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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…Upvote Share Tweet
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 tUpvote Share Tweet
Stokley hopes to play one more yearIt 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…Upvote Share TweetIn 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…Upvote Share TweetCincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed for the San Diego Chargers' vacant head coaching position Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woes; more SnapsCNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....Upvote Share TweetEver 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 hUpvote Share TweetBroncos 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 »Upvote Share Tweet
Sparano to interview for offensive line coach position in Kansas CityAndy 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 SparanoUpvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Justin Tucker's Practice Kicks Before His Game-Winner Were Not Allowed, But They Were Also Not Not Alloweddeadspin.com Jan 13, 2013Before 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…Upvote Share TweetThere 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 ChargersUpvote Share TweetThe 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. DenverUpvote Share TweetYes, 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 tUpvote Share TweetNew 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…Upvote Share TweetAfter 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Officials have a rough day in Denver as the Broncos lose to the Ravensyahoo.com Jan 13, 2013DENVER - 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Parting Shot: Matt Ryan's Playoff ProblemsJan 13Adam Schefter sees shades of Peyton Manning in Matt Ryan's playoff struggles.
Evaluating Peyton Manning's seasonJan 13Was Peyton Manning's first season as the Denver Broncos' quarterback a success or failure following a divisional playoff loss vs. the Baltimore Ravens?
Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls TexansJan 13FOXBORO, 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 13It'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 13FOXBORO, 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 vindicatedJan 13The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.