Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/30/13

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For the Denver Broncos offense, its all about tempo. Peyton Manning is setting the tone for some major speed in the style of offense the Broncos will run in 2013. The more snaps the better.

Time to 'Zip It' on Questioning Manning's Velocity? | DenverBroncos.com
The offense is moving faster at organized team activities than it did last year. So are Peyton Manning's passes.

Peyton Manning shifting Broncos offense into overdrive during OTAs - The Denver Post
Hurry, Ronnie Hillman! Move it, Orlando Franklin! Snap it, Manny Ramirez, snap it! Whatever the assignments given to a Broncos offensive player this season, the edict is to complete it in a hurry.

Decker, Offense Fine Tuning | DenverBroncos.com
Wide receiver Eric Decker talks about how the offense is improving a year after Peyton Manning's arrival.

Denver Broncos News and Blogs

Jack Del Rio wants Broncos' defensive front to fit every situation - The Denver Post
It's having the right personnel on the depth chart to play heavy when you need to and then to be able to get more speed on the field when that's the way to go. So, to that end, the Broncos will be disappointed, as well as in some serious trouble on defense, if all of the players you mentioned don't play a bunch and perform well while they're on the field.

Quentin Jammer signs with Broncos, leaves Chargers - The Denver Post
The Broncos signed defensive back Quentin Jammer on Wednesday after failing to land Charles Woodson as free-agent help at the position.

Moving NFL draft back increases odds teams make wrong pick | First-and-Orange
I don’t mind the NFL moving its draft back two weeks to May 8-10. The concern is the league didn’t make the corresponding move with the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Colorado Buffs want "big business" AD; Broncos' Matt Russell could be candidate - The Denver Post
University of Colorado chancellor Phil DiStefano said Wednesday he wants an athletic director with a business and fundraising background to replace the ousted Mike Bohn.

Jammer Signs with Broncos | DenverBroncos.com
On Wednesday, the Broncos added yet another piece to a secondary that cornerback Champ Bailey already called "stacked."

What Jammer Brings to Broncos | DenverBroncos.com
The Quentin Jammer the Broncos signed Wednesday isn't the same player that was a first-round pick of the Chargers 11 years ago. But the Broncos' depth is such that he doesn't have to be.

Quentin Jammer Photos | DenverBroncos.com
View images of defensive back Quentin Jammer, who signed with the Broncos on Wednesday.

Vickerson, D-Line Playing with Purpose | DenverBroncos.com
Defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson talks about why he and his line mates are playing with a chip on their shoulders this season.

Beadles Talks O-Line Bulk, Offseason Work | DenverBroncos.com
Guard Zane Beadles talks about how size up front will help the run game and why he needs to be in good shape come training camp.

2013 Denver Broncos Season: Hope Springs Eternal | Bronco Planet
It’s 13° and my beard has formed icicles, but the Denver Broncos are on the cusp of heading to the AFC Championship game (a game to be played back at Mile High) and even in the frigid cold my blood is pumping and I am as warm as ever.

Broncos' Zane Beadles Utilizes Sports Psychologist - Predominantly Orange
Denver Broncos’ guard Zane Beadles is coming off his first Pro Bowl season. Even though he had a heavy dose of success last season, he’s not taking his off season lightly.

Aspectos do jogo XII: Regras de Roster da NFL " BroncosBrasil.com
Seguindo a série Aspectos do Jogo nesta offseason, o post de hoje trata das regras que regulamentam os rosters de todos os times da NFL. É sempre útil para o Broncos Brasil trazer estes detalhes tão específicos da liga, porque assim todos podem compreender melhor o esporte que amam e enriquecer a discussão e troca de idéia entre nós mesmos.

NFL News and Blogs

Brian Urlacher's do-it-all skill set on display on one unforgettable night - Peter King - SI.com
I'm going to write about Brian Urlacher today, but before I do, a note about the day. It's Memorial Day, and that's not just the first day of the beach season. It's a day we remember all those who have served in the military, and those who continue to serve today.

Rob Gronkowski needs more surgery, 'Redskins' name under fire - SBNation.com
Rob Gronkowski is going under the knife again. Meanwhile, Dan Snyder is still under fire for the "Redskins" moniker. Those stories and more in Wednesday's NFL roundup.

