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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/13/12


Just Getting Started
Demaryius Thomas showed the world what he’s capable of in last season’s AFC Wild Card win against the Steelers. After his first full offseason, he’s looking for even more in 2012.

Get to Know: Wide Receivers Coach Tyke Tolbert
Wide Receivers Coach Tyke Tolbert talked about the chemistry between wide receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, quarterback Peyton Manning's impact on the offense and the way the no-huddle affects opposing defenses.

Q And A With Joe Mays
Linebacker Joe Mays, one of Denver's leaders on the defense, is ready to anchor a unit eager to make as many plays as possible.

Elway: Week 1 Win Exciting, Important "
Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway and Broncos TV’s Chris Hall premiered the weekly Elway Access podcast on Tuesday afternoon.

Film session: Broncos' 'Levels' concept | National Football Post
Breaking down Manning on the 'All-22' film vs. Steelers.

Denver Broncos Videos

Goodell Addresses Major Issues In NFL - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talks to Trey Wingo about concussion issues in the NFL, the Saints' bounty scandal and the performance of the replacement refs.

Countdown Daily AccuScore: TEN-SD - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Titans-Chargers

Countdown Daily AccuScore: OAK-MIA - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Raiders-Dolphins

Countdown Daily AccuScore: KC-BUF - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Chiefs-Bills

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos must run well enough to keep foes from teeing off on Manning - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
After sifting through the confetti tossed after the Broncos' first victory of the season, the team knows it will need more from its running game.

Broncos fans say pigeons ruining stadium experience - The Denver Post
Broncos fans who paid big money for their seats say pigeons living overhead are doing their business right into the crowd, and it's been going on for years.

Inside the numbers: Broncos, Falcons post similar stats on offense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
After one game, the Broncos and Falcons sport remarkably similar offensive statistics in what were decidedly pass-first, no-huddle attacks against defenses largely forced to play the nickel

Caleb Hanie likely to get $250,000 bonus back - The Denver Post
Inside John Elway, the football executive is a former player. In redoing Caleb Hanie's contract, Elway gave the backup quarterback the same one-time, $250,000 roster bonus as was in his original contract.

Broncos can't let opposing offenses play keep-away - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
On his way to building the dynasty of sports dynasties, UCLA basketball, the late John Wooden was fond of asking: "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

Division News

Tamba Hali of Kansas City Chiefs back, mum on story behind ban - ESPN
Tamba Hali woke up Sunday morning, went for a walk and then settled in to watch the Kansas City Chiefs on television. - Scout's Notebook: Chiefs QB Matt Cassel
Discovered by former Patriots West Coast scout Matt Russell, currently the director of player personnel in Denver, Cassel was selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL draft.

Johnson: it will be "interesting" to face Berry - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the best personnel matchups in the AFC West in Week 2 will develop in Buffalo when the Chiefs visit the Bills.

Chiefs apologize after telling fan to "get a clue" on Twitter | ProFootballTalk
When a longtime Chiefs fan named Travis Wright got frustrated by Sunday’s loss to the Falcons, he took to Twitter to

Report -- San Diego Chargers CBs Quentin Jammer, Shareece Wright injured Monday - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers escaped Oakland with a win Monday night but the team's depth at cornerback might have taken a hit.

Ryan Mathews doesn't practice - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It appears Ryan Mathews' attempt to play Sunday against Tennessee has lost momentum.

Chargers’ home opener could be blacked out | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers chose not to reduce the minimum number of tickets that need to be sold to avoid a blackout.

Raiders lose Ronald Bartell for 4-6 weeks | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders got bad news Tuesday when they learned slot receiver Jacoby Ford would require foot surgery, shelving him for an extended period of time and possibly the season’s remainder. They got more bad news on top cornerback Ronald Bartell.

Raiders' injury news - AFC West Blog - ESPN
CSN Bay Area is reporting Stefen Wisniewski is practicing at center with the first team Wednesday. He has been out with a calf injury. Alex Parson took his place. Also, the website is reporting that receiver Denarius Moore (hamstring) is practicing, but long snapper Jon Condo (concussion) is not.

This Weeks Match up - Key matchup: Falcons wide receivers vs. Broncos cornerbacks
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we take a look at a tough test awaiting Denver’s secondary on Monday night in Atlanta.

Broncos, Falcons need big efforts from next men up - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
These days, the phrase "next man up" has become the new one-game-at-a-time in the NFL, the it-is-what-it-is of injury discussion.

NFL News

NFL security says Raiders have cleaned up the Black Hole | ProFootballTalk
The enhanced security measures that the Raiders have implemented for their home games haven’t made the Black Hole a totally peaceful place — as the photo here of two fans fighting at Monday night’s opener demonstrates

NFL Communications - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Army Vice Chief of Staff General Lloyd Austin, Reps. Mike Thompson, Gus Bilirakis Join Forces to Tackle Traumatic Brain Injury "
Goodell and General Austin addressed 24 members of Congress and outlined the program designed to share information, increase awareness and education, and enhance the discussion about head injuries. - Pepsi Rookie of the Week 2011
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Miscellaneous Stuff

How to perfect the art of the long snap - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The unfortunate nationally televised deconstruction of Travis Goethel put the long-snapper position in the spotlight -- and has caused some NFL coaches to rethink their teams' situation at that position.

10 ways an NFL player can hire the right financial advisor | National Football Post
A former investment advisor and current agent’s ten rules for hiring and monitoring an investment advisor.

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