Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/26/11


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Sounds from the Locker Room |
Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins talk about gearing up for the Chargers.

NFL Videos: Playbook: Broncos vs. Chargers
Can Denver's defense cause trouble for Phillip Rivers and the Chargers' offense? Find out.

Quantifying Tim Tebow's miracles -
Without applying context to the numbers, the insertion of Tebow has actually hurt the Broncos —— his EPA this season (-13.4) is 13 points lower than that of Orton (-0.3). This includes his contributions on the ground; Tebow’s inadequacies in the passing game have been so pronounced that his overall statistics are still worse than Orton’s, despite also being the team’s second-leading rusher.

As Elway points out, Tebow must improve accuracy, 3rd-down rate - The Washington Post
John Elway took plenty of heat for affirming the conventional wisdom across the league: Tim Tebow must improve his passing and his third-down conversions if he is to succeed in the NFL.

Putting pressure on Rivers is the Broncos' best chance for success against the Chargers - Denver Post
The Broncos bounce-back from 1-4 start has not only enabled them to unveil Tim Tebow in an option-flavored offense to the NFL as well as put linebacker Von Miller at the front of the discussion for the leagues defensive rookie of the year.

Broncos Hoping For More Tebow Magic Against Sputtering Chargers | Fox News
The Denver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations recently said during his weekly radio show that quarterback Tim Tebow needs to do better on third downs and improve his passing. Elway was asked if the young signal-caller's recent success ended any issues at the position and simply replied, "No."

Denver Broncos Videos

Week 12 - Friday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press following practice on Friday.

NFL Videos: Not your typical QB showdown
An elite QB in a funk takes on the Tim Tebow Show in San Diego. Will the Broncos' winning streak continue? Rodney Harrison and Jason La Canfora look at the game's aerial outlook.

NFL Videos: A Royal farewell to Orton
Broncos WR Eddie Royal has a front row seat for the three-ring circus that is the Denver QB situation. But inside the locker room, he says it's all about staying focused on the win column.

NFL Videos: Week 11: GMC Never Say Never Winner
Time Tebow strikes again with another game-winning drive vs. the New York Jets, earning the Broncos their third straight win and Tebow the Never Say Never moment for Week 11.

Denver Broncos News news: Chargers RB Mathews returns to practice without knee brace
One day after not practicing, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews not only practiced on Friday but shed the protective knee brace he wore on Wednesday. Barring a setback, Mathews appears likely to play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos, according to a tweet from KNSD-TV. He was officially listed as probable.

Von Miller has quietly starred as a rookie for the Broncos - Peter King -
Rookie linebacker Von Miller's a keeper, and while the mania over Tim Tebow's play is the talk of the Rocky Mountain region, the Miller-led Broncos defense is the real reason why they've been able to come back late in scintillating games.

Tim Tebow and offense need to improve on third-down - NFL - Sporting News
Denver is averaging 18.6 points per game since QB Tim Tebow took over as the starter. It doesn't take long to see the biggest contributing factor to that modest total -- a lack of third-down success.

Three-and-out: Rivers, Chargers hope to end slide vs. Denver
If you're looking for a QB clinic, change the channel. The Broncos' Tim Tebow is winning ugly, with a 4-1 record in his five starts while completing 44% of his passes.

Broncos LB Miller fined $25,000 - Boulder Daily Camera
Eight days after a sensational performance against the New York Jets, Denver linebacker Von Miller was fined Von Miller $25,000 for roughing the passer in that game.

Broncos defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley is making his presence felt - The Denver Post
In the end, Brian Dawkins saw it coming. The 15-year veteran had gazed into the Broncos future and predicted how it would all look.

Q&A: Explosiveness of Miller and Dumervil bodes well for the Broncos - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Wade P. in Nevada: How good is the Broncos (pass) rush going to be as (Von) Miller gets more experience?

Broncos' Fells, McGahee listed probably for Sunday - The Denver Post
For a post-Thanksgiving game, the Broncos injury report is remarkably barren.

NFL fines Broncos' Von Miller for hit on Jets' Mark Sanchez - The Denver Post
Two days after the league named the Broncos star rookie the AFCs defensive player of the week for his performance against the New York Jets, Miller was fined $25,000 for a hit in the same game.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Miller Fined $25,000 — But for Which Hit, He’s Unsure |
In the wake of his second fine for a hit on an opposing quarterback in three weeks, Von Miller was left with one question he couldn’t answer: which of his hits on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez drew the $25,000 fine?

