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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/20/13

Broncos Mt. Rushmore? John Elway, duh. Terrell Davis, without him no Super Bowls. Floyd Little, without him no franchise in Denver. Randy Gradishar, without him no first winning season and first Super Bowl appearance. Anyone else, put them at #5 and call it a day! Go Broncos!

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It’s Broncos’ Mt. Rushmore nomination time | ProFootballTalk
Any Broncomaniac who understands Broncos history will cull the list to Elway, TD, Floyd Little and Randy Gradishar. You could name a half dozen other guys #5 and I wouldn't really disagree, but from an historical standpoint, those four have impacted this franchise the most. ~Tim Lynch

Jon Heath Sports Media: Montee Ball Really Did Grow Up a Terrell Davis Fan
In his post-draft press conference last month, new Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball beamed with excitement over joining the team after following the franchise as a child.

Denver Broncos News and Blogs

Denver Broncos face big questions at start of NFL offseason practice - The Denver Post
For all Peyton Manning has accomplished as an NFL quarterback, he has zero completions and zero touchdown passes in the 2013 regular season.

Del Rio: Rahim Moore, Broncos 'over' playoff misplay -
Denver Broncos coaches say they have moved past Rahim Moore's playoff blunder and are expecting the young defensive back to forget about it, as well. Can Moore bounce back?

Beyond 140: Why Run Defense Matters |
Andrew Mason answers a question from Twitter on why run-stopping DTs are still valuable in a pass-heavy league.

Manning’s renegotiated contract cleared $2.5 million in cap space in 2013 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The new contract, which was originally reported by Mike Klis of The Denver Post, was initially believed to have no cash or salary cap implications, but that was not the case, a source with knowledge of the contract details confirmed to "Shutdown Corner".

City of Denver watches from sidelines as NFL owners vote on Super Bowl L (2016), SB LI (2017) | First-and-Orange
The Broncos and city of Denver are preparing an application to bid on hosting the Super Bowl in either 2018 (LII), 2019 (LIII) or 2020 (LIV).

Woodyard's Football Camp A Huge Success On and Off Field - Predominantly Orange
Many people forget that Denver Broncos starting linebacker Wesley Woodyard got his start in the NFL as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Kentucky.

Denver Broncos Off Season Progressing At Rapid Rate - Predominantly Orange
The 2013 NFL schedule has been released, the draft is over, offseason workout programs have been implemented, the stadium renovations appear to be complete, and the rookie mini-camp is over…

NFL News and Blogs

Raiders Nation: Charles Woodson, come to Oakland -
Charles Woodson is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport reported. Oakland's faithful fan base doesn't plan to let the Pro Bowl defensive back get away.

Twenty-nine NFL teams holding OTAs this week | ProFootballTalk
The 29 teams slated to conduct organized team practice activities (OTAs) are the Bears, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, 49ers, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Seahawks, Steelers and Texans.

Lions 2011 draft class hasn’t lived up to expectations | ProFootballTalk
Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley probably had a point last week when he said he and Ndamukong Suh were the best pair at their position in the league. But he’s also part of a less-distinguished record for the team. As noted by Anwar Richardson of MLive.

MHR FanPosts

With all of the technical difficulties over the last week, the FanPost section was out of commission for quite a good part of that. I wanted to take a moment and add several of the hot reads during that time, just in case they were missed by anyone.

An Overview of Manning's Career in the Playoffs.. Don't Be Affected by Prevailing Opinions - Mile High Report
In reading some of the comments of the many quality Broncos fans, I have come across a few comments here and there about Manning and the playoffs. The comments have denoted negativity in his playoff abilities.

Peyton Manning Cannot Play in the Cold: A Quick Statistical Analysis - Mile High Report
We've all heard it. Peyton is arguably the greatest fair weather quarterback in the history of the NFL.

Kickers (#?$#%?) - Critically Evaluating Prater's Performance - Mile High Report
I saw the post defending Prater and it raised some questions in my mind.

One More Field Goal. - Mile High Report
I've heard plenty of petty grumblings from uninformed fans about Matt Prater needing to be replaced!

Roster Projections Pre-Training Camp - Mile High Report
Hello friends, it has been almost a year since I have posted anything and thought I would come back with a little debate fodder for you!

Who Is Better Than The Broncos? - Mile High Report
I am one of those people who tries to take a realistic view of what the Broncos will be like.