Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/25/12

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Happy 14th anniversary since the Broncos first Super Bowl title!

NFL.com news: Del Rio seen as possible replacement for Allen as Broncos DC
Former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has emerged as a possible replacement for Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, according to league sources.

Offseason Starts in Mobile " DenverBroncos.com
While there are still two teams that have not yet begun their offseason, for everyone else the path being traveled is that of improvement for 2012.

John Elway’s rocky road made his titles sweeter - NFL - Sporting News
It took a long, meandering slog to reach this particular slice of Super Bowl nirvana. It took watching failure again and again, until it came to pass that even those who didn’t care much about football would tune in, just to witness a man stumble short.

Tebow haters, back off - chicagotribune.com
Now that the Denver Broncos are out of the NFL playoffs, it's probably a little safer to tiptoe into the controversy that is Tim Tebow.

Broncos will continue to use NFL draft to plug most of their holes - The Denver Post
This is just the second offseason for John Elway, the Broncos vice president. Same with general manager Brian Xanders and coach John Fox. Theyre still identifying the teams core players.

Analysis: Potential Candidates for Defensive Coordinator | MaxDenver.com
Whoever replaces Dennis Allen as Broncos defensive coordinator has a tough act to follow — and will inherit a defense that is still in the midst of a rebuilding process.

Denver Broncos Videos

2011 Best of Series: The Run Game
The Broncos set a single season franchise record on the ground and led the league in rushing yards in 2011; here are some of the best highlights from Broncos TV.

Senior Bowl Report - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Calvin Watkins discusses Jerry Jones' comments at the Senior Bowl.

Denver Broncos News

NFL.com news: Raiders decide on Broncos DC Allen to be their next coach
The Oakland Raiders agreed to hire Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their next coach, league sources said Tuesday night.

NFL.com news: Bailey: Allen's departure just means more change for Broncos
Champ Bailey loves his defensive coordinator's intensity and drive. But those qualities and others led to Oakland making Dennis Allen its coach, disappointing Bailey and his Denver teammates.

Coaching hire another sign of Raiders' shift in philosophy - NFL - Sporting News
Perhaps we’ll never know if Oakland Raiders first-year general manager Reggie McKenzie got his "guy" or if Dennis Allen came from his so-called "short list" of coaching candidates.

Oakland Raiders pick Dennis Allen as head coach - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has found a new head coach, FOXSports.com has learned. Former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen has reached an agreement to lead the Silver and Black in the 2012 season, but contract details still must be hammered out.

Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow not coming to AT&T - MontereyHerald.com :
Tebow-mania will not be part of the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Broncos' lack of depth in secondary revealed in playoffs - The Denver Post
Denvers defense didnt have much depth in the secondary in 2011. The Broncos struggled late in the season when opponents spread them out on defense and forced them to play more defensive backs.

Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen hired as head coach of Raiders - The Denver Post
John Fox brought his entire coaching staff to the Senior Bowl this week, but he will return to Denver with one fewer staff member.

Woody Paige: Raiders raid Broncos, hire Dennis Allen as head coach - The Denver Post
Dennis, we hardly knew ye. The Raiders did a two-fer Tuesday night. They hired a new coach and stole the Broncos defensive coordinator.

Raiders hire away Dennis Allen from Broncos for head coach job - The Denver Post
The Oakland Raiders on Tuesday evening hired Dennis Allen to be their head coach, according to an NFL source, taking him away from the Broncos.

Six intriguing QBs on display at Senior Bowl, but not the Big Two - The Denver Post
Quarterbacks routinely see their draft status rise and fall because of what some of their Senior Bowl practices have looked like.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Key Contributions from 2011 Acquisitions " DenverBroncos.com
Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway, General Manager Brian Xanders and Head Coach John Fox completed their first full season together in 2011, which culminated in an AFC West title and an AFC Wild Card victory in the playoffs.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Broncos Take Devon Still In 1st Round Of 4-Round Mock - SB Nation Denver
It's a fool's errand to project an NFL mock draft for four rounds, but there's one over at Mocking the Draft. While it will likely be quite wrong come the actually draft, and, really, it will be obsolete in a couple of days, the Denver Broncos do come away with a nice haul in the projection.

NFL Draft 2012: Zach Brown Talks With Broncos At Senior Bowl - SB Nation Denver
The Denver Broncos shored up the pass-rushing linebacker position by drafting Von Miller with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and that worked out pretty well. Miller went on to record 11.5 sacks, being slowed down by a thumb injury late in the season.

Another Year, Another Coordinator | MaxDenver.com
Never has a great player dealt with as much instability among his bosses as Champ Bailey.

Senior Bowl Day Two: South Team Notes | MaxDenver.com
Notes from the South team’s Tuesday afternoon Senior Bowl practice, held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Scenes from a Practice: Senior Bowl Day Two, South Team | MaxDenver.com
A collection of images from the North team practice, held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium here Tuesday.

Senior Bowl Day Two: North Team Notes | MaxDenver.com
Notes from the North team’s Tuesday morning Senior Bowl practice, held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Scenes from a Practice: Senior Bowl Day Two, North Team | MaxDenver.com
A collection of images from the North team practice, held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium here Tuesday.

Kasich muses on Tim Tebow | Politics Extra
Gov. John Kasich wrote a column for the Huffington Post about Tim Tebow, the Broncos quarterback whose open displays of faith – and stunning comebacks – spurred a lot of talk during this last NFL season.

