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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/9/12


A Team and the Time Continuum "
The Super Bowl is over, the confetti is being swept up in New York’s Canyon of Heroes, players are in or headed to any number of recreational sites to heal their wounds and get some R and R.

2011 Season Review: Third Quarter
In the third installment of's four-part series looking back at the 2011 season, the Broncos went a perfect 4-0 during Weeks 10-13.

Goodell's Letter to Fans
On Tuesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the following letter to NFL fans.

Broncos re-sign Austin Sylvester
There aren’t many outposts left in the NFL where the fullback is a prominent part of the offense.

Denver Broncos News

Woody's Mailbag: Maybe Tim Tebow doesn't need so much "fixing" - The Denver Post
There are so many people who think they can "fix" Tebow.

David Carr can relate to the expectations of Tim Tebow - The Denver Post
The NFL draft is about projections and expectations, about who can and can't handle the ride. Blogs " Blog Archive How Cam Newton lost out to Tebowmania "
Cam Newton promised to be an icon and an entertainer before he was even officially the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Then, he went out and basically delivered on his vow with one of the greatest rookie seasons in NFL history.

Profiling Broncos Coach John Fox - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site
With today being Fox’s birthday, there’s no better time to profile the head coach, and examine what he’s meant to the Broncos during his short time with the team .

Division News

The Chargers to win the AFC West? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
I suppose it’s never too early to predict the 2012 season. - Report: Saunders to remain in Oakland
Former offensive coordinator Al Saunders will remain in Oakland, according to NFL Network Insider Jason La Canfora.

Dielman reportedly leaning towards returning in 2012 | ProFootballTalk
Chargers guard Kris Dielman is considering retirement after suffering a seizure following a concussion, but early signs point towards a return to football.

Chargers expected to waive Marcus McNeill | ProFootballTalk
Chargers left tackle Marcus McNeill got his big contract in October of 2010. It was considered risky because of his health, and he wound up only playing nine games in 2011.

NFL Videos: V-Jax on the move?
01:59 – Are Vincent Jackson's days in San Diego over? Jason La Canfora discusses the free agent WRs, and also discusses Todd Haley's impact on Big Ben and the reinstatement of two Redskins players.

NFL News Blogs " Blog Archive Could Cam Newton be a bust in 2012? "
Cam Newton is coming off the best rookie season ever for a quarterback. He finished with 4,051 passing yards, 706 rushing yards, 35 total touchdowns – 14 of which came on the ground – and an impressive 369.34 fantasy points. That was good for third most in the league.

Ranking the NFL’s announce teams – Audibles
It was with great hesitation that I accepted the assignment of ranking the NFL’s announcing teams.

Peyton Manning Belongs in Denver -
Tim Tebow fans won't like it, but true Broncos fans have to be intrigued at the idea of Peyton Manning coming to Denver if he's medically cleared to play.

Peyton Predicament: Part 3 | National Football Post
Cap and cash ramifications of expected release news: Theismann to 'Skins: Just say no to Peyton Manning
Ever since Joe Theismann's right leg defied the laws of anatomy on "Monday Night Football" in 1985, the quarterback position for the Redskins has been a bit, shall we say, touch and go.

Cardinals hire Manning’s old QB coach … to coach receivers | ProFootballTalk
If Peyton Manning wants to join the Cardinals, he would find a familiar face there. Blogs " Blog Archive A look at the new reality for Peyton Manning "
Despite the numerous variables involved, many consider it a foregone conclusion — more when, less if — Manning will in one way or another be jettisoned from the only organization he’s known.

Kravitz: Manning not "throwing like an NFL quarterback yet" | ProFootballTalk
We’ve established that Peyton Manning’s neck has recovered enough to play football again.

Report: Peyton working out at Duke, with Cutcliffe | ProFootballTalk
Two weeks ago, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning said that dramatic changes in the franchise made the team facility a difficult place for healing. And so Peyton apparently has decided to take a break. news: Pawngo CEO apologizes for Boston Butterfinger stunt
Before this week, we would've guessed Pawngo was a defunct novelty toy company from the 1970s.

Atlanta Falcons' Matt Bryant pushes for youth concussion changes in Georgia - ESPN
Former Falcons kicker Matt Bryant can still remember taking a hit during an elementary school football game.

Free Agency and the Draft

The most important NFL player evaluations are your OWN (players). |
Ok, so here we are in week one "post Super Bowl" and the Apocalypse didn’t come after all.

Under the Microscope | National Football Post
Today’s high profile NFL Combine is more about sterile medical and measurement data collection than character evaluations. Blogs " Blog Archive NFL Draft Podcast Tracker: Prepping for combine "
Bucky Brooks joined Matt "Money" Smith at NFL Network Studios to wrap up the 2011 NFL season and rev up preparation for the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.

Top 50 free agents: Former top pick Williams is top player on open market - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
My rule when ranking NFL free agents: Nobody age 30 or over in the top 10 -- unless you are a quarterback. Blogs " Blog Archive What’s the move for Vincent Jackson? "
Vincent Jackson has had an acrimonious relationship with the Chargers throughout most of his seven seasons in San Diego, one that could be coming to an end.

Plaxico Wants to Play for the Eagles: Eskin | NBC 10 Philadelphia
Plaxico Burress, who will soon be a free agent, wants to play for the Eagles, according to Howard Eskin. - Steelers cut McFadden, Battle
The Steelers announced Wednesday that they have terminated the contracts of CB Bryant McFadden and WR Arnaz Battle. - Report: Redskins expected to franchise TE Davis
The Redskins plan to franchise TE Fred Davis, NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported.