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Old 02-11-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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Having just moved up without moving out, newly-hired Broncos defensive coordinator Don Martindale, continues to settle into his new job, pouring over what the Broncos did last season to see what needs fixing and what may not.

"My plan of attack right now is the same as every defensive coordinator around the league," Martindale said today. "Evaluate what you do, evaluate what you did, the scheme, what you keep, what worked, what didn't, what you throw out. All of those things.

"It's still ongoing, we're still looking at it, but we want to be that tough, smart group."

Martindale was promoted two weeks ago from Broncos linebackers coach to be the team's fifth defensive coordinator in the past five years. And since his appointment he had a brief stop in Miami as outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil's guest at the Pro Bowl before returning to the Broncos' Dove Valley complex to get down to the business of the Broncos' defensive plan.

The Broncos finished seventh overall in yards allowed this past season, a vast improvement over their 29th place finish in 2008. But things unraveled in the team's 2-8 collapse down the stretch, particularly in run defense when five of their last nine opponents rushed for at least 173 yards and three topped the 200-yard mark.

Head coach Josh McDaniels and former defensive coordinator Mike Nolan parted ways, with Nolan leaving to become the Dolphins' defensive coordinator.

"I feel like I'm ready for this job, I want this job, and I'm going to work hard at this job," Martindale said. "I believe in myself. We're going to be better."

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Old 02-11-2010, 01:17 PM   #2
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Rev you should add that pic you have for your profile to the Hot red head thread? haha

Also, this is awesome, I think "Wink" ins gonna do just fine.
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Martindale was promoted two weeks ago from Broncos linebackers coach to be the team's fifth defensive coordinator in the past five years.
The Broncos' version of the Defense Against the Dark Arts teaching position.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:20 PM   #4
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I just love how close this guy is to the Ryan's. I hope his defense is as close to good!
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #6
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:59 PM   #7
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I like how we have some continuity with promoting an in house candidate as opposed to bringing in someone new.
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You think bringing in a new DC, QB coach, RB coach and OC is continuity?
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Given how the Skipper's first year as coach went, I'm really hoping Martindale ends up being like the guy on the right....and not....ya know.
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I like those irrelevant stupid pics on every single thread.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:35 PM   #11
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You should, it's much better than your irrelevant stupid posts in every thead.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:36 PM   #12
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Havent you stolen enough pics and tried to pass them off as yourself already. you should be ashamed of yourself
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:51 PM   #13
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Wasn't Martindale a strong candidate for the Oak D-Co-ordinator last year before we nicked him away from the Raiders

Plus it's no co-incidence either that Howard's play went to **** last year and Morrison also regressed.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:09 PM   #14
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I like how we have some continuity with promoting an in house candidate as opposed to bringing in someone new.
Outside of retaining Nolan, this was probably the best possible scenario, imo
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #15
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I'm gonna go ahead and call it! This Martindale hiring will prove to be a great hire.
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He should be consistently more aggressive than Nolan......which seems to be one of the issues on which Nolan and McD disagreed.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:51 PM   #17
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am I gay for looking past the girl towards the sweet ass TV and speaker set-up??

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Old 02-11-2010, 07:55 PM   #18
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Hard to say but I didn't even notice there was a TV in his avatar until I read your post if that helps.
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Wow, you did this in 2 threads? I am honored at your attention sweetie pie!
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:30 PM   #21
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You think bringing in a new DC, QB coach, RB coach and OC is continuity?
The DC is coming from within the organization and will run the same scheme. We have the same offensive coordinator, we just gave his QB coach title to Ben McDaniels and let's be honest, Josh will basically be in charge of both positions.
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I'm gonna go ahead and call it! This Martindale hiring will prove to be a great hire.
I think he'll do good.
I like his intensity and as an assistant he did a commendable job...
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I think he'll do good.
I like his intensity and as an assistant he did a commendable job...
And he has learned from the Ryans, which is no bad thing.
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I like how we have some continuity with promoting an in house candidate as opposed to bringing in someone new.
Wasn't there a whole heap of these exact same comments when Slowik was hired?
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Wasn't there a whole heap of these exact same comments when Slowik was hired?
Not really, considering that Slowik had a completely different system than Bates did.
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