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Broncos promote Cory Undlin to secondary coach

Broncos promote Cory Undlin to secondary coach

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 15, 2013
The Denver Broncos made the decision Tuesday to not renew the contract of secondary coach Ron Milus in the wake of the Broncos double overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Saturday. It didn’t take long for the Broncos to fill the role as they have
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  • Haslam hints at Browns uniform changes

    Haslam hints at Browns uniform changes

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Not long after the Browns hired CEO Joe Banner, he tiptoed around the possibility of a uniform change during an appearance on PFT Live. On Tuesday, owner Jimmy Haslam did more than tiptoe. During a press conference announcing that the Factory of Sadness…
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  • Denver mayor hurt practicing Ray Lewis' dance

    Denver mayor hurt practicing Ray Lewis' dance

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock insists he is not trying to renege on a bet after he injured his leg at a stock show.
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  • Ravens owner texted Harbaugh while Ravens trailed

    Ravens owner texted Harbaugh while Ravens trailed

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Well, it’s not exactly “Win one for the Gipper,” but a flu-ridden Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti did text coach John Harbaugh during last week’s playoff win, offering encouragement at a time when his team was still behind. According to Aaron Wilson
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  • Andrew Whitworth replaces Ryan Clady on AFC Pro Bowl team

    Andrew Whitworth replaces Ryan Clady on AFC Pro Bowl team

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    When the names of this years Pro Bowl players were announced last month, Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth expressed some strong feelings about the process used to put the teams together. “It’s a joke to me,” Whitworth said, via the Dayton Daily News.
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  • Browns' home now named FirstEnergy Stadium

    Browns' home now named FirstEnergy Stadium

    An electric utility has bought the naming rights to Cleveland Browns Stadium, which will be known as FirstEnergy Stadium.
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  • Joe Flacco, The Big-Armed Oaf Who Saved Baltimore

    Joe Flacco, The Big-Armed Oaf Who Saved Baltimore

    deadspin.com Jan 15, 2013
    Joe Flacco has played five full seasons in the NFL, and in each one, he has thrown for less than 4,000 yards and completed less than 64 percent of his throws. He has never been sacked fewer than 30 times, and he has never thrown more than 25 touchdowns.…
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  • Who led AFC North in dropped passes?

    Who led AFC North in dropped passes?

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Who dropped the ball the most in the AFC North? In terms of passes, it was the Cleveland Browns for the second season in a row. The Browns dropped 27 passes in 2012, according to ESPN Stats & Information. But the Browns were the only team in the div…
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  • Banner says there’s a frontrunner for G.M. job, but won’t say w…

    Banner says there’s a frontrunner for G.M. job, but won’t say who it is

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    As the Browns search for a new General Manager, CEO Joe Banner says there’s a frontrunner for the job.  But, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Banner won’t say who it is. Banner added that the first wave of interviews will in
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  • Blogger Blitz: Ravens offensive line

    Blogger Blitz: Ravens offensive line

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    One of the biggest surprises of the Baltimore Ravens postseason has been the play of their line, especially the pass protection on the edges. Left tackle Bryant McKinnie, whose offseason problems with playing shape and a late arrival to training camp, d…
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  • Baltimore hotel fires up a well-choreographed Ray Lewis-themed …

    Baltimore hotel fires up a well-choreographed Ray Lewis-themed laser show

    yahoo.com Jan 15, 2013
    Check this out: a Ray Lewis-themed laser light show at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. It began this weekend, and will presumably continue as long as the Ravens win in the playoffs. Our take: nice, but cuts off way too fast to be accurate. This show …
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  • Epic wins haven't led to Super Bowl wins

    Epic wins haven't led to Super Bowl wins

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Ravens' double-overtime win over the Broncos was the third-longest NFL game of the Super Bowl era. But winning an epic game like this doesn't necessarily lead to a Lombardi Trophy. The teams that won the NFL's two longest games since 1970 -- the 197…
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  • Is Something Wrong?: Critics are still buzzing over the Broncos…

    Is Something Wrong?: Critics are still buzzing over the Broncos' costl…

    CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    Critics are still buzzing over the Broncos' costly decision-making Saturday, but what role does Peyton Manning's health play in the situation? Peter King tackles that and more.
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  • High Risk, High Reward

