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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/21/13

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It's the HarBowl: Ravens to meet 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Yes, John and Jim Harbaugh will now take sibling rivalries to the next level.

Ravens, 49ers win to set up Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh Super Bowl | ProFootballTalk
Jack Harbaugh played one year of professional football, with the AFL’s New York Titans in 1961.

Niners Are 4.5-Point Favorites in Super Bowl -
Baltimore probably won’t mind this news. It has been installed as a 4.5-point underdog in the Super Bowl.

Sharpe rips Belichick for declining post-game interview | ProFootballTalk
Patriots coach Bill Belichick never looks happy when he wins. He’s definitely not happy when he loses.

Denver Broncos Videos

49ers Advance To Sixth Super Bowl In Franchise History - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore talk about beating the Falcons to advance to the Super Bowl.

Countdown Daily Recap: 49ers-Falcons - ESPN Video - ESPN
Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the 49ers' 28-24 win over the Falcons to move on to Super Bowl XLVII.

Gonzalez's Emotional Farewell - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tony Gonzalez addresses the Falcons' loss to the 49ers and what was likely his final NFL game.

RecruitingNation on Sportscenter - ESPN Video - ESPN
On SportsCenter, Craig Haubert talks with Michael Kim about the recruiting impact of Chip Kelly's departure to the NFL, and the appeal of Ole Miss with the nation's top recruits.

Frank Caliendo Is Jim Rome - ESPN Video - ESPN
Comedian Frank Caliendo impersonates Jim Rome and Mike Ditka, and John Holmberg impersonates Gary Busey to discuss the 49ers' matchup against the Falcons.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Did NFL officials make the grade in Broncos-Ravens game? - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Can you tell me how the NFL grades its officials? And what are the consequences for sub-par grades?

"Practice" FG by Tucker vs. Broncos? Not allowed, but not a penalty - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
In the interest of tying up a loose end from the Broncos-Ravens playoff game — the moment I saw Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker take a practice kick in between two overtime periods, I said: "That's a penalty, they just missed a penalty."

Todd Helton helping Peyton Manning cope with Broncos' loss in playoffs - The Denver Post
Turns out, Peyton Manning can hit his targets off the field too.

Mike McCoy, back in Denver, talks about leaving Broncos for Chargers - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Mike McCoy was back in the Denver area this weekend tying up loose ends, watching his son Luke play two youth basketball games.

Division News

Could Chargers target Larry Fitzgerald? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
I’ve been asked often in the past few days whether the San Diego Chargers could target Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald in a trade.

Chargers hire ex-Cardinals special teams coach | ProFootballTalk
Head coach Mike McCoy’s first Chargers staff is showing a lot of similarity to this year’s Cardinals staff.

Marcel Reece of Oakland Raiders replaces Vonta Leach of Baltimore Ravens in Pro Bowl - ESPN
Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece will replace Baltimore's Vonta Leach on the AFC's Pro Bowl roster after the Ravens earned a trip to the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Another name emerges in possible Raiders restructuring | ProFootballTalk
Last week, there was a report that NFL executive V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson was under consideration for a senior front office role with the Raiders.

NFL News

NFL Communications - Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Thomas, Jason Witten Named Finalists For Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award "

Dan Rooney defends the rule that bears his name, hints at expansion | ProFootballTalk
The NFL’s high-level hiring practices have come under fire in recent days, once the current cycle ended with no minority candidates hired for eight head-coaching jobs and seven G.M.-level positions.

NFL considering expanding Rooney Rule to coordinators | ProFootballTalk
After an offseason which saw every team comply with the letter of the Rooney Rule, but none implement its spirit, the NFL is considering broadening the scope of the rule.

Coaching Carousel

Ray Horton isn’t married to the 3-4 defense | ProFootballTalk
Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton admits that he’s disappointed that he didn’t land a head coaching job this year, but that disappointment doesn’t take away his excitement over his new job.

Jason Garrett’s brother John leaving for Bucs job | ProFootballTalk
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett should consider himself warned.

Report: Tom Moore joining Cardinals staff | ProFootballTalk
When Tom Moore’s consulting gig with the Titans came to an end, he said he wanted another job in the NFL for the coming season

Pat Shurmur likely to join Philadelphia Eagles as offensive coordinator -- - ESPN
Former Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur is expected to join Chip Kelly's coaching staff in Philadelphia, likely as the Eagles' offensive coordinator, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

2013 Draft

Eight offensive players to watch in the Senior Bowl | National Football Post
Russ Lande offers insight into eight intriguing offensive prospects in the Senior Bowl.

2013 Senior Bowl Preview -
When you study college football players year-round, the Senior Bowl is not the introduction to pro prospects that it is for many fans.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Advanced NFL Stats: Feature Enhancement: Time Calculator
The Time Calculator is a tool that will estimate the time remaining in a game that a trailing defense can expect to get the ball back if they force a stop.

Bus Cook "irate" over report that new deal was requested for Russell Wilson | ProFootballTalk
Maybe Bus Cook really does read PFT, after all.

Report: Falcons talking new deal for Matt Ryan | ProFootballTalk
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be trying to earn a trip to the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon, but a report from Jay Glazer of FOX has him set to cash in whether or not Atlanta wins the NFC for the second time in their history.

Is Defense (and Running) Still the Key to Winning in the N.F.L.? -
Everywhere in the N.F.L., high-tech offenses are sold as the wave of the future.

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