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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/21/12

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Doug Pensinger

Elway Discusses Defense, McGahee "
On Tuesday, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway and Chris Hall of discussed the Broncos’ win over the Chargers, running back Willis McGahee’s injury and the upcoming game against the Chiefs in the latest installment of Elway Access.

Broncos Help Prep Thanksgiving Meals
Several Broncos spent Tuesday helping the Salvation Army prepare its Thanksgiving meals.

Cheering for our Troops "
Hi Broncos Country! My name is Sam and this is my third season as a member of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.

Denver Broncos Videos

NFL Live OT: Rookie Quarterbacks - ESPN Video - ESPN
Will the QB draft class of 2012 eventually eclipse the classes of 1983 and 2004?

Legal Issues Surrounding The NFL - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL business analyst Andrew Brandt talks about concussion lawsuits, marijuana laws and the positives of playing on Thanksgiving

Blogger Blitz: Frustrations Mounting In Oakland - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC West blogger Bill Williamson talks about the questions being asked as the Raiders prepare to face their former head coach in Cincinnati

Blogger Blitz: Dalton vs. Palmer - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley thinks Bengals fans should cheer when Carson Palmer takes the field on Sunday

Countdown Daily Insight: Tampa Bay Playoff Bound - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jim Basquil and Eric Allen discuss the week 11 knee-jerk reaction that the Buccaneers are headed to the playoffs

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos offense faring much better than Chiefs offense this season - Jeff Legwold
Almost any comparison between the Chiefs offense and the Broncos offense these days shows the difference between the best of times and the worst of times.

Broncos reportedly set at RB without Willis McGahee -
Don't expect the Denver Broncos to add another running back after Willis McGahee tore his medial collateral ligament in Sunday's win over the San Diego Chargers. We understand the temptation to ring Tiki Barber, but John Elway is likely to show restraint.

Kansas City Chiefs have one good chance to beat the Denver Broncos - Jeff Legwold
The Broncos go to the pot hole known as Arrowhead on Sunday to face the Chiefs. Kansas City is 1-9 — and not even a good 1-9.

NBC elects against "flex" for Buccaneers-Broncos game Dec. 2 in Denver - Mike Klis
NBC’s "Sunday Night Football" was eyeballing the Buccaneers-Broncos game in two weeks as a potential matchup the network wanted to flex from its originally scheduled 2:05 p.m. MST kickoff to 6:30 p.m.

Broncos Mailbag: With Von Miller, Denver can rush without blitzing - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
I understand that there are a lot of reasons why this defense has improved tremendously. The biggest, in my opinion, has been a solid offense that is able to stay on or flip the field. If you HAD to select a No. 1 reason, what would it be?

Chiefs have one chance to hang with Broncos on Sunday: the run game - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
There are some advance scouts in the league who say the Broncos might not recognize Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday when they arrive there to face this edition of the Chiefs.

Panthers' Cam Newton or Broncos' Von Miller: Who was better draft pick? - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: After watching their two seasons play out so far, is it safe to say the Broncos have been the winner of the 2011 draft, drafting Von Miller (after) the Panthers drafted Cam Newton?

Broncos' stretch run features bid for one of prized two top seeds - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
In a season when a military motif permeates the weekly preparation and game-time strategy of the Broncos, let us charge them with a definitively stated, six-game mission.

Total QBR: Manning drops to No. 2 - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the AFC West Total QBR leaders through Week 11:

NFL: Week 11 knee-jerk reactions - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.

Division News

AFC West Practice Squad Breakdown - Part One | National Football Post
NFP takes a close look at practice squad prospects from the AFC West. - Raiders waive LB Curry
The Raiders waived former first-round LB Aaron Curry on Tuesday.

NFL News

The National Football League barely taking care of its own | Sports Business News
Monday, the National Football League announced the suspension of safety Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens without pay for one game for repeated violations of the rule prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.

NFL Communications - Video from Player Safety Advisory Panel – Championship Football "
Below is a link to the video "Championship Football," a nine-minute video recently prepared for NFL players and coaches by the Player Safety Advisory Panel and narrated by Pro Football Hall of Famer and co-chairman of the panel, Ronnie Lott. - NFL at a crossroads with concussions
We have heard an awful lot about concussions in the NFL in recent years, but I don’t recall it ever being as hot a topic as it has been over the past week or two.

Vinny Testaverde thinks the NFL is overprotective of quarterbacks | ProFootballTalk
Vinny Testaverde’s career as an NFL quarterback spanned 21 seasons, so he experienced first-hand the way the league shifted toward an increased emphasis on protecting quarterbacks from big hits.

Pasadena approves up to five years of NFL at Rose Bowl | ProFootballTalk
Ground won’t be broken on a new stadium in L.A. until a team is lined up to play there. And once it’s known that a team will be playing there, it means that the team will have a hard time continuing to play in the "there" that they’ll be abandoning.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Pro Football Front Office Management - A Tale of Two Cities |
There was a game in Week 11 that probably most hard core NFL fans paid little attention to. Neither team is leading their division at the moment, in fact neither would make the playoffs if the cutoff was today.

Seahawks rookie Winston Guy suspended for banned substance | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks rookie safety Winston Guy has played in only two games this season. He definitely won’t play in the next four. - MVP Meter: Brees could make late push
Saints QB Drew Brees has been a mainstay on the Meter in recent seasons, but his team’s 0-4 start threatened to make the Saints irrelevant and keep Brees out of the MVP conversation this year. - Collinsworth goes from NFL's small stage to big
Cris Collinsworth remembers the early days of his second career as an NFL announcer like this: calling a Browns-Colts game before Peyton Manning with only the road team's fans in Cleveland getting the broadcast. - Thursday viewers need a 'Mayock Dictionary'
Before NFL Network begins its Thursday night package next season, perhaps the league should distribute a Mike Mayock dictionary.

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