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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/25/13

Is Shanny a Great Coach? For this Bronco fan the jury is still out. I'll need to see how his tenure in Washington plays out, because I got the sense Gary Kubiak made Mike Shanahan great and when he left the wheels came off pretty quickly.


Shanahan on RG3: "very special," can be one of the best ever | ProFootballTalk
Washington coach Mike Shanahan says quarterback Robert Griffin III isn't just a good young quarterback. Griffin is, according to Shanahan, a unique talent who has the potential to be the best ever to play the game.

Greatest Coaches in NFL History - Mike Shanahan - ESPN
Mike Shanahan, a former college quarterback whose teams have regularly ranked among the NFL's best on offense, was the fifth head coach to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Nalen: "We ran the same play five times"
On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos announced that former center Tom Nalen will be inducted into the team's Ring of Fame this fall.

Denver Broncos News and Blogs

Dave Costa: 1941-2013 |
It has been reported that former Broncos defensive tackle Dave Costa passed away earlier this week. He was 71.

Ronnie Hillman Stronger, Wiser in Year Two |
Running back Ronnie Hillman has added 15 pounds and plans to capitalize on a year of experience heading into his second NFL season.

Gray Matter: May 24 |
This week's Gray Matter fan mailbag talks camp surprises, fantasy running backs and Von Miller's ranking on NFL Network's Top 100.

Ronnie Hillman trying to make most of his time with Broncos starters - The Denver Post
The Broncos used a third-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft on Ronnie Hillman because they believe he can be an impact player in both the run game and as a receiver in their offense.

Great Broncos center Tom Nalen paved way for 1,000-yard rushers - The Denver Post
Broncos followers assumed Tom Nalen was a really good center. No one really knew for sure. Who watches blockers? Maybe there is a way, though, to quantify an offensive lineman. From 1995 through the first five games of 2007, there was one constant in the Broncos offensive line: Nalen.

Nickel is the new base - It's All Over, Fat Man!
The nickel formation is usually dated back to the early 1960s, when Jerry Williams of the Eagles used it to try and defend Chicago Bears tight end Mike Ditka.

Tom Nalen Gets Candid In Ring of Fame Press Conference - Predominantly Orange
If history has a way of repeating itself, then Broncos’ Country is in for a real treat.

Tom Nalen eleito ao Ring of Fame "
Em reconhecimento a todo o trabalho prestado à franquia, Tom Nalen será inserido no Ring of Fame do Denver Broncos. A cerimônia será realizada durante o jogo contra o Philadelphia Eagles no dia 29 de Setembro. Ele será o 24º jogador do Ring of Fame, o 7º daqueles times que venceram os Super Bowls, e se juntará a grandes nomes como John Elway, Rod Smith, Shannon Sharpe, Frank Tripucka, entre outros.

NFL News and Blogs

Former NFL GM says Urlacher is not a Hall of Famer - Windy City Gridiron
Of all the praise that has been heaped on Brian Urlacher since he announced his retirement Wednesday, most of it has involved the discussion, even assumption, that he will one day be enshrined in the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. Former Colts and Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi is not convinced.

Ron Jaworski believes Chip Kelly's offense won't work in the NFL -
The Philadelphia Eagles believe Chip Kelly's offense is going to be a success in the NFL, but Ron Jaworski doesn't feel the same.

Brian Urlacher didn't really retire as Green Bay Packer -
Brian Urlacher didn't really leave the Chicago Bears to sign a one-day contract with the Green Bay Packers and "go out a winner." Nobody believed it. Well ... almost nobody.

Ricardo Lockette 49ers' answer at wide receiver? -
Michael Crabtree’s Achilles injury has left San Francisco 49ers fans desperately searching far and wide for his replacement. Is their answer in Colin Kaepernick’s house?

Brett Favre settles suit connected to alleged racy texts -
Brett Favre is back in the news. The retired QB settled a lawsuit out of court that dated back to 2008, which was connected to Favre sending racy text messages to a massage therapist.

Titus Young appears in court, refuses to address judge | ProFootballTalk
Titus Young, the troubled former Lions receiver who has been arrested three times this month and has been in jail since May 11, appeared in court today but refused to address the judge. (WHAT AN IDIOT!!!! lol)

NFL sends union new HGH testing proposal | ProFootballTalk
While it’s probably too soon to claim progress, considering the two sides haven’t agreed on much to date, there is at least some movement between the NFL and the NFLPA on HGH testing.