The Real Thing | The Hartselle Enquirer
Coca Cola used the phrase "The Real Thing" in advertising its soft drink several years ago. Since then it has been used to describe something or someone who actually is what is claimed.

Denver Broncos Super Bowl Reflection - Predominantly Orange
With the Super Bowl nearly upon us, it’s always fun to look back on the Denver Broncos Super Bowl appearances. Win or lose, it’s a major accomplishment just to make it to the big game.

Denver Broncos First Round Draft Need - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos led the NFL in rushing and they set a franchise record for most yards on the ground in a single season. That doesn’t mean all is gravy, however.

Josh McDaniels And The Denver Broncos: Has The Stench Faded? - BroncoTalk
Over a year ago, Broncos fans celebrated like they were liberated from a maniacal dictator when Pat Bowlen relieved Josh McDaniels of his coaching duties with the Denver Broncos.

Who is Dennis Allen? A look back | First-and-Orange
I’m sure plenty of folks outside of Denver heard the news tonight that the Raiders had hired Dennis Allen to be their new head coach and thought, "Who?"

NFL News

Pound Decries Delays in HGH Testing for NFL - NYTimes.com
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says there is known and suspected use of human growth hormone in the NFL and claims union lawyers who seek more information about testing for the performance-enhancing drug "flock to the pseudo-science like ants to a picnic."

NFL Still Finalizing Super Bowl Seating Capacity - NYTimes.com
The NFL is trying to avoid another super snafu.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Meeks hired as Chargers' secondary coach
The Chargers have hired Ron Meeks as their secondary coach, replacing Steve Wilks, who has joined the Panthers.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Pagano to interview for Colts' job
Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano interviewed with the Colts on Tuesday for their head-coaching job.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Jets hire DeGuglielmo as O-line coach
The Jets announced on Tuesday they have hired Dave DeGuglielmo as their offensive line coach.

Brad Seely to interview with Colts | ProFootballTalk
There's another candidate in the mix for the Colts' head-coaching vacancy: 49ers special teams coach Brad Seely. Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that Seely is scheduled to interview Wednesday in Indianapolis.

League says Nike deal won’t lead to dramatic jersey design changes | ProFootballTalk
Earlier today, we suggested that folks thinking about buying an NFL jersey should consider waiting until April of this year, when the switch flips from Reebok to Nike.

Ray Rice guarantees he’ll be back in Baltimore | ProFootballTalk
Ray Rice joined PFT Live Tuesday to talk about his future with his contract up this offseason. Early in the interview, he said he was "almost positive" he would be back in Baltimore. By the end of the interview, Rice guaranteed he would be back with the team.

Todd Haley meeting with Cardinals today | ProFootballTalk
When we last looked at the status of former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, it appeared unlikely that there was a place for him on the Cardinals' coaching staff. But that may no longer be the case.

Report: Bowles will not be back in Miami | ProFootballTalk
Todd Bowles will not remain with the Dolphins organization in 2012. New Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has decided not to retain Bowles, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

NFL’s "magic potion" has risks, players like Urlacher don’t care | ProFootballTalk
In an intriguing feature included in tonight's new Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO, 10:oo p.m. ET/PT), Andrea Kremer explores the NFL's "magic potion" that "masks pain from head to toe." The wonder drug goes by the name of Toradol. It's not a narcotic, it's not addictive, it's legal to use.

Trestman emerges as candidate for Colts job | ProFootballTalk
Colts owner Jim Irsay considered Montreal Alouettes G.M. Jim Popp for the job that went to Ryan Grigson. Maybe Irsay was simply looking for insight on the guy whom Popp hired four years ago to coach the CFL team.

Pro Bowl Cheerleaders | NFL.com
The players aren't the only ones rewarded for a season of success. Some of the finest of the NFL's sizzling sideline sensations also are awarded with a trip to the Pro Bowl.

NFL.com news: Bears LB Urlacher explains painkiller use, concussion issue
Bears All-Pro LB Brian Urlacher opened up this week about his longtime use of the painkiller Toradol and said he'd hide a concussion to stay on the field.

NFL.com news: Cardinals could bring back Haley as an assistant coach
Former Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley met with Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves on Tuesday, according to league sources.

Ex-OC Bruce Arians confirms Pittsburgh Steelers forced him out - ESPN
Bruce Arians said he decided to retire only after the Pittsburgh Steelers declined to give him a contract offer and that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was unhappy with the team's decision.

Dick Pound blasts NFLPA for delaying HGH testing - ESPN
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says there is known and suspected use of human growth hormone in the NFL and claims union lawyers who seek more information about testing for the performance-enhancing drug flock to the pseudo-science lik

What might Allen's staff look like? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It will be interesting to see how Dennis Allen builds his staff in Oakland. AllenAllen, the youngest head coach in the NFL, spent only one year as a

The NFL's Special Forces - LB's & NFL Combine Prep | TheFootballEducator.com
Those of you that have followed The Football Educator know my affinity for the military and the various analogies I’ve used in the past with the service to football.

Brian Urlacher says he'd hide concussion from doctors
The Chicago Bears linebacker also says he uses the pain-killing drug Toradol. - USATODAY.com

Denver Broncos Fans

RC's Mock Offseason - Mile High Report
It is difficult to argue that the 2011 Denver Broncos did not provide us with one of the most exciting and memorable Bronco seasons ever! With the season coming to an end following the divisional round of the playoffs, it is time to start planning for the 2012 season.

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