Broncos Notes: Gase, Manning, Roster

As Denver prepares for this Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, let’s round up a few of Tuesday’s Broncos-related notes:

  • Before the Browns hired Mike Pettine as their head coach, Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase was viewed as a top candidate for the job. However, Gase said today that he didn’t feel like the time was right to pursue a head coaching position, as Marc Sessler of details. “It just wasn’t the right time, as far as the timing with us [going to the Super Bowl] and the focus I wanted on this game,” Gase said. “I’m not worrying about it right now… it’s on the backburner for me.”
  • Peyton Manning has indicated that, win or lose this weekend, he intends to continue his playing career, but that didn’t stop reporters today from asking about what he expects to do after he retires as a player. Manning ducked the question, however, telling reporters, including Mike Klis of the Denver Post, that he’d figure that out when the time comes: “I don’t think John Elway wants to hear about a player that’s thinking about a second job after he’s done playing.”
  • In a piece for, Joel Corry takes an in-depth look on how the Broncos built the roster that will compete for a title this Sunday. As Corry writes, Josh McDaniels, Elway, and, of course, Manning all played a large role in the makeup of the current Denver roster.
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