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montrose
01-07-2011, 08:30 AM
With the report this morning that John Elway doesn't plan to interview Jim Harbaugh, and let's be honest - it was a real long shot he was coming here after turning down Miami and San Francisco. Then you have Mike Mularkey who, I don't care what he says about Cleveland contacting him first or wanting to prepare for the playoffs, just gave the proverbial cold shoulder to and the Denver Broncos.

So with that, where does Elway go from here? We know he still has interviews scheduled with Perry Fewell and Eric Studesville. Hurting Studesville's cause is the factoid that after meeting with the Assistant Coaching staff to get their evaluations on the roster, they were basically told Wednesday evening to start looking for new jobs. Is it likely one of these two men will get the gig?

In his press conference, Elway alluded that there could be more interviews scheduled in the coming days. We could speculate names of coordinators like Ron Rivera, Rick Dennison, Hue Jackson, Rob Ryan, Marty Mornhinweg, Sean McDermott and Dom Capers that could possibly be interviewed but during the Broncos now 'transparent' new operation - there hasn't been word yet about any of these guys.

There's also the list of former Head Coaches like Bill Cowher, Jon Gruden, John Fox, Jim Fassel and Brian Billick who seem to a bit unlikely but - other than Fox - there hasn't been many reports directly linking any of these guys to any teams. Furthermore, not sure if any of these guys (maybe Fassel?) necessarily fit Elway's profile of what he's looking for or we may have already heard their names linked to the position.

So I ask, where in the heck do the Broncos go now with their Head Coaching search?

Dagmar
01-07-2011, 08:34 AM
montrose head coach - Drek and Mediator co-ordinators.

http://i25.tinypic.com/15yxj82.jpg

Steve Sewell
01-07-2011, 08:35 AM
If we haven't heard Gruden's name yet, I'm guessing there is no interest from him.

My guess would be Fewell, Rick Dennison, Hue Jackson (very intriguing if you ask me).

I don't see us getting a big name coach that will tolerate working under such an inexperienced front office.

rbackfactory80
01-07-2011, 08:36 AM
Who cares. Who wants some pussy that's afraid to have to turn a franchise around. The guy I want to come here has to know it will be a challenge and a challenge he is up for. If all these other manginas feel they need to walk into a perfect situation then they are not the right choice for us.

Embrace the challenge and prove you truly are a great coach and not some dick weed who inherited all the pieces.

montrose
01-07-2011, 08:37 AM
montrose head coach - Drek and Mediator co-ordinators.

I wouldn't touch this job, stable franchises don't fire Head Coaches after less than 2 years. (Had to do it ;D)

BroncosMT
01-07-2011, 08:38 AM
I still can't fathom why Rivera's name hasn't come up yet??? Go Get him....sheesh

Tom A Hawk
01-07-2011, 08:39 AM
Herm Edwards !!!

SoDak Bronco
01-07-2011, 08:39 AM
Perry Fewell is Studsville's mentor, I'd say he has a really good shot.

bronco militia
01-07-2011, 08:42 AM
it doesn't sound like Harbaugh is serious about being an NFL coach

Chris
01-07-2011, 08:42 AM
http://bobbyrosebooks.com/assets/images/autogen/a_rose-mirror.jpg

BroncoInferno
01-07-2011, 08:43 AM
I'd honestly be OK with any of the guys that have been mentioned - Fewell, Gregg Williams, Hue Jackson etc. In my opinion, the key to whether or not we are successful is going to depend on the Elway/Xanders partnership and what kind of personnel and coaching staff they put in place for the new hire. All of these guys are qualified to get a shot...if they come into a good environment, they will probably be successful. If not... well, it's just going to more of the same in the coming seasons.

NUB
01-07-2011, 08:43 AM
Mike Nolan.

Eric Studesville.

LittleFloyd
01-07-2011, 08:44 AM
I think all these "not interested" and other turn downs for interviews, shows that the Bronco job is not as intriguing to coaching candidates as it was just 2 years ago.

A lot work needs to be done just to field a decent team and the new coach will not have a lot of say on personnel decisions as Shanny/McD had.

It would seem to me this franchise has taken a huge nosedive since the days this would have been a plum job.

Smiling Assassin27
01-07-2011, 08:45 AM
With the report this morning that John Elway doesn't plan to interview Jim Harbaugh, and let's be honest - it was a real long shot he was coming here after turning down Miami and San Francisco. Then you have Mike Mularkey who, I don't care what he says about Cleveland contacting him first or wanting to prepare for the playoffs, just gave the proverbial cold shoulder to and the Denver Broncos.

So with that, where does Elway go from here? We know he still has interviews scheduled with Perry Fewell and Eric Studesville. Hurting Studesville's cause is the factoid that after meeting with the Assistant Coaching staff to get their evaluations on the roster, they were basically told Wednesday evening to start looking for new jobs. Is it likely one of these two men will get the gig?

