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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/8/13

I must admit, that his selection last year felt like a reach. However, he is getting the opportunity I had hoped Tim Tebow would get before his trade to the Jets. To sit. To Learn. To be ready to win. Can't wait to see how this plays out!


Osweiler Ready for Future -- and Present, If Needed |
Quarterback Brock Osweiler is working every day to earn the right to be Peyton Manning's heir apparent.

Osweiler on schedule as Broncos' backup QB in team's estimation - The Denver Post
Draft-built teams stay in the hunt, year after year, but there arent more of them because it takes discipline as well as some patience and fortitude to be one.

Denver Broncos Videos

C.H.A.M.P. Camp Comes to Denver |
Denver Broncos personnel man Champ Kelly hosts his annual free football clinic for Denver are kids.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Denver Bronco Legends: Rich "Tombstone" Jackson | Bronco Planet
With the recent passing of Deacon Jones, I thought that we should review one of his contemporaries who played for the Denver Broncos. Deacon is said to have coined the term "Sack" and some give him credit for the "Head Slap" move that was later outlawed by the league as being too dangerous, but it is also said that Rich "Tombstone" Jackson came up with it first.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Quanterus Smith Participating at Practice
When the Denver Broncos closed out OTAs earlier this week, rookie pass rusher Quanterus Smith was back on the practice field.

Superfans Have Launched Denver Broncos Booster Club | Bleacher Report
Shadd Ring, a Denver Broncos superfan and the founder of, launched a booster club for the Broncos last week, a club that is not directly affiliated with the team but endorsed by many former players.

5 Young Denver Broncos That Will Get Chances to Shine This Summer | Bleacher Report
Every offseason, veterans suffer injuries and young players emerge as training camp heroes. But it doesn't take an injury for a young player to step up—youngsters have leapfrogged healthy incumbent starters in the past.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Broncos want win-win situation - The Denver Post
Its a story about smiles, in good times and bad. Its about do-overs and second chances. Oh, and its about a backpack. Put it all together and you have the story of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the Broncos and what each can get from the other during the upcoming season.

Parents of Broncos coach Studesville killed after candy distracts truck driver - The Denver Post
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a truck driver diverted his attention from the road to pick up a candy bar, and it led to the deaths of the parents of Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville.

Denver Area Kids Learn Football, Life Skills at C.H.A.M.P Camp - Predominantly Orange
On Friday, Denver Broncos assistant director of pro personnel Anthony "Champ" Kelly put on his second annual C.H.A.M.P Camp at All City Stadium in Denver. The two-day camp, which emphasizes Character, Heart, Attitude, Motivation, and Pride, was free for kids 10-17 years-old.

What does it mean to "install" a football scheme? - It's All Over, Fat Man!
So, what's in an installation? In brief, its main function is to give the players a chance to learn precisely how they - the offense, defense or special teams - are going to handle all the game situations by walking through them in a slow, thorough manner.

NFL News and Blogs

Jay Cutler, Mike Tice reportedly spoke through liaison -
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reportedly needed a go-between last season to talk to then-offensive coordinator Mike Tice. Do Bears players fear a similar situation getting ready for this year?

Ranking the NFL wide receivers -
We know Calvin Johnson is the NFL's best receiver. Who takes the medal stand to his left and right? Chris Wesseling has that answer while ranking the top 40 receivers in football.

Baltimore Ravens receive their Super Bowl XLVII rings -
The Baltimore Ravens received the fruit of their Super Bowl spoils Friday night at the team's official ring ceremony. Said Ray Lewis: "To have two of them on my hand right now is the ultimate."

Can the Saints rebound with Sean Payton back? -
2012 was a rough year on and off the field for the Saints, but the bounty scandal is behind them and Sean Payton is back on the sideline. Will that be enough for the Saints to return to contention?

Bradshaw still isn't a Colt, Favre accepts blame, Ravens get rings -
Friday was a busy day for NFL news. What you may have missed: contract talks stall between Ahmad Bradshaw and the Colts, Brett Favre takes blame for his rift with the Packers, the Ravens' Super Bowl rings arrive and more.

Friday roundtable: Let's move the Jaguars! -
A round of wild scenario making in the press had the Jaguars leaving Jacksonville for London. It was important that all routes for a potential relocation were explored, so we looked at some other scenarios that would send the Jaguars packing.

Pead was arrested for marijuana possession in Texas last July | ProFootballTalk
The NFL, the Rams, and running back Isaiah Pead have danced around the specific reason for his one-game suspension for violation of the league's substance abuse policy. The evidence points to a violation of the law, but no one has said what it was and where it happened.

High school coach says Titus Young didn’t know the Rams cut him | ProFootballTalk
E.C. Robinson, the high school coach of Titus Young who has been saying for weeks that Young needs professional help, says that Young doesn't fully grasp what has happened to him this offseason.

Mike Goodson’s lawyer says driver claimed ownership of gun | ProFootballTalk
Among the five charges Jets running back Mike Goodson faces as a result of his May arrest in New Jersey are three charges having to do with unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition.

Jim Kelly’s cancer surgery called successful | ProFootballTalk
Former Bills quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly had surgery today to remove cancer in his upper jawbone, and doctors termed it a successful one.

Josh Gordon: Codeine in strep throat medicine triggered suspension | ProFootballTalk
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended two games and fined two additional game checks by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon has released a statement about the suspension with an explanation for why he was suspended for the league.

Police refer case to prosecutors, without statement from Jones-Drew | ProFootballTalk
Maurice Jones-Drew hasn't played football in months, but he has thrown a perfect stiff arm to the St. Augustine Police Department. Despite a report that Jones-Drew would meet with authorities regarding an incident that resulted in an alleged Memorial Day weekend assault of a security officer, Jon...

Top 10 Quarterbacks That Never Won a Super Bowl | Fanspeak NFL Blog
In last week’s edition of Top 10 Thursdays, we took a look at the Top 10 quarterbacks who never played in the Super Bowl. Sticking with a similar theme, this week we decided to come up with our list of the Top 10 quarterbacks who never won a Super Bowl game in which they were the starting quarterback.