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Horse Tracks - 12/4/08



Milehighreport_small_medium They have to be, bar none, the most inconsistent team in the league. The minute you think they're going to fall apart, they rip off back-to-back wins vs. Cleveland and Atlanta. And the moment you think they've finally got some momentum going, they lose at home to the gawdawful Raiders.

Milehighreport_small_mediumNo, he said, he didn't want to imagine what the Broncos' defense would have looked like this past month without linebacker Jamie Winborn.

Milehighreport_small_mediumWhat's happening here is that the Broncos are getting everybody well just in time -- Champ Bailey, D.J. Williams, Nate Webster, Selvin Young -- and their backups have gotten experience, so they'll have depth on defense and can spell some of the regulars at linebacker and in the secondary. I think they have a great chance to win the first playoff game, but the second game would be at Pittsburgh or Tennessee, probably, and those are two great defenses.

Milehighreport_small_mediumLinebackers Nate Webster and D.J. Williams participated fully in practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering knee injuries early last month.

Milehighreport_small_mediumKansas City coach Herm Edwards is likening his young quarterback to Jay Cutler.  Edwards said Tyler Thigpen's mobility reminds him of Cutler's ability to scramble. Thigpen leads all quarterbacks with 251 rushing yards. Cutler has rushed 37 times for 141 yards this season.

Milehighreport_small_mediumRunning back Selvin Young (groin) practiced fully, but Shanahan said Peyton Hillis will remain the team's starting tailback. . . . Rookie receiver Eddie Royal, limited in practices all last week, was removed from the injury report.




Milehighreport_small_mediumVOTE FOR THE 4 GREATEST BRONCOS EVER!  Rocky sports cartoonist Drew Litton is looking for a few friendly faces for his mountain. Which four Denver Broncos greats should be immortalized on Mount Crushmore? Help us decide.

Milehighreport_small_medium The Broncos have had their struggles in the pass rush this season, but this week, they're going to have to hit a moving target as well

Milehighreport_small_mediumUsually ultra-secretive about game-planning issues, Bob Slowik on Wednesday revealed a strategic tidbit likely to surprise no one as the Broncos approach their next game.

Milehighreport_small_mediumNever. Not once in the 40 years The Associated Press has been naming offensive and defensive rookies of the year in the NFL has an offensive lineman won the award



Milehighreport_small_mediumOne of the big reasons the Denver Broncos were able to beat the New York Jets so handily on Sunday was the play of center Casey Wiegmann on Kris Jenkins, the 6-foot-4, 350-pound defensive tackle.

Milehighreport_small_mediumHow can the Denver Broncos lose at home to the lowly Oakland Raiders one week and dominate the New York Jets on the road the next?

Milehighreport_small_mediumJay Cutler was stumped. Who's the team's rookie of the year?  Left tackle Ryan Clady has kept him upright and, with help from second-year right tackle Ryan Harris, has yet to allow a full sack three months into the season


Milehighreport_small_mediumBig happenings in Kansas City where the Chiefs are moving linebacker Derrick Johnson from the outside to middle linebacker for the remainder of the season.