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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/22/12


"Will to Win:" Excerpts from The Denver Post's chronicle of Tim Tebow and the 2011 Broncos - The Denver Post
The Broncos just completed one of the most remarkable seasons in franchise history, rallying from a 1-4 start to win the AFC West and then upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in a memorable first-round playoff game.

Mark Kiszla: A guide: How to help Tebow - The Denver Post
Back in the day, before Todd Helton became the greatest baseball player in Rockies history, he played a little quarterback.

Kickin' it: Tebow the top dog? Think about star running back first - The Denver Post
I'm hoping Tim Tebow succeeds because the NFL has become like NASCAR.

New NFL General Managers - What are you doing for me now? |
So you’re Reggie McKenzie or Ryan Grigson and you now find yourself with a dream job that many covet but only a very limited few are given the opportunity.

Denver Broncos News

Tim Tebow backlash: Hate the player, not his game -
This outsized hate for Tim Tebow, a guy who tosses pigskins and doesn't drown puppies goes far beyond your garden-variety jealousy of good-looking, rich, jocks. After all, it's curiously schizophrenic when juxtaposed against our avowed ideals.

Tebow haters, back off - Ana Veciana Suarez -
Now that the Denver Broncos are out of the NFL playoffs, it’s probably a little safer to tiptoe into the controversy that is Tim Tebow.

AFC West notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that former Oakland coach Hue Jackson was bypassed for the St. Louis offensive coordinator job.

Philbin's Packer power gave him edge over McCoy for Dolphins' job - The Denver Post
Coaches talk about implementing a system to fit their personnel. Mike McCoy is the rare NFL offensive coordinator who had the gumption to do it.

McCoy thinks unwillingness to keep Bowles cost him Dolphins job | ProFootballTalk
Just a few days ago, we heard that Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy thought he was the favorite for the Dolphins head coaching job.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' Von Miller Fined For 'Late Hit' Against Patriots - Predominantly Orange
You have to give Von Miller credit. Not only did he exceed expectations in his rookie year posting 11.5 sacks, but he showed that game in and game out,

Mike McCoy Will Remain Broncos Offensive Coordinator - Predominantly Orange
It was down to two in Miami yesterday. Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin were the Dolphins top two

The Possible Reason McCoy Didn't Get Dolphins Job - Predominantly Orange
It came down to Mike McCoy and Joe Philbin in Miami, and as we all know the Packers offensive coordinator was selected for the head coaching job.

NFL News

Tom Coughlin Goes by the Book, and Wins -
With the Giants’ Tom Coughlin about to coach in his fourth conference championship game Sunday, it seems time to appraise him for more than his punctiliousness.

NFL player Michael Current kills self as Duerson: concussion suicide remembered | HULIQ
Former NFL football star Michael Current has joined the late Dave Duerson and other concussion injured former players - who’ve reportedly committed suicide - due to the inability to deal with the traumatic brain injury caused by concussions.

Top 10 Championship Sundays | National Football Post
From "The Catch" to "The Drive," Jay Clemons looks back at some of the best moments from Championship Sunday.

With Giants-49ers, Who Wins With the Weather? -
The conventional wisdom is that inclement weather will benefit the 49ers.

Bill Belichick has high expectations -
Before we proceed, a couple of housekeeping items: No. 1, what you are about to read is not a suggestion that Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a "new man" this season, or that he is whistling Gershwin tunes on his way to work every day and stopping whenever possible to smell the roses. No....

Patience has paid off for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith - The Denver Post
Jim Harbaugh didnt draft quarterback Alex Smith, and no one would have been surprised if Smith and the 49ers parted ways for good last spring after Harbaugh was hired as San Franciscos coach and Smiths contract expired after six seasons. - Patriots-Ravens prediction
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain believes the Patriots will get revenge and beat Baltimore in the AFC championship game.

A Giants Postseason Specialty: Using Their Heads -
A play involving a helmet has figured into four of the Giants' most memorable plays over the past 25 years.

NFL playoffs: These postseason games are far superior -
Conference championships are seven hours of gritty, roaring football. The Super Bowl is more often more like a wardrobe malfunction.

Draft, Free Agency and Offseason Notes

Senior Bowl Preview: The Top 10 Defensive Prospects | National Football Post
Looks like one of the better defensive groups in years. news: Creer's late TD caps West rally for 24-17 victory in Shrine Game
Louisiana Tech's Lennon Creer scored on a 9-yard run with 47 seconds remaining, giving the West a 24-17 victory Saturday in the 87th East-West Shrine Game. - Jaguars will pursue top WR
Jaguars GM Gene Smith is expected to go after whomever he considers the best available wide receiver in free agency (Vincent Jackson?), according to our AFC Whispers. - Cowboys covet free-agent-to-be Nicks
The Cowboys have their eyes on Saints OG Carl Nicks, who's about to become a free agent, to upgrade their offensive line, according to our NFC Whispers.

Finnegan skeptical he’ll be back with Titans | ProFootballTalk
Towards the end of the regular season, Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan thought his time with the team may be coming to an end. The recent changes to the Titans front office hasn't changed his mind. "I don’t know that a lot will change. - Coaching and front-office tracker
Here's a look at the job openings around the NFL for general managers, head coaches and coordinators.

Around the NFL: Owner says Colts will name a coach this week -
The Indianapolis Colts reportedly have interviewed Jim Tressel and NFL coordinators for their coaching job. news: Dolphins coach Philbin considers Bengals' Coyle for DC role
Kevin Coyle, the Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach, is under consideration for the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator position, according to a league source.

Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job -
Eye on Football - Raiders interview Mornhinweg for head coach job news: Rams, Fisher add former Jets OC Schottenheimer to staff
The St. Louis Rams and coach Jeff Fisher have made another high-profile addition to their staff with the hiring of Brian Schottenheimer as their new offensive coordinator, a league source told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi on Saturday.