Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/7/13

Cameron Spencer

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Broncos-Ravens Rematch Set
Denver's Divisional Round matchup has been set. The Ravens will travel to Sports Authority Field at Mile High next Saturday.

Denver Broncos Videos

NFLN: Divisional Preview: Broncos vs. Ravens
NFL Network's "GameDay Final" crew breaks down the Broncos' Divisional Round matchup.

Toradal In The NFL - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter discusses the impact of Toradol on the NFL and its players.

Breaking Down Doug Marrone - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter discusses why Doug Marrone chose the Bills over other coaching opportunities.

Countdown Daily Recap: Seahawks-Redskins - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Seahawks' 24-14 win over the Redskins.

Countdown Daily Recap: Colts-Ravens - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Ravens' 24-9 win over the Colts.

Ravens Win In Lewis' Home Finale - ESPN Video - ESPN
An emotional Ray Lewis talks about the Ravens' win over the Colts and playing his final home game.

Ray Lewis' Last Dance - ESPN Video - ESPN
Teammates and players from around the NFL discuss the legacy of Ray Lewis' introductory dance.

Parting Shot: Ray Lewis' Legacy - ESPN Video - ESPN
Bryan Burwell discusses how Ray Lewis will be remembered both on and off the field.

Chip Kelly Turns Down NFL - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter on Chip Kelly returning as Oregon head coach.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning vs. Ray Lewis, as Broncos prep for Ravens in NFL playoffs - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
The Indianapolis Colts are finished for the season. And Peyton Manning plays on.

Broncos will face some Ravens who sat out the previous meeting - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
A month ago, Ray Lewis was a hopeless bystander on his home field as the Broncos ripped through his Baltimore Ravens.

Broncos have questions to answer on Denver offensive line before playoffs - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: What is the status of guard Chris Kuper for the playoffs?

Kiszla: Ravens aim for different result vs. Broncos in playoffs - The Denver Post
If this rust belt town needed a bib to catch all the sentimental tears shed at the last home game of iconic linebacker Ray Lewis, how is Baltimore going to handle the emotional breakdown when the Broncos force him into retirement as a loser?

Broncos' defense among NFL's best, but big issues linger in playoffs - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
It is the matchup that will move to the front burner as long as the Broncos are in the postseason.

Denver Broncos Eye on: Baltimore Ravens - The Denver Post
Eye on ...The Ravens

Ravens top Colts 24-9 in AFC wild card - The Denver Post
The Baltimore Ravens wanted one long final ride for Ray Lewis. They also wanted Denver. They got it.

Broncos get rematch with Ravens in NFL playoffs, here are the keys - Jeff Legwold
Who: Baltimore Ravens (11-6, first in AFC North)

Quick Take: Ravens at Broncos - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Five things to know about next Sunday’s Denver Broncos-Baltimore Ravens playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High:

Eagles fly back to Philly after interviewing Mike McCoy | ProFootballTalk
The Eagles are returning to Philadelphia without a new coach. And on the night before their former coach, Andy Reid, will be introduced as the new coach of the Chiefs, the Eagles seem no closer

Bears, Eagles meeting with Mike McCoy in Denver about coach job - The Denver Post
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears are meeting with Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in Denver to discuss their coaching vacancy.

McCoy never did interview with Bills | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was to interview with the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles today.

Division News

The NFL Today: Mike Holmgren, Jim Mora could be in Chargers' plans - CBSSports.com
The San Diego Chargers are making headway in their general manager search, which they're addressing first, but will also be interviewing a few head coaching candidates along the way before fully turning attention to the coaching vacancy.

Acee: Jared Gaither can't return to S.D. | UTSanDiego.com
We don’t know what the new Chargers General Manager will decide regarding so many pending personnel questions.

Chargers G.M. search "winding down" | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers are planning to hire a new general manager before they move on to finding their next head coach and they should reach the end of that process in the next few days.

