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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/9/12


17 Days until Camp

Passing league: Explaining the NFL's aerial evolution -
The NFL is a passing league. The stats prove it. The money paid to quarterbacks, receivers, pass rushers and cornerbacks prove it.

Norman Sas, inventor of Electric Football, dies at 87 -
A few decades ago, before we wrote entire posts dedicated to Robert Griffin III's likeness in a video game, Electric Football ruled the world. The man who invented the sublimely popular game, Norman Sas, died last week at the age of 87

Denver Broncos Videos

Football Bloopers - YouTube
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Peterson: 'Truth Will Surface' - ESPN Video - ESPN
A day after he was released from a Houston jail following a nightclub incident, Peterson tweeted this famous Churchill quote: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

Andrew Luck Close To Deal? - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton on Jim Irsay's latest tweet claiming that the Colts are close to a deal with Andrew Luck.

Division News - Ingram, Reyes to bolster Chargers' nickel 'D'
The Chargers made no secret what their desired areas of improvements were when picking a pair of front-seven defenders with their first two picks in the draft.

Future Foes

Ron Jaworski: Tom Brady is NFL's No. 3 quarterback -
We expressed some outrage over Tom Brady's ranking at No. 4 on NFL Network's "Top 100: Players of 2012," but the players who voted weren't the only ones who view the New England Patriots star lower than you might expect.

Aaron Hernandez reportedly might seek receiver tag -
While the New England Patriots avoided a future contract issue last month when they signed All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski to a six-year, $54 million extension, they are not yet out of the woods when it comes to contracts for Tom Brady's other receiving targets.

Wes Welker, Patriots reportedly face financial gap -
The contract statuses of the record 21 players to receive the franchise tag this offseason are evenly split between players who have received multi-year extensions, have signed their tenders and have tenders awaiting signatures. - Session signing will be panned if Allen wins Jaguars' WLB spot
Jaguars GM Gene Smith last offseason shelled out a combined $26.5 million guaranteed to a pair of linebackers, Paul Posluszny and Clint Session, and was met with plenty of criticism.

Lofa Tatupu nearly retired before joining Falcons -
If Lofa Tatupu plays with added vigor at training camp for the Atlanta Falcons, it makes sense. After all, it wasn't so long ago he believed his career was over. - Bucs banking on progress from Foster
After a tough introduction to the NFL during his rookie season, Mason Foster is getting another chance to prove he is the answer at middle linebacker for the Buccaneers.

NFL News

After peaking in 2007, NFL attendance steadily has declined | ProFootballTalk
The recent focus on reducing blackouts has obscured a more important stat when it comes to keep NFL balance sheets deep in the black.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Playbook: Drawing up a weak side CB blitz | National Football Post
Chalkboard breakdown of 'Ruby Weak Cat Gold.'

Larry Fitzgerald is as sure-handed as you think -
Larry Fitzgerald's hands set him apart. OK, a lot of what Fitzgerald does sets him apart. But among dominant big-bodied wide receivers of the last decade, there were a lot of guys who put up big yardage yet dropped plenty of passes.

CFL’s Larry Taylor does something no NFL player can | ProFootballTalk
Those of us who only vaguely understand the subtle differences in the rules between Canadian football and American football can be pleasantly surprised

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