Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks 5/6/2013

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Jason Gay: Do Sports Fans Need an Off-Season? - WSJ.com
The greatest example of off-season creep is the NFL, a near-religion which has successfully repositioned itself from a fall-to-winter pastime to a daily relationship, to be attended to constantly. Football is relentless. After the final whistle of Super Bowl, everyone is treated to an approximately 15-minute nap.

Denver Broncos News and Blogs

Top of the Class
Von Miller, J.J. Watt and Aldon Smith have turned their relationship off the field into a friendly competition on the field.

Seahawks whiffed on native-son John Elway during 1983 draft | John McGrath - The News Tribune
So now we find out the rest of the story: John Elway could have spent his entire career with the Seahawks. The ESPN documentary “Elway to Marino,” the network’s most recent installment of its excellent “30 for 30” series, analyzes the quarterback-rich 1983 draft with a hindsight that’s both fascinating and frustrating.

Dolphins stadium no vote could help Denver's Super Bowl chances | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
When the Florida House of Representatives voted Friday against raising the hotel tax rate to partially pay for $350 million worth of renovations to the Dolphins’ Sun Life Stadium, it decreased the chances of Miami hosting a Super Bowl any time soon.

Predict the Season: Bengals vs. Broncos - NFL Videos
The fans have voted the Bengals and Broncos into the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs. Who wins? Elliot Harrison has the answer.

Denver Broncos: Need to Add More Weapons on Defense
If you ask the Denver Broncos front office, they’ll tell you they replaced their needs in the draft. If you ask the average fan, they’ll tell you the team still needs to get better. In order for the Broncos to remain consistent, they must stay unsatisfied.

Charles Woodson Could Fit In Denver Broncos' Secondary - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos definitely touched the secondary in free agency and the draft. They signed big name free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to play opposite Champ Bailey and they drafted Kayvon Webster with their third round pick.

Report Card Grades for Denver Broncos 16 Undrafted Free-Agent Signings | Bleacher Report
Undrafted rookies are always long shots to make the roster, but at least one has made Denver's opening day roster in nine consecutive seasons. In total, 13 undrafted rookies have made Denver's Week 1 roster over the past 10 years.

John Elway’s Success - On The field, As a Football Executive, and Even in the Kitchen - Predominantly Orange
Elway continues leading the Denver Broncos as Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Although he is moving the team in the right direction, most Bronco fans will consider Elway successful in the executive area only if the Broncos can win a third Super Bowl. Another area that Elway is finding success in is the restaurant business.

NFL News

Details on the Alex Smith trade, and what 2014 draft picks the Chiefs will give up - Arrowhead Pride
Alex Smith was traded to the KC Chiefs weeks ago but we're finally hearing an important detail in the trade.

Ditka would take a chance on Tebow | ProFootballTalk
“I think [Tebow] can play quarterback in the NFL, but whatever offense you run might have to be tweaked a bit,” Ditka said in his “4 Downs With Ditka” column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Rob Gronkowski reportedly 'looks great' for Patriots - NFL.com
Rob Gronkowski hasn't decided about a potential fourth surgery on his left forearm, but the New England Patriots tight end reportedly has looked good in the team's offseason program.

Sharrif Floyd, Cordarrelle Patterson, Xavier Rhodes picks made Vikings a winner in 2013 NFL draft - NFL - Peter King - SI.com
But Green Bay, Pittsburgh and the Giants, all of whom have been less aggressive historically, have won five of the last eight Super Bowls. The right answer is having the right scheme on both sides of the ball, and picking players who fit them, and never panicking when you don't get the guy you want. With good coaching staffs, you just figure you can train a slightly lesser player to be a winning player for you.

Analysis: "Reaching" for D.J. Fluker and Trading Up for Manti Te'o - Bolts From The Blue
Providing a reason not to go nuts about the San Diego Chargers picking D.J. Fluker well above his expected mock position or trading up for Manti Te'o.

Tom Brady celebrates Orb's win at Kentucky Derby - NFL.com
The way New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady jubilantly celebrated Orb's Kentucky Derby victory with the horse's owners, you'd think he had a stake in it or something.

Justin Houston: "Everybody is Hungry"
Success in the NFL doesn't come easy, which is why Houston literally means he got back to work, twice a day, improving his hands and overall quickness. "One (workout) is dealing with strength and the other is dealing with abs, cardio and technique," Houston told me.

Word From the Birds Blog | For now, you can’t have too many corners
The trade earlier this week for cornerback Javier Arenas provided the Cardinals their 10th cornerback on the roster. That isn’t a surprise, but when seven of them have NFL experience already, the numbers alone will make for a very interesting battle heading into training camp. It doesn’t matter who the coaches have been that I have covered over the years, every single one — when asked about a situation like this — likes to say, “You can never have too many cornerbacks.” True, but you can’t keep too many cornerbacks either.

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