Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/27/10

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Broncos fans blue but still orange - The Denver Post
Measurements of the football team's stinkitude are all but tattooed across fans' furrowed brows: 13 losses in the past 17 games, dead last in the league in yards rushing per game, worst home defeat on Sunday in 47 years.

Players quick to defend McDaniels in wake of Broncos' blowout loss to Raiders - The Denver Post
To begin his new week, Josh McDaniels opened his news conference by talking about the San Francisco 49ers. And nothing but.

Tebow passes as an NFL star to British media - The Denver Post
It should come as no surprise that the player the British media most want to meet this week is none other than the Broncos' rookie quarterback.

List of players not going to London might include Cox - The Denver Post
It's still "up in the air" whether rookie cornerback Perrish Cox will be in the air Thursday when the Broncos' chartered flight leaves for London.

Analysis: Broncos, 49ers get to leave their problems way behind by meeting in London - The Denver Post
There is no official measurement for such things, but it's possible the Broncos and 49ers are the happiest teams ever asked to cross an ocean to play a regular-season game.

Q&A: If things go sour, McD's power will decline - The Denver Post
Q: I disagree with those people who argue that Josh McDaniels wasn't ready to become a head coach. I do believe he was ready. I don't believe, however, he was ready to be given complete control over a franchise. After (Mike) Shanahan was fired, the Broncos claimed that no one would again be given that much power, but McDaniels essentially had it within the first two months on the job. In hindsight, wouldn't it have been better for the Broncos to hire a strong general manager with final say over the roster and have McDaniels focus entirely on coaching?

Geer released; re-signed in 12-hour period | All Things Broncos
Strange day for Broncos and former University of Colorado tight end Riar Geer.

Tony Romo won't need surgery, out six to eight weeks - ESPN Dallas
A CT scan on Tuesday morning revealed Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will not need surgery for his broken left clavicle, coach Wade Phillips announced on Tuesday.

Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress fined $35,000 for comments criticizing officials - ESPN
After a narrow loss to the bitter division rival Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress seethed at what he called "the worst officiated game I've seen."

Tarvaris Jackson says he's ready if Brett Favre can't play - ESPN
Tarvaris Jackson's time as Minnesota's starting quarterback has already come and gone twice, a performance unimpressive enough that it prompted the Vikings to start planning recruiting trips to Mississippi.

Neck injury lands Cincinnati Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones on injured reserve - ESPN
Cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones will miss the rest of his comeback season with the Cincinnati Bengals because of a neck injury that might require surgery.

Mike Tomlin: Pittsburgh Steelers not ruling Aaron Smith out for season - ESPN
Pittsburgh Steelers starting defensive end Aaron Smith had triceps surgery and will miss an extended period of time, but the team has not ruled him out for the remainder of the season, according to coach Mike Tomlin.

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall's jersey headed to Hall of Fame - ESPN
fter tying an NFL record with four interceptions in a game, DeAngelo Hall is getting his jersey picked off -- and shipped to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard cleared to practice, play after passing post-concussion tests - ESPN
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard has been cleared to practice and play after passing post-concussion tests.

No timetable for Indianapolis Colts' Austin Collie to return from thumb surgery - ESPN
Austin Collie's injured right thumb could keep him off the field a few more weeks.

Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner hopes to heal rift with Hall of Famer Jim Brown - ESPN
Randy Lerner's vision of the Cleveland Browns, fuzzy, blurred and almost indecipherable for most of the past eight seasons, is coming into focus.

NFL.com news: Favre stays off ankle, seeks info from doctor who did surgery
Brett Favre is in considerable discomfort after he re-injured his surgically repaired left ankle, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday, and the Minnesota Vikings quarterback has consulted with Dr. James Andrews, who performed the offseason operation, for further information.

NFL.com news: Niners owner York committed to coach Singletary for season
San Francisco 49ers owner John York said Tuesday that he will stick with coach Mike Singletary through the season, despite the team's 1-6 start, The Sacramento Bee reported.

NFL.com news: They defy logic, but these odd stats can be explained
Strange things are a happenin' statistically in the NFL these days ... stranger than Curtis Enis and Troy Hambrick once being first-rounders in fantasy drafts. Perhaps even stranger than Lando Calrissian's creepy bald-headed assistant.

NFL.com news: Latest round of stunning results shows lack of dominant team
Every week, teams take to the field operating under the premise that on any given Sunday anything is possible, but the growing parity in the NFL is making the mantra a reality.

Another blackout looms for Chargers | National Football Post
The San Diego Chargers are on a collision course with another local television blackout.

Titans work out three defensive tackles | National Football Post
Searching for depth on the defensive line, the Tennessee Titans auditioned three defensive tackles today.

Derrick Mason has surgery on his pinkie finger | National Football Post
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason had surgery to repair his broken right pinkie finger, a procedure that should allow him to return in time for a Nov. 7 game against the Miami Dolphins following a bye.

Jeff Fisher plays detective in Kenny Britt case | National Football Post
Fisher went to the scene of an alleged crime to investigate Friday night, looking into wide receiver Kenny Britt's behavior at Karma Lounge, a downtown Nashville nightclub.

Brett Favre's ankle, foot injuries surrounded by misconception - Peter King - SI.com
There's a misconception out there right now that Brett Favre is so significantly hurt that it'd be a huge longshot for him to play Sunday in the Vikings' vital game at New England.

NFL head coaches on hot seat include Wade Phillips, Josh McDaniels - Don Banks - SI.com
With the underachieving, last-place Cowboys slipping to 1-5 and losing starting quarterback Tony Romo to a broken collarbone in their 41-35 prime-time loss to the visiting Giants on Monday night, Dallas's Wade Phillips might have just vaulted to the top spot on the list of NFL head coaches who won't be asked back in 2011.

Cowboys' season of discontent hits new low with Tony Romo injury - John P. Lopez - SI.com
Here are five things we learned from the Giants' 41-35 win over the Cowboys on Monday night.

New Orleans Saints playing like team that mailed in offseason - Jerome Bettis - SI.com
Throughout the 2010 NFL season, SI.com's Nick Zaccardi will work with Jerome Bettis to get the six-time Pro Bowl running back's observations about the latest happenings in the league. Bettis retired from the NFL in 2006 after a 13-year career.


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