Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/20/13

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

You better get used to John Elway running things in Dove Valley, because this sheriff doesn't intend to retire any time soon. A dynasty is built one year at at time and so far things are looking quite nice.

John Elway in for long haul according to Broncos' Joe Ellis - The Denver Post
Broncos president Joe Ellis, in a wide-ranging interview Friday, said the teams 2013 schedule, which includes five primetime appearances, means the teams profile is back where owner Pat Bowlen wants it.

Team President on Elway's Impact | DenverBroncos.com
Broncos President Joe Ellis talks about how much influence John Elway's role with the Broncos has advanced the team's profile in just two years.

Broncos a 7 1/2-point favorite against Ravens in week 1 | First-and-Orange
Bovada has already listed the Broncos as a 7 1/2-point favorite against the Baltimore Ravens in the league opener, Sept. 5 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Denver Broncos' 2013 Schedule from Easiest to Hardest Games | Bleacher Report
As expected, the Denver Broncos received the max six scheduled prime-time games. The Broncos will play on five different networks, appearing on NBC three times.

Denver Broncos Videos

Team President Talks Schedule, Stadium Upgrades | DenverBroncos.com
Broncos President Joe Ellis shares what he likes about this year's schedule and sheds light on some of the significant upgrades at Sports Authority Field.

N 'if' L: What if the Colts had drafted Ryan Leaf? - NFL Videos
Dave Dameshek explores the greatest "what if" in NFL draft history looking at how the NFL would look had the Colts drafted Ryan Leaf and not Peyton Manning.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Would Saints' Chris Ivory remedy the Broncos' needs at RB? - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Dillon Pauls: Q: Would the Broncos consider trading their second-round pick to the Saints for Chris Ivory? It might seem desperate, but hes exactly the type of running back the Broncos are looking for, correct?

Why the Broncos have to consider taking a tackle next week - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Now that we've completed our rundown of this year's top offensive tackle prospects, let's take a moment to revisit whether it makes sense for the Broncos to take one of them in next week's draft.

Alvos do Draft 2013: Stepfan Taylor (RB) " BroncosBrasil.com
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos analisar o perfil do running back Stepfan Taylor. Se o Denver Broncos estiver mesmo procurando por um RB no 2º ou 3º round, certamente este é um prospect muito interessante.

AFC West Division News

Chiefs' John Dorsey: 4 players in the running, KC will explore all options - Arrowhead Pride
Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey conducted a Friday afternoon press conference talking about the 2013 NFL Draft. Below you can find a recap of what he had to say.

Raiders may have a huge trade down opportunity for 2013 draft - Silver And Black Pride
With the NFL draft under a week away teams are starting to show their hands a little bit more. Two of those teams are the Dolphins and the Vikings who have both spoken publicly about the desire to trade ahead, could the Raiders take advantage?

Ryan Mathews: The Tale of the Tape - Bolts From The Blue
Nick Shepherd has a great hatred for the decisions Ryan Mathews' makes on the football field. Here's him explaining why the San Diego Chargers Running Back struggles to be productive or stay healthy.

NFL News

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: New York Giants
A few times each year there are bouts of baffling ineptitude from the Giants. But overall, with Eli Manning at the helm and longtime offensive assistant Kevin Gilbride crafting the game plans, this offense is a fine-tuned machine.

Advanced NFL Stats: EPA Production and Cap Value, Skill Positions
I've been playing around with the connection between player value and production, and I thought I'd post some interesting observations.

Jets reportedly make trade offer for Chris Ivory | ProFootballTalk
Running back Chris Ivory signed his restricted free agent tender with the Saints on Friday, which eliminated the slim possibility that a team would try to sign him to an offer sheet that would cost them a second-round pick if New Orleans opted not to match.

Team needs: Green Bay Packers | ProFootballTalk
The champions of Super Bowl XLV chased their title run with a 15-1 regular season and a pair of division-round playoff losses. To get back to the Super Bowl and win it once or more times during the remaining career of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Packers need to address multiple needs, sooner ra...

Terrell Owens working out, staying ready | ProFootballTalk
Terrell Owens hasn't appeared in an NFL regular-season game since 2010. At 39, getting another chance to play football at the highest level is far from assured. That said, if an NFL team shows interest, Owens has indicated he will be ready.

Inside Clay Matthews' new contract | National Football Post
The Green Bay Packers signed linebacker Clay Matthews to a five-year contract extension averaging $13.2 million per year on Wednesday. Matthews was scheduled to make $3.77 million in final year of his five-year rookie contract prior to signing his new deal.

Friday Buzz | National Football Post
Intel, Obeservations and Whispers from The NFP Insider Network

Jimmy Haslam FAQ: The Browns, the Pilot fraud affidavit and what's next - SBNation.com
Jimmy Haslam's company is being investigated by the FBI and IRS for fraud and other criminal charges. What does it mean for the Cleveland Browns' new owner?

James Harrison signs with Bengals, Jimmy Haslam and more - SBNation.com
The NFL is now less than a week away from the 2013 NFL draft, but that doesn't mean the league is in a dead period. James Harrison agreed to a two-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL isn't going to force Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to step down, for now.

2013 NFL Draft News

'12 Rose Bowl performance helped rescue Oregon NFL draft prospect Kiko Alonso's football career - Yahoo! Sports
As a Cuban-born, Puerto Rican-raised success story who has lived the American Dream, Carlos Alonso has enjoyed many a happy new year. Yet it will be tough to top the one that Alonso, a high-tech executive, and his wife Monica experienced 15 months ago in Pasadena as they watched the second of their three sons blaze a rosy trail toward redemption.

WalterFootball.com: 2013 NFL Draft Goals Continued
How did the Broncos lose to the Ravens in the playoffs? Their secondary was torched, while their pass protection was easily beaten, thanks in part to injuries at the running back position. Denver must address both the offensive and defensive backfields. And of course, don't forget about the defensive line. Tackle was a need, but now end must be addressed because of Faxgate.

Where Will QB E.J. Manuel Land in the 2013 NFL Draft? | GridironGrit.com
E.J. Manuel is one of the hottest names heading into the 2013 NFL Draft. Let’s examine the Top 5 potential landing spots for the 6-5, 237-pound star signal-caller out of Florida State.

Fanspeak's 2013 NFL Draft Player Value Big Board | FanSpeak's NFL Draft Blog
As you can see below, it displays where a player should be drafted based on their value. This is not based on an actual draft, so there can be fewer or more players in a given round than the number of picks. You can also see that it shows which positions have more elite level talent (Round 1), or more depth (more players in the mid rounds).

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