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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/10/13

I actually think Robert Ayers is a quality starting defensive lineman, but I have sincere doubts in his ability to be a premier pass rushing defensive end. Either way, I think the Broncos should keep him around even if he doesn't become that top flight pass rusher.

Streeter Lecka

Robert Ayers in a rush to shine for the Denver Broncos - The Denver Post
After a two-year hiatus, expectations of top-tier production have again been placed upon Robert Ayers.

For a good time, go sign this anti-Tebow petition - It's All Over, Fat Man!
TJ threw down the gauntlet and it was good to see that MHR-ites out there got my back. I ribbed TJ pretty good in both this post and in email, but I'm fairly certain I am less pro-Tebow than they are anti-Tebow. It's all in good fun, of course!

NFLN's Top 100 Plays: Decker's One-Hand Grab
Wide receiver Eric Decker calls in to "NFL AM" to discuss his spot on the 'Top 100 Plays of 2012' list.

Win Correlation - Yards Per Touchdown :: Queue Stats
This is the second part of a study on the correlation between a single statistic and winning football games. The first part discussed Plays/TD which has the highest correlation to winning football games of any stat.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Broncos offensive tackle Orlando Franklin is healthy after procedures - The Denver Post
Finally, Franklin suffered a bout of good-natured embarrassment. With both courage and kindness, Franklin agreed to step in front of roughly 30 teammates and a live television audience to conduct an interview. As he was speaking, Franklin received baseball's tried-and-true prank of a shaving cream pie to the face.

2013 Denver Bronco CFA’s: Lucas Reed | Bronco Planet
The Denver Broncos have viable weapons in their Tight End corps with Joel Dreessen, Jacob Tamme, Virgil Green and Julius Thomas. It would seem that they are set at the position since the team kept all four last year.

Sacking Dr. Omalu - It's All Over, Fat Man!
The continuing story of Dr. David Chao, team physician for the San Diego Chargers, plays out like a bad comedy. This time, he was exposed as part of the effort to undermine the work of the man whose research discovered the disease of the brain that is caused by repeated trauma - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. That man is Dr. Bennet Omalu.

Rookie Minicamp Participants |
A look at the 31 players that will be participating in the Broncos' 2013 Rookie Minicamp.

Peyton Manning Bids Farewell to Ronde Barber |
16-year veteran Ronde Barber retired from the NFL Wednesday. Peyton Manning said he'll miss playing against the career Buccaneer.

Painter First Draft Pick to Sign |
The Broncos signed sixth-round draft pick Vinston Painter on Thursday.

Toss the Pigskin with Peyton Manning at Broncos Training Camp - Predominantly Orange
Ever dream of tossing the football around with Peyton Manning? One lucky fan and his or her five friends will have the chance to do so during Broncos’ training camp 2013.

Robert Ayers precisa de uma boa temporada "
Jogador da universidade do Tennessee, o defensive end Robert Ayers foi selecionado no draft de 2009 com a pick 18 da primeira rodada e está em seu último ano de contrato. E todo jogador selecionado na primeira rodada do draft carrega fortes expectativas dos técnicos e, principalmente, da torcida.

NFL News & Blogs

Sen. John McCain aims to eliminate NFL TV blackouts -
Sen. John McCain introduced the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013 on Thursday. One of the bill's aims is to eliminate NFL television blackouts.

Roger Goodell: Gay NFL player 'will be accepted' -
Roger Goodell has the utmost confidence in NFL players. That's why the commissioner says there won't be any problems if an NFL player comes out as homosexual.

Roger Goodell: NFL wants Dolphins to stay in Miami -
Miami voters weren't able to vote on a proposal about Dolphins Stadium renovations. But that doesn't mean the NFL wants to see the Dolphins move out of Miami, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.

NFL Evolution - Health & Safety
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stopped by the NFL Media office Thursday in Culver City, Calif., and took time for a Q&A with reporter Steve Wyche.

Manti Te'o, San Diego Chargers reach contract -
Manti Te'o was one of four draft picks the San Diego Chargers signed Thursday. First-round pick D.J. Fluker still is without a contract, and the Chargers' rookie minicamp is this weekend.

Browns reportedly debated blockbuster draft trade -
The Cleveland Browns reportedly came close to pulling off a major trade during the 2013 NFL Draft that would have re-shaped the entire franchise. Find out how Barkevious Mingo was involved.

Daniel Snyder: Redskins 'NEVER' will change nickname -
The Washington Redskins might one day change their name. You can argue it's inevitable. It's just not going to happen on Daniel Snyder's watch.

Jacksonville Jaguars fans: Tim Tebow shouldn't be on our team -
Tim Tebow's link to the Jacksonville Jaguars has led to supportive ads and negative websites. In an interview with Steve Wyche, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell shares his thoughts on the QB.

Division Power Rankings: NFC West rises to the top -
It wasn't so long ago that the NFC West was viewed as an also-ran division. (One year, in fact.) Is it now the best division in professional sports?

Ronde Barber retires: A career retrospective -
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber announced his retirement on Wednesday, so we take a look at what was probably a Hall of Fame career.

Seahawks DT Greg Scruggs has ACL surgery on right knee | ProFootballTalk
The Seattle Seahawks took a blow to their depth along the defensive line with the announcement by the team Thursday evening that defensive tackle Greg Scruggs had underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.

Backup quarterbacks helped Rams decide on Austin, Bailey | ProFootballTalk
When NFL teams pick players who excelled in college football, it's difficult to know whether they'll thrive at the next level. For the Rams, who picked both of West Virginia's star receivers in the 2013 draft, the decision was assisted by a pair of backup quarterbacks -- Kellen Clemens and Austin...

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