanwhile, the Houston Texans have had just four over the past six seasons leading up to their first-ever playoff victory in franchise history. The Broncos, Bears and Texans are three tough teams...

Who Will Be The Most Important Pittsburgh Steelers Player In 2012?

By Cian Fahey If you ask any average football team to identify its most important piece, 95 percent of them will point to their starting quarterback. In a quarterback dominated league, most teams will do almost anything to land a franchise quarterback. It's the reason why the Washington Redskins made that massive trade with the St. Louis Rams this off-season for Robert Griffin...
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