In his press conference, Elway alluded that there could be more interviews scheduled in the coming days. We could speculate names of coordinators like Ron Rivera, Rick Dennison, Hue Jackson, Rob Ryan, Marty Mornhinweg, Sean McDermott and Dom Capers that could possibly be interviewed but during the Broncos now 'transparent' new operation - there hasn't been word yet about any of these guys.

There's also the list of former Head Coaches like Bill Cowher, Jon Gruden, John Fox, Jim Fassel and Brian Billick who seem to a bit unlikely but - other than Fox - there hasn't been many reports directly linking any of these guys to any teams. Furthermore, not sure if any of these guys (maybe Fassel?) necessarily fit Elway's profile of what he's looking for or we may have already heard their names linked to the position.

So I ask, where in the heck do the Broncos go now with their Head Coaching search?

Let's hire the real deal...

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/08Cx8kf25beyl/610x.jpg

Missouribronc
01-07-2011, 08:45 AM
I still can't fathom why Rivera's name hasn't come up yet??? Go Get him....sheesh

Maybe the Chargers won't give him permission to interview in-division teams.

Mile High Shack
01-07-2011, 08:46 AM
whoever it is, can't be any worse than what we had for 1.75 years

Dedhed
01-07-2011, 08:47 AM
I think folks need to relax a little. This is very early in the process, and there are a lot of candidates who can't be approached yet, and therefore haven't been talked about publicly. I think people are overreacting to every bit of news that comes out, particularly the Mularkey news.

Hercules Rockefeller
01-07-2011, 08:48 AM
Maybe the Chargers won't give him permission to interview in-division teams.

It's a promotion, the Chargers can't prevent him from interviewing or leaving.

Mile High Shack
01-07-2011, 08:50 AM
I think folks need to relax a little. This is very early in the process, and there are a lot of candidates who can't be approached yet, and therefore haven't been talked about publicly. I think people are overreacting to every bit of news that comes out, particularly the Mularkey news.

I NEED ANSWERS NOW DAMNIT!!!!!

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Dedhed
01-07-2011, 08:50 AM
I think all these "not interested" and other turn downs for interviews, shows that the Bronco job is not as intriguing to coaching candidates as it was just 2 years ago.

A lot work needs to be done just to field a decent team and the new coach will not have a lot of say on personnel decisions as Shanny/McD had.

It would seem to me this franchise has taken a huge nosedive since the days this would have been a plum job.
This is precisely what I'm talking about in the overreacting category.

There hasn't been a single "Not interested" or turn down.

There's been one postponed interview. That is all, and people are acting like there have been 15 guys who have declared they aren't interested in coaching the Broncos.

Relax folks.

Tom A Hawk
01-07-2011, 08:50 AM
I'd honestly be OK with any of the guys that have been mentioned - Fewell, Gregg Williams, Hue Jackson etc. In my opinion, the key to whether or not we are successful is going to depend on the Elway/Xanders partnership and what kind of personnel and coaching staff they put in place for the new hire. All of these guys are qualified to get a shot...if they come into a good environment, they will probably be successful. If not... well, it's just going to more of the same in the coming seasons.

I think that is a pretty good thought. If that doesn't work well, you might as well put Boob is your information minister as your HC.

Gcver2ver3
01-07-2011, 08:52 AM
Who cares. Who wants some p***Y that's afraid to have to turn a franchise around. The guy I want to come here has to know it will be a challenge and a challenge he is up for. If all these other manginas feel they need to walk into a perfect situation then they are not the right choice for us.

Embrace the challenge and prove you truly are a great coach and not some dick weed who inherited all the pieces.

i couldn't have said it better...

Chris
01-07-2011, 08:53 AM
I'd honestly be OK with any of the guys that have been mentioned - Fewell, Gregg Williams, Hue Jackson etc. In my opinion, the key to whether or not we are successful is going to depend on the Elway/Xanders partnership and what kind of personnel and coaching staff they put in place for the new hire. All of these guys are qualified to get a shot...if they come into a good environment, they will probably be successful. If not... well, it's just going to more of the same in the coming seasons.

See: the Kansan ****ty Chefs

snowspot66
01-07-2011, 09:25 AM
I think all these "not interested" and other turn downs for interviews, shows that the Bronco job is not as intriguing to coaching candidates as it was just 2 years ago.

A lot work needs to be done just to field a decent team and the new coach will not have a lot of say on personnel decisions as Shanny/McD had.

It would seem to me this franchise has taken a huge nosedive since the days this would have been a plum job.

I don't agree. If you have the opportunity to be a head coach and that is your desire you go for it regardless of the situation. You may not get a second chance.

However, I would give an exception for Oakland level craziness. Nobody wants to go to a place they know they'll just be a puppet to Al Davis.

