Broncos assistant's play call cost him chance for head coaching job

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Mike McCoy’s own ingenuity might have cost him a shot at a head coaching job.

Denver’s offensive coordinator drew up the play that turned into an electrifying 80-yard touchdown on the first snap of overtime Sunday, giving the Broncos a 29-23 win over heavily favored Pittsburgh.

McCoy was supposed to interview for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coaching job Monday, but with the Broncos still in the playoffs, he never got to go and the position went to Mike Mularkey.

COWBOYS: Hired Bill Callahan, who spent the past four seasons as offensive line coach for the New York Jets, as their new offensive line coach and added a surprise twist, listing him as offensive coordinator.

Jason Garrett came to Dallas as offensive coordinator in 2007 and held on to that position after he became head coach midway through the 2010 season.

JETS: Owner Woody Johnson defends embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez’s work ethic and says he thinks “everybody’s a little frustrated” after the team failed to make the playoffs.

Johnson says a Daily News report in which an anonymous player said Sanchez was “lazy” is off base.

“He’s the first guy in the building every morning,” he said, “and the last guy to leave.”

REDSKINS: Former Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris is headed to Washington to coach the defensive backs.

Morris said “part of the selling point” was that the Redskins will allow him to seek other opportunities as a coordinator.

Washington went 5-11 this season.


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