The two conference title games show the value of good scouting and smart front offices. You might not find any better and well-run personnel departments than those of the Ravens, 49ers, Falcons and Patriots.
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Surprise contributors borne from great scouting (Pro Football Weekly)
Bill Belichick’s history with Ray Lewis dates to Cleveland, writes Adam Schefter.
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2012 NFL playoffs — How Bill Belichick made Ray Lewis a Raven
Update: Moreno was fitted with a knee brace as he left the stadium Saturday night after being injured in the third quarter of the Broncos’ playoff loss to the Ravens, the Denver Post reports.
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Knowshon Moreno: Knee Issue (Rotowire.com)
Ray Lewis Is Truly Awesome Ray Lewis has described many things as awesome. He dieted and exercised before this season and showed up to camp at his …
NFL Run and Shootaround: The Long Goodbye
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick is providing no update on injured tight end Rob Gronkowski.
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Belichick, Patriots await Gronkowski update (The Associated Press)
There have been a lot of comparisons of Brett Favre to Peyton Manning in the past two days. The parallels are obvious. Like Favre did in 2009 in Min…
Is Manning channeling his inner Favre?
DENVER (CBS Denver) – Tim Tebow owns more career playoff wins for the Denver Broncos than Peyton Manning, and Tebow’s brother has made his enjoyment in the schadenfreude of Denver’s demise perfectly clear. Amid the Broncos’ early playoff ouster Saturday to the Baltimore Ravens, Peter Tebow, the brother of the New York Jets soon-to-be former backup quarterback, took to Twitter to soak in his brother’s former team’s surprising double-overtime loss. “Did anyone else just see Payton [sic] Manning give the awkward turtle sign?!?” Tebow’s brother tweeted during the game. In a mini-flurry of tweets, Tebow’s brother went on to tweet : “Am I the only one in Denver who’s happy right now?” Later, he would retweet a line from a University of Florida sports media professor directed toward John Elway, the former Broncos quarterback-turned-executive who pulled the trigger on Manning’s arrival and Tebow’s departure: “‘That’s karma, Elway.’ – wife, Tebow-lover.” Last season, Tebow led the Broncos to a division title, culminating in an unlikely wild-card weekend win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tebow threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns in last year’s playoff win. The Broncos would lose the following week to the New England Patriots. It would be the last game for Tebow as quarterback of the Broncos, as the team acquired Manning from the Indianapolis Colts. Tebow would be traded to the New York Jets to backup Mark Sanchez, enduring the worst season of the former Heisman Trophy winner’s pro career. In Saturday’s 38-35 loss, Manning, an MVP contender for a Broncos team that owned the AFC’s best record, threw for 290 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. His second interception at the end of the first overtime would lead to the Baltimore field goal that ended Denver’s season in double overtime.
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Tebow’s Brother Joyful In Manning’s Playoff Loss For Broncos
The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus: reader questions.
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NFL mailbag — Running QBs have leg up, for now
Chargers officials picked up Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in Denver on Monday and took him back to interview in San Diego, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
San Diego Chargers talking to Denver Broncos’ Mike McCoy — sources
All the pieces are still in place for the Broncos to win a world championship next season, but when it comes to the games that really matter, the Broncos are going to have to play “like their pants are on fire” if they want to put themselves in a position to be able to win it all, CBS4’s Vic Lombardi says.
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Lombardi: Broncos Weren’t Playing Like There Was ‘No Plan B’