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Miami mulls Mike McCoy | ProFootballTalk
Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has emerged as a candidate to become the next head coach of the Dolphins.

Brady, Patriots halt TebowMania -- for now - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos lost two games by a score of 45-10 this season. They were two lopsided bookends in an unpredictable journey that ended Saturday night.

Broncos lacked a Plan B in playoff loss to Patriots - The Denver Post
Sometimes it's difficult to consider the difference between what works in the regular season and what works in the playoffs.

Broncos players praise 2011 coaching, after playoff run ends | First-and-Orange
Last January, Broncos players packed up their belongings and left Dove Valley unsure about who their head coach would be.

Krieger: Despite rout, Broncos' rebuilding ahead of schedule - The Denver Post
At times like these, you take your consolation where you find it. And theres plenty to be found. Consider what you thought of the Broncos prospects when the season began — a 4-12 team in 2010 that cleaned house, bringing in a new front office and coaching staff.

Denver Broncos News

Wrapping Up the Season
After Saturday's season-ending defeat to New England, the Broncos cleaned out their lockers Sunday and reflected on the year.

Champ Bailey says Broncos must improve before back-patting - The Denver Post
Cleaning out his locker Sunday along with his Denver teammates, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said it's time for players to begin planning on how to improve rather than patting each other on the back after overcoming a 1-4 start and qualifying for the postseason .

2012 NFL playoffs -- Quinton Carter, David Bruton of Denver Broncos injured vs. New England Patriots - ESPN
The Denver Broncos lost two safeties to injury after beginning their divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots without starting safety Brian Dawkins.

What's next for Tim Tebow, Broncos? –
"The run was a lot of fun, had a lot of ups and downs," quarterback Tim Tebow said after the Denver Broncos' roller-coaster season ended with a 45-10 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional playoffs.

Lonie Paxton back with Broncos on Sunday | First-and-Orange
Lonie Paxton received plenty of hugs from Broncos teammates today as players gathered to clean out their lockers and attend a final team meeting of the 2011 season.

Champ Bailey Not Exactly Satisfied With Broncos' Season - Predominantly Orange
At this time last year, we were unsure of the future of the Denver Broncos and Champ Bailey. I think many would agree that we assumed Bailey who was

A Different Kind Of Tebow Playbook - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
In some way, shape, or form it's always Tebow Time. I shivered in the hallway of Gillette Stadium despite wearing three layers with the accompanying

Broncos both bummed, buoyed as they look to 2012 - Washington Times
For a team that’s bringing back its orange uniforms in 2012, the Denver Broncos were resoundingly blue on Sunday.

Woody Paige: Tim Tebow's horsepower tamed at finish line - The Denver Post
Whoa. The wild ride of Tim Tebow and the Broncos has been stopped cold. They were put away absurdly by the Patriots on a long and bitter wintry night in New England.

Dusty Saunders: CBS solid on Broncos-Patriots despite total lack of drama - The Denver Post
With less than a minute to play in the first half, Jim Nantz reminded his CBS audience that Tom Brady had thrown four touchdown passes.

Broncos' defensive plans can't rattle Brady - The Denver Post
The Broncos ran out of kitchen appliances before Tom Brady ran out of receivers Saturday night.

Patriots learn from Steelers how to stop Broncos, Tebow - The Denver Post
Defensively, the Patriots might not match up to the Steelers, but New England certainly learned from Pittsburghs defensive blunders against the Broncos option offense.

Mark Kiszla: Pats show Broncos harsh reality - The Denver Post
It wasnt the 45-10 humiliation suffered by the Broncos. It wasnt the bone-chilling cold. What stung the worst Saturday night was the sarcasm as thick as New England chowder when fans derisively chanted the name of Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow Set As Broncos Starting QB In 2012 - Predominantly Orange
Despite taking the Denver Broncos from 1-4 to 8-8 and into the second round of the playoffs, some are questioning Tim Tebow's starting status in the 2012

Breaking down the Denver Broncos, position by position - The Denver Post
Coming off a 4-12 season, the 2011 Broncos improved to 8-8, won the AFC West and went 1-1 in the playoffs.

Fans weigh in on Broncos season, future - KDVR
It was a sad loss for Denver Broncos fans Saturday night, who were ready to cheer their team on to the AFC championship.

Expect Denver Broncos to stick with Tim Tebow - Boulder Daily Camera
If the future is Tim Tebow, then it must carry on with a smaller Tebow circus.

Tim Tebow the future? Woody Paige, Mark Kiszla argue on a plane | First-and-Orange
Is Tim Tebow the future? Woody and Kiz argue it … on an airplane.

After the Broncos were ousted by the Patriots, quarterback Tim Tebow returned to his devoutly religious role. His play in the game had left little to praise.

For a team that's bringing back its orange uniforms in 2012, the Denver Broncos were resoundingly blue on Sunday.

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Season Ending Locker Room Sounds
Players take a few minutes to talk to the press about the season before cleaning out their lockers and leaving Dove Valley.

Films Short: Kids Say the Darndest Things : NFL Films Blog
For today’s Short, check out this cute clip about youngsters being tested on their pigskin knowledge, as originally presented on "NFL Films Presents":

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Arrowhead anxiety: Turnover off the field causes concern -
Secrecy, intimidation, fear and a watchful eye have become hallmarks of working for the Chiefs, say some current and former employees. Former Head Coach, Todd Haley, even mentions believing certain rooms were bugged by management and his phone had been "tampered with".

Your Championship Weekend point spreads are open for business | National Football Post
We’ve got seven days until the start of Championship Weekend in the NFL, but that hasn’t stopped the city of Las Vegas from getting an early jump on next week’s action.

Breaking down the NFL Divisional Playoffs | National Football Post
My game notes from all four Divisional matchups.

Roger Goodell says NFL will consider full-time refs, coach rules for 2012 season - ESPN
Aiming to ensure NFL rules are enforced the same way from game to game, the league will consider making about 10 officials full-time employees next season.

Packers' loss could be Raiders' gain - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Green Bay Packers' unexpected pain may be the Oakland Raiders' unexpected gain.

League needs to take replay review out of referee’s hands | ProFootballTalk
I’ve complained in the past about the current procedure for conducting replay reviews.

Who's going to Super Bowl XLVI?
The NFL playoff field has been winnowed to its version of the final four.

Vote: Must NFL do more to protect players from concussions?
The Saints suffered a debilitating blow -- literally and figuratively as it turns out -- when RB Pierre Thomas was knocked out of Saturday's divisional playoff game at San Francisco by a helmet-to-helmet, concussion-inducing hit from 49ers S Donte Whitner.

Goodell: HGH testing talks continue to move slowly
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell repeated Sunday the league's desire to reach an immediate agreement on human growth hormone testing with the NFL Players Association but did not sound optimistic regarding its implementation for the 2012 season.

Lockout, Contract Negotiations & the NFL season - Anyone really notice? |
Lockout. Does anyone remember a lockout?

This season, three quarterbacks have thrown for more than 5,000 yards.