Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/14/12

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Atlanta Offense 'Does It All'
The Denver defense will have its hands full on Monday night as it takes on a dynamic offensive attack in the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons Defense Helps Set Tone
While the Atlanta offense garners much of the attention, the Broncos know the defense presents a formidable challenge as well.

Road Warriors
The Broncos will attempt to duplicate their strong Week 1 showing on the road in one of the NFL’s toughest places for visiting teams to play.

Monday Night Football " DenverBroncos.com
The Broncos opened the season in style under the lights of Sunday Night Football in Week 1.

Denver Broncos Videos

Pump Up the Volume
Communication will be key as Broncos prepare to tangle with the crowd noise that will fill the Georgia Dome.

Falcons Week - Thursday: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks injury updates and preparing to play at the Georgia Dome.

Falcons Week - Thursday: Manning
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about getting ready to play on Monday Night Football at Atlanta.

The Word: Official Lockout - ESPN Video - ESPN
With replacement refs scheduled to officiate the first 5 weeks of games, Prim Siripipat, Jane McManus and Ramona Shelburne discuss their performance and the negitiations with the locked out refs.

No New Talks Planned - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter with the latest news on the negotiations between the NFL and locked-out officials.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Sunday was a great start to the season. You get some momentum, you beat a great team, it just builds your confidence. There are things that we need to work on, but there’s a lot of stuff that we can build off. I think the excitement level at Sports Authority just shows you what it’s going to be like this season.

Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan among best products of play-now philosophy - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
In the first week of the NFL's regular season, a record five rookie quarterbacks started for their respective teams.

Broncos DT Ty Warren's spot on roster flusters fan from Fort Collins - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Broncos DT Ty Warren's spot on roster flusters fan from Fort Collins

Learning to Lead " DenverBroncos.com
Elvis Dumervil has accomplished plenty in his six seasons with the Broncos.

Broncos kick the tires on Brian Price - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Broncos worked out defensive tackle Brian Price Wednesday after losing Ty Warren for the season, Price’s agent confirmed.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning's use of no-huddle attack replicated by Falcons' Matt Ryan - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
This isn't another story of the protégé trying to outwit the mentor.

Broncos' Peyton Manning "pumped up to play on Monday night" at Atlanta - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning is no stranger to playing under the bright lights of "Monday Night Football," but the Broncos' next game is particularly exciting for the new Denver quarterback.

Broncos new addition Dan Koppen in line with change - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
For Dan Koppen, Thursday's practice marked a step back in time.

Mark Kiszla: Peyton Manning tends to do his best work indoors - The Denver Post
There's no place like dome for Peyton Manning. Is there any NFL quarterback who works better indoors?

Broncos cornerback Chris Harris sits out; newly signed Dan Koppen practices - The Denver Post - LINDSAY JONES
A sprained ankle is keeping Chris Harris, the Broncos' third cornerback, out of practice as the team begins its preparations for Monday night's game against Atlanta.

No cable, no problem: Broncos-Falcons to also air on Channel 20 | First-and-Orange - LINDSAY JONES
Denver-area fans without cable or satellite TV — and therefore, ESPN — will indeed be able to watch Monday’s game between the Broncos and Falcons.

Career paths of Broncos and Falcons coaching staffs are intertwined - LINDSAY JONES
John Fox was hired as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers in 2003. He hired Jack Del Rio to be his defensive coordinator.

Does Matt Ryan agree with Roddy White on how to attack Broncos defense? - LINDSAY JONES
Atlanta wide receiver Roddy White appeared to be multitasking on Wednesday while he Tweeted while watching game tape of the Broncos.

Division News

One player to watch - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One player to watch from each AFC West team in Week 2:

San Diego Chargers CB Quentin Jammer has surgery, will play - ESPN
Starting San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer had surgery on his right thumb Tuesday but coach Norv Turner said he'll be able to play in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Mathews cleared for contact, limited in practice
Running back Ryan Mathews has been cleared for contact but was limited in practice as the San Diego Chargers continued preparing for their home opener Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Chargers get extension to sell enough seats to avoid blackout | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers might have been being coy earlier this week about how many seats they had left to sell to avoid a television blackout of their home opener against the Titans

Raiders not interested in Plax, T.O., or Chad | ProFootballTalk
We mentioned in the first Tryout Tuesday item of the season that, of all the players who had their tires kicked this week, none were named Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens, or Chad Johnson.

Chiefs get Brandon Flowers back on the field | ProFootballTalk
As much as they missed outside linebacker Tamba Hali last week, the Chiefs were also hobbled by the absence of cornerback Brandon Flowers.

NFL News

ProFootballWeekly.com - NFL issues statement on CBA Appeals Panel ruling
The NFL issued a statement Thursday morning about last week’s ruling by an appeals panel that lifted the suspensions of four players involved in the Saints’ bounty program.

NFL Communications - NFL Statement on Appeals Panel Ruling "
In light of some confusion surrounding the ruling of the CBA Appeals Panel, it is important to understand what the panel did and did not rule.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Anderson: Talks with referees remain at 'impasse'
NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told Pro Football Weekly that there has been no update to the situation with the league’s locked-out referees and that no new negotiations are scheduled at this time.

NFLPA issues warning to players on Adderall and Ritalin | ProFootballTalk
With a recent rash of players testing positive for stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin, the NFLPA has issued a warning to all players regarding the use of these medications to treat Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Rodgers says illegal contact rule isn’t being enforced the right way | ProFootballTalk
Last Sunday, NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos said before the start of the games that the replacement officials will struggle with the illegal contact rule, due in large part to the fact that the rule doesn’t exist at lower levels of the sport.


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