According to Ian Rapoport, the 49ers will interview Adam Gase on Tuesday for a second time. Presumably, they'll do their damnedest to keep Gase from walking out the door and entertaining a Dove Valley promotion.
In San Francisco, Gase would be tasked with reviving the career of Colin Kaepernick, and he'd be working for this dipsy doodle (can you imagine a 34-year-old owner and 36-year-old head coach together?).
Continuing in his role as John Fox's water carrier, Jay Glazer says Fox's split with John Elway was a long time in the making:
This is actually a situation that has been going on for quite some time and I said yesterday on FOX NFL Sunday, ‘There are teams that are looking at the Denver Broncos, because if they lose, John Fox might become available.’ The reason I said that is because I already knew that there was a chance that John Fox was going to come available, just because the working relationship there between he and John Elway, it wasn’t the greatest working relationship. With John Elway and John Fox, it started off great, but then it started not working out.
According to Adam Schefter, the Broncos are hoping to interview Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn for their head coaching vacancy.
Quinn has been the hottest candidate of this year's coaching carousel cycle, interviewing with Buffalo, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, and the Jets.
As many have suggested might happen, and as confirmed by Mike Florio, the Broncos will consider offensive coordinator Adam Gase as a potential successor to John Fox as head coach.
Earlier in the day, Mike Klis characterized such a promotion as "unlikely."
On Sunday night, Jason La Canfora tweeted out the following:
With Manning's future in doubt guess it's as good a time as any to pass along I'm told the team he really wanted to go to in '12 was HOU...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 12, 2015
Per various reports, John Fox is out as the Broncos' head coach in a mutual parting of ways. In four seasons, Fox led Denver to four AFCW titles and one Super Bowl appearance, with the other three seasons ending with divisional round losses.
According to Vic Lombardi, Fox's entire staff of assistants was let go in the move. However, Jason La Canfora says the assistants have been told they're free to seek other positions, but have not been fired.
Per Mike Klis, if Jack Del Rio ends up taking the head job in Oakland, his defensive coordinator may be current Broncos secondary coach Cory Undlin. Klis writes:
If Del Rio becomes the Raiders coach, he might try to bring along Broncos secondary coach Cory Undlin. Undlin was a defensive assistant coach for Del Rio in Jacksonville in 2009 and from 2010-11, and again with the Broncos since 2012.
Undlin is well-regarded among the football people at Dove Valley and he could be ready for a defensive coordinator position.
With the Broncos disputing Adam Schefter's initial report that Peyton Manning has a torn quad, the ESPN reporter has doubled down with more detail:
Specifically: Peyton Manning has a torn rectus femoris, which runs down center of thigh. Bruising was so severe it spread to back of his leg— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2015
For more on the rectus femoris, head over to Wikipedia.
From Troy Renck:
Peyton Manning strained his right quadricep on Dec. 14 in San Diego, but it never advanced to a more serious injury, according to a team source...The Broncos say Manning played with a strain, not a full tear.
Of course, the Broncos don't want to open themselves up to a fine from the league for downplaying an injury to the NFL's marquee player.
Broncos QB Peyton Manning played Sunday’s Divisional Playoff loss and the past month of the season with a torn right quad, per two sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2015