Sep 24, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA;  Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert (31) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Further review: Broncos find replay of 50-point loss ‘not any fun’

Broncos coach Sean Payton watched the film of the 70-20 loss at Miami and it was worse than he remembered.

“It’s a tough film to watch,” he said Monday, adding he considered not showing the team the replay. “We’d be remiss if we didn’t. As unpleasant as it’s going to be, we’ve got to get these things cleaned up.”

Opponents are averaging 7.2 yards per play against the Broncos. Denver has allowed 122 points in three games.

The Dolphins scored at least 14 points in all four quarters with 30 first downs, 350 rushing yards and 376 passing yards.

“It was a tough day. Today’s not going to be fun. It probably won’t be fun anytime soon until we start winning some games,” Payton said.

“One of the things we preach about finding tough, smart players — it’s not just for three hours on gameday.”

Payton said he was impressed with special teams and felt the Broncos, who had a return for a touchdown, can build on that one bright spot. There weren’t many others.

“There’s a handful of things that jump out at you,” Payton said Monday. “Three offensive turnovers all lead to touchdowns — that’s 21 points. Typically speaking, when you see a score that high, the one thing that has to exist is turnovers. We did a poor job of setting the edge on defense. We struggled taking away some of the things we knew he likes to throw. Offensively, we had two touchdowns called back due to penalties.”

Broncos defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has taken heavy public criticism but Payton said he’s not planning changes to his coaching staff and, if he does, he won’t share the details on a conference call.

“No. 1, attention to detail to what we’re doing in practice has to improve,” Payton said. “This is one of those weeks, where you take a butt-whipping like that where you find out a lot about everyone.”

The Broncos will visit the Chicago Bears in a match of winless teams on Sunday.

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Nov 25, 2022; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Mickey Joseph watches his team play the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska parts ways with Mickey Joseph, accused of domestic violence

Mickey Joseph, who served as interim coach of Nebraska for nine games this season, is no longer employed by the school after his arrest for felony domestic violence.

The school said Friday that Joseph’s separation date was Dec. 6. Nebraska placed Joseph on administrative leave after his Nov. 30 arrest.

“Coach Joseph is no longer part of the University of Nebraska football program or an employee of the University,” a school spokesman told media outlets via statement.

It is unclear whether Nebraska will honor the remainder of Joseph’s $600,000 assistant coach yearly contract, which would have run through Dec. 31, 2023.

Joseph, 54, was arrested on suspicion of choking and punching his wife and pulling her hair during a dispute on Nov. 30. He was released on bond the following day and ordered not to have contact with his wife.

Joseph’s next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 30.

The incident occurred just days after Matt Rhule was tabbed as Nebraska’s new coach. Rhule was considering having Joseph on his staff but that is no longer a possibility.

Joseph became interim coach after Scott Frost was fired after a 45-42 home loss to Georgia Southern on Sept. 10 that dropped the team’s record to 1-2.

The Cornhuskers went 3-6 under Joseph to finish the season with a 4-8 record.

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Jan 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Ndamukong Suh (93) walks onto the field before the game against the Los Angeles Rams during a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles DTs Ndamukong Suh, Linval Joseph active vs. Colts

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Linval Joseph are listed as active for Sunday’s game against the host Indianapolis Colts.

Suh signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Thursday, one day after Joseph inked a one-year deal.

While Suh and Joseph are listed as active, quarterback Ian Book, cornerback Josh Jobe, running back Trey Sermon and guards Josh Sills and Sua Opeta were labeled inactive by Philadelphia (8-1).

Indianapolis (4-5-1) listed the following players as inactive: safety Trevor Denbow, quarterback Nick Foles, defensive end Kwity Payte, tackle Matt Pryor, wide receiver Mike Strachan, defensive tackle Chris Williams and tight end Jelani Woods.

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Iowa State football head coach Matt Campbell celebrates with the team after a touchdown against Southeast Missouri during the second quarter in the season-opening home game at Jack Trice Stadium Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022, in Ames, Iowa.

Nebraska Next Coach Odds: Matt Campbell early favorite

Nebraska got a head start on the search for its next coach by firing Scott Frost just three games into the 2022 season, and some early favorites have emerged.

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell opened as the +400 favorite at SportsBetting.ag to replace Frost. He has put together five consecutive winning seasons with the Cyclones and may see this as a good time to leave Ames with the future makeup of the Big 12 in question.

The next shortest odds belong to Mickey Joseph (+450). The former Cornhuskers wide receivers coach was named the interim head coach on Sunday and has nine games to show athletic director Trev Alberts that he’s the right man for the job long term.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops also emerged as an early candidate after the news of Frost’s firing surfaced. Stoops has built the Wildcats into a tough out in the SEC West, including a pair of 10-win seasons, and is being offered at +500 by the sportsbook to land in Lincoln.

Other interesting names on the list include former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer (+1100), who is working as an analyst for FOX Sports after his short-lived tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars last year, and current Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders (+1200).

