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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/3/12


Tebow embraces any competition for his job in 2012
Even if John Elway's proclamation last month that QB Tim Tebow would enter training camp (not the regular season) as the Broncos' starter seemed a tepid endorsement to some, it doesn't seem to bother No. 15.

Former super-agent Leigh Steinberg's battle back from bankruptcy and alcoholism - ESPN
For 25 years at Super Bowl sites across the country, one of the feature attractions during the week leading up the game was Leigh Steinberg's mammoth "Charity Bash," a glittering extravaganza that gathered NFL team owners, general managers, athletes, celebrities, politicians, business leaders and even a few sportswriters.

Mega-deal for Megatron? | National Football Post
Calvin Johnson has a lot of leverage entering the final year of his rookie contract. Blogs " Blog Archive Countdown to the Super Bowl: 2 days "
We are now two days from the Super Bowl. We’ll be playing the Super Bowl in a deuce, some might say. And the number two seems to be a magical number for quarterbacks. Because those signal callers who win two Super Bowls seem to be kissed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

US Attorney, ICE Seize Illegal Sports Sites Ahead of Super Bowl - Law Blog - WSJ
Websites that illegally stream live sporting events are just too tempting for some fans, including NFL quarterbacks.

Denver Broncos Videos

Polarizing Figure - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Tim Tebow talks to Skip Bayless about his religion making him a polarizing figure and reacts to John Fox and John Elway not buying into him as a QB.

VIDEO: John Legend pokes fun at Tim Tebow coverage on ESPN - KDVR
John Legend is the latest recording artist to jump into the Tim Tebow fray.

The Many Impersonations Of Frank Caliendo - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Frank Caliendo stops by the set of Mike and Mike to talk about meeting John Madden for the first time.

Denver Broncos News

Decker Excited For the Future
Wide Receiver Eric Decker talks about healing his injured knee in the offseason and using the 2011 season as a building block for future success in Denver.

A Closer Look at Luke Richesson "
Along with the news that the Broncos had hired Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator last Friday, the team announced that Luke Richesson was joining the club as its strength and conditioning coach.

Broncos have another new defensive coordinator, not another new defense - The Denver Post
Todays questions about the Broncos come from Brian in Florida.Q: Will the Broncos miss Dennis Allen?

Tim Tebow of Denver Broncos says NFL is a lot like SEC - ESPN
Tim Tebow says the NFL is a lot like the SEC.

Maine school rescinds pupil 'Tebowing' suspension | maine, rescinds, school - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
The superintendent of a Maine school district has rescinded the one-game ban given to a student who ran onto the floor after a basketball game last week and kneeled in the prayer stance made famous by Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Kiszla: Denver deserves to host Super Bowl - The Denver Post
Once in our lifetime, the greatest sporting event in America needs to be played in the best sports city in the country. Bring the Super Bowl to Denver.

SportsTalk welcomes Tebow | ProFootballTalk
No one that rolled through the Media Center this week made waves quite like Tim Tebow. He left a huge trail of fans, media, and everything else in his wake everywhere he moved. Blogs " Blog Archive Tebow: ‘Hopefully I’m still the same guy’ "
After living through the last year of Tebowmania, Tim Tebow says he’s the same guy he’s always been. news: Tebow hopes he has a chance to play in Super Bowl one day
Tim Tebow made the media rounds at the Super Bowl on Thursday, talking about everything from what he needs to work on before next season to his admiration for Eli Manning and Tom Brady.

Tebow taking part in Super festivities - The Denver Post
Tim Tebow is smarting, but not necessarily from sore ribs.

NFL News - Freakonomics Episode 15
Stephen J. Dubner determines whether a good defense is really necessary to win a championship in the NFL.

NFL technology advancements will shape changes in next decade - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
On Sunday, at the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVI, the state of the NFL will in many ways crystallize.

Giants' Pierre-Paul justifies his lofty NFL draft status - The Denver Post
One of the most frustrating aspects of the NFL draft for folks who love college football more than the Sunday game is just how much NFL decision-makers often value what a prospect might do as a pro more than what he actually did in college.

Chiefs will have a quarterback competition | ProFootballTalk
Matt Cassel has said he's ready to compete to be the starting quarterback for the Chiefs this year. He'd better be. Both Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Scott Pioli told the Kansas City Star that there will be a quarterback competition this offseason.

Raiders announce several coaching moves - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Raiders made seven coaching moves Thursday; none of them is shocking. Running backs coach Kelly Skipper and assistant linebacker coach Steve Wisniewski

Deacon Jones: Ndamukong Suh needs to learn to play the right way | ProFootballTalk
Hall of Fame defensive lineman Deacon Jones said today that he has a problem with Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh: According to Jones, Suh doesn't know the correct way to play the game.

