Broncos may promote Kapri Bibbs for MNF game

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Here's a look at some of the latest coaching news and rumors:

  • According to Jay Glazer, the Niners will be rid of Jim Harbaugh very early next week
  • San Francisco may consider Jim Mora as his replacement, which would appear to be quite the downgrade
  • After the Dolphins defeated Minnesota 37-35, owner Stephen Ross announced that Joe Philbin will return in 2015
  • Mike Shanahan says he'd love back in, but only for someone with a commitment to winning. Of course, he probably made some similar claim about Dan Snyder before working for that idiot. Shanny naturally claims Jay Cutler and RG3 can still be elite, as long as they work a bit harder.
  • Although he'd certainly draw plenty of NFL interest, David Shaw reportedly intends to remain at Stanford

Broncos

Mike Klis says Denver might promote Kapri Bibbs from the practice squad today if both Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson are unable to play.

For all of the talk about Denver's recent red zone struggles, we (of course) must remind everyone that they should be going for it on fourth downs far more often.

It may be fair to rank this year's defensive line group among the Broncos' best ever, but to not even mention the Orange Crush group while doing so is a bit much.

Paul Klee thinks injuries are catching up to Denver as the season wears on, but frankly, they've been pretty fortunate so far. A comparison to where they stood a year ago should provide proper perspective.

There's something really depressing about Terrell Davis having to plead his HOF case to the shmucks who are unjustly given ballots to determine his fate.

Broncos/Bengals

Jeff Legwold, the Cincy Enquirer writers, and Scott Kacsmar preview the matchup.

Andrew Mason discusses the Cincy offense and defense; Mason and Klee each offer three keys to a Denver win.

News/Analysis

At least seven people were injured after lightning struck a parking lot near the Bucs' stadium in Tampa Bay.

Mike Tanier, Burke/Farrar, Bill BarnwellSheil Kapadia, Peter KingMichael David SmithWill BrinsonTom Pelissero, Don Banks, Frank Schwab, and John Clayton wrap up Sunday's action.

Doug Farrar wonders if the Seahawks might even be better than they were last year.

Matt Bowen studies the play of Dallas wideout Dez Bryant; Greg Bedard says the Cowboys are no longer a laughing matter.

Chase Stuart considers just how pathetic it will be for the Falcons or Panthers to be crowned NFCS champions next week.

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