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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 10/18/12

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The Broncos are looking forward to using the bye to get rested up from the first six games of the season.

Time to Mentally Recharge "
The bye week’s here — time for a little R and R. Get away. Refresh. Relax. Recover. Just kind of mentally recharge the batteries.

Bye Week Break Brings Rest, Recovery
The Broncos play the Saints 11 days from Wednesday, and will use the bye week to recover from the first six weeks of the season.

Denver Broncos Videos

Hot Button: Most Dynamic QB-WR Combination - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chicago's Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman debate who has the most dynamic QB-WR combo, The Lions' Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson or The Bear's Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall.

Countdown Daily AccuScore: JAC-OAK - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Jaguars-Raiders

Chances Ray Lewis Plays This Season - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter talks about the likelihood Ray Lewis plays this season, return date for Terrell Suggs and NFL Live crew talks about the Ravens defense without Lewis.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' Elvis Dumervil makes presence felt against Chargers' Rivers - The Denver Post
Broncos coaches have been saying for weeks that Elvis Dumervil is having an impact at defensive end for the Broncos.

Broncos' Chris Harris, Tony Carter see more fieldwork in dime package - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I was really impressed by the play of cornerbacks Chris Harris and Tony Carter. Their interceptions where like those by the cornerbacks on the best defenses — great anticipation,

After string of quarterbacks, Broncos finally have their man in Peyton Manning - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
So this is how quarterback is played. Peyton Manning has taught Broncos fans more in six games about the craft of playing quarterback than Brian Griese, Jake Plummer, Jay Cutler, Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow did in the previous 13 seasons combined.

Peyton Manning to spend bye week at Tennessee event for Phil Fulmer - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Peyton Manning will continue to re-live his youth during the bye week.

Broncos' bye week underway after Wednesday practice ends early - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
The Broncos' bye week has officially begun.

Division News

Eric Berry struggling to regain form - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There is no doubt Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles is at full strength after tearing his ACL last year. Charles is leading the NFL in rushing with 591 yards.

When is it time quit on a QB? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn spent Wednesday sharing repetitions in what has become an open competition for the starting job in Kansas City.

Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn competing for Kansas City Chiefs QB job - ESPN
Duck, Kansas City: A nasty quarterback controversy may be headed your way.

Scott Pioli, Kansas City Chiefs general manager, admits he's 'made mistakes' - ESPN
The worn-out notebook with the blue cover that Scott Pioli drags out of a pile of paperwork on his desk is from 1994. The handwriting inside of it, mostly scouting reports on college players from a bygone era, is tiny and deliberate.

Pioli accepts responsibility, but sidesteps contract talk | ProFootballTalk
Lightning-rod Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli accepted responsibility for the team’s 1-5 record, but side-stepped talk about his contract situation,

Report: Dwayne Bowe wants out of Kansas City "very badly" | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe weren’t able to come to agreement on a long-term deal this offseason, leaving Bowe to play out the year under the franchise tag before taking another whack at an extension.

Philip Rivers not buying conservative Chargers chatter -
Philip Rivers has been around long enough to know criticism was on its way after the San Diego Chargers' Monday night meltdown against the Denver Broncos.

Bill Romanowski rips Rolando McClain yet again | ProFootballTalk
Spending most of the day in nickel defense against the Falcons, the Raiders didn’t use middle linebacker Rolando McClain much.

Dennis Allen defends not letting Janikowski try a 58-yard field goal | ProFootballTalk
In the first quarter of Sunday’s loss at Atlanta, the Raiders faced fourth-and-8 at the Falcons’ 40-yard line, and coach Dennis Allen decided to punt instead of letting Sebastian Janikowski try a 58-yard field goal.

Greg Knapp's offense, now and then - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The most-discussed aspect of the 2012 Oakland Raiders is the impact of new/old offensive coordinator Greg Knapp.

Aaron Curry, Oakland Raiders linebacker, returns to practice - ESPN
Linebacker Aaron Curry has returned to practice with the Oakland Raiders for the first time since May after dealing with nagging knee problems in recent months.

NFL News

Thursday Matchup: Seahawks at 49ers -
There is a difference between a hit and a tackle.

10 players returned to practice from reserve lists on Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
With Week Six of the NFL season in the books, players on the various reserve lists are eligible to return to practice. In all, 10 of them did.

Ray Lewis Is the Greatest Inside Linebacker of All-Time | The Big Lead
Ray Lewis has played longer than any other Hall of Fame Linebacker already. He also has the lowest yards per carry allowed. - Ravens' Lewis placed on I.R. with designation to return
The Ravens placed LB Ray Lewis on injured reserve with a designation to return. Lewis tore his right triceps muscle in Sunday’s win over Dallas.

Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens' safety, says he has torn labrum in shoulder - ESPN
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed confirmed Wednesday he has a torn shoulder labrum and that it may be affecting his level of play.

Terrell Suggs wants to play on Sunday in Houston | ProFootballTalk
When Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs practiced on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a torn Achilles tendon during the offseason, the initial word was that he’d need at least a few weeks before he’d be ready to play.

Dublin’s Croke Park pushing for NFL game in Ireland | ProFootballTalk
The news that the NFL will play two games at Wembley Stadium in London next year came as a disappointment to some in Ireland,

Miscellaneous Stuff

Playbook (video): Samuel's 'pick-six' vs. Palmer, Raiders | National Football Post
Using video to talk WR splits and DB technique.

Can JJ Watt change the common perception? | National Football Post
Scouting reports of certain prospects are laughably predictable.

NFL Off Int Rate – Which comes first, the Pickin’ or the Egg? |
Week 6 of the NFL Regular Season was brutal on the Football Educator. If I had invested my life’s savings with a financial firm in "Las Vegas", I’d probably be looking for a new place to live.

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