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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/2/13

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Relive 2012 with photos of the Broncos' biggest moments.

Top 12 of 2012
A look at the 12 most viewed stories, videos and photo galleries of 2012.

Denver Broncos Videos

1-on-1 After 100 Wins
Chris Hall talks to John Fox about earning a bye week in the playoffs and preparing for the post season.

Most Appealing Coaching Vacancy - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tedy Bruschi and Damien Woody discuss their picks for the most appealing coaching vacancy in the NFL.

Sources: Reid To Cardinals? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter discusses the possibility of Andy Reid becoming the new coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

Oklahoma S Tony Jefferson - ESPN Video - ESPN
David Ubben talks with Tony Jefferson about the events around the Cotton Bowl, defending Johnny Football, his NFL future and more.

What Should Jon Gruden Do? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether Jon Gruden should return to an NFL sideline or stay in the broadcast booth.

Should Jones Force Garrett To Hire Norv Turner? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss Jason Garrett saying that the Cowboys will not hire Norv Turner.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Opponents may decide to ditch conventional wisdom against Broncos' defense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
In his heyday, the late Al Davis would often expound on the virtues of the vertical passing game, the idea that the deep ball could consistently demoralize and defeat defenses.

Broncos need a win to do it, but some fans already looking at Patriots - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: I would like to bring the elephant in the room into question. If and when the Broncos play the Patriots in the postseason what would the keys to Denver's victory be?

Broncos know teams that finish strong still have no playoff guarantees - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Jacob Hester knows about finishing strong and the hazards of strong finishes.

Broncos' John Elway denies Chargers' request to talk to Matt Russell - The Denver Post
Hey, Chargers. Fix your own problems.

Division News

Evening AFC West notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
U-T San Diego adds Atlanta Falcons front-office man David Caldwell to the group the San Diego Chargers will interview for their general manager job.

By the numbers: Regular-season finale - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here is a look at the final AFC West division leaders in some key statistical categories:

Clark Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs CEO, taking on bigger role - ESPN
Clark Hunt is regarded as an intensely private man, someone who prefers to operate behind the scenes and away from the spotlight that comes with owning an NFL franchise.

Pioli’s limbo status is keeping him from playing musical chairs | ProFootballTalk
If the Chiefs fire G.M. Scott Pioli, it’s unknown whether he’d draw interest for any of the current G.M. vacancies. - More than logic applies to Pioli's future
If based solely on performance in a league where winning is the goal, Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt could apply Formal Logic 101 on GM Scott Pioli.

Would Mike Holmgren, Jon Gruden fit in AFC West? - ESPN
Mike Holmgren is open to returning to coaching and rumors continue to swirl around Jon Gruden.

Norv Turner: Chargers aren’t close to playoffs | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers fired coach Norv Turner on Monday and, as in most of these cases, a big reason why was his failure to make the playoffs.

Report: Chargers eying Bill O'Brien - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Bill O’Brien has said he will remain at Penn State after revitalizing the program in one year.

Tom Telesco, Steve Keim will interview for Chargers G.M. opening | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers were rebuffed in their efforts to interview Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell about their general manager position, but they have landed interviews with two other candidates.

Coaching Carousel

Andy Reid to tell Arizona Cardinals he'll 'fix' Kevin Kolb -
If Andy Reid eventually lands the Arizona Cardinals' head-coaching job, as has been speculated, he'll find himself reunited with a familiar face -- quarterback Kevin Kolb' - Rumors grow tying Reid to Arizona
Multiple reports from around the league on Tuesday say that the Cardinals and Andy Reid could complete a deal by the end of the week to become the team's next head coach

Cardinals rumors can’t hurt Reid | ProFootballTalk
If we believe the various reports and rumors, the Cardinals have all but decided to hire Andy Reid. If we believe the Cardinals, they still have more homework to do before making a decision.

Cardinals say no Reid interview scheduled yet | ProFootballTalk
Tuesday’s had plenty of chatter about Andy Reid being close to getting the Cardinals job, but the official word from the Cardinals is that no interview has been scheduled at this point.

Report: Cardinals "very close" to hiring Andy Reid as head coach | ProFootballTalk
A day after he was fired by the Eagles, Andy Reid may be close to getting another head-coaching job.

Horton will get a second interview with the Cardinals | ProFootballTalk
At a time when a "source" (possibly, agent Bob LaMonte) is expressing "95 percent" certainty to Adam Schefter that Andy Reid will be the next coach of the Cardinals and Arizona P.R. guru Mark Dalton is saying there’s a 99-percent chance that the 95-percent assessment is 100-percent inaccurate, - Next Cardinals head coach has a lot of work to do
Pundits like to believe players fire coaches.

Bears add special teams coach Joe DeCamillis to list | ProFootballTalk
Bears general manager Phil Emery is proving to be open-minded in his pursuit of job candidates.

Adams didn’t forgive Reinfeldt for not delivering Manning | ProFootballTalk
Titans owner Bud Adams hasn’t always been good at holding back his feelings.

Phil Emery makes clear: Lovie Smith failed at building the offense | ProFootballTalk
Lovie Smith is a good defensive coach who was never able to build a consistent offense in his nine seasons as head coach of the Bears, and that’s what cost him his job.

Add Tom Clements to the Bears coaching candidate list | ProFootballTalk
The Bears lost to the Packers twice this season and they are interested in talking to one of the guys responsible for running the offense in Green Bay about their head coaching job - Wilson giving organizational control of Bills to Brandon
Several media outlets are reporting that Bills owner Ralph Wilson is giving up organizational control of the team.

Russ Brandon bringing "Moneyball" to Bills | ProFootballTalk
The Bills can not sell winning tradition, or good weather.

Heckert on Jets list, and look, he has a mystery team | ProFootballTalk
There was speculation early in the process about former Browns general manager Tom Heckert wanting to link up with coach Andy Reid at his next stop, fueled largely by the words out of Heckert’s own mouth.

NFL News

NFLPA considering next move after losing collusion case | ProFootballTalk
Black Monday had a dual meaning this year. In addition to seven coaches and five General Managers losing their jobs, - Texans place Sharpton on I.R.
The Texans announced Tuesday that ILB Darryl Sharpton will be sidelined for the rest of the season with a hip injury that he suffered in the Week 17 loss to the Colts.

2013 Draft

NFL draft rules a bad deal for Jadeveon Clowney | ProFootballTalk
To say that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the best player on the field today at the Outback Bowl against Michigan is accurate, but it doesn’t quite capture just how dominant a force Clowney is.

2013 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker - is tracking the underclassmen who have declared their intentions to apply for entry into the 2013 NFL Draft, those who have announced their decision to return to school, and reports on those who are undecided

Georgia's Alec Ogletree to apply for entry into 2013 NFL draft -
Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree declared Tuesday his intentions to forgo his senior season and apply for early entry into the NFL draft following the Bulldogs' 45-31 victory over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.

NFP Mock Draft 3.0 | National Football Post
FootballPost Bills promote Brandon to team president: Executive moves up from CEO to take

Some advice in choosing an NFL Sports Agent |
As the college football season begins to wind down the NFL Draft season starts to crank up.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Roundup of players signed to future contracts | ProFootballTalk
For the teams who had their seasons come to an end this past weekend, the page turns toward next season.

Umenyiora admits it’s "time to move on" from Giants | ProFootballTalk
Even though the writing was on the wall the moment he signed his Band-aid contract, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora was always careful to leave the door open for a return.

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