Rohirrim
01-07-2011, 09:32 AM
It's Fassel Time! !Booya!

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Homer Simpson
01-07-2011, 09:42 AM
What is the delay with Rivera? I am confused.

Cito Pelon
01-07-2011, 09:52 AM
I think folks need to relax a little. This is very early in the process, and there are a lot of candidates who can't be approached yet, and therefore haven't been talked about publicly. I think people are overreacting to every bit of news that comes out, particularly the Mularkey news.

Sure, they can't say "we're going to bring this guy in" until they have permission to even talk to a currently employed coach in the NFL.

All they can say is "we've asked permission to interview" whomever, as Elway said less than an hour ago.

Hey, I'm happy they've asked to speak to Dennison. And are making calls about permission to speak to Rivera.

BroncosMT
01-07-2011, 09:55 AM
Sure, they can't say "we're going to bring this guy in" until they have permission to even talk to a currently employed coach in the NFL.

All they can say is "we've asked permission to interview" whomever, as Elway said less than an hour ago.

Hey, I'm happy they've asked to speak to Dennison. And are making calls about permission to speak to Rivera.

Did he say they were making calls for Rivera? I missed it but someone stated they his on the "long" list

~Crash~
01-07-2011, 09:58 AM
Sure, they can't say "we're going to bring this guy in" until they have permission to even talk to a currently employed coach in the NFL.

All they can say is "we've asked permission to interview" whomever, as Elway said less than an hour ago.

Hey, I'm happy they've asked to speak to Dennison. And are making calls about permission to speak to Rivera.

Dennison

Kaylore
01-07-2011, 10:00 AM
Who cares. Who wants some p***Y that's afraid to have to turn a franchise around. The guy I want to come here has to know it will be a challenge and a challenge he is up for. If all these other manginas feel they need to walk into a perfect situation then they are not the right choice for us.

Embrace the challenge and prove you truly are a great coach and not some dick weed who inherited all the pieces.

I agree. We need someone who wants this job and is up to it. If someone's scared and wants everything "just so" they aren't the person for the job. There are more than a few people who are qualified and willing to be an NFL head coach in a great city like Denver. If Oakland can find one every year, we sure as hell can.

frerottenextelway
01-07-2011, 10:05 AM
Fewell

http://historybyday.com/photos/Perry-Fewell

~Crash~
01-07-2011, 10:07 AM
What people don't get is I want a Bronco head Coach ! every time you change Schemes you start over in rebuild .

Dennison is the only person IMO that can take some of McD 's stuff and run with it .

baja
01-07-2011, 10:16 AM
Sure, they can't say "we're going to bring this guy in" until they have permission to even talk to a currently employed coach in the NFL.

All they can say is "we've asked permission to interview" whomever, as Elway said less than an hour ago.

Hey, I'm happy they've asked to speak to Dennison. And are making calls about permission to speak to Rivera.

Something I don't understand is why do we have to ask permission to talk to Dennison? He is a OC and he would be interviewed for the HC which is obviously a promotion and I thought you did not need a teams permission to offer a coach a better position. Isn't that what all this asst. head coach stuff is about?

TonyR
01-07-2011, 10:16 AM
Dennison is the only person IMO that can take some of McD 's stuff and run with it .

Very unlikely that the next coach will run "McD's stuff" so this isn't really a consideration.

PRBronco
01-07-2011, 10:18 AM
Something I don't understand is why do we have to ask permission to talk to Dennison? He is a OC and he would be interviewed for the HC which is obviously a promotion and I thought you did not need a teams permission to offer a coach a better position. Isn't that what all this asst. head coach stuff is about?

Maybe it's a courtesy because it's Kubes.

Cito Pelon
01-07-2011, 10:21 AM
Did he say they were making calls for Rivera? I missed it but someone stated they his on the "long" list

Don't hold me to what I said, I may have misheard Elway. I thought he said they had a call in.

Cito Pelon
01-07-2011, 10:27 AM
Something I don't understand is why do we have to ask permission to talk to Dennison? He is a OC and he would be interviewed for the HC which is obviously a promotion and I thought you did not need a teams permission to offer a coach a better position. Isn't that what all this asst. head coach stuff is about?

That's true. I'm getting confussed, which is not an unusual situation. I guess I should just wait and see what happens.

baja
01-07-2011, 10:28 AM
That's true. I'm getting confussed, which is not an unusual situation. I guess I should just wait and see what happens.

It's not you Cito. Elway said the same thing on the fan.

Mile High Shack
01-07-2011, 10:30 AM
you have to ask permission to interview people on other teams b/c they are under contract and that team is not obligated to let their employees have an interview.

Most teams won't be a dick and not let them though for a promotion though

BigPlayShay
01-07-2011, 10:32 AM
McD had to grant permission to the Texans and Redskins to interview Dennison and Bobby Turner if you remember. There was the whole thing about him not allowing, and then later allowing them to interview...

