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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 8/4/11


Sounds from Training Camp |
Highlights of the best sights and sounds from day 7 of training camp.

Camp Day 6: Preparing for New Additions |
Five days into free agency, the Broncos think they have the pieces of their defensive line puzzle in place. Now comes the difficult part: learning whether they fit. news: Orton or Tebow? Fox won't say, but others aren't so shy
The quarterback competition in Denver between Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow is starting to heat up, and it appears that even NBA star LeBron James is weighing in with support for the perceived underdog.

Sharpe finally made Elway, Ozzie, Modell ‘super’ - Canton, OH -
John Elway. Ozzie Newsome. Art Modell. All are NFL legends. But none became Super until Shannon Sharpe came along. news: What now? Biggest head-scratching decisions of past week
The player movement has been frantic, but it's time to slow down and examine the strangest decisions to go down.

Rookie TE Julius Thomas shining for Broncos at training camp - The Denver Post
The Broncos football decision-makers have continually said their goal this offseason was to get younger and more athletic. Some of that was on display Wednesday with Julius Thomas.

Q&A: Free agents' short contracts show Broncos are serious about rebuilding through draft - The Denver Post
John Elway wants the NFL draft to power the Broncos return to prominence. Thats a model used by last seasons Super Bowl teams: the league champion Packers and the runner-up Steelers.

An Analysis of NFL Network’s "Sharpe Focus: Journey to Canton" " Predominantly Orange
The Shannon Sharpe Hall of Fame special that aired on NFL Network this week had me absolutely riveted for the entire hour. I’m not going to lie; it got a little dusty in my office towards the end. I love shows like this because it exposes you to the actual person behind the facemask.

Tim Tebow vs. Merril Hodge on Twitter | First-and-Orange
ESPN analyst and former running back Merril Hoge went to town with criticism of Tim Tebow this week. On Twitter, with tweet after tweet, Hoge harped on Tebow’s throwing motion and inaccuracy.

The Wild Card |
Robert Ayers said that with most of the attention on fellow pass-rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, he hopes he can sneak up on quarterbacks as 'the wild card.'

2011 Training Camp - Day 7: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks about the team's new defensive linemen and Thursday's change to the practice schedule.

Warren Brings Bulk to Line |
The Broncos added 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive lineman Ty Warren on Tuesday.

First and Orange Blog

Broncos change Thursday schedule | First-and-Orange
The Broncos’ open practice on Thursday has been moved from the morning to late afternoon.

Hot new band … Tebow & Sons? | First-and-Orange
With the Broncos off yesterday, I finally found a few minutes to pick up the newest issue of Rolling Stone magazine that has been sitting on my coffee table for more than a week now.

The Denver Post

More roster changes for Broncos, but Kyle Orton still No. 1 QB - The Denver Post
After a day away from Dove Valley, the Broncos are back at practice Wednesday afternoon, and Kyle Orton is still the No. 1 quarterback.

Analysis: Broncos' full squad likely on display for first time Thursday - The Denver Post
The leagues new collective bargaining agreement doesnt allow veteran free agents who have signed contracts to practice until Thursday.

Krieger: Starting Orton over Tebow is a vote for Broncos' credibility - The Denver Post
Now that trading Kyle Orton has proved easier said than done, the Broncos are back to their original problem, only more so.

Denver Broncos receiver David Anderson getting last laugh as low draft pick with long NFL career - The Denver Post
As David Anderson signed autographs for a pack of fans after the Broncos training camp workout Wednesday, he was asked more than once, "Who are you?"

Eddie Royal: Broncos WR talks nicknames and new coach John Fox - The Denver Post
In this weeks installment of "Fan Mail," Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal talks nicknames, playing for new coach John Fox and pitching for Taco Bell.

Players, coaches wait on collective bargaining agreement - The Denver Post
Broncos coach John Fox is still waiting to see every player on the roster on the practice field in this training camp.

Bond with Coach John Fox led Ty Warren to Denver Broncos - The Denver Post
When it came to signing Ty Warren, the prize piece of the Broncos defensive free-agent class, coach John Fox was the closer.

Dolphins QB Chad Henne hears unexpected chant from fans: "We want Orton!" - The Denver Post
Kyle Orton may not get much love from Broncos fans, but Dolphins fans are clamoring for the quarterback.