Horse Tracks: Are you ready for some GIFS?

Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning Broncos Country! Happy Memorial Day and a Mile High Salute to all those who have served our country in the Armed Forces!

GIFS 'R US

Remember last year when Bronco Mike would snip 5-10 screen shots in order to diagram and explain a play?  Well after a back-breaking trek through the web kingdom, I have come back to Mile High Report with the ability to create my own gifs.  Going forward I will have the ability to create these so you can see the play in motion.  Any play is at my disposal, and I promise to bring you the very best in Broncos analysis from this point forward.

Still skeptical?

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This is probably the play I've focused on the most this offseason.  This is Peyton Manning's pick 6 in Super Bowl 48.  At the top of the screen Demaryius Thomas beats the press coverage clean from the snap.  Earl Thomas gets a little distracted by Julius Thomas up the seam and DT has what should be a Broncos Touchdown...except that Orlando Franklin gets pushed back into Peyton's arm as he releases the ball.

This play goes clean and you're talking 15-7 ballgame.  On the ensuing drive the Broncos made it into easy FG territory but opted to go on 4th and short down 22-0.  They kick a FG there and you're talking a 15-10 game heading into halftime.  That little pooch kickoff never happens and perhaps Percy Harvin never has an opportunity to seal the game with a backbreaking return TD.

In a game of what ifs, you can bet Peyton and the entire offense had another crack at this play.

Predicting the Broncos Regular Season

Week

Opponent

Prediction

Comment

1

Colts

Win

No Robert Mathis, no problem.  The Luck stops here.

2

Chiefs

Win

A fine JV tune-up for Seattle the following week

3

@Seattle

Loss

What can I say? Playing in Seattle is a bitch.

4

Bye

---

Please don't do anything stupid.

5

Arizona

Win

DT has a career day against Patrick Peterson...

6

@NYJ

Win

Eric Decker is tackled by turfmonster on would be GW

7

SF

Win

Peyton shows Mr. Ratface how to play QB

8

SD

Loss

Thursday night games suck NFL

9

@NE

Win

Peyton and the Broncos finally get one at Gillette

10

@Oak

Win

Matt Schaub loses a piece of his other ear to the WareWolfe

11

@StL

Tie

In a FG war, neither team foots the bill

12

MIA

Win

Knowshon returns in a reprisal of his rookie season

13

@KC

Win

By this time, Andy Reid is playing LT

14

Buf

Win

I might go golfing this day

15

@SD

Win

Nothing like playing in Cali in December, Broncos clinch West

16

@Cincy

Loss

Letdown after clinching West

17

Oak

Win

Raiders earn yet another top 10 pick with this loss

Final record? 12-3-1.  If you're going to have the Rams on your schedule, there's like a 75% shot you will tie that game.  I could also see a late season loss to the Chiefs in Arrowhead, or a letdown in NE.  The Patsies have lost a total of 15 games at home since 2002 if I remember correctly.

I look for the Broncos to notch 12 wins and secure a 1st round bye in the AFC.

He's right...unfortunately

Via Peter King (MMQB)

I think-and this is not a football note, but a societal one-following the Mark Cuban controversy of the past few days, what he said at worst was borderline racist. Borderline. I wouldn't have said it, but I also wouldn't have attacked him for it. Pretty soon, no public figure will say anything, ever, at all, that is borderline controversial. We're forcing all free-thinkers and speakers to measure everything they say and then come out with pablum, or else risk facing some hurricane of anger in some social segment of this world-on Twitter, or some other forum-whether it's truly deserved or not.

I like football to be about football.  I miss the days of talking about football for the sake of football.  I miss talking about sports for the sake of sports.  I also miss the era in our country when a person could speak his mind without having to worry about the PC police.  That time is gone. Thank goodness we have Peyton Manning and a Super Bowl run to keep us occupied...

Horse Tracks

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Burse Hopes to Re-Trace Welker's Path
In the 2000's, Wes Welker was an undrafted returner who eventually became a standout slot WR. Isaiah Burse hopes history repeats itself.

Broncos' defense is working hard to become a better unit - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning can be too good for his own good. He doesn't do defenses any favors, including his own. Opponents started 206 drives against the Broncos last season. Only the Buffalo Bills faced more.

Tom Brady discusses future as New England Patriots quarterback | The MMQB with Peter King
On this Memorial Day, we pause to remember the 1.3 million Americans who have died protecting our country since our founding, and the 1.5 million who have been wounded in wars in the name of the United States. Thank you.

Chiefs use De'Anthony Thomas at running back, wideout - ESPN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some observations from the second day of the Kansas City Chiefs' rookie camp: -- The Chiefs continued to utilize De'Anthony Thoma

Dee Ford signing is big moment for Kansas City Chiefs - ESPN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It happened only by minutes, but the Kansas City Chiefs were whole by the time they held their first organized practice of the off

Erik Swoope exceeds Indianapolis Colts' expectations - NFL.com
Coach Chuck Pagano said former University of Miami basketball player Erik Swoope was "off the charts" at Colts rookie camp. Does Swoope have a chance to make the roster this summer?

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