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Chargers deep in coaching battles

Chargers deep in coaching battles

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 14, 2013
There is going to be some jockeying in the coming days between the five teams still without a head coach as they maneuver to get the best candidates. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Colts’ offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is a finalist for the Chicago h
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  • Panthers interview Jackson, Shurmur for OC gig

    Panthers interview Jackson, Shurmur for OC gig

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers interviewed Pat Shurmur and Hue Jackson Monday for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
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  • Ray Farmer emerges as leader for Browns G.M. job

    Ray Farmer emerges as leader for Browns G.M. job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    As the Browns search for a General Manager, there’s finally a favorite for the job. And some in the Cleveland media will be happy to know that it’s not Mike Lombardi. Per a league source, Chiefs director of pro personnel Ray Farmer is believed to have
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  • Tim Tebow’s brother apologizes for gloating over Broncos’ loss

    Tim Tebow’s brother apologizes for gloating over Broncos’ loss

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Tim Tebow’s big brother is sorry for taking delight in the loss of Tebow’s former team. Peter Tebow went on Twitter immediately after the Broncos’ loss to the Ravens on Saturday and said he was happy to see the Broncos lose. He also took a shot at P
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  • Elway, Fox defend decision to take a knee

    Elway, Fox defend decision to take a knee

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Broncos coach John Fox spent some time at his season-ending press conference defending quarterback Peyton Manning and he spent some time defending himself for his decision to take a knee at the end of the fourth quarter. The Broncos had the ball on thei…
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  • Chiefs introduce Dorsey as general manager

    Chiefs introduce Dorsey as general manager

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    John Dorsey called becoming the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs the "perfect storm." The word "serendipity" may have been more appropriate.
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  • AFC West notes: Sports Illustrated has reported that former San…

    AFC West notes: Sports Illustrated has reported that former San D…

    Sports Illustrated has reported that former San Diego executive Jimmy Raye has taken over as the vice president of operations for the Colts. That is the job Tom Telesco left to become the Chargers’ general manager. He beat out Raye for the job. Raye was
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  • Autopsy: Belcher drunk, shot girlfriend 9 times

    Autopsy: Belcher drunk, shot girlfriend 9 times

    Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself in front of his coach and general manager, an autopsy released Monday showed.
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  • John Fox: Peyton Manning played well enough for us to win

    John Fox: Peyton Manning played well enough for us to win

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Broncos coach John Fox says quarterback Peyton Manning does not deserve the blame for Saturday’s loss to the Ravens. The Broncos’ secondary, however, is another story. Fox acknowledged at his season-ending press conference today that it took a major s
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  • Pats bring back Daboll as offensive assistant

    Pats bring back Daboll as offensive assistant

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Patriots hired former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to a position on their coaching staff, coach Bill Belichick announced Monday.
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  • Is Manning channeling his inner Favre?

    Is Manning channeling his inner Favre?

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    There have been a lot of comparisons of Brett Favre to Peyton Manning in the past two days. The parallels are obvious. Like Favre did in 2009 in Minnesota, Manning had great success with the Denver Broncos in 2012, his first season with the club. Like F…
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  • TV Ratings For Ravens-Broncos Were Bananas

    TV Ratings For Ravens-Broncos Were Bananas

    deadspin.com nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    The NFL is invincible. After a season of unnecessary distractions and safety crises and owner collusion and labor stoppages, in the course of two days the sport managed to put on two games that were so good they make you want to run through a fucking br…
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  • Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    The sum total of the weekend's four N.F.L. games: 3,598 yards, 35 touchdowns and that whole defense-wins-championships canard takes one right in the kisser.
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  • AFC West mock draft: Take I

    AFC West mock draft: Take I

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Now that every team in AFC West is done with their 2012 season, here is my first AFC West mock draft for the teams' first-round picks. We will periodically update as we move closer to the April draft: 1. Kansas City Chiefs: DL, Star Lotulelei, Utah: It’
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  • The Cautious Calls of John Fox

    The Cautious Calls of John Fox

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Broncos' coach has received withering criticism after a stunning loss Saturday, but in at least one key decision, time might have been on his side.
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  • Denver's CBS Affiliate Seems Really Confused About Which Teams …

    Denver's CBS Affiliate Seems Really Confused About Which Teams Are Playing In The AFC Championship

    deadspin.com Jan 14, 2013
    As you already know, the Denver Broncos fell this weekend to the Baltimore Ravens in a double-OT thriller. The city of Denver, it seems, is still a bit in denial. Here's a graphic that ran during last night's 6 p.m. newscast, one that's exceptionally bi…
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  • Divisional playoff LVPs: Broncos secondary finished last

    Divisional playoff LVPs: Broncos secondary finished last

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    Everyone covering passes for the Denver Broncos: You can blame safety Rahim Moore all you want for losing coverage on the 70-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation of the Baltimore Ravens' 38-35 overtime w…
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  • Early draft look: Broncos

    Early draft look: Broncos

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    With the Denver Broncos’ season over, let’s take an early look at where the team might be heading in the draft. First pick: No. 28 Top draft needs: Linebacker, safety, defensive tackle, receiver, cornerback. Possible first-round picks: Florida defensi
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  • Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference finals

    Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference finals

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    Disappointed in how the playoffs' started? With offense everywhere and legends making their mark, for good and bad, the divisional round easily made up for it, writes Peter King.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Broncos Fail To Move On To AFC Title 03:11

    NFL32OT: Broncos Fail To Move On To AFC Title

    Jan 14
    Episode 248: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the Broncos conservative play in the 4th quarter against the Ravens. Merril Hoge breaks down the impact of Rob Gronkowski's injury on the Patriots. The NFL32 crew discuss the Falcons win over the Sea
  • Video - Did the weather affect Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning? 01:13

    Did the weather affect Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning?

    Jan 14
    Steve Mariucci takes a look at Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's performance in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens and how the cold weather affected him.
  • Video - Did the weather affect Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning? 01:13

    Did the weather affect Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning?

    Jan 14
    Steve Mariucci takes a look at Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's performance in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens and how the cold weather affected him.
  • Video - Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's running or passing? 03:54

    Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's running or passing?

    Jan 14
    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick showed off his passing and running ability on Saturday, but which one is the bigger story? Our analysts discuss Kaepernick, as well as the QB matchup of Joe Flacco versus Peyton Manning.

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    Jan 14
    DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…