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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/18/13

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Kaptain Kirk

The What-If Game
Players replayed the Ravens loss in their head, but know they can't get into would've, could've, should'ves.

Gase's Offense: 'Pedal to the Metal'
Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase discusses his offensive philosophy as he begins his new role.

Gase on Manning "
Perhaps no one in the organization spent more time with quarterback Peyton Manning during the 2012 season than his position coach, Adam Gase.

Get to Know: Adam Gase-(repost) chats with Quarterbacks Coach Adam Gase.

Denver Broncos Videos

Adam Gase Named Broncos Offensive Coordinator - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC West blogger Bill Williamson discusses Adam Gase's promotion to offensive coordinator for the Broncos.

NFL Films Blog " Blog Archive ‘NFL Films Presents’: Best Shots of 2012 "
Relive the best moments from an incredible regular season through the eyes of NFL Films.

Marc Trestman Ready To Coach The Bears - ESPN Video - ESPN
Marc Trestman is ready to win with Jay Cutler and the Bears.

Between The Tackles: Matty Ice - ESPN Video - ESPN
shley Fox talks about Matt Ryan's performance in clutch situations this season

Monte Kiffin A Great Hire For Cowboys - ESPN Video - ESPN
Lomas Brown breaks down the Cowboys' hiring of Monte Kiffin as their defensive coordinator.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos Mailbag: Denver's defense faltered, here's how to improve - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
K, we lost, and I blame 30 percent on the officials, 30 percent on offense and 30 percent on coaching. Fox is too conservative in the final minutes of the game, and he has been all season.

Remembering personal side of 2012 Broncos - The Denver Post
Perhaps because of my advanced age, scores or plays or X's and O's are not what I will long remember about helping with The Denver Post's coverage of the 2012 Broncos.

Decker says Peyton was on board with taking a knee | ProFootballTalk
The Broncos have been criticized for choosing to take a knee with 31 seconds left in regulation on Saturday and the score against the Ravens tied at 35.

PFT Live: Decker: Broncos ‘just getting started’ | ProFootballTalk
Broncos WR Eric Decker joins Mike Florio to discuss the impact Peyton Manning’s work ethic has on the entire team,

Mark Kiszla: Adam Gase plans to rev the Denver Broncos' offense - The Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Before the Broncos can win the Super Bowl, their attitude must change. Taking a knee should never be an option for Denver.

Broncos want some high-octane Gas-e in the offense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
It was just another August day in just another NFL training camp, but former Rams coach Mike Martz, who had directed one of the most potent offenses in the league's history, The Greatest Show on Turf, stopped by Broncos practice.

Broncos' reliance on run late in regulation vs. Ravens vexes some fans - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I would like to know why Denver gave the ball up with three running plays and a punt after getting a first down with about three minutes left to play at the end of the regulation when it was ahead by seven points?

Division News

Oakland Raiders GM: Manti Te'o is a first-round talent -
The story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and the girlfriend hoax is only starting to unfold. NFL evaluators will be in a wait-and-see mode for a while when it comes to Te'o's draft stock.

Oakland has O-coordinator options - AFC West Blog - ESPN
I’m sure it had to bother Oakland Raiders fans to see AFC West-rival Denver fill its offensive coordinator job less than 48 hours after it opened. Oakland’s search has been ongoing now for 17 days with no end in sight.

Reggie McKenzie dismisses idea of moving Darren McFadden | ProFootballTalk
Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie met the media on Thursday for the first time since the end of the regular season and he was greeted with plenty of questions about his team’s offense. - Whisenhunt hired as Chargers' offensive coordinator
The Chargers hired former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt as their offensive coordinator, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

Mike McCoy scores with Whisenhunt hire - AFC West Blog - ESPN
If Mike McCoy’s first decision as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers is an indication of things to come, the team will be in great shape. - Chargers continue new vision with McCoy hire
For a roster that could see plenty of turnover this offseason, maybe it makes sense to see a similar trend in the front office. The Chargers began sweeping changes by hiring 40-year-old GM Tom Telesco instead of Jimmy Raye, and stayed "young" by going with Mike McCoy as the team’s next head coach.

ProFootballTalk: One-on-one with Andy Reid | ProFootballTalk
Andy Reid joins PFT to discuss what attracted him to Kansas City, how he’d grade his tenure in Philadelphia, who the Chiefs’ first pick could be, and more.

