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  1. #61
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    Not my first choice but if paired with young OC this could turn out great.
    "I'm scared if I stop all at once, the cumulative hangover will literally kill me."

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    Very happy with this hire. I also love that Kubes is staying to coach the offense. This was the right move for so many reasons. We can now move past the “leader of men” era and get back to some darn excellent, old fashioned football coaching. Now I’m ready for next season and beyond.

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    I like it !
    We should contend for a playoff spot next Year.
    Kubes will get Keenum on track.
    10-6 and going to the playoffs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo0730 View Post
    Some are, not everyone.

    Nicki said it's like the Tom Moore situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flosstein View Post
    Very happy with this hire. I also love that Kubes is staying to coach the offense. This was the right move for so many reasons. We can now move past the “leader of men” era and get back to some darn excellent, old fashioned football coaching. Now I’m ready for next season and beyond.
    Is Kubes confirmed as OC

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    I'm so happy with this hire. Finally this team will have some discipline and our defense will get back to being dominant. With kubes being the OC it sounds like I'm super excited to see Lindsay in his scheme

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    Broncos reach agreement with Vic Fangio to be head coach

    11:36 AM CT
    Jeff Legwold
    ESPN Senior Writer
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos have reached an agreement with Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to become the team's next head coach, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dan Graziano.

    Fangio will receive a four-year contract that includes a team option for a fifth year, a source said.

    Broncos general manager and president of football operations John Elway had said he was looking for experience in the next head coach, and he appears to have chosen the most experienced candidate the team interviewed after reportedly narrowing down the candidates to Fangio and Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak.

    Fangio was one of five candidates to interview for the Broncos' head-coaching job and the final candidate the team met with; his interview was held Monday in Chicago.

    The 60-year-old Fangio has spent all but one of the past 33 years as an NFL assistant, including the past four years as Bears defensive coordinator. Fangio has never been a head coach at any level, but he made a strong impression this past week in face-to-face meetings with team officials, including Elway.

    Fangio is a highly respected coach around the league. His most recent work includes inheriting a Bears defense that finished 30th in the NFL in 2014, the year before Fangio arrived, and improving the unit to 13th in 2017 before Chicago finished No. 1 in scoring defense and takeaways this season.

    After interviewing for the Bears' head-coaching job last offseason, Fangio agreed to return as defensive coordinator on a new three-year deal to work alongside first-year coach Matt Nagy.

    Fangio has coached the likes of Hall of Famers Ray Lewis and Kevin Greene, 1991 Defensive Player of the Year Pat Swilling and 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack. He will have plenty to work with in a Broncos defense that includes Von Miller, Bradley Chubb and Chris Harris Jr.

    The Broncos fired Vance Joseph on Dec. 31, the day after they finished a 6-10 season with a 23-9 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The third consecutive playoff miss also marked the first time the Broncos had finished with back-to-back losing seasons since 1971-72 and the first time the team had back-to-back seasons with at least 10 losses since the 1960s, when the franchise played as one of the original American Football League teams.

    Fangio certainly fits the description of what Elway said he wanted in a new coach. Asked last week what attributes he was looking for, Elway honed in on "greatness.''

    "I want them to be great on one side of the ball and great at what they do -- whatever that position that may be -- whether it be a coordinator or whatever they've done, I look for greatness on that side," Elway said. "For me, I look for experience. I want the guys that understand the game, they understand X's and O's but also have the ability to lead men. That's a big part of it in today's world. Those are two things that I look for."

    One of Fangio's first items on the coaching to-do list is to oversee and repair an offense that has struggled, sometimes mightily, since Peyton Manning suffered a foot injury during the 2015 season. Since Manning's retirement, the Broncos have used four starting quarterbacks over the past three seasons and do not have a player at the position they drafted on the roster.


