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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/2/13

Well, maybe just a little bit of news. Mostly non-Broncos related though!


Johnson Eager to Enter Mix at Middle Linebacker |
Linebacker Steven Johnson is eager to make the shift from undrafted free agent to defensive contributor in his second season with the Broncos.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Week 7 Preview: Denver at Indianapolis |
View photos from the last time the Broncos and Colts squared off.

Saunders: ESPN radio sports talkers to try three Denver voices - The Denver Post
Three usually is a crowd in a broadcasting booth during game coverage. How about a trio yakking during a high-profile afternoon sports-talk show five days a week?

Pat Bowlen closing in on becoming 14th NFL owner to 300 wins | First & Orange
If the Broncos come anywhere near expectations this year, Pat Bowlen would become only the 14th single or family NFL owner to reach 300 overall wins.

If it's the players, not system, Tom Brady's Patriots are in trouble | First & Orange
Providing they don’t re-sign Lloyd, and Gronkowski suffers his usual setback from surgery, Brady could enter th 2013 season without his top 5 receivers from 2012.

Poll: Which Broncos Game Would You Most Like to Attend in 2013? - Predominantly Orange
We may be sweltering in the slowest time of the NFL year. Worry not, Broncos Country. Veterans and rookies will report to Dove Valley on July 24, with the first training camp practice being held on July 25. Then, preseason games are right around the corner.

Qual o Ingresso mais caro de 2013? "
Alguns americanos já estão ficando cansados com todos os comerciais estampando a cara de Peyton Manning nas emissoras dos EUA, mas não pense que toda essa exposição é sem motivos. É uma questão de demanda.

NFL News & Blogs

Guest MMQB: Jabari Greer on post-bounty Saints; an inspirational tale -
Each summer in the searing sun of southern Louisiana, 90 men leave their individual life behind and dream of becoming one. The goal is simple: forsake yourself for the fortune of group, rise above the immediate trials of the time, and become timeless.

Will change finally catch up to the New England Patriots? -
Nobody has adapted over the years as well as Bill Belichick and the Patriots. But a tumultuous offseason has the world wondering just how long the dynasty can continue.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie says Broncos first team to point out his flaws -
Free agent acquisition Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is enjoying a new opportunity -- being told where he struggles.

Giants WR expected to sign before training camp -
A pending deal would keep the Giants and their #1 receiver together long-term.

The Cowboys need stability -
The Dallas Cowboys need to have stability on offense to have a successful season, and relying on a wildcard spot to make it into the playoffs would not be a smart move.

New look Browns hope to turn around fortunes -
Rob Chudzinski hopes his offensive sensibilities will be enough on a team with questions at its quarterback position.

Police refute report of Ryan Mathews' arrest -
A report surfaced Monday morning alleging that Ryan Mathews had been arrested after an altercation outside of a San Diego night club. Police have confirmed that the report isn't true.

Top coordinators set to become head coaches | National Football Post
While every athletic director across the country would love to feel 100 percent confident that the right man is in place as the school's head football coach, college sports is a business. And change is inevitable in business as it is in most every aspect of life.

Reports of the Ravens' demise have been greatly exaggerated | National Football Post
Before the Baltimore Ravens lost eight starters from last year’s Super Bowl XLVII squad, no defending NFL champion ever had lost more than five.

Debt or indictment could pose threat to Haslam’s ownership of Browns | ProFootballTalk
As Browns owner Jimmy Haslam sweats out the question of whether he'll be indicted by prosecutors who are working their way up the Flying Pilot J corporate ladder, a question unrelated to his potential criminal liability in connection with customer rebate fraud potentially could force him to sell the...

Schiano reiterates that Josh Freeman is the Tampa quarterback | ProFootballTalk
Actions speak louder than words. When it comes to quarterback Josh Freeman, the Buccaneers are sticking with words. Appearing on NFL Network, coach Greg Schiano attempted to throw water on the notion that third-round rookie Mike Glennon could topple Josh Freeman at some point in 2013.

Mike Brown: Bengals wary of Hernandez’s character, Gronk’s back | ProFootballTalk
In the first round of the 2010 NFL draft, the Bengals selected tight end Jermaine Gresham. In the second round of that draft, the Patriots drafted tight end Rob Gronkowski. And in the fourth round of that draft, the Patriots drafted tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Redskins’ focus group discusses team name, RFK Stadium | ProFootballTalk
When the Redskins hired political strategiest Frank Luntz to run focus groups and give the team insight into how fans think, it appeared to be a step toward dealing with the rising opposition to their team name.

Can ex-Patriots star Aaron Hernandez receive a fair trial? - Michael McCann -
Charged with first-degree murder for the death of Odin Lloyd and now the focus of an investigation into a Boston double homicide, Aaron Hernandez is at the epicenter of a media frenzy.

Hearing could send Hernandez to general population | ProFootballTalk
As Florio noted earlier this afternoon, Aaron Hernandez isn’t getting much access to others, with only an hour outside each day and a 9 p.m. lights out. But he could have a new cell at the Bristol County Jail soon.

With three weeks remaining until the start of NFL training camps(and just returned from the beach), this seems like a good time to update DRAFTMETRICS analysis of returning starters and free agent activity.