Catching up on some Christmas Eve AFC West nuggets:
Denver Broncos front-office-man in-waiting John Elway sounded like he wouldn’t mind seeing the Broncos take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck if they end up with the No. 1 overall pick. The Broncos are currently on pace to the No. 2 pick, while Carolina is on pace to get the No. 1 pick. Luck, if he enters the draft, is expected to be the No. 1 pick.
Even though a lot would have to happen for Denver to be in position to take Luck, if it did happen, the Broncos would have to make a decision. It drafted Tim Tebow in the first round this year. Luck is expected to be more of a sure thing than Tebow by many NFL observers.
An Elway-Luck union in Denver would be a heck of a story. Elway was the last Stanford quarterback to go No.1 in the draft. The Baltimore Colts took Elway and traded him to Denver in 1983. That worked out OK for Denver.
Kansas City coach Todd Haley has “banned” the use of a very exciting word in Kansas City these days. It’s another example of how focused Haley has this young team heading down the stretch.
ESPN Stats & Information looks at a special aspect of Matt Cassel’s game.
Denver named left tackle Ryan Clady its recipient of the Ed Block Courage award. Clady was recognized for a fast rehabilitation after he tore his patella tendon while playing basketball in April.
ESPN Stats & Information has a look at the Raiders’ offensive resurgence. The Raiders, who are hot in the first quarter of games, have almost doubled their touchdown total from a year ago.