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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/31/13

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Bailey, Miller to Visit Troops in Afghanistan
Cornerback Champ Bailey and linebacker Von Miller are scheduled to travel to Afghanistan in March with the USO.

Miller Talks Nutrition
Linebacker Von Miller talked about the importance of nutrition and what he's learned in his first two years in the NFL.

Miller Missed Pro Bowl with Shoulder Injury
Linebacker Von Miller withdrew from the Pro Bowl due to a shoulder injury, but expects not to miss any further time.

Torrey Smith on Champ Bailey
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith talks about his respect for Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey.

Stokley: ‘I Still Love This Game’
Wide receiver Brandon Stokley said he isn't ready to retire after a productive 2012 campaign.

With a Smile, Ray Lewis Denies Extract Allegations -
A day after swiftly brushing off a report that he had used a banned performance enhancing substance this season to help recover from a torn triceps, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis strongly rebuffed the allegations on Wednesday.

PFT Live: Did Lewis find a loophole? | ProFootballTalk
As PFT counts down to Super Bowl XLVII, Mike Florio discusses the latest on Ray Lewis PED’s accusations, Randy Moss‘ proclamation that he’s the greatest WR of all time, and Rob Ryan’s lost job in Saint Louis.

Super Bowl quotes and trivia as Ravens-49ers showdown nears - The Denver Post
Super Bowl XLVII — that's Super Bowl No. 47 for those of us not up to speed on Roman numerals — is nearly upon us. - Super Bowl matchup: 49ers TE Davis vs. Ravens back seven
In his first start, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick helped revive Vernon Davis’ season. Kaepernick found Davis a season-high six times for 83 yards and a TD, and it was said that this new combination would help free up Davis and unleash a new element to the 49ers’ offense. - Pierce, James diversify Super Bowl rushing attacks
Ravens RB coach Wilbert Montgomery has played in one Super Bowl and coached in another, losing the first and winning the second. He has been a player and coach in the NFL for a combined 25 years, so he has pretty good perspective on these sorts of things

Jim Harbaugh calls Greg Roman’s offense "revolutionary" | ProFootballTalk
San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh says his offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, is changing the way people think about offensive football.

Denver Broncos Videos

Coach Fox Mic'd Up
Head Coach John Fox was wired for sound during Sunday's Pro Bowl.

NFL32OT: Alex Smith's Future Still Bright - ESPN Video - ESPN
Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss Alex Smith's future. Eric Mangini breaks down how the Ravens can defend against Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss who they would like on their team; Aldon Smith or J.J. Watt.

Chicago Hot Button: Should the Bears re-sign Brian Urlacher? - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Chicago's Tom Waddle explains why there's no simple answer to whether the Bears should re-sign linebacker Brian Urlacher.

The Best Of The Best - ESPN Video - ESPN
Which player taking the field on Sunday is the best athlete of the bunch? Dan Graziano talks with the 49ers and the Ravens to find out

Marshall Faulk Feels Cheated - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ron Jaworski and Mark Schlereth discuss Marshall Faulk's comments about the Rams Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

Countdown Daily Super Bowl Week: Wednesday - ESPN Video - ESPN
Trey Wingo and Herm Edwards discuss Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco and Aldon Smith

Inside the Huddle: Gore, kicking slumps, comebacks and Cardinal Fitzgerald - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton explores the fountain of youth for Frank Gore, Akers kicking slump, Raven Bryant McKinnie's comeback and Larry Fitzgerald's future catches.

Dallas Hot Button: Bring Back Anthony Spencer? - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton answers this week's Dallas Hot Button. The burning question: Should the Dallas Cowboys bring back Pro Bowler LB Anthony Spencer?

Future Of The NFL - ESPN Video - ESPN
Dan Graziano and Pat Yasinskas talk about what they learned in speaking with current and former players about the future of the NFL

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos Von Miller and his lasting energy at Super Bowl - Mike Klis
Von Miller was here helping to promote Gatorade’s move into the scientific, high-end sports-performance market. Gatorade now has protein pre-workout and recovery products.

Randy Moss is half the NFL greatest receiver ever - Mike Klis
Randy Moss said during Super Bowl XLVII media day Tuesday that he believes he’s the greatest receiver to ever play the game.

Broncos' Ben Garland continues to impress with work ethic, quick feet - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Glad to see that the Broncos signed Ben Garland to a futures/reserve contract. Do you have any insight into the Broncos' thoughts on Garland?

Ozzie Newsome has done a super job building the Baltimore Ravens - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
As much as folks in Denver may not want to consider what the Baltimore Ravens have accomplished in recent weeks or years, it's worth noting that the Ravens provide a framework for the Broncos.

Ravens opened up the passing game with more rushing attempts - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Set to pick up the option on Peyton Manning's contract in the coming weeks, the Broncos also have promised to pick up the pace on offense with Adam Gase calling the plays as offensive coordinator next fall.

