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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/7/13

This video turned out to be a 30 minute diversion from my Horse Tracks duty and boy was it worth it! I cannot believe this thing only has 6000 views as of right now. Get this baby out to your Bronco brethren! On to the news....

Fox: 'Nobody's Expectations Are Higher Than Ours' |
The Broncos have worked with an in-season mentality throughout offseason practices.

Thursday OTA Gallery |
View images from the Broncos' OTA practice on Thursday, June 6.

Denver Broncos Videos

1-on-1 With Demaryius Thomas |
Demaryius Thomas talks about using OTAs and minicamp to prepare for the season and what he'll learn once the pads come on during training camp.

Dwight Freeney: Dreaming of hitting Peyton Manning - NFL Videos
San Diego Chargers free-agency acquisition Dwight Freeney talks about finally getting his chance to sack Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, a former Indianapolis Colts teammate, in 2013.

Fox Wraps Up OTAs |
Head Coach John Fox talks about the biggest takeaways OTAs and what he expects next week during mini-camp.

Del Rio on Expectations During Mini-Camp |
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about what he hopes to see during next week's minicamp.

Gase on Wide Receiver Group |
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase talks about which players helped themselves the most during OTAs.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Five Thoughts from Thursday's Practice |
Independent analyst Andrew Mason checks in with five takeaways from the Broncos' final OTA practice.

Fox, Del Rio Expect More of the Same at Minicamp |
Head Coach John Fox and Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio believe that players' commitment during OTAs has the team well-prepared for next week's minicamp.

Bronco Fan Caves-A Trip Down Memory Lane | Bronco Planet
Just the other day, I was talking with Shadd on the phone and he asks me, "Guess who I met yesterday?"

Barrel Man's game-worn Denver Broncos barrel to stay in Colorado - The Denver Post
A piece of Denver Broncos history will stay in Colorado after a local shop owner made sure he outbid everyone for the item.

Quanterus Smith returns to Broncos less than 6 1/2 months from ACL surgery | First & Orange
As Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson proved last season, ACL injuries aren’t what they used to be.

Denver Broncos Ready For Mandatory Minicamp - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos closed out OTA’s for this week. Next up is the mandatory minicamp, which begins next week.

You Got Served: Considering Jay-Z as a sports agent - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Happy Thursday, friends. Today, I want to get all thoughtful and contemplative, and consider a subject that’s creeping into NFL discussion, mostly with negative connotations. I’d like to bring some balance to the discussion.

NFL News and Blogs

FanSided Openings - FanSided
For aspiring writers, developers or others. Always good to know what's out there.

Bill Belichick: Report that I hate Tim Tebow untrue -
A report surfaced a few weeks ago that said New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick "hated" Tim Tebow as a player. Belichick vehemently refuted that report Thursday.

Alex Smith throwing deep balls for Kansas City Chiefs -
The Kansas City Chiefs practiced a "barrage of big passing plays" from Alex Smith to his wide receivers during Wednesday's organized team activity. Will that continue into the season?

3 steps to success: Can the Panthers secondary do more? -
The team has a talented roster of perpetual underachievers. What can Carolina do this season to become a playoff team, and save Ron Rivera's job?

Seahawks Replay Booth: The hard count - Field Gulls
Seattle's offensive line, according to Football Outsiders, ranked 20th in the NFL in adjusted sack rate of 7.2% in 2012, which, per their metrics, gives sacks (plus intentional grounding penalties) per pass attempt adjusted for down, distance, and opponent.

After further review | National Football Post
The National Football League is trying to take over your life. No, you don’t need to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist, call ADT or contact your local bank branch to initiate preventative measures against fraud. Barring the windows is unnecessary, calling the 5-0 will result in laughter followed by the sound of a dial tone.

What still irks the NFL fan | National Football Post
The other day, a friend of mine told me he is giving up his Chargers season tickets after having them for over 15 years. I asked why and told me it’s because he can no longer tolerate obnoxious fan behavior, tailgating isn’t fun anymore (with enforced restrictions, limited access to bathrooms) and his new HDTV experience at home is like being at the game.

2013-2014 NFL Calendar | ProFootballTalk
The following are dates for key NFL events scheduled from June 2013 through May 2014. All dates and descriptions are as furnished by the league on June 6: 2013 June 23-29 — Rookie Symposium, Aurora, Ohio. July 11 — Supplemental Draft (if necessary). July 15 — At 4:00 p.m.

Two more charges for Titus Young | ProFootballTalk
The fallout from the alleged Titus Young crime spree continues. More than a month after the fact, the man who faces 11 charges now faces more. According to the Riverside (Cal.

Prosecutors: Josh Brent failed marijuana test | ProFootballTalk
A judge recently decided to not revoke or increase Josh Brent’s $100,000 bail, while he awaits trial on intoxication manslaughter charges. He might not be so fortunate this time.

Carson Palmer: Working with Larry Fitzgerald is "awesome" | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer says he's never played with a receiver quite like Larry Fitzgerald. Palmer said at Arizona's Organized Team Activities that Fitzgerald makes catches in practice that only he and Detroit's Calvin Johnson would be able to make.