    High Risk, High Reward

    CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    Jim isn't the only Harbaugh to have a bold late-season move pay off. In Baltimore, the switch to Jim Caldwell as OC has the once free-falling Ravens thriving, Don Banks writes.
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  • McCoy in as Chargers coach

    McCoy in as Chargers coach

    CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    SAN DIEGO (AP) Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has agreed in principle to become head coach of the division rival San Diego Chargers, two people with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.
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  • Double Coverage: Ravens at Patriots

    Double Coverage: Ravens at Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    It’s not the Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning showdown many expected in the AFC Championship Game. But the intense rivalry between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens is just as exciting. For the second consecutive year, these familiar foes wil
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  • With McCoy out of mix, Cardinals’ job becomes murky

    With McCoy out of mix, Cardinals’ job becomes murky

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Cardinals feared losing defensive coordinator Ray Horton to a head-coaching job.  After the two other head-coaching jobs for which Horton interviewed (Browns and Bills) went to other candidates, the Cardinals’ reportedly hatched a plan to keep Hort
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  • Richardson looks forward to meeting Chudzinski

    Richardson looks forward to meeting Chudzinski

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Browns running back Trent Richardson has a new coach.  And, as mentioned in the Tuesday morning one-liners, Richardson really wants to meet him. “I like what [Chudzinski] did with Cam [Newton],” Richardson said, per Branson Wright of the Cleveland Pl
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  • Ravens have no doubts about Justin Tucker

    Ravens have no doubts about Justin Tucker

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    It often takes any rookie time to earn the trust of his elders. When it’s a rookie kicker, it’s doubly hard. But for Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, there’s never been a sense that his team didn’t have confidence in him. Tucker’s double-overtime ga
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  • Browns shouldn't reunite with Anderson

    Browns shouldn't reunite with Anderson

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Former Browns quarterback Derek Anderson is lobbying to return and rejoin coach Rob Chudzinski in Cleveland. Chudzinski and the Browns need to politely (or not-so politely, some Browns fans might say) decline. The hiring of Chudzinski is a new start for…
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  • Pat Bowlen will be “ticked off for a month” after loss

    Pat Bowlen will be “ticked off for a month” after loss

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Broncos season came to a disappointing end on Saturday night and owner Pat Bowlen said Monday that the loss to the Ravens is going to linger for a while. Bowlen, making his first public comments since before the season, had plenty of praise for the …
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  • Wake-up: Haley likely to stay with Steelers

    Wake-up: Haley likely to stay with Steelers

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Just a heads up that there will a Double Coverage post today on the Ravens-Patriots AFC Championship Game. It features myself and AFC East blogger (formerly of the AFC North) James Walker. No trash-talking from the Ravens on Twitter on Monday night, so …
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  • Rey Maualuga uncertain of Bengals future

    Rey Maualuga uncertain of Bengals future

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    In a season where Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga was upstaged by undrafted rookie Vontaze Burfict, the former second-round draft pick is uncertain his future remains with the Bengals. According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Maualu…
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  • Patriots moving on without injured Gronkowski

    Patriots moving on without injured Gronkowski

    CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots have done just fine without Rob Gronkowski.
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  • Cleveland Browns to sell naming rights to stadium

    Cleveland Browns to sell naming rights to stadium

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Jimmy Haslam, the newest owner of the Cleveland Browns, is getting close to taking an unprecedented step in Browns franchise history. According to John Funk of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Browns are expected to announce this week they have agreed to…
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  • Video - Hornets Cruise Past 76ers 00:53

    Hornets Cruise Past 76ers

    Jan 15
    Hornets top 76ers 111-99 for their fifth win in six games.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Ravens-Patriots Meet Again 02:13

    NFL32OT: Ravens-Patriots Meet Again

    Jan 15
    Episode 249: Jason Taylor breaks down the Ravens defense going up against Tom Brady and the Patriots offense. The NFL32 crew discuss Texans head coach Gary Kubiak's comments on Matt Schaub.
  • Video - From then to now 01:31

    From then to now

    Jan 15
    Charley Casserly explains how the Baltimore Ravens defense has changed since they beat the New England Patriots in Week 3.
  • Video - Kurt Warner: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco 'deserves' to be paid like elite quarterback 01:03

    Kurt Warner: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco 'deserves' to be paid like elite quarterback

    Jan 15
    Kurt Warner joins "Around the League" to discuss whether or not Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is due for a big payday in the offseason.

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