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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/10/12

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Scouting the 2012 Denver Broncos - Behind at the start? |
There’s a pattern forming after the first five weeks of the 2012 NFL Regular Season for the Denver Broncos

Broncos' Demaryius Thomas shows brilliance but needs to avoid fumbles - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
On the football Demaryius Thomas carried tight to his pec muscle, hand over tip, from the locker room to the training room was a green cover.

Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller playing superbly - The Denver Post
Not that Von Miller didn't rightfully earn all the praise he received as a rookie, but Sunday against the Patriots, the second-year outside linebacker produced the type of all-around performance the Broncos were hoping for when they selected him with the second pick in the 2011 draft.

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Blogger Blitz: On Eric Winston's rant - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here is my take on the Eric Winston rant -- his point was valid and fans shouldn’t hold it against him.

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Quick and to the point(s) - Patriots -
How were the Patriots able to run their offense so fast on Sunday against the Broncos? Because they are using a cutting-edge attack in which one word tells every player all they need to know.

Judge delays sentencing of Broncos' D.J. Williams in drunk driving case - The Denver Post
Denver County judge today delayed the sentencing of Broncos linebacker Genos "D.J." Williams until Oct. 24 following his recent DWAI conviction.

Broncos' Atwater, Rockies' Baylor to Colorado Hall of Fame - The Denver Post
Former Broncos safety Steve Atwater and original Rockies manager Don Baylor were were among six selected for the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 on Tuesday.

Broncos offense stressing ball security, John Fox says - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
So, far the ball hasn't always been the Broncos' friend.

Broncos Mailbag: Manning's fine, but how vulnerable is Denver defense? - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Outside of Von Miller's stellar game, the Broncos defense looked vulnerable -- to just about everything.

Total QBR: Peyton Manning is No. 2 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the AFC West Total QBR leaders through Week 5:

Against Philip Rivers, Broncos in a tug-of-war with Chargers since '06 - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The last time the Broncos faced the Chargers, on Nov. 27, Denver won, 16-13 in overtime.

Third down may be biggest problem for Broncos defense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I am certain I am not alone in my concern about the defense's inability to stop the offense in third-and-long situations. What is the problem?

Division News

Around the AFC: Former Broncos QB Brady Quinn set to start for Chiefs - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Raiders won the week in the AFC West — by not playing. With a bye, Oakland sat out what was a dismal week all around for the division, as the Chargers, Broncos and Chiefs all lost.

NFL: Week 5 knee-jerk reactions - AFC West Blog - ESPN
You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.

Philip Rivers has seemingly lost his late-game mojo | ProFootballTalk
There was once a time when Philip Rivers was the guy you wanted on your side, trailing late.

Norv Turner has no problem with calls in Sunday night loss | ProFootballTalk
A trio of tough calls helped turn a potential win for the Chargers on Sunday night into a loss.

Kansas City media takes issue with Eric Winston’s rant | ProFootballTalk
A day after Chiefs right tackle Eric Winston should have gotten a paycheck from ESPN for all the time his face and voice went out over its airwaves, folks in Kansas City are pushing back against the notion that fans cheered the head injury suffered by quarterback Matt Cassel.

Fans in Kansas City cast in disparaging light - ESPN
There was a time when sports fans in Kansas City were considered among the best in sports, when Kauffman Stadium was the place to be during the sweltering summer months and tailgating at Arrowhead Stadium a rite of crisp autumn days.

Raiders expect Aaron Curry back at practice next week | ProFootballTalk
Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry went on the PUP list at the start of training camp, which means that he hasn’t taken part in one practice yet this season.

NFL News - Goodell reaffirms bounty suspensions
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed suspensions to the players allegedly involved in the Saints’ bounty program, with some adjustments. - Goodell's memo to clubs regarding bounty suspensions
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 clubs explaining his decision to reaffirm player suspensions from the Saints' bounty program. Here is the text of that memo:

Ireland still eyeballs NFL game | ProFootballTalk
With the Jaguars preparing to announce the team they’ll face in the first of four games to be played at Wembley Stadium in London, another city in Europe is hoping to host a game as soon as 2013.

Miscellaneous Stuff - Former Lions great Karras' condition worsens
Alex Karras' condition has deteriorated and the NFL team he played for is extending its sympathies. - L.T., Lynch don't hold back with former teammates
For former players-turned-announcers, it can be uncomfortable knocking ex-teammates for reasons beyond performance.

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