Same situation here with us trying to interview coaches under contract.

baja
01-07-2011, 10:33 AM
you have to ask permission to interview people on other teams b/c they are under contract and that team is not obligated to let their employees have an interview.

Most teams won't be a dick and not let them though for a promotion though

I heard somewhere that Houston denied denver permission to talk to Dennison. Anyone hear that too?

Mile High Shack
01-07-2011, 10:34 AM
I heard somewhere that Houston denied denver permission to talk to Dennison. Anyone hear that too?

haven't heard that, but it would be a dick move by any organization to not allow their employees to improve themselves....that almost assures you won't stay on past your contract for sure

oubronco
01-07-2011, 10:42 AM
If we would've just hired Spagnola, kept the offense we had and fixed the defense we would be alot better off

montrose
01-07-2011, 10:43 AM
I could live with Fewell or Rivera but I'd honestly prefer a HC with some expertise in offense and specifically QB'ing. I'm so bummed about Mularkey. At this point, the guy I had as my "throw away but makes sense" candidate Jim Fassel sounds better to me than any of these coordinators. I don't know much about the Xs and Os knowledge of any of these guys but with Tebow now firmly looking to be the guy in 2011 and maybe beyond - I'd still want to look to experience.

As per Dennison, I get that he has Broncos roots but would any other team in the league honestly consider him for their HC job? Doesn't mean he couldn't be succesful but to my knowledge the only OC interview he ever got was in SF until Gary brought him to Houston. I gotta think we can go better than that, no matter how much the value of this job was diminished by letting the last coach go in under 2 years.

yerner
01-07-2011, 10:43 AM
Vince Lombardi

baja
01-07-2011, 10:45 AM
If we would've just hired Spagnola, kept the offense we had and fixed the defense we would be alot better off

That is easy to say but truth is we don't know that. We may be very grateful someday that we have Tebow and not Cutler.

bowtown
01-07-2011, 10:51 AM
I heard somewhere that Houston denied denver permission to talk to Dennison. Anyone hear that too?

Stop.

elsid13
01-07-2011, 10:56 AM
It going to be Dennison, and I wouldn't be surprised if either young Bates or Fisch is the OCs

bowtown
01-07-2011, 11:01 AM
It going to be Dennison, and I wouldn't be surprised if either young Bates or Fisch is the OCs

Well it won't be Bates, unless Seattle let's him out of his contract. I really don't think we are going to be hiring Dennison though. Elway has made it pretty clear that they want someone with HC experience.

elsid13
01-07-2011, 11:03 AM
Well it won't be Bates, unless Seattle let's him out of his contract. I really don't think we are going to be hiring Dennison though. Elway has made it pretty clear that they want someone with HC experience.

If the title Assistant HC was added it would be promotion and Seattle would have match that title or let him walk. I wouldn't put to much in the previous HC statement right now.

baja
01-07-2011, 11:07 AM
Stop.


It's true I did hear / read that.

These are too troubling times to fool around with rumor jokes.

Chris
01-07-2011, 11:10 AM
From Elway's twitter:

I wish Coach Mularkey and the Atlanta Falcons the best of luck in the playoffs.
about

2 hours ago via web

I respect the decision that Mike Mularkey has made to not interview with the Broncos at this time.

meangene
01-07-2011, 11:50 AM
What is the delay with Rivera? I am confused.

Because a "Bronco guy" like Dennison is available! Why get someone qualified from the "outside"?

bowtown
01-07-2011, 11:56 AM
It's true I did hear / read that.

These are too troubling times to fool around with rumor jokes.

Gotcha. So should I ask for a link, or just head down to the docks to confirm?

TonyR
01-07-2011, 11:56 AM
If we would've just hired Spagnola, kept the offense we had and fixed the defense we would be alot better off

Probably. But as I've been saying over and over what really needed to happed after the Shanahan firing was the team needed to get a real GM. The Chiefs got Pioli and he put together an excellent coaching staff and did a great job overall with personnel. It is so clear that this is the way to do things, we've hashed this out again and again here on the Mane, and yet the Broncos don't seem to agree if their actions are any indication.

meangene
01-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Probably. But as I've been saying over and over what really needed to happed after the Shanahan firing was the team needed to get a real GM. The Chiefs got Pioli and he put together an excellent coaching staff and did a great job overall with personnel. It is so clear that this is the way to do things, we've hashed this out again and again here on the Mane, and yet the Broncos don't seem to agree if their actions are any indication.

These are troubling times indeed. Unless I am surprised by a good head coaching hire, we may be bracing for several years of bottom feeding.

baja
01-07-2011, 12:04 PM
Gotcha. So should I ask for a link, or just head down to the docks to confirm?

Do what ever you want including attacking the messenger to sooth your anger.

bowtown
01-07-2011, 12:05 PM
Do what ever you want including attacking the messenger to sooth your anger.

