Broncos expected to name OC soon Lard

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Expectations are that John Fox will select a replacement for Mike McCoy before the week is out.

According to Jeff Legwold's report, the choice will come down to current Denver QB coach Adam Gase and former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, who had interviewed for several vacant head jobs and was rumored as recently as yesterday to be a frontrunner for the Eagles job taken by Chip Kelly.

This would appear to mean that former longtime Colts OC Tom Moore - the only man to call plays for Peyton Manning in the NFL prior to Mike McCoy this season - is not under serious consideration.

Whatever happens, don't lose sight of the undeniable fact that a move will not be made without Manning's blessing.

Broncos

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John Elway thinks Peyton's maniacal attention to detail and the immense transition he underwent in 2012 means he does actually have room to improve upon his performance next season.

Legwold thinks the Denver front office needs to be particularly reflective this offseason, but it's wholly unclear exactly what he's suggesting they focus on.

Jeff's Rolodex says cornerbacks go over the hill overnight, so that's what he suggests may have happened to Champ Bailey between Week 17 and Saturday.

Yesterday morning, D.J. Williams visited Sims Fayola International Academy, a school for underprivileged boys where he is helping to build a new library facility.

PFF's All-Sophomore Team includes Orlando Franklin, Von Miller, and Rahim Moore, while Chris Harris was understandably beaten out by Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson.

As PFF sees it, Justin Bannan turned in his best game of the season on Saturday, while Denver's backs were all middling this season in terms of elusive rating.

News

The family of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson plans to sell the team shortly after his eventual passing.

Arizona interviewed Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell and Colts OC Bruce Arians and will continue to meet with Arians today.

Oakland auditioned Mike Martz for their OC vacancy; Kansas City hired Andy Heck away from Jacksonville to coach their offensive line.

Cleveland will interview former Bucs coach Raheem Morris regarding their DC job.

Former Bears coach Lovie Smith has no plans to pursue a coordinator position for 2013, and would instead take a year off to the tune of the $5M Chicago will pay him.

The LOLJets are reportedly close to naming a new GM from among a trio of candidates including one from their own ranks, and another from each of the Seahawks and Steelers.

Brandon Marshall will have another arthroscopic procedure on his hip, and may miss the Pro Bowl as a result.

Analysis

As this year's coaching and GM vacancies continue to be filled with more white men, Mike Silver sees proof that the Rooney Rule has lost its effectiveness.

Mike Tanier, Matt Bowen, Don Banks, Ashley Fox, and Jason Cole react to Philly's hiring of Chip Kelly with a mix of excitement and skepticism.

Brian Burke's data favors San Francisco and New England on Sunday; Chase Stuart examines the NFC matchup and predicts a San Francisco victory.

KSK captionizes divisional weekend, including a look at just how tiny Trindon Holliday is.

Scandals

Doug Farrar says Manti Te'o's draft stock was already in trouble after he was exposed during the BCS title game, and figures this fake girlfriend story won't be helping his cause.

Meanwhile, the tale only gets weirder, as Arizona Cardinals FB Reagan Mauia claims to have met Lennay Kekua, and an ex-Stanford player says Te'o would ask Cardinal players after games between ND and Stanford whether any of them had met Kekua.

Outsports.com and CBS's Mike Freeman suggested last night that Te'o might be gay, for what that's worth.

Patrick Hruby says we believe stories like those of Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o because we want to believe; Dan Wetzel revisits the moment he asked Te'o to describe his late girlfriend for him.

The National Enquirer is reporting that Tiger Woods wants to remarry his ex-wife Elin, and that there would be a massive anti-cheating clause in a prenuptial.

Who would you prefer the Broncos hire to be their offensive coordinator for 2013?

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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