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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/10/13

Another God awful slow news day... thank goodness some mandatory crap is happening soon. I've watched just about every single highlight video anyone has made for the Broncos on YouTube already. 87 more days...


Broncos Six-Pack: What we learned from OTAs - Mile High Report
The running back shuffle, questions at safety and middle linebacker, and two quarterbacks that look better in Year Two in Denver. Here's what we learned during the Denver Broncos 2013 OTAs.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Way-too-early picks for final four: Packers-Falcons, Broncos-Steelers -
June is always a time to reflect and speculate when it comes to the NFL. I was recently asked who I like for the conference championship games and the Super Bowl this season.

Hester's Role Not Defined by One Position |
You can call Jacob Hester a fullback, as he is listed on the Broncos' official roster. You can call him a running back, too. But neither of these position descriptions would be completely accurate – at least not with the role he has right now.

‘That Rah-Rah Screaming Stuff’ "
"We needed guys to step up in that role. He has accepted it," said 12-time Pro Bowler Champ Bailey, a leader in his own right. "I like it. He works hard, he’s here every day. He thinks he is going to be the best at his position and I love that confidence about him."

Wes Welker finally able to be himself as member of the Denver Broncos - Yahoo! Sports
Wes Welker sat back in a plush, leather chair in the lobby of the Denver Broncos' training facility last week, conducting a post-workout interview without revealing the slightest hint of stress.

NFL News and Blogs

Mark Davis: I support Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie -
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis fired public relations director Zak Gilbert last week. This week, he said the dismissal wasn't intended as a move to put general manager Reggie McKenzie on notice.

Dukes' top 5 backup quarterbacks - NFL Videos
Jamie Dukes counts down his top five backup quarterbacks. Find out which signal-caller is the best No. 2 on the depth chart.

Slight discrepancy regarding speed of Wilson’s first pitch | ProFootballTalk
We pointed out late Friday (or possibly early Saturday) that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Friday night's game between the Mariners and the Yankees.

Cortland Finnegan: If the Rams don’t win it all, the Lions will | ProFootballTalk
If you were to rank the NFL teams in order of how likely they are to win the Super Bowl, I'm guessing you wouldn't put the Rams first and the Lions second. In fact, you probably wouldn't put either the Rams or the Lions in your Top 10. But Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan would.

Ravens owner wants Flacco to fill Ray Lewis’s leadership void | ProFootballTalk
On most teams, it would go without saying that the Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback is the leader. But in Baltimore, where Ray Lewis has been the undisputed leader of the Ravens for years, owner Steve Bisciotti made a specific point of telling quarterback Joe Flacco that it's his team now.

Jim Brown thinks the NFL should follow NASCAR’s lead on safety | ProFootballTalk
Jim Brown wants the NFL to be more like NASCAR. Brown, the former Browns running back who's regarded by many football historians as the greatest player in the history of the sport, says that NASCAR has been quicker to adopt changes to make its sport safer than the NFL has.

Sanchez thinks Jets’ QB competition is "an awesome situation" | ProFootballTalk
If Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is unhappy about having to compete with rookie Geno Smith this summer, he's not showing it. Instead, Sanchez says he loves the fact that he's competing, and he considers Organized Team Activities a lot of fun. "I’m having a great time," Sanchez said.