Nebraska Next Coach Odds
Matt Campbell, +400
Mickey Joseph, +450
Mark Stoops, +500
Bill O’Brien, +700
Dave Clawson, +900
Jim Leonhard, +900
Lance Leipold, +1000
Urban Meyer, +1100
Deion Sanders, +1200
PJ Fleck, +1200
Luke Fickell, +1400
Jonathan Smith, +2000
Matt Rhule, +2000
Ndamukong Suh, +2500

Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell has had his name tied to numerous Power 5 openings in recent years, but has already turned down the likes of Michigan State and Notre Dame.

The sportsbook is also offering longshot odds on former Cornhuskers defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft tweeted on Sunday, “If anyone’s asking I’m ready to be head coach.”

While Alberts said the search for Frost’s replacement will begin immediately, the process is still likely to be a lengthy one. Most candidates who are currently head coaches at the college or NFL levels are unlikely to admit interest in another position at least until after their regular seasons conclude.

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Jun 9, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Anthony Miller (17) participates in minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) to miss season

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Anthony Miller will miss the season with a shoulder injury and was placed on injured reserve by the club on Tuesday.

Safety Karl Joseph (foot) also was placed on IR, ending his season.

Miller, 27, injured his shoulder in practice leading up to Saturday’s preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks.

Miller had a chance to make the Steelers’ roster based on his rapport with expected starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky. The two played three seasons together with the Chicago Bears after Miller was a second-round pick in 2018.

Miller caught 134 passes for 1,564 yards and 11 touchdowns in 47 games (17 starts) for the Bears (2018-20). He split last season with the Houston Texans (two games) and Steelers (one) and had six catches for 25 yards and one score.

Joseph was injured last week and was sporting a walking boot. The 28-year-old has 305 tackles, five interceptions and five fumbles recoveries in 65 games (49 starts) with the then-Oakland Raiders (2016-19), Cleveland Browns (2020) and Steelers.

Joseph was a first-round pick (14th overall) in 2016 by the Raiders.

Pittsburgh also signed guard William Dunkle on Tuesday and waived defensive tackle Doug Costin, offensive tackle Jake Dixon, punter Cameron Nizialek and center Chris Owens.

Dunkle was released by the Philadelphia Eagles in June after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State. He received multiple All-American honors last season.

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Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop (3) against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs place K Succop, P Pinion, LS Triner on reserve/virus list

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed kicker Ryan Succop, punter Bradley Pinion and long snapper Zach Triner on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Tuesday.

The trio represents the first players to be added to the team’s list since defenseman lineman Benning Potoa’e on Nov. 30.

It is not immediately clear if any of the three players tested positive for COVID-19 or were close contacts with someone who had.

Succop, 34, has made 24 of 26 field-goal attempts and 38 of 41 extra-point tries in 13 games this season.

Tampa Bay can turn to Greg Joseph should Succop be unavailable to play for the Buccaneers (8-5) in their road game against the Atlanta Falcons (4-9) on Sunday. The Bucs on Tuesday used practice squad protection on Joseph, thus preventing any other team from signing him this week.

Pinion, 26, is averaging a career-best 45.6 yards per punt and 41.5 yards net this season.

Triner, 29, has participated in 116 special teams snaps this season.

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Oct 18, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive end Vic Beasley (44) walks off the field after an overtime win against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Titans to release disappointing LB Beasley

The Tennessee Titans informed linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. that he will be released Wednesday, according to the club’s website.

The Titans did release cornerback Johnathan Joseph and long snapper Beau Brinkley on Tuesday.

Beasley signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with Tennessee in the offseason but was a major disappointment. He had just three tackles and one forced fumble in five games.

There was thick tension between Beasley and the club when the 28-year-old reported to camp 10 days later due to an unexcused absence and racked up $500,000 in fines.

Beasley later sustained a knee injury and missed Tennessee’s first two games of the season.

He made his team debut against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 but was never able to make an impact with the Titans. Beasley was unable to put pressure on the quarterback — the thing Tennessee brought him in to do.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel was asked about Beasley’s effort on Monday.

“At this point in the season, teams are going to go in one of two directions, they’re going to keep getting better or they’re not, and we were a team last year that continued to improve,” Vrabel said. “That’s my charge now, is to make sure that we’re one of those teams that keeps getting better.”

Beasley recorded 37.5 sacks the previous five years with the Atlanta Falcons before departing as a free agent after last season. In 2016, he led the league with 15.5 sacks and tied for the NFL lead with six forced fumbles during his lone Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro season.

Joseph, 36, became expendable after Tennessee acquired cornerback Desmond King from the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday.

Joseph had 28 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble in seven games (six starts) this season. He has 32 career interceptions — and has returned seven for touchdowns — in 207 games (192 starts) for the Cincinnati Bengals (2006-10), Houston Texans (2011-19) and Tennessee.

Brinkley, 30, played in 135 games over nine seasons since joining Tennessee in 2012. The Titans are expected to promote long snapper Matt Overton from the practice squad. Overton, 35, has played in 100 games for the Indianapolis Colts (2012-16) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2017-18).

–Field Level Media