Broncos’ CEO Joe Ellis said their next general manager will work directly with HC Vic Fangio and his coaching staff toward developing Denver’s roster.
“I think it’s an important hire and what’s really important is the candidate that gets the job has a wide skill set, a deep skill set, and more importantly can work with Vic and his staff,” Ellis said, via Mike Klis. “Most directly with Vic to shape the roster from player 1 to player 53 the way it needs to be shaped for us to be successful, for Vic to be successful when coaching the team.”
Ellis added that Fangio and the next GM will implement the coach’s “vision” for the roster going forward.
“Just his vision of where he thinks our needs are,’’ Fangio said. “What we need to do to get better. The type of players he likes. What does he see in our roster right now as far as strengths and weaknesses. How does he visualize the evaluation process for the draft and free agency, etcetera. All the things that are normal.”
- Vincent Bonsignore says to not be surprised if the Raiders try to put together a defensive staff of candidates that they have currently interviewed for their defensive coordinator job.
- The Raiders have interviewed former Cowboys DBs coach Kris Richard and Chargers DC Gus Bradley and have been linked to Falcons interim HC Raheem Morris, and Rams assistant Joe Barry.
Titans HC Mike Vrabel expects Sunday’s Wildcard meeting with the Baltimore Ravens to be an intense and “emotional” game.
“Every inch matters, every play matters on Sunday. … This game will be emotional and we’ll have to be ready at noon,” said Vrabel, via Terry McCormick.
As for Titans RB Derrick Henry‘s All-Pro selection, Vrabel praised the running back’s consistency and durability throughout the 2020 season.
“Very consistent, very durable. Very impressive. He works hard. I’m extremely excited and happy for him and all of the success he’s had. He’s very deserving,” said Vrabel, via Turron Davenport.
Titans WR A.J. Brown said he plans on playing in their Wildcard game against the Ravens despite dealing with hand and knee injuries.
“If I’ve got breath in my body, I’m gonna play,” said Brown, via McCormick.
As for being keyed on by defenses, Brown said he must take advantage of the targets he receives.
“Whenever they throw me the ball, I’ve got to make a play, so I can come up big for my team,” said Brown, via McCormick.