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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/17/12


Paige: Old-timers agree Manning has Broncos looking at 10-win season - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning bellowed a cipher of words and numbers punctuated by "hurry up, hurry up," and the football was snapped.

Klis: Peyton Manning's no-huddle offense could solve riddle of the Raiders - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning doesn't have to throw for 5,000 yards in his first season with the Broncos.

Jack and Luke Del Rio make football a father-son business - The Denver Post
Jack Del Rio slipped out of the Minnesota Vikings' team hotel just before bed check and drove to a hospital in suburban Minneapolis to await the birth of his only son, Luke.

Denver Broncos Blogs

The official Site of Mike "Pops" Adams
Mike Adams is holding a Football Camp in New Jersey on June 23rd

Division News

Mailbag: Liuget ready to take next step? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Weekend mail call:

Chargers hoping change in personnel, perspective helps | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers are the perennial champions of April, May and June.

A.J. Smith: 'I've failed' in every attempt with Chargers -
The San Diego Chargers are losers.

LaDainian Tomlinson to retire with San Diego Chargers -
The San Diego Chargers announced Sunday that running back LaDainian Tomlinson will re-sign with the team and then announce his retirement from the NFL during a Monday news conference.

Future Foes

2012 NFL Training Camp – Which AFC South rookies will shine? |
TFE guest blogger Randy Schwimmer finishes his look at the AFC South's best & worst of the 2012 NFL Draft analyzing the Houston Texans & Tennessee Titans.

Reports: Browns willing to deal Colt McCoy for cheap | ProFootballTalk
The spin coming out of Cleveland claims that Colt McCoy is competing with rookie Brandon Weeden and veteran Seneca Wallace for the Browns’ starting quarterback job.

Colt McCoy's bro rips Browns after phony trade tweet -
Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Roger Staubach thinks Brandon Weeden can succeed | ProFootballTalk
If anyone understands the challenge in front of Brandon Weeden as an old rookie quarterback, it’s Roger Staubach - Richardson only sure thing in Browns' backfield
Browns president Mike Holmgren sees first-round pick Trent Richardson adjusting well to the NFL game. - Graham's bargain status not likely to change soon
While the Drew Brees contract negotiations and fallout from the findings of the league’s investigation into the Saints’ alleged bounty program have dominated NFL headlines this offseason, New Orleans’ breakout star of 2011, TE Jimmy Graham, quietly has gone about the business of preparing to build on his stellar second season. - Texans still fired up about ILB James
The Texans would have preferred that LBs coach Reggie Herring never mentioned the club gaining back what it lost "and then some" by replacing former team captain DeMeco Ryans with Bradie James, - Bucs want to assess receivers in even camp battle
Two third-year players are vying to start at wide receiver for the Buccaneers opposite marquee free-agent addition Vincent Jackson, and we hear there is no true front-runner for the job at this point.

Pacman Jones gives Bengals rookie Dre Kirkpatrick guidance -
Rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick knows all about Adam Jones.

Dre Kirkpatrick: 'I never backpedaled' at Alabama -
Rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick isn't being asked to start right away for the Cincinnati Bengals. That might be a good thing.

Steelers GM: Rashard Mendenhall might be PUP-bound -
The Pittsburgh Steelers have used this offseason to groom running back Isaac Redman for the starting role. It's not how they planned to enter the year, but with Rashard Mendenhall still on the mend, Redman's promotion is quickly becoming a reality.

Tom Brady prepares without longtime passing coach -
One question mark going into the 2012 season for Tom Brady is how he will get on without his passing guru, Tom Martinez.

Terrell Suggs: Upshaw 'ahead of where I was' as rookie -
Terrell Suggs is months away from taking the field for the Baltimore Ravens. How many months, we don't know, but until he returns, his replacement will continue to receive attention.

NFL News

Big deal: Brockers' contract free of "offset language" - Yahoo! Sports
At first glance, the four-year contract signed by St. Louis rookie defensive tackle Michael Brockers late last week conforms perfectly in terms of total value, allocation and signing bonus to the numbers allocated by the NFL for the No. 14 overall slot in the 2012 draft.

QB panel wonders if anything can stem concussion problem | ProFootballTalk
When two of the NFL’s top current quarterbacks joined three legends at a charity event in San Francisco Friday, a panel discussion moderated by Bob Costas centered on the topic of player safety.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Brian Banks to work out for 49ers on Monday | ProFootballTalk
Former USC Trojans recruit Brian Banks’ workouts around the league have all reportedly gone reasonably well, with the lone real negative being that Banks isn’t yet in football shape.

Breaking down the top Cover 4 beater | National Football Post
Looking at the 'Pin' route up on the chalkboard.

Go Broncos!

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