Well I'd attack the "source," but you have chosen not to share it. Wonder why.

TonyR
01-07-2011, 12:11 PM
These are troubling times indeed.

We can only hope that Elway and Xanders are up to the task. But I can't get over the fact that Elway explicitly said he didn't want to be GM and didn't have the experience, nor that Xanders was the GM during the McDaniels debacle even if only in name.

mr007
01-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Since when is Mularkey out? He just said he didn't want to do 2 interviews due to playoffs and promised Cleveland an interview first.

Is this something new that I'm missing?

meangene
01-07-2011, 12:18 PM
Since when is Mularkey out? He just said he didn't want to do 2 interviews due to playoffs and promised Cleveland an interview first.

Is this something new that I'm missing?

It was a polite "thanks, but no thanks" on his part without officially withdrawing from consideration. He's busy this weekend and not sure for how many weekends thereafter except for the date with Cleveland.

mr007
01-07-2011, 12:22 PM
It was a polite "thanks, but no thanks" on his part without officially withdrawing from consideration. He's busy this weekend and not sure for how many weekends thereafter except for the date with Cleveland.

From my perspective it makes sense. Cleveland is a lot closer to ATL than Denver and they are preparing for a major playoff game (the last time they were in the playoffs was 2004).

I don't think there's much else to it other than he's preparing to win a SB - round trip + interview with Denver would be a lot of extra time invested. I don't know maybe it's just me.

Cito Pelon
01-07-2011, 12:36 PM
Well it won't be Bates, unless Seattle let's him out of his contract. I really don't think we are going to be hiring Dennison though. Elway has made it pretty clear that they want someone with HC experience.

IIRC, Elway only said "NFL experience" not HC experience.

Cito Pelon
01-07-2011, 12:42 PM
It was a polite "thanks, but no thanks" on his part without officially withdrawing from consideration. He's busy this weekend and not sure for how many weekends thereafter except for the date with Cleveland.

Nobody is bothered by it except a few folks here.

baja
01-07-2011, 12:43 PM
Well I'd attack the "source," but you have chosen not to share it. Wonder why.

Like i said before I heard it here what is so hard to understand about that. I was asking a question not making a statement.

"I heard /read somewhere Houston denied Denver access to interview Dennison, did anyone else hear that."

So I don't get what your problem is...

TheElusiveKyleOrton
01-07-2011, 01:04 PM
From my perspective it makes sense. Cleveland is a lot closer to ATL than Denver and they are preparing for a major playoff game (the last time they were in the playoffs was 2004).

I don't think there's much else to it other than he's preparing to win a SB - round trip + interview with Denver would be a lot of extra time invested. I don't know maybe it's just me.

Didn't the falcons make the playoffs in Ryan's rookie year? That was later than '04, I thought...

Tom G
01-07-2011, 01:09 PM
"Hot" HC candidates may be turned off by Denvers organization which now has player acquisition under the GMs control, not the HCs control. Big egos (Parcells/Shanny/etc) may not even bother interviewing for such an HC type job.

Just wondering.

bowtown
01-07-2011, 01:20 PM
"Hot" HC candidates may be turned off by Denvers organization which now has player acquisition under the GMs control, not the HCs control. Big egos (Parcells/Shanny/etc) may not even bother interviewing for such an HC type job.

Just wondering.

Good. Keep them out. We need a different power structure around here. Xanders better not suck at this as much as I think he's going to.

baja
01-07-2011, 01:28 PM
"Hot" HC candidates may be turned off by Denvers organization which now has player acquisition under the GMs control, not the HCs control. Big egos (Parcells/Shanny/etc) may not even bother interviewing for such an HC type job.

Just wondering.

Denver Broncos searching for a Head Football Coach

Job Title; Head Coach

Job description; one leg of a three legged stool

only those willing to work with the FO in a consensus format need apply

listopencil
01-07-2011, 01:42 PM
I'm still hoping for Nolan.

24champ
01-07-2011, 01:47 PM
From my perspective it makes sense. Cleveland is a lot closer to ATL than Denver and they are preparing for a major playoff game (the last time they were in the playoffs was 2004).

I don't think there's much else to it other than he's preparing to win a SB - round trip + interview with Denver would be a lot of extra time invested. I don't know maybe it's just me.

The Brass was planning on flying into ATL and I think Cleveland is flying down there do interview him as well. So there isn't any travel for Mularkey.

Fact is, we got the cold shoulder and he doesn't want to work with Denver.

cutthemdown
01-07-2011, 01:52 PM
I think Hue Jackson gets the Raiders gig.

oubronco
01-07-2011, 01:53 PM
Maybe they will bring in that McDaniels guy

bowtown
01-07-2011, 01:54 PM
Maybe they will bring in that McDaniels guy

He'd break off 4 wins in this system.

strafen
01-07-2011, 01:54 PM
I'm still hoping for Nolan.
He's a good DC. He's not HC material.
Pass...

oubronco
01-07-2011, 01:55 PM
He'd break off 4 wins in this system.

