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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 9/19/10


Broncos' receiver Brandon Lloyd has the gift of grab - The Denver Post
"My uncle said, 'Brandon, what did you do?' " Kinder recalled. "Brandon said, 'The teacher asked us what we wanted to do with our lives and I said I wanted to be a professional football player. She said that's not realistic. Pick something else. I wouldn't pick anything else, so she sent me here.' "

Krieger: Broncos had better win while they can - The Denver Post
One look at the Broncos' schedule tells you that if they don't win today's home opener against Seattle, they could start the season 0-5 or 0-6, digging a hole from which another .500 record would look like a great escape.

Klis: Karl doesn't envy Josh - The Denver Post
Karl pretty much just coaches. McDaniels coaches, establishes the football operations model, oversees scouting and works with general manager Brian Xanders on trades, draft picks and roster decisions — even the type of contract each player should receive.

Jason Hunter: An action sports junkie - The Denver Post
Genetics never should have let Jason Hunter become a professional football player, let alone a hulking outside linebacker.

Ayers will see familiar face in Seattle o-line - The Denver Post
The way Robert Ayers sees it, he could have an advantage today as a pass rusher against a patched-up Seattle offensive line that includes former Bronco Tyler Polumbus at left tackle.

Broncos-Seahawks scouting report - The Denver Post
Head coach Josh McDaniels was loud and emphatic in the locker room after the loss to Jacksonville last Sunday that this team is different, that it would rebound. Now, the Broncos get to show if they are different from a year ago.

Today's games: Steelers-Titans: Serious - The Denver Post
There was a time, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and early man didn't tweet about going to the grocery store, when Titans coach Jeff Fisher would announce on two Mondays each season that it was "Steelers week."

Just one week into the 2010 NFL season and there are plenty of reminders about how important durability is - ESPN
Just as the NFL season is under way, so is the war of attrition. Once again, there are reminders that this isn't just about talent; this is about health.

John Clayton breaks down the biggest NFL games of Week 2 - ESPN
The combination of Marvin Lewis and Carson Palmer has usually meant bad things for the Baltimore Ravens.

Pittsburgh Steelers cut Byron Leftwich, but plan to bring him back - ESPN
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released quarterback Byron Leftwich so they can dress an additional defensive lineman for Sunday's game at Tennessee.

Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell downgraded to questionable - ESPN
The Carolina Panthers have downgraded receiver Brandon LaFell from probable to questionable for their game against Tampa Bay because of a sore hamstring.

Buffalo Bills tailgater convinced to stay - ESPN
He does, however, plan to stop his tradition of providing passers-by with shots of Polish cherry liqueur out of the thumbhole of a bowling ball.

Chiefs rule out Tyson Jackson, Ryan O'Callaghan | National Football Post
The Kansas City Chiefs ruled out defensive end Tyson Jackson and offensive tackle Ryan O'Callaghan for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

Browns getting Seneca Wallace ready to start | National Football Post
With starting quarterback Jake Delhomme hobbled with an ankle injury, the Cleveland Browns are getting Seneca Wallace ready to start Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dolphins rule out Channing Crowder | National Football Post
Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder remains sidelined with a groin injury that has prevented him from practicing since mid August.

Dolphins sign Ryan Baker, waive Robert Rose | National Football Post
The Miami Dolphins shuffled their roster today, signing defensive lineman Ryan Baker off their practice squad and waiving defensive lineman Robert Rose.

Brian Westbrook expected to debut for 49ers Monday | National Football Post
Brian Westbrook is expected to make his debut for the Sa n Francisco 49ers on Monday night in the team’s home opener against the New Orleans Saints.

Report: Packers buck up to keep Giacomini | National Football Post
The Green Bay Packers really didn’t want to lose reserve offensive tackle Breno Giacomini to the Minnesota Vikings after final cuts. news: Williams a solid start; Moss a risk for owners in Week 2
Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups of the week and how those matchups will affect your fantasy team. Sleeper alert highlights a player who's under the radar but could produce strong numbers based on the opponent. Owners beware highlights a player who's a regular starter in most fantasy leagues but could fail to meet expectations. For your final lineup decisions, check our weekly lineup rankings. news: Bears LB Urlacher says shove shouldn't draw $5K fine
The Bears' star linebacker received a $5,000 fine from the league for pushing Detroit Lions guard Stephen Peterman from behind after a referee blew his whistle during last Sunday's game. In Urlacher's mind, that shouldn't be a fineable offense, he told the Chicago Tribune on Friday. news: Ex-Jet Woodhead joins Patriots just before big game
This might be hard for the New York Jets to stomach: Danny Woodhead will wear a New England Patriots uniform in Sunday's AFC East showdown at New Meadowlands Stadium. news: Lions' Johnson hoping for second chance to celebrate a TD
Calvin Johnson is hinting at a special end-zone celebration this weekend -- as long as he scores a touchdown that's allowed to stand, of course.

Yahoo! Sports - NFL - Expert Picks Week 2

NFL teams prepping for lockout - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Players for four NFL teams have already taken a key step in their looming fight with the league over pay—a fight that may include a lockout next year.

Jerry Jones to blame for confusion on Dallas Cowboys staff - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
Stuff happens when you hire your offensive coordinator before your head coach and pay him just a few dollars less. Give him the title of assistant head coach, and you guarantee there will plenty of confusion in the responsibilitydepartment.

Peter King's NFL Week 2 game-by-game predictions - Peter King -