McCoy: Third Down Issues ‘a Combination of Everything’ |
As the week began, Broncos executive vice president John Elway pointed out the struggles of the offense on third down with Tim Tebow at quarterback and unwittingly provided the match that led to a firestorm of chatter among fans and media that only began dying down when turkeys were pulled from ovens Thursday afternoon.

Scenes from a Practice: Nov. 24 |
Who wears short shorts? These guys.

Does Denver have any other option? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
How long will the Denver Broncos' option offense work? The team clearly hopes it works as long as possible, hopefully through this season so the Broncos can make their final decision on quarterback Tim Tebow's future in the offseason.

Final Word: AFC West - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Are Jackson and Rivers on the same page when it counts? San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson is coming off a strong game in which he caught seven passes for 165 yards. For the season, Jackson has 42 catches for 800 yards (for a whopping 19.0 yards per catch average) and seven touchdowns.

Tebow and the Meaning of Life: A Fan Perspective - Yahoo! Sports
"Does Tim Tebow ever get angry?" That was the question I asked a friend while we were watching the Broncos-Jets game. It was just before Tebow engineered yet another 4th-quarter-comeback drive, the third of his young professional career, capped by his 20-yard game-winning run.

Despite Poor Performance, Broncos Concerned About Philip Rivers - Predominantly Orange
Philip Rivers leads the NFL in interceptions. His team has also lost five straight games. According to the Rivers’ Law of Averages, San Diego’s quarterback is due for a breakout game.

Broncos Offense Focused On Third Down Conversions - Predominantly Orange
Converting on third down is a hot topic for the Broncos nowadays. They are 26th in the league in third down percentage (32.6%), and unless the clock is winding down, it seems like three and outs are more common than points up on the scoreboard for this offense.

Get your Orton jerseys cheap | First-and-Orange
All jerseys are 40 percent off today at the team store at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. That’s a great deal if you are the one person left in Bronco Country without a Tebow jersey. Or maybe it’s time to make a nice investment on a Von Miller jersey.

Broncos' Von Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Jets' Mark Sanchez | First-and-Orange
For the second time this season Broncos rookie linebacker Von Miller has been fined by the NFL for a hit on an opposing quarterback.

NFL News

NFL: Lions say Suh's actions unacceptable | The Indianapolis Star
For the first season-and-a-half of his young career, Ndamukong Suh could almost brush off talk about his penalties and fines, saying he would keep doing what was needed to help his Detroit Lions.

Harbaugh spreads blame for six sacks of Smith | Sacramento Bee
The inaugural "Harbowl" was a national smash, the NFL reported, as 10.7 million viewers tuned in to make it the most-watched program in the eight-year history of the NFL Network.

NFL notebook: Browns’ Hillis may play Sunday | The Columbus Dispatch
Peyton Hillis walked out of the Cleveland Browns locker room yesterday carrying a playbook under his right arm. On Sunday, he hopes he’s carrying a football.

NFL roundup: Vikings' Adrian Peterson doubtful vs. Falcons | Detroit Free Press
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is doubtful for Sunday's game at Atlanta because of a high ankle sprain.

Week 12 Preview | Sky Sports
Just in case NFL fans were not stuffed with a tasty Thanksgiving triple, the rest of the NFL resumes hostilities on Sunday with the remainder of Week 12, including the regular double helping of live action on Sky Sports.

The Dictionary meaning and the NFL Scouting meaning |
It’s that time of year when we all look for the true meaning in things.  Searching for the definitions of some football terms can be like trying to find the latest and greatest gadgets on "Black Friday" for your favorite family member.

Denver Broncos Fans

The Old Man Eddie Royal - Mile High Report
It is easy to see that out of 8 players who are expected to catch balls, 5 of them are in Denver for the first time this year! That is a big deal in my opinion. 2 are in their second year here, as well as it being their second year in the league. Another telling fact in my book. 

ROUND 4: Broncos' best cheerleader tournament - Mile High Report
First of all, thanks to all who voted and congratulations to Katie K for winning round three of our cheerleader tournament. Also, another big Mile High Salute to Michelle for her showing. The vote was the biggest margin of victory to date with Katie winning by more than 20 votes. 

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