Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/3/13

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Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Manning Named FedEx Air Player of the Year
Quarterback Peyton Manning earned the FedEx Air Player of the Year Award.

Peyton Manning Named Comeback Player of the Year
Quarterback Peyton Manning was recognized by the Associated Press as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

Manning Reacts to Comeback Player of the Year Honor
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about receiving the Associated Press' Comeback Player of the Year Award.


Super Bowl: Do You Speak Football? - NYTimes.com
The Super Bowl speaks to all of us in different ways, but first, you have to at least be fluent in football.

Goodell says low blocks and field quality are also safety concerns | ProFootballTalk
Most of the NFL’s emphasis on player safety in recent years has focused on reducing hits to the head.

Roger Goodell State of the League press conference transcript | ProFootballTalk
"Good morning. This Sunday will be the conclusion of an incredible season of NFL football.

Cheerleader says Ravens left her home because she gained weight | ProFootballTalk
Deer antler spray isn’t the only bizarre controversy surrounding the Ravens at the Super Bowl: A cheerleader says the team didn’t bring her to the Super Bowl because she gained weight during the season.


Denver Broncos Videos

Brace Yourself For The Super Bowl - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat talks with Stephania Bell about a high-tech brace that two key players will be wearing on Super Bowl Sunday

Ridley On Super Bowl Atmosphere, Ravens' Defense - ESPN Video - ESPN
Patriots RB Stevan Ridley talks about the electrifying atmosphere in New Orleans and Bernard Pollard's hit that knocked him out of the AFC Championship Game.

Denver Broncos Blogs

2013 Super Bowl: Game plan - The Denver Post
In a 3-4 defense with linebackers who cover the field like a tarp, the 49ers held 11 teams in the regular season to fewer than 100 rushing yards.

NFL's zone-read option offense grew from NAIA-level roots - The Denver Post
If Colin Kaepernick fakes a pitch and again channels Usain Bolt on some 50-yard, game- winning touchdown run Sunday in New Orleans, the hysterical 49er fans should thank one player.

There's still plenty of room in the pocket for future NFL offenses - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Peyton Manning is not in the Super Bowl. Neither is Tom Brady. And Andrew Luck, Eli Manning, Ben Roeth lisberger and Matt Schaub?

Families might feel the Super Bowl pressure more - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Sunday's Super Bowl is a never-before-seen family affair for the Harbaughs. Brothers Jim and John are coaching the 49ers and Ravens, respectively, with their families looking on, trying to root for all involved.

Mike Klis: Former CU Buffs Solder, Smith find Super success in NFL - The Denver Post
They were like sunbeams during an otherwise dark period.

Bill Romanowski sees hard-hitting Super Bowl on the way - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
A four-time Super Bowl winner as a linebacker sees Sunday's title game between the Ravens and 49ers as a day made for the position.

Read-option offense has become super relevant in the NFL - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
At its beginning, but with hardly any tomorrows, was Tim Tebow. There have been platefuls of platitudes for Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson during Super Bowl week in the Big Easy. All were read-option followers of Tebow.

Free Agency

Jets still hoping they can trade Tebow | ProFootballTalk
Last year, the Jets and Jaguars were the only two teams interested in acquiring Tim Tebow in a trade from the Broncos.

Greg Jennings ready for change, would love a Joe Philbin reunion | ProFootballTalk
Soon-to-be free agent receiver Greg Jennings has already put his home in Wisconsin up for sale, and he said this week that he’s preparing for a change in his career, which has so far been played entirely in Green Bay.

NFL News

Adrian Peterson takes home league MVP award | ProFootballTalk
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been named as the NFL’s most valuable player.

Adrian Peterson named offensive player of the year | ProFootballTalk
One of the best seasons by a running back in NFL history has earned Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson offensive player of the year honors.

Bruce Arians named coach of the year | ProFootballTalk
Forced to take over control of the Indianapolis Colts mid-season as head coach Chuck Pagano was hospitalized with leukemia, offensive coordinator Bruce Arians took the helm and guided the Colts to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth.

Jason Witten is the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year | ProFootballTalk
The only NFL award that combines on-field excellence with off-field service has been given to Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.

Luke Kuechly earns defensive rookie of the year honors | ProFootballTalk
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was named as the league’s defensive rookie of the year on Saturday.

J.J. Watt nearly unanimous as the NFL’s defensive player of the year | ProFootballTalk
After a dominant season with the Houston Texans, J.J. Watt has been named the NFL’s defensive player of the year.

Robert Griffin III named offensive rookie of the year | ProFootballTalk
After a spectacular season in which he dazzled with his arm and his feet and led the Redskins to the playoffs, Robert Griffin III has been named the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year.

2013 Draft

Final breakdown of players that shined in practices at Texas vs the Nation Game. | National Football Post
NFP breaksdown the six players who had the best week of practice at the Texas vs Nation Game

Miscellaneous Stuff

ProFootballWeekly.com - Parcells, Carter, Sapp, Allen, Ogden make Hall of Fame
Larry Allen, Warren Sapp, Jonathan Ogden, Cris Carter and Bill Parcells were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013.

Bill Parcells says New England is spoiled by the Patriots | ProFootballTalk
Former Patriots coach Bill Parcells thinks the folks in New England should think about how lucky they are to have a team so good.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Two years into new CBA, labor peace a distant memory
The most important and well-attended non-game event at the Super Bowl annually occurs every Friday before Super Sunday at 11:30 a.m. local time, when the commissioner of the National Football League holds a press conference that has come to be known as the "State of the League Address."

Winning A Professional Football Championship - HARD | TheFootballEducator.com
There are some really HARD things out there in the world.

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