Stevie Johnson still hopes Bills re-sign him | ProFootballTalk
Impending free agent Stevie Johnson has the potential to be one of the top-five wide receivers available on the 2012 open market. But he's been a featured player in the Bills' offense, and hopes the team re-signs him. "Of course I'm hoping Buffalo will step up," Johnson told the Buffalo News. Blogs " Blog Archive Three and out: Grant might be out in Green Bay "
NFL Blogs on is the only official NFL blog destination for the latest NFL news, NFL fantasy football news, NFL player news, NFL team news, and NFL breaking news. Blogs " Blog Archive Playbook: Studying improved DBs "
With the season coming to a close, the crew at "Playbook" has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. After taking a glance at quarterbacks last week, here’s a look at three defensive backs who caught our eye. Blogs " Blog Archive Newton: 2012 is a failure if Panthers not in playoff hunt "
NFL Blogs on is the only official NFL blog destination for the latest NFL news, NFL fantasy football news, NFL player news, NFL team news, and NFL breaking news.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says 34 teams are likely if NFL adds franchise in Los Angeles - ESPN Los Angeles
Commissioner Roger Goodell says if the NFL puts a team in Los Angeles, it is probable the league would expand to 34 franchises.

Kiwanuka: Refs are "ridiculous" and "overboard" protecting QBs | ProFootballTalk
Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka feels a little like Icarus heading into Super Bowl XLVI, knowing he can't hit Tom Brady too high or too low. And he says the way the officials protect quarterbacks in the NFL is getting out of hand. news: NFLPA's Smith on HGH testing: 'No one will bully us into a test'
The head of the NFL Players Association insists the league won't "bully" its way to a test for human growth hormone.

Plaintiffs depict NFL as apathetic to concussions - ESPN
In interviews conducted with a dozen plaintiffs in concussion-related lawsuits, what emerged was, at best, a depiction of a culture of indifference on the part of the NFL toward concussions and other injuries. - 'They use you up': Hall of Famer Dorsett suing NFL
Tony Dorsett traces several health problems to concussions during an NFL career that lasted from 1977-88, and he has joined more than 300 former players in suing the NFL.

NFL Alumni stands behind George Martin | ProFootballTalk
Last week we noted that questions were being raised about former Giants defensive end George Martin's leadership of the NFL Alumni Association. Today several members of the organization's board stood up in support of Martin. - Report: Colts QB Manning medically cleared
Colts QB Peyton Manning has been cleared to resume his NFL career by doctors, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Irsay says Peyton hasn’t been cleared to play | ProFootballTalk
On Thursday, when a report emerged from ESPN that Colts (for now) quarterback Peyton Manning has been cleared to play, my first reaction (as explained live on NBC SportsTalk) was that clearance to play and the full return of arm strength are two different things.

Andrew Luck Hoping to Play Right Away in NFL -
Andrew Luck is willing to learn from Peyton Manning. He just wants everyone to know he's ready to play next season, too.

Andrew Luck doesn’t know any more than the rest of us | ProFootballTalk
Andrew Luck has officially landed in Indianapolis. No, he's not a member of the Colts. That will have to wait for April. But Luck is in town doing promotional work and, naturally, that led to questions about the Colts and Peyton Manning. Don Banks of SI.

McShay mock draft: Denver bombshell - AFC West Blog - ESPN
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay offers his second mock draft in an Insider piece . Let’s take a look at McShay’s thoughts on where the AFC

QBs Brandon Weeden, Russell Wilson display some negatives for NFL scouts - The Denver Post
Todays questions about the Broncos come from Clint Bolt: Q: How much stock do NFL personnel people put in the Senior Bowl game and practices?

NFL Approves $200 Million Loan for 49ers Stadium -
NFL owners approved a $200 million loan Thursday to help the San Francisco 49ers build a stadium south of Santa Clara.

Stephen A. Smith flipped off Skip Bayless during ESPN’s ‘First Take’ | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Stephen A. Smith lived out an ESPN viewer's fantasy on Thursday when he flipped the bird to everyone's favorite punching bag, Skip Bayless

Super Bowl Week

Tebow Time hits the Super Bowl - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Denver quarterback Tim Tebow visited the Super Bowl media center on Thursday and was a major attraction. He made all of the rounds. One of his stops

'Tebowmania' Comes to Super Bowl -
Someday, Tim Tebow hopes to be playing in the Super Bowl rather than just visiting.

Tebow's star shines at Super Bowl event - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
It may be some time before Tim Tebow plays in a Super Bowl, but that doesn't mean he can't be a star at the event.

Tim Tebow dwarfs Joe Montana at Super Bowl - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Broncos quarterback shows that Tebowmania hasn't dissipated during an appearance on Radio Row in Indianapolis. - National Football League news

NFL Adding New Fantasy Game With $1 Million Prize -
The NFL wants to add even more fans to the millions already following the sport — and is willing to pay $1 million to do it.

Super Bowl tickets averaging $2,750 | ProFootballTalk
Few fans buy Super Bowl tickets at face value, so to know the real cost of tickets you have to know what they're going for on the secondary market. And this year, the true average price of a ticket has been $2,750.

Super Bowl Ads, or Perhaps Peyton Manning's New Job? -
The only way to see Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl is via the ads, and the ad business could be Manning's future career faster than he may want.

NFL to run Super Bowl safety ad
Best estimates say advertisers will spend a record $3.5 million to grab our attention for 30 seconds during the Super Bowl this Sunda

Some Super Bowl Ads Being Seen Long Before the Game - Advertising -
Advertisers placed many Super Bowl spots on YouTube or social media well ahead of the game, hoping to start a conversation and generate follow-up interest.

Super Bowl Eats! Amazing Wings! - Caldwells, NJ Patch
Just Wing It!

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