Are you sure :~ohyah!:

srphoenix
01-07-2011, 02:03 PM
Good news for all of those rooting for Dennison:

Kevin (Mile High)



Your best guess..Who is head coach of the Broncos nest year?

Adam Schefter
(2:49 PM)




A no-nonsense type of guy. Last time Denver liked Steve Spagnuolo, Raheem Morris and Leslie Frazier along with Josh McDaniels. So they had the right idea. I think they're going to get back to someone they know and feel comfortable with. My guess today, subject to change tomorrow, would be Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. But Perry Fewell also would be a superb choice. Too early to tell.


Granted it's nothing official, but Schefter's leanings often turn into truths

PRBronco
01-07-2011, 02:05 PM
Good news for all of those rooting for Dennison:

Kevin (Mile High)



Your best guess..Who is head coach of the Broncos nest year?

Adam Schefter
(2:49 PM)




A no-nonsense type of guy. Last time Denver liked Steve Spagnuolo, Raheem Morris and Leslie Frazier along with Josh McDaniels. So they had the right idea. I think they're going to get back to someone they know and feel comfortable with. My guess today, subject to change tomorrow, would be Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. But Perry Fewell also would be a superb choice. Too early to tell.


Granted it's nothing official, but Schefter's leanings often turn into truths

Let's go with the superb choice. I'm ok settling for superb.

TheReverend
01-07-2011, 02:05 PM
He'd break off 4 wins in this system.

He only broke off 3...

TonyR
01-07-2011, 02:06 PM
Let's go with the superb choice. I'm ok settling for superb.

Fewell will probably have options, which means we probably won't get him...

bowtown
01-07-2011, 02:08 PM
He only broke off 3...

He is capable of 4.

Man-Goblin
01-07-2011, 02:38 PM
Wait, where has Dennison's name come from (haven't heard it from anyone with the Broncos) and why on god's green earth would anyone be in favor of him being the head coach?

Edit- okay I just saw he's on the Broncos list. Good god is that really the best we can do? Dude has never even called plays, correct? I wouldn't even want him coaching the Buffs.

Gcver2ver3
01-07-2011, 02:39 PM
Wait, where has Dennison's name come from (haven't heard it from anyone with the Broncos) and why on god's green earth would anyone be in favor of him being the head coach?

i like the texans offense...

any back looks like a stud in that system...sound familiar?...

lets do this...

bendog
01-07-2011, 02:41 PM
I googled Rick Dennison for images and got ....

<img src="http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ56Mhacjy2FDtwiLIBpq-H487Zsy8eu82nCJKtRq8IHgr1S6YyFyejomV0_w">

serious hops
01-07-2011, 02:41 PM
"Hot" HC candidates may be turned off by Denvers organization which now has player acquisition under the GMs control, not the HCs control. Big egos (Parcells/Shanny/etc) may not even bother interviewing for such an HC type job.

Just wondering.

I tend to suspect that the inexperience of our particular front office may be a bigger turn-off than the general structure.

maven
01-07-2011, 02:42 PM
Hire Dennison! Draft Luck! Come on down!

PRBronco
01-07-2011, 02:46 PM
Eww. That's ok, being able to punch in goal line touchdowns was overrated anyways. Tim can just jump pass them for us.

ColoradoBuff
01-07-2011, 03:30 PM
Reports out of Carolina indicate Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell (http://www.nypost.com/t/Perry_Fewell)is a very strong candidate for the Panthers' head-coaching vacancy, perhaps the favorite to replace John Fox, who was fired after nine seasons.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Fewell met yesterday with Panthers executives Marty Hurney and Danny Morrison. Fewell is a North Carolina native, born in Gastonia and raised in Cramerton.

Pick Six
01-07-2011, 03:34 PM
Reports out of Carolina indicate Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell (http://www.nypost.com/t/Perry_Fewell)is a very strong candidate for the Panthers' head-coaching vacancy, perhaps the favorite to replace John Fox, who was fired after nine seasons.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Fewell met yesterday with Panthers executives Marty Hurney and Danny Morrison. Fewell is a North Carolina native, born in Gastonia and raised in Cramerton.

Booger. Fewell would have been a decent hire...

frerottenextelway
01-07-2011, 03:44 PM
From Elway twitter:

Also wanted to express how overwhelmed Iíve been with all the support Iíve received since returning to the Broncos. It means a lot!
35 minutes ago via web
I can tell you that we've reached out to the Texans regarding Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison and hope to speak with him soon.
38 minutes ago via web
Itís a very busy and exciting time. Also in the process of refining our candidate list to determine who we'll speak with next week.
40 minutes ago via web
Looking forward to our interviews with Eric Studesville and Perry Fewell on Sunday.
43 minutes ago via web

Dedhed
01-07-2011, 03:49 PM
I'm still hoping for Nolan.

