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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/23/13

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Andrew Carpenean-US PRESSWIRE - Five keys to Super Bowl XLVII
There are countless matchups and strategies to analyze prior to kickoff of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 3. That said, we've identified five keys that are bound to influence to the outcome.

Odds are some future Broncos are working at the Senior Bowl this week - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Casino Del Sol All-Star Game is a newly minted affair, and the East-West Shrine Game is a quality event, played for the best of causes.

Denver Broncos Videos

2012: Best of Peyton Manning
NFL Network takes a look at the best plays of Peyton Manning's 2012 season.

Top 10 Tuesdays: Manning Touchdowns
The first of a new series, here are Peyton Manning's top 10 touchdown passes of the 2012 season.

Tim Brown Blames Super Bowl Loss On Bill Callahan - ESPN Video - ESPN
Former Raiders RB Zack Crockett discusses Tim Brown's claim that coach Bill Callahan "sabotaged" Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Jerry Rice Backs Tim Brown - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jerry Rice reacts to Tim Brown's claim that coach Bill Callahan "sabotaged" Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Blogger Blitz: Faith In McFadden - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC West blogger Bill Williamson thinks the Raiders showed a lot of faith in Darren McFadden with the hire of Greg Olson as their offensive coordinator

Significant Findings In Identifying CTE - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN investigative reporter Steve Fainaru discusses the study that revealed images of the protein that causes football-related brain damage.

Blogger Blitz: Free Agency - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC East blogger James Walker lets you know which players free agents in the division to keep an eye one

Denver Broncos Blogs

Should Colin Kaepernick have been a Broncos draft pick at QB? - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: No one has written about the Broncos trading the No. 36 pick in 2011 to San Francisco, who then selected (quarterback) Colin Kaepernick. He could have been a Bronco, your thoughts?

Broncos guard Chris Kuper needs surgery, declines Pro Bowl - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
For the record, count Chris Kuper among the Broncos players invited to the Pro Bowl.

Pro Bowl: Justin Houston in, Von Miller out - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There has been an AFC West switch-out at linebacker for the Pro Bowl.

Manning to say 'Aloha' to new coach - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Greg Knapp has bounced back pretty nicely since being fired as the Oakland Raiders’ offensive coordinator on Dec. 31.

Division News

Branden Albert wants to stay in K.C. and at tackle | ProFootballTalk
Branden Albert is set to become a free agent in March and he said Tuesday that his representatives have spoken to new Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey about staying in Kansas City.

Chiefs now have six Pro Bowlers | ProFootballTalk
The Kansas City Chiefs won two games in 2012. They now have three times as many Pro Bowlers.

Chargers announce more coaching moves | ProFootballTalk
It was fitting that Chargers receivers coach Charlie Joiner announced his retirement on Tuesday afternoon. Because the Chargers have announced his replacement on Tuesday evening. - Chargers add three to coaching staff
Chargers head coach Mike McCoy added three assistants to his staff on Tuesday, the team announced.

Charlie Joiner calls it quits after 44 NFL seasons as coach, player | ProFootballTalk
Hall of Fame receiver coach Charlie Joiner has been coaching the Chargers’ receivers since 2008. But he won’t be part of the new coaching staff.

Raiders willing to let Pryor compete for starting job | ProFootballTalk
With Carson Palmer injured, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor got what appeared to be a throwaway start in the final game of the regular season.

Callahan Chronicles (He Said, She Said)

Tim Brown: Bill Callahan wanted to lose the Super Bowl | ProFootballTalk
Former Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown is doubling down on his stunning allegation that his old coach Bill Callahan purposely lost Super Bowl XXXVII.

Transcript of Tim Brown interview on Pro Football Talk | ProFootballTalk
Former Raiders receiver Tim Brown appeared on Tuesday's Pro Football Talk (5:00 p.m. ET, NBSCN) to elaborate on recent comments regarding his belief that a late decision to change the game plan prior to Super Bowl XXXVII hampered Oakland's ability to beat the Buccaneers.

Jerry Rice agrees with Tim Brown: Bill Callahan sabotaged us | ProFootballTalk
The bizarre controversy over whether former Raiders coach Bill Callahan sabotaged the team before Super Bowl XXXVII by changing the game plan at the last minute has taken another surprising turn:

2002 Raiders coaches will face inevitable questions about Tim Brown’s accusations | ProFootballTalk
More and more Raiders players are chiming in on receiver Tim Brown’s accusation regarding former coach Bill Callahan’s motivation for switching the offensive game plan two days before the start of Super Bowl XXXVII.

