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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/10/13

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Focused Intensity
As intensity increases in the postseason, linebacker Keith Brooking knows how important it is to stay focused.

Ravens Wanted Rematch
After the Ravens won their Wild Card Game, wide receiver Anquan Boldin said he was hoping to play Denver again to avenge his team's Week 15 loss.

Difficult to Duplicate
The Broncos know it will be tough to beat the Ravens for a second time.

Broncos Prioritize Rice, Boldin
The Broncos shut down the Ravens' Ray Rice and Anquan Boldin in Week 15 and believe it's important to do so again.

Ravens Reshuffle Line for Rematch
The Ravens will come to Denver with a new-look offensive line for their Divisional Round rematch with the Broncos.

Denver Broncos Videos

BTV Report: Why Routine is Required
The same practice habits have worked for 11 straight weeks and won't change with a knockout game looming.

Bailey on Ravens Wanting Rematch
Champ Bailey talks about what it will take to beat the Ravens on Saturday.

Fox on Home Field
Coach Fox talks about playing at home and outlines the week's first injury report.

Del Rio on Rice, Ravens
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about facing the Ravens for a second time this season.

McCoy on Healthier Ravens
Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy talks about facing a much healthier Baltimore defense.

Mike Adams joins "NFL AM"
Safety Mike Adams appears on "NFL AM" to talk about playing in his first career playoff game

NFL32OT: Broncos Look To Repeat Against Ravens - ESPN Video - ESPN
Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the upcoming matchup between the Ravens and Broncos. Mark Schlereth breaks down the effectiveness of Aldon Smith. The NFL32 crew discuss the divisional playoff matchups.

Countdown Daily AccuScore: BAL-DEN - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Ravens-Broncos

The Word: Toughness in Sports - ESPN Video - ESPN
When are athletes too injured to play? Jackie MacMullan, Julie Foudy and Michele Steele tackle this tough question of toughness in sports.

Impact Of Luke Joeckel's Departure On Johnny Manziel - ESPN Video - ESPN
Robert Smith discusses the impact of Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel's decision to enter the 2013 NFL draft.

DawgNation: Kwame Geathers going pro - ESPN Video - ESPN
Georgia defensive lineman Kwame Geathers has decided to forego his final season in Athens and enter the NFL Draft. Radi Nabulsi and David Ching break down what it means for the Bulldogs.

Report: Bill Cowher Wants To Coach - ESPN Video - ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley discusses the report that Bill Cowher wants to coach again at some point.

2012 plays of the year - NFL Videos
02:40 – "NFL GameDay Morning" puts the best plays from 2012 together to relive the most exciting moments in a great NFL season.

Michael Robinson takes video of FedEx Field’s ‘grass’
The sorry state of FedEx Field’s playing surface continues to be a hot-button topic days after the Redskins’s season ended.

Denver Broncos Blogs

How a return to the simplicity of Peyton Manning's Indy offense has ignited the Denver Broncos - Grantland
How a return to the simplicity of Peyton Manning's Indy offense has ignited the Denver Broncos

Broncos' Chris Harris hopes for a repeat performance against Ravens - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Of all the outstanding numbers the Broncos' defense put up this season — for sacks, tackles for a loss, interceptions and touchdowns — there is another that is perhaps more difficult to accomplish: zero receptions.

Denver Broncos will try to turn up the heat on Ravens QB Joe Flacco - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Denver's defense tied for the NFL lead in sacks this season.

Denver Broncos' Mike McCoy focused only on the job he has now - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Mike McCoy didn't necessarily wow the Chicago Bears with what he knew about their special-teams return schemes, or the Arizona Cardinals with his familiarity of their protection schemes, or the Philadelphia Eagles about their defensive fronts.

Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio helps Broncos hit tackling head-on - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Have you noticed recently it seems big backs are able to plow through the (Broncos) defense for extra yards past the line even though three or four defenders are on him?

Broncos linebacker Von Miller now treading lightly - The Denver Post
It's the shoes, man. Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller showed off a newly minted pair of all-white Adidas Adizero 5-Star football cleats at practice Wednesday that were revised to fit Miller's recommendations.

Denver Broncos have AFC's top playoff seed for the third time in NFL - Jeff Legwold
The No. 1 seed is not always at the front of the line in the NFL.

Denver Broncos' Jack Del Rio talks about time with Baltimore Ravens
Speaking to reporters Wednesday during his weekly presser, Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio reminisced about his 1999-2001 stint as an assistant coach at Baltimore under then coach Brian Billick.

Baltimore Ravens will keep it close vs. Denver Broncos -
The Denver Broncos throttled the Baltimore Ravens 34-17 less than a month ago. The score was 34-3 at one point and the game was in Baltimore. - Searching for holes in complete Broncos team
Nothing has stopped the speeding locomotive that has been the Broncos in the past 2½ months.

Manning, young WRs acing chemistry test - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The last time the Denver Broncos were on the field, it was almost as if Peyton Manning and his two young receivers were showing off.

Broncos healing up as playoff game against Ravens nears - The Denver Post
John Fox doesn't see rust and he doesn't see a letdown in store for his Broncos.

Champ Bailey says earlier meeting with Ravens means little for Broncos - The Denver Post
If the Broncos players want to be entertained by video, it's best they go to a movie theater rather than watch the replay of a big victory.

Kiszla: Ravens not exactly on cloud nine against Peyton Manning - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning has the Baltimore Ravens' number.

