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Horse Tracks - 1/5/09


Milehighreport_small_mediumAlthough the Jay Cutler-led offense has largely been able to sidestep blame for the team's woes the past two seasons, statistics say the Broncos have become a chronic move-between-the-20s team.

Milehighreport_small_mediumIn 2009 the Broncos need a certified, creative, experienced, professional, defensive specialist who has won a Super Bowl. They should get Steve Spagnuolo.

Milehighreport_small_mediumEverybody knew D.J. Williams was hurt while trying to play in the final two games of the season.  Few knew the extent of his pain.

Milehighreport_small_mediumBecause the Broncos could be paying $7 million to fired coach Mike Shanahan for the 2009 season, there is speculation salary requirements could be a factor for owner Pat Bowlen as he seeks a new head coach.


Milehighreport_small_mediumAfter seeing his unit dismantle the Miami Dolphins offense Sunday, Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan had a message for the Broncos and every other team in the market for a head coach:

Milehighreport_small_mediumLet's do the short version. Whoever takes Mike Shanahan's place will fail. The one after that is the one who will win.


Milehighreport_small_mediumMike Shanahan is the perfect example of the flaw in Bill Parcells' classic line: "If you want to cook the meal, you should be allowed to buy the groceries."

Milehighreport_small_mediumA day after interviewing Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo in New York, the owner of the Denver Broncos met Sunday with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in the Boston area.

Milehighreport_small_mediumGarrett will interview with the Broncos this week after they received permission to talk with the Cowboys' assistant head coach/offensive coordinator, however, he has turned down Detroit's offer to interview for its vacancy, according to multiple sources.