Hinkley High School in Aurora is one of 48 teams that did not participate during ‘Season A’ this past fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, seven months later, they are set to take the practice field for the first time on Thursday. This is the longest I’ve coached without a game,” says first year head coach T.C. Newland who has planned for this day since May 2020.
The Lead In their franchise history, the Broncos have been fortunate enough to make a few trades to bring future Pro Football Hall of Famers to Denver. Denver acquired John Elway's rights in 1983, and they made a deal for Gary Zimmerman in 1993. On this date 17 years ago, the Broncos officially completed their third when they announced the team had completed a trade for cornerback Champ Bailey.
Days after George Paton’s introductory press conference, I took a look at the draft history of the Minnesota Vikings during his tenure. I did so in part because while he didn’t have final say on the decisions, he worked under Rick Spielman so long that certain trends may emerge. Today, I thought it’d be a fruitful endeavor to pivot to the Vikings’ free agent signings over the same time frame.