Bill Callahan: Super Bowl allegations are 'ludicrous' -
Let's be real: The accusations from Tim Brown and Jerry Rice that former Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan intentionally lost Super Bowl XXXVII are ridiculous. Brown and and Rice are both thoughtful men and they were highly intelligent players, but this theory is insane.

Rich Gannon: Bill Callahan didn't sabotage Super Bowl -
Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown raised eyebrows by suggesting over the weekend on Sirius XM NFL Radio that Bill Callahan might have sabotaged the Raiders' chances in Super Bowl XXXVII against old buddy Jon Gruden and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rich Gannon: Bill Callahan was a good coach who wanted to win | ProFootballTalk
Former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon does not agree with his old teammate Tim Brown about coach Bill Callahan sabotaging the team in their Super Bowl loss to the Buccaneers.

Charlie Garner agrees with Tim Brown, sort of | ProFootballTalk
We may need to put together a scorecard of the former Raiders who disagree and who agree with the suggestion by receiver Tim Brown that former coach Bill Callahan deliberately sabotaged Super Bowl XXXVII by changing the game plan two days before kickoff.

Lincoln Kennedy disagrees with Tim Brown, too | ProFootballTalk
We’re still waiting for one or more teammates of former Raiders receiver Tim Brown to corroborate his non-suggestion suggestion that former Raiders coach Bill Callahan "sabotaged" the team in Super Bowl XXXVII by changing the game plan two days before the game.

Romanowski "flabbergasted" by Tim Brown’s claims | ProFootballTalk
The teammates of former Raiders receiver Tim Brown are starting to speak out regarding his I’m-not-saying-I’m-just-saying-style suggestion that coach Bill Callahan "sabotaged" Super Bowl XXXVII by dramatically changing the game plan two days before kickoff.

Coaching Carousel

Panthers hire Ken Dorsey as quarterbacks coach | ProFootballTalk
The Carolina Panthers have promoted from within to fill yet another position on their coaching staff.

Colts promote Joe Gilbert to offensive line coach | ProFootballTalk
The Colts didn’t look all that far for Harold Goodwin’s replacement as the team’s offensive line coach.

Callahan becomes apparent compromise between Jones, Garrett | ProFootballTalk
The initial report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was accurate, on both counts. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was stripping play-calling duties from coach Jason Garrett,

Browns hire defensive line coach Joe Cullen | ProFootballTalk
Joe Cullen has a new job, and he’s definitely going to need pants for this one.

Jaguars hire Mike Mallory as special teams coordinator | ProFootballTalk
After five seasons on the staff of the Saints, Mike Mallory is the new special teams coordinator of the Jaguars.

Monte Kiffin "real excited" to get back into the NFL | ProFootballTalk
While many men his age are sipping a glass of prune juice and reading a newspaper this time of day, Monte Kiffin was out interviewing prospective football players in Mobile, Ala. this morning.

Chris Ault thinks his pistol offense will grow in the NFL | ProFootballTalk
When Colin Kaepernick was in college at Nevada, he was a phenomenal player — the first player in NCAA Division 1 history to pass for 10,000 yards and run for 4,000 yards in his career. - Cardinals promote Licht to VP of player personnel
The Cardinals promoted Jason Licht to vice president of player personnel, the team announced Tuesday. The position was formally held by Steve Keim, who was promoted to general manager. - Garrett no longer Cowboys' play-caller
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters Tuesday that head coach Jason Garrett will no longer be the team’s offensive play-caller. - Browns hire three assistants
The Browns hired Louie Cioffi (defensive backs), Joe Cullen (defensive line) and Shane Steichen (offensive quality control) to their coaching staff on Tuesday.

NFL News

NFL Communications - NFL Reinstates Saints Head Coach Sean Payton "
Following a meeting yesterday with New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated Coach Payton from his season-long suspension, effective immediately. - First-down line could be coming to NFL stadiums
Fans watching NFL games on television have grown accustomed to the imaginary yellow line that runs across the field in accord with the first-down marker.

