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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/10/12


16 Days until Camp

2012 Training Camp Schedule

Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about reuniting with Head Coach John Fox and his expectations for the defense in a Q&A.
Our series of interviews during the recently-completed organized team activities continues. This time, we bring you a conversation that new defensive back Tracy Porter (TP) had with the Broncos’ flagship radio station, 850 KOA in Denver.

2012 Game-By-Game: Week 6
In Week 6 of the 2012 season, the Broncos travel to Qualcomm Stadium to take on Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.

Bronco Birthdays

LB Lou Andrus (1967) is 69.

Denver Broncos Videos

NFL Videos: Are Broncos best team in AFC West?
01:45 – Future Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson drops by the studio to tell us whether or not Denver is the team to beat this year in the AFC West.

Market For Josh Gordon - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton joins NFL32 to discuss the market for former Baylor WR Josh Gordon.

NFL Videos: Chiefs' fantasy outlook
00:56 – Michael Fabiano tells you the players to keep an eye on in Kansas City this year

Best Championship Performance This Year? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss who is more deserving of the ESPY LeBron James o Eli Manning.

Best Chance To Dethrone Patriots - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN's Hugh Douglas believes the Jets will win the AFC East this season.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos slip to 9th best Super Bowl odds | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
It seems the Peyton Manning hysteria was rubbed off some.

Broncos Help Families Move On From Fire
Broncos players joined families at a fun park in Colorado Springs to forget about the fires and share some smiles and laughter.

Chad Brown defensive skills clinic this weekend | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Chad Brown, one of the coolest guys to star at Colorado and the NFL, will conduct his defensive skills camp Friday to Sunday, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day, at Valor Christian High School.

Peyton Manning adds another sponsor to his stable | ProFootballTalk
A year away from the field has done nothing to impact Peyton Manning’s marketability.

Bersch: Manning returns hope for Broncos | The Coloradoan |
The Fourth of July has come and gone, which always signals the downside of summer to me. Fall will be here soon.

Division News

Matt Cassel booed by K.C. fans at celeb softball game -
Matt Cassel's run with the Kansas City Chiefs has been an -- shall we say -- uneven affair over three seasons, and it appears he doesn't have much rope left with the good people of Missouri.

Richard Seymour: Raiders coach Dennis Allen has 'it' -
Richard Seymour is on his third coach in four seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He played under one of the all-time greats on the New England Patriots. So he's in as good a position as any veteran player in the NFL to assess coaching talent.

Future Foes - Falcons have void to fill on special teams
WR-RS Eric Weems’ departure this offseason left the Falcons with a glaring void on kick returns and special-teams coverage units.

Antonio Brown calls Steelers OC Todd Haley 'friendly' -
Todd Haley's false start with Ben Roethlisberger led to speculation of trouble for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but wide receiver Antonio Brown doesn't make it sound like there are any issues with the famously intense offensive coordinator.

Three and out: Roethlisberger has red-zone woes -
Scoring troubles: The Pittsburgh Steelers offense struggled in 2011, finishing 21st overall in scoring with an average of 20.3 points per game.

Ed Reed: 'Tell the bosses I'm comfortable!' -
It's been too long since we overanalyzed and misinterpreted Ed Reed's purposefully vague statements about retirement.

Matt Birk: Ravens QB Joe Flacco not given his due -
Joe Flacco often is a public punching bag, so it was nice when he recently got a little love for having the strongest arm in the NFL. ESPN's Ron Jaworksi also said Flacco was the No. 9 quarterback in the league.

Mike Nolan: Falcons' Sean Weatherspoon can be better -
Sean Weatherspoon is coming off a season that signaled the Atlanta Falcons could have a perennial Pro Bowl linebacker in their midst.

NFL News

NFL Communications - NFL Training Camp Dates & Locations "
NFL Communications - Your source for NFL PR information

Armor on the Field: The NFL’s Headlong Race to Build the Unbreakable Linebacker | Playbook |
Rob Vito stood at the front of a hotel conference room in Phoenix one day last August, a custom Kevlar vest strapped over his blue dress shirt.

Fans making clear that they want lower prices | ProFootballTalk
The push to give NFL fans who attend games more continues to overlook that they’d prefer to simply pay less. - Ranking the last-place teams heading into 2012
It’s always hard to imagine last-place teams turning things around quickly, but it happens nearly every season in the NFL.

Cowboys "have done their homework" on Josh Gordon | ProFootballTalk
Former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon is generating a fair amount of interest ahead of Thursday’s Supplemental Draft, including some from the state where he used to play college football.

Bills, Browns will check out Josh Gordon on Tuesday | ProFootballTalk
The list of teams heading to Houston to check out wide receiver Josh Gordon’s Tuesday workout keeps growing.

Josh Gordon reportedly won't fall past third round -
In Around the League's heart-stopping Supplemental Mock Draft 1.0, we had former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon getting drafted in the fourth round. One report suggests that's a round too late.

Ed Wesley works out for 12 teams, runs 4.7-second 40-yard dash | ProFootballTalk
Three days before the NFL supplemental draft, one of the eligible players conducted a Pro Day workout, and his numbers weren’t impressive.

Ed Wesley, supplemental draft prospect, works out at TCU -
Running back Ed Wesley worked out at his Pro Day before at TCU in front of around 12 teams, according to his agent Jordon Woy.

Miscellaneous Stuff

The Air Raid Offense: History, Evolution, Weirdness – From Mumme to Leach to Franklin to Holgorsen and Beyond | Smart Football
The personal story of the rise and development of the Air Raid offense, the story of the men who developed and mastered it -- its originators, Hal Mumme and

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2011 Formation Analysis: Number of RBs Part II
The big difference between the offensive stats and the defensive stats against multiple-back sets is the lack of definitive conclusions to be drawn from them.

The Cover 2 'cheat sheet' | National Football Post
A safety's guide to reading run/pass in the deep half.

Playbook: Playing the 'inside vertical seam' in Cover 2 | National Football Post
Using video of Cowboys-Redskins to talk technique.

Top 12 coaching "hot seats" cooled off by NFL Owners |
A chair is a chair is a chair, right? I mean a chair by any other definition is "A seat with a back support, usually for one person.

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