Field Narrowed? Lard 1-11-11

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As mentioned yesterday, Gregg Williams will indeed interview for the Broncos' coaching vacancy on Wednesday. According to Klis, this may round out the group from which Denver will select its next head man - Perry Fewell, Eric Studesville, Rick Dennison, Mr. Dirk Koetter, John Fox and Gregg Williams. Klis does go on to say that Denver may add another coach or two to the list after the weekend; obviously it'll be interesting to see if Mark Mike Mularkey gets an interview after saying "Thanks...actually, no thanks" to the first invite, should the Falcons get knocked out. It appears Ron Rivera has the gig in Carolina, so he's likely out of consideration.

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Klis on the familiarity of Rick Dennison and the Broncos' lean towards defense and running with their choices of candidates.

Saints coach Sean Payton said of Williams and his prospects as a head coach:

He's been a huge part of what we're doing -- the leadership that he provides and the enthusiasm...I think he's going to have that opportunity, and I think he's going to be very successful when he does have it.

Legwold says all the camera shenanigans are a way for Denver to discover just who is a "team player".

Klis points out that Broncos trainer Steve Antonopulos has been in on the coaching interviews. Huh? Talk about shenanigans...

Plus, Legwold answers a reader's question as to why Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher are not in the mix.

Broncos


Gray Caldwell is tasked with the lovely chore of recapping the Broncos' season. Here's the first quarter.

Former Broncos fullback and AFL HOFer Cookie Gilchrist passed away Monday.

Irv Moss on the greatness of Gilchrist.

Enemies


Acee is pretty sure Rivera is getting the Carolina job.

Hue Jackson is searching for potential assistants for the Oakland gig.

However, the AP frames it as the Raiders searching for a new head coach...

Jerry McDonald sees positives in the voiding of Nnamdi Asomugha's contract.

Teicher says the Chiefs need to improve their WR corps going forward.

Schefter says that speculation in KC that Handshake Haley took over the play calling from Charlie Weis at halftime on Sunday is false.

Trimmings


Josh McDaniels is a candidate to replace Mark Mike Mularkey in Atlanta, as well as replace Pat Shurmur in Saint Loo.

The Bucs have picked up a one-year option on GM Mark Dominik.

Wade Phillips is resigned to the idea that he's done as a head coach.

Mike Pereira has changed his mind regarding the Tuck Rule. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA eat it Raiders!!!!

Mike Lombardi analyzes WC weekend.

Neil Paine examines how QBs' offenses have performed relative to their own regular-season performances and the league averages throughout history.

DVOA from FO.

KSK translates PK's MMQB.

Playoffs?!?!


Judy Battista breaks down the upcoming playoff games.

Matt Bowen analyzes the NFC matchups.

Mockery


Wes Bunting ponders the top-10 worthiness of Auburn QB Cam Newton.

Oh, and Auburn beat Oregon for the National Title.

Nick Fairley had a big game, including three tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a personal-foul penalty.

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