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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/16/13

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Andrew Carpenean-US PRESSWIRE

Manning Honored as AFC Offensive Player of the Year "
Quarterback Peyton Manning’s remarkable comeback season has earned him the honor of AFC Offensive Player of the Year at the NFL 101 Awards.

Undlin Named Secondary Coach
Cory Undlin has been named the team's secondary coach after Ron Milus' contract was not renewed

McCoy to Coach Division Rival
Mike McCoy has been hired as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers.

Denver Broncos Videos

Mike McCoy To Coach Chargers - ESPN Video - ESPN
Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy accepts San Diego Chargers' head-coaching job.

Can Mike McCoy Win With Philip Rivers? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jason Taylor and Jerry Rice discuss the Chargers' hiring of Mike McCoy.

Do Ravens Have A Chance To Beat Patriots? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss the Patriots' being favored by 9.5 points over the Ravens.

Blogger Blitz: Containing Ray Rice - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC East blogger James Walker talks about the Patriots' past success at limiting Ray Rice's production

Blogger Blitz: Prized Coaches - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC West blogger Bill Williamson thinks Chiefs and Chargers fans should be happy with their respective new head coaches

Playing With Pain - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jason Taylor describes the pains of playing in the NFL, including almost losing his leg.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos part ways with DBs coach Ron Milus -
Three days after one of the most egregious secondary breakdowns in NFL playoff history, the Denver Broncos have a new defensive backs coach.

Denver Broncos need to trust and stick to their plan - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The Broncos' season ended Saturday in an excruciating, double-overtime loss that dragged plenty of folks in the Mile High City into the depths of grumpiness.

Chargers snare Mike McCoy; Broncos in hunt for new coordinator - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Calling it "the right move at the right time," former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was introduced as the San Diego Chargers' head coach Tuesday

Top candidates for Denver Broncos offensive coordinator after McCoy
The top two candidates to replace departed Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy are current Denver quarterbacks coach Adam Gase and former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Colorado Classics: Steve Russ, former Air Force football star - The Denver Post
With the Super Bowl the hot topic on the sports scene, a lot of young football players could be excused for dreaming about winning a ring.

Did cold weather put Peyton Manning and Broncos offense on ice? - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I noticed that (Peyton) Manning didn't throw deep at all (against the Ravens). Was the cold a reason for that?

Where does John Fox look now? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
John Fox has been in the AFC West for two years and two days.

Broncos' Ryan Clady forced out of NFL Pro Bowl after injury - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady can still write "Pro Bowl 2013" in his bio if he wishes, but the fifth-year veteran will not make the trip to Hawaii next week because of a shoulder injury.

Division News

Mike McCoy to join San Diego Chargers reaction -
The San Diego Chargers are borrowing heavily from the Indianapolis Colts' approach a season ago. With Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy accepting the head coaching job in San Diego, the Chargers are starting completely fresh with a young GM/coach tandem that can grow up together.

Chargers tell San Diego they’re not moving in 2013 | ProFootballTalk
Under the terms of the NFL’s relocation policy, there’s only one team that could as a practical matter move to Los Angeles in 2013.

Philip Rivers: I 'feel great' about Mike McCoy as coach -
As Mike McCoy digs his claws into the San Diego Chargers, the team's new head coach already has a known commodity under center.

Chargers in good shape on defense - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Before hiring Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as head coach on Tuesday, the Chargers did consider some defensive coaching candidates such as Lovie Smith and Gus Bradley.

Chiefs announce Dave Toub is their new special teams coordinator | ProFootballTalk
We noted this morning that Dave Toub was likely to leave the Bears and become the special teams coordinator of the Chiefs, and this afternoon it became official.

NFL News - Milestones, records achieved in 2012
Broncos: OLB Von Miller set a franchise record with 18½ sacks - RG3 wins PFW/PFWA Rookie of the Year
On April 28, two days after being selected second overall in the 2012 draft, Robert Griffin III got a glimpse of what he was up against. - Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year
Last season, the Panthers lost three-time Pro Bowl MLB Jon Beason to a torn ACL in Week One. Beason returned in 2012, but a knee injury sidelined him prior to Week Five.

Phil McConkey takes aim at NFLPA, Drew Brees | ProFootballTalk
When retired players sound off about their current financial and/or medical conditions, the blame primarily lands in the lap of the league.

Thomas Jones elects to donate his brain to science when he dies - ESPN New York
Thomas Jones, a retired running back who played for five teams in 12 NFL seasons, has decided to donate his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute to be studied for evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Coaching Carousel

Moore looking for OC job, and one makes too much sense | ProFootballTalk
The Titans brought veteran offensive coach Tom Moore in as a five-week consultant after they fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer, offering replacement play-caller Dowell Loggains a set of training wheels.

