Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/17/13

A. Messerschmidt

For any fan over the age of 25, you knew the death of Pat Summerall was a major blow to the NFL. The guy was an iconic figure for the league and its at rare times like this when you just have to give a legend his due... "Pat, This One's For You!"

Super voice gone: Pat Summerall dead at 82 - The Denver Post
DALLAS—Pat Summerall was the calm alongside John Maddens storm. Over four decades, Summerall described some of the biggest games in America in his deep, resonant voice.

Pat Summerall: A life remembered - NFL Videos
Spanning an NFL career that lasted 50 years both on the playing field and broadcast booth, Pat Summerall dies at the age of 82.

Michael Irvin remembers Pat Summerall - NFL Videos
Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin reacts to the passing of Pat Summerall on "NFL Total Access."

Frank Gifford looks back on Pat Summerall's career - NFL Videos
Frank Gifford remembers the life of his former teammate and colleague in the broadcast booth as Pat Summerall dies at the age of 82.

Losing a Legend - ESPN
Pat Summerall truly was, as John Madden put it, "the voice of football." But he was much more, too.

Denver Broncos Videos

Best 2013 'homecoming' games - NFL Videos
With the NFL schedule set to be released Thursday, the "NFL Total Access" guys chime in on which "homecoming" games they're most excited to see.

More Than Just a Surprise | DenverBroncos.com
Peyton Manning's visit to Gateway High School in Aurora helps send off seniors after a trying year.

Cheerleader Auditions Round 1 Recap | DenverBroncos.com
Hear from some of those trying out to make this year's cheerleader squad after the preliminary round of auditions.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' Peyton Manning serious about football after NFL offseason - The Denver Post
It used to be when America went on vacation, Mom and Dad packed up the station wagon, told the kids to shut up and drove off to an exciting, never-before-seen destination a whole state or two away.

Broncos' Champ Bailey not ready for move to safety - The Denver Post
Champ Bailey is a season removed from the question. Actually, he is a season, another Pro Bowl trip and a gut-wrenching playoff loss removed.

Thomas: 'It's Going to be Hard for Guys to Stop Us' | DenverBroncos.com
This offseason, Demaryius Thomas has worked out with his offensive teammates as well as other Pro Bowl wide receivers, looking to build on a career year.

Moore’s Mentality: ‘Let’s Go Try Again’ " DenverBroncos.com
Advanced statistical metrics aren’t kind to every player. But they revealed little but raves for safety Rahim Moore’s performance in 2012, which saw arguably more improvement than anyone else on the Denver roster.

Why John Elway never liked that loser Terry Bradshaw - It's All Over, Fat Man!
That clip is from ESPN's next 30 for 30 feature, which covers the storied 1983 Draft and is titled Elway to Marino.

Rhymes with Orange and Blue: Manning Mania - Predominantly Orange
Rhymes with Orange and Blue | Manning Mania

2013 NFL Draft: Best all time Denver Broncos late round picks | Bronco Planet
It is easy to get excited about the Broncos first and second round picks but history tells us that late round picks have been very good to the Denver Broncos. Here is a look at the Broncos top ten picks selected after the fifth round.

Jon Heath Sports Media: 1983 Trade That Never Was: Montana for Elway
The 2013 NFL Draft is just ten days away, with the Denver Broncos scheduled to select 28th overall in the first round next Thursday.

Alvos do Draft 2013: Montee Ball (RB) " BroncosBrasil.com
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos analisar o perfil do running back Montee Ball. Projetado como um pick de segundo round, ele pode despertar a atenção do Denver Broncos e se juntar ao time.

AFC West Division News

A History of the San Diego Chargers, Part 5: "The Pinnacle" - Bolts From The Blue
SDNativeinTX tells the story of the San Diego Chargers one and only World Championship.

Tony Moeaki is the only Chief not practicing at minicamp (besides Branden Albert) - Arrowhead Pride
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki was the only player (besides Branden Albert) who did not participate in minicamp practice. Though he was present, Moeaki did not practice.

Raiders bust McClain gets not so glowing endorsement from Ravens GM - Silver And Black Pride
Former Raiders MLB McClain as signed by the Ravens, but he is no guarantee to be the next Ray Lewis

NFL News

NFL to release 2013 regular-season schedule Thursday - NFL.com
Where will critical NFL divisional matchups fall? What's the lineup for Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights? We'll find out Thursday at 8 p.m. E.T. when the 2013 regular-season schedule is released.

How deep are the NCAA troubles for Oregon? | National Football Post
The Ducks agree with the governing body that at least one "major violation" was committed by the football program.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: New Orleans Saints
There’s no Bountygate turmoil, no Sean Payton suspension, and no Drew Brees contract distraction hindering the Saints heading into 2013.

Win Correlation - Plays Per Touchdown :: Queue Stats
This is the first part of a 5-part study that will examine the correlation to winning with regards to four efficiency stats compared to the general stats commonly used by the public.

NFL hopeful Brandon O’Brien re-enlists in Marines following Boston attacks | ProFootballTalk
In a move reminiscent of Pat Tillman's decision to enlist in the military following the attacks of 9/11 over a decade ago, a NFL hopeful is heading back to the Marines following the attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Jay Cutler ready to play out his Chicago Bears contract - NFL.com
Jay Cutler, like any NFL quarterback, desires a contract in line with the one Joe Flacco secured. But the Chicago Bears QB understands increases in pay are tied to increases in play.

Seahawks vs. 49ers headlines most anticipated games of 2013 - NFL.com
Denver's entire road slate is must-see TV: Instead of anticipating one showdown, how about I just get a season pass to all of the Denver Broncos' road games?

NFL Free Agency News

Michael Vick, Nick Foles split reps, Bills GM defends QBs in draft class and more - SBNation.com
Nick Foles and Michael Vick split first-team reps during Chip Kelly's first practice as Eagles head coach, while Buffalo's general manager defended the quarterbacks in this year's draft class. Here's a look at Tuesday's NFL news and rumors.

2013 NFL Draft News

2013 NFL Draft: The best draft picks of the century - SBNation.com
Over 200 players will enter then NFL through the draft in April. A handful of them will become very good, but will any of them one day be considered to be one of the best draft picks ever? If so, they could find themselves on this list one day.

Draft Rumblings - Risers & Fallers Around The NFL | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells us which prospects are moving up and down draft boards around the league.

Joe Montana’s son gets a workout with the 49ers | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers are inviting local draft prospects to the team facility to work out on Wednesday, and the son of a 49ers legend will be among those in attendance. Nate Montana, the quarterback son of Hall of Famer Joe Montana, will work out for the 49ers, according to the Associated Press.

DRAFT STRATEGY: MOVE UP OR MOVE DOWN? | Draft Metrics
The phones in NFL war rooms generally get a pretty good workout during the draft. Some teams are looking to move up and grab a player they covet before another team can select him.

2013 NFL Draft Big Board 5.0 - NFL - Chris Burke - SI.com
Here is the beauty of the NFL Draft (and, in particular, *this* NFL Draft): The top 40 players pegged for inclusion on our final Big Board here will not be the same exact names you'll see elsewhere.

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