Bronco Links – 1/15/17

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The Big 3 2017

“I think you’ll see the type of man that he is and what he believes in. The leadership qualities that he has are tremendous, and we’ll carry on what started with John Fox, went to Gary Kubiak, and he’ll carry that on. That’s why I believe that he’s the perfect fit for us. He knows our weaknesses and he knows our strengths.”~John Elway, on Vance Joseph.

 

FAST FACTS

In 2014, the Broncos reached the playoffs for the 7th time in the 13 seasons since the NFL went to eight divisions of four teams each in 2002.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS

Running Back Jeff Alexander (1989, 92) is 52, Cornerback Jeremiah Castille (1987-88) is 56 and Running Back Frank Quayle (1969) is 70.

BRONCO TRIVIA

In 2000 and 2002, the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award went to Broncos. Name them.

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Broncos name Jeff Davidson offensive line coach

Sacco Sez: Ralston, Red and the birth of the Orange Crush

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Vance Joseph believes ‘great experiences’ make him ready to be Broncos coach

New band rolls into town as Vance Joseph assembles new Broncos staff

Broncos hire Jeff Davidson as OL coach, hold onto Eric Studesville

 

AFC WEST

Chiefs hoping to reestablish their Arrowhead advantage

Chiefs aim to get even for loss to Steelers

Chiefs vs. Steelers: Divisional Round Game Preview

Raiders announce Todd Downing as offensive coordinator

Graham Gano had surgery on his plant foot

Raiders Promote Todd Downing and Jake Peetz

Chargers admit mistake, ditch initial L.A. logo

Why the Chargers Hired Anthony Lynn

Five Things to Know About Anthony Lynn

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Ryan leads Falcons to NFC title game, beating Seattle 36-20

Falcons’ Vic Beasley welcomes high expectations entering playoff debut

Falcons have “no concern” over Julio Jones’ foot

Patriots top Texans, move on to AFC Championship

Tom Brady’s 32nd postseason game means he’s played two extra seasons

Dion Lewis has had a big impact for the Patriots, good and bad

Pats’ Lewis makes playoff history with 3-TD night

Ray Lewis on Tom Brady’s complaining: ‘It’s called football’

Patriots will need better performance in AFC title game

Brock Osweiler dilemma tops Texans’ offseason questions

Brock Osweiler vows to fix his flaws

Wilfork: Believe I’ve played final game in NFL

Bill O’Brien says he’ll be back

Sources: Colts pursued MNF’s Gruden as coach

Jim Irsay still trying to hire Peyton Manning in Colts’ front office

Jim Irsay has created an awkward situation with Chuck Pagano

Dak Prescott and the rookie QB Super Bowl curse

Graham Gano had surgery on his plant foot

Aaron Rodgers consulted an astronaut on the physics of a Hail Mary

Packers CB Damarious Randall added to injury report for Cowboys game

Seahawks fall short of Super Bowl goal during average season

Devin Hester plans to retire

Pete Carroll: DeShawn Shead has possible ACL tear

 

FRONT OFFICE/HEAD COACH OPENINGS

McVay: Rams will be “built on character”

Jags keep Todd Wash as DC, hire two ex-Coughlin assistants

Report: Joe Barry to join Rams coaching staff

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

Top 3 catches of 2016 CFB season: Draft-bound WR’s grab leads list

Top 3 special teams plays of 2016 CFB season: FG block leads list

 

EXTRA POINTS

Bo Jackson was determined to “screw” the Buccaneers

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

Mike Anderson (2000) and Clinton Portis (2003)

 

Go Broncos!

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