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Fox Gets Conservative: Did The Denver Coach's Risk-Averse Strat…

Fox Gets Conservative: Did The Denver Coach's Risk-Averse Strategy Cost The Broncos A Playoff Victory?

deadspin.com Updated Jan 13, 2013
NFL coaches will often refer to "playing the percentages." But if there's one thing I've learned by studying strategic decisions, it's that coaches don't have a firm grasp of those percentages. And when anyone is uncertain of the odds, he'll f…
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  • Horton hopes to hear more about his status by Tuesday

    Horton hopes to hear more about his status by Tuesday

    Amid reports that the Cardinals hope to hire Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy to be Arizona’s latest head coach and to keep Ray Horton as the team’s defensive coordinator, that plan is news to Horton. A source with knowledge of the situation t
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  • Stokley hopes to play one more year

    Stokley hopes to play one more year

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    It was believed that Peyton Manning would get the gang back together in Denver, with guys like Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, and Jeff Saturday joining Peyton as members of the Broncos. In the end, the Indy connection was limited to the likes of Jacob Tamm…
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  • John Fox's decision will linger

    John Fox's decision will linger

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    In a season-ending team meeting Sunday, Denver Broncos coach John Fox told his players to be ready to make another playoff run in 2013 after a classic double-overtime 38-35 loss at home to Baltimore. Fox meets the media to wrap up the season on Monday a…
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  • Chargers interview Jay Gruden for coaching job

    Chargers interview Jay Gruden for coaching job

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed for the San Diego Chargers' vacant head coaching position Sunday.
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  • Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woe…

    Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woes; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
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  • Report:  Raiders talking to Ray Anderson

    Report: Raiders talking to Ray Anderson

    Ever since the debacle that was the referee lockout, there has been a sense in league circles that executive V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson could be on his way out - whether by choice or otherwise. Coincidentally or otherwise, he could be on h
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  • Reminder: Peyton Manning Still Better Than Tim Tebow

    Reminder: Peyton Manning Still Better Than Tim Tebow

    Broncos fans should be used to this by now: a big time, Super Bowl-winning quarterback lost to an obviously lesser quarterback in an overtime classic in Denver. The comparisons have been as inescapable as they are stupid: More »
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  • Sparano to interview for offensive line coach position in Kansa…

    Sparano to interview for offensive line coach position in Kansas City

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    Andy Reid could be bringing to the Chiefs a long-time offensive line coach who failed in his only stint as a coordinator.  And the coach’s name isn’t Juan Castillo. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, former Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano
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  • Ken Whisenhunt interviewed in San Diego Saturday

    Ken Whisenhunt interviewed in San Diego Saturday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Chargers added another name to their list of coaching candidates on Saturday when former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt interviewed for their head coaching job. Whisenhunt was fired at the end of the regular season after the Cardinals finished the y…
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  • Justin Tucker's Practice Kicks Before His Game-Winner Were Not …

    Justin Tucker's Practice Kicks Before His Game-Winner Were Not Allowed, But They Were Also Not Not Allowed

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    Before Justin Tucker made the field goal that ended the the fifth longest game in NFL history yesterday, he jogged onto the field between the two overtimes and had an assistant coach hold the ball for him while he practiced his kicks. Champ Bailey was d…
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  • Report: Browns eye John Pagano for defensive coordinator

    Report: Browns eye John Pagano for defensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    There aren’t too many similarities that jump to mind between San Diego and Cleveland, but it’s looking like the Browns staff will be familiar to those who follow the Chargers. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Browns have their eyes on Chargers
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  • Denver Broncos: Moving On

    Denver Broncos: Moving On

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Denver Broncos’ season suddenly ended Saturday in an epic double-overtime 38-35 home loss to Baltimore. The No. 1 seeded Broncos’ season ended at 13-4. Recap: We can go on and on. So much had to happen for this to result -- and it all did. Denver
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  • Peyton has 40 million reasons to forget about Saturday’s game

    Peyton has 40 million reasons to forget about Saturday’s game

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    Yes, Peyton Manning’s first season with the Broncos didn’t result in the team going any farther than it did a year ago.  Still, Denver was good enough to nail down the No. 1 seed in the AFC - before becoming the latest No. 1 seed to be bounced in t
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  • Meet John Dorsey: New gig: Dorsey is the new general manager of…

    Meet John Dorsey: New gig: Dorsey is the new general manager of the…

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    New gig: Dorsey is the new general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. Age: 52. Previous job: Dorsey was director of football operations for the Green Bay Packers. Playing career: He was a linebacker for Green Bay from 1984-88. He was a fourth-round pick…
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  • Raiders talk to Mike Martz

    Raiders talk to Mike Martz

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    After a quiet couple of weeks, there is some movement on the Oakland Raiders coaching front. The Contra Costa Times is reporting that the Raiders have interviewed former St. Louis head coach Mike Martz for their open offensive-coordinator position. The …
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  • Officials have a rough day in Denver as the Broncos lose to the…

    Officials have a rough day in Denver as the Broncos lose to the Ravens

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    DENVER - The best thing that can be said about the officiating crew for Broncos-Ravens, headed by referee Bill Vinovich, was that they didn't seem to play favorites. There were really baffling calls against both sides. But the final pair of questionable…
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  • Video - Parting Shot: Matt Ryan's Playoff Problems 00:58

    Parting Shot: Matt Ryan's Playoff Problems

    Jan 13
    Adam Schefter sees shades of Peyton Manning in Matt Ryan's playoff struggles.
  • Video - Evaluating Peyton Manning's season 02:22

    Evaluating Peyton Manning's season

    Jan 13
    Was Peyton Manning's first season as the Denver Broncos' quarterback a success or failure following a divisional playoff loss vs. the Baltimore Ravens?

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls Texans

    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …
  • NFL playoffs -- Can the Baltimore Ravens upset the New England Patriots fo…

    Jan 13
    It's Ravens vs. Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. How does the matchup shake out?
  • Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woes; more Sna…

    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
  • NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    Jan 13
    The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.