Coaching Carousel

Mike Lombardi becomes the Browns’ V.P. of player personnel | ProFootballTalk
Mike Lombardi, the former NFL personnel man turned NFL Network analyst who has long been rumored as a candidate to become the Browns’ next general manager, is indeed heading to Cleveland to become the Browns’ new general manager. - Cardinals hire Arians as head coach
The final head-coaching vacancy has been filled, as the Cardinals found their man.

Report: Horton out, Bowles in as Cardinals defensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
For most of the last two weeks, it appeared that the Cardinals were attempting to implement a cake-and-eat-it approach to Ray Horton, keeping the head-coaching candidate as defensive coordinator and hiring an offensive-minded head coach. - Titans announce several coaching changes
The Titans added Shawn Jefferson (wide receivers), George Henshaw (tight ends) and Sylvester Croom (running backs) to their coaching staff on Thursday.

As expected, Mike Tice fired in Chicago | ProFootballTalk
While it’s no surprise after they hired Aaron Kromer as their offensive coordinator/line coach, the Bears have now fired former offensive coordinator Mike Tice.

Jeffrey Lurie: Jon Gruden made it clear he won’t coach this year | ProFootballTalk
There was talk this offseason that Jon Gruden could be lured to return to coaching with the Eagles. But Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie says that talk didn’t come from Gruden himself.

Marinelli expected to join Kiffin in Dallas | ProFootballTalk
New Bears coach Marc Trestman just mentioned that defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli had chosen to leave the team.

Mike Shula interviews for Panthers OC job | ProFootballTalk
The Panthers interviewed quarterbacks coach Mike Shula for their offensive coordinator job, as they try to replace new Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski.

Report: Bucs drop another defensive assistant | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers defense struggled mightily against the pass this season, something that already caused the team to allow defensive backs coach Ron Cooper to depart for a job at the University of South Florida. - Bills add three assistants
The Bills announced the addition of three assistant coaches on Thursday, including former NFL WR Ike Hilliard. - Bradley ready, but needs to hire experienced offensive staff
Much like his philosophy in the draft, Jaguars new GM David Caldwell proved this week that he had a different criteria for choosing his new head coach than his predecessor. - Quinn returns to Seattle as defensive coordinator
The Seahawks named Dan Quinn the replacement for Gus Bradley as the team’s defensive coordinator. - Browns hire Turner as offensive coordinator
The Browns hired former Chargers head coach Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator, the team announced Thursday. - Colts hire McMahon as special-teams coordinator
The Colts hired Tom McMahon as their new special-teams coordinator, the team announced Thursday.

NFL News

NFLPA again says players would accept MLB-style HGH testing | ProFootballTalk
Last Friday, the NFL and NFLPA demonstrated via a quick back-and-forth that they finally have reached an agreement regarding HGH testing. Sort of. - Super Bowl plus Mardi Gras? It's called Super Gras
New Orleans is bracing for record crowds as the biggest sporting event of the year, the NFL Super Bowl, collides with Mardi Gras season in what many locals are calling "Super Gras." - Grigson voted PFW/PFWA Executive of the Year
Of all the numbers from the Colts’ 11-5, wild-card clinching season — most notably the minus-30 point differential and minus-12 turnover ratio — perhaps none defies logic more than the following: 36 newcomers on a 53-man roster.

2013 Draft

Mayock "a little bit confused" by Te’o situation | ProFootballTalk
Of all people in the media, Mike Mayock occupies the most unique position when it comes to the question of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o's draft stock in the wake of the hoax that he was or wasn’t involved in. - Panthers must tackle big defensive need inside
The last time the Panthers used a first- or second-round pick on a defensive tackle was in 2001 on Kris Jenkins. It’s no wonder that the team has been weak at the position since Jenkins left the team after the 2007 season.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Why the Baltimore Ravens are set to fly into Super Bowl XLVII |
Sunday’s AFC Championship Game pits two of the best NFL teams of the past few years. Since 2008, New England (60) and Baltimore (54) have combined for 104 regular season wins. - Seahawks appear poised to move Flynn
If the right deal presents itself, the Seahawks won't hesitate to trade backup QB Matt Flynn.

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