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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/29/13

That's right, the NFL politely bowed out of helping the government promote Obamacare. I could offer an opinion on what I think that means, but the ensuing hate-filled screaming match with users is counterproductive to the purity of this website as a haven for Broncos fans of all political leanings. Remember that when you feel the urge to vomit all over this thread. ;)


NFL declines to promote Obamacare | ProFootballTalk
The President wants a favor from the NFL, unrelated to avoiding an international incident with Russia. The NFL has told him nyet. According to the Washington Post, the league won't be assisting with the promotion of Obamacare.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Manning says Broncos will use routes Wes Welker ran with Patriots -
Welker is coping with new surroundings for the first time in more than half a decade, but he does have some familiar old patterns to help him get acclimated.

Examining What Wes Welker's Role Will Be in Denver Broncos Offense in 2013 | Bleacher Report
Last week, I wrote an article which stated that slot receiver Wes Welker is simply a replacement for Brandon Stokley, not a top-10 receiver that will put the Denver Broncos over the top.

Training Camp Storylines: Key Position Battles |
In part two of this five part series, the team media staff look at which positions could be the most competitive during camp.

Gray Matter Mailbag: Camp, DRC and Matchups |
In this week's mailbag, Gray Caldwell answers questions about training camp practices, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and more.

Aaron Hernandez could not be stopped by Broncos on football field
Perhaps more than Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski, former New England Patriot and current murder suspect Aaron Hernandez was a difficult matchup for the Broncos’ defense.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Broncos' Manning, Miller Make NFLN's Top 10 List
This offseason, NFL Network has been counting down the Top 100 Players of 2013. The network claims that the list is voted upon by the players, which, in a way, is true.

2013 Denver Broncos: The Big Three | Bronco Planet
Let this sink in for a moment, Peyton Manning will be completing passes to Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas, and Wes Welker. Other than the occasional turf monster (no, Eric I will never forgive you) this formidable trio will be hard to stop.

NFL News & Blogs

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam plans to sell minor league baseball team -
Jimmy Haslam says he won't have to sell the Browns due to a corporate scandal, but he did have to sell the Tennessee Smokies, a minor league baseball team in his hometown he's owned for 12 years.

Jaguars DE nearing full recovery following groin surgery -
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin is close to being completely healed after undergoing groin surgery earlier in June. Babin is on schedule to be ready to go when the Jaguars open training camp.

49ers' Lawrence Okoye 'under no illusions' about playing in the NFL -
Lawrence Okoye is well aware of the challenge ahead of him as he tries to transition from rugby and discus to playing in the NFL.

Can Robert Griffin III top his rookie season in 2013? -
RG3 didn't waste any time developing into an NFL star, but coming off a knee injury, what's in store for his sophomore season?

32 in 32: Baltimore Ravens - NFL Videos
Will the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens be able to overcome major roster changes and carry their momentum in to 2013? Our experts break it down on "NFL Total Access."

Finders keepers | National Football Post
I love keeper leagues if for no other reason than the fact that they pay dividends to the savvy fantasy owner year after year.

Steve Spagnuolo raves about Ravens’ defense | ProFootballTalk
Steve Spagnuolo is now the senior defensive assistant for the Ravens, but he has previously been head coach of the Rams, defensive coordinator of the Giants and Saints, and a defensive assistant on the Eagles. He's seen a lot of NFL defenses.

Dave Robinson: Lombardi never tolerated head-to-head hits | ProFootballTalk
The great Packers coach Vince Lombardi is often used as the embodiment of a time when men were men, football players were tough, and no one complained about too much helmet-to-helmet contact.

Aaron Hernandez Channel

Geraldo, Limbaugh use Hernandez case to rip NFL’s "gang culture" | ProFootballTalk
Geraldo Rivera and Rush Limbaugh are using the Aaron Hernandez case to tell their audiences that the NFL is contributing to a decaying American culture. Rivera appeared on FOX News and said that the NFL and player agents should do more to keep players like Hernandez out of trouble.

Pats offering free exchanges on Hernandez jerseys | ProFootballTalk
Not only are the Patriots no longer selling Aaron Hernandez jerseys. They’re offering to take yours back if you bought one before he was arrested for murder.

Billick explains Ravens’ decision to rally around Ray Lewis | ProFootballTalk
If the Ravens' qualification for Super Bowl XLVII dusted off long-forgotten memories of the alleged involvement of Ray Lewis in a double murder, the Aaron Hernandez situation has sandblasted them.

Prosecutor says all men in car with Lloyd are in custody | ProFootballTalk
With Ernest Wallace wanted as an accessory after the fact in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd, it appeared that he wasn't one of the other two men allegedly in a car with Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd in the moments before Lloyd's death.