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Broncos TV’s Look at Special Teams "
In the spirit of Top 10 Tuesdays, which has looked at Peyton Manning’s Top 10 Touchdown Passes, Von Miller’s Top Ten Plays and the best offensive plays of the season, today is Top Five Friday.

Spend a Year With a Football Coach, and He May Change Your Mind -
It has been quite a month for football coaches. Nick Saban’s joyless visage, already set in bronze on the Alabama campus, filled TV screens after the Tide’s latest title as a kind of national avatar for excellence’s grim rewards.

Denver Broncos Videos

Top Five Friday: Special Teams Plays of the Year
Broncos TV counts down the five biggest special teams plays of the year.

NFL Live OT: Previewing Free Agency - ESPN Video - ESPN
Brian Dawkins and Darren Woodson look at the top offensive and defensive players available through free agency.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos will enter 2013 season with huge expectations -
NFL Network researchers revealed team-by-team strength of schedule numbers for 2013 on Thursday (based on combined opponent records from 2012), and lo and behold, the Denver Broncos face the easiest slate in football.

Division News

Kiper Jr. doesn't like QB at No. 1 for Chiefs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Thursday, in Insider pieces, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. offered updated mock drafts. Friday, the two discussed some of the reasons for their picks

Childress-to-Chiefs still a possibility | ProFootballTalk
Andy Reid is a month into his job, and has already hired 17 coaches, but there’s still a possibility he adds more.

NFL News

Shaun Cody had back surgery last week | ProFootballTalk
Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody underwent back surgery last week, after a season of playing through a number of problems.

Brandon Weeden expects, welcomes competition | ProFootballTalk
New Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said last month that it would be "premature" to call Brandon Weeden the team’s starting quarterback for the 2013 season, something that doesn’t seem to have taken Weeden by surprise.

Free Agency

Boldin says he’ll retire if he’s cut by Ravens | ProFootballTalk
Friday’s truncated it-never-snows-much-in-New-Jersey-in-February-so-why-are-we-worried-about-playing-a-Super-Bowl-there?

Paul Kruger wants to stay in Baltimore, but that doesn’t mean he will | ProFootballTalk
Ravens outside linebacker Paul Kruger had an outstanding postseason, potentially earning himself a lot of money in free agency.

2013 Draft

A closer look at Chadron State OT Garrett Gilkey | National Football Post
A breakdown of a small school offensive lineman.

NFL Draft Preparation - Top 10 & Market Value |
Usually a term relegated to common stocks, equities, and commodities, "market value" has also been used to keep certain positions out of the Top 10 of the annual NFL Draft.

Heisman finalist Collin Klein determined to be hard to pass up - The Denver Post
Every year there is a great college quarterback who possesses a particular characteristic that subjects him to pro prospect debate.

Coaching Carousel

Jaguars dip into college ranks to fill out staff | ProFootballTalk
Head coach Gus Bradley has put the finishing touches on his staff for his first year leading the Jaguars.

Eagles announce full coaching staff | ProFootballTalk
We now know all the members of Chip Kelly’s first staff with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cam Cameron lands at LSU | ProFootballTalk
Cam Cameron, the offensive coordinator whose firing in Baltimore corresponded with an offensive turnaround that led the Ravens to a championship, has landed a new job.

Gary Brown set to become Cowboys running backs coach | ProFootballTalk
Gary Brown got his professional playing career underway in Houston, but he’ll continue his coaching career elsewhere in the Lone Star State.

New knees give Tom Moore new coaching life | ProFootballTalk
It seems that veteran coach Tom Moore has retired more times than Brett Favre. Like Favre, Moore has unretired again.

Singletary interviews for Rams defensive coordinator position | ProFootballTalk
Former 49ers coach Mike Singletary wants to be a head coach again. Since he’s currently a linebackers coach with the Vikings, becoming a defensive coordinator would be a big step in that direction.

Todd Grantham withdraws name from consideration for Saints defensive coordinator job | ProFootballTalk
On Thursday, the Saints interviewed Todd Grantham for the position of defensive coordinator. On Friday, the current Georgia defensive coordinator opted to withdraw his name from the process.

Rob Ryan to Saints finally a done deal | ProFootballTalk
The longest five minutes of the offseason is finally over.

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