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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 12/9/12

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Justin Edmonds

Hall-of-Famers, Commissioner Talk Football
Read a conversation with four football legends and the NFL commissioner.

Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M named Heisman Trophy winner -
Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman

Denver Broncos Videos

Cowboys Will Play Sunday - ESPN Video - ESPN
Rating: (1 Votes) Bob Holtzman reports from Cincinnati, where the Cowboys plan to play the Bengals Sunday, following the death of teammate Jerry Brown.

Monday Night Football Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Tirico previews the Texans at Patriots Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M Aggies wins 2012 Heisman Trophy - ESPN
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel becomes the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Would fifth MVP make Broncos' Peyton Manning the best of all time? - The Denver Post
In the buildup to the Broncos' 26-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night, NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin pontificated about Peyton Manning's legacy.

Sunday's NFL games: Patriots a Texas-sized problem for Houston - The Denver Post
The Patriots, with the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady combination, have been the NFL's consistent winner over the last decade. But they have been particularly ruthless to opposing teams in December.

Denver Broncos Q&A: Rookie defensive lineman Derek Wolfe - The Denver Post
Derek Wolfe looks like he's carved out of granite. He's not simply a huge man, he's rock solid. Little wonder the National Strength and Conditioning Association recognized Wolfe as its 2011 athlete of the year when he was a senior at the University of Cincinnati.

Paige: Ex coaches need to bring back that lovin' feeling (for one week) to Broncos - The Denver Post
Have you lost that lovin' feeling for the Broncos' own former Righteous Brothers — Mike Shanahan and Gary Kubiak?

Kickin' it with Kiz: Comparing current Broncos to 1998 Super Bowl team - The Denver Post
Super doubter. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is equivalent to John Elway. Knowshon Moreno is not even close to Terrell Davis.

Klis: Roger Goodell-led NFL needs football to be a kid's game too - The Denver Post
Roger Goodell gets it.

Division News

Plenty of blame to go around in San Diego | National Football Post
Smith and Spanos deserve some heat for another season that didn't meet expectations.

Raiders have a tough decision to make on Carson Palmer | ProFootballTalk
With Raiders coach Dennis Allen that the time has come to see quarterback Terrelle Pryor play, the questions becomes whether Allen and the rest of the organization will soon be coming to the conclusion that quarterback Carson Palmer should not play.

Dennis Allen plans to get Terrelle Pryor some playing time | ProFootballTalk
In one of the few developments that could make the Oakland Raiders an interesting team to watch in the final weeks of the season, coach Dennis Allen says he’s planning to get backup quarte

NFL News

Schiano explains idea to eliminate kickoffs for safety purposes | National Football Post
Bucs coach got idea while at Rutgers

Beefed-up DUI penalties would deter NFL drunk driving | ProFootballTalk
Earlier today, I argued that the league, the teams, and the NFLPA need to come together to solve the nagging problem of drunk driving by pro football players.

Cowboys’ Josh Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter | ProFootballTalk
That incident involving the Cowboys specifically involves nose tackle Josh Brent.

Jerry Jones: We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry Brown | ProFootballTalk
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has released a statement confirming the death of Jerry Brown, a linebacker on the team’s practice squad.

Miscellaneous Stuff

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
How the Pistol formation is trending through the NFL, fines through the roof, notes on Wilson, Suh and more

Josh McDaniels could be closing in on his second chance as a head coach | ProFootballTalk
In his first stint as a head coach, things didn’t go very well for Josh McDaniels. Hired by the Broncos in 2009, he was fired during the 2010 season. - Players moving up all-time pick-six list this season
The image of a quarterback trying to make a tackle, and then failing, after throwing an interception has been seen more than usual this season.

Manti Te’o will be a first-round pick, but some question his speed | ProFootballTalk
Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te’o has had a brilliant senior season and is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, and he’s widely viewed as a first-round pick in April’s NFL draft.

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