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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/09/11


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NFL Videos: The Tebow Kryptonite?
Tim Tebow has the Broncos on a roll, leading them to five consecutive wins. The "Thursday Night Football" crew discusses what makes Tebow so dangerous, as well as a potential Kryptonite for the young QB.

Chicago Bears confident vs. Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow - ESPN Chicago
"Nothing against [Tim] Tebow, but Cam Newton is a better athlete, he's faster," Bears perennial Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs said on Thursday.

Bears have secret, "different" plan to stop Broncos' Tebow - The Denver Post
Chicago defensive tackle Henry Melton had some quick answers to the challenge facing the Bears on Sunday. How do you stop Tim Tebow, who has been as effective as he has been unorthodox?

Broncos have four more teams — and attrition due to injury — to defeat - The Denver Post
Sundays game is just one in an NFL season full of them, but it provides a tidy little snapshot of what depth means if teams are serious about getting themselves into the postseason.

Elway on Tebow: ""He’s something else" | First-and-Orange
"He’s something else," Elway said of Tebow. "You can’t give him enough credit for what he’s done. The turnaround and the energy and the hope and the competitiveness that he’s brought back to the team."

Denver Broncos Videos

Week 14 - Thursday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Thursday's practice.

Week 14 - Thursday: McCoy |
Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy talks about Chicago's defense, Tim Tebow's progress and getting ready for Sunday's game.

Week 14 - Thursday: Allen |
Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen talks about how the Bears are using Caleb Hanie, André Goodman's play and the hopeful return of Von Miller.

NFL Videos: Week 14: Bears vs. Broncos Preview
Tim Tebow and the Broncos will try for a sixth consecutive victory Sunday as the visiting Bears seek to avoid a third straight defeat.

NFL Videos: Decker: 'Opportunities are going to come'
Eric Decker talks about playing in a run-first offense with Tim Tebow and Week 14's matchup with the Bears.

NFL Videos: No Huddle: Tebow the passer?
The "No Huddle" crew debates what makes Tim Tebow a winner in the NFL and if he has shown improvement as a passer over the course of the Broncos' winning streak.

Denver Broncos News news: Don't doubt Tebow; you might end up with an absurd tattoo
Feel sorry for the poor guy who lost a bet and now has this Tim Tebow centaur tattoo inked on his body for the rest of his life. news: Briggs hoping Bears don't join Vikings on Tebow's hit list
It's fair to say Bears defenders aren't Tebowing the night away. Lance Briggs says he wouldn't be happy -- or, more to the point, "frickin' pissed" -- if he can't solve the Broncos' read-option offense.

Broncos Brace for New-Look Bears Backfield - Lamar Ledger
Elvis Dumervil was a little disappointed. When asked if he was looking forward to getting after Jay Cutler when the Bears came to town, he couldn't hide his grin.

Martz plans to be 'more aggressive' with Hanie -
Heading into Week 14, the Bears are the No. 5 seed in the NFC, ahead of two other teams with 7-5 records: the Falcons and Lions. Three weeks ago, Chicago was playing like one of the conference's top two or three clubs but that all changed the moment quarterback Jay Cutler broke his thumb against the Chargers.

Briggs expects physical game with Broncos | Daily Chronicle
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs expects to be nice and sore after Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. That’s a good thing.

Bears need to out-ugly Broncos - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
In the NFL, more games are lost than won. Typically, a bad decision, costly turnover or mental mistake decides the outcome — not a great catch, throw or run.

Many reasons behind Broncos RB McGahee's run of increased touches - The Denver Post
There are countless examples of players production at running back taking a drastic drop shortly after their 30th birthdays. Such is the nature of the job.

Tim Tebow throws Broncos to the lead when team trails - The Denver Post
Within every game he plays, there can be many Tim Tebows. There is the Tebow who has the clock-ticking hitch in his throw and determined giddyap in his rush.

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas brings confidence into Bears game - The Denver Post
Long after most of his teammates had headed to the team bus, Demaryius Thomas stood at his locker in Minnesota, a wide grin splashed across his face.

Broncos' Bailey not in favor of kicking to Bears' Hester - The Denver Post
Cornerback Champ Bailey was one of the few Broncos on the sideline to witness what the Bears über-returner Devin Hester did the last time he faced Denver.

McDaniels Left More Than Tebow And Turmoil Behind " CBS Denver
Josh McDaniels. The mere mention of his name brings back bitter, embarrassing memories in Denver.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Turning Up the Heat on Hanie |
Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen and the Denver defense hope to apply plenty of pressure on Chicago quarterback Caleb Hanie Sunday.