    Elway said last week it was time for the Broncos to "definitely get better on the offensive side" and that he hoped the team would have some continuity on offense moving forward. To that end, all five candidates the Broncos interviewed, including Fangio, understood the Broncos want to have a role for Gary Kubiak in the seasons to come.

    Kubiak "will be around" the team in 2019, Elway said. He is set to run the Broncos' offense next season, according to a source.


    But beyond his work as a defensive playcaller, one of the chief selling points for the Broncos on Fangio is the kind of coaching staff he could attract. The Broncos have a young roster -- 13 rookies were on the 53-man roster for the regular-season finale -- that is only likely to get younger as the makeover continues.

    As Harris put it, "They're going to go young; that's what I think, anyway.''

    Three of the last four Broncos coaches -- Josh McDaniels, Kubiak and Joseph -- have been on the job for two or fewer seasons. McDaniels and Joseph were fired while Kubiak stepped away for health reasons.
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    Gary Kubiak will be the Broncos’ offensive coordinator, per @MikeKlis.
    Bronco Fan from DC (previously Baltimore)

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    Quote Originally Posted by roushmartin6 View Post
    I'm so happy with this hire. Finally this team will have some discipline and our defense will get back to being dominant. With kubes being the OC it sounds like I'm super excited to see Lindsay in his scheme
    we won't be dominant on defense unless we fill the holes at DT & DB first though

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.M. View Post
    Perhaps, but fans here are operating with a double standard. Wade should have been kept and forced upon VJ, but Kubes as part of the condition here -which I'm alive certain was made crystal clear in the interview- is now a big problem?
    Wade was IMO the biggest part of why we saw our players play at the level they did in SB50 and frankly throughout that season. Kubiak has his hands all over that offense and it was average at best. That played out in the yearly overall stats we finished with 22.2 PPG which had us at 19th in the league. So I think your example of the fans questioning Wade not being retained and VJ being retained that is not a great example. People also forget the other narrative during that time as well. If I recall correctly Wade did not want to coach FOR VJ. There were rumors that this was because VJ was at one point working for him and that he didn't want to work for a former staffer of his. Ultimately though we brought in VJ who was a poor DC in Miami but was a good DB coach in CIN. VJ also proved that he was not yet capable of thinking in a big picture scenario and that he failed to understand the truly finer details of game management. So if Wade was so adamant about not working FOR VJ to me that would have raised some red flags, at least to me.

    Now to the current situation - at what point in the last 2-3 years since the offensive rules have bent to favor the offense have we seen a Kubiak led offense perform top 5. Let's also keep in mind that we are playing in a division with The Raiders (who will likely turn things around in a year- or two, KC who were #1 in most offensive categories for most of this season and the Chargers who are always a good offense.So if Kubiak is a middle-of-the-road OC with his previous scheme then how are we planning to compete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieBronco76 View Post
    Is Kubes confirmed as OC
    NO.
    To that end, all five candidates the Broncos interviewed, including Fangio, understood the Broncos want to have a role for Gary Kubiak in the seasons to come.

    Kubiak "will be around" the team in 2019, Elway said. He is set to run the Broncos' offense next season, according to a source.

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    https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/1083067490723188737

    4m ago kils reported Kubiak is to the offense Coordinator.

    oakland raders gm
    latavis murray trade bait

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    A "No Fly Zone" warning in effect for Denver Colorado.
    (News conference tomorrow.)

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    Since Mike Klis opened the press conference asking Elway if the 4 coaches in 6 years indicate that the issues go beyond the head coach, it seems that Elway has been keeping Klis out of the loop. For someone who's used as the Broncos' mouthpiece, he was late to report the Vic Fangio hire and now got mixed signals about Kubiak when Adam Schefter was already reporting Kubiak as OC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mile high mad man View Post
    I am really happy with this Hire. Now this hire is a make or break for Elway. I really hope it works out !!!
    This is a great point. Elway better hope that Fangio manages the games and clock better then VJ did. I'd imagine that Elway should be entering into this season with a VERY hot seat.

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