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Horse Tracks - 1/15/09



Milehighreport_small_mediumAfter a couple of missed connections and a game of phone tag, new Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels finally got to speak with quarterback Jay Cutler on Wednesday.

Milehighreport_small_mediumAny way you look at it, the defense of the Broncos stinks. A fine tradition crushed. From the gaudy points hung by foes on the scoreboard to the rock bottom of the NFL statistics, the Orange ain't what it used to be.

Milehighreport_small_mediumAt least one of Mike Shanahan's longtime assistants is expected to be back on the Denver sideline next season.  Running backs coach Bobby Turner, who has held that job since 1995, has been offered that role on new coach Josh McDaniels' staff, according to an NFL source.


Milehighreport_small_mediumNew Broncos coach Josh McDaniels continues to make the rounds in search of assistants to fill out his staff.


Milehighreport_small_mediumTwo weeks later, and Mike Shanahan is gone from the Colorado sports landscape.  Two weeks later, and Bronco Nation has its new lead architect — even if he looks like he'll need his ID in bars and liquor stores for years to come.
Milehighreport_small_mediumThe collisions started occurring when Rich Larsen sent his youngest child onto the Pop Warner practice field with some simple advice.