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Horse Tracks 9/11/09 - Will Orton and Kuper play on Sunday?


To anyone out there who lost someone on September 11, 2001, our thoughts at MHR are with you. As always, thanks to those who serve and have served. We appreciate all that you do.

DB - Week 1 - Thur.: McDaniels - Broncos TV

DB - Week 1 - Bailey - Broncos TV

DB - Week 1 - Thur.: Holliday - Broncos TV

DPP - Guard Kuper still battling ankle sprain - Mike Klis
Chris Kuper's injury could put a quick end to the O-Line's 16-game streak of starting together. Meanwhile, BDawk has pushed BMarsh out of his weekly presser.

DPP - Progress comes along slowly for Ayers - Jeff Legwold
This is what happens when your agent doesn't get you into camp on time...

DB - Bailey Not Done Building - Chris Gentilviso
Injury updates for both the Broncos and Bangles.

DB - Ready and Able - Zach Eisendrath
On Vonnie Holliday, the newest Bronco.

DPP - Bengals' Ochocinco shows Champ respect - Mike Klis


CSG - McDaniels comes close to naming Orton starter Sunday - Frank Schwab

CSG - Broncos CB Bailey prepared for Ochocinco - Frank Schwab

CSG - Broncos will team up with Colorado Lottery - Frank Schwab

DP - Parker: A sad goodbye to a kind friend
Eddie Mac will join Dave Logan on KOA at 8am MDT before Sunday's opener. Plus he'll be with Vic and Gary on KEPN Tuesday mornings at 8:30am MDT.

DC - Where Are They Now? Dan Reeves - Chris Cox
A profile on Coach Reeves (who belongs in the Ring of Fame) by his alma mater's paper.

MST - Stu's Hunt Down: Rick Upchurch - Michael Rand
A brief look at the Broncos legend.

CJ - Interview: John Bena from Mile High Report joins us to talk Denver Broncos

Cincinnati Enquirer

CE - Early start helped McDaniels rise - John Erardi
McD makes his coaching debut in his home state. By the way, was it mentioned in any of the Denver articles that his dad is now only an assistant high school coach? What's with that?

CE - Denver receivers pose test for Bengals - Joe Reedy
The Cincy DC says he knows Denver won't try to play smashmouth football on Sunday. Meanwhile, WR Chris Henry did not practice yesterday.

CE - Bengals' sellout deadline extended - Joe Reedy

NFL Results

NFL - Tennessee Titans 10 at Pittsburgh Steelers 13
Jeff Reed kicked the game-winner in OT; Troy Polamalu has a sprained MCL. Doesn't look like the Titans will miss Albert Haynesworth too much...

SI - Pittsburgh Steelers have holes, but get win behind Ben Roethlisberger - Don Banks

NFP - Tavern talk: a gritty season opener - Mike Lombardi

NFL - Latest Steelers win does little to assuage concerns about offensive line - Vic Carucci

Y! - Clutch moments becoming old hat for Big Ben - Mike Silver
There's a reason he wears number 7...

AFC West News

CCT - Seymour stays away, likely won't play Monday - Steve Corkran

SFC - Raiders Beat: McFadden named starting running back - David White

KCS - Chiefs aren’t shedding any light on Cassel’s status - Kent Babb

KCS - Chiefs notebook | Flacco gets talkative - Adam Teicher

SDUT - (Almost) Supermen - Nick Canepa
The Dolts celebrate a "rich" history with zero Super Bowl titles. Oh, but they get plenty of HOFers.

SDUT - Ramped up pass rush expected - Kevin Acee

SDUT - Healthy Castillo 'excited' about season - Kevin Acee

NFL News

NFL - Steelers coach: Polamalu could miss 3 to 6 weeks with sprained MCL

NFL - Jets GM takes responsibility for team not listing Favre on '08 injury reports
The Jets could be facing a fine from the league...

NFL - Vikings release veteran WR Wade in order to add Lewis

NFL - Boldin's status for Cardinals' opener uncertain, so Urban ready to go

NFL - Hall of Fame coach Madden joins NFL as special advisor to Goodell

NFL - Thomas replacing injured Dockery as Giants' starting CB for opener

NFL - Panthers could be without starting SS Harris for season opener

NFL - Rams cut veteran LB Draft, making second-year pro Vobora a starter
Wow. Three days before the season starts and you'd rather get no money instead of less money? Have fun on the couch this fall...

NFL - Eagles work out former starting RT Runyan

NFL Opinion

NYT - Happy Feet: How Wes Welker Makes the Patriots Go - Chris Brown
Hello, Eddie Royal...

FOX - NFL Truths are here to set you free - Jason Whitlock
Whitlock thinks giving BMarsh a contract extension would cost McD a lot of respect in the locker room.

NFP - 2009 NFP Season Predictions

NFL - QB play dominates list of top storylines for 2009 season - Vic Carucci

FOX - 10 games that will decide the 2009 NFL season - Joe Concha
Hmm. If the Broncos will go 4-12 this year, then how could any of their games be huge in 2009? Oh, you just wanted to take some cheap shots at the Broncos and McD? I get it.

SI - NFL Power Rankings topped by Patriots, Steelers, Packers - Don Banks
Banks has dropped Denver from a pre-camp #23 down to #26

NFL - Even though it's only Week 1, there's no shortage of intense matchups - Gil Brandt
Brandt thinks the battle between Elvis Dumervil and Bangles OT Andrew Whitworth will be one to watch out for.

SI - The Peter King Challenge
PK thinks the Bangles win by 10 and that the Broncos are "semi-reeling"

CBS - Prisco Picks: Week 1
Prisco says the Broncos will get trounced

ESPN - The NFL enters The Tyson Zone - Bill Simmons
Simmons thinks the Broncos win this week and 9 more times. Obviously, this is an "I love all things Pats and Josh McDaniels was a Pat so I think he's gonna succeed" thing, because Simmons clearly didn't get over all those whippings Shanny dished out to Belichick until now...

FOX - Top 10 burning questions for 2009 - John Czarnecki

NYT - Michael Crabtree’s Curious Route - Toni Monkovic
This kid certainly has nerve...

NFP - Diner morning news: Mangini’s big secret - Mike Lombardi
Lombardi is puzzled by Eric Mangini's need for secrecy and says he's doing his team no favors in keeping his QB decision quiet.

NFP - Vikings already prepared for Quinn - Matt Bowen

NFP - High anxiety for rookies - Jack Bechta

NFP - Wednesday whys: Critical time for cap planning - Andrew Brandt
Interesting lesson on cap-onomics...

NFL - NFL scouts, like college fans, will be watching USC-Ohio State closely - Bucky Brooks