Good Morning, Broncos fans! The AFC beat the NFC 59-41 in the Pro Bowl last night, and former Denver WR Brandon Marshall was the star of the show and MVP, catching six passes for 176 yards and a record four touchdowns.
Von Miller led all players with eight tackles and two tackles for loss, and he posted the game's lone sack, taking down Cam Newton for an 8-yard loss. Willis McGahee had 43 yards from scrimmage, Champ Bailey recovered a fumble, and Brian Dawkins played for the first time since leaving the Buffalo game early. Hopefully he came out of the game feeling okay and his health will allow him to keep playing. Denver's other Pro Bowlers were Elvis Dumervil and Ryan Clady.
Oh, and Drew Brees whiffed on a drop kick.
The Bill Parcells coaching tree? Still going strong, as Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin are showing.
As ex-Giants GM Ernie Accorsi tells it, the mindset he passed along to his protege Jerry Reese is to "draft pass rushers until the cows come home." Plus, more on the Giants pass rush from Doug Farrar and Jeffri Chadiha.
Bill Rhoden says Coughlin is proof that older coaches can thrive in the NFL.
Here's a partial transcript of Belichick's comments upon arrival in Indy.
The Pats are in the giving mood: Chad Johnson gave all of his teammates a pair of Beats headphones, after Tom Brady gave them all UGGs.
Sam Monson breaks down a few plays from the Giants' season.
A whole article about how BenJarvus Green-Ellis has never fumbled? You know what's going to happen now on Sunday...
Chargers fans are still pissed at A.J. Smith for having dumped Wes Welker after he played just one game for the team.
Jeff Legwold says to forget any ideas about Peyton Mannning coming to Denver.
Legwold says the Broncos are among the teams interested in South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram, although early mocks have him going before Denver picks at #25. Here's a YouTube video of the 68-yard fake punt TD Legwold hints at. Not sure why he couldn't link to it, especially since it's an official clip from the school. Too serious a journalist to be linking to some outside source?
Legwold on the QBs who attended the Senior Bowl, and Denver's need for more of them.
Tim Tebow's stay at the Hard Rock in Vegas coincided with them hosting a porn convention.
Looks like Romeo Crennel will forego hiring a DC in KC, instead running the defense himself.
Baltimore is expected to hire Jim Caldwell as their new QB coach.
Steelers LB coach Keith Butler will be the Colts' next DC, joining fellow ex-Pittsburgh OC Bruce Arians in Indy.
Carolina has tweaked their logo a bit, going more blue and less teal.
In his MMQB column, Peter King has announced that SB hype can officially begin now. Gee, thanks PK. Plus, King wonders if Peyton Manning will be healthy enough to play in 2012; he says Greg Schiano wants to hire Butch Davis for his Bucs staff; he wants to see the Supe go back to San Diego, which of course the Commish will probably never allow where there's a stadium dispute; he thinks the Plain Dealer did his pal Tony Grossi wrong in removing him from the Browns beat. Boy, is Magary ever going to have a field day on this one.
Mike Lombardi lists his 46 favorite things from the season, including Tebow and the job done by Denver's coaches.
Thanks to his lack of checkdowns, Tim Tebow ranks a respectable 17th in Brian Burke's Air Yards stat.
Some producer for CSN Bay Area is so unenthused about the Dennis Allen hiring that he flipped double birds on the air.
A scuzzball in Arizona is trying to profit off Pat Tillman's story by auctioning off a pair of his game-worn cleats, and he's asking $3.2 million for them.
Montreal goalie Carey Price Tebowed during the NHL All-Star skills competition, allowing Islanders center John Tavares to score lacrosse-style.