Broncos Won’t Consider Assistants For HC Job

No one currently on the Broncos’ coaching staff will be considered for the newly-opened head coaching job, GM John Elway told reporters today. The Broncos are looking for a new head coach after Gary Kubiak announced that he’ll be stepping away from the positionJohn Elway (vertical)

Special teams coach Joe DeCamillis served as interim coach when Kubiak was forced to miss a game in October, but he apparently won’t be getting an interview. Same goes for offensive coordinator Rick Dennison and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, even though Phillips has previous head coaching experience with Dallas. Elway says that he hopes to retain the team’s assistants, though Phillips’ contract is set to expire. It’s also not a given that the next head coach will want to keep the current staff in tact. Without naming names, Elway said are three or four candidates that the team is “excited about.”

Meanwhile, Kubiak confirmed that he is retiring from coaching – not just stepping down from his current job. An emotional Kubiak said he’ll find other ways to spend his time and also said that he’ll be “okay” despite speculation about his health situation.

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7 comments on “Broncos Won’t Consider Assistants For HC Job

  1. TJECK109

    With the talent on that team I’m not sure you go with an assistant. Maybe a Tom Coughlin who can come in for a few seasons and help the Broncos to another title.

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    • oldleftylong

      A few seasons and Coughlin turns 80.

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      • TJECK109

        That’s why I said only a few seasons. I think the broncos window might be closing in a few seasons. Why risk it with an unproven

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        • rgreen

          Broncos window is closed unless they get a qb

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  2. mcdusty31

    Peyton Manning

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  3. stryk3istrukuout

    Just let Aqib Talib coach them.

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  4. stryk3istrukuout

    Typical John Elway face

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