Happy New Year, Broncos fans! It appears the first head coaching hiring will be Bill O'Brien by Houston.
It's being reported that the Texans have reached agreement on a contract with the PSU coach, and the deal is expected to be announced within the next few days.
O'Brien would be walking into a plum job - a loaded defense, playmakers Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, and DeAndre Hopkins, and the first-overall pick with which to select a franchise quarterback, presumably Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville.
Happy NYE, Broncos fans! Although Denver has a bye, and thus a window for assistants to interview for head vacancies elsewhere, Adam Gase has opted to wait until the Broncos' playoff run ends.
Cleveland and Minnesota had sought permission from Denver to meet with Gase, but the 35-year-old OC says his focus remains with the Broncos.
Whether his reasoning is sincere, or if he's simply waiting for a more attractive position to open (ie. one with a functional quarterback), we figure Gase has at worst the fallback of coaching Peyton Manning for another year.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The playoffs will begin on Saturday with the Chiefs visiting the Colts.
KC rested several of its starters on Sunday, but still nearly defeated San Diego, which got plenty of help to clinch the AFC's final playoff berth.
Granted, there's no guarantee that Succop would have made the subsequent 36-yarder, but it's reasonable to assume that he would have.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver has an opportunity to lock up home field advantage throughout the playoffs today.
Their magic number is basically one-half, as a tie between the Broncos and Raiders or the Patriots and Bills would get the job done.
Of course, ties are quite infrequent in the NFL, so we probably just spent too much time considering the possibility.
Basically, Denver gets HFA with a win over Oakland, or a New England loss to Buffalo.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! While Wes Welker and Derek Wolfe have progressed enough from their health issues that they're expected to suit up for the playoffs, the news isn't so great for Rahim Moore.
According to Mike Klis, Moore suffered a setback in his recovery from LCS surgery, and has been unable to run.
It had been hoped that Rahim would be able to return in time for the AFC title game, if Denver makes it that far; that's why the team placed him on short-term IR after his scare.
But the championship game is now just three weeks away, and that doesn't seem enough for anyone to be cleared and get back into playing shape.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! While Wes Welker and Derek Wolfe will not play on Sunday, expectations remain that they will be available come playoff time.
Wolfe was sent home with flu symptoms on Thursday, while Welker and Kayvon Webster were again limited.
Peyton Manning and Eric Decker were full participants after having been limited on Wednesday, while Joel Dreessen was a full participant after his now customary Wednesday of rest.
Webster should play Sunday; he's wearing a cast to protect his right thumb, which was fractured in two places and apparently required six screws, five pins, and nine stitches to repair.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Although Denver didn't get Von Miller or Ryan Clady back for Christmas, they did receive about the next best gifts.
Wes Welker, Derek Wolfe, and Kayvon Webster returned to practice on Wednesday, albeit in limited fashion. Peyton Manning and Eric Decker were also limited.
Joel Dreessen (who is given Wednesdays off to rest his balky knee) and Steve Vallos (concussion) did not practice, while six others were listed as full participants.
Merry Christmas, Broncos fans! Sadly, there will be no magical reappearance from Von Miller this season.
It had been reported that Von might seek a second opinion on his knee injury in the coming weeks, but even if he does so, it won't mean anything for Denver's 2013.
The Broncos placed Miller on IR on Tuesday, promoting linebacker Brandon Marshall from the practice squad to take his roster spot.
Marshall was taken by Jacksonville as a fifth-round pick out of Nevada in 2012; he rejoins ex-teammates Terrance Knighton and Jeremy Mincey on the active roster.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Many times over the past couple seasons, we've expressed our opinion that the Raiders on the right track with GM Reggie McKenzie in charge.
That hasn't changed, but as Denver heads to Oakland this week, they will be facing off against a team in familiar turmoil.
Let us not forget - there's still a Davis atop the organization.
Sunday brought word that owner Mark Davis had engaged in protracted talks to replace head coach Dennis Allen with Jon Gruden a year ago (one year into Allen's tenure), and it's thought that Davis might make another run at Chucky this offseason.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Naturally, all eyes today will be on Von Miller's right knee, which will undergo multiple tests, including an MRI.
While that situation will be all about hoping for the best, there's at least some good news regarding Champ Bailey's health.
Champ was limited to 35 snaps during yesterday's win at Houston, but said after the game that he felt good.
A lingering Lisfranc injury had permitted Bailey to play just 134 snaps prior to Sunday.