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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/22/11


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Why Passing Totals Can Be Deceiving -
Defenses know that with space being limited, offenses can’t spread out and dictate terms of engagement in the red zone the same way they can between the 20s. Thus, in taking risks, defenses have embraced more of a "bend but don’t break" mentality.

BTV Wednesday News Hit |
The Broncos get some injured players back at practice as they start to get ready for the season's first road game.

400th Win Target of Broncos |
The next regular season win for the Denver Broncos will be the team’s 400th in its history.

Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans follows last year's chippy game - The Denver Post
A couple of days after the Broncos beat the Titans last year in Nashville, Tenn. — a game that was chippy at its best and downright nasty at its worst — Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan invited Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton to come back for a visit.

Orton sticks by statement last year calling Finnegan 'cheap' | National Football Post
Last year after the Denver Broncos escaped with a 26-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans, and quarterback Kyle Orton got in a parting shot by saying that the Titans and, in particular, cornerback Cortland Finnegan were "cheap."

Denver Broncos News

Broncos bolster receiver/returner lineup |
The Denver Broncos bolstered their beleaguered wide receiving corps Tuesday by signing free agent Quan Cosby.

Broncos hope to keep Titans star running back Chris Johnson in check for another week - The Denver Post
Titans running back Chris Johnson has rushed for just 77 yards in two games this season. There have been times over his previous three NFL seasons when that would have been one carry, or perhaps even just a nice quarters worth of work.

Woody's Mailbag: Broncos better off making Moreno a third-down specialist - The Denver Post
Sports columnist Woody Paige responds to your questions in Woodys Mailbag. In this installment, Woody tackles five questions, including two asking him if Knowshon Morenos days as the Broncos starting RB are numbered.

Von Miller off to good start with Broncos - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from John in Ontario, Canada. Q: How is rookie outside linebacker Von Miller playing so far?

Krieger: Denver Broncos could "win" Andrew Luck by losing - The Denver Post
Military history is full of strategic retreats, from George Washingtons evasions of the British during the Revolutionary War to the Russians drawing Napoleon into their deadly winter.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Ready for the Challenge |
The Broncos went into Nashville last season and came away with a road win against the Titans. They'll be looking for a repeat performance in Week 3 this year.

Thomas Faces Another ‘Two to Three Weeks’ of Recovery from Finger Injury |
Demaryius Thomas is impatient for his broken left pinkie finger to heal, and given the injury woes that have defined his NFL career to date, could you blame him?

Williams, Dumervil, Moreno, Lloyd on the Practice Field Wednesday |
The Broncos didn’t have all their players back Wednesday, but at least they had fewer injury absences than spots on the gameday inactive list.

Kyle Orton To Face Cortland Finnegan Again - Predominantly Orange
The Broncos lone highlight on the road last year was in Tennessee. It was the only road game that they won, and they did it thanks in large part to the defense holding Chris Johnson to 53 rushing yards.

Could Josh McDaniels end up back in the AFC West? - BroncoTalk
Things with the Kansas City Chiefs… they’re not good. They’ve lost their two best players in Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles for the season, their quarterback is the worst-rated starting quarterback in the league (now that Luke McCown has been benched in Jacksonville), and they were soundly beaten by two losing teams in 2010 by a combined 79 points.

Demaryius Thomas "anxious" to return to field | First-and-Orange
Former first round draft pick Demaryius Thomas has dealt with more injuries in just over a year in the NFL than many players go through in a several seasons.

Broncos worked out 9 players Tuesday | First-and-Orange
We already knew about Darren Sharper, Quan Cosby and John Nalbone being at Dove Valley for work outs on Tuesday.

Matt Hasselbeck on the dangers of a brother with a mic | First-and-Orange
Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck surely has a career in broadcasting ahead of him should he want it whenever his NFL career concludes.

NFL News

Lynch: Wanna beat New England Patriots QB Tom Brady? Here's how | FOX Sports
Beating Tom Brady isnt easy, but it can be done. John Lynch gives the Bills the blueprint for success. Lynch: Wanna beat New England Patriots QB Tom Brady? Heres how.

The 2011 NFL contenders and pretenders | Concordiensis
Rookies are supposed to struggle. Rookie quarterbacks are really supposed to struggle. To this point, Cam Newton has not.