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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/28/13

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Broncos Appear in 2013 Pro Bowl "
Five Broncos appeared in the 2013 Pro Bowl, led by starters and team captains Peyton Manning and Champ Bailey. The NFC came away with a 62-35 victory at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Manning teases Peterson about his MVP assumption -
Back in December, with his 2,000-yard rushing season still far from complete, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson proclaimed the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award was "in the bag."

Denver Broncos Videos

NFLN: Manning to Green for TD
Quarterback Peyton Manning finds Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green for a 6-yard touchdown catch during the 2013 Pro Bowl.

NFLN: Bailey: 'It's an Honor to Come Out Here'
Cornerback Champ Bailey talks with NFL Network before the 2013 Pro Bowl.

NFLN: Manning Finds Value in Pro Bowl
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about the wisdom that can be shared in Hawaii and also discusses the Broncos' season

NFC Routs AFC In Pro Bowl - ESPN Video - ESPN
Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes and the Vikings' Kyle Rudolph took home MVP honors as the NFC coasted to a 62-35 win over the AFC.

Jim Harbaugh, 49ers Arrive At Super Bowl - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jim Harbaugh addresses the media Sunday with the 49ers in pursuit of their sixth Super Bowl title.

Titans Interested In Gregg Williams - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter with the latest on Gregg Williams' meeting with the Titans with the intent of becoming their assistant head coach.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning-led AFC no match for NFC in Pro Bowl blowout - The Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Everywhere Peyton Manning looks these days, there's a sign his years as an NFL superstar are numbered. Even in paradise, at the Pro Bowl, there were reminders Sunday that if Manning is going to win another Super Bowl, he has little time to waste.

Dusty Saunders: Super Bowl I featured a television rivalry too - The Denver Post
Longtime football fans may recall television coverage of Super Bowl I, which was played Jan. 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

49ers built a title-worthy NFL defense in draft - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
John Elway didn't mean anything by it, it's just the way he thinks.

John Elway wants youth to be big part of Denver Broncos' future - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Age might be just a number, but it's a number that has the Broncos' attention.

Broncos want NFL Draft to be focus of their offseaso plans, not free agency - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I have recently seen running back Steven Jackson talk about retirement or free agency.

Read this: Option offense certain to stick in NFL - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
In the year the Broncos dumped the read-option offense, the read option has arrived for Super Bowl XLVII.

Kiszla: It's time to thank Josh McDaniels for Broncos' 2010 draft - The Denver Post
In Broncos Country, there are two constants: 1) Orange sunsets. 2) An unrelenting, visceral dislike for former coach Josh McDaniels.

Coaching Carousel

Report: Gruden to Dallas talk is "ridiculous" | ProFootballTalk
The Cowboys have a bunch of coaches on their staff that coached for Jon Gruden in Tampa, leading some to speculate that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be mulling a move at head coach.

Cardinals hire Amos Jones as special teams coach | ProFootballTalk
Bruce Arians spent 2012 as the offensive coordinator and, for 12 games, interim head coach for the Colts, but he was with the Steelers for several years before heading to Indianapolis.

Ravens assistant Ted Monachino in mix for Eagles defensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
The Eagles open Super Bowl week without a defensive coordinator and it doesn’t look like they’ll hire one until after the big game.

NFL News

In Starkest Terms, Players Share Message About A.L.S. -
Outside the Superdome is a statue depicting one of the seminal moments in the history of the Saints and this revived city.

Poll: 61 percent of players disapprove of Goodell’s performance | ProFootballTalk
The NFL players have spoken regarding their Commissioner. According to USA Today, 61 percent in a poll conducted from December 19 through January 12 disapprove of Roger Goodell’s job performance.

NFC topples AFC 62-35 in Pro Bowl | ProFootballTalk
Down 31-14 at halftime of the Pro Bowl, the AFC opened the third quarter with Texans quarterback Matt Schaub being intercepted by Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. It was Schaub’s second pick after replacing Peyton Manning.

