Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/5/11


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BTV Talks 1-on-1 with Coach Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks about preventing the team's 2-5 record form turning into a distraction, the development of Tim Tebow and working with John Elway.

NFL Videos: Playbook: Broncos vs. Raiders
Can the Raiders complete a season sweep over the division rival Broncos? Find out.

Broncos pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil vows to return to form and finish strong - The Washington Post
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Elvis Dumervil has collected more injuries (three) than sacks (zero) since signing his $58 million extension two years ago.

Broncos must provide Tim Tebow better protection against Raiders - The Denver Post
The Raiders-Broncos rivalry has turned fairly one-sided lately, with the Raiders having won the last four meetings between the two teams and five of the last six.

John Fox appears annoyed with the constant questions regarding Tim Tebow | FOX Sports
After just two weeks with Tim Tebow under center, Denver Broncos head coach John Fox appears to be growing frustrated with the constant scrutiny surrounding the team's quarterback.

Shannon Sharpe: Broncos should bail on $10 million Tim Tebow project - The Denver Post
Brash and bold, Shannon Sharpe is never at a loss for words. His mouth has always roared. Sometimes it's just part of his national TV shtick.

Denver Broncos News

Sounds from the Locker Room |
Champ Bailey, Elvis Dumervil and Brian Dawkins talk about getting ready for the Raiders.

John Elway on KOA

NFL Videos: Week 9: Broncos vs. Raiders Preview
After a much-needed bye, Carson Palmer is expected to make his first start of the season for a Raiders team looking to win its fifth in a row over Denver. news: Former LB Romanowski can't root against chaste Tebow
Bill Romanowski is cut from a different cloth, to put it gently. The former linebacker has a very unusual reason for why he can't give up on Tim Tebow just yet. news: Raiders have Rayner on standby if Janikowski can't go
With Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) still uncertain, the Oakland Raiders have kicker Dave Rayner on standby for this Sunday's game.

Sebastian Janikowski scheduled to test injured leg in Saturday's practice - San Jose Mercury News
There is lingering concern about the condition of kicker Sebastian Janikowski's left leg, raising the possibility of the Raiders using another kicker for the second straight game Sunday.

Raiders' McFadden will not play against Broncos - NFL -
Oakland Raiders star running back Darren McFadden will not play Sunday against Denver because of a sprained right foot.

Broncos' Elvis Dumervil is still seeking his first sack of the season - The Denver Post
Since Dec. 27, 2009, the Broncos have played 24 games, fired a head coach, lured John Elway back into the organization to run their football operations, hired a new head coach and stirred up one of the most-documented quarterback controversies in the NFLs modern era.

Raiders' McFadden will miss Sunday's game against Denver - The Denver Post
Oakland Raiders star running back Darren McFadden will not play Sunday against the Broncos because of a sprained right foot, giving Michael Bush his first start of the season.

Broken hand won't keep McGahee down - The Denver Post
There is no longer a question whether Broncos running back Willis McGahee will play despite a broken hand Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Spotlight: Raiders' Carson Palmer will improve vs. Broncos - The Denver Post
Now that hes had a bye week, in addition to a week of preparation, I expect Carson Palmer to play much better.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Dumervil Continues to Work |
Battling injuries, Elvis Dumervil hasn't recorded a sack in 2011. But the defensive end hasn't let that alter his work ethic.

Notes: McGahee Ready; Carter Practices |
After completing his first full practice since hand surgery 10 days ago, running back Willis McGahee was listed as probable on the Broncos’ injury report and appears ready to play against Oakland.

Dumervil Knows It’s Long Past Time for Sacks |
Carson Palmer will make his first start for the Raiders at quarterback on Sunday, and when it comes to mobility, he has never been confused with Michael Vick — or even Jason Campbell, the Raiders’ original 2011 starter at the position.

Tebow backlash now grinding the gears of Broncos coaches - Yahoo! Sports
The "Tebow thing," as former Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd(notes) once termed it, has done a lot more in the NFL this season than the man it's named after.

Shannon Sharpe: Tebow Not Worth Weight In Dollar Bills - Predominantly Orange
Shannon Sharpe caught a lot of balls in his career. The Hall of Fame even thinks so. With 815 career catches, over 10,000 receiving yards, and 62 touchdowns, when Shannon Sharpe speaks, Broncos Country listens.

Denver Broncos' Practice Theory - Predominantly Orange
Practice makes perfect, or at least that’s the hope. Just one time per week, the Broncos line up against someone other than themselves.

True Tim Tebow story | First-and-Orange
So I’m talking to my good friend Jeff Johnson. He blames the Broncos’ fall in recent years on me and he’s an ardent Tim Tebow supporter.

NFL News

Reputations die hard in NFL  |
The Steelers run the ball down your throat. The Patriots overwhelm you with defensive brilliance. Indianapolis is precise with the ball. Baltimore is impenetrable without it.

A feat not seen since Columbus was in the NFL;49ers - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
On Nov. 14, 1920, the Buffalo All-Americans beat the Columbus Panhandles, 43-7, at Canisius College in Buffalo to open the season with their seventh straight win.

CEO of Texas investment firm who used NFL players in $50M Ponzi scheme gets 17 years in prison - The Washington Post
The former CEO of a Texas-based investment firm was sentenced to 17 years in prison Friday for a scheme that used former NFL players to bilk hundreds of investors out of more than $50 million.

Biggest NFL games of Week 9 by's John Clayton - ESPN
The Ravens-Steelers rivalry is the NFL's version of Ali-Frazier, but for this rematch, the boxers might change their styles. Normally, the Steelers' defense loves to thrive on the zone blitz to harass quarterbacks.

On Eli, the Giants rely - Sports - The Boston Globe
It’s not as though the man isn’t practiced at the art of evasion by now. Witness his Houdini job escaping from a grasping pack of Patriots just before he hurled The Pass to David Tyree that put the Giants on the path to a ring.

Denver Broncos Fans

Hey, good news.  Darren McFadden is out.  Janikowski is questionable.  That’s 70 percent of the Raider offense right there.  And over 80 percent of their muffin tops.  Not to mention a staggering 90 percent of their McRib consumption.  (Google ‘Janikowski’ Images).

Random Thoughts.... - Mile High Report
1. What will happen to the collective media narrative if Tim Tebow actually has a good game against the Raiders and we get a win?  My favorite pastime is watching collective wisdom being turned on it's head.  I'm not saying it's going to happen, I just think it is entirely possible.

Beat the Raiders? All is forgiven… - Mile High Report
What a rough ride it has been for Bronco fans the last few years…a ride that begins and ends at the doorstep of the Oakland Raiders…I have no idea if the road will smooth out in the (near) future or perhaps it will become even worse before it improves, but I do know one measure of the path we are taking comes this Sunday…as always it involves the Raiders.

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