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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/18/12


There isn't a lot of news coming down the pike today and I think it will stay in this lull until Training Camp. While the Pac Man Jones issue was last weeks news and Brian Banks is still trying to break into the league, this week it will be the discussion of former San Diego Charger LaDainian Tomlinson's qualifications for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as he announces his retirement.

Tomlinson Returning to San Diego to Retire -
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson is returning to San Diego to end his NFL career as a Charger, the team said on Sunday.

LaDainian Tomlinson on short list of all-time RBs -
The retirement press-conference tears have yet to cascade upon the designer suit, but let's jump right into the discussion anyway: Where does LaDainian Tomlinson fit among the list of the NFL all-time greatest running backs?

Tomlinson's Legacy, Real and Fantasy -
A great running back is retiring, and it seems odd to bring up — in the first sentence — his value as a fantasy player.

Denver Broncos Videos

Tomlinson A Hall Of Famer? - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton expects LaDainian Tomlinson to be a first-ballot hall of famer.

Saints Appeals Heard Today - ESPN Video - ESPN
Bill Polian discusses the chances the Saints players will have their suspenions overturned.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos' Three Amigos are getting reacquainted 25 years later
My story on on former Broncos wide receivers Vance Johnson and Mark Jackson — two-thirds of John Elway’s "Three Amigos" — making the circuit with the team’s Country Caravan is in the

Former Broncos receivers Three Amigos revel in 25 years of fun, games - The Denver Post
The line was long and lengthening. Many of the people waiting weren't born when the men signing autographs at the downtown Longmont Broncos Country Caravan stop wore orange uniforms. So there was time for the adults to explain and tell stories.

Division News

Brian Banks ran 4.77 forty during Chiefs workout | ProFootballTalk
It’s okay to be skeptical about former USC Trojans recruit Brian Banks’ chances of making it in the NFL. He’s spent the last decade reeling from a false rape accusation that landed Banks in prison for five years. Banks is now trying to bounce back.

Future Foes

Greg Schiano preaches fundamentals to Buccaneers -
If you're a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who has relied on athleticism over technique, life with new coach Greg Schiano has likely been a culture shock.

Gerald McCoy says Schiano’s drills are teaching him how to tackle | ProFootballTalk
Gerald McCoy played high school football so well that he was USA Today‘s defensive player of the year as a senior, and he played college football so well that he was the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.

Andy Dalton emerging as leader for Cincinnati Bengals -
Even after a Pro Bowl season, debate over Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton's arm strength, or lack thereof, has persisted this offseason. Dalton demonstrated the ability to air it out during the team's recent OTAs and minicamp, and his teammates have come to the defense of the "Red Rifle."

David Garrard says his back is healthy and he’s ready to play | ProFootballTalk
David Garrard is a long shot to beat out Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill in the Dolphins’ three-man quarterback competition, but as he competes for the job in training camp, he says his back injury won’t be an issue. - Dowling's return brings positive impact to Patriots' secondary
With an improvement in pass defense needed after the 2010 season, the Patriots figured they found their starting corner opposite Devin McCourty in the form of Ras-I Dowling, the 33rd pick of the ’11 draft. - Panthers expecting camp competition in secondary
Carolina had issues at every level of its defense last season, when it allowed a franchise-record 429 points.

Matt Schaub uncertain about long-term contract talks -
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak got his contract extension. General manager Rick Smith was also locked up before he entered his contract year.

More than talk needed to mend fences betweens Browns, Brown | ProFootballTalk
Now Browns boss Mike Holmgren and Browns legend Jim Brown have to do the hard part, which is actually make up.

Colbert says Steelers want Mike Wallace to get the deal he deserves | ProFootballTalk
The Steelers’ decision not to reduce the restricted free agent tender for receiver Mike Wallace was part of the franchise’s general belief that Wallace is a great player who deserves to be paid well, the team’s general manager says.

NFL News

AFL resolves its labor dispute | ProFootballTalk
The league consisting of players who would at best be replacements for NFL players won’t be needing replacement players of its own.

John Hannah is the Latest Hall of Famer to Ride the Concussion Lawsuit Wave | NFL Concussion Litigation
The Locks Law Firm was busy this week after filing two separate concussion lawsuits against the NFL and attempting to remand a case back to state court.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Some Dolphins could cash in from Hard Knocks appearance | ProFootballTalk
Some Dolphins are on the fence about their involvement in Hard Knocks. Some are clearly opposed to it.

Giants' Justin Tuck leading wave of new facemask designs?
Darth Vader? Decepticon? Waffle fry?

Playbook session: the base NFL run game | National Football Post
Drawing up multiple schemes on the chalkboard.

The Average Joe VS. T.O. (or another Pro Football career mistake) |
There are rigid sets of rules that are in place for how people are supposed to behave in the work place.

Braylon Edwards reportedly won't reunite with Jets -
The New York Jets left the door open throughout the offseason for a possible reunion with Braylon Edwards. After further consideration, that door appears to be shut.

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