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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/13/10


John Fox interviews for Broncos' coaching job - The Denver Post
Despite the mass of humanity surrounding him, John Fox was easy to spot as he stepped off the escalator at the DIA main terminal.

Broncos become open book - The Denver Post
The buzzword around the team facility since the team introduced John Elway as the executive vice president of football operations a week ago has been "transparency." The team has followed through by having Elway break, confirm or clarify news directly via his new Twitter account, and allowing cameras from the team's website inside the interview room.

Woody's Mailbag: Is Rick Dennison atop the Broncos coach list? - The Denver Post
Scotts and Joe: Rick Dennison has been interviewed by the time you read this. I believe he is the favorite at this point, based on his years of playing and coaching with the Broncos.

Analysis: Broncos' choice for head coach may be a matter of money - The Denver Post
Wednesday, after more than a few weather issues in North Carolina, John Fox became the fifth candidate to interview to be the Broncos' next head coach.

Q&A: Broncos' two sixth-round picks symbolic of their recent personnel blunders - The Denver Post
Q: I keep reading articles about us only having six picks in the 2011 draft, but we received an undisclosed pick from Detroit in the Alphonso Smith trade along with tight end Dan Gronkowski. With the season being over now, do we know what round it is in?

John Fox brings NFL experience to Broncos coaching interview - The Denver Post
Surrounded by plenty of folks headed for the annual National Western Stock Show, former Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox finally arrived in Denver early Wednesday afternoon with a message in hand.

Who’s Rick Dennison? Here’s a column/portrait on Broncos’ coaching candidate | All Things Broncos
To re-emphasize the point during the blocking-assignment drill and review Monday at Dove Valley, Broncos offensive line coach Rick Dennison stepped to his left, stopped and locked his arms in position, with his elbows down and hands up.

Brady's passing guru hasn't seen him better - AFC East Blog - ESPN
As usual, they got together during the offseason in Southern California to hone Brady's mechanics. Martinez identified a few areas to tweak.

Minnesota Vikings would pay for third of roofless stadium - ESPN
Though Minnesota state lawmakers appear likely to insist that a roof be part of any public deal for a new Vikings stadium, the team is sticking with its offer to pay about a third of the bill -- minus whatever a roof would cost.

Cleveland Browns O-coordinator Brian Daboll interviews with Miami Dolphins, source says - ESPN
Cleveland offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was in Miami on Wednesday to interview with the Dolphins for either their offensive coordinator or quarterback coach job, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

NFL playoffs: Chicago Bears' Matt Forte says Jay Cutler opposite of media portrayal - ESPN Chicago
Matt Forte knows the public perception of Jay Cutler might be that of an arrogant quarterback, but the Chicago Bears running back said the media have it all wrong.

Dan Snyder says he's changed, Washington Redskins fans' team - ESPN
Dan Snyder said Tuesday that he's matured as an owner, acknowledged he has made personnel mistakes and said that although he pays the players, ultimately the Washington Redskins are "the fans' team." news: Brady on Jets' latest trash talk: 'We'll see on Sunday night'
Tom Brady just wants to talk about football. The New York Jets won't let him. news: Rams OC Shurmur all set to take Browns' head-coaching job
The Cleveland Browns have completed their interview process and are in talks with St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur to become their head coach, league sources said Wednesday. news: Steelers hold out safety Polamalu from Wednesday practice
The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be playing it safe with Troy Polamalu and his injured ankle, holding the six-time Pro Bowl safety out of practice Wednesday as the team prepares for a Divisional Playoff clash with the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens. news: Saints must tackle backfield, defense to return to Super Bowl
There was no bottom to the depths of despair for Saints fans Saturday afternoon. What is being coined as one of the biggest playoff upsets in NFL history -- Seattle's silencing of New Orleans' repeat plans -- also became Day 1 of the Saints' offseason.

Jets place OT Woody on IR - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Jets placed their starting right tackle on injured reserve with a left Achilles’ tendon injury Wednesday. Woody returned from a right knee problem to play all but the final three plays of last weekend’s wild-card win at Indianapolis. He hurt the Achilles’ tendon on the final drive and was replaced by Wayne Hunter(notes), who will start Sunday at New England in the divisional round.

Flacco more than Ravens' caretaker - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
It was last winter when Jim Zorn arrived to become the Baltimore Ravens quarterback coach and more specifically, the man who would mentor Joe Flacco(notes). The plan was to turn Flacco into a quarterback who would win games for the Ravens, pushing them deeper into the season than they had gone in some time.

Eight questions: Packers thinking 'Told you so' - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
He moved through the visitors locker room at Lincoln Financial Field with a muted smile on his face, his manner so unassuming, he could have been mistaken for the team chaplain or a corporate sponsor. If Packers general manager Ted Thompson was in a mood to gloat following his team’s 21-16 first-round playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday, he certainly wasn’t going to do it in plain view.

Tyson Clabo is Atlanta Falcons' family man - Jim Trotter -
As the Falcons prepare for their playoff opener Saturday night in the Georgia Dome, a point of emphasis will be slowing Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews, a Defensive Player of the Year candidate who ranked fourth in the NFL with 13.5 sacks.

Los Angeles group leader says he sees an NFL return soon - NFL -
The front man for one of two Los Angeles-area groups trying to bring the NFL back to the nation's second-largest market believes the city will soon get a team.

Jets' QB Mark Sanchez says sore shoulder has improved - NFL -
This practice was a little different for Mark Sanchez.