Nolan would be a good option, but now that Sparano is staying he may not be interested in leaving.

With a good OC he would be a good candidate.

bendog
01-07-2011, 03:50 PM
Oh, mother of bleeding God, Fewell picked Jimmy Klaussen over Tebow! I could just cry. We are so screwed. Elway has just fckied this up beyond belief. He sucks at getting us a coach. I can't believe this. We'll be lucky to even have team this year. Josh will be polishing lombardi just laughing his ass off at bowlen ellis and all you fair weather fans.

PRBronco
01-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Dude I'm loving these Elways tweets.

Inkana7
01-07-2011, 03:59 PM
johnelway (http://twitter.com/#%21/johnelway) John Elway



Just received permission to speak with Jaguars Offensive Coordinator Dirk Koetter. Previously was HC at Arizona State and Boise State.

serious hops
01-07-2011, 04:04 PM
johnelway (http://twitter.com/#%21/johnelway) John Elway



Just received permission to speak with Jaguars Offensive Coordinator Dirk Koetter. Previously was HC at Arizona State and Boise State.

Jesus ****ing Christ. Nothing says "top candidate" like a guy with four years of NFL experience, spent as the coordinator of a poor offense.

Gcver2ver3
01-07-2011, 04:12 PM
man you guys are griping about everything...

Elway is keeping us posted and is motivated to get us back to the glory days...

we have no idea how a coach will do until they are actually doing the job...

countless coaches who were expected to do well failed...Jimmy Johnson (Miami), Bobby Petrino, Nick Saban, Mike Shanahan (Washington)...

and plenty unproven who succeeded once given a shot...Tomlin, Raheem Morris, Mike Smith...

so how bout less gripe and more optimism...give elway a chance...

TheElusiveKyleOrton
01-07-2011, 05:35 PM
Fewell will probably have options, which means we probably won't get him...

Because everyone hates Denver and the Broncos.

Bwah BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH /sad trombone

I think the panic and bellyaching over this whole thing is HILARIOUS.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
01-07-2011, 05:37 PM
Oh, mother of bleeding God, Fewell picked Jimmy Klaussen over Tebow! I could just cry. We are so screwed. Elway has just fckied this up beyond belief. He sucks at getting us a coach. I can't believe this. We'll be lucky to even have team this year. Josh will be polishing lombardi just laughing his ass off at bowlen ellis and all you fair weather fans.

Or he picked his home state (North Carolina) over moving across the country. Either way.

:rofl: at this place

bowtown
01-07-2011, 05:40 PM
Or he picked his home state (North Carolina) over moving across the country. Either way.

:rofl: at this place

Or he hasn't actually picked any place at all yet. He just had an interview already and has another one lined up with us next.

Ugly Duck
01-07-2011, 06:13 PM
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Tom+Cable+Oakland+Raiders+v+Denver+Broncos+SrgWYRj 5ZFLl.jpg

elsid13
01-07-2011, 06:15 PM
It is interesting that Elway is reaching out to the fans. It very un-New England in his approach.

TonyR
01-07-2011, 06:38 PM
I think the panic and bellyaching over this whole thing is HILARIOUS.

Hey I'm glad you're having a good time. Maybe I'm over reacting, and maybe I'm completely wrong. I certainly hope that's the case. But I love the Denver Broncos and I hate what's going on. I badly wanted them to wake up and get a legit GM. Maybe Xanders is that guy but it's certainly fair to question that right now. And then to have Mularkey cancel the interview, Harbaugh not even interview for the job while talking with San Fran and Miami, and then have Schefter make the comments that the job isn't "overly desirable" on top of it all. Not a good day. You can assume that everything is going to be okay, but allow me to worry a little bit. Hopefully you'll be rubbing my drama queen act in my face down the road. I sincerely hope that happens. But right now I think there's probably more evidence to support my concern than your calm.

meangene
01-07-2011, 07:48 PM
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Tom+Cable+Oakland+Raiders+v+Denver+Broncos+SrgWYRj 5ZFLl.jpg

I'd take him over Dennison or Kotex.

oubronco
01-07-2011, 07:50 PM
Oh Hell NO!!!!!!

peacepipe
01-07-2011, 07:55 PM
I got a feeling dennison is going to be our next HC.

OrangenBlueOhio
01-07-2011, 07:56 PM
Rich Rod!

