The quietest time on the NFL calendar is annually in July before training camp starts. This is true for teams and media alike, and it’s when coaching staffs take their only true extended vacations of the year.
In case you didn’t notice, those staffs are running out of things to do early this year. So it only makes sense that the Broncos would take off for Memorial Day weekend and not come back for a while.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post hints that staffs could be gone for a few weeks, and possibly until July 4. Everyone in the building remains “on call” and the team’s free agent boards are set for when they have to return.
Klis says that “most NFL teams” may be adopting this approach, which makes sense. The league hopes to be busier than usual in July this year, if they can reach a new CBA then.
Now I just have to convince Florio to let the members of Favray’s Junk to get some time off.