Horse Tracks - 6/8/10


June the Time to Make Mistakes -
To the casual observer, Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow seemed to succumb to the defense to start practice Monday. Throughout the session the defensive unit turned missed reads and tipped balls into turnovers that lead to parties at the football.

Passing Camp: Monday - Josh McDaniels -
Head Coach Josh McDaniels talks about Monday's practice.

Harris Healthier, Happier -
Offensive lineman Ryan Harris talks about being back at practice after recovering from his toe injury.

Tebow seeing action at Broncos practice, but it's by the book - The Denver Post
Watching Tim Tebow in practice is kind of like watching Carmelo Anthony shoot free throws.

Brandstater to learn from best | All Things Broncos
While giving more reps to backups Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow was the biggest reason the Broncos waived Tom Brandstater last week, there was also concern the second-year QB Tom Brandstater didn’t show the kind of offseason dedication needed to prop himself up from talented, raw prospect to NFL-caliber starter.

Can Saints' Jenkins make the switch to FS? | National Football Post
How easy — or difficult — will it be for Saints cornerback Malcolm Jenkins to transition to free safety down in New Orleans for defensive coordinator Gregg Williams?

Trouble in Titletown? | National Football Post
With the news this weekend from Wisconsin about an alleged sexual assault by a Packer player, I started getting some flashbacks about my times with the Packers and handling of some messy situations.

Polian predicts Manning deal will get done | National Football Post
The looming talks between the Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Peyton Manning are expected to culminate in a deal before the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player's becomes a free agent, team president Bill Polian said today.

Brian Waters: 'Everybody is more professional' | National Football Post
Following a disastrous 4-12 season, the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to engineer a major turnaround.

Reggie Wayne's former girlfriend turns herself in | National Football Post
The ex-girlfriend of Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl wide receiver Reggie Wayne was formally charged with theft and fraud.

Brandon Underwood case to go to D.A. on Tuesday | National Football Post
Brandon Underwood ought to have a very good idea of where he stands with the law in Sauk County, Wis., by the end of the week.

Tom Brandstater claimed by Colts | National Football Post
The Indianapolis Colts were awarded former Denver Broncos quarterback Tom Brandstater today after putting in a waiver claim.

Malcom Floyd signs restricted tender | National Football Post
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd has signed his one-year, $3.168 million restricted tender, the team announced.

Saints bag another ex-Bear | National Football Post
Surely the New Orleans Saints are not looking at the Chicago Bears the same way they did when the teams met in the NFC Championship Game following the 2006 season.

Jaguars square off on practice field | National Football Post
The Jacksonville Jaguars ended practice this morning with an exclamation point.

Report: Agent says Crayton will show for final week of OTA's | National Football Post
The noisiest No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver in the NFL this offseason has made it known he will show up for work this week and volunteer for the final week of the voluntary offseason workout program.

St. Louis trades for Isaac Bruce so he can retire a Ram | National Football Post
We’re not sure what the St. Louis Rams gave up on their end of the deal (a kicking tee perhaps?), but they have acquired veteran wide receiver Isaac Bruce in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams have announced that Bruce intends to announce his retirement from the NFL Wednesday.

Jared Gaither signs restricted tender | National Football Post
Baltimore Ravens restricted free agent offensive tackle Jared Gaither has signed his one-year, $2.396 million tender, the team announced.

Malcom Floyd reports, McNeill, Jackson in Chargers' crosshairs | National Football Post
It may take a while for fellow restricted free agents offensive tackle Marcus McNeill and wide receiver Vincent Jackson to do the same, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

AP on Favre: Hopefully he plays two, three more years "
The Vikings — as Solomon Wilcots alludes to in this video — are operating on the assumption that Brett Favre is going to play this season. RB Adrian Peterson might be a little bit more optimistic, telling Wilcots that he hopes that Favre can play two or three more years.

Source: Bills' Gailey wants Lynch to 'get on board' with his program
New Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey and disgruntled running back Marshawn Lynch are locked in an interesting battle of wills.

NFL forces Ravens to cancel final OTAs because of rules violation
According to the NFL, the Ravens "violated the rules concerning the intensity and tempo of drills conducted on the club's organized team activity days." The league also cited the Ravens for "the length of time spent by players at the team facility on those days."

Welker surprised by reaction to his return to Patriots practice
For Wes Welker, his presence on the practice field was just another step in his comeback from a major knee injury.

Five new coordinators could make immediate positive impacts
The offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator make up the coaching backbone of a football team. The positions are so challenging at the professional level, and there is so much pressure to succeed, that the turnover rate is extremely high. The NFL can employ as many as 96 coordinators per season, but on average, 15-20 of those coaches will not have a job by the end of the year.

The dreaded "Curse of 370" isn't just a one-season concern
Curses. Hexes. Jinxes. Whatever you want to call them, these so-called hoodoos are no doubt in the backs of the minds of superstitious fantasy owners on draft day. We've all heard of the Madden curse, which seems to have victimized athletes who appear on the cover of the popular video game. (Drew Brees is on the cover of the 2011 version). There are also other examples, like the Sports Illustrated jinx and the curse of the Super Bowl loser.

Romo chooses football over golf after weather delays U.S. Open bid
Tony Romo failed in his bid to make the U.S. Open, so he will try to use the experience to help the Dallas Cowboys.

Mark Sanchez of New York Jets studies film with ex-MVP Rich Gannon - ESPN New York
Mark Sanchez is still recovering from offseason knee surgery but hopes to be ready for minicamp in June. The New York Jets quarterback is also working on the mental side of his game by reaching out to a former NFL MVP.

Daunte Culpepper reunites with Dennis Green, joins UFL Sacramento Mountain Lions - ESPN
Quarterback Daunte Culpepper is reuniting with coach Dennis Green in the United Football League.

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