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Horse Tracks 1/6/10 - Shanahan deal in D.C. saves Denver $7 million over two years; Broncos add punter Trapasso


DB - Sounds from the Locker Room - Broncos TV

DPP - Broncos owner Bowlen saves $7 million as Shanahan completes deal with Redskins - Mike Klis

DPP - Q&A: Frustration leads to benchings - Jeff Legwold

DPP - Analysis: Changes to Broncos' coaching staff likely on the way - Jeff Legwold

DPP - Briefs: Look for changes on Broncos' offensive line - Lindsay Jones

DP - Broncos sign punter Trapasso - Mike Klis

KDVR - The New Marshall Plan - Zubin Mehenti

DPP - Broncos coach McDaniels strays from Belichickian roots - Dave Krieger

DPP - Broncos', Rockies', Nuggets' bosses handle player conflict in own ways - Anthony Cotton

DB - Tough Ending in K.C. - Mark Cooper
"Sorry Woody and everyone that bought that garbage, professional athletes and coaches don’t quit. QUIT is a 4 letter word that ISN’T, NEVER WAS, or NEVER WILL BE in the vocabulary of a professional athlete or coach."

AFC West News

SDUT - He’s got Chargers going all the way - Kevin Acee

KCS - Chiefs have work cut out for them with contracts - Adam Teicher

SFC - Anger management in Raidersville - Scott Ostler

SFC - Not so fast on Cable - David White

OT - Raiders coach Tom Cable's a good football man -- and he should go - Monte Poole

OT - Oakland Raiders, coach Tom Cable foresee better days ahead - Steve Corkran

Shanny & The 'Skins

ESPN - Mike Shanahan signs five-year contract with Washington Redskins - Adam Schefter

ESPN - Expect big Denver influence in D.C. - Bill Williamson

SI - Mike Shanahan will have hands full rebuilding Redskins - Peter King

Y! - Most important Redskins hire? Not Shanahan - Jason Cole

CBS - Snyder picks Shanahan to take pressure off - Clark Judge

CBS - The food is rotten - Pete Prisco

ESPN - Five things Shanahan must address - Matt Mosley


NFL - New Browns boss Holmgren plans Wednesday meeting with Mangini

NFL - Smith stays, but Bears fire coordinator Turner, five other assistants
Why bother? Guy's a lame duck now...

CBS - Firings signal Bears moving forward with Cutler in mind - Gene Chamberlain

NFL - Tomlin: 'Appropriate changes' to follow Steelers' playoff-less season

NFL - Cowher still actively weighing coaching options

NFL - 'Time for me to move on': Bills assistant April opts out of contract
My first thought is that April would be a great hire in Denver, but the ST play did improve over the course of the year (I put Mitch Berger's inconsistency on him, not Mike Priefer).

NFP - Need a special teams coach? Call Bobby April - Matt Bowen

NFP - A busy Black Monday - Robert Boland

NFL News

FH - Lockout in 2011 Looks Likely as NFL Labor Talks Stall - Dan Graziano

NFL - Jaguars, Bills will be first targets of L.A. stadium builder

NFL - Texans LB Cushing is runaway winner as NFL's top defensive rookie

AP - Minnesota Vikings Percy Harvin wins AP Offensive Rookie Award
"Also receiving votes this season were Philadelphia receiver Jeremy Maclin, Denver running back Knowshon Moreno and Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace, each with one."

NFL - Time on game clock will be reviewable in playoffs

NFL - Saints put starter Grant on IR, replace him with veteran DE Spicer

NFL - Seahawks trim GM search to four candidates

NFL - Cardinals sign two from Giants' practice squad, drop LB Togafau

NFL Opinion

NFP - NFL forges ahead on concussion issue - Andrew Brandt

NYT - The Decade in Quarterbacks - Luis DeLoureiro

NFL - The good, bad and ugly for NFC's non-playoff teams - Bucky Brooks

FH - Integrity vs. Tanking? NFL Has a Problem - Jay Mariotti

NFP - Diner morning news: Mara puts Giants on alert - Mike Lombardi

Y! - 12 Questions: Harbaugh has successful follow-up - Mike Silver

Y! - Eagles' Jackson honors dad in breakout season - Jason Cole

FOX - Same old Jets? Not with Rex Ryan running the show - Adam Schein

NYT - Cold, Hard Fact: Packers Rule as Defensive Hogs - Toni Monkovic

NYT - Cleveland’s Incomplete Guide to Winning - Chase Stuart


PFW - Wild-card round matchup tidbits

SI - Bill Polian, Bill Belichick under NFL playoffs microscope - Ross Tucker

NFL - Multitude of rematches make for interesting Wild-Card Weekend - Vic Carucci

SN - Week 17 Checkdown: Ingredients for NFL playoff survival - Vinnie Iyer

FH - Cowboys' 1-2 Punch Churning Out Yards - Nancy Gay

SI - Brett Favre, Tony Romo have much to prove in NFL playoffs - Jerome Bettis