Hamrob
01-07-2011, 07:57 PM
In case you want to see each team's coaching staffs. This is layed out really well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_National_Football_League_staffs

Gives you a quick way to see all OC's and DC's in the NFL.

jbones733
01-07-2011, 08:11 PM
Hey I'm glad you're having a good time. Maybe I'm over reacting, and maybe I'm completely wrong. I certainly hope that's the case. But I love the Denver Broncos and I hate what's going on. I badly wanted them to wake up and get a legit GM. Maybe Xanders is that guy but it's certainly fair to question that right now. And then to have Mularkey cancel the interview, Harbaugh not even interview for the job while talking with San Fran and Miami, and then have Schefter make the comments that the job isn't "overly desirable" on top of it all. Not a good day. You can assume that everything is going to be okay, but allow me to worry a little bit. Hopefully you'll be rubbing my drama queen act in my face down the road. I sincerely hope that happens. But right now I think there's probably more evidence to support my concern than your calm.

agree with everything you said

this is all looking like an utter disaster

how do they not even interview Harbaugh ? Elway might be totally lost

and I love Elway & the Broncos more than anyone

it is killing me since mcdaniels came abour & what has happened to this team

ayjackson
01-07-2011, 08:26 PM
it is killing me since mcdaniels came abour & what has happened to this team

It should have been killing you long before that. Did you see our drafts and FA signings from 2000 onward? Not surprising we`re in this state.

But why`s Harbaugh the answer? That`s an expensive question.

I don`t like signing a co-ordinator to be head coach just because hŤ`s a good co-ordinator, but I don`t think I`d be displeased with a Rivera signing. Somewhere we need some experience though. I`d be scared he might bring in Singletary as DC though.

Hamrob
01-07-2011, 08:31 PM
At this junture...I really think that Greg Williams is the best candiate out there. The Saints may play deep in the playoffs...so, we may need to wait. I really hope that we do interview him.

Elways said that personnel decisions will be made between the HC, Xanders and that he would be directly involved, that he knows offense (not defense) and that he would break the ties. Look, Elway can speak to offensive talent...we need a Defensive minded HC...who hires a hot shot OC for Tebow. That way, the DC is covering the needs for our defense...while Elway looks out over the Offense (personnel wise) and the OC works with Tebow. That's our best strategy...

bowtown
01-07-2011, 09:57 PM
Hey I'm glad you're having a good time. Maybe I'm over reacting, and maybe I'm completely wrong. I certainly hope that's the case. But I love the Denver Broncos and I hate what's going on. I badly wanted them to wake up and get a legit GM. Maybe Xanders is that guy but it's certainly fair to question that right now. And then to have Mularkey cancel the interview, Harbaugh not even interview for the job while talking with San Fran and Miami, and then have Schefter make the comments that the job isn't "overly desirable" on top of it all. Not a good day. You can assume that everything is going to be okay, but allow me to worry a little bit. Hopefully you'll be rubbing my drama queen act in my face down the road. I sincerely hope that happens. But right now I think there's probably more evidence to support my concern than your calm.

Yep. It's a little kneejerk still, but so far things are not looking good... at all.

bowtown
01-07-2011, 09:58 PM
At this junture...I really think that Greg Williams is the best candiate out there. The Saints may play deep in the playoffs...so, we may need to wait. I really hope that we do interview him.

Elways said that personnel decisions will be made between the HC, Xanders and that he would be directly involved, that he knows offense (not defense) and that he would break the ties. Look, Elway can speak to offensive talent...we need a Defensive minded HC...who hires a hot shot OC for Tebow. That way, the DC is covering the needs for our defense...while Elway looks out over the Offense (personnel wise) and the OC works with Tebow. That's our best strategy...

I'd love Greg Williams. I'd love John Fox. I'd Love Mike Nolan. So far not one of them has been mentioned.

Rohirrim
01-07-2011, 10:14 PM
I hate to say this, and I've tried to stop myself from thinking it, but given where this team is at, we should bring in somebody who's had a ton of experience, especially when it comes to building up a team from the ground floor, and can bring in stable, solid leadership: Marty Schottenheimer.

bowtown
01-07-2011, 10:43 PM
I hate to say this, and I've tried to stop myself from thinking it, but given where this team is at, we should bring in somebody who's had a ton of experience, especially when it comes to building up a team from the ground floor, and can bring in stable, solid leadership: Marty Schottenheimer.

1. Schottenheimer has not interest in coaching and has said so numerous times.

2. You are smoking crack if you think Marty wants anything to do with John Elway.

Rohirrim
01-07-2011, 11:20 PM
1. Schottenheimer has not interest in coaching and has said so numerous times.

2. You are smoking crack if you think Marty wants anything to do with John Elway.

Are you kidding? Elway has given Marty some of his fondest memories.

Dudeskey
01-07-2011, 11:24 PM
Rich Rod!

LOL there would be a case of falling up the ladder, lol

bowtown
01-07-2011, 11:27 PM
Are you kidding? Elway has given Marty some of his fondest memories.

Which ones are those? The drive? The drive 2? Elway has single handedly kept Marty from winning a Superbowl more than anyone else.