Elway doesn't seem to be the type to put up with an ego maniac, he seems like a guy who wants the best possible choice and will choose the coach who will put himself int he best possible situation to succeed. If he taps Joseph as the guy then I'm thinking it's because Joseph has shown he'll be that person who will best put them in position to win.
One of Elway's first questions is probably: Who would you have on your staff with you? Would you listen to suggestions? If Joseph answers in a way Elway doesn't like, I'm sure he'll move on.
"I never lose, I either win or I learn."
You gotta wonder if potential coaches are thinking that even being successful isnt good enough for Elway. Fox let go after a Super bowl year and a proceeding 12-4 campaign and ANOTHER division title. Kubak "retired" after winning a Super bowl title and, later, leading the Broncos to a 9-7 record despite injuries left and right, toughest schedule in the league and possibly 4 or 5 plays from an 11-5 or 12-4 record. I hope the mile high expectations dont scare off candidates.
My speculation is this: if Broncos hire an offensive minded head coach, Wade stays to run the defense. If the Broncos hire a defensive minded coach, I think the whole staff gets shaken up. John has already stated that the new HC will be allowed to determine who is on his staff. I imagine any offensive minded coach would love for Wade to continue working with our defense. A defensive minded coach may want to put HIS stamp on the defense, which may interfere with Wade's stamp. Unless the defensive minded coach has worked with Wade or has similar philosophies, then it could work out.
Either way, I'll just sit back and wait to see what John does. I know I'd prefer the Offensive Minded Coach myself, because I like where are defense is at, minus the slippage in run D. But who knows?
~In Partibus Infidelium~
Can't stay away for now but it just came to me that Joseph may not be the right man just like McDaniel's wasn't the right man. It has something to do with Napoleon.
As for Wade Phillips, I think tenure may be coming to an end as he ofttimes looked confused there on the sideline as the "D" faltered on many an occasion - especially with Tennessee letting Mariota escape one to many times just as did Smith, Bortles, Carr, Luck, and so on over the years. Then his tendency to go Soft Shell even Prevent to protect the few leads the team had when too much time was on the clock and the lead narrow. Also, against NE, Brady should have been on the ground (the hard Mile High dirt that Brady hates while playing on cushy cushy turf in the East) more when Coach (though with some success) backed off putting the"D" in to crush mode and implemented a three three man rush w/o success in getting Brady on the ground. Don't really know all the in & outs but feelings of confusion had too many times pricked my attention and confidence. Let's get the Offense going; stick with Wade; get one mean/diplomatic dude to back Wade; get the middle of the "D" shore up; do something about the lack of speed/reaction w/ many of them guys; and refine the footwork often lame on offense.
So anyone who shy away from those expectations we probably didn't want them anyways.
If the expectations are realistic, the next issue is whether or not the consequences of falling short are fair.
Are candidates going to be concerned that they will only be given one or two years to meet those expectations?
Those concerns may be alleviated, if candidates believe Kubiak's departure is all about health and not about disagreement over coaching staff changes. If it's the latter, the job becomes less desirable.
John Fox wasn't fired for being a bad coach. He was fired for disagreeing on how to improve the team, at least that's what was reported. Once the coach and his boss are on different pages, one of them has to go. That's the only reason I was okay with Fox being fired. I've only pushed back on the hate he gets around here.
I guess I'm skeptical by nature. I don't accept what is said just because it came from an iconic figure like John Elway.
I accept the possibility that Kubiak's departure is what he said it is, but I don't dismiss the possibility that it's something more than just that.
In long run, I hope everything works out well for the Broncos and that Gary Kubiak is at peace with his decision, whatever the true nature of that decision is.
Whether you like Him or you don't like Him.....LEARN to love Him. Because He's the best thing going TODAY. Wooo! Wooo! Wooo! Wooooooooo!
Shouldn't the expectations be high? Isn't that why Elway is here? Does anyone remember PRE 2011? One of the worst teams in the NFL!
However a lot of Elway bashers would credit that to Cutler being a disgruntled human being but still a lot of it falls back on Fox and will soon see how well the Bears play under Fox now that Jay is gone.