If the jerseys at Broncos camp didn’t have numbers, the truth is you might not even have noticed Russell Wilson was out on the practice fields. On this August morning, the fans aren’t around either—just the players and the coaches—and the efficiency and length of the session are the show, instead of how any individual star might shine or some story line could unfold. It’s all in stark contrast to what was going on here in the south suburbs of Denver last summer. Every bit of that difference is by design. This is Sean Payton’s camp. The day Payton was hired, he was asked about Wilson’s having his own staff working out of the practice facility. The new coach responded that the idea was “foreign” to him and added it was “not goanna take place here” anymore. It sounded hard and harsh, but the reality is it was in accordance with the implicit mandate of the job he took—not just to cure the ills of 2022, but, really, fix all that’s gone awry since Peyton Manning retired after Super Bowl 50, and while it sure wasn’t the last time Payton would say something that risked rubbing someone the wrong way (of course), the coach’s year off from the sideline gave him plenty of time to think about how he’d do this. So none of what’s happening now is by mistake.
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Michael Irvin Lands New Job After Being Suspended By NFL Network
Michael Irvin is officially joining FS1’s Undisputed, according to a new report from John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal. Irvin had been rumored to be coming onboard at FS1 for some time now. Ourand said that talks “cooled” over the weekend before the two sides came to an agreement on Monday.
Irvin has been suspended from his role at NFL Network since Super Bowl week, when an Arizona hotel employee accused Irvin of inappropriate behavior. The Hall of Fame wide receiver filed a $100 million lawsuit against Marriott and its employees in response to the allegations.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio said he inquired about Irvin’s status at NFL Network earlier today, but was met with no response.On Undisputed, Irvin will be part of a rotating group of debate foes for Skip Bayless. Bayless’ longtime foil Shannon Sharpe left FS1 earlier this summer, opening up a hole that will be filled by more than one personality.Other reported Sharpe replacements include Richard Sherman and Keyshawn Johnson, who was part of ESPN”s most recent round of layoffs.