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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/25/13

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Some wonder how Broncos will deal with disappointment this time around - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: As devastating as the loss to Baltimore was to the Broncos, I can't help but remember how painful the loss to Jacksonville was, and that was followed by two Super Bowl-winning seasons.

Titus Young continues his Twitter drive to leave Lions | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this week, Lions wide receiver Titus Young took to Twitter to say that he would retire from football if he didn’t get the ball more often.

CU Buffs TE Nick Kasa is on NFL radar for 2013 draft - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
He is surrounded by all-conference players, All-Americans and bowl game MVPs, yet Nick Kasa still has found a way to stand out.

Denver Broncos Videos

Manning on Practicing with New Staff
Practicing for the Pro Bowl means Peyton Manning gets additional on-field time with Adam Gase and Greg Knapp to get a jump on next season.

NFL can't come sooner for Jones - NFL Videos
06:14 – Former Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones explains what he wants scouts to know about him and addresses some concerns that NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has with his inconsistency.

Mayock breaks down Senior Bowl QBs - NFL Videos
03:14 – Are there any quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl headed for the first round? NFL Network draft analysts Mike Mayock and Charles Davis break down each QB's strengths and weaknesses.

Senior Bowl awards - NFL Videos
02:08 – Which player gave the best performance at Senior Bowl practices? Daniel Jeremiah gives you all of his awards, including the biggest surprise of the week and the best moment at practice.

Senior Bowl defensive standouts - NFL Videos
02:06 – Take a look at which Senior Bowl participants are standing out on the defensive side of the ball, including talented small-school players who haven't received much national attention.

NFL Cold Hard Facts - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mark Schlereth on the Jets' interest in trading CB Darrelle Revis, team that has the most work to do this offseason and Philip Rivers in 2013

OTL: Tyrann Mathieu - ESPN Video - ESPN
Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu hopes to play in the NFL despite personal troubles including a drug arrest and dismissal from LSU's football program for failing a drug test.

Mathieu Taking Advantage Of An Opportunity - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay discusses Tyrann Mathieu's meeting with general managers and coaches at the Senior Bowl. McShay doesn't think the cornerback will be drafted any higher than the third round.

Senior Bowl Players To Watch - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay discusses Denard Robinson, Mike Glennon, Lane Johnson and Eric Fisher.

Jane & Spain: Super Bowl Stories - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jane McManus and Sarah Spain discuss some of the lesser-known stories in the lead up to the Super Bowl.

NFL Draft Value: DE Okafor, WR/KR Goodwin - ESPN Video - ESPN
Marquise Goodwin and Alex Okafor will participate in Saturday's Senior Bowl and are both preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft set to take place April 25-28th.

RecruitingNation: Grading the 2009 ESPN 150 - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tom Luginbill looks back at the 2009 ESPN 150 to see which players panned out as expected, which ones improved their NFL stock in college and which recruits turned into busts.

No Hard Feelings For Cam Cameron - ESPN Video - ESPN
Herm Edwards and Lomas Brown react to comments made by former Ravens OC Cam Cameron, who says Baltimore's decision to fire him was a brilliant move.

Man On A Mission - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ray Lewis discusses his motivation as he prepares to play his final game in Super Bowl XLVII.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Sooners QB Landry Jones believes NFL will find his game worth the wait - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
A lot of draft dreamers come here each January hoping to prove something, show something, to the NFL's legion of scouts, coaches and personnel executives on hand.

Mark Kiszla: NFL willing to open the book on the read option - The Denver Post
Has the game of football passed by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning?

Division News

AFC West key coaching hires - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The 2013 coaching staffs for each AFC West team are nearly complete. All of the high-profile hires have been made.

Revisiting 2012 draft classes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. re-graded each team for the 2013 draft. - Raiders giving Pryor big opportunity in 2013
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen made it clear in December that he wanted to get QB Terrelle Pryor on the field, and that a package of plays was set up for Pryor.

NFL News

An Early Start on 2014 Super Bowl in New York -
Super Bowl XLVII is still a week away, but already New York City is gearing up for the title game that will be at MetLife Stadium a year from now. - Goodell: Don't sweat weather for 2014 Super Bowl
Super Cold? NFL officials aren't just bracing for potential wintry weather at next year's Northeastern Super Bowl — they're embracing it, commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday.

New defense could be bad news for Will Smith | ProFootballTalk
With the Saints switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense and defensive end Will Smith due to receive a base salary of $9 million in 2013, the chances of Will Smith becoming a salary-cap casualty possibly have increased. - ACLU sues to block Super Bowl "clean zone" in N.O.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the city of New Orleans to prevent it from establishing a "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super Bowl festivities. - Goodell: Don't sweat weather for 2014 Super Bowl
Super Cold? NFL officials aren't just bracing for potential wintry weather at next year's Northeastern Super Bowl — they're embracing it, commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday.

