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John Fox, Gary Kubiak ordeals spotlight grind of NFL coaching -
In the wake of recent health scares for John Fox and Gary Kubiak, NFL coaching stress has become a major topic of discussion. Brian Billick provides an educated -- and unique -- perspective on the matter.

Broncos News & Blogs

JT, Franklin among Broncos regulars back at practice - Denver Post
At Wednesday's practice, the Broncos were healthier than they'd been in weeks.

Broncos Build Strong Locker Room Culture |
Independent analyst Andrew Mason takes a look at the Broncos' locker room culture.

Del Rio Impressed by Team's Response |
Interim Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio said the team has been very "businesslike" in its approach to preparing for the Chargers despite the absence of its head coach.

Broncos will need production from under-the-radar guys | Cover 32
Peyton Manning is the quarterback. Von Miller is the star linebacker. Players like that are supposed to show up in big moments. They are paid big bucks to perform at the highest level.

Broncos, Chiefs early betting line is out | Cover 32
While it may be looking ahead for Denver (they still play in San Diego this weekend), Kansas City can fully focus on their biggest test of the season in the Mile High City in 11 days.

Broncos-Chargers: Week 10 Game Notes | Bronco Planet
The Broncos are on a special mission this week as they travel to San Diego for a divisional game with the Chargers. A win this Sunday will make Broncos Owner & CEO Pat Bowlen the first owner in professional football history to reach 300 overall wins in a three-decade span.

Doc’s Musings: What JDR faces - It's All Over, Fat Man!
During Jack Del Rio's first training camp as the Broncos' defensive coordinator, the players laughingly called him ‘The 12th Man’ because of how often he bounded onto the field to demonstrate where he wanted people and what he wanted them to do; his enthusiasm for the game is endless.

Broncos TDs Film Review: The Jaguars - AFC West - NFL News - Pro Football Spot
It’s been some time, but I can still remember watching this game and marveling at the Broncos. They began the game flummoxed by the Jaguars’ straightforward Cover 2 coverage. However, in the second half, they turned it around and absolutely put on a clinic. Here’s the film of those TDs!

Broncos Media

BTV Daily: Relying on Routine |
Replacing what's missing with the absence of Coach Fox will take a group effort, and getting ready for San Diego started the process.

Locker Room: Familiar Faces |
Shaun Phillips talks about facing his former team, and Kevin Vickerson gives praise to Mike McCoy and the Chargers offense.

Del Rio on Settling Into New Role |
Interim head coach / defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks to the press after Wednesday's practice.

Manning on Fox, Del Rio and Moving Forward |
Peyton Manning talks to the press after Wednesday's practice.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Job Posting: Common Sense Manager for the San Diego Chargers - Bolts From The Blue
John Gennaro creates, and applies for, the position of Common Sense Manager for the San Diego Chargers because they appear to need someone with an outside perspective to help them out.

The routes Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos like to run - Arrowhead Pride
The traditional game plan on stopping Denver will be out early next week. I wanted to give you an early taste of Peyton Manning's crew and what the Chiefs are up against. I picked out a handful of the Broncos touchdown plays to look at.

Terrelle Pryor "banged up" but practices full "felt very good" - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor left Sunday's game against the Eagles with a knee injury. At the time, the severity of the injury was unknown but Pryor headed to the locker room which was cause for some concern.

NFL News & Blogs

Richard Sherman on how he'd run the NFL if he had Roger Goodell's job | The MMQB
Imagine Richard Sherman taking over Roger Goodell's job as NFL commissioner. What would the Seattle Seahawks cornerback’s reign look like? For one, the interests of the guys in pads would be paramount.

Hartline: Jonathan Martin laughed about voice mail -
Miami Dolphins players spoke with raw emotion Wednesday defending Richie Incognito. Wide receiver Brian Hartline shed more details surrounding the much-discussed voice mail.

Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin reps to meet? -
Albert Breer reported that the NFL Players Association contacted the agents of Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin to request a meeting, according to a source apprised of the plan.

A position of strength -
There's nothing surprising about locker room bullying in football, or about Richie Incognito being a jerk. But that's, increasingly, not what the story of Incognito and Jonathan Martin is about.

Tony Dorsett, Leonard Marshall, Joe DeLamielleure diagnosed with CTE, per report -
Three NFL greats have all been diagnosed with the degenerative brain condition CTE.

The road to 0-16: Jaguars, Buccaneers chasing infamy -
The midway point of an NFL season is a good time to stop and take stock at where we are and where we thought we'd be, two places which are never symmetrical thanks to injuries, luck, and the general limited powers of human prediction.

Are 7 touchdowns created equal? -
Nick Foles unexpectedly joined rare company this weekend, now we look at whether it's fair to downplay his achievement in relation to Peyton Manning.

NFL teams have forgotten how to earn tough yards -
As the NFL continues to become more pass-friendly by the week, teams are forgetting how to get the crucial yards.

Why the QB vacuum? | National Football Post
NFL Europe was a real money loser for the NFL owners who funded it. As ticket sales and interest would steadily wane in many of the foreign markets, owners kept the teams playing even after it made no economic sense to keep them operating.

Predicting Critical Games That Will Shape Playoff Picture | Bleacher Report
Denver averages 42.9 points per game and has scored at least 33 points in every single contest this year. San Diego, on the other hand, has a high score this year of 33 points, which it achieved once, in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Analysis Notebook, Week 9 |
For all the coaching, practice and meticulous planning at this level there is nothing that can match pure, blind, dumb luck. Isn’t that great?

Power Rankings, Week 9 |
Taking a week to watch the action from above, Denver returns in Week 10 for an AFC West matchup against San Diego that will showcase a pair of deadly accurate QBs and serve as a primer for the resting Chiefs.

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