Coaching Carousel

ProFootballWeekly.com - Insider: Brandon makes great hire in Marrone
The following quotes are from NFL scouts, coaches and front-office personnel, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Panthers' GM search offers study in contrasts
With Ron Rivera’s status no longer in question — the Panthers announced Saturday that he will be returning as head coach in 2013

Arians makes plenty of sense for the Bears | ProFootballTalk
As Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians prepares to help his new team win a playoff game roughly a year after his most recent team, the Steelers,

DeCosta spurned Jets, too | ProFootballTalk
As the Jets try to hire a new General Manager, the list of guys who don’t want the job is almost as long as the list of the guys who do.

Rick Dennison joins list of Bears candidates | ProFootballTalk
The Texans offense didn’t look particularly impressive in Saturday’s 19-13 win over the Bengals, but that isn’t stopping their offensive coordinator from drawing head coaching interest.

Gamble closes in on Jets G.M. job | ProFootballTalk
The New York Jets could soon have a new General Manager, who may or may not celebrate the move with the addition of a tattoo to his arm.

With Reid hired, LaMonte focuses on placing Holmgren | ProFootballTalk
Agent Bob LaMonte has been a busy man in recent weeks. And for good reason.

Browns claim they walked away from Chip Kelly | ProFootballTalk
As the Browns try to "reboot" their coaching search without Chip Kelly in the mix, the spin from Cleveland is, essentially, "It’s not me, it’s you."

Cardinals to interview Jay Gruden | ProFootballTalk
With the drive to hire Andy Reid permanently stalled at the five-yard line, the Cardinals still need a head coach.

Browns expand search to include Arians, Trestman | ProFootballTalk
Browns Coaching Search 2.0 will include more names than the first version of the effort to hire the seventh coach since the franchise returned to the NFL 14 years ago

Report: Bears seek permission to interview Bevell | ProFootballTalk
Darrell Bevell could be returning to the NFC North.

2013 Draft

Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery, Bennie Logan of LSU Tigers to declare for 2013 NFL draft -- sources - ESPN
LSU junior defensive linemen Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery and Bennie Logan will declare for the 2013 NFL draft, sources told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Playoffs

ProFootballWeekly.com - Colts' Arians hospitalized prior to Sunday's game
Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was hospitalized Sunday morning after falling ill. Clyde Christensen will call plays during Sunday’s wild-card game against the Ravens.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Lynch, Seahawks too tough for Redskins
The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game Sunday, taking a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Seahawks DE Clemons likely has torn ACL
Seahawks DE Chris Clemons may have suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s wild-card win over the Redskins.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Texans' offense still uneven, but making progress
Suffice to say, scoring only one offensive TD, as the Texans did for the fourth consecutive week in their 19-13 wild-card round playoff victory over the Bengals, won't cut it in the divisional round in Foxborough.

Chuck Pagano: I underestimated how great Colts fans were | ProFootballTalk
The remarkable story of Chuck Pagano’s first year as Colts head coach adds another chapter with Sunday’s game against the Ravens and the coach took a little time before the game to recognize the team’s fans.

Seahawks move on with 24-14 win | ProFootballTalk
The condition of quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee is going to dominate the fallout from Wild Card weekend in Washington D.C., but the state of Washington is going to be talking more about another Seahawks win.

Ravens finally get their stars back together | ProFootballTalk
Such that anyone's going to be healthy this time of year, the Ravens and Colts are entering today's Wild Card game with well-stocked lineups.

Ravens, Flacco advance with 24-9 win over Colts | ProFootballTalk
It’s a good thing the Ravens had the emotional lift of Ray Lewis‘ last game in Baltimore.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Ravens' ILB ranks could have new look in 2013
With ILB Ray Lewis expected to retire at season’s end and with "Will" ILB Dannell Ellerbe an unrestricted free agent, the Ravens could have a considerably different look at inside linebacker next season.

RG3 hurt, Seattle tops Redskins 24-14 in playoffs - The Denver Post
Russell Wilson raced ahead to throw the final block on Marshawn Lynch's fourth-quarter, go-ahead touchdown run, doing just enough to get in the way of the Washington Redskins safety near the goal line.

Miscellaneous

NFL front office management - Customer (fan) connection | TheFootballEducator.com
I recently ran across an interesting blog by John Bossong called "Leaders know connection matters".

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