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Horse Tracks 9/20/09 - Honoring Big Play Shay


DB - Recognizing a Legend - Zach Eisendrath
Shannon Sharpe will become the 22nd member of the Broncos Ring of Fame today at halftime. Several Broncos greats were in attendance Friday night to honor Shannon at the annual Alumni Reunion Dinner. Accompanying video features footage from the evening's festivities and reporting by Chris Hall.

DPP - Broncos to honor Sharpe's career - Jeff Legwold

LTC - Broncos to honor Sharpe - Brian Howell

DB - Matchup: Broncos vs. Browns - Broncos TV
Chris Hall previews today's home opener with plenty of sound clips.

DB - A Closer Look: Cleveland Browns - Gray Caldwell

DB - Seven Broncos on H.O.F Preliminary List - Kyle Sonneman
Six Broncos legends, plus one guy who couldn't be bothered to get off the field fast enough during the 1996 AFC Divisional Playoff game made the list; 25 semifinalists will be chosen from the 131 names and announced on November 27th. Personally, I'm hoping to see Shannon and Little inducted; if they are, I'll be there. Three Broncos at once is surely asking too much...

DPP - Quiet anchor has Louisiana spark: NT Ronald Fields - Lindsay Jones
Fields shares plenty of insight into his life; it's hard not to become a Ronnie Fields fan after reading this. His parents were displaced by Katrina and Fields couldn't get in touch with them to assure their safety for a WEEK. He says every play as a nose tackle feels like being in a car crash, and he watches Family Guy. Plus, he says his primer on living in CO came via South Park!

DPP - Stokley's sons sink roots deep into football lifestyle - Mike Klis
Klis offers up an extensive profile on The Slot Machine. Excellent read.

DP - Krieger: Belichick lineage sure winner today
There will be plenty of former Patriots coaches roaming the sidelines today.

DP - Drown them out with foot-stomping music - Mark Kiszla
Great idea. Folks, if you're heading to the game put on some cowboy or steel-toed boots today and make some NOISE!!!!!

NFL - Injury Reports
Spencer Larsen and Le Kevin Smith are Out, while Josh Barrett and Chris Kuper are Questionable. Boy, having Kuper start would be a huge boost for the Broncos.

DPP - Q&A: What's the scoop on QB drops? - Jeff Legwold
Kyle Orton is a sack machine. Wow.

CSG - Broncos defense improving in a hurry - Frank Schwab

CSG - Broncos 50th Anniversary: 10 best plays - Frank Schwab
Proud to say I witnessed both #4 and #5 in person. Which ones were you present for?

DP - Klis: Muscles may stiffen at 30, but so does resolve
Klis writes that Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens are "mellowing". He must be joking.

AP - Broncos looking for more magic - Arnie Stapleton

DPP - Analysis: Stokley could stoke Gus Johnson's career - Mike Klis

Cleveland Plain Dealer

CPD - Belichick's boys: Eric Mangini, Josh McDaniels bring friendship to first on-field confrontation - Mary Kay Cabot

CPD - Tony Grossi's game preview and PD staff picks
3 of the PD's 5 staffers are picking the Browns today

CPD - In the spotlight: Broncos receiver Eddie Royal - Mary Kay Cabot

CPD - Terry's Talkin' ... about Brady Quinn and the traded Cleveland Indians - Terry Pluto

CPD - Discipline is certainly not bottled up with the Browns: Bud Shaw's Sunday Sports Spin

CPD - Hey Tony: Tony Grossi answers your Cleveland Browns questions

CPD - Spygate's legacy plays a role in NFL's stern reaction to Jets/Favre case: NFL Insider

AFC West News

SDUT - Chargers' Williams out for season - Kevin Acee

OT - Are Raiders ready to put trust in Russell? - Monte Poole

KCS - Chiefs not used to being the favorite in a game - Kent Babb

KCS - Nothing worse than a team that can’t put pressure on the quarterback - Joe Posnanski

KCS - Chiefs-Raiders scouting report - Adam Teicher

NFL News

NFL - Eagles turn to Kolb as starting QB with McNabb still on the mend

NFL - Bryant doesn’t make Bucs’ trip to Buffalo

NFL Opinion

NFP - Sunday at the Post - Mike Lombardi
Lombardi thinks a loss for the Browns today could blow up the front office and locker room. He echoes what everyone's been discussing on MHR this week; Denver needs to play "keep away" with Josh Cribbs.

DPP - Week 2 must-see: Patriots against Jets - Jeff Legwold

NFP - Weekend Notes: The Jets take on Brady - Matt Bowen

NFP - On the Road, Part 2 - Jack Bechta

FOX - Countdown: Previewing all of Week 2's games - John Czarnecki
Again, lots on the FOX games and very little on the others. This ticks me off and I think I may omit this from future Tracks. Any objections?

ESPN - 10 Spot: It's all about the quarterbacks - Adam Schefter