We’re all Dolphins fans today

Good Morning, Broncos fans! According to Jason La Canfora, the Broncos plan to extend John Fox's contract in the upcoming offseason, which is pretty much a no-brainer.

Fox is currently in the third season of a four-year deal that reportedly pays him around $3.5M annually.

As La Canfora notes, this is on the cheap side as far as experienced NFL head men go, so look for Foxy to land a significant raise this winter.

The Broncos have gone 32-14 and made the playoffs in all three of Fox's seasons, although they've only gone 1-2 in the postseason, with each loss having come in the divisional round.

Should the team at least match the Chiefs' win-loss record, they will have won the AFCW in each of Fox's three seasons.

Broncos

Andre Caldwell says fashion was his first love, and he hopes to become a designer in his post-NFL life.

Looking back at his years in Indy with Peyton Manning, Brandon Stokley thinks clinching early and coasting home hurt the Colts in the playoffs.

Greg Cosell says the Broncos still have serious issues with covering tight ends.

Mike Klis thinks Denver should rest Wes Welker until the playoffs, and we couldn't agree more.

Woody Paige tells us not to panic, while imploring the Broncos to sign Richard Seymour and Nnamdi Asomugha for the stretch run.

Here's a profile of Chris Harris from last Sunday's game day program.

Pats/Dolphins

Not only will New England be without Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the season, but rookie wideouts Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are out again today.

Most of the country, including the Mountain West, will get to see Pats/Dolphins today. Of course, a Miami win would restore Denver's grip on the #1 seed.

Mike Shanahan

It's said that Mini Shanny has acted like a spoiled prince in Washington (go figure), but is ready to split with his dad next year. BTW, Bob Slowik is still on Shanny's staff...

Meanwhile, RG3 reportedly is not on speaking terms with either Shanny or Mini Shanny.

Gary Myers thinks a financial dispute between Shanny and Dan Snyder is inevitable.

In Kirk Cousins, Doug Farrar sees more of a Kevin Kolb/Matt Flynn type, rather than a trade chip worthy of a first-round pick.

Coaching Carousel

Bill O'Brien is apparently ready to ditch PSU and has already been approached by Minnesota and Houston about their head gigs.

Jim Harbaugh is reportedly not interested in the vacancy at Texas, or any other college gig, for that matter.

Sam Farmer thinks Chucky's TV gig is so cushy that he won't return to coaching anytime soon, but that his brother, Jay, might land a head job by next season.

News

Oakland placed S Tyvon Branch on IR.

Ray Anderson, who is stepping down from his position as the league's VP of Football Operations, may land somewhere atop the Raiders organization.

As expressed by the fines it doles out, the No Fashion League apparently thinks it's far worse for Brandon Marshall to wear orange cleats than it is for players to punch each other in the nuts. But, you know, Roger Goodell is all about "safety first." GFY, Goodell.

Peter King's personal email was apparently hacked recently, and used to spam his contacts. More interestingly, the guy has a freaking AOL address.

Analysis

Len Pasquarelli says DE Jeremy Mincey, recently released by the Jaguars for chronic tardiness, could catch on with another team this month. Since you're wondering, Mincey graded out at plus-3.4 in 243 snaps over eight games this season, with two sacks, a QB hit, 16 hurries, and 12 stops. Hmmm....

Jason La Canfora says the Bears screwed up by pinching pennies on their contract with QB Josh McCown, and in the process preventing them from the chance to extend him prior to free agency.

With some help from Pam Reeves and Peggy Shanahan, Joan Niesen discusses the travails of being married to an NFL head coach. 

PMFM fan Scott Kacsmar is tired of the Manning/Brady narratives.

Chase Stuart digs into the Cowboys' atrocious yardage differential this season and what it might mean.

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

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