Press coverage: Shahid Khan, Jags owner, opens up on dreadful rookie season

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Links of the day

Shahid Khad opens up about the lessons he learned in his first year owning the Jaguars. Mainly that with great mustache comes great responsibility. [Forbes]

Warren Sapp’s Florida mansion has a pretty sick waterslide. It’s such a shock that he was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2012. [USAT]

The Bears could run some read-option in 2013. Jay Cutler probably can’t wait to see how his swiss cheese offensive line handles this. [NFLN]

Looks like Rex Ryan will start handling defensive play-calling. That’s lovely. In related news, the Jets’ offense is still god-awful. [PFT]

Broncos players Champ Bailey and Von Miller took time to visit troops in Afghanistan. No reason to add snark here. We’re not jerks. [Denver Post]

Well, some NFL players (mainly running backs) are ticked off about the new safety rule and are voicing their comments. Here’s a preview: Waaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!! [NFLN]

Pete Carroll says Tim Leiweke’s departure from AEG is a setback for NFL in Los Angeles. People in the City of Angels still don’t seem to care. [LA Times]

Hey, remember when the Broncos signed Peyton Manning? That was awesome … let’s reminisce. [Broncos]

Tweets of the day

Instagram of the day

Arian Foster might be off Twitter, but he posted this picture with teammate Chris Ogbonnaya on his Instagram account @arianfoster.

Video of the day

Who doesn’t love some Julio Jones highlights? Well, unless your team is in the NFC South.

Birthdays

1958 – Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (49ers)

1970 – Ralph Dawkins, NFL running back (Saints)

1970 – Ron George, NFL linebacker (Falcons)

1970 – Todd Burger, NFL guard (Bears)

On this day

2012: Superstar quarterback Peyton Manning agrees to a free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos.