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Old 08-29-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Del Rio brings new attitude and stability to Broncos defense

Broncos fans have heard the same rhetoric for seven consecutive years.

“You’re going to hear every defensive coordinator talk about being aggressive because that’s what we’re all looking for,” said Denver’s newest defensive coordinator, Jack Del Rio, the seventh man to wear that job title since 2006. “Aggressive has nothing to do with scheme; it has to do with the mentality you play with. It has to do with a mindset you approach tough moments with and your ability to perform in critical situations.”

Call it mindset, scheme or lack of talent; the Broncos should have installed a revolving door to the defensive coordinators office the moment Larry Coyer was fired. And there’s been plenty of speculation the wheels are greased for Del Rio to push his way out of Denver after this season, as he figures to be a hot coaching prospect. Yet he isn’t in a hurry to leave the job he’s barely started.

“Because I was a head coach for nine years, I’m not obsessed with being a head coach again,” Del Rio explained. “I’m not obsessed with moving on. If it ever happens, great. But I’m really trying to be in the moment.”

The moment is best embodied by a guy who won’t play this season. Journeyman Jason Hunter was Del Rio’s type of guy before he tore his triceps in training camp.

Best known for being stabbed in Detroit in 2011, Hunter embraced Del Rio’s words and aggressively moved up the depth chart, replacing former first-round pick Robert Ayers at defensive end. Hunter played with a passion rarely seen in recent years and set the standard for what Del Rio wants this season.

“The guys who approach it that way are going to play more,” the defensive coordinator said. “The guys who don’t approach it that way are going to have a tough time staying here for long because that’s what we’re building. We’re going to keep pushing for it, keep demanding it, and keep rewarding those that give it to us and make life difficult for those that don’t.”

It’s been difficult for Ayers, but Del Rio makes no apologies, nor should he. His résumé is impressive.

A rugged linebacker during his 11-year NFL career and standing 6-foot-4, he can go eye to eye and toe to toe with any player on the Broncos roster. He’s made a career of talking tough, backing it up and getting results, though he never thought it would happen when he retired before the 1996 season.

“I never thought about coaching when I was playing, never when I was playing,” he said. “I looked at the hours the coaches work and I said, ‘There’s no way I’m doing that.’ But as I got older, I realized I love the game too much to be away from it.”

“Then, Tony Dungy called me and asked me how I was doing and took me to lunch. He said. ‘Are you happy?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I’m happy.’ He said, ‘Are you really happy?’ and I said, ‘No, I’m miserable.’ He said, ‘I think you’d be a great coach and I think you ought to pursue this.’ So he invited me down to the Senior Bowl and next thing you know Mike Ditka gave me an opportunity in 1996 with the Saints.”

Del Rio’s didn’t start to get noticed until he was the Ravens linebackers coach the year they won Super Bowl XXXV. He parlayed his success into joining John Fox as the Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator in 2002 – taking the 31st ranked defense to No. 2 in one season.

Del Rio was on the map and the Jacksonville Jaguars hired him as their head coach in 2003, where he stayed until last season.

Now, he’s back with the man who gave him his first big break as a coordinator. They only spent one year together, and Fox would like to make sure it isn’t another one and done.

Success breeds opportunity, so they’ll be a host of suitors if Del Rio turns around the Broncos defense. He’ll be a wanted man. But after talking to him, I’m not so sure he’ll want out right away. If the Broncos are going to lose a coordinator after this season, the smart money is on Mike McCoy.

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Old 08-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Good article, best defensive coordinator we've had in years. And it's not even close.

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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Well, lets wait and see the results. Ray Rhodes was a terrific Defensive coordinator when he came to Denver too. ugghh...........
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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Good article, best defensive coordinator we've had in years. And it's not even close.

Albertooooooo Dellllll RIOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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Too long - Didn't read.

So does Del Rio play for you all now? Last I heard he was a Dolphin.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:36 AM   #7
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Lets hope he figures out that being a professional coordinator can be rewarding also. Many have been to the top and have stepped back and stayed as coordinators with great success and I suspect satisfaction, the guy in Phily Jones IIRC, Phillips, the guy in PIT all come to mind. All extremely successful with Their defenses. Something I hope will happen here.

Not saying I want defense only but having a top ten D to go along with a Manning led offense could make for some really good years...
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:43 AM   #8
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he will be head coaching somewhere next year
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:50 AM   #9
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he will be head coaching somewhere next year
Maybe, maybe not. He's expressed displeasure with the politicking and nonsense that are required of the man in the big office.

He might want a couple of years out of the spotlight. Unless his dream job (probably the Cowboys or Vikings) opens, I think he'll stay for two years at least.
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Maybe, maybe not. He's expressed displeasure with the politicking and nonsense that are required of the man in the big office.

He might want a couple of years out of the spotlight. Unless his dream job (probably the Cowboys or Vikings) opens, I think he'll stay for two years at least.
Not so sure either of those are or could e dream jobs.

Work for Jerry Jones there is not enough money in the world for me to do that..

As for MIN. Do not think I'd want to go there either..
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Rumor has it he is going to turn the DL loose.
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Not so sure either of those are or could e dream jobs.

Work for Jerry Jones there is not enough money in the world for me to do that..

As for MIN. Do not think I'd want to go there either..
He played in both places, and played under Jerry Jones. He loved being a Cowboy.

They may not be your dream jobs. Doesn't mean they're not his.
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Like clockwork, another poof piece about the next defensive coordinator. Hell, I'm sure we saw a piece like this about Bob Slowik. See, now is the time that hope springs eternal for all NFL teams (yes, even the raiders). I know Del Rio has put together some quality defenses, but all those are meaningless now. Do it with this crew. EVERY defensive coordinator says 'we're gonna turn 'em loose' and 'we will be aggressive'. Let's get this m-f'er started and see where the chips fall.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:20 AM   #14
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Who knows how long Del Rio will be around, it probably depends on a few different things like how much he's enjoying his current job and living in Denver. He may not feel like being a HC is really worth all the hassel. Dick LeBeau (sp?) is a good example of a guy who gave the HC job a try and then went back to being a dcoordinator and has never left. Of course, he's a steelers guy anyway so that has something to do with it.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #15
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Yeah, I agree. Maybe Denver can offer him a big raise and an Assistant coaches title to keep him around. McCoy will probably be gone as well.
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Jack's son Luke is playing QB at Valor High School. He won't graduate until next year, so that may keep him here a bit longer.
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Jack's son Luke is playing QB at Valor High School. He won't graduate until next year, so that may keep him here a bit longer.
He's a senior and has already commited to Oklahoma State.

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He's a senior and has already commited to Oklahoma State.

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Well that works out, until OK gets a football team we can keep Jack then...
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Right, so he would graduate next year. If he were to get hired by a pro-team, he'd have to move when our season is over in February. I know football is done, but I doubt he'd yank his son his graduating year. I suppose he could leave him for a few months to finish school and then bail, but I honestly think Del Rio is here for two years at least.

The guy who is going to be a head coach next season is McCoy. Bank on it.
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Right, so he would graduate next year. If he were to get hired by a pro-team, he'd have to move when our season is over in February. I know football is done, but I doubt he'd yank his son his graduating year. I suppose he could leave him for a few months to finish school and then bail, but I honestly think Del Rio is here for two years at least.

The guy who is going to be a head coach next season is McCoy. Bank on it.
play this out in your head...why would he move his kid for 3-4 months of school during his snior year?
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There is also the possibility of his kid graduating high school in December, and being an early enrollee at Oklahoma St.
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Not so sure either of those are or could e dream jobs.

Work for Jerry Jones there is not enough money in the world for me to do that..

As for MIN. Do not think I'd want to go there either..
Hell, if I got $2 million to coach the Raiders - even in the Al Davis days - I'd take it.
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I hope mccoy becomes a head coach in the afc west.
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I hope mccoy becomes a head coach in the afc west.
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