Coordinating continuity

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Just a few short weeks ago, there was concern in Broncos Land that the team could end up having to replace one or both of its coordinators in the offseason.

But with Adam Gase having told the Browns no thanks before even sitting for an interview with them, Denver is pretty much assured of having both Gase and Jack Del Rio back in 2014.

Gase's accomplishments this season speak for themselves (and of course, owe mostly to Peyton Manning), while Del Rio has turned an glaring, injury-riddled question mark into what should now be considered a formidable strong point.

Having JDR and Gase return would mark the first time Denver has had the same pair of coordinators in consecutive seasons since Gary Kubiak and Larry Coyer teamed up for three seasons between 2003 and 2005. Of course, Kubes left after that to take over the Texans.

Technically, Rick Dennison and Bob Slowik were around in 2007 and 2008, but Slowik was the DC in name only in 2007, with Jim Bates actually running the offense.

Anyway, when the offseason comes in a week and a half, we'll surely have to say farewell to several players who keyed this championship run.

But at least the coaching staff will remain intact, at least until Gase has his pick of jobs in another year's time. 

Broncos

Videos: Ryan Clady visits with NFLN; Chris Clark sits down with Vic Lombardi; Brian Baldinger breaks down Denver's epic 15-play, 93-yard scoring drive from Sunday.

Bucky Brooks suggests the Broncos use a quick pace, pick plays, short throws, and balance to tame Seattle's great defense.

Danny Trevathan sure has come a long way from his opening night brainfart.

Denver's run defense has allowed fewer than 90 yards in each of the past four games.

Andrew Mason and Jeff Legwold (offense, defense/ST) look back at Sunday's win.

In his latest mailbag, Mike Klis predicts that at least two out of Eric Decker, Knowshon Moreno, Zane Beadles, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Shaun Philips are not back with the Broncos next season. Don't forget Wesley Woodyard, Champ Bailey (possible cap casualty), Robert Ayers, and Mike Adams.

Of course, all is not lost, as the team will have Von Miller, Ryan Clady, Chris Harris, Derek Wolfe, Rahim Moore, and Quant Smith back, provided that everyone's recoveries go well.

With Denver's 15-year SB wait now over, Chuck Culpepper puts into context what other fans have endured between title game appearances.

SB 48

As of now, Accuweather is predicting a snowstorm for the weekend of the Super Bowl.

The two teams will arrive in New Jersey on Sunday and stay in Jersey City, with several of Denver's media sessions taking place on a yacht.

Terry McAulay will be the head referee; opera star Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem.

Don Banks discusses the two SB quarterbacks.

Broncos-centric SB trivia via Patrick Saunders.

Seahawks

Kicker Steven Hauschka convinced Pete Carroll not to attempt a late 53-yarder into the wind, and the result was Seattle's game-winning touchdown.

Each of Carroll's Seahawks has a chip on his shoulder, and the coach loves it.

Richard Sherman

Sherman now says he regrets his postgame rant from Sunday night, but now he's a household name.

The great Hank Aaron took to Twitter to offer his support to Sherman.

Greg Cosell breaks down the execptional play that preceded Sherman's rant.

I find it hard to believe anyone could dislike Richard Sherman after watching these two clips.

Matt Yoder says reaction to Sherman is just another example of how polarized our society has become.

Charles Pierce laughs off the Muhammad Ali comparisons but sees a parallel with Barack Obama in the hatred toward Sherman.

News

Tampa Bay hired Cardinals personnel man Jason Licht as their new GM.

Atlanta has hired former Chiefs and Pats personnel man Scott Pioli as an assistant to GM Thomas Dimitroff, who worked under Pioli in New England.

Since every other candidate has turned them down, it looks like the Browns will eventually hire Mike Pettine as their head coach.

An anonymous coach actually claims that Buttfumble would start for his team once the Jets cut him.

According to Ryan Leaf's former agent, Leigh Steinberg, the two of them manipulated the Colts into passing over the QB prospect in 1998, instead settling for one Peyton Manning.

Analysis

Andy Benoit details the greatest flaws of the other five AFC playoff teams.

Obviously, there are many Broncos on PFF's All-AFCW squad.

KSK meme-ifies the title games; PFT Commenter channels Biggie and RG3 to make his SB pick and reacts to President Obama's comments on football.

Bucky Brooks, Russ LandeTony Pauline, Matt Waldman, Jene BramelEric Edholm, and Ray Glier check in from Tuesday's Senior Bowl practices.

Maths

Chase Stuart says this postseason has featured a lot less randomness than most years.

Brian Burke and Aaron Gordon react to the possibility that the extra point is eliminated, and Burke continues his discussion of the value of timeouts.

Vince Verhei looks back at the offenses that presented Denver with the most trouble this season.


via Deadspin

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