Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 8/9/11

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Longtime assistant coach Jerry Smith dead at 80, served as Broncos interim head coach in ‘71 - The Washington Post
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Jerry Smith, whose 26-year NFL coaching career included a stint as the Denver Broncos interim head coach in 1971, has died at age 80.

Defense Makes a Statement | DenverBroncos.com
The defense dominated practice Monday and rookie Rahim Moore talked about how Brian Dawkins has taken him under his wing.

John Fox Pulls No Surprises In Denver Broncos' Preseason Depth Chart - SB Nation Denver
John Fox released his first preseason depth chart for the Denver Broncos. Kyle Orton is the No. 1 quarterback ahead of Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn, in that order.

Kiszla: Hey, Broncos fans — Kyle Orton is glad coach is making QB decision - The Denver Post
Hey, Broncomaniacs. Did you get the message? Kyle Orton is glad you arent picking the teams starting quarterback.

Kyle Orton Feels 'Well On The Way' To Denver Broncos Starting QB Spot - SB Nation Denver
The first Denver Broncos depth chart has been released for the 2011 preseason and Kyle Orton is the team's No. 1 quarterback heading into Thursday's game with the Dallas Cowboys. He may not be the most popular choice among a certain segment of the fans, but he is clearly John Fox's quarterback--for the moment.

Broncos rookie tight end Julius Thomas creates early buzz - The Denver Post
Julius Thomas jogged out of the tunnel and onto the Invesco Field at Mile High turf for the first time Saturday afternoon. And as he ran to join his teammates for some prescrimmage warm-ups, a handful of fans who were sitting in the front row screamed his name.

Broncos' pass protection still a work in progress - The Denver Post
Now that the Kyle Orton-Tim Tebow drama has seemingly moved from heated controversy to no real competition, perhaps people can start paying attention to other Broncos issues.

Broncos QB Kyle Orton atop depth chart, Tim Tebow No. 2 - NFL - SI.com
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Tim Tebow is winning Denver's quarterback competition -- for the No. 2 job behind starter Kyle Orton.

Orton once again miles ahead of Tebow in QB race - Boulder Daily Camera
ENGLEWOOD -- The Denver Broncos have a quarterback quandary on their hands even if its not panning out as much of a competition.

NFL.com news: In the saddle: Orton over Tebow on Broncos' QB depth chart
The Broncos released their first preseason depth chart, which left little doubt about who their starting QB is. Hint: It isn't Tim Tebow.

DenverBroncos.com

2011 Training Camp - Day 12: Fox | DenverBroncos.com
Head Coach John Fox talks about gearing up for Thursday's preseason opener against Dallas.

2011 Training Camp - Day 12: Orton | DenverBroncos.com
Quarterback Kyle Orton talks to the press after Monday's practice.

MaxDenver.com

Camp Day 10: Takeaways and Taking Precautions | MaxDenver.com
Less than three days now separate the Broncos from their preseason opener below the twin 11,200-square-foot television screens at Cowboys Stadium, but don’t expect them to alter their training-camp schedule too much to account for game-planning.

Orton Isn’t Fans’ Choice, But Is Team’s | MaxDenver.com
Tim Tebow is obviously still the people’s choice. His jerseys are ubiquitous at Broncos practices; his merchandise still consumes an entire section of the Broncos’ online store, and no matter how great his struggles appear to be in team periods this camp, he still generates the same fervor as the Beatles’ arrival at JFK Airport.

First and Orange Blog

Broncos' AFC foes roundup from Monday | First-and-Orange
As we get closer and closer to actual games (ok … exhibition games), it’s time to start paying attention to what’s going on around the division.

Broncos depth chart: Fells starting TE | First-and-Orange
The only surprise on the Broncos’ first released depth chart was a mild one. It occurred at tight end where Daniel Fells has already moved ahead of Richard Quinn.

The Denver Post

Broncos Mailbag: What will it take for Tim Tebow to become No. 1? - The Denver Post
The Posts Broncos writer responds to your questions in Mike Klis Broncos Mailbag. In this, the seasons first regular installment, Mike tackles eight Qs, including one about what Tim Tebow needs to become the starter and another about offseason moves.

Broncos QB Orton seeks quick appearance in preseason opener - The Denver Post
Kyle Ortons goal is not to play any more in the preseason than necessary for the offense to be sharp enough to open the season Sept. 12.

Analysis: NFL playbooks come with patience this year - The Denver Post
When a rebuilding job is as big as the one the Broncos have on their hands, a well-thought-out plan is required to get it done.

Q&A: LenDale White has work to do to stick with Broncos - The Denver Post
Because of back pain and spams, LenDale White has practiced only a couple of times since training camp opened.

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