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Tebow-mania derived from larger cultural narratives - The Miscellany News - Vassar College
Whether you wanted to or not, on the evening of Jan. 8, 2012, you most likely were forced to confront some form of the phrase "TEBOW!!!!" That's because Tim Tebow had just improbably led the Denver Broncos to an overtime playoff win over the highly favored Pittsburgh Steelers on a rather amazing 80-yard, game-winning touchdown strike to Demaryius Thomas; and, instinctively, the world responded with a resounding cry of "TEBOW!!!!"

Denver Broncos check out draft prospects at Senior Bowl - The Denver Post
In the sea of scouts, coaches, agents, media and personnel executives taking notes Wednesday at the Senior Bowl, John Elway still found a way to get seats on the 50-yard line.

John Fox in no rush to find Broncos defensive coordinator - The Denver Post
After more than a quarter century in the NFL, Broncos coach John Fox said hes seen a lot of things. Defensive coordinator leaving after only one year? Yep, thats on the list twice now.

Mike Mayock's Top 5 at Every Position for 2012 Draft -
The draft is three months away, and the NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock has unveiled his opening rankings on the top five draft prospects at each position.

Denver Broncos News news: Fox won't rush to replace Allen, who exits Broncos for Raiders
Denver Broncos coach John Fox confirmed Wednesday that defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is leaving to become the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders' head coach. news: Del Rio seen as possible replacement for Allen as Broncos' DC
Former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has emerged as a possible replacement for Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, league sources said Wednesday.

Woody's Mailbag: Broncos should pick everything at NFL draft, except QB - The Denver Post
Denver Post sports columnist Woody Paige answers your questions in Woodys Mailbag. In this super-sized installment, Woody tackles seven questions, including one wondering what the Broncos first move should be in the NFL draft.

Broncos' draft board will see a lot changes before April 26 arrives - The Denver Post
When it comes to the NFL draft, the Broncos have made their first list. They will be checking it more than twice.

Anonymous letter circulating within Denver Police Department criticizes new chief - The Denver Post
An anonymous letter circulating in the Denver Police Department asserts that new Police Chief Robert White isnt bringing necessary change to the department in personnel decisions and was swayed when a key commander got him free tickets to a Broncos game.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Rookies Find Improvement in Subtle Areas |
Several Broncos rookies picked up small tips that helped change their game.

Senior Bowl Day Three: South Team Notes |
A few player notes from the South team’s third practice of Senior Bowl week, held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium here on Wednesday.

Senior Bowl Day Three: North Team Notes |
Notes on some of the North team players and their work during practice Wednesday morning at Ladd-Peebles Stadium here.

Scenes from a Practice: Senior Bowl Day Three, South Team |
A quintet of photos from Wednesday’s South team practice.

Scenes from a Practice: Senior Bowl Day Three, North Team |
A handful of photos from the North team’s Wednesday morning practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium here.

NFL Players Allowed To Tweet During Pro Bowl - Predominantly Orange
The NFL Pro Bowl certainly isn’t the most watched game of the season. The entertainment factor just isn’t there.

Seven ‘n Seven: The Recent History of the Denver Broncos’ Defense - Predominantly Orange
One of the top story lines heading into last week’s NFC Championship Game was the hindered development of San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Alex Smith. Coming out of college at Utah, he was the first pick of the NFL draft and was shouldered with high exceptions that he would return their franchise to the glory days of Joe Montana and Steve Young.

Broncos react to Allen departure - BroncoTalk
Denver Broncos players, coaches, and staff react to the news that defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, who played a huge part in the Broncos’ 2011 turnaround, has left to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

NFL News

Alabama's Upshaw shining among Senior Bowl stars - The Denver Post
Courtney Upshaw has been so impressive at the Senior Bowl, he probably wont be available when the Broncos use their first-round pick.

So What Happened With the Lockout | DRAFTMETRICS
Two new articles on 2011 Player Acquisitions.

Underclassmen and The Draft | Draft Metrics
The NFL recently released the names of 65 players who were granted "special eligibility" (e.g., they still have college eligibility remaining) for the 2012 NFL draft. This is the largest number of players granted special eligibility since the process began.

Report: Accidental tweet gets Grossi removed from Browns beat | ProFootballTalk
Last week, long-time Browns beat writer Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer inadvertently posted an unflattering message about Browns owner Randy Lerner on Twitter. "He is a pathetic figure, the most irrelevant billionaire in the world," Grossi said. The tweet was later deleted.

Roger Goodell: NFL commissioner receives contract extension -
Now that the NFL has labor peace for the next decade, Commissioner Roger Goodell has job security through the 2018 season. Blogs " Blog Archive Vikings open to trade talks for No. 3 overall pick "
Well, now. Here’s something Vikings fans maybe didn’t think about before: their team trading the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. - Explosive tight ends increase need for versatile safeties
Teams might be coveting the next Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham, hoping to find the next athletic, seam-stretching tight end that can take over a game in today's NFL.

Did Andrew Luck just change the agent business? | National Football Post
QB took road less traveled, hiring an agent with no experience. news: NFL teams extend Goodell's contract through 2018 season
The NFL clubs have agreed to a new contract with Roger Goodell that extends his term as commissioner through the 2018 season, the NFL confirmed Wednesday.

Denver Broncos Fans

QUARTERFINALS ROUND FOUR - Broncos best cheerleader tournament - Mile High Report
Welcome back everyone. First of all, thanks to all who voted and congratulations to Toni for being the third to make it to the semifinals of our cheerleader tournament. Also, another big Mile High Salute to Lauren for making it as far as she did.

The down fall of a once great franchise! - Mile High Report
Now before you come on the attack this isn’t about the Denver Broncos, it’s about the Oakland Raiders! Oakland is in a tailspin and the ground is closing in quickly. It all started last year when Jason Campbell went down. First year Head Coach Hue Jackson knew he had to do something "special" that turned out to be his worst mistake ever.

The Top Ten BIGGEST Plays Of 2011 - The BAD Plays - Mile High Report
As many of you know, I've analyzed every game this season in terms of WPA. WPA stands for "Win Percentage Added", and it's a stat that was derived over at AdvancedNFLStats, by Brian Burke. WPA is the likelihood of winning the game, for any situation that is described by down, distance, score difference, and time remaining.

Broncos offseason problems and 2 cents worth of solution - Mile High Report
Just an opinion of the biggest weaknesses in order of the current Broncos in terms of personnel. I'll offer my ideas of how to address each problem and I welcome any ideas you all have on how to address each position that we are lacking in.

Building on Strength - Mile High Report
Undoubtedly, there are numerous and varied approaches to building a championship-caliber roster. Many of these strategies will be discussed here in the halls of MHR over the upcoming 3 months of the Reloading Season.

Pre-Senior Bowl Mock Draft - Mile High Report
I've been watching senior bowl practices, reading reports on twitter all week, and my plan was to do a mock draft sunday night/monday morning after the Senior Bowl, but as you can tell, i got to antsy and decided to do one early.