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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/08/11


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Greatest Raider of them all, Al Davis, is dead - Silver And Black Pride
Autumn is the perfect season for Al Davis to make his exit and pass to the next life - for this season has the Autumn Wind and but for Al Davis there would not have been so many of the great deeds on football fields the past 48 years and all the memories for us associated with them.

Division Battle Before the Bye |
With the bye week looming, the Broncos know a win could give them positive momentum heading into the break.

NFL Videos: Playbook: Chargers vs. Broncos
The "Playbook" crew expects San Diego's offense to attack a weak Denver secondary.

Broncos need to make a QB decision soon - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Late last season, the Denver Broncos fired coach Josh McDaniels with three games remaining in the season shortly after team owner Pat Bowlen said he’d bring McDaniels back in 2011. Ultimately, the Broncos knew their rabid fan base was so against McDaniels, the team concluded a change had to be made sooner than later. (Or were their four games left when McD was fired, Bill?)

Denver's Dumervil aims to shake off rust - Boulder Daily Camera
ENGLEWOOD -- Elvis Dumervil was supposed to be the self-professed Batman to rookie Von Millers Robin as a pass-rushing duo for the Denver Broncos.

After fateful 2006 meeting, Broncos' and Chargers' fortunes have gone in opposite directions - The Denver Post
When it was all about to end for the Broncos, the moment was preceded by such misleading euphoric applause that no one saw it coming.

Funding options for new stock show complex include extension of Denver stadium tax - The Denver Post
Extending the sales tax used to pay for new venues for the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos is among the options being considered to pay for a new complex for the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo.

Denver Broncos News

Week 5 - Friday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox outlines who's questionable and who's probable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Four Corners residents will get their Broncos fix " Summit County Citizens Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Along with watch-dogging federal intelligence agencies, creating economic opportunities for Colorado ski areas and finding funding for the pine beetle fight, Sen. Mark Udall is also standing up for Broncos fans in the Four Corners area, around Durango and Cortez.

Chargers' Rivers reflects on play that started downfall of Broncos - The Denver Post
Within the one game that started the ruination of a Broncos franchise came one play that marked their downfall in the game.

Fantasy Spotlight: Go with McGahee over Moreno in Broncos' backfield - The Denver Post
John Fox wanted to build a sophisticated ground game and Willis McGahee is simply the best back to do that.

NFL field goal record-holders believe 63-yard mark will be eclipsed - The Denver Post
Tom Dempsey is surprised his record 63-yard field goal has lasted 41 years without being broken. Jason Elam cant believe nobody has beaten it since he tied the mark way back in 1998.

Champ Bailey eager to return Sunday vs. Chargers - The Denver Post
After missing three games with a hamstring injury, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said he was taking no chances this week when fellow defensive backs Rahim Moore and Jonathan Wilhite missed practice time with an illness.

Broncos DBs Dawkins, Wilhite remain big question marks for Chargers game - The Denver Post
As the Broncos concluded their practice week, safety Brian Dawkins (ankle), tight end Daniel Fells (knee) and cornerback Jonathan Wilhite (illness) remained question marks for Sundays game.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Smith Tutors Top Pick |
Linebackers Coach Richard Smith knew he got a special talent in Von Miller and he is pushing him each day to bring out the best in the rookie linebacker.

As Broncos’ Offense Comes Together, Giveaways Undermine Progress |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Last Sunday should have been the day when Mike McCoy’s offense proved it could match score for score with the Green Bay juggernaut.

Bronco Gameday – San Diego Chargers - Predominantly Orange
After being thoroughly manhandled in Green Bay last week, the Broncos return to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to face the division leading San Diego Chargers.

Broncos’ John Fox once coached in San Diego - BroncoTalk
In 1991, linebacker Mike Croel was drafted by the Denver Bronocs, quarterback Brett Favre played for the Atlanta Falcons and John Fox was coaching the San Diego Chargers secondary.

Decker’s historic year started against Chargers - BroncoTalk
When the Denver Broncos face off against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Denver will be looking for their 400th regular season franchise victory and their 55th franchise victory over the Chargers.

Can The Denver Broncos Pull Off An Upset Against The Bolts? | iSportsWeb
The Broncos host the Chargers in a must win game, against a San Diego team that has owned them in recent years.

NFL News

Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson's stats don't tell full story | Green Bay Press Gazette
He’s 35 years old, and he’s given up more catches for more yardage than usual. news: Vick says struggling Eagles promise game-by-game approach
Michael Vick and the Eagles have eaten a massive helping of humble pie this week. Amid snickers aimed at the disastrous, faded "Dream Team" label -- Vince Young's lone contribution to the team -- 49ers back Frank Gore called Philadelphia a bunch of quitters.

NFL stat shows Texans QB Schaub steps up in clutch - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' Matt Schaub received well-deserved respect this week when the NFL showed a statistic that measures quarterbacks under pressure.

Drew Rosenhaus: 'NFL would fall apart without me' -
Drew Rosenhaus is a polarizing figure in the National Football League. This is what happens when you're its most successful agent with a stable of some of the biggest names in the sport. It's also a testament to just how good he is at his job. Because if he didn't get his clients the best deals, we wouldn't be talking about him, and he wouldn't be featured on 60 Minutes this Sunday.