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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/26/10


Making an impact: Tebow starting to shine - The Denver Post
Tim Tebow tucked the ball under his left arm, focused his eyes downfield and took off in a dead sprint. Across the Rocky Mountain region, down south in Gator country and there on the Broncos' sideline inside the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum last Sunday, there was a collective gasp as Tebow took off on a 40-yard touchdown run.

Krieger: Orton good bait for trade - The Denver Post
Granted, the Broncos don't really know who will play quarterback next season, at least pending the results of Tim Tebow's three-game test drive, which continues today against Houston.

Klis: Elway next exception? - The Denver Post
From the moment John Elway sits down in his front-office chair at Broncos headquarters, he will confront the stigma that great players make bad bosses.

Britton Colquitt: Punting is the family business - The Denver Post
When Britton Colquitt was getting into football as a teenager in Knoxville, Tenn., he thought about playing wide receiver. Any position, really, but kicker or punter.

Broncos safety Dawkins determined to do his job - The Denver Post
All those years in the NFL and Broncos safety Brian Dawkins still doesn't know how to pull a veteran move.

Elway front-office talks continue | All Things Broncos
As this season draaaaaaaggggs to its conclusion, the Broncos continue to move towards hiring John Elway as a front-office executive.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals - Recap - December 25, 2010 - ESPN
Jay Feely's 48-yard field goal inched over the crossbar with 5 seconds to play, giving the Cardinals a 27-26 victory over the Cowboys.

Maurice Jones-Drew of Jacksonville Jaguars doubtful against Washington Redskins - ESPN
The Jacksonville Jaguars' playoff hopes took a setback last week when the Jaguars lost to the Indianapolis Colts, but the situation might be tougher Sunday if halfback Maurice Jones-Drew doesn't play.

Indianapolis Colts to face Oakland Raiders without 3 defensive starters - ESPN
The Indianapolis Colts will be missing three defensive starters Sunday against Oakland.

TE Bo Scaife of Tennessee Titans not sure if remarks led to benching - ESPN
Titans tight end Bo Scaife doesn't know if talking about a possibly divided locker room got him benched. That also isn't stopping him from talking about what could be his final days with the franchise.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers probable to face New York Giants - ESPN
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been able to practice the past three days despite his concussion and is probable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. news: Cowboys' Kitna leaves loss with injury, 'more than hip pointer'
The Dallas Cowboys have lost another quarterback, with Jon Kitna leaving Saturday night's 27-26 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., with a hip injury sustained midway through the first half. news: Redskins' Kyle Shanahan meets with McNabb, blasts QB's agent
Kyle Shanahan took his turn at the microphone Friday, challenging comments made by Donovan McNabb's agent. news: Bradford leading Rams’ playoff charge among Week 16 stories
The playoffs are around the corner and so much is still left to be decided. Week 16 will serve as a precursor for what will come on the final Sunday of the regular season.

Rex Ryan's focus, Jaguars' chances and Tim Tebow lead Week 16 storylines - John P. Lopez -
The NFL already knew Jets coach Rex Ryan was prone to sticking a foot in his mouth. Who knew it may not always be his?

Mike Smith's cautious approach to Falcons DE John Abraham worked - Peter King -
The more I learn about Atlanta coach Mike Smith, the more impressed with him I am. When he first got to Atlanta in 2008, Smith saw he had a strong pass-rusher in John Abraham who tailed off late in games and late in seasons. So he instituted a sort of pitch-count plan for Abraham, playing him, at most, about two-thirds of the plays instead of his customary full games. The result: Abraham, in his thirties, has been better than Abraham in his twenties. Now 32, Abraham is finishing his best three-year stretch of a good career, with 34 sacks in three seasons entering Monday night's crucial NFC South match with New Orleans.

McCarthy has everything – except playoff berth - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Though he is in a profession infamous for provoking a maniacal focus impervious to outside distraction, Mike McCarthy isn’t completely oblivious. The Green Bay Packers’ coach may not spend as much time at home as some wage-earners, but the big Christmas tree with the pile of Santa’s offerings underneath hasn’t escaped his attention.

Favre listed as doubtful for Eagles game - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Leslie Frazier counted Brett Favre(notes) out once before. He’s not about to do it again.