Denver expected to get formal invite to bid for Super Bowl - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
In a city where there's land below sea level, the air is thick and stomachs are filled with gumbo and catfish, it's not easy finding minds open to a Super Bowl played at a mile high, where the air is thin and the temperature chills moisture into snow.

NFL News

NFL Communications - Super Bowl XLVII Officials Named "
Referee JEROME BOGER will lead the seven-man crew of game officials selected to work Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the NFL announced today.

NFL Referees Association congratulates officials selected for Super Bowl XLVII | ProFootballTalk
An unexpected controversy has arisen regarding the selection of referee Jerome Boger to wear the white hat for Super Bowl XLVII. Some think that he didn’t earn it, the league says he did.

NFL Communications - New Jersey Senators to introduce resolution honoring NFL Films pioneer Steve Sabol "
To memorialize one of New Jersey’s most innovative entrepreneurs, Senators Diane Allen and Dawn Marie Addiego (both R-Burlington) announced that they are introducing on Monday a resolution honoring NFL Films pioneer Steve Sabol.

Foxworth says mistrust between NFLPA, NFL an impediment to HGH agreement | ProFootballTalk
Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live: Vagabond Week included a chance meeting with NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth, which led to an unscheduled special segment of the show.

NFLPA appeals Judge Doty ruling on collusion claim | ProFootballTalk
In late December, the NFL’s long-time judicial nemesis threw a rare bone to the league, dismissing the NFLPA’s claim that the owners colluded during the uncapped year of 2010 with an allegedly secret salary cap.

18-game season is "still on the table" | ProFootballTalk
With the Commissioner’s annual pre-Super Bowl press conference a day away, a topic that many presume has disappeared has now been resurrected.

2013 Draft

Players that stood out during Wednesday's practices at Texas VS The Nation Game. | National Football Post
NFP breaksdown the players who stepped up in today's Texas VS The Nation practices.

Players that struggled during Wednesday's practices at the Texas VS The Nation Game. | National Football Post
NFP offers insight into players who struggled during Wednesday's practices at the Texas VS The Nation Game.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher
I spend most of my time at the Senior Bowl practices following skill players around the field. I don’t watch a lot of line play in Mobile. Even so, it was difficult not to hear about Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher.

Free Agency

Eagles expected to sign Dennis Dixon after Super Bowl | ProFootballTalk
Florio speculated just last week that former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon — currently of the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad — could reunite with college coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia

Coaching Carousel

Steelers to hire Redskins Danny Smith as special teams coach | ProFootballTalk
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been searching for a new special teams after Amos Jones elected to join Bruce Arians’ staff with the Arizona Cardinals.

Caldwell: Some question legitimacy of minority interviews | ProFootballTalk
Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is one of two minority play-callers in the NFL, in a year when none of the available head coaching jobs went to minority candidates

Ron Rivera: Shula hire was to ensure continuity | ProFootballTalk
When the Panthers replaced offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski with quarterbacks coach Mike Shula, the obvious message was that the team wanted stability on offense.

Hue Jackson to slide over to coach RBs in Cincinnati | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals aren’t going to look long, or far, to replace retired running backs coach Jim Anderson.

Tony Oden is the new Buccaneers defensive backs coach | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers had the league’s worst pass defense in 2012, which is probably why they didn’t put up much of a fight when defensive backs coach Ron Cooper wanted to take a job at the University of South Florida. - Colts add two assistants
The Colts added Hal Hunter and Tim Berbenich to the team’s offensive coaching staff on Wednesday. - Cowboys name Bisaccia special-teams coordinator
The Cowboys officially named Rich Bisaccia their new special-teams coordinator on Wednesday.

Ted Monachino respects Chip Kelly but has not talked to Eagles | ProFootballTalk
Ravens linebackers coach Ted Monachino is aware of the reports that he could be the Eagles’ next defensive coordinator, but he says media reports are all he knows about it.

Ray Horton says Browns defense doesn’t need personnel overhaul | ProFootballTalk
The Browns finally got around to firing defensive coordinator Dick Jauron on Monday, which meant that they could officially introduce defensive coordinator Ray Horton at a press conference on Tuesday.

Dolphins announce several coaching changes | ProFootballTalk
During the 2012 season, Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman did double duty as quarterbacks coach.

Report: Bucs fire their special teams coach | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers filled an opening on their coaching staff Wednesday while creating one at the same time.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Antler Spray, fake girlfriends and America | National Football Post
If nothing else, Ray Lewis and Manti Te’o have given us plenty to laugh about over these last few weeks

Hue Jackson apologizes for introducing Ray Lewis to S.W.A.T.S. owner | ProFootballTalk
At a time when Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis vehemently has denied any use of banned substances in connection with his recovery from a torn triceps or at any other time in his 17-year career, a former Ravens assistant has confirmed that he introduced Lewis to the owner of Sports With Alternatives To Steroids (S.W.A.T.S.).

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