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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/20/13

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Al Bello - Gase ready to take the reins of Broncos offense
Here are the latest Whispers we're hearing from our sources throughout the NFL

As always, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning finds the target - The Denver Post
Turns out, Peyton Manning can hit his targets off the field, as well. To get over last week's season-ending loss, Manning hooked up with an old buddy from Tennessee, Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, and the two have been crisscrossing the country on a hunting trip.

Klis: Broncos' loss leaves a long-lasting hangover with fans - The Denver Post
Go skiing, Broncos fans. Or drive up to Evergreen and skate on its frozen lake.

Kiszla: Broncos' Peyton Manning should play with more swagger - The Denver Post
It is the NFL's great playground debate. We're picking teams. Who you taking first as starting quarterback: Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?

11 reasons why the Ravens beat the Broncos in the playoffs - The Denver Post
A simple way to explain the Broncos' 38-35 playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens in two overtimes last Saturday is to blame the defense for allowing three long passing touchdowns for 21 points and quarterback Peyton Manning's three turnovers that led to 17 points for the Ravens.

Paige: Take a knee? It's still the wrong decision by Broncos - The Denver Post
There should be a sign at the football stadium "No Game Today"

Kickin' it with Kiz: Conflict of interest for ex-Broncos coordinator? - The Denver Post
Grieving. I'm still stunned by our loss to Baltimore. I still have the kicked-in-the stomach feeling when you lose a loved one. I guess it is human nature to try to make sense of things that cause us grief.

Broncos' Rahim Moore has good company among Colorado sports "goats" - The Denver Post
There is fame and there is fortune. And then there is failure. Epic public failure.

Perhaps Denver Broncos' defense wasn't as good as everyone thought - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
In NFL draft war rooms near and far, the 2012 Broncos' defense can help break all ties, settle all arguments.

For the Broncos' offense, it's full speed ahead with Peyton Manning - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Whenever he is asked to look into the future, Peyton Manning usually will let the opportunity pass.

Ranking the NFL coaching moves this season - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
This has been the strangest of head coach offseasons. NFL reporter Mike Klis ranks the NFL head coaching moves, from best to worst.

Division News

Raiders hire Bobby April as special teams coordinator | ProFootballTalk
The Oakland Raiders announced Saturday evening they have hired Bobby April as special teams coordinator.

Reggie McKenzie mum on plans for Rolando McClain | ProFootballTalk
In a recent sit-down with several members of the media, Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie didn’t discourage any questions.

NFL News

Smith hints at possible link between concussions and painkillers | ProFootballTalk
As the dangers of concussions have become more and more clear, many quietly have speculated on the potential impact of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs on the cumulative impact of repetitive brain trauma.

AFC Championship preview: Ravens at Patriots - The Denver Post
Ravens at Patriots 4:30 p.m., KCNC-4

NFC Championship preview: 49ers at Falcons - The Denver Post
49ers at Falcons 1 p.m., KDVR-31

Coaching Carousel

Jaguars hire Bob Babich, Jedd Fisch as coordinators | ProFootballTalk
Two days after being hired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Gus Bradley has filled both coordinator positions on his coaching staff.

Philadelphia Eagles interviewing Jim Herrmann for defensive coordinator position, source says - ESPN New York
Chip Kelly is looking at a New York Giant to possibly run his defense. - Report: Goodwin to be named Cardinals offensive coordinator
On Friday the Colts lost offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who became the new head coach of the Cardinals. One day later, the Colts lost another member of their coaching staff, offensive line coach Harold Goodwin, who will join Arians in the desert as the Cardinals' new offensive coordinator, according to the Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell.

Report: Rob Ryan leaves St. Louis without contract offer | National Football Post
Interview for defensive coordinator job complete

2013 Draft

D.J. Fluker, Justin Pugh cleared for Senior Bowl and NFL draft | ProFootballTalk
When I posted the list of 73 early entrants in the NFL draft, I heard from a couple readers who wanted to know why Alabama’s D.J. Fluker and Syracuse’s Justin Pugh weren’t on it. - On the clock: Roseman launching new era for Eagles
The Eagles are in unfamiliar territory this year during the draft.

Moore, Joeckel, Mingo, Jones among top NFL draft early entries | ProFootballTalk
The full list of early entries in the 2013 NFL draft is out, and here are a few things about it that caught our eye:

Plenty of underclassmen won’t be drafted at all | ProFootballTalk
With a record 73 underclassmen certified to enter the 2013 draft, an obvious question arises: How many will be drafted?

2013 NFL draft -- Ace Sanders of South Carolina Gamecocks enters draft - ESPN
South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver/punt returner Ace Sanders has elected to forego his senior season to enter the 2013 NFL draft.

Michael Hill of Missouri Western shines in All-Star Classic - ESPN
Missouri Western running back Michael Hill outplayed many of his big-school counterparts at the first Raycom College Football All-Star Classic on Saturday.

Dayne Crist, National team roll to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl victory - ESPN
Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the National to a 34-0 victory over the American on Saturday at the second annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

West rides turnovers to win in Shrine Game - ESPN
Collin Klein hoped to use the East-West Shrine Game as his first opportunity to prove he has the ability to play quarterback on the NFL level.

West tops the East, 28-13, in 2013 Shrine Game -
Former Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne had a fumble recovery to set up a touchdown and an interception in the second half to help the West defeat the East 28-13 in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.

NFP's final look at the East West Shrine Game | National Football Post
Russ Lande breaks down five prospects who hurt their draft stock the most.

NFP Previews Six Defensive Players in the Senior Bowl. | National Football Post
Russ Lande breaksdown six defensive prospects at the Senior Bowl.

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