Kyle Rudolph earns Pro Bowl MVP | ProFootballTalk
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was named the 2013 Pro Bowl’s Most Valuable Player on Sunday after recording five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown in the NFC’s 62-35 win over the AFC. - Super Bowl XLVII game preview
The story lines run deep in Super Bowl XLVII.

Tim Brown’s allegations about Super Bowl XXXVII fade, but questions remain | ProFootballTalk
We agree wholeheartedly with the opinions expressed by Peter King in his latest Monday Morning Quarterback and elsewhere regarding the merit (or more accurately lack thereof) of former Raiders receiver Tim Brown’s non-allegation allegation that former Raiders coach Bill Callahan "sabotaged" a 10-year-old Super Bowl.

The Dozen Overdone Super Bowl Story Lines -
It’s the official start of Super Bowl week. Below are the top dozen story lines you’ll be sick of hearing. These aren’t necessarily bad stories. In fact, they all deserve to be written and told. But not 10,000 times.

Bernard Pollard questions long-term future of NFL | ProFootballTalk
Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard will play in his first Super Bowl in just a week as the Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers.

Bernard Pollard of Baltimore Ravens -- NFL will not exist in 30 years - ESPN
Bernard Pollard has a bleak take on the future of the NFL.

Adrian Peterson thinks he’s the NFL MVP | ProFootballTalk
We’re a little less than a week away from finding out who will be the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in a race much closer than we see in most seasons.

2013 Draft

What's next for the Senior Bowl prospects? | National Football Post
The NFL combine is coming...time to train for the 40 and more.

Senior Bowl offers no QB clarity for Chiefs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A major step in the NFL draft-evaluation process is complete. Still, there doesn’t appear to be a quarterback who is currently worthy of being a high draft pick.

Flashes: OU WR Kenny Stills | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Sometimes the difference between a touchdown and a drop of a wide-open pass comes down to the difference between an active and passive approach, the space between the fingertips and the palm, and understanding why even good technique isn’t good in the wrong situation.

Free Agency

Alex Smith is expected to seek his release before free agency | ProFootballTalk
It’s widely believed that the 49ers will trade quarterback Alex Smith. The former starter is due to earn $8.5 million in 2013, with $1 million guaranteed now and the balance guaranteed as of April 1. It makes him a luxury that the team can’t afford.

Jake Long reportedly wants $10M a year from Dolphins -
Miami Dolphins tackle Jake Long made $11.2 million in 2012 and is looking for what could be the last major contract of his career. The 2008 No. 1 pick is looking for $10 million per year, sources told The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson.

Cowboys have had "preliminary" contract talks with Spencer | ProFootballTalk
The player rep for Cowboys impending free agent linebacker Anthony Spencer recently said his client is prepared to convert to defensive end in order to fit Dallas’ new 4-3 scheme, under coordinator Monte Kiffin.

Jets could trade Cromartie instead of Revis | ProFootballTalk
The prevailing view inside and outside the Jets organization is that owner Woody Johnson has no desire to pay cornerback Darrelle Revis the kind of money he’d fetch on the open market.

Miscellaneous Stuff

NFL Cap Management: Some trades don't make dollars or sense |
It’s easy to throw out the notion of a trade; the idea to get equal or greater value, putting your club in a better CAP situation and or with a prime pick in the coming draft. If only it were that easy.

Moss plans to play at least one more year | ProFootballTalk
Receiver Randy Moss emerged from retirement to play for the 49ers this season. But if he manages to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, he won’t be walking off into the sunset with it like Michael Strahan or Jerome Bettis or John Elway.

Dockett wanted out if Cardinals kept Whisenhunt | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is in a good mood now, digging his new coach and joking that Twitter-sensation beauty queens aren’t his type.

Former Bears, Panthers safety Chris Harris retires | ProFootballTalk
One of the NFL’s best player Twitter accounts decided to call it a career this weekend. - Insider: Time is catching up to Brady
The following quotes are from NFL scouts, coaches and front-office personnel, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Terrell Owens offers Titus Young some advice | ProFootballTalk
With a couple of Twitter outbursts in recent weeks, Lions wide receiver Titus Young is showing some real potential when it comes to receivers flashing their diva side about not getting the ball enough to satisfy them.

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