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McCoy unworried about head-coaching prospects

ENGLEWOOD – Once offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s head-coaching interviews were done Sunday, he was back to focusing solely on Broncos matters — which will be the case until their postseason run concludes.

“I’m really not worried about (the head-coaching interviews) right now,” McCoy said. “The No. 1 priority is going out there Saturday and winning the football game, and we’ll see what happens after that.”

And if the Broncos live up to their seeding, it’ll be a while before the Eagles, Bears and Cardinals can follow up with a second interview.

If they truly want McCoy, they’ll wait out the Broncos’ season. But that means hiring a coach who gets a late start on putting together his staff; in that case, McCoy would likely still be cobbling together his roster of assistants as late as the Scouting Combine, one month after many coaching hires are made during and just after Senior Bowl week, which is a de facto coaches’ convention.

McCoy isn’t worried that a potential Broncos run into February will keep him from being hired.

“Not one bit. Someone asked me that last week, too. I’ve got the greatest job here. I work for the best organization in football,” McCoy said. “Mr. (Pat) Bowlen is a great owner. John (Elway) and John (Fox) have been great to me. We’ve got a good football team here. So I could stay here for a long time and not worry about another job.”

NOTES: Offensive tackle Ryan Clady practiced fully on Wednesday. The injury that had been bothering him was to his shoulder … Cornerback Tracy Porter (concussion) was the only Bronco not to practice … In Owings Mills, Md., four Ravens did not practice: fullback Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), running back Bernard Pierce (knee), guard Jah Reid (toe) and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (ankle) … The Panthers’ new general manager, Dave Gettleman, has a Broncos connection; he was Denver’s East Coast scout from 1994-98 before joining the Giants, with whom he spent the last 14 years.

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