Coaching Carousel

Cam Cameron, former offensive coordinator of Baltimore Ravens, says his firing was brilliant move - ESPN
Cam Cameron says the Baltimore Ravens' decision to fire him as offensive coordinator was just what the team needed.

Horton says he could have delivered Norv Turner to Cardinals | ProFootballTalk
While their head-coaching job was vacant, the Cardinals seemed to be looking for a reason not to promote defensive coordinator Ray Horton to the next level.

Saints fire Steve Spagnuolo, announce plans for 3-4 defense | ProFootballTalk
Sean Payton is back as the Saints’ head coach, and his first act is to fire his defensive coordinator and reshape his defense.

Ken Dorsey hire makes sense for Panthers | ProFootballTalk
If the Panthers are looking for continuity when it comes to their offense, then their smartest move came in filling the position of quarterbacks coach, vacated when Mike Shula was promoted to offensive coordinator, with Ken Dorsey.

Dennis Allen, Mike McCoy go from Denver Broncos to AFC West rivals - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
When John Fox assembled his first staff of coaches with the Broncos, he said he liked "their abilities and what they could do to help make us successful."

2013 Draft

Desmond Trufant's draft stock soaring; Ezekiel Ansah too raw? -
Now that we are through three full days of Senior Bowl practices, it's time to single out a few players who have seen their draft stock rise or fall here:

Senior Bowl Summary - Eight Players Who Struggled Most This Week | National Football Post
Russ Lande gives him thoughts on eight players who struggled the most at the Senior Bowl.

Senior Bowl Summary - Ten Players Who Shined The Most This Week. | National Football Post
Russ Lande offers his thoughts on 10 players who had a great week of practice at the Senior Bowl.

'Raw' Ansah has plenty of talent | National Football Post
BYU defensive end has only played three years of football.

Eric Fisher's week affects Chargers - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Few teams are watching this year's left tackle draft prospects with more anticipation than the San Diego Chargers.

Marcus Lattimore beating the bushes in Mobile | ProFootballTalk
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore has been telling teams he’s going to be ready for the start of next season.

College background a helpful scouting tool for Bucs | ProFootballTalk
When many NFL coaches arrive at the Senior Bowl, they’re seeing players for the first time - Robinson adapting to new position at Senior Bowl
Denard Robinson's transition to wide receiver includes some new habits and adjustments

Senior Bowl's Surprises, Polarizing Prospects and Small-School Standouts -
Much will be written about the players who have helped or hurt themselves the most with their Senior Bowl week performances.

NFL scouts not impressed with Denard Robinson | ProFootballTalk
Denard Robinson gained more rushing yards at Michigan than any other quarterback in major college football history, but NFL scouts seem unconvinced that he has what it takes to make it at the next level.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Larry Fitzgerald feels better about Arizona Cardinals -
If Larry Fitzgerald was frustrated by the Arizona Cardinals' dismal 2012 season, one in which the team went through four nondescript quarterbacks, he sure hid it well.

Eli On Brotherly Super Bowl - ESPN Video - ESPN
Giants QB Eli Manning discusses what it is like facing off against his brother in an NFL game.

Dennis Dixon could be laying foundation for next phase of his career | ProFootballTalk
Quarterback Dennis Dixon once showed plenty of promise while in college at Oregon.

Browns still undecided on future of Phil Dawson, Joshua Cribbs | ProFootballTalk
Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson and kick returner/wide receiver Joshua Cribbs are both in Hawaii this week representing the Browns in the Pro Bowl.

New defense could be bad news for Will Smith | ProFootballTalk
With the Saints switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense and defensive end Will Smith due to receive a base salary of $9 million in 2013, the chances of Will Smith becoming a salary-cap casualty possibly have increased.

Argos GM: Armstead a first-round NFL talent | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots signed defensive lineman Armond Armstead yesterday, and his old boss thinks they got a steal.

Texans sign a couple of quarterbacks | ProFootballTalk
Matt Schaub isn’t going anywhere as the starting quarterback of the Texans and T.J. Yates will almost certainly be back as the backup, but it looks like the team’s planning a battle for the third spot this offseason.

Ozzie Newsome isn’t retiring either | ProFootballTalk
Ravens safety Ed Reed plans to keep playing after this season and General Manager Ozzie Newsome plans to continue being the guy who ultimately decides how hard the Ravens will push to keep him on their side.

Ed Reed says he’s playing next year | ProFootballTalk
The Ravens have been using linebacker Ray Lewis‘ pending retirement as motivation during their run to the Super Bowl, but they won’t be getting another jolt of inspiration from one of the team’s other defensive leaders.

Go Broncos!

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