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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/23/12


Broncos put priority on defense in the offseason - The Denver Post
By the time New England cast them aside in a blowout playoff victory a week ago, the Broncos were an an open-and-shut case defensively. When opposing offenses opened things up, the Broncos could not shut them down.

Klis: Broncos' Mike McCoy needs to call first-down passes - The Denver Post
It's as if Mike McCoy never left.

Denver Broncos Playoff History vs AFC Championship Participants - Predominantly Orange
Even though this season is over for the Broncos, an exciting day of football is ahead as four teams are set to battle for the right to repres

Bailey knows his time is running short - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Denver's season was considered an overall success, having lasted two weeks longer than nearly anyone thought beforehand, or especially after a 1-4 season start.

Denver Broncos Videos

Parting Shot - Tim Tebow - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Bryan Burwell doesn't understand the obssession with trying to pin down John Elway on whether or not Tim Tebow is the QB of the future.

Parting Shot - Elite QB No Guarantee - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Israel Gutierrez believes an elite QB can guarantee a franchise long-term success, but winning Super Bowls is more than just quarterbacks.

Denver Broncos News

Broncos have a lot to settle in the offseason - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
The Broncos' season was an unqualified success from a few different angles.

Has Dawkins played his last game? | Philly | 01/21/2012
It's been nearly three years since Brian Dawkins left the Eagles and signed with the Denver Broncos.

Strategy And Personnel - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Never mind player acquisition, perhaps the biggest component facing any NFL team this offseason. For Denver, prioritizing, then keeping the top tier of in-house free agents is the next major steps for Elway, Xanders and newly-promoted player personnel director Matt Russell.

Americans should know candidates' faith, core beliefs | The News-Press |
Emotions abound when Denver Broncos’ quarterback Tim Tebow kneels in prayer as Estero High grad Matt Prater lines up for a game-winning field goal, emotions that rise to the heights as the ball goes through the uprights and Tebow points skyward in gratitude.

NFL News

Patriots Open as 3-Point Favorites in Super Bowl -
The Giants have already beaten the Patriots this season, on the road, but they are not favored to beat the Patriots in two weeks in Indianapolis. news: Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year to be announced Feb. 4
The Ravens' Matt Birk, Chargers' Philip Rivers and Bears' Charles Tillman are the top candidates for this year’s Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award, named for the legendary Bears running back who died in 1999. Blogs " Blog Archive Countdown to the Super Bowl: 13 days "
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Column - Manning No Longer Has to Prove Greatness -
As if by design, the rain started swirling through Candlestick Park as it became clear that more than 60 minutes would be needed to find a proper opponent for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Pats-Giants in Super Bowl Again, 4 Years Later -
A Super Sequel.

The Film Archivist of Football Legend Preps for Game Day -
N.F.L. Films documents and promotes the National Football League, makes money for the organization and uses its signature style to turn each week’s games into epic battles.

NFL postseason overtime rules explained -
The NFL changed the posteason overtime rules prior to the 2010 season but the league didn't have its first overtime playoff game until two weeks ago when the Broncos beat the Steelers on the first play from scrimmage in extra time.

Tanier: Great defense makes a long-awaited return - Sports- NBC Sports
The NFL is proud to announce the return of defense to the conference championships for the first time in 26 years.

Advanced NFL Stats: Temperature and Field Goals
As a pilot, I'm familiar with the effects of weather on things hurtling through the air.

Advanced NFL Stats: Running in the Cold
A few posts ago, we looked at how temperature affected the passing game. This time, we’ll look at the running game.

The Draft and the Offseason

2012 NFL Draft order: Championship game losses put Ravens, 49ers at picks 29 and 30 - Mocking The Draft
The entirety of the 2012 NFL Draft order is almost set with the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers now knowing their have picks 29 and 30, respectively.

New NFL General Managers – What are you doing this week? |
The term "hot seat" is usually used to describe those in positions of authority or leadership that had better start producing or may find themselves out the door.

Mocking the Mocks: Sporting News Takes DT Fletcher Cox for Denver Broncos - NFL Mocks
One of the NFL Draft publications I purchase every year, without fail is the Sporting News’ NFL Draft magazine.

Senior Bowl 2012: Three Names to Watch, North Team
Obviously, we’ll be watching all the prospects on the North and South squads at Ladd-Peebles Stadium here this week, but as the week begins, there are a few names that are slightly more intriguing than most.

Senior Bowl 2012: Three Names to Watch, South Team
The odds are high that at least one player who will start for the Broncos as soon as next season will be on the practice field this week during the sessions leading into next Saturday’s Senior Bowl.

Report: Cardinals are interested in Peyton Manning | ProFootballTalk
Some believe that new Rams coach Jeff Fisher opted against the Dolphins in order to avoid Tom Brady. Instead, the former Titans coach could once again be jostling with Peyton Manning for division titles. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cardinals have real interest in Eli's big brother. - What will Texans do with Mario Williams?
The topic of re-signing Texans OLB Mario Williams is akin to a glass half-empty, or glass half-full debate.

Will Flynn be in with 'Phins | National Football Post
Miami jumps to top of the list with hiring of Philbin as head coach.

Winston Moss already interviewed in Oakland | ProFootballTalk
The presumptive favorite for the Raiders head coaching job quietly interviewed for the job before anyone realized it. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Packers assistant head coach Winston Moss met with Raiders G.M.