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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/16/12


Fox on First Road Trip "
Head Coach John Fox is plenty familiar with the Atlanta Falcons. After all, he played them twice a year as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers from 2002 to 2010.

Tough Test "
We’re getting ready to go to Atlanta to play a good team in the Falcons. We’re looking forward to taking the next step.

Broncos fans in Afghanistan hope to rock the vote | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post - JEFF LEGWOLD
Just wanted to pass along that U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Andrew Morrow and some of his fellow Broncos fans at Camp Leatherneck in the Hemland of Province of Afghanistan hope folks with a few seconds to spare can go point-and-click on the fan voting for games to be shown on the American Forces Network.

Falcons Week: Saturday Photo Gallery
Pics from the Broncos Saturday practice before they headed for Atlanta

Denver Broncos Videos

Video: Previewing Broncos-Falcons - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico preview the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons Week - Saturday: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about how Chris Harris and Chris Kuper from their injuries and wrapping up preparations for the Falcons.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Defensive keys for Denver - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It was all about Peyton Manning last week when he enjoyed a masterful debut as a Denver Bronco in a 31-19 home win over Pittsburgh.

Broncos Q&A: Linebacker Joe Mays glad to be able to return to Denver - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
Joe Mays was sitting on an airplane parked at a gate at the New Orleans airport last March when he learned he was coming home.

Woody Paige: Peyton Manning still a state treasure in Tennessee - The Denver Post
The street leading from Circle Park to Neyland Stadium is not paved with gold.

Broncos DE Kevin Vickerson put on lots of weight the right way - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
In the 676-page, smartly written, highly informative tome that is the Broncos' media guide, there is but one error.

Mike Klis: QB ratings no longer a debate of the ages - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Peyton Manning, the NFL's oldest starting quarterback at 36, was attending the ESPYs in Los Angeles two weeks before training camp when he ran into Robert Griffin III, the league's youngest starting quarterback at 22.

Sunday's NFL matchups: Saints QB Drew Brees on brink of history - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
He is a quarterback who returned to his NFL career after surgery, a quarterback surrounded by question marks as he made his way to a new team to try to reach new heights.

Broncos looking for late-season struggles to disappear in thin air - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Few NFL teams have been as dominant as the Broncos at home, a fact many attribute to playing at high altitude.

Mark Kiszla: Manning, Elway: A matter of QB respect among peers - The Denver Post
Here's your all-access pass to Reason No. 18 the Broncos can be taken seriously as Super Bowl contenders: Team executive John Elway has a quarterback he considers a peer rather than a project.

Division News - WR Floyd still a top target in Chargers offense
Despite all the preseason talk about free-agent additions Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal, Chargers QB Philip Rivers relied on two pass catchers he knows well in Week One.

With Jammer, Wright injured, Chargers call up a practice squad corner | ProFootballTalk
San Diego cornerback Shareece Wright is out of Sunday’s game against the Titans, and cornerback Quentin Jammer is listed as probable on the injury report despite a broken hand, so the Chargers have made a roster move to bolster the secondary. - Raiders make roster moves before Dolphins game
The Raiders have placed WR Jacoby Ford on season-ending injured reserve and CB Ron Bartell on the reserved/injured list.

This Weeks Match up

Ignore bogus Julio Jones car-crash rumor | ProFootballTalk
There’s a bogus rumor making the rounds on the Internet that Falcons receiver Julio Jones broke both legs in a car accident on Friday night.

Week 2 predictions: Broncos will top Falcons; 49ers over Lions -
Fantastic matchup, especially if you're like me and you think Ryan's Week 1 performance was a sign of things to come. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos win here, though, because of something that the 36-year-old veteran showed against Pittsburgh: He's adjusting to what he is, rather than trying to be what he was.

Falcons' Matt Ryan an example of why QBs dominate top of NFL draft - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Sitting in the middle of the workaday world of Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, tucked in with an avalanche of papers that routinely slide across his desk, is a presentation box with a large silver coin inside.

NFL News

10-15 percent of locked-out officials don’t have other jobs | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL and the locked-out officials continue to sit back and wait for the other side to blink, there’s one reality to keep in mind regarding the realities that face the NFL Referees Association.

NFL memo outlines replacement officials' Week 1 problems - and NFL Network has obtained a copy of the league officiating department's weekly notes, which outlines the issues replacement officials had in Week 1.

Miscellaneous Stuff

NFL General Managers - The difficulty of cutting veteran players |
This past week I was asked on air, "When do you know that an established veteran no longer has it?"

No-huddle offense speed changes NFL game broadcast -
Feel like you're seeing fewer replays during NFL games? Getting less info? Not enough Matt Millen? I kid, no one ever has asked for more Millen. Plus, he's no longer on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football.

Film Session: Packers' '2-Man' vs. Bears | National Football Post
Using the 'All-22' film to breakdown some Xs and Os

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