As the first round of interviews will round out tomorrow with Fox it looks like this will be a 2 man race between John Fox and Rick Dennison. One an offensive guy, the other defensive. Lets take a look at possible candidates to pair up with Fox on the offensive side or join up with Dennison.
Mike McCoy is a Josh McDaniels guy and probably knows Tebow and his skill set better than any other coordinator in the NFL. Former qb coach with the Panthers he seems like a perfect fit for Fox and a guy he would feel comfortable with. There has been speculation that he will take Charlie Weis' job as Chiefs OC but nothing has been said in the last couple days.
My opinion is that there are better guys out there then McCoy. I understand that the last few games of the year the coaches were trying to just get Tebow a feel for the game and not give him anything to complicated but the play calling was way too conservative, basic and just not good in my opinion.
Eric Studesville is a guy not many Broncos fans knew about six weeks ago but here he is interviewing for the head coaching job. Id say his chances are extremely slim to none but I have to say I am a fan of this guy. Before he was with the Broncos he was the Bills RB coach from 2004-2008 and in 2009 was in charge of the Bills running game. He helped produce three 1000 yard runners including undrafted free agent and one of my favorite players in the league Fred Jackson.
Studesville is a guy the players all seem to like and from watching his post game interviews how cant you like this guy. He is a great leader and his a good knowledge of the game. However, I dont think he would be a great fit to run the offense if Fox is head coach. On the other hand, if Rico is hired i could definitely picture Studesville as OC working with Dennison. I think we should definitely try to keep him part of the staff but probably as the RB coach. The OC that works with Tebow should probably be a quarterbacks coach.
Darrell Bevell has served as the offensive coordinator for the vikings for the past four years and was previously a qb coach and wr coach for the Packers. I honestly do not know a whole lot about Bevell besides the fact that most Vikings fans have nothing but bad things to say about this guy. He has not officially been let go from the Vikings but all indications show that he will be gone soon.
Tom Clements is a former NFL and CFL quarterback who has been the qb coach for the Packers the last 4 years. He served as the OC for the Bills for two and was the qb coach for the Saints, Chiefs, and Steelers. Clements seems like a guy who can fit the mold as OC here and could be a good coach for Tebow.
Pete Carmichael jr is currently the OC for the New Orleans Saints. He has held that title since 2009 and was the qb coach for the previous 3 years. Working with Drew Brees and Sean Peyton has given Carmichael loads of experience with some of the best offensive minds. The only chance i see him coming here is if Fox is HC and Carmichael can take control of the offense. He could bring a lot to Denver and I think would be a great hire as OC.
Frankly, this job is not very attractive right now. We have seen this through the coaches that have backed out on us and it seems that a lot of coaches would not leave an OC job to be an OC here. I think the Broncos will have to find a quarterbacks coach dedicated to Tebow and the Broncos system. The Broncos are looking for a great DC to go with Dennison or great OC to work with Fox IMO.
My choice is still Rick Dennison for HC and Mike Singletary for DC but those are my two cents. What are yours Bronco fans?????