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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/5/13

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2012 Season Review: Second Quarter
In the second installment of's four-part series reviewing the 2012 season, the Broncos use a 24-point comeback against San Diego to launch what becomes an 11-game winning streak.

One Final Monday Morning Manning "
Before we turn the page to 2013 for the Denver Broncos and the new National Football League season, we can take one final, last blog dealing with Monday Morning Manning.

Denver Broncos Videos

NFL Live OT: More Likely To Get Back To Super Bowl? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tim Hasselbeck and Eric Mangini discuss if the Ravens or the 49ers are more likely to be playing in Super Bowl XLVIII.

A Tale Of Two Super Bowls - ESPN Video - ESPN
Rick Reilly looks back at one of the strangest and greatest Super Bowls in recent memory.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Top five 2013 Super Bowl commercials - The Denver Post
Super Bowl advertisers spent $3.8 million per 30-second spot to pitch their brands to more than 100 million viewers. They employed celebrities — Kate Upton, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan, Psy — along with familiar talking babies, partying geriatrics and Clydesdales.

Super Bowl ads best capture audience when arresting party's entirety - The Denver Post
The biggest problem with the Super Bowl is you never know when to go to the bathroom.

2013 waiver period opens | ProFootballTalk
It’s the day after the Super Bowl, which means that all teams can now release players.

Super Bowl shows draft talent can be found anywhere - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
What happened in New Orleans on Sunday night, in and around the first Super Bowl power outage and a nail-biting, back-and-forth affair was another nod toward scouting.

Baltimore Ravens follow recent championship blueprint: Get hot, healthy late - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
When it comes to one team raising the trophy at season's end, the NFL is becoming like hockey.

Division News

What to do with Darrius Heyward-Bey? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders are over the salary cap, and will likely have to cut some players to help get under the cap.

Is Titus Young worth claiming? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs will have an interesting decision to make in regards to their first experience with the top waiver claiming priority in the NFL this offseason.

Change in store for Oakland's defensive line - AFC West Blog - ESPN
For the second straight year, as the new brass tries to rebuild, the Oakland Raiders will likely undergo major change this offseason.

AFC West franchise tag options - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The franchise tag signing period will open later this month. Let’s look at possible franchise tag options for the AFC West teams:

Report: Husain Abdullah to work out for Chiefs | ProFootballTalk
NFL safeties Husain and Hamza Abdullah did not play football in 2012, choosing instead to make a pilgrimage to Mecca as part of their observance of their Islamic faith.

NFL News

Ray Lewis once again dances around issue of Super Bowl XXXIV murders | ProFootballTalk
When attending the Super Bowl, it’s difficult to watch much/any of the pregame coverage.

Holding on intentional safety exposes loophole in rules | ProFootballTalk
In Super Bowl XLVI, the unintended use of an extra man on defense exposed a loophole that the NFL promptly closed. In Super Bowl XLVII, another loophole has been exposed.

The Small Decisions That Cost The 49ers The Super Bowl
Super Bowl XLVII turned out to be a close game that hinged on a few critical plays at the end—shocking, given the score when the power went out - Super Bowl falls short of TV ratings record
Between a partial power outage, overly excited quarterback and a game that suddenly turned from snoozer to sizzler, CBS had its hands full with the Super Bowl.

John Harbaugh: "I way overreacted" to power outage | ProFootballTalk
During the Super Bowl XLVII power outage, Ravens coach John Harbaugh spent a couple minutes shouting at a stadium official on the sideline, and he also yelled at the on-field officials. At his press conference on Monday morning, Harbaugh said he went too far.

Free Agency

Five NFL offseason storylines to keep an eye on | National Football Post
Revis, Te'o's draft stock, Flacco's contract and more.

Mike Wallace's future with Steelers looks bleak -
While Antonio Brown wants to spend his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the same won't be said of impending free agent Mike Wallace.

Super Bowl champs face critical free agency period | ProFootballTalk
The Baltimore Ravens have just over a month to bask on the glory of their football world championship. The free agency period will open on March 12, and G.M. Ozzie Newsome has likely already begun assessing the state of his team, which is littered with question marks. By our count, the Ravens have 13 impending unrestricted free agents, at least - Lions release WR Young
The Lions cut WR Titus Young on Monday, the team’s website reported.

Steelers officially part ways with Chris Rainey | ProFootballTalk
When running back Chris Rainey was arrested on charges of slapping his girlfriend in the face, the Steelers made it clear that he wouldn’t be welcomed back to the team in 2013.

Ted Ginn’s father wants him out of San Francisco | ProFootballTalk
During Super Bowl week, Ted Ginn passed on a chance to air grievances about his lack of a role in the 49ers offense.

2013 Draft

Professional Football Player Personnel - The Ties That Bind |
Another professional football season has come to an end and focus now transfers towards retooling and rebuilding for the 2013 NFL Regular Season.

The FBI of Angles: UNC RB Giovani Bernard | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I have much affection for the game of former Colts and Canes running back Edgerrin James.

Emerging Talents: Lamar Miller | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Evan Silva termed Miami running back Lamar Miller "the early preseason-buzz MVP."

Coaching Carousel

Report: Rams have met with Dick Jauron | ProFootballTalk
When the Rams moved on from their near-marriage to Rob Ryan, Dick Jauron jumped to the top of the list of names rumored to be in the running for their defensive coordinator job.

Panthers hire veteran assistant Bruce DeHaven | ProFootballTalk
The Panthers didn’t hire an experienced special teams coach, but they may now have the league’s most experienced assistant to the assistant.


Questions raised about viability of halftime show in NY/NJ | ProFootballTalk
Of the many concerns about next year’s Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey, there are now doubts as to whether there can even be a halftime show because of the unpredictability of winter weather.

Jaguars will be getting a new look | ProFootballTalk
The Super Bowl is over, the offseason is here, which means everything is geared toward the 2013 season

Go Broncos!

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