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Posted on: July 23, 2010 9:22 am
Edited on: July 23, 2010 12:18 pm
 

5 Questions (or more) with Josh McDaniels, Part 1

T. Tebow (US Presswire) Josh McDaniels' first season and a half as head coach of the Denver Broncos has been one of the more spectacularly bloggable things in recent NFL history: whether it's trading his biggest name stars, or starting 6-0, or beating his old boss, or confidence, or drafting Tim Tebow in the first round ... the list goes on and on.

Fortunately, we were able to speak with McDaniels about all of these things in a recent interview, thanks to the kind folks at Gatorade, the NFL,  and a group of charitable foundations who are partnering in the "Beat the Heat" program, dedicated to raising hydration awareness during training camp.

Read Part Two of our interview with Josh McDaniels here .

CBS Sports : Wanna ask you first -- you're working with Gatorade and the NFL on the Beat the Heat program. How big a factor is hydration awareness in your training camp preparation?

Josh McDaniels : Well, it's huge for us, and you're right -- the NFL and the Broncos have partnered with Gatorade on the Beat the Heat program. We certainly understand the importance of hydration and refueling our athletes in the summer months and really, that's the entire purpose of the program, to really focus on how to prevent heat-related illnesses and fight them. It requires us to constantly remind our athletes to hydrate before, during and after all their activities that we put them through in training camp.

And we have Gatorade all over the building -- in the cafeteria, in our locker rooms, in our meeting rooms, they have it at the hotel they stay in during training camp and we encourage them to drink as much as possible. And for any athlete or parent that wants to learn more about what we're doing with Gatorade, they can go to NFL.com/trainingcamp and for every download [of the awareness packet] Gatorade will donate $1 to fight heat-related illnesses.

CBS : Well, it's a fantastic program -- raises awareness and reminds us that football's on the way ... Speaking of which, you shipped Brandon Marshall to South Beach in the offseason and then drafted Demaryius Thomas in the first round. Can he step up and replace Brandon as a No. 1 option for you?

JMcD : Well, we certainly aren't going to necessarily place that burden on one player as we go into this training camp in 2010. Brandon's certainly a special player and he'll do good things for the Dolphins. But we have a pretty diverse group of receivers: DeMaryius certainly is going to add speed, length and size to that group and we're really excited about his future here in Denver.

We've also got some football players that were productive for us that are coming back: [Jabar] Gaffney , [Brandon] Stokley , [Eddie] Royal ... Brandon Lloyd had a great spring, Kenny McKinley is a kid that's up and coming, Matt Willis and certainly Eric Decker who we drafted in the third round too. We've got four or five players now who are over six feet tall, we're probably bigger than any wide receiver corps that I've ever been a part of in the NFL, and we're excited about some of the things we're gonna try to do with those big players.

DeMaryius ... we're gonna coach him hard and give him the opportunity to learn our system and be productive in it, but we've got some players -- along with him, that he'll be competing with -- that we feel also can be productive and hopefully there's a bunch of them that'll make plays for us this year.

CBS: One more thing on DeMaryius -- he played in Paul Johnson's system at Georgia Tech ... is him adjusting, especially in terms of route-running, because it's more simplistic there, is him adjusting to your system a big concern?

JMcD: It's certainly something that's gonna take some time for him to adjust to some of the things that we'll ask him to do. But he's a big receiver, and I think anyone would be lying to you if they said big receivers had a route tree that consists of 25 routes. We're not gonna try to do things that don't make sense to do with our bigger receivers and we certainly have some smaller receivers that aren't going to do some of the things that he can do. So, we're gonna try and put him in a position where he can use his strengths to help us, and we're certainly not going to shy away to try and work with him on improving his route-running in different areas, but, you know, we feel like he can be a productive player for us and we'll constantly try and improve every area of his game.

CBS: Alright, last season was a rollercoaster in terms of the way you guys started ... it was the story of the NFL and then obviously a disappointing finish. How do you manage expectations coming into 2010?

JMcD: Well, we're just focused on ourselves. We know we've got a lot of practice ahead of us before we enter into the regular season. And we're gonna try and take our football team as far as we can in the month of August and the beginning part of September before we start at Jacksonville. We can't really worry about the past and we can't focus too far into the future -- we're gonna try and take it day-to-day and we feel like we've put a solid nucleus of players in the locker room that will lead us this season and into the future and we're really excited about our opportunity to improve in areas we struggled in last year and we feel like we made some key additions both through free agency and the draft, and we're excited to see how it all unfolds this year.

(Stay tuned for Part Two of our interview with Josh McDaniels later today)

-- Will Brinson

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Posted on: July 20, 2010 1:20 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2010 1:42 pm
 

Colt McCoy gets wedding tunes from Jordan Shipley

Colt McCoy and longtime ladyfriend Rachel Glandorf got married this past weekend. Did you know? Probably not. Do you care? Again, not likely.

But thanks to TMZ there's a pretty golden little country nugget that came out of the festivities: Jordan Shipley serenading the reception with his original country song, "When I Grow Up I  Want to Be Just Like Colt McCoy."

The song is, to be perfectly honest, pretty good, all things considered. (Like, for instance: it's a country song, Shipley isn't a singer, it's at a wedding, it's original, it references McCoy being a ninja, etc., etc.) And it's pretty damn funny too, particularly the part about Tim Tebow .

Since, you know, McCoy's entire life has basically been overshadowed by the former Gator and potential savior of all mankind the Broncos. The reference hit home too, apparently, because the entire reception went b-a-n-a-n-a-s when Shipley dropped the line.

(Tebow reference is about the 1:50 mark; TMZ doesn't let us embed so click here to watch , autoplay warnings and whatnot).

Random (and likely stupid) fashion note: is it just me, or does McCoy look like he's rocking a short-sleeve buttondown at his own wedding? I'm sure that's not the case, but I  find it immensely amusing to think that he would, in some sort of Office Space way.

-- Will Brinson

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Posted on: July 15, 2010 7:11 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2010 7:12 pm
 

Nike unveils Tebow shoe

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow already has the NFL’s best-selling jersey. Add a Nike shoe deal to his list of merchandise riches. Nike has unveiled a new Florida-themed limited edition Tebow shoe that is not yet for sale. Also, this week, EA Sports will unveil the NCAA 11 video game with Tebow on the cover.

Solecollector.com has a picture of Tebow’s new shoe:

T. Tebow Shoe (Sole Collector)
Category: NFL
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:57 pm
 

Tebow making mark financially


Darren Rovell of CNBC.com reports that Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow led the NFL in jersey sales for this past spring (April 1-June 30).
T. Tebow (US Presswire)
Second on the list was Donovan McNabb’s new Redskins jersey. Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tony Romo and Brett Favre rounded out the top six.

Rovell writes that “four other rookies are in the top 20, including Ndamukong Suh (No. 8), Sam Bradford (No. 9), Dez Bryant (No. 15) and Eric Berry (No. 18).

New England quarterback Tom Brady is at No. 14 at the list, his lowest place since at least the 2006 season.”

Michael Vick has fallen out the top 25, but Eagles new starting quarterback Kevin Kolb comes in at No. 24.


--Andy Benoit

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