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Q: Did Mike McCoy influence John Elway's decision to hire John Fox, his old HC at North Carolina?

He would have an ulterior motive to do so, since most HC's make a clean sweep when they come in and put their own guys in place! It certainly helped with the smooth transition from chaos to respectability, and then to contender in two short years. (Is it just chance, or did our new executive recognize that factor to be an extremely important one?)

Q: Did John Fox consult McCoy when deciding which coaches to keep that were already on staff? I would certainly bet on it!

We have 22 coaches on our current staff, and 4 of them are brand new to the Broncos this year. Two of the new guys came from the KC staff that all got booted at the end of the season.

Another one we grabbed from the jokeland faiders, (Dennis Allens' one year OC who he fired in an attempt to keep his own job), which means joakland is starting over on offense again this year!

The other first year guy is Chris Beake, who I did an "I Spy" report on last week.

Fox kept 7 coaches who were here, not including the strength & conditioning group (some have since taken other positions elsewhere, including the strength and conditioning team), and brought 6 with him. Then when Jack Del Rio came on board last year he brought 5 more with him from Jacksonville.

Q: Are the Broncos the only team in the NFL that has two brothers on their coaching staff?

Q: Are the Broncos the only team who has a coach that will coach two brothers, in back to back years, who play on different teams, and are both punters? Has THAT ever happened in the NFL? I'm not going to check! I'm just going to claim that it's an obscure stat that we own, and that it will never be duplicated.

Here's the skinny on this years staff.

(HC) John Fox, 14th head coach in Broncos' franchise history.

NFL Coaching experience = 25 yrs., HC 11 yrs., DC 7 yrs., Secondary 7 yrs.,

Years coaching college = 10

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = DB

Here are the coaches John Fox brought with him:

(former DC) Dennis Allen, from the New Orleans Saints (2006-2010), Fox gave Dennis his first shot at the DC position. (now, he finds himself in the unfortunate position of HC for the faiders. He may last one more year there.)

(On a one year delay) Jack Del Rio is the DC for the second time under Head Coach John Fox.

NFL Coaching experience = 16 yrs., HC 9 yrs., DC 2 yrs., LBC 4 yrs., assist. strength & cond. 1 yr.

Years coaching college = None

Years as NFL player = 11, LB

College position played = LB

Dave Magazu (O-line) spent eight seasons with Broncos Head Coach John Fox in Carolina.

NFL Coaching experience = 10yrs., O-line 10yrs.

Years coaching college = 23 (Has been coaching O-lines since 1981, 32 years)

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = Four-year starter as a defensive tackle.

Richard Smith (LB's) is in his second session (seventh season overall) as a coach for the Denver Broncos. He also spent two seasons (2009-10) coaching under John Fox in Carolina.

NFL Coaching experience = 25yrs., DC 4 yrs., LB's 12 yrs., ST 9yrs.

Years coaching college = 9

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = O-line

Jeff Rodgers (Special Teams Coordinator) enters his third season as STC for the Denver Broncos in 2013, after spending the previous two years coaching that unit under Broncos Head Coach John Fox in Carolina.

NFL Coaching experience = 9 yrs., STC 3 yrs., STA 4 years., STQC 2 yrs.

Years coaching college = 3

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = LB

Sam Garnes (Assistant Secondary) enters his third season with Denver and fourth year overall in the NFL. Garnes played safety for the New York Giants (1997-2001), while Fox was the Giants defensive coordinator.

NFL Coaching experience = 3 yrs., DB's 3 yrs.

Years coaching college = None (1 year NFL Europe & 1 year UFL Las Vegas)

Years as NFL player = 7, Safety

College position played = Safety (U of C, all-time leader in tackles and interceptions upon graduation)

Tyke Tolbert (Wide Receivers) spent the 2010 season coaching under John Fox in Carolina.

NFL Coaching experience = 10 yrs., WR's 10 yrs.

Years coaching college = 8

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = WR

Coaches Jack Del Rio brought with him:

Cory Undlin (Secondary) spent three seasons with Jacksonville under current Broncos Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio.

NFL Coaching experience = 9 yrs., Secondary 4 yrs. DA 2 yrs., QCD 3 yrs.

Years coaching college = 6

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = DB

Luke Richesson (Strength and Conditioning) enters his fifth NFL season (all with JDR) and second year as the Denver Broncos' strength and conditioning coach in 2013.

NFL Coaching experience = 4 yrs., S&CC 4 yrs.

Years coaching college = 4 + 8 yrs. Training Pro's at Athletes' Performance in Tempe, Ariz.

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = Safety

The assistants Luke Richesson brought with him are:

Mike Eubanks (Strength and Conditioning Assistant)

NFL Coaching experience = 4 yrs., S&CA 4 yrs.

Years coaching college = 2 + 2 yrs. Assisting Luke at Athletes' Performance

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = DB

Anthony Lomando (Strength and Conditioning Assistant)

NFL Coaching experience = 4 yrs., S&CA 4 yrs.

Years coaching college = None + 3 yrs. Assisting Luke at Athletes' Performance

Years as NFL player = None (master's degree in rehabilitation sciences)

College position played = None (certified, CSCS, & NASM-CES)

Jason George (Strength and Conditioning Assistant)

NFL Coaching experience = 4 yrs., S&CA 4 yrs.

