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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/28/11


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Broncos' sole focus is beating Kansas City, making playoffs - The Denver Post
Broncos players were back at Dove Valley today, going through meetings and conditioning work to begin preparing for the final regular season game against Kansas City.

Tim Tebow Finishes Above Dalai Lama In Gallup Poll Of "Most Admired" Men | SI Tracking Blog
The polling giant Gallup released its list of the "Most Admired" men and women in America today, and unsurprisingly, President Barack Obama topped the list again in 2011. Other notable names in the mix this year included George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, the Pope, and… wait a second. Is that Tim Tebow?

Tebow memoirs top-selling religious book of 2011 | National Football Post
'Through My Eyes' has sold more than 220,000 copies since June release.

Will Broncos be able to run-run-run against Kansas City again? | First-and-Orange
Sure the Broncos started running the read-option, run-heavy offense on Nov. 6 at Oakland, but it was Nov. 13, in a 17-10 win at Kansas City, that the football nation really took notice.

Bill Maher Courts Controversy Over Tim Tebow Tweet - ABC News
A tweet from liberal firebrand Bill Maher has incurred the wrath of conservatives across the U.S., who are now calling for a boycott of the political commentator’s HBO series after he slammed Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Denver Broncos Video

Among the Elite
Champ Bailey, Elvis Dumervil and rookie Von Miller will represent the Denver Broncos at this year's Pro Bowl.

VIDEO: Michael Irvin Riding A Tim Tebow Christmas Bronco, Pretty Much - From Our Editors -
Not sure how else to say it, because that's exactly what's happening here:

NFL Videos: From College Station to Honolulu in one year flat
01:52 – Broncos rookie LB Von Miller is one of three Pro Bowlers who were preparing for a bowl game this time last year. Hear what Miller had to say on "NFL Total Access" after the announcement.

NFL Videos: How the West will be won
05:35 – The Broncos need a win to reach the playoffs, and Mike Klis of the Denver Post has the latest on the critical Week 17 AFC West matchups.

Denver Broncos News

Elvis Dumervil helps Von Miller adjust to playing with a cast on his hand - The Denver Post
Yes, Von Miller had a chat with Elvis Dumervil about the challenges of rushing a quarterback while toting around a hard cast on your hand.

Willis McGahee plans to make Denver Broncos' golden opportunity pay off - The Denver Post
The last time they played the Chiefs, at Arrowhead Stadium last month, the Broncos pounded out 244 yards rushing and won 17-10.

Broncos' playbook appears to be running on empty - The Denver Post
After the Broncos march down the field by mixing the run and the pass, why do they get conservative on offense and always run the ball on first and second down?

Tebow forces Broncos to play the perfect game
A long-time Tebow hater explains why the Broncos QB won't last long in the league

Blueprint for Beating Tebow and Broncos -
The Bills showed a way to stop Denver; Tim Tebow is not a confident or quick tight-window passer, which is problematic against man coverage.

Report: Tim Tebow is a Pro Bowl alternate
Broncos QB Tim Tebow didn't make the AFC Pro Bowl roster, but The Denver Post reports that he is a second alternate and could make the trip to Hawaii if two QBs decline to attend.

Notebook: 'You Have to Want It'
Running back Willis McGahee talks about playing for the postseason; Eric Decker discusses the Denver rushing attack; Broncos submit transactions.

Elway Looking Forward to This Weekend "
Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs is shaping up to be one of the biggest games in the last few years for the Broncos.

Broncos Pro Bowlers Announced "
Three Broncos will be adding a little pineapple to their diet next month, one for the first time.

Bailey, Dumervil, Miller React to Pro-Bowl Honor
Each level of the Broncos defense, which has played a big part in the team's 7-3 record in its last 10 games, will be represented in Hawaii.

Broncos' Fox downplays QB angle for sunday's game - The Denver Post
During Broncos coach John Foxs weekly Monday briefing with the media, he was naturally asked about the quarterback battle between Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton on Sunday. Wrong question, apparently.

Broncos must hide their many faults in key games - The Denver Post
As far as coach John Fox is concerned, the Broncos are already in the playoffs. At least thats how he looks at Sundays home matchup against Kansas City.

Ex-Rutgers Scarlet Knights player Eric LeGrand will attend Broncos game in Denver - ESPN New York
Paralyzed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand says he will attend the Denver Broncos' home game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Coach Killers, Week 16: Tim Tebow – Audibles
Every week, we’ll take a look at a player or team whose bad performance did the most to raise the stress level of their coach.

Chiefs gear up for Tebow | Wichita Eagle
If the Chiefs had done a better job of defending Tim Tebow the last time they played against him, they would still be alive for a playoff spot.

NFL News

49ers Release Wide Receiver Edwards -
Wide receiver Braylon Edwards has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after an injury plagued season where he had only 15 receptions in eight games.

Aaron Rodgers leads NFC Pro Bowl roster
Aaron Rodgers was selected to start at QB for the NFC Pro Bowl team. -

Tom Brady leads AFC Pro Bowl roster
Tom Brady was selected to start at QB for the AFC Pro Bowl team. -

AFC Pro Bowl team announced | National Football Post
The AFC Pro Bowl rosters were announced on Tuesday evening and, not surprisingly, the New England Patriots are well represented, especially on offense.

Five Pro Bowl 'snubs' | National Football Post
The NFL's Pro Bowl voting is always a suspect process (including the player's vote). news: Pro Bowl picks send some to Hawaii, leave others out in the cold
The 2012 AFC and NFC Pro Bowl rosters were announced Tuesday, and the debate is already under way. Did Eli Manning deserve a nod over Matthew Stafford?

NFL players' attitudes toward concussions show tough road
Interviews conducted by the Associated Press over the last several weeks found 23 of 44 NFL players would try to conceal a possible concussion rather than pull themselves out of a game.

NFL Contract Negotiations & Female Voice Warning Indicators |
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Steelers hope Roethlisberger can play vs. Browns | National Football Post
QB's injured ankle kept him out of win over Rams.