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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 10/10/10


Broncos' Brian Dawkins' youthful fire burns bright - The Denver Post
Brian Dawkins can be such a kid sometimes. It's always on game day when the Broncos' strong safety is caught not acting his age, although his inner child does not necessarily appear during the game itself but in the minutes before.

Klis: Don't believe 2011 NFL season is in peril? Time to start believing - The Denver Post
If only the end of contract talks meant nothing more than the likely departure of Champ Bailey from the Broncos.

Elway's supporting cast measured 22 Pro Bowls - The Denver Post
Know what got me in your recent column regarding Kyle Orton? You wrote, "Here's the strangest thing for a quarterback Broncomaniacs wanted to run out of town a year ago: Denver never was as dependent on John Elway to the extent this team must count on Orton now." Did Denver have the Orange Crush when Elway played? Pretty sure that was before he arrived. Was Terrell Davis a rookie in 1983? I am sure Elway might have liked a rushing attack during his three Super Bowl losses. I give Orton credit for getting up from the body slams, but we know his best is a C+.

Dan Gronkowski: Fight for bragging rights - The Denver Post
Editor's note: Each Sunday throughout the season, The Denver Post's Broncos reporters will help readers get to know the players on a more personal level.

Dan Gronkowski: Fight for bragging rights - The Denver Post
Editor's note: Each Sunday throughout the season, The Denver Post's Broncos reporters will help readers get to know the players on a more personal level.

NFL's focus on physical can overshadow mental health - The Denver Post
Even now, nearly three weeks later, everything about Kenny McKinley's suicide seems to be a mystery, if only because the circumstances are so incongruous.

Analysis: Broncos can keep defenses guessing by improving their running game - The Denver Post
Game-planning is about choices. Make enough good choices with enough good players and you're going to win more than a few games. news: As teams zero in, Titans' Johnson maintains great expections
Following his 2,006-yard rushing season and his string of 10 consecutive 100-yards-plus rushing games when Vince Young took over at quarterback last season, Tennessee Titans tailback Chris Johnson figured he could surpass the 2,500-yard mark in 2010. news: From Moss to Johnny U, these are the most impressive records
Unless you've been living on the planet Tatooine for the last week, you've probably heard by now that Randy Moss was traded to the Vikings. The various networks -- and this website -- have inundated us with video of Moss making defensive backs look silly, while mentioning his NFL-record 23 touchdown catches in one season. It's an impressive note to be sure. news: Plenty of aging veterans are proving skeptics wrong
Owens, Urlacher, Tomlinson, and several other players for whom expectations were low have been writing impressive comeback stories so far. news: Saints RB Thomas out vs. Cards with lingering ankle injury
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton told reporters Friday that starting running back Pierre Thomas has been ruled out of this weekend's game against the Arizona Cardinals. news: Redskins release former second-rounder WR Thomas
The Washington Redskins on Saturday released wide receiver Devin Thomas, a 2008 second-round draft pick who failed to impress new coach Mike Shanahan. news: Report: Haynesworth not expected to face Packers
The Washington Redskins don't expect to have the services of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, when they play host to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, according to the Washington Post.

Ryan Mathews is probable, Shawne Merriman is questionable | National Football Post
San Diego Chargers rookie running back Ryan Mathews is probable for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders and is expected to be available to start.

Titans cut Jamie Winborn to make room for Gerald McRath | National Football Post
The Tennessee Titans cut linebacker Jamie Winborn today, creating a roster spot for linebacker Gerald McRath as his four-game suspension is over.

Childress addresses Favre-Sterger issue | National Football Post
Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress says the NFL’s investigation into allegations that Brett Favre sent inappropriate text messages to another league employee has not become a distraction for the team.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Did anyone think we’d ever see the day when Randy Moss would be back in purple? Well, tomorrow is that day.

Indianapolis Colts' Pierre Garcon to return against Kansas City Chiefs - ESPN
Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon will be back in the lineup Sunday when Indianapolis hosts undefeated Kansas City.

Biggest NFL games of Week 5 - John Clayton - ESPN
Until Brett Favre's biceps muscle gave out on him, the 2008 New York Jets were 8-3 and one of the best teams in the AFC. Of course, Favre's return to the Meadowlands isn't the only reason Monday night's Jets-Minnesota Vikings matchup is so intriguing.