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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/18/11

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BTV Monday News Hit |
The Broncos make a trade and the Thomases return to practice.

Inside slant: Time for the Broncos to test out Tim Tebow –
Time to find out Sunday whether Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is more Peyton Manning than Peyton Hillis.

Broncos a cool 0-7 against the Dolphins in Miami - The Denver Post
The Broncos have two NFL championships and a long history of success. Theyre also 0-7 in Miami against the Dolphins.

Lloyd Shipped to Rams for Late-Round Pick |
The Broncos returned from the bye Monday without wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who was traded to the St. Louis Rams for a conditional draft pick that morning.

Jim Harbaugh, Jim Schwartz get into scuffle as 49ers top Lions - Peter King -
We all have opinions on what passed for Sunday Afternoon At the Fights in Detroit Sunday, and before I get too far into my 9,300 words this morning, let me give you my view of it so we can get on to the incredible story the 49ers are writing, what a NaVorro Bowman is, how Steve Young is playing a part (a small one, but a part) in the Aaron Rodgers story, the value of Andrew Luck, how Kurt Coleman might have saved the Eagles' season, WWAD (What Would Al Do) at quarterback, and the general flotsam, jetsam and mayhem of Week 6 of the season. 

Denver Broncos News

Week 7 - Monday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks about the Broncos trading Brandon Lloyd and why the team feels strong about the wide receiver group. news: Broncos still gathering info on backup DL McBean's arrest
Denver Broncos backup defensive lineman Ryan McBean was arrested last week on suspicion of stalking and could face up to three years in prison if convicted.

Broncos Mailbag: Tim Tebow in 2012? The future is disputed - The Denver Post
The Posts Broncos reporter responds to your questions in Mike Klis Broncos Mailbag. In this weeks installment, Mike tackles six Qs, including one wondering if Tim Tebow and the Broncos offense got in extra work during the bye week.

Krieger: It may be better for Broncos to win by being the biggest losers - The Denver Post
Five games into the season, the Broncos just traded their best wide receiver for a conditional sixth-round draft pick to little or no blowback from their fans.

Money issues part of Broncos' split with Brandon Lloyd - The Denver Post
Money can cause people across the country to occupy their city streets. Money can be at the root of debate, crime, greed, divorce, power and protest.

Broncos' Tim Tebow content with receivers in wake of Brandon Lloyd trade - The Denver Post
So, Tim Tebow finally gets to play quarterback, and before his first start the Broncos take away Brandon Lloyd?

Broncos' Elvis Dumervil feels better about recovery after intense weight training - The Denver Post
Lots of Broncos went lots of places during the teams bye week, but Elvis Dumervil spent part of his four-day getaway in the weight room.

Broncos' switch to QB Tim Tebow sparked trade of wide receiver Brandon Lloyd - The Denver Post
Brandon Lloyds request for a trade — he was dealt Monday to the Rams — essentially came because the Broncos will be relying more on their running game and on shorter throws in their passing game.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Receivers Ready to Step Up |
The Broncos wide receivers are prepared for expanded roles after Monday's trade.

Lloyd to St. Louis |
On Monday, the Broncos traded Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

AFC West Breakdown: Week 6 - Predominantly Orange
Three of the four AFC West teams had a bye, but let’s see what happened during their off week and what’s to come.

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos Should Stay Static - SB Nation Denver
The Denver Broncos are coming off a bye week so they are unlikely to move up or down in any major way this week.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins Suck for Luck - NFL Mocks
5. Denver Broncos-Matt Barkley, QB, USC - 100 percent convinced that if the Broncos are picking in the top 5 to top 7 range that the Broncos are going quarterback. I’m not basing this on whether or not I think that’s a good move, only whether or not I think it’s possible. I don’t buy that Elway and the front office believe in Tebow. Barkely is a talented QB prospect so at least Broncos fans will finally know what’s happening with Tebow in this scenario. One could argue with the trade of Lloyd and the inability for Demariyus Thomas to stay healthy that WR is a need.

Broncos add safety Rafael Bush to roster after Lloyd trade | First-and-Orange
With receiver Brandon Lloyd now traded to St. Louis, my colleague Jeff Legwold reports the Broncos replaced him on their active 53-man roster by signing safety Rafael Bush away from the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad.

Ryan McBean agent/attorney Schaffer claims client's innocence | First-and-Orange
Denver-based NFL agent and defense attorney Peter Schaffer represents Broncos defensive tackle Ryan McBean, who was arrested Friday on an alleged stalking charge. McBean was released on $50,000 bond and attended the Broncos’ practice Monday. His court hearing is Oct. 28.

NFL News

LeSean McCoy, Eagles fend off critics with vital win over Redskins - Don Banks -
Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we absorb an unforgettable, and in some cases unfathomable, Week 6 in the NFL.

Tuesday Morning Quarterback: Ranking the NFL's signal callers after Week 6 - The Denver Post
Broncos/NFL writer Mike Klis ranks the leagues quarterbacks. This week, Eli rises while Cam and Rex tumble

NFL should've disciplined coaches for postgame actions -
The same way you can not take your eyes off one of those beer-muscle fights between a couple of knuckleheads in the stands at a football game, you cannot take your eyes off the video of the animated skirmish between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz that occurred at the end of Sunday's San Francisco win in Detroit.

NFL has a history of confrontational coaches - LA Times
The league chose not to fine San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh or Detroit Coach Jim Schwartz for their postgame dust-up Sunday, but there are several noteworthy incidents involving combustible coaches.

Jim Maas column: NFL violates fans' rights with searches | Wausau Daily Herald
I recently traveled across country for a wedding and was constantly reminded by the Department of Homeland Security in airports and on the rail system, "If you see something, say something." Okay, I will.

Denver Broncos Fans

How to Build a Winning Football Team - Mile High Report
The 2011 Green Bay Packers have to be considered the front-runners to win the Super Bowl. The sheer amount of talent that Green Bay possesses (on both sides of the ball) has been simply dominant thus far. However, the Packers didn't just luck into the talented players they have. Rather, they devised a methodical plan for constructing their team that is probably the smartest I've ever seen.

Broncos go all in on Demaryius Thomas - Mile High Report
A year and a half ago i sat in amazement as rookie standout Demaryius Thomas from Georgia Tech caught everything that was thrown his way in training camp.  The Broncos finished the camp with a scrimmage at Invesco Field in which Tim Tebow connected with Thomas for an impressive touchdown and all the planets seemed to be aligned.

The Future is Now! - Mile High Report
I'm going to come right out and say this, I did not hate every move McD made, GASP!  In fact I'm sure 90% of you just went "McD, McHoodie, McDumbass, McWhatever, is a terrible person who did horrible things to the Broncos.

Striking the Anvil, Then and Now - A look at the Broncos rebuilding efforts: Preview - Mile High Report
So I logged in to my brother's Game Rewind access at about 11pm MST to watch next week's opponents for the Broncos, the Miami Dolphins - but was disappointed to find out that although all of Sunday's games are available by midnight of the same day, does not post the Monday Night Football game until 24 hours after it airs.

I don't know about you my fellow Bronco Maniacs, but I hate sitting on the couch watching other teams play. The bye week is always great for a team but it is really hard on the fans. However, for the first time in a very long time, I am so excited and full of anticipation for the next game. It is the fresh feeling of a new beginning together with the feeling of hope for the future.

An Open Letter to Brandon Lloyd - Mile High Report
Brandon, let me start by saying that it has been a true pleasure to see you flourish over the last two seasons with us.  I was truly surprised by your performance last year and was very very VERY happy to call you a Denver Bronco.