• KLEE: For Broncos after John Fox, are George Karl's Nuggets a cautionary tale?

    By Paul Klee paul.klee@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    DENVER — I wonder if the Broncos just made the same mistake the Nuggets did. Yes, it's fair to wonder. I wonder if front-office arrogance trumped on-field competence. I wonder if Twitter muscle pushed a good man and a better coach out of town too soon. I wonder if the Broncos...

  • How the NFL's Final Four teams were constructed

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Game plans vary from week to week, opponent to opponent. Any NFL coach will scoff at the notion there's a formula that works the same against everyone. The exact opposite is true when constructing a contender. The basics must be adhered to: —Stability in coaching, the...

  • Luck would take another big step if Colts beat Patriots

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks. In each of his three seasons, he and the Indianapolis Colts got one game closer to the Super Bowl. Now he can reach that destination if he beats Tom Brady and the New England...

  • New Broncos coach won't know what he's getting at QB

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos head coaching candidates don't know if they'd inherit one of the all-time great quarterbacks or a guy who's thrown just 30 passes in three seasons. By this time in his career, Aaron Rodgers was about to take over Green Bay's offense following a...

  • Bears hire John Fox as coach

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — John Fox has a reputation for turning around teams. The Bears are counting on him to do just that. Fox was hired as Chicago's coach Friday, four days after he and the Denver Broncos parted ways. He was widely seen as a likely candidate to replace the fired...

  • Peyton merchandise top seller; Seahawks No. 1 team

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Peyton Manning's jersey and overall licensed products remain the best sellers among NFL fans. According to NFL Players Inc., the marketing arm of the players' union, the Denver quarterback has taken the top spot from Seattle QB Russell Wilson in the third fiscal quarter of 2014...

  • Baltimore Ravens: Gary Kubiak interviewing with Elway, Broncos

    News services
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The Baltimore Ravens are saying Friday that their offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak will interview for the Denver Broncos' head coaching job this weekend. The Broncos reportedly sent notification to the Ravens on Wednesday night of their intent to interview Kubiak, a former...

  • Ramsey: Peyton Manning losing battle with undefeated aging process

    By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Peyton Manning has conquered four neck surgeries and 190 NFL opponents. He will not conquer age. No athlete wins this battle. Age defeated Michael Jordan, John Elway, Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky and Patrick Roy. Manning will lose, too. The question is if age already has won....

  • Vinatieri ready for possible farewell game at New England

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri savored all those New England celebrations. He made the two big field goals in the "Tuck Rule" playoff game and, of course, the two game-winning Super Bowl kicks. On Sunday, the longtime Patriots kicker will return to his former home, possibly for...

  • Edelman has come long way from junior college days to Pats

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Julian Edelman's college coach saw him make some amazing plays while he was at school. So he wasn't shocked when the wide receiver unleashed a 51-yard touchdown pass for the Patriots. "When you're only going to throw one pass in an entire game and you make it...

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