Phillip Lindsay defying the odds again to make roster push in Denver (Nicki Jhabvala, The Athletic)
Throughout training camp and after two preseason games, Lindsay has flashed a potential to fill a years- long void for the Broncos as a third-down back, capable of catching passes out of the backfield. His ability to bounce off or run through defenders belies his size. His quickness deceives — especially on returns — and his instincts in pass protection are rarely seen in a first-year back.
"I've seen film, especially in OTAs," linebacker Von Miller said. "We're definitely going to have some things planned for Phillip. Guys like that in the league, you just can't cover them. They're just assets to the offense. You have to have a back like that and we definitely have one."
The wait must end: Pat Bowlen up for subcommittee vote Thursday (Mike Klis, 9 News)
Enough is enough.
If the Pro Football Hall of Fame is truly for those who irrefutably compiled a "message of excellence EVERYWHERE," as it emphasizes in its mission statement, then a contributor subcommittee must nominate Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen when it meets August 23 in Canton, Ohio.
"There are very few people in the modern history of the four major sports who were winners as Mr. B was,'' said Dick Ebersol, the former NBC Sports chairman who was active during Bowlen's long reign as head of the league's broadcast committee. "It's incalculable the winning he has accomplished. I mean it's hard to believe. And the fact that he maintained it decade after decade after decade is pretty awesome.''
Lunch Special: What has been the biggest surprise for the Broncos so far? (Mark Kiszla, Denver Post)
The good surprises at training camp outweigh the bad for the Broncos. And that's a very good thing. The good include the rookies making their mark: Bradley Chubb stooped thinking so much and starting wreaking havoc against the Bears. Courtland Sutton is going to catch 50 passes (fearless prediction) in 2018. And CU alum Phillip Lindsay is not only going to make the team, I think he's going to make some plays that help the Broncos win.
Can controversial helmet rule be subject to replay review? Here's why NFL head of officials isn't sure (Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports)
The rule is currently not reviewable, which has only made it more open to criticism. On Friday, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio asked NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron if that might change given the mostly negative response to the implementation of the rule.
"That was discussed by the Competition Committee," Riveron said regarding of possibly using replay. "I know it's been brought up again. But as you know we have rules and bylaws that we have to adhere to. Can that change before we go into the regular season? I don't know but that's part of what the Competition Committee will discuss as we go along here, and there's always the possibility."