New imaging technique spots evidence of potential brain damage in living football players | ProFootballTalk
The concussion crisis may have just opened a new door. - Forty-seven reasons to watch Super Bowl XLVII
We have plenty of time to break down the matchups and hammer to death the soon-to-be-played-out story lines. - Just because it happened in the NFL in 2012 ...
I remember right around this time a year ago, hopping on various radio shows and being asked questions like the following: After three guys did it and a fourth barely missed out, are 5,000-yard passing seasons about to become the norm? - NFL hopes to decide Pro Bowl future by April
The NFL is hoping to decide the fate of the Pro Bowl by the time it releases next season's schedule in April. And the fate of the league's all-star game will largely depend on how much effort this year's participants put into the game.

Pat White plans an NFL comeback | ProFootballTalk
With the rise of mobile quarterback, a mobile quarterback from Mobile is back in Mobile in the hopes of attracting the attention of a coach looking for a mobile quarterback.

Jamarcus Russell wants to make a comeback | ProFootballTalk
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Jamarcus Russell is hoping to make a return to the NFL.

Titus Young threatens to quit football if he doesn’t get the football | ProFootballTalk
The Lions may have been better off with the second-round pick they used on receiver Titus Young by simply saying, "Pass."

Bengals looking for a complement to BenJarvus Green-Ellis | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals running game in 2012 was made up of BenJarvus Green-Ellis, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and a little more BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Seahawks could struggle to find trade partner for Matt Flynn | ProFootballTalk
While several teams in the market for a quarterback could benefit from acquiring Seattle Seahawks backup Matt Flynn, it may not mean they are willing to give up anything to get him.

Patriots sign Armond Armstead out of USC, CFL | ProFootballTalk
He might not necessarily be Cameron Wake, but the Patriots are taking a chance on a Canadian defensive lineman who could turn out to be worth the gamble. According to ESPNBoston.

2013 Draft

Alabama’s Jesse Williams aiming for Combine bench press record | ProFootballTalk
The Scouting Combine is still a month away, but former Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams is already staking his claim as the strongest man there.

Mike Mayock: Senior Bowlers with something to prove -
As I previously wrote, Senior Bowl week is my time to go to school on this class of prospects. That essentially amounts to listening to what NFL Network analysts say and jotting it down.

Tuck says Te’o situation a "crazy, crazy, crazy thing" | ProFootballTalk
It’s been a strange week for former Notre Dame football players. From the ridiculously gullible Manti Te’o to the incredibly cynical Tim Brown, a pair of Golden Domers have bookended the spectrum of human trust.

Geno Smith tops NFL quarterback prospects list -
It's pretty clear we've been spoiled.

Senior Bowl: Tuesday prospect notes | National Football Post
Eric Fisher, secondary talent, Denard Robinson and more.

Senior Bowl - Players Who Shined on Day Two | National Football Post
Russ Lande breaksdown the 2nd day of practice from the Senior Bowl.

Senior Bowl - Players Who Struggled on Day Two | National Football Post
Russ Lande breaksdown players who struggled on 2nd day of practice at Senior Bowl.

Day Two Highlights From the Senior Bowl -
The second day of practices Tuesday continued to reinforce the sense of urgency that the Senior Bowl director Phil Savage must be feeling to improve the direction of the all-star game.

NFL teams trying to determine where Denard Robinson fits | National Football Post
Evaluation process begins at wide receiver

Ryan Nassib says joining Bills would be "match made in heaven" | ProFootballTalk
When the Bills hired Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett away from Syracuse to be their head coach and offensive coordinator, plenty of people pointed out that the Orange had a quarterback with pro potential in Ryan Nassib.

Marcus Lattimore expects to be ready for start of season | ProFootballTalk
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is just three months removed from a devastating knee injury that ultimately ended his collegiate career.

Jeff Ireland is looking for playmakers | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland met the media at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday and made no attempt to cloak his intentions for the offseason.

Miscellaneous Stuff

NFL Front Office - Determining Current Market Inefficiencies |
The Football Educator brings back Richard Hill to look at determining current market inefficiencies as an NFL General Manager.

NFL Front Office - Determining Current Market Inefficiency 2 |
Part 2 of The Football Educator’s guest blogger Richard Hill and his look at NFL Front Offices determining current market inefficiencies in player personnel.

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