John Harbaugh bringing Ravens to Denver late vs. Broncos: Big mistake
John Harbaugh bringing Ravens to Denver late vs. Broncos: Big mistake

Division News - Chargers hire Telesco as new GM
The Chargers hired former Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco as their new general manager on Wednesday.

Telesco’s first task: Finding a coach | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers officially introduced Tom Telesco as their new General Manager on Wednesday, and his first order of business will be simple, but perhaps not easy: Find the right coach.

Chargers interested in Mike Zimmer too | ProFootballTalk
The Browns are bringing Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer in to interview for their head coaching job on Wednesday and it looks like they have some company when it comes to interest in him.

In GM hire, Chargers opt for new ideas - AFC West Blog - ESPN
This is not a knock on Jimmy Raye, the Chargers' director of player personnel.

Meet Tom Telesco - AFC West Blog - ESPN
New gig: Telesco is the new general manager of the San Diego Chargers.

Andy Reid may add Brad Childress to Chiefs’ staff | ProFootballTalk
Brad Childress may soon work for Andy Reid again.

Coaching Carousel - Bills hire former Jets DC Pettine
The Bills stayed in the AFC East for their latest coordinator hire. - Panthers name Gettleman general manager
The Panthers announced Wednesday that Dave Gettleman has been hired as general manager.

Report: Bill Cowher has turned down several coaching interviews | ProFootballTalk
Bill Cowher said on Tuesday that he thinks he’ll eventually coach again. But he’s telling the teams with vacancies this year that his return won’t be soon.

Rob Chudzinski interviewing for Browns on Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer isn’t the only coaching candidate visiting the Browns at their Berea, Ohio headquarters on Wednesday.

Jets G.M. search moves to Jimmy Raye | ProFootballTalk
With the Chargers choosing not to elevate director of player personnel Jimmy Raye to the position of G.M., the Jets are now considering San Diego’s second choice for the top job for the New York team that plays second fiddle to the Giants.

Dolphins exec Brian Gaine to interview with Jets | ProFootballTalk
There were reports over the weekend that the Jets had settled on a top candidate to be their next general manager, but they are still adding names to the list of interviews this week.

Report: Todd Haley interviewing with Cardinals today | ProFootballTalk
Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is reportedly interviewing with the Cardinals today for their head-coaching vacancy.

Arians out of hospital, on track to interview with Bears | ProFootballTalk
Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been hospitalized twice in the past week with an apparent inner-ear infection, once in Baltimore (he missed Sunday’s playoff game) and again in Indianapolis after returning with the team.

Report: Eagles interested in Brian Kelly | ProFootballTalk
After getting perhaps direct preparation for the job (i.e., facing an actual NFL team in the BCS title game), Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly may be ready to coach an NFL team of his own.

Jets interviewing Omar Khan for G.M. job | ProFootballTalk
The Jets ultimately could be replacing Mike Tannenbaum with another Mike Tannenbaum.

Jets to interview former Bears exec Jerry Angelo for G.M. opening | ProFootballTalk
Add another name to the New York Jets interview list.

Mike Mularkey of Jacksonville Jaguars unlikely to be kept by GM Dave Caldwell - ESPN
New Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell is unlikely to keep coach Mike Mularkey, according to sources inside and outside the organization, although no final decisions have been made.

NFL News

Bernard Pollard: Refs should use replay on helmet-to-helmet hits | ProFootballTalk
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard was flagged on Sunday for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts receiver Reggie Wayne.

NFL to offer medical screenings for ex-players - ESPN
The NFL will conduct medical screenings for former players during Super Bowl week in New Orleans.

Doctors say Junior Seau’s brain was damaged by head trauma | ProFootballTalk
Junior Seau, the future Hall of Fame linebacker who committed suicide in May, suffered from the same type of brain damage that has now been found in dozens of former NFL players.

NFL Communications - NFL Statement on NIH finding "
We appreciate the Seau family’s cooperation with the National Institutes of Health.

2013 Draft

Scout Talk: Top senior CBs | National Football Post
A look at the top corners in the draft, with a name that might surprise you at the top

Why All-Star Games can lead to mistakes in scouting | National Football Post
Showcase contests can lead to drafting mistakes. - WRs Hunter, Patterson among four Vols to declare for draft
Tennessee QB Tyler Bray, WRs Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson and DE Darrington Sentimore are bypassing their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft. - EWU's Kaufman to skip senior season
Eastern Washington WR Brandon Kaufman has decided to skip his senior season and make himself eligible for the NFL draft. - Clemson QB Tajh Boyd returning for senior season
Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Tajh Boyd will return to Clemson for his senior season. - 2013 NFL draft underclassmen list
A list of players who have declared they will leave college early to enter the 2013 NFL draft. - Michigan OT Taylor Lewan putting NFL draft on hold
Michigan OT Taylor Lewan is putting millions of dollars on hold to chase a Big Ten championship.

Denard Robinson will be a receiver at Senior Bowl | ProFootballTalk
While Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III opened the door for smaller, mobile quarterbacks in the NFL, Denard Robinson won’t be getting that chance.

2013 NFL draft - Damontre Moore leads the elite pass-rushers on the board - ESPN
Pass-rushers are always at a premium in the NFL draft, and you have to look no further than the impact Aldon Smith has had in San Francisco to see their value.

Taylor Lewan stays at Michigan despite first-round draft grade | ProFootballTalk
Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan has made the surprising decision to return to school for his senior year and wait until 2014 to enter the NFL draft.

Miscellaneous Stuff

The agent's job from now to draft day | National Football Post
An agent of 25 years breaks down the agent’s role prior to draft day

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