Jerry Smith and Eric Studdesville have something in common. They were the only two interim head coaches in Denver Broncos history. Jerry Smith actually helped turn a lost season into a respectable and hopeful finish, much the way Coach Studesville did last season.
MHR sends its thoughts and prayers to the Smith family. Rest in peace. For more about Jerry Smith, see this Denver Post article: http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_18641570
"I think he really wanted the opportunity to take over the team the following year," his son said. "He went 2-3 and was pulling guys off the street and really did a great job.