Notebook: Broncos Brace for New-Look Bears Backfield |
With Jay Cutler out and Matt Forte not expected to suit up, the Broncos know they're still in for a challenge against formidable Chicago backups.

Kick It to Hester? ‘Not in a Million Years’ |
It is as true today as it was the last time the Broncos and Bears met in 2007: you kick to Devin Hester at your own peril.

Scenes from a Practice: Dec. 8 |
Left tackle Ryan Clady was back at practice Thursday, but running back Willis McGahee and wide receiver Eddie Royal remained sidelined as the Broncos continued their preparation for the Chicago Bears, who make their first regular-season trip to Denver since 2003 this Sunday.

Notes: McGahee Sits Out Practice, But Says He’ll Be Ready Sunday |
Three days after slowly walking off the field late in the 35-32 win over the Minnesota Vikings, running back Willis McGahee was held out of practice with a knee injury.

Denver Broncos vs. Chicago Bears: Game Preview - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos (7-5) finally return home to host a depleted Chicago Bears (7-5) team. This is the 14th meeting all-time between these two teams with the Bears holding a 7-6 advantage. The Bears end their AFC West swing against the Broncos, and they are 1-2 in the division with their only win coming against the San Diego Chargers.

Tim Tebow Fuels The Fire In Bears Defense - Predominantly Orange
The Bears are confident that they can stop whatever option/?? offense the Broncos decide to run on Sunday.

Outlook good for McGahee | First-and-Orange
Willis McGahee didn’t practice for the Broncos today, but he said this afternoon that he plans on playing Sunday against the Bears.

Lovie Smith talks Tebow, Cutler, Forte | First-and-Orange
Two months ago (heck, even a month ago), Chicago coach Lovie Smith had to love his team’s chances heading to a game at Denver. Jay Cutler in a revenge game. Matt Forte on a tear. NFC playoffs spot on the horizon.

NFL News

NFL Picks, Week 14: Tim Tebow's miracles becoming hard to deny | Sports | National Post
We are now at that stage of the Tim Tebow story where people have begin to simply accept that yes, they are in a movie, and the cinematic way that it is unfolding, while in stark opposition to the rules of nature that have governed their entire existences to this point, is pretty damned entertaining. Weird, but entertaining.

McCoy battered as Browns lose to Steelers 14-3 - Houston Chronicle
The second-year Cleveland quarterback passed for 209 yards but also threw a pair of interceptions as the Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 on Thursday night.

NFL roundup: Adrian Peterson tests ankle in practice | Detroit Free Press |
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis, a big step toward healing from a sprained left ankle. Quarterback Christian Ponder, however, didn't practice as he nurses a right hip pointer that is jeopardizing his chance to play Sunday at Detroit.

QBs likely to dominate early in NFL draft - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
As fortune would have it, the Indianapolis Colts may not have a choice but to take Andrew Luck and hold onto him if the NFL draft goes as some executives and scouts suggest it will. A group of six NFL personnel said the 2012 draft could feature a record number of quarterbacks selected in the top three rounds if all of the college juniors who are expected to declare for the draft do so.

NFL’s Packers Sell $46.3 Million of Stock in First Two Days - Businessweek
The Green Bay Packers, the only publicly owned franchise in major U.S. sports, have sold more than $46.3 million in stock in the first two days of their fifth share offering.

Denver Broncos Fans

Tim Tebow, but not the way you think. - Mile High Report
OK, I get it. Not everyone is on the Tebow Train. I guess that's why he's called such a polarizing figure -- people love him or hate him, and they do both with gusto. So many people, from analysts and former players to celebrities like Bill Cosby, have such strong opinions towards Tebow, that it's hard to imagine the drama that surrounds him will ever subside.

"I Spy" on coaches: John Fox - Mile High Report
I thought that it would be nice to take a look at some of the guys who run the show for Broncos, to get a better feel for who they are, what they are doing and why. An "I Spy" segment if you like, so I will start at the top and work my way down as I find the time. Let's spy on our Head Coach John Fox first.

ROUND 8: Broncos' best cheerleader tournament - Mile High Report
First of all, thanks to all who voted and congratulations to Toni for winning Round Seven of our cheerleader tournament. Also, another big Mile High Salute to Lindsey for her showing. I'm always surprised that there are blowouts in this tournament when all the cheerleaders are all so great, but this is the first time I've been on the losing end of one

The Curious Case of Timothy Richard Tebow - Mile High Report
That's a small sampling of statuses a few of my friends have posted on Facebook recently about the quarterback of my favorite team. Tim Tebow has rapidly replaced Brett Favre as the most talked about - and polarizing - player in the NFL. Why?