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Broncos use franchise tag on WR Thomas

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 weeks ago
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas. The designation means the star wide receiver will receive a one-year deal for the average of the top five salaries at his position, which figures to be roughly $12.8 million. Thomas has made the Pro Bowl each of the last three years and set a Broncos single-season franchise record...

NFL Draft: AFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 2 years 1 month ago
NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April. Here are the top needs for each AFC team: AFC EAST New York JetsFirst-Round Pick: No. 6What They Need:...

Grading the NFL’s New Coaching Hires

By Mark Ross, 2 years 1 month ago
For the second offseason in a row, seven NFL teams have hired new head coaches. Unlike last year, however, the most recent coaching carousel took a few unexpected turns. While Atlanta, Chicago and the Jets all fired their head coach on Dec. 29, the day after the regular season ended (also known as Black Monday), the most surprising dismissal came when Denver fired its head coach the day...

Early Super Bowl 50 Contenders for the 2015 season

By Mark Ross, 2 years 1 month ago
For a fourth time in their history, the New England Patriots are the champions of the NFL. While the party is just getting started in Foxboro, Mass., and for Patriots fans worldwide, the rest of the league’s focus has already shifted to the 2015 season. While the next game that counts is more than seven months away, it’s not too early to hazard a guess as to which teams could be...

Broncos bring back Phillips as defensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos have filled their vacant defensive coordinator position with a familiar face as they agreed to terms with Wade Phillips. Phillips has ties both to new head coach Gary Kubiak and the Broncos. He served as Houston's defensive coordinator under Kubiak starting in 2011 and took over as interim head coach in 2013, his last post in the NFL....

Dennison returns as Broncos' offensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos named Rick Dennison as their new offensive coordinator on Monday. Dennison will return to the Broncos, where he played and coached previously. He was the club's offensive coordinator from 2006-08 and was most recently the quarterbacks coach for the Baltimore Ravens this past season. The longtime coaching veteran will rejoin new...

Ranking the 15 Greatest Plays in Super Bowl History

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 months ago
What defines a great play? Degree of difficulty? Gravity of the moment? The greatness of the players involved and their place in NFL history? Entertainment factor? How about all of the above. Game-winning touchdowns, heroic out-of-body experiences, historic moments and even some hilarious gaffes — looking at you Garo Yepremian — all make the Super Bowl the greatest sporting...

Kubiak excited to be home in Denver

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Gary Kubiak was introduced Tuesday as the new head coach of the Denver Broncos and said he was happy to be home. Kubiak, the former head coach of the Houston Texans who spent last year as the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, has a long history with the Broncos. He was the backup quarterback for John Elway from 1983-91 and spent 11 seasons as...

Broncos name Kubiak head coach

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos made it official Monday and named Gary Kubiak as their new head coach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Denver Post on Sunday said the two sides were negotiating a four-year contract. Kubiak was the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens this past season after spending eight years as Houston Texans head coach....

Peyton Manning to miss Pro Bowl

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will miss next Sunday's Pro Bowl because of the quad injury that hampered him down the stretch, according to the Denver Post. "It's a great honor to be selected to the Pro Bowl, and I've always taken the obligation to play in it very seriously," Manning told the paper. "I've believed that, if healthy, it's a player's...