Good Morning, Broncos fans! The Denver coaching search is becoming more puzzling and worrisome by the day. Only last week, John Elway said "Preferably we’d like to have some head coaching background in the NFL, but it’s not a must." So far, this has translated into two guys with 11 games of head-coaching experience between them (Perry Fewell, Eric Studesville) and two guys who've never been NFL head coaches (Rick Dennison, Mr. Dirk Koetter) interviewing, while two former real, actual head coaches decided not to interview (
Mark Mike Mularkey, Gregg Williams). The other former head coach scheduled to interview (John Fox) has made two failed attempts to fly out of North Carolina due to a snowstorm. Yet somehow, his replacement in Carolina (Ron Rivera) was able to fly to Charlotte to accept his new gig. Maybe they're just hoarding airplanes in NC by allowing landings and no takeoffs?
If Fox really wants to get to Denver, or if the Broncos really want him to get there, wouldn't he be there already? Hopefully that's put to rest in a matter of hours, but we'll see. By the way - has anyone pointed out that Fox had but three winning seasons in nine years with the Panthers? His teams have ranked in the NFL's bottom half in offensive yardage six out of nine years, so if you're into three yards and a cloud of dust, he's your guy. To find six seasons in which the Broncos have done that, we have to go all the way back to 1984.
Why not talk to Philly coordinators Marty Mornhinweg and/or Sean McDermott? Andy Reid has coached the Eagles to the playoffs in nine of the last eleven years, and his coaching tree features John Harbaugh, Brad Childress, Steve Spagnuolo, Leslie Frazier and Ron Rivera. But no, not a peep regarding Mornhinweg or McDermott. In fact, Klis is saying the Broncos don't plan on adding any new candidates to their list. Sounds like we're down to Dennison and Fox, neither of whom has an interview lined up with any other teams...
The Real Head Coaches of Denver™
Legwold on the Rick Dennison and Mr. Dirk Koetter shows, plus the travel adventures of John Fox.
Arnie on the latest episode of the coaching search.
Next, Legwold tries to tell us that there just aren't any good candidates out there. Riiiight.
Doug Farrar on the Broncos'
reality show embracing of social media.
Klis points out the Broncos will probably save some cash with an expected rookie salary cap.
Legwold's deep analysis says that Elvis Dumervil is a key to reviving the Broncos' defense.
Dumervil will go on trial to face charges of assault and disturbing the peace for not being allowed to go to his office on April 5.
The Broncos' PR Department has compiled a list of everything positive that came of their 2010 season. It's a quick read...
Andy Barall shares an excellent profile of the late Cookie Gilchrist.
Teicher on Handshake Haley's postmortem presser.
Whoever becomes KC's next OC will be the fourth in three years since Haley was hired (including Haley himself).
San Diego hired a new special teams coach, roughly four months too late.
Could Norv hire Dave Wannstedt to replace Rivera? That would be one ugly duo...
Jerry McDonald takes a comprehensive look at Oakland's free agents.
Carolina introduced Rivera as their new HC yesterday.
The NFLPA is still fighting the move to an 18-game regular season.
Farrar on the growing likelihood of a lockout.
Here's what Wes Bunting saw Monday night from Nick Fairley and the other draft prospects.
Chris Brown also shares some Fairley analysis.
CHFF's Pat Imig explains why FOX and Mike Pereira both suck.
Matt Bowen analyzes the AFC matchups.
Don Banks considers every possible SB matchup.
Marshawn Lynch's ridiculous run, in Tecmo form.
KSK captionizes WC weekend, including some sad Colts fans. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA