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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 10/6/10


Physical practices planned for Broncos this week - The Denver Post
t was the first domino, and when it was toppled just more than a year ago, the rest of the 2009 season went with it for the Broncos.

Analysis: Chargers only 2-2 despite ranking No. 1 in offense, defense - The Denver Post
A quarter of the way through the NFL season, the Broncos find themselves sitting with the San Diego Chargers in the AFC West race at 2-2.

Q&A: What's wrong with the Broncos' kick coverage? - The Denver Post
Q: Is it possible to outkick the coverage like they talk about on punts? Would the Broncos be better off not just trying for touchbacks in Denver because their coverage units don't actually get enough game experience covering kicks?

Negative plays not a positive for Broncos, McDaniels says - The Denver Post
It took only one offensive play in Sunday's 26-20 victory at Tennessee to realize that the Broncos' running game was, once again, in big trouble.

Danny Woodhead excelling in New England after Maroney's trade | All Things Broncos
The Patriots’ trade of Laurence Maroney to the Broncos on Sept. 14 created daylight for one of the smallest players in the league to shine. news: Roethlisberger on target in first practice back with Steelers
Ten seconds were all Ben Roethlisberger needed to prove to the Steelers that he wasn't affected by his month away from the NFL. news: Seahawks land veteran RB Lynch in trade with Bills
A fresh start for Marshawn Lynch. A rugged runner for the Seattle Seahawks' lagging ground game. news: Jarrett released by Panthers after his second DWI arrest
The Carolina Panthers released wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett on Tuesday, hours after his second arrest on a driving-while-impaired charge in less than three years. news: While some QBs chase history, offensive balance has its place
With three quarterbacks on pace to break the single-season mark for passing yards, the perception is that teams have no regard for the running game in today's NFL. When you dig a little deeper into what is really going on, the pass-happy sentiment might not be a reality. news: Martz's high-return offenses put quarterbacks at risk
If you're an avid follower of the navy and orange, there's good and bad news. The good? Chicago is 3-1 and better than its pitiful offensive display against the New York Giants on Sunday night. news: Portis: Still-sore groin will keep me out of 'Skins-Packers game
Clinton Portis doesn't believe his injured groin will allow him to play in the Washington Redskins' weekend game against the Green Bay Packers. news: Report: Raiders sign LB Davis, cut ties with DL Alford
Looking to add depth to a linebacker corps ravaged by injuries, the Oakland Raiders have signed Bruce Davis off the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad, the Contra Costa Times reported Tuesday.

Haloti Ngata on top of his game | National Football Post
Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata thoroughly dominated the Steelers’ offensive line, recording a career-high 11 tackles with one sack.

NFL notes: Moss to the Vikings? | National Football Post
If you were checking out Twitter tonight, you saw the explosion caused by the report from Jay Glazer that the Vikings are looking to make a deal with the Patriots to bring WR Randy Moss to Minnesota. The NFP’s Andrew Brandt previously detailed Brett Favre’s desire to get Moss when he was still playing in Green Bay. Does it happen now?

The soft side? | National Football Post
NFP's Matt Bowen expertly scratched the surface yesterday reviewing some of the woes that beset the Bears offensive line Sunday night against the Giants in giving up an NFL-record 9 sacks in the first half. Earlier today Brad Biggs of NFP had a short piece also on Bears head coach Lovie Smith "puckering up a bit" when pressed on Chicago's Sunday night protection woes.

Titans sign Amon Gordon, place Derrick Morgan on IR | National Football Post
The Tennessee Titans signed veteran defensive tackle Amon Gordon on injured reserve and placed rookie defensive end Derrick Morgan on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Source: Chargers sign Tyrone Carter | National Football Post
The San Diego Chargers have made it official and sgned veteran safety Tyrone Carter, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

Andrew's answers: Tuesday's mailbag | National Football Post
We read so much about players getting fined by the NFL and by their teams. Now a coach (Chuck Cecil of the Titans) has been fined $40,000 by the league for his middle finger salute. We never hear where that money goes. Can you enlighten us?

Seattle Seahawks acquire RB Marshawn Lynch from Buffalo Bills - ESPN
A fresh start for Marshawn Lynch. A rugged runner for Seattle's lagging ground game.

Dolphins ax special teams coach John Bonamego after meltdown - ESPN
The prime-time meltdown by the Miami Dolphins' special teams cost an assistant coach his job.

Jackson Jaguars waive QB Todd Bouman; Trent Edwards only backup - ESPN
Trent Edwards will return to Buffalo as Jacksonville's backup quarterback.

Cris Collinsworth: Chicago Bears should tap Kurt Warner as tutor for Jay Cutler - ESPN Chicago
After watching Jay Cutler struggle running Mike Martz's offense in a 17-3 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday, Cris Collinsworth said the Chicago Bears would be wise to hire Martz's prized pupil, Kurt Warner, as an adviser.

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith : Owners set for no football in 2011 - ESPN
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith sees new signs that owners are preparing for a football-free 2011.

On the idea the Titans are dirty - AFC South Blog - ESPN
Once upon a time it was a place where players and coaches would rip on each other as they felt warranted. Now, people fear bulletin board material as much as they fear Mario Williams on third-and-long going against a rookie left tackle.

Beanie Wells Angry About His Lack of Playing Time -- NFL FanHouse
Beanie Wells wants to know why, now that he's healthy, he's getting playing time as if he was still hurt.

Ben Roethlisberger looks sharp, strong in first practice - NFL -
Ten seconds were all Ben Roethlisberger needed to prove to the Pittsburgh Steelers he wasn't affected by his month away from the NFL.

Patriots, Fins headed in different directions after Miami drubbing - Jim Trotter -
On a night when Tom Brady, Randy Moss and Wes Welker were little more than footnotes, the Patriots still dominated the Dolphins 41-14 in Miami Gardens. If that doesn't make the rest of the league sit up and take notice, it should.

Mediocrity abounds in 2010 NFL season, Chad Henne's woes and more - Don Banks -
As the guy responsible for's NFL Power Rankings, someone asked me Monday afternoon what constitutes the NFL's elite class this season. As I gave it some thought, I realized Week 4 was when it started to dawn on us that we don't really have one of those yet in the 2010 NFL season.

Near-certain trade of Moss is a head-scratcher - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Maybe Randy Moss(notes) became too big of a pain in the neck for Bill Belichick to deal with. Or maybe Belichick has lost the cutthroat competitiveness that attracted him to Moss in the first place as he sought another Super Bowl.

Perfection already a remote possibility this year - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
If the oddsmakers are right about the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the 1972 Miami Dolphins will have to drink mimosas this year.

Jerry Jones: Cowboys made right choice drafting Felix Jones over Chris Johnson
Remember the excitement that swept the city when the Cowboys selected Arkansas running back Felix Jones with the 22nd overall pick in the first round?

Officiating for the love of the game - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
The last time I ever officiated a football game was Jan. 4, 1998. It was the AFC divisional championship game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs. I remember a tough call in the end zone, on a Tony Gonzalez incomplete pass. And I remember missing an illegal contact foul committed against Ed McCaffrey.