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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/23/13

An Intern was apparently hired who was not alive the last time the Kansas City Chiefs won a playoff game. This is only our top story today because of all of the lovely Chiefs fans who trolled my recent rankings post. Go Chiefs! The 1990's rock!

Kids born in the year of the Chiefs last playoff win are now adults - Arrowhead Pride
Kids born in the year of the Chiefs last playoff win are now entering the work force. Relevance is hard to come by these days.

Alex Smith prefers to focus on wins not stats | ProFootballTalk
Last year, then-49ers quarterback Alex Smith caused a stir by pointing out that stats don't supersede wins. While that concept isn't controversial standing alone, Smith's decision to point to the Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton gave it a little extra edge. lolz

Denver Broncos Videos

Top 20 Games of 2012: Week 6 DEN vs. SD |
NFL Network's Elliot Harrison joins the cast of "NFL AM" to discuss's top 20 games of 2012. Find out who made the list so far, and where the Denver Broncos' 24-point comeback over the San Diego Chargers in Week 6 is ranked.

Gase Talks OTAs, Speeding Up Offense |
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase talks about what he's seen three days into OTAs and what fans could expect to see this year.

Vasquez Settling In |
Guard Louis Vasquez talks about why he's already comfortable with his new team.

Hillman Adds Weight, Ready for Year Two |
Second year running back Ronnie Hillman on why he's bulked up and ready for his second season.

Thomas on WR Depth |
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas talks about how Wes Welker will help the offense.

Denver Broncos News and Blogs

Tom Nalen elected to Denver Broncos' Ring of Fame as its 24th member - The Denver Post
Tom Nalen, who played 14 seasons with the Broncos, including the teams back-to-back Super Bowl victories, was elected to the teams Ring of Fame on Wednesday.

Adam Gase urging Broncos quarterbacks at OTAs to shift gears on fly - The Denver Post
As the Broncos work through their first set of organized team activities, offensive coordinator Adam Gase said the teams offense will try to pick up the pace in the coming season.

Broncos' Jack Del Rio sees an even better Von Miller on the horizon - The Denver Post
Von Miller has played only two seasons for the Broncos, but he already has carved out a tidy slice of the teams record book.

Nalen Surprised by Election to Ring of Fame |
On Wednesday, longtime Broncos center Tom Nalen received an unexpected call letting him know he's headed to the Broncos Ring of Fame.

Tom Nalen's Career in Photos |
View images of Tom Nalen, who became the team's 24th Ring-of-Famer on Wednesday.

Picking up the Tempo |
Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase talked about how the offense will play faster in 2013.

Bruton Speaks at YESS Institute Celebration |
Safety David Burton served as the keynote speaker at YESS Institute's Mentoring Celebration at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Is the Pistol Formation Coming to Denver Broncos Offense? | Bleacher Report
The Denver Broncos have strict media regulations when it comes to photography of their practice sessions, especially in regard to formations and player personnel. But when it comes to photos released by the team—photos that can be accessed by every other team in the NFL—it’s a different story.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Broncos Induct Tom Nalen into Ring of Fame
The Denver Broncos announced on Wednesday that former center Tom Nalen has been elected as the 24th member of the team's Ring of Fame.

Von Miller and Sport Science - It's All Over, Fat Man!
As we've noted here at IAOFM, new Denver draftees Sylvester Williams and Montee Ball were featured in segments for ESPN's excellent Sport Science.

Denver Broncos Waive RB Mario Fannin - Predominantly Orange
There’s a constant tinkering with the roster in the NFL. The Denver Broncos waived running back Mario Fannin, it was announced on Wednesday.

Who needs another ring more: Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? - NFL Videos
Darren Sharper and Heath Evans debate if New England Patriots QB Tom Brady or Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is closer to the big game and which of the quarterbacks' legacy would be boosted by another Super Bowl ring.

NFL News and Blogs

The NFL's great Super Bowl swindle -
Miami kind of has everything. The city boasts Art Basel, beaches and Pitbull. But there's one thing it can't have: the Super Bowl.

Steelers quarterback Landry Jones talks about his religion and gay athletes - Outsports
The former Oklahoma standout says his Christian perspective on homosexuality would not affect his treatment of a gay teammate

Chuck Norris: Tim Tebow should be Jacksonville Jaguar -
In the latest example of why the Internet is the best thing ever, the world now has possession of a 1,463-word manifesto by Chuck Norris expressing his admiration and respect for Tim Tebow. Yup.

Jim Harbaugh: Michael Crabtree shouldn't miss season -
Coach Jim Harbaugh insists Michael Crabtree is not expected to miss the full 2013 NFL season after undergoing Achilles tendon surgery. What can the San Francisco 49ers expect when he returns?

Brian Urlacher: If Lovie still was with Chicago Bears, I would be, too - NFL Videos
Brian Urlacher joins Andrew Siciliano on "NFL Total Access" to discuss why he decided to retire and what could have caused him to stick around for at least one more year.

Top 50 Fantasy Running back Rankings: Part II | Fanspeak Fantasy Football
This running back situation is very much up in the air with Knowshon Moreno, Willis McGahee and Ronnie Hillman in the mix as well. I'm expecting to see a Moreno get released and Ball and McGahee be the primary ball carriers. Though John Fox typically doesn't use rookie RB's, Ball could be the exception to the rule.

Getting your foot in the sports door | National Football Post
Since it’s that time of year when many students are graduating, I thought I’d shed some light on how they might separate themselves from the hordes that would love to work in sports. Getting a job in sports is no easy task. The reality is that it’s a competitive field filled with nepotism and high hurdles of entry.

League takes issue with AP column | ProFootballTalk
When NFL spokesman Greg Aiello takes issue with something we write on PFT, he calls us out via Twitter. When he doesn't like something written by the Associated Press, Aiello breaks out the typewriter. Aiello has written a lengthy response to a column from Jim Litke of the AP.

Niners mum on plans to replace Crabtree | ProFootballTalk
With receiver Michael Crabtree out indefinitely due to a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered on Tuesday, the 49ers now must decide how to replace him. Coach Jim Harbaugh has opted not to disclose whether they team will consider adding players not currently on the team.

Dennis Allen: Charles Woodson brings swagger to Oakland | ProFootballTalk
Charles Woodson's return to Oakland has excited plenty of Raiders fans and it sounds like coach Dennis Allen is pretty excited about the chance to coach the team's 1998 first-round pick.