Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/15/12

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Notebook: Prepping for the No-Huddle
Denver's defense has gotten plenty of work against a no-huddle offense in practice; Peyton Manning's pre-snap reads create big-play potential; Tony Carter could see more time at Atlanta.

Brooking Readies for Former Team
Linebacker Keith Brooking prepares to play against the team he spent the first 11 years of his career with.

Broncos’ Homecoming
Monday night's game against Atlanta will be a homecoming of sorts for linebackers Wesley Woodyard and Keith Brooking, cornerback Champ Bailey and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

Denver Broncos Videos

Falcons Week - Friday: Del Rio
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about preparing for Matt Ryan and the Falcons' potent offense.

Falcons Week - Friday: McCoy
Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy talks about preparing for the Falcons and the Georgia Dome crowd.

Falcons Week - Friday: Bailey
Champ Bailey talks about heading home and playing the Falcons.

Next Test
Matt Ryan and Atlanta's high powered offense present a new set of challenges for Denver defenders.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos rookie report: Derek Wolfe off to good start with Week 1 sack - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The draft class

Broncos cornerback Chris Harris still a question mark against Falcons - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
They have an extra day to prepare before Monday night's game in Atlanta, but the Broncos will be short-handed in the secondary against the up-tempo Falcons offense if cornerback Chris Harris' ankle doesn't improve in the next two days.

Champ Bailey for special return to home state - LINDSAY JONES
Sunday’s game against the Falcons marks Champ Bailey’s first game back in his home state of Georgia since 2008.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Broncos WR Decker benefiting from time with Manning
The prevailing thought by many over the past six months has been as follows: If Broncos WR Eric Decker could be successful playing with Tim Tebow (44 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns last season), imagine his ceiling playing with Peyton Manning.

Broncos need to pass a tough test on road to demonstrate improvement - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Not since the Broncos defeated the Chargers 34-23 on Oct. 19, 2009, in San Diego has the team won a road game against an opponent that would then go on to the playoffs in that season.

Broncos' Virgil Green could help midseason if he does homework - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: You've mentioned the Virgil Green suspension, and I'm interested in your thoughts on what impact his return will have on the roles of (Joel) Dreessen and (Jacob) Tamme?

Broncos', Falcons' staffs know each other well from past association - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Everybody will know everybody's business Monday night.

Peyton Manning appreciates direction from Broncos QBs coach Adam Gase - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
Plenty of things were amiss for Peyton Manning in the year he spent away from football. Neck surgeries forced him off the field and into the training room, so Manning couldn't practice.

Division News

Final Word: AFC West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 2:

Chargers' 'O' has more injury woes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers might have even more offensive challenges Sunday in their home opener against Tennessee.

Blackout lifted for Chargers home opener | ProFootballTalk
On Thursday the Chargers announced that they had been given an extension to sell the remaining 2,100 or so tickets they needed to move to avoid a local television blackout of their home opener against the Titans.

Chiefs in a rush to get Tamba Hali back - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs' defense is in serious need of a boost.

Flowers might be on track to play - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There is no guarantee Brandon Flowers will make his season debut Sunday at Buffalo, but there are signs that he will be on the field.

ProFootballWeekly.com - All quiet around Chiefs' Baldwin
There is a collective hush around Chiefs WR Jon Baldwin, who was a standout during training camp — especially when Dwayne Bowe was still holding out — but has been a missing man of sorts since.

Oakland Raiders to start Stefen Wisniewski at center against Miami Dolphins - ESPN
Oakland center Stefen Wisniewski has no doubt that running the ball early and effectively is critical if the Raiders are to avoid going 0-2 for the first time since 2007.

Denarius Moore to play limited role for Raiders | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders got bad news about one of their injured receivers this week, but things look more promising for Denarius Moore.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Key matchup: Raiders RB Darren McFadden vs. Dolphins front seven
In Friday’s key matchup, respective team strengths will be facing off in a big game for two struggling teams.

NFL News

NFL details key officiating issues from Week One | ProFootballTalk
NFL Network has unfortunately discontinued the "Official Review" segment that used to be one of its most enlightening segments of the week,

Safeties Williams, Mays, Moore fined $21,000 each | ProFootballTalk
Playing safety in the NFL can get expensive if you can’t learn to avoid collisions with opposing players’ heads, and three NFL safeties learned that the hard way today.

NFL Communications - Officiating Video for Media "
The following is an officiating video to assist in your coverage of the NFL.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Chalk Talk video: Rodgers beats the Bears' Cover 2 | National Football Post
Breaking down the Xs and Os of Drivers' TD catch.

For safety-conscious NFL, short weeks don’t raise red flags | ProFootballTalk
This year, every NFL team will play one game on a short week.

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