Aaron Kromer will join Bears staff | ProFootballTalk
The Bears hired Marc Trestman as their new head coach overnight and he isn’t wasting any time putting together his coaching staff.

Apparently Gus did need to discuss much, heads to Jags | ProFootballTalk
The Philadelphia media, punchy from a protracted coaching search, was joking yesterday about tracking the Gus bus, in reference to Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s inbound flight.

Short list of defensive coordinator candidates in Philly possibly sends bad message | ProFootballTalk
Typically, an NFL team hires a head coach who then hires his staff.

Cardinals request permission to speak with Bruce Arians | ProFootballTalk
Fresh off of losing out on the Chicago Bears head coaching job to Marc Trestman, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has a new suitor.

Report: Bears hire Marc Trestman as head coach | ProFootballTalk
The Chicago Bears search for their next head coach has apparently come to a conclusion. - Bills add 10 to coaching staff
The Bills added 10 coaches to Doug Marrone’s new staff, the team announced on Tuesday.

Toub on his way out of Chicago after head coach interview | ProFootballTalk
Bears special teams coach interviewed for the team’s head coaching vacancy, but he isn’t on the short list for it, and won’t be hanging around to work with the next guy.

Gettleman not looking to make immediate changes | ProFootballTalk
New Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman just wrapped up his first press conference, and frankly, it was like a lot of his predecessor’s old ones.

Eagles, Bradley not close to a deal, yet | ProFootballTalk
The fact that Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will interview with the Eagles for a second time on Tuesday coupled with pre-existing rumors that Bradley is the leading candidate for the job has created a sense that Bradley could soon be the team’s next head coach.

Jags receive permission to interview Darrell Bevell | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars are already scheduled to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley (assuming he doesn’t become the Eagles coach before that happens) and now they’ve received permission to speak to Seattle’s other coordinator.

Demand for Darrell Bevell grows | ProFootballTalk
Russell Wilson’s list of career accomplishments may also include doing something that Brett Favre never was able to pull off: Getting Darrell Bevell a head-coaching job.

Banner says there’s a frontrunner for G.M. job, but won’t say who it is | ProFootballTalk
As the Browns search for a new General Manager, CEO Joe Banner says there’s a frontrunner for the job.

Rex Ryan not involved in first wave of Jets G.M. interviews | ProFootballTalk
As the Jets search for a man who’ll have to work with and possibly decide (in time) the fate of coach Rex Ryan, coach Rex Ryan has had no role in the selection process.

Tyrone Wheatley among the additions to Bills’ coaching staff | ProFootballTalk
New Bills coach Doug Marrone announced 10 additions to his coaching staff today, including four of his former Syracuse assistants who will join him in Buffalo.

Jerry Richardson of Carolina Panthers sure Dave Gettleman, Ron Rivera can 'fix things' - ESPN
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is confident new general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Ron Rivera are the right men to "fix things" in Carolina.

Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone hires 10 assistants - ESPN
Newly hired Bills coach Doug Marrone turned to several of his former assistants at Syracuse in continuing to fill out his new staff in Buffalo.

2013 NFL Draft

NFP'S Top 200 Draft Prospects - Version 4.0 | National Football Post
Russ Lande offers up his most recent Top 200 Prospect List.

Luke Joeckel, Damontre Moore top 2013 NFL Draft Big Board -
Now, that we've reached the Jan. 15 deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2013 NFL Draft, scouts are working hard to put together draft boards that accurately reflect the available talent in this year's class.

Luke Joeckel, Bjoern Werner headline 2013 NFL Draft prospects -
The 2012 playoffs are still in full swing, but the 28 teams no longer playing are already looking to next season and beyond. The 2013 NFL Draft will be here before we know it, bringing an infusion of promising young talent

Collin Klein among players to watch at East-West Shrine Game -
The East-West Shrine Game (Saturday, 4 p.m. ET, NFL Network) is a must-see stop on the college all-star circuit because it routinely showcases some of the sleeper prospects with the potential to become difference-makers at the next level.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Lions taking a risk letting Avril approach free agency | ProFootballTalk
Letting defensive end Cliff Avril walk into free agency is as risky for the Lions as his playing under a one-year deal was for his future earnings this year.

Ravens might not be able to keep Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe | ProFootballTalk
For much of this season, there’s been discussion about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s pending free agency and what kind of contract he’ll work out to remain in Baltimore.

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