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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/13/10


Bailey, Revis share island's corner room - The Denver Post
It can be a lonely place on the football field, eye to eye with some of the NFL's best athletes, the potential of a prime-time, did-you-see-that highlight always hanging over your head.

Krieger: Broncos of 2008, 2010 are similar - The Denver Post
So Josh McDaniels overhauls the Broncos' roster, prompting 21 months of nonstop debate between fans of the old and new, only to produce an offense with exactly the same problem as the one it replaced:

Broncos taking positive approach - The Denver Post
For a team coming off a 31-17 loss and knowing it would be playing its next game, against the AFC East-leading New York Jets, without three of its usual defensive starters, the Broncos are choosing the glass half-full approach.

Q&A: Nose tackle Jamal Williams gets a B-plus grade so far - The Denver Post
Q: What is the first-quarter grade for nose tackle Jamal Williams? It's easy to miss him while watching the Broncos, which is remarkable for someone pushing 350 pounds. But I have been trying to pay attention, and it looks like Williams is doing his job by eating double-team blocks and still pushing toward the pocket. I have noticed that he has forced offensive penalties when he has gotten 7 or 8 yards into the backfield.

Denver Broncos eyeing ... The Jets - The Denver Post
For the record: Jets — 4-1, first place in AFC East; Broncos — 2-3, three- way tie for second place in AFC West.

Analysis: Jets will blitz Broncos getting off the bus - The Denver Post
But the Jets rush the passer almost unlike any other team in the NFL, and the Broncos' offensive front, which has already been challenged for much of the season, will be challenged in an entirely different way in Sunday's game.

Elway among 65 investors in Mueller securities fraud case - The Denver Post
Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway is among 65 investors who lost as much as $71 million with former hedge-fund manager Sean Mueller of Cherry Hills Village, according to documents released today.

Report: Ex-sports agent says he paid college football players, including Ryan Leaf, Jamir Miller, Chris Mims - ESPN
A former sports agent told Sports Illustrated he paid college football players early in his career, and several of them confirmed it to the magazine.

NFL Power Rankings Week 6 - National Football League - ESPN
The Baltimore Ravens have collected impressive pelts this season, but they remain in the executive suite's waiting room in the latest NFL Power Rankings.

Report: Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler back; Todd Collins now No. 3 - ESPN Chicago
The Chicago Bears will try to restore order to their quarterback situation heading into Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft: CBA solution in 2010 realistic - ESPN
For now, optimism is the approach for NFL owners in negotiations with the players on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Jenn Sterger wants right result, not fastest result, to Brett Favre investigation - ESPN
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there's no timetable for wrapping up an investigation of an Internet report that said Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent racy text messages and lewd photos to a former New York Jets game hostess.

Darrelle Revis of New York Jets has 'added swelling' in hamstring, coach Rex Ryan says - ESPN New York
The New York Jets cornerback said his leg was "very sore" after the team's victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Coach Rex Ryan was not sure Tuesday if Revis will play against Denver on Sunday.

Adam Jones of Cincinnati Bengals gets apology from city police chief - ESPN
Cincinnati's police chief is apologizing to Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, who was questioned by officers on Sunday.

New England patriots offensive lineman Nick Kaczur placed on season-ending IR - ESPN Boston
Veteran offensive lineman Nick Kaczur was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, opening up a roster spot for the Patriots' acquisition of receiver Deion Branch. news: Doctor is in to prescribe remedies for underachieving teams
A lot of teams that got preseason hype aren't living up to the billing. Granted, they have performed below expectations, but no team is out of the playoff hunt -- even if they sit at 0-5. Just ask 49ers owner and president Jed York, who still expects his team to win the NFC West. The Cardinals are three games ahead of the Niners with 11 to play, but a comeback is not unprecedented. At the end of six weeks last year, the Chargers were four games behind the Broncos, and San Diego still won the AFC West. news: TO admits breaking NFL Tweet rule, says it was for good cause
Terrell Owens acknowledged Tuesday night that he violated the NFL's rules against Tweeting shortly before games by sending one out an hour before a loss to Tampa Bay. news: Colts' Irsay on Manning's contract: 'We've had discussions'
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, attending the NFL Fall League Meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, declined to provide a substantive update on contract extension talks with his star quarterback, Peyton Manning. news: Week 5 awards watch: MVP race providing unlikely candidates
In a season where the league has been as topsy-turvy as ever, it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish candidates for the NFL's top individual honor. news: Distractions or not, Favre struggling to carry Vikings
It would be easy to say that Brett Favre can't do it any more -- for a lot of reasons.

What do we have here? | National Football Post
Everybody's got at least 4 games in the bucket so let's take a spin around the NFL at the quarter pole. Today, the AFC.

Is the best football in the AFC? | National Football Post
After watching the Jets play on Monday night and posting our weekly NFP Power Rankings yesterday, I started to think about the NFL landscape after five weeks of the 2010 season. The question I have—and one that I think is good for discussion—is simple: is the AFC clearly the best football in the NFL?

Agent Josh Luchs tells all for SI | National Football Post
In 1990, I had a rookie RB drafted by the Chargers, named Chris Samuels from the University of Texas. Chris quickly became the talk of camp and it was evident he was going to make the team as a returner and 3rd down back.

Packers bring in seven for workouts | National Football Post
Perhaps bracing for the reality that linebacker Nick Barnett will be out for many weeks, of not the remainder of the season, the Green Bay Packers brought five linebackers in for tryouts on Tuesday.

Source: Giants tried out Justin Fargas | National Football Post
The New York Giants auditioned veteran running back Justin Fargas today, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

Titans worked out David Veikune, Bobby McCray | National Football Post
One week after trying out for the Miami Dolphins, former Cleveland Browns second-round linebacker David Veikune tried out for the Tennessee Titans today.

Does personal conduct policy apply to Favre? - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The defining policy of Roger Goodell’s tenure so far as NFL commissioner could be in serious danger of falling apart as quickly as it takes Brett Favre(notes) to throw another interception.

Playoff berth may not be enough for Singletary - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
However, if the 49ers should pull off a miracle comeback this season, it probably won’t save coach Mike Singletary’s job. According to a team source, Singletary will need to do some extraordinary things over the final 11 games to have any hope of coming back as coach. That extraordinary thing would be something like winning all of the remaining games and even a playoff contest or two.

Saints sign RB Julius Jones, release K John Carney - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The New Orleans Saints decided they needed a new running back more than two field goal kickers.

Improving Giants, falling Texans, more Snap Judgments - Don Banks -
Two short weeks. That's about all it takes in today's NFL to completely flip the script. Two weeks ago, the New York Giants looked like an undisciplined disaster in a penalty-strewn loss at home to the Tennessee Titans, and the buzzards were already starting to circle the head of New York's embattled coach, Tom Coughlin. Some observers even had Bill Cowher measuring the drapes in Coughlin office, and the opinions of one Tiki Barber were again in demand.