Why the "Redskins" Matter - Hogs Haven
Many people have opinions on the Redskins name. Unlike many journalists, I have something new to contribute to this dialogue.

Redskin (slang) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Notwithstanding the protests of activists, a 2002 poll commissioned by Sports Illustrated found that 75% of those American Indians surveyed had no objection to the Redskins name.

3 steps to success: Chiefs need answers from Alex Smith - SBNation.com
After finishing with the worst record in the league last year, there is once again hope in Kansas City.

Arian Foster undergoes MRI, Frank Gore sits for unknown injury - SBNation.com
The extent of the injuries to Arian Foster and Frank Gore are unknown. Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson is apparently shipshape after undergoing sports hernia surgery in February. Those stories and more in Wednesday's OTA roundup.

Sean Spence: I'll beat the odds after knee injury - NFL.com
Sean Spence's rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers was blown away by a career-threatening knee injury. Spence has no doubt he can make it back.

Buddy Nix, Mark Dominik phone pranksters facing jail - NFL.com
Two Massachusetts men are facing up to five years in prison for a prank in which they engineered, recorded and sold a conversation between Bills GM Buddy Nix and Bucs GM Mark Dominik.

Dennis Allen: QB Matt Flynn is Oakland Raiders' starter - NFL.com
Matt Flynn is the Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback right now, coach Dennis Allen said. But do Tyler Wilson and Terrelle Pryor each have a good chance to push Flynn for the job?

NFL trends 2013 | National Football Post
Being an agent gives me a front row seat into the interests, hobbies, habits and routines of my clients. I remember in the late eighties I heard about creatine being used as a muscle-building supplement before it was ever sold to the general public.

Charles Woodson eager to justify Raiders' faith in him; mail - NFL - Peter King - SI.com
Charles Woodson likes being back in Oakland, to be sure. But be careful about making his decision solely a sentimental one.

Multiple NFL Teams Showing Significant Interest in JaMarcus Russell | GridironGrit.com
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick and 2007 NFL Draft bust—who ran the 40-yard dash in 5.2 seconds three months ago—is now garnering "significant interest" from "more than one team" around the league after shedding "50 pounds" since starting his latest NFL comeback.

Attorney reiterates Haslam’s lack of knowledge regarding Pilot Flying J fraud | ProFootballTalk
Today's news that two executives at Pilot Flying J, the billion-dollar truck-stop mega-company founded by the Haslam family and run by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, pleaded guilty to federal charges confirms that multiple employees were involved in a scam that entailed defrauding customers of rebates.

D.J. Hayden released from the hospital | ProFootballTalk
There's some good news to report about the health of Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden. Hayden was hospitalized late last week and needed to have a procedure to remove scar tissue from his abdomen.

Steve Smith (the other one) retires | ProFootballTalk
A few years ago, another receiver named Steve Smith arrived on the scene, making it difficult to distinguish one receiver named Steve Smith from the more established Steve Smith in Carolina. Now, the other Steve Smith has retired.

Rob Gronkowski needs back surgery, likely to miss start of camp | ProFootballTalk
When we last checked in on the health status of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, we noted that things were looking good regarding his surgically repaired broken arm, but that he was probably going to need back surgery. Now it looks like we can take "probably" out of that sentence.

Frazier says Vikings want to get Joe Webb on the field | ProFootballTalk
The Vikings have a simple motivation for moving Joe Webb from quarterback to receiver. They want him to play. "[W]e wanted to get him on the field rather than on Sundays having him stand on the sideline with me as a third quarterback or not dressed with the addition of Matt [Cassell] and Christ...

2013 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: Top 30 | Fanspeak Fantasy Football
Tamme has a long history with Peyton Manning and did catch over 50 passes last season, but his fantasy value had to take a hit with the addition of Wes Welker. Tamme was third on the team last year with 85 targets, but that number could easily fall by 30 this season. Now if the Broncos increase their total attempts from 588 to say 700, then perhaps his targets won't fall quite as drastically, but it is definitely a situation to avoid if possible.

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