DENVER (CBS4) – Next up on the Broncos’ demolition list are the Baltimore Ravens, who just came off a heartbreaking loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Sometimes a hard loss can pump a team up, but linebacker D.J. Williams said still he’s glad the Ravens lost. “Baltimore has been playing very, very well this year. They kind of had a hiccup last week, but each week, week to week, things can be different,” Williams said on Xfinity Monday Live! “I’m glad that they lost because now it puts us in the hunt to get that first round bye. We’re neck and neck with New England, so I’m kind of happy it happened.” He said even though the Ravens could be a little bit desperate and angry, they also could have low morale. Williams had to sit out the first nine games of the season while serving two consecutive suspensions. He said when he came back to the team he was a little worried about how he would fit in with the defense that has been playing great. “Honestly, I was worried, but I’m glad the defense was playing well,” Williams said. “The major thing for me was to come back in shape. Once you come back in shape the coaches will weed you in and find a place for you.” He said he also had great support from his teammates while serving the suspensions. “I talked to the guys on a weekly basis and I watched every game. It was kind of different. I got to be a fan for a little bit.” D.J. Williams (credit: CBS) Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has been getting a lot of credit for the success of the defense, and Williams said it took a little bit of an adjustment from the scheme he was used to playing in. “It’s a different defense, but I like it, I enjoy it. I like what Coach Del Rio is doing. He plays to people’s strength, you know, he puts a package in for everybody so everybody is happy. That’s why guys are flying around.” Williams said since Del Rio was a former linebacker, it’s easier for the coach to relate to him. “It’s always great to have a coach who’s played the game because it’s not just “X”s and “O”s,” he said. “Sometimes complicated things happen on the field and if you’ve actually been out there and have experienced it, you know what the player is telling you.” Williams said another reason for the defense’s success is the diversity of the players. “We can do it all. We can rush the passer, we can stop the run, we’ve got (defensive backs) who can cover,” he said. “Del Rio is putting guys in position to make plays.” The Broncos travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens on Sunday. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. on CBS4. – By Matthew J. Buettner, CBSDenver.com Watch more of the video with D.J. Williams in the Xfinity Monday Live! section .
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Where does your team stand in the Week 15 edition of the 2012 ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings?
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The Baltimore Ravens confirmed they fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Monday.
NFL roundup: Ravens fire offensive coordinator Cameron (The SportsXchange)
ESPN Insider’s Week 15 NFL Playoff Predictor, powered by numberFire, reveals that the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins are gaining ground on the final wild-card spot in the NFC.
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DENVER (CBS4) – Love him or hate him, Bill Romanowski was all football player, and he did win four Super Bowls — two with the Broncos. Romanowski is also a former Oakland Raider, so last Thursday night he was sort of torn between two allegiances. But even though he lives in California, it’s obvious he’s keeping close tabs on his old team in the Rockies. “I do a lot of TV and stuff for the Raiders now, and it hasn’t been competitive football. But I’m always watching the Broncos, I love what’s happening,” Romanowski said. “It’s exciting, it’s great for Denver, great for the Denver Broncos, I couldn’t be happier.” CBS4′s Gary Miller asked Romanowski, a former linebacker, why he thinks the Broncos defense has been so effective this year. “Because they can rush the passer,” he replied. “What they are, is they’re sound. And when you have two guys who can get to the passer, what a difference that makes … when you can get to the passer it disrupts everything, and that makes it easier for everybody else.” Romanowski had nothing but good things to say about Von Miller. “It’s just exciting to see young guys come in and make the impact that he’s made,” he said. “He’s a guy I watch. When I watch the Denver Broncos, my eyes are on him because I want to see what he does next.” Romanowski said he’s surprised that Peyton Manning has been able to play as good as he has considering he’s coming off of four neck surgeries. “I was one of those guys who said, ‘Why would you get rid of Tim Tebow?’ … I can say now that I’m glad I was wrong because I see what (Manning) has done to the team,” he said. “He’s brought a standard, he’s brought an excitement, he’s brought a passion, a commitment level, and he demands excellence out there.” Romanowski doesn’t give compliments lightly, but he thinks this Broncos team has a chance to bring Denver its third Super Bowl title.
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas is the biggest wide receiver Peyton Manning has ever played with and he’s coming up bigger and bigger by the week.
Thomas is a big receiver who’s coming up bigger (The Associated Press)
Todd McShay’s first mock draft for 2013 features defensive linemen everywhere and more than a few surprises at other positions.
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(Reuters) – The American Football Conference’s (AFC) North division-leading Baltimore Ravens fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron following two consecutive defeats, the National Football League team said on Monday. In an unusual move for a 9-4 team poised to clinch their division title, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he elevated quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell to offensive coordinator and relieved Cameron of his duties. “It’s not about fair or unfair, right or wrong,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “My responsibility is to the whole team and what’s best for them right now. …
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Dec 10 (Reuters) – The American Football Conference’s (AFC) North division-leading Baltimore Ravens fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron following two consecutive defeats, the National Football League team said on Monday. In an unusual move for a 9-4 team poised to clinch their division title, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he elevated quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell to offensive coordinator and relieved Cameron of his duties. “It’s not about fair or unfair, right or wrong,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “My responsibility is to the whole team and what’s best for them right now. …
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Cam Cameron was fired Monday as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, who have lost two straight and are still striving for consistency in the running and passing game.
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Slumping Ravens fire offensive coordinator Cameron (The Associated Press)