Joseph begins overhauling Broncos coaching staff
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Not even a year ago they were riding firetrucks through downtown Denver with the players to celebrate their Super Bowl victory. Now, the Broncos' coaching staff is undergoing a major overhaul.
New coach Vance Joseph hired Mike McCoy as his offensive
McCoy, the former Chargers head coach, is everything Joseph said he wanted in his offensive play-caller: creative, energetic, seasoned.
"Mike is an experienced play-caller who can build a system around our players," Joseph said. "It was our goal to find an offensive
McCoy, who was Denver's offensive
During his first stint in Denver, McCoy
Now, McCoy and Musgrave will
Musgrave spent the last two seasons working with Derek Carr as Oakland's offensive
The Broncos, who missed the playoffs after slipping to 9-7 in 2016, find themselves in the unusual position of remaking their staff less than a year after winning it all. They fired Dennison, Knapp, O-line coach Clancy Barone and tight ends coach Brian Pariani.
General manager John Elway hired Joseph after Gary Kubiak's abrupt resignation last week.
Phillips tweeted goodbye to Denver on Friday, saying: "Thanks to John for bringing me, the greatest staff, to Gary our leader, to the best players ever and to the greatest fans. I will miss you."
With Phillips leaving, the focus shifts to Joe Woods, who spent the last two seasons coaching Denver's "No Fly Zone" secondary that produced the No. 1 pass
Unlike Elway's first two hires, John Fox and Kubiak, who had head coaching experience when they arrived, the 44-year-old Joseph is a first-time head coach. He has just one year of experience as defensive
So, Elway is giving more advice this time around as his head coach hires his staff, and will likely stay more involved going forward.
"I hope I can help him," Elway said. "With the experience that I've had, not only as a player but now in this role I've been in as GM, I'm hoping to help him tremendously. Vance knows what he wants on
Joseph inherits a
The Broncos finished 27th in the NFL on
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