Happy Tuesday! A bit of a change this morning in the way I do HT. Each story will be listed below using a quote from the story. It should be enough to give away what the story is about, and should be a creative way to list the stories. If you have a submission for Horse Tracks, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I know you're ready for some football, but are you ready for this football stat? The Broncos are the only NFL team from the Mountain or Pacific time zone to win a game in the Eastern Time Zone in 2008.
There's a reason safety John Lynch is a safe bet to be honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while fellow Broncos alums Dennis Smith and Steve Atwater won't get a sniff at enshrinement.
After disappointing performances by the run defense and too many costly turnovers by the offense in a four-game stretch spanning all of October, Shanahan decided it was time to stop playing it safe.
Providing his ball carriers look both ways before crossing the street, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan hopes to go an entire week without bringing in a new running back.
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Ten is a nice round number, a nice place to stop and stare at what has transpired thus far in the Broncos' season.
Ask Jay Cutler at virtually any juncture of the Broncos' five-week funk, beginning in late September, about the reasons behind Denver's struggles, and the quarterback barely would let the inquiry reach the question mark at sentence's end.
Of the 247 members of the Hall, exactly seven are identified exclusively as safeties: Jack Christiansen, Ken Houston, Paul Krause, Yale Lary, Emlen Tunnell, Larry Wilson and Willie Wood.
Lynch, who was on the 2005 Broncos team that lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Invesco Field at Mile High, said his only regret was not being able to win a Super Bowl in his time with the Broncos.
Facing his old team for the first time, Elam kicked and kicked well against the Denver Broncos. But the game didn't result in a victory or a chance to make a difference at the end.