Houston to look at Lovie

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The coaching carousel continues to whirl, in Houston and elsewhere.

Starting with those Texans, Len Pasquarelli hears talk that Lovie Smith may replace Gary Kubiak, and that he could even reunite with his former QB Jay Cutler in Houston.

Indeed, Ian Rapoport says Smith, who interviewed for the USC gig, will get the first crack at the Texans job.

Another potential candidate is Chargers OC and former Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt, who had reportedly been considered for Denver's OC position last offseason.

It's said that Whisenhunt may be a popular name for this year's head job vacancies, along with Denver's own Jack Del Rio.

As for which teams will be looking for new coaches, Sam Farmer could see openings in Oakland, Detroit, Washington, Tennessee, Minnesota, and with the Jets.


Montee Ball, who has caught nine of the 14 passes thrown his way this season, has apparently been a better receiver and blocker than the coaching staff had expected.

Sylvester Williams is something of a movie and video game buff, and says basketball was his first athletic love.

Paul Klee says John Fox's strong relationship with his players has been a key ingredient for the team's success.

Mike Klis brings some much needed sense to the ridiculous Peyton Manning/cold weather discussion.

Woody Paige predicts the Broncos will run the table and meet the Seahawks in SB 48.


Tennessee promoted WR Michael Preston from its practice squad and waived center Kevin Matthews to make room for him.

Jurrell Casey is tied for the league lead in sacks by a tackle, and he aims to someday break the record of 19, set by his position coach Keith Millard.

Here's quite a bizarre stat - the Titans have scored nearly half of their points this season (122 out of 264) in the fourth quarter.

Andrew Mason discusses the Titans offense; the DP and Tennesseean offer unit-by-unit comparisons.


Although it was reported late in the week that the Steelers would not be punished for Mike Tomlin's sideline shenanigans, Jason La Canfora says the team will indeed be docked a draft choice.

San Diego activated LB Melvin Ingram from their PUP list; Baltimore activated TE Dennis Pitta from short-term IR.

The Broncos and NFL have managed to gain some control over the secondary ticket market, while of course taking a piece of the action.

Crews in New Jersey are working hard to ensure there's no repeat of last year's Super Bowl blackout.


Jason Lisk says today's schedule is the best of the season so far, and with several heavyweight battles, we have to agree.

Greg Cosell revisits Seahawks/Saints and checks in on the progress of Chargers LB Manti Te'o.

Sam Farmer discusses the head coaches considered to be on the hot seat, and what he thinks they must do to retain their jobs.

According to PFF, Peyton Manning has the third highest QB rating on play action passes and has been ninth most accurate on deep passes.


Bucky Brooks evaluates prospects from Michigan State and Ohio State; Gil Brandt offers his thoughts on several draft prospects.

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