Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/7/12


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NFL.com news: Broncos coach Fox believes pass-happy approach leads to doom
John Elway is urging Tim Tebow to wake from his funk and "pull the trigger," and the Broncos quarterback has promised to comply.

Police Warn Ticket Scalpers As Broncos Playoff Seats Grow In Demand " CBS Denver
Denver Broncos playoff tickets are hot items both for Broncos fans and Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Police are cracking down on ticket scalpers

Broncos’ Super Fans Get Ready For The Playoffs " CBS Denver
Most Denver Broncos fans are getting excited about Sunday’s playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but some "super fans" support their team all year long

Broncos To Do Without Dawkins Once More
Brian Dawkins can only watch on Sunday, already ruled out with a neck injury after missing all but one quarter of the last three games because of it.

Denver Broncos News

Tebow's leash longer because he'll be with Broncos longer - The Denver Post
Q: Why do you think the Broncos are giving quarterback Tim Tebow a longer leash than they did Kyle Orton? Was Orton a distraction in the locker room after his benching?

Here's the right recipe for Broncos' victory vs. Steelers - The Denver Post
The numbers say the Broncos have the lowest-scoring team in the playoff field — they are the only one of the 12 averaging fewer than 20 points a game — and the Steelers have the No. 1 defense in the NFL.

Broncos must end drought of taking ball from opponents - The Denver Post
The Broncos have not recorded an interception in their past four games and have only two fumble recoveries during that stretch, one of which was on special teams.

Broncos know they'll be forced to pass vs. Steelers - The Denver Post
With their postseason game closing in, the Broncos get the point.

NFL.com news: Broncos QB Quinn says his practice regiment hasn't changed
While quarterback Tim Tebow's rough passing performance in last week's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs did create some internal discussion about whether to prepare backup Brady Quinn during practice for possible action in Sunday's AFC Wild Card game against the Steelers, the team later backed off the idea, sources said Friday.

Three-and-out: Broncos' Tebow tries to tame limping Steelers
A brief lookahead to the wild-card round's Pittsburgh-Denver game:

What would it take for Brady Quinn to play? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Earlier in the week, Denver football czar John Elway said it was unlikely. Friday, Denver coach John Fox expressed hope Tebow will play well, but he did leave room for interpretation.

Miller Named Second-Team All-Pro " DenverBroncos.com
The 2011 Associated Press All-Pro teams were announced on Friday, and a Broncos rookie made the cut.

Notebook: Dawkins Out Sunday " DenverBroncos.com
Broncos veteran safety Brian Dawkins has been ruled out of Sunday’s Wild Card playoff matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a neck injury.


Wildcard Weekend

Steelers fell as Broncos made Super Bowl XXXII march - The Denver Post
With the Broncos in the playoffs for the first time since the 2005 season, The Denver Post is looking back each day this week at a previous appearance:

Big Ben one big worry for the Broncos' defense - The Denver Post
André Goodman shakes his head every time he talks about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. How can somebody 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds be so deceptive?

NFL.com news: Steelers' Redman plans to make most of his playoff chance
Running back Isaac Redman knew the odds heading into his first training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. He didn't like them a bit.

Steelers’ Pouncey: Ankle Isn’t Feeling Right | Pro Player Insiders
Pittsburgh Steelers’ center Maurkice Pouncey’s availability for Sunday’s playoff game against the Denver Broncos has come into question as he has been having trouble with his left ankle.

Steelers' Mundy will make first playoff start against Broncos
Age 7 might be early for a boy to get career advice from his dad, but when Gregory Mundy saw a chance to impart some to his son, Ryan, he took the opportunity. It had to do with entering the right door.

Steelers' Starks has proven key - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
You are sitting in your car before school, wiping the remaining sleep out of your eyes, when a 1957 Cadillac Hearse pulls into the space next to you.

Steelers rally makes Friday seem like game day
In the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown, the Friday lunch hour felt more like Sunday game day.

BTSC Steelers Six Pack: Two Days Till Title Run Begins Edition - Behind the Steel Curtain
IX - No need to link to the TV Distribution Map this week, as all four wild card round games are broadcast to the entire country on network television.

Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers to play vs. Denver Broncos despite ankle - ESPN
A sprained left ankle won't keep Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out of Sunday's AFC wild-card game in Denver, but one could sideline starting center Maurkice Pouncey.

Steelers-Broncos WC 2012 - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Three nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's Steelers-Broncos wild-card game:

Playoff Matchups: A Lot of Offense, a Little Defense - NYTimes.com
We all know what happens when an immovable force meets an irresistible object: an explosion of clichés results.

Denver Broncos Videos

Sounds from the Locker Room
Defensive players talk about defending Ben Roethlisberger, the Steeler offense and getting ready for Wild Card Weekend.

NFL Videos: Broncos' wild-card Sunday
01:31 – Will Tim Tebow be under center in Denver or will backup Brady Quinn make an appearance in Sunday's wild-card game? "Around the League" examines the possibility of Quinn taking some snaps from Tebow due to his poor passing performance to end the regular season.

NFL Videos: Open Locker Room: The Manning era
03:42 – With the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, should the Indianapolis Colts end the Peyton Manning era and draft a new quarterback? Willis McGahee and Roddy White discuss.

NFL News

The Onion Spoofs Ryan and Sanchez - NYTimes.com
Why was so much chatter devoted to Rex Ryan and the Jets in these parts during a week when the Giants were preparing for the playoffs?

2011 NFL Awards include MVP, Rookies of the Year - NFL - SI.com

NFL staffs to use video monitors to treat injuries - ESPN
In a memo sent to the 32 teams and obtained by The Associated Press, the league said the monitors would be used to "allow the medical staff to review the network video of any play during which a player was injured."

2011 NFP All-Rookie defensive team | National Football Post
Taking a look at the best first-year players on defense

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