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John Elway's top 10 Denver Broncos football moments in the NFL | Denver Post Media Center
From "The Helicopter" to the "Duck in Seattle," former Broncos quarterback John Elway was always center stage during his 16-year NFL playing career. As the Denver legend begins his first season as the Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations, we look back at the top 10 moments of his NFL career. The Elway countdown was created with the input of Broncos fans.

Hue Jackson on Denver: 'Tell them to keep talking' |
"Yeah, I’ve heard a lot of things they’ve said," said Jackson. "Tell them to keep talking. It’s cool. They’ve said a lot of stuff. It’s all good. Those two wins [from last season] don’t make much difference. Somebody’s saying a lot of things over there about a couple of things. I won’t get into it right now."

Broncos' overhauled run defense to face Raiders' 1-2 punch - The Denver Post
When the Broncos new coaching staff popped in the defensive tape of last years two games against Oakland, it was like watching a horror film.

Broncos' pass rush will invite plenty of screens - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Denver Broncos expect to see plenty of screens and draws to counter the speed they'll bring off the edge with pass-rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller this season. Dumervil is one of the best defensive ends at recognizing the screen, standing up to swat passes or shut off a passing lane and pushing the tackle back into the pocket whenever offenses try to counter his speed with screens.

Denver Broncos News

Week 1 - Thursday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Thursday's practice.

Week 1 - Thursday: McCoy |
Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy talks about achieving balance on offense, the development of J.D. Walton and Zane Beadles and getting ready for Oakland.

Week 1 - Thursday: Allen |
Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen talks about preparing for a fast and physical season opener against the Raiders.

Paige: Broncos' Fox to play by the rules - The Denver Post
John Fox promised that he will not cheat as the Broncos coach.

Broncos could be tested early and often by Raiders' run game - The Denver Post
Last October, in what eventually became a 59-14 Raiders win in Denver, Oakland running back Darren McFadden was stopped for no gain on the Raiders first rushing attempt of the day.

Stopping the run key unleashing the Broncos' Dumervil and Miller - The Denver Post
One of the feel-good items in the Broncos defensive makeover is the potential of Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller in the teams pass rush.

Q&A: Broncos QB Orton will get almost all the work in practice during regular season - The Denver Post
The biggest issue in terms of dividing up the work between quarterbacks in practice now is the difference between training camp and the preseason and the regular season.

Fox Will Make The Broncos More Competitive " CBS Denver
In his latest Vic's Signature, Vic Lombardi explains why the Broncos will be more competitive this year.

Broncos have players to pressure passer | Sacramento Bee
The Denver Broncos have two pieces to their defense that weren't around last season when the Raiders beat them twice.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Hometown Sponsor, Hometown Team |
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joined representatives from the Broncos and Sports Authority to officially introduce Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Putting the System to the Test |
Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen talks about implementing a new scheme; Head Coach John Fox names captains.

McCoy, Broncos Committed to Balance |
Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy is prepared to utilize his rushing attack and his offense hopes to benefit from a more experienced offensive line.

Throwing Darts Blindfolded (or, Letting Excel Predict the Season) |
In an attempt to take guesswork and bias out of predictions, I used 34 pieces of data to evaluate each team, then plug them in into Microsoft Excel on a matchup-by-matchup basis. 

McCoy Hopes New Tight Ends Force Tough Choices for Pass Defense |
Denver’s tight end corps of Daniel Fells, Julius Thomas and Virgil Green is among the league’s least experienced, and features only one player who’s taken a regular-season snap before Monday — and none who’ve ever played for the Broncos before now.

Broncos’ Mike McCoy Finds Familiarity With Fox " Predominantly Orange
Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has lived many different NFL lives, but just like non-football life, everything comes full circle.

Broncos denied claim on CB Darius Butler | First-and-Orange
The No. 2 spot in the 32-team waiver pecking order turned out to be one spot too low for the Broncos in their claim of former New England cornerback Darius Butler.

History buff? Every Broncos media guide since 1960 now online | First-and-Orange
There was a scanner sitting on a table in the middle of the Broncos media room throughout the preseason, as Broncos PR interns Alex Kaufmann and Cyndey Ricker were hard at work scanning — page by page — hard copies of the team’s old media guides.

Countdown to Paydirt: Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos | Silver and Black Report
Monday night, when the Oakland Raiders face the Denver Broncos, will be my ninth season covering the Silver & Black, credentialed through the organization.

NFL News

ESPN Extends Deal With N.F.L. for $15.2 Billion -
ESPN demonstrated what "Monday Night Football" means to the cable empire by renewing it for $15.2 billion through 2021.

Rookie Cobb ignores coach's rule in groundbreaking TD return | USA Today
Packers rookie Randall Cobb tied an NFL record with his 108-yard kickoff return for a TD in Thursday night's opener against the Saints NFL Picks Against the Spread - Week 1, 2011
Week 1 picks against the spread.