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Fran Tarkenton Punks Jim Irsay - Horse Tracks

Oh man, what a stud Fran Tarkenton is. As a fan of NFL history, he has always been my favorite old school quarterback thanks to his mobility, fourth quarter magic, and heartbreaking record in the Super Bowl. As a young Broncos fans in the early 90's, I certainly identified with that.

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▶ Fran Tarkenton on Jim Irsay's Peyton Manning Comments - YouTube
Fran discusses the recent comments by Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, about former franchise quarterback Peyton Manning. Follow Fran on Twitter @Fran_Tarkenton for more of his views on the NFL. (MUST SEE TV RIGHT HERE - TL)

Broncos News & Blogs

John Fox knows what he's doing taking on Jim Irsay -
Broncos coach John Fox and Colts owner Jim Irsay have traded comments on Peyton Manning's departure from Indianapolis. With the reunion game just days away, Gregg Rosenthal tries to make sense of it all.

Are the Colts better off with Andrew Luck? -
Indianapolis was fortunate enough to replace one franchise quarterback with another, but was it the right move?

Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning have been two best quarterbacks in 2013 | The MMQB
The two best quarterbacks of 2013 square off Sunday when Indianapolis hosts Denver. While all attention will be on Peyton Manning's homecoming, don't lose focus on the Colts' new franchise QB and his transcendent improvisational skills

NFL Week Seven Bold Predictions: Von Miller Gone Sacking - NFL Mocks
Week seven offers all sorts of juicy NFL plot twists as the halfway point approaches. So where can the bold predictions come true?

Manning on Emotions Leading to Sunday |
Quarterback Peyton Manning was asked how he'll feel walking back into Lucas Oil Stadium as a visitor this Sunday.

Miller Has 'Outstanding' Return to Practice |
Linebacker Von Miller returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time in the regular season.

Von Miller practices with Broncos for first time since suspension - Denver Post
With twice as many cameras as usual dotting the sideline of the Broncos practice field on Wednesday, Von Miller suited up for Denver for the first time since his August suspension.

Colts coach, QB unfazed by owner's touchy comments on Peyton Manning - Denver Post
Only 24 hours after Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's comments about Peyton Manning — which were largely interpreted as disparaging — hit the Internet, Indianapolis coach Chuck

Expect the unexpected | Cover 32
Football has taught me a lot of things. It has taught me that I know myself better than anyone else, so if I know I am capable of something I should pursue it no matter what anyone says.

Broncos-Colts: Week 7 Game Capsule | Bronco Planet
The Indianapolis Colts will host the Broncos on Sunday night as Quarterback Peyton Manning returns to Lucas Oil Stadium. Manning leads the NFL with 2,179 yards, 22 Touchdowns – the most ever through the first six games of a season – and a 128.8 Passer Rating.

Even at 6-0, are Broncos trending downward? - Predominantly Orange
At the rate they are going, the Denver Broncos are going to be a really good football team … next season

All Sport Nation: Jim Irsay Strikes Again
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is an idiot. Irsay is getting to the point where is mostly known as a loudmouth. When he is not tweeting way more than an owner of a professional sports team should, he is verbalizing his opinions through different channels of media.

Broncos Media

BTV Daily: Indy Return 'Unique' for Manning |
Peyton Manning admits this won't be like any other week, but in the end, he knows he owes all of his focus to his Denver teammates.

Locker Room: Handling the Hype |
Players talk about Peyton Manning returning to Indianapolis and Von Miller being back at practice.

BTV Daily: Miller Practices |
Von Miller joins the team for his first practice Wednesday at Dove Valley.

Fox on Manning, Miller |
Head Coach John Fox talks about Peyton Manning returning to Indianapolis and Von Miller being back at practice.

Manning on Return to Indy |
Peyton Manning talks to the press after Wednesday's practice.

AFC West Rival Roundup

How Andy Reid can remain unbeaten against Houston - Arrowhead Pride
We have now entered into Week 7. The Chiefs are setting NFL and franchise records left and right. For the second time in Andy Reid's career, he can start a season 7-0.

Raiders defense finding success through creating confusion - Silver And Black Pride
Opposing offenses have found it difficult to crack the Raiders defense of late.

Oakland Coliseum City planning gets go ahead from city council - Silver And Black Pride
major step in the efforts to keep the Raiders in Oakland occurred Tuesday evening. The city council voted yes to the proposal by the Bay Investment Group to extend the planning period for the Coliseum City development project.

Mike McCoy's decision to kick a FG was the right call - Bolts From The Blue
Late in the fourth quarter, Mike McCoy made the decision to kick a FG against the Indianapolis Colts on 4th & 1. Luckily, Chargers kicker Nick Novak made that FG, but many claim the decision was the wrong one.

NFL News & Blogs

Washington Redskins nickname drama has simple solution | The MMQB with Peter King
The realization that a fair and successful negotiation is one in which neither side gets everything it wants or walks away entirely happy with the result has been lost in Washington for quite a while now, and could stand being blared from loudspeakers 24/7 until the message sinks in.

Jay Ratliff issues statement on release from Cowboys -
Former Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff is speaking out about his dismissal from Dallas.

The Notebook: Home field embarrassment -
Former NFL defensive end Stephen White puts a pair of coaching decisions under the microscope, one good and one bad. Also, two of the game's top linebackers right now are being overlooked, and Green Bay has a new closer.

Daily Win: Mike Tomlin hates everything -
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has banned touchdown flipping and ping pong, so Dan Rubenstein holds a mini funeral for the small amount of fun left in professional football

Should the NFL get rid of Thursday Night Football? | National Football Post
Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis had completed one of the most impressive medical recoveries in football history.

Advanced NFL Stats: Team Efficiency Rankings: Week 6
Not much movement in the rankings this week, at least compared to the first three installations. As I alluded to last week, the GWP gaps should start to solidify as the sample size becomes larger and teams separate themselves more definitively.

Advanced NFL Stats: Analyzing the Patriots' 4th Down Calls
This Sunday, the Patriots found themselves down six points to the Saints with only 1:13 left in the game. In that span, Tom Brady was able to lead a drive down the field, connecting on a 17-yard pass to Kenbrell Thompkins in the left corner of the end zone to complete one of Boston’s two major come-from-behind wins of the day.

Power Rankings, Week 6 |
Not as dominant a display as it might have been, but the expected win over the Jaguars did come and the Broncos march on, watching as the team trailing them in the ranks is picked off for the second week in a row. That’s five weeks at the top for Denver as they head to Indy for a weekend of Manning-Luck comparisons.

NFL Report Card After 6 Weeks | Fanspeak NFL Blog
Best team so far as they rack up points at record pace. Now Von Miller returns from too short of a suspension.

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