Shanny’s always got a friend in Marty

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The picture coming out of Washington continues to get uglier, with the latest story coming at the expense of RG3 (and RG2).

According to Jason Cole (via LBS), Griffin has been tuning out coaching, specifically from (Mini Shanny crony) quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur.

The elder Robert Griffin, true to his reputation as an overbearing parent of an athlete, has reportedly been lobbying owner Dan Snyder to hire Baylor coach Art Briles to replace Shanahan.

(Not even Archie Manning would do that. Well, probably maybe not.)

Cole adds that Snyder is so cozy with RG3 that he invited the QB over to his house for Thanksgiving.

FWIW, Albert Haynesworth claimed last week that Shanny's contract forbade Snyder from fraternizing with players.

As for Shanahan, he at least still has a big fan in Marty Schottenheimer, who maintains that his nemesis is still the best coach around.

Broncos

Multimedia: John Elway's latest podcast; Robert Ayers and Trindon Holliday were mic'd up against San Diego.

Champ Bailey is expected to play Sunday in Houston.

Trindon Holliday says he gets antsy with all of the nonreturnable kicks in today's game, but that doesn't explain why he looks like he's in his own head.

Paris Lenon doesn't appreciate being reminded of his advanced NFL age.

Once Denver's season is over, Matt Prater's cleats from his record-breaking FG will go to Canton.

We're not big fans of DVOA, but it's still hilarious (and typical) that Mike Klis had never heard of it before one of his emailers brought it up.

Jeff Legwold checks in on Denver's rookies.

News

Aaron Hernandez was named by the family of Odin Lloyd in a wrongful death suit, and yet another person tied to him has perished.

Tennessee signed QB Tyler Wilson off Oakland's practice squad and cut John Skelton; Cincy replaced injured P Kevin Huber with Shawn Powell.

New Orleans dumped CB Chris Carr and Garrett Hartley, who was beaten out by Matt Prater for the Broncos' kicking gig in the summer of 2008. They're expected to sign Shayne Graham to replace Hartley.

Pittsburgh LB LaMarr WoodleyGiants CB Corey Webster (and possibly WR Victor Cruz), Jacksonville WR Cecil Shorts and G Will Rackley, and Indy LB Pat Angerer are done for the year.

Analysis

Bucky Brooks thinks the Chiefs offense is picking up enough steam to make them a threat in the playoffs.

Chris Chase says it's ridiculous to suggest a running back is the league's MVP, just like TJ did a year ago.

Bill Barnwell ranks his best and worst coaching decisions of Week 15; Scott Kacsmar recaps last week's comeback attempts; PFT Commenter gives out weekly awards; Eric Edholm previews Week 16.

Oakland is now projected to have more than $63M in cap room for 2014, but Joel Corry expects Reggie McKenzie to take a cautious approach to free agency.

According to PFF, Louis Vasquez has the highest pass blocking efficiency among the league's right guards.

Maths

Chase Stuart puts Seattle's pass defense into historical perspective - among the greatest in NFL history.

Denver remains behind Seattle according to FO's DVOA.

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

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