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Randy Moss, Ray Lewis among Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2018

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018. It includes six first-year eligible candidates in defensive back Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive lineman Richard Seymour. In addition, safety LeRoy Butler, defensive ends Leslie O’Neal and Simeon [more]

Report: Trevor Siemian will back up Paxton Lynch

As the Broncos’ quarterback carousel turns: It was reported earlier Tuesday that Paxton Lynch will become the team’s third starting quarterback this season. Mike Klis of 9News now reports that Trevor Siemian will back up Lynch this week. That means Brock Osweiler has slipped to No. 3. Siemian went 3-4 as the starter, completing 61.5 [more]

Report: Paxton Lynch will start for Broncos this week

The Broncos will have a new offensive coordinator when they face the Raiders in Oakland. They’ll reportedly have a new quarterback as well. According to multiple reports, the team plans to have Paxton Lynch replace Brock Osweiler and make his first start of the 2017 season. Broncos coach Vance Joseph, who said he’d discuss the [more]

John Elway on Broncos being soft: I’d put myself at the front

Broncos General Manager John Elway made headlines late last week when he said that the Broncos “got a little bit soft” after opening the season 3-1 and expressed his dismay about the team not being competitive in most of the games that make up their current losing streak. Those comments elicited reactions from head coach [more]

Vance Joseph: Firing Mike McCoy about increasing passing efficiency

The Broncos fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Monday in a move that was foreshadowed by a report of dissatisfaction with his performance that surfaced before the team extended its losing steak to six games by falling to the Bengals. When it came time for head coach Vance Joseph discussed the reason for the move [more]

Monday’s PFT PM: Five-Down Territory edition

Every Monday during the season, we take a look back at the Sunday that was, and any relevant developments since then, via the PFT PM podcast, Five-Down Territory style. This Monday was no different, albeit a little later than usual. But better never than late, or something. Check it out below. If you do, you’ll [more]

Brandon Marshall on Vance Joseph: He’s a good coach

To review, the Broncos have lost six in a row; the General Manager called the team “soft“; and they fired their offensive coordinator. Otherwise, things are just peachy in Denver. Broncos players, though, threw their support behind head coach Vance Joseph on Monday. “We respect Vance whole-heartedly. We talk about it all the time,” linebacker [more]

Elway shouldn’t avoid accountability for Denver’s demise

The players supposedly have gotten a little soft, and at times non-competitive. An offensive coordinator who previously coordinated the offense apparently has been deemed insufficiently suited to continue coordinating the offense. A coach who previously didn’t coach the team eventually could be deemed insufficiently suited to continue coaching the team. Through it all, John Elway [more]

Broncos fire Mike McCoy, promote Bill Musgrave to offensive coordinator

The Broncos are in the midst of an ugly six-game losing streak, and now the first head has rolled. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was fired this morning, and quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave was promoted to take his place, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Broncos’ offense has struggled all season, first with Trevor Siemian [more]

Von Miller on being called soft: That’s what we’ve been putting out there

Broncos General Manager John Elway said on Friday that he thinks his team has gotten “a little bit soft” since opening the season with a 3-1 record. When Elway said that, the Broncos were losers of five straight games. When reporters had a chance to talk to Broncos players on Sunday, they were losers of [more]

Vance Joseph was “initially offended” by Elway’s remarks

On Friday, Broncos president of football operations and G.M. John Elway said the team has gotten “a little bit soft.” Broncos coach Vance Joseph initially wasn’t happy about that. Joseph told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Bengals that he was “initially offended” by the comments, but that after thinking about the issue Joseph decided [more]

AFC playoff picture: Steelers, Patriots atop the conference

Some things never change. The Steelers and Patriots are the two franchises that have played in the AFC Championship Game the most, and the Steelers and Patriots are the two teams atop the AFC this year. Here’s how the AFC playoff picture looks, with each team now having played 10 games: LEADERS 1. Steelers (8-2): [more]

Broncos continue to plummet, lose at home to Bengals

The Denver Broncos are on a six-game losing streak. Denver, which looked like a playoff contender early in the season, fell 20-17 to Cincinnati today to drop to 3-7 on the season. It’s been an ugly fall for a Broncos team that just can’t get anything going offensively. Brock Osweiler, playing in front of the [more]

Broncos fingers are pointing at Mike McCoy

The unspoken message coming from John Elway’s recent remarks about the state of the Broncos is that somebody will likely be getting fired. The primary candidate for now could be offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media makes the case for consternation in Colorado over McCoy, who returned to the team this year [more]

Broncos cut A.J. Derby a year after trading for him

Last year the Patriots traded tight end A.J. Derby to the Broncos just before the trade deadline. That netted New England a fifth-round draft pick, which they used to get running back Mike Gillislee from the Bills. Now Derby is done in Denver. The Broncos announced today that they have released Derby, who has 19 [more]

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