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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/12/10


Fox delayed again; Dennison, Koetter state cases to Broncos - The Denver Post
As Mother Nature kept John Fox out of Denver for a second time Tuesday, the Broncos continued to work their way through the first round of interviews in search of their next head coach.

Stokley's unusual season bears good fruit in Seattle - The Denver Post
"I was in my basement watching some of that game," Stokley said Tuesday. "Sitting on my couch with my 7-year-old (Cameron). We were doing our Sunday thing for three weeks, watching all the games, switching back and forth."

Rookie salary cap would save some big bucks - The Denver Post
The expectation is the cost to select Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers, Auburn's Nick Fairley or LSU's Patrick Peterson will be significantly reduced from the $40 million guarantee the Detroit Lions gave No. 2 pick Ndamukong Suh last year because the 2011 draft figures to be subject to a rookie salary cap once a collective bargaining agreement is reached.

Q&A: Elway has clout to attract top coach - The Denver Post
Q: I am a huge John Elway fan. He is a class guy, he always takes time and signs autographs, and who can forget his legendary status with the Broncos? My concern is that we will not be able to attract a quality coaching candidate because he is compared to Matt Millen and Dan Marino as pros who have been unsuccessful managers. What is your take?

Analysis: Dumervil vital to Denver's defense being better in 2011 - The Denver Post
One of the hot-button topics facing candidates for the Broncos' head coaching job is how to repair the team's defense.

Dennison puts heart into Broncos interview; Saints' Williams withdraws - The Denver Post
Rick Dennison emerged from the shuttle train at Denver International Airport today wearing a dark pinstriped suit fit for any boardroom.

John Fox hopes third time a charm for interview with Broncos | All Things Broncos
Fox will try again Wednesday morning and is now scheduled to meet with Broncos officials about the team’s vacant head coach position during the early-afternoon hours. Fox had his original flight cancelled Monday morning because of weather problems and had another flight cancelled Tuesday evening. news: Steelers' dominance on line of scrimmage gives them edge
A breakdown of Saturday's divisional game between the Ravens and Steelers: news: Panthers turn to Chargers DC Rivera as their next coach
After eight failed interviews, Ron Rivera finally received his first shot as an NFL head coach -- with the woeful Carolina Panthers. news: Big Ben's competitive juices flow when facing rival Ravens
The Pittsburgh Steelers will meet the Baltimore Ravens for the third time this season Saturday, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn't exactly looking forward to playing such a familiar foe. news: Rams OC Shurmur considered front-runner to coach Browns
The Cleveland Browns are moving toward a head-coaching hire, according to a league source, and a decision could be made by Thursday. news: Revis pleased with Ryan's declaration, won't say he agrees
"Well, thanks, Rex, for the quote," Revis said, laughing again. "I mean, I thank Rex for respecting me that highly. I do strive to try to be the best in what I do. If he feels that way, he feels that way." news: Flacco takes step forward to give Ravens Super Bowl hope
Merely beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday's wild-card matchup wasn't going to be enough to change the nagging conversation, for Flacco and the team, that the Ravens just might not have the right quarterback to lead them in the postseason. news: Chiefs coach Haley will hire an OC, 'consider' calling plays
Haley said Tuesday that he intends to hire a replacement for offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, who is leaving to take a similar position at the University of Florida. But Haley indicated he might take a bigger role in calling plays, as he did after firing offensive coordinator Chan Gailey shortly before the 2009 season opener.

NFL proposal for 18-game season is 'completely unacceptable' - NFL -
NFL union executive committee members Scott Fujita and Domonique Foxworth say concerns about injuries make the league's push to switch to an 18-game regular season a major sticking point in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.

Harbaugh would break Roethlisberger's nose again
Haloti Ngata turned Ben Roethlisberger's nose sideways in one of the season's more graphic moments, and while Ngata was fined, the Ravens aren't about to tiptoe around the Steelers quarterback. ..

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll makes most his chance - Dan Shaughnessy -
So Pete Carroll and his 8-9 Seattle Seahawks have advanced into the second round of the NFL playoffs. Pete and his guys will be in Chicago to play the NFC's second seed Sunday afternoon.

Tom Brady's Guru | ThePostGame
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen walked into an Ann Arbor steakhouse four years ago for a party celebrating the 10th anniversary of Michigan’s last national championship in football. Brady, of course, had done quite well for himself since 1997: He won the quarterback job after Brian Griese graduated; he went to the NFL and won the starting job with the Patriots; he won three Super Bowls; and he won the hand of one of the most beautiful women in the world. But on this night, he and his wife sat across from a tall man who knew Brady when none of that was certain. Brady started to introduce his wife to the man as they sat down, but she cut him off.

Cerebral Smith knows how to win - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Mike Smith prefers the big picture and he may be the best coach still in the Super Bowl hunt at actually seeing it.

NFL Playoffs: New York Jets using December loss in Foxborough as fuel - ESPN New York
Two days after the embarrassing 45-3 loss to the New England Patriots, Rex Ryan dragged his players out to the practice field in the early morning, placed a ball from the game into a hole, dropped a few F-bombs and filled the hole with dirt. It was a symbolic way to bury the memory.

Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas hope to return to New Orleans Saints in 2011 - ESPN
Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, the stars of the Saints' backfield when they were Super Bowl champs, are preparing for an offseason of uncertainty that could end with them wearing different uniforms whenever the next football season begins.