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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 8/6/11


Broncos’ quarterback Tim Tebow is now NFL’s most polarizing figure -
Nobody should get this passionate over whether a quarterback succeeds in the NFL, but Tim Tebow has become football’s embodiment of the Red State-Blue State political divide.

Sharpe makes trip from Savannah State to Canton  |
The late Bill Davis’ unique recruiting pitch lured Shannon Sharpe to Savannah State back in the mid-1980s, sending him on a football journey that will culminate with his enshrinement Saturday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe says he's not even best in his family |
In an interview session before Saturday's induction ceremony, Shannon Sharpe, the former All-Pro tight end of the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, said he is in awe of being apart of the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

Shannon Sharpe Joins NFL Hall Of Fame As One Of Game's Best Tight Ends -
Shannon Sharpe retired as the career leader among tight ends in receptions, yards and touchdowns. For that and more, Sharpe will enter the NFL Hall of Fame on Saturday.

2011 Training Camp - Day 9: Tebow |
Quarterback Tim Tebow talks to the media after Friday's practice.

‪Shannon Sharpe Talks Tebow and Orton‬‏ - YouTube | Predominantly Orange Blog
Shannon Sharpe talks to the media about Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton.

Analysis: Fox's people skills an important factor for Broncos - The Denver Post
Theres no evidence John Elway, in a time of need, looks to the bullpen and taps his right arm, but after the Broncos foray into free agency, its pretty clear that coach John Fox is quite the news: Tebow believes Broncos' QB job 'was grabbed back away'
Tim Tebow appeared to be the Broncos' starting QB last week as Kyle Orton trade rumors swirled. But Orton stayed and is running the first-team offense, leaving Tebow wondering where -- and if -- he fits.

Broncos' Tim Tebow fueled by criticism - The Denver Post
Tim Tebow was still taking labored breaths as he stepped into a large huddle of reporters Friday evening.

Knocking Off the Rust |
Safety Brian Dawkins and running back Willis McGahee talk about practicing with the team for the first time.

2011 Training Camp - Day 9: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks about today's practice and gearing up for Saturday's practice at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

Nothing Given |
Tim Tebow said Friday he doesn't feel like anything has been taken from him, and he doesn't want anything to be given to him, either.

Camp Day 8: Prepared for the Scrimmage |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – If you can’t get to a game, Saturday marks the next best thing.

Tebow Tries to Defuse Issues |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – It’s been a noteworthy week for Tim Tebow, but few of the notable events have taken place on the practice field.

First and Orange Blog

Broncos' Shannon Sharpe arrives at Canton for Hall of Fame | First-and-Orange
Broncos great Shannon Sharpe on Friday arrived at McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, for some pre-induction festivities and news conferences before his Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday.

Shannon Sharpe gets the Gold Jacket | First-and-Orange
Shannon Sharpe received his Gold Jacket here Saturday at the downtown Civic Center, a symbolic step towards his formal induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame tomorrow night.

The Denver Post

Q&A: Broncos likely to add O-line depth from waiver wire - The Denver Post
Todays question comes from Elijah Kempton: What is your impression regarding how the offensive line is progressing during training camp, given that Ryan Clady and Chris Kuper are the only proven starters on the roster?

Sharpe staying on sideline in QB battle - The Denver Post
Once again, Shannon Sharpe is coming through in the clutch. His induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame today finally gives Bronco followers a story other than the Kyle Orton-Tim Tebow quarterback drama. What does the Broncos' star tight end of yesterday think of the big issue confronting his team today?

Induction speeches will cap whirlwind weekend for Shannon Sharpe - The Denver Post
It was during lunch when Shannon Sharpe understood that what he was really doing this weekend was rushing a fraternity.

Mark Kiszla: Just let the tears flow, Shannon - The Denver Post
This might be the biggest sucker bet in NFL history. Tears will fall. Guaranteed. Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe might be known for laughter. But when he starts weeping tonight during his acceptance speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, green $20 bills will change hands among distinguished old pros wearing gold coats at the ceremony.