Years coaching college = 13 + 5 yrs. at HS level, all in S&C

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = Safety

Coaches Fox kept when he arrived:

(former OC) Mike McCoy, from 2000-2008, served with Fox on the Carolina Panthers coaching staff. (Now HC for da cry-babyblue-boys)

(1st year OC) Adam Gase enters his fifth year with the Denver Broncos.

NFL Coaching experience = 8 years. QB's 3 yrs., WR's 2yrs., QCO 1yr, OA 2yr.

Years coaching college = 3

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = None (Received a Bachelors Degree but no info on what field it's in)

SPECIAL NOTE: There is no question in my mind that Adam Gase is the luckiest coach in NFL history! After just three years of the college "coaching" game, (1 yr. as a graduate assistant, and 2 yrs. as a recruiter?) he jumps to the Detroit Lions as an Off Ass in 05', then a QCO in 06', & the QB coach in 07.

He then is OA in 08" at San Fran, and becomes the Wide Receivers coach in Denver for the 09' & 10 seasons. He then gets the QBC job for the next two years and falls into the OC position by default! Compare that to what Chris Beake has gone through and you'll see just what I mean!

As WR coach Brandon Marshall (09) & Loyd (2010) made him look good, but he was unable to do anything to improve TT in his first year as QB coach. Then PFM comes along and breaks every record in the book making Adam look great again!

Now, Peyton will be here for perhaps the next two - three years, and we won't know if OC Gase is for real until PFM retires! We'll always be wondering who is really calling the plays. Oh well. We did that when McCoy was here as well. Perhaps Peyton will have time to give Adam the training he needs.

Otherwise, just check out Greg Knapp, Adams replacement down below, because he should be the OC this year.

Clancy Barone (Tight Ends) enters his fifth season with the Broncos.

NFL Coaching experience = 9 yrs., TE 7 yrs., O-line 2 yrs.

Years coaching college = 17 (O-line/OC his whole college coaching career)

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = (4 sport star in HS but no college ball)

Jay Rodgers, (D-line) enters his fifth year with the Denver Broncos and his second as defensive line coach.

NFL Coaching experience = 4 yrs., D-line 1 yr., QCD 1 yr., CA 2 yrs.

Years coaching college = 9 (QB's 3y & WR 2y)

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = QB

Brian Callahan (Coaching Assistant) enters his fourth season with the Denver Broncos.

NFL Coaching experience = 3 yrs., QCO 2 yrs., CA 1 yr.

Years coaching college = 2 as Grad Ass + 1 yr. HS Offensive Coordinator/QBC

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = QB

Eric Studesville (Running Backs) is in his fourth season as running backs coach for the Denver Broncos.

NFL Coaching experience = 16 yrs., RB's 12 yrs., QCO 4 yrs.

Years coaching college = 6

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = DB

First year Broncos Coaches:

Greg Knapp (Quarterbacks) enters his first year as quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos in 2013. A coaching veteran of 27 seasons, including 18 years in the NFL, he was hired by the team on Jan. 18, 2013. (Previous year, OC for da faiders.)

NFL Coaching experience = 18 yrs., OC 10 yrs., QB's 5 yrs., QCO 3 yrs.

Years coaching college = 9

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = QB

Chris Beake, (Quality Control Defense) is beginning his first season with the Broncos. Came from Cleveland (affiliated in a round about way, as his dad was our GM for 14 years.)

NFL Coaching experience = 11 yrs., LB's 3y, DA 2y, QCD 1y, OA/STA 1y, OA 2y, QCO 1y, PPA 1y.

Years coaching college = 1

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = QB

Derius Swinton (Assistant Special Teams) begins his first season as AST coach. Came from KC.

NFL Coaching experience = 4 yrs. As QCST

Years coaching college = 2

Years as NFL player = NONE

College position played = Safety

Jim Bob Cooter (offensive assistant) enters his first season with the Denver Broncos. Came from KC.

Years of NFL Coaching experience = 4 yrs., QCO 1yr., OA 3 yrs.

Years coaching college = 2

Years as NFL player = None

College position played = QB

The Denver Broncos have exactly 350 years of combined coaching experience on this years staff. 201 years of it is at the NFL level. 20 years of those 201 represent the combined HC experience. It's kind of funny how Fox & JDR combined for 20 years of HC experience, and another 20 years of Defensive coaching.

Even though most of us think of JDR as a Defensive coach, he only has 6 of those twenty combined years on defense. Fox has the 14, 7 as a DC and 7 as a Secondary Coach. Del Rio has only been a DC for 2 years, including last year, a LB coach for 4 years and 1 year in strength and conditioning, but 11 years as an NFL Line Backer.

So what's your guess? Do we have more combined (NFL) coaching years on defense or on offense?

56 Defense, 90 Offense, 18 Special Teams, 17 S&C, 1 Player Personnel Assistant, and the rest were unspecified low level Assistants. All in all a very good mix with a couple of Defensive heavy hitters at the top. If you combine the entire "work experience" of our S&C team, it would be 54 years!! No wonder we are getting the results that we did last year.

I hope this helps you to get a better perspective on the "educators" that we have in place. I see what appears to me as some weaknesses, do you? Let's discuss where the Broncos could shuffle some guys around, or promote someone, or whether or not you think things are perfect as is.

As always, 19 - 0 till we ain't!

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