CBS's Jason La Canfora reported late yesterday that Head Coaching candidate Vance Joseph would be the top candidate to be Gary Kubiak's Defensive Coordinator if he's hired by the Broncos.
Vance Joseph, interviewing w/Broncos, would be top candidate for d coordinator on Gary Kubiak's staff. Kubiak to Denver remains very likely— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 16, 2015
Joseph served as a Defensive Backs coach for Gary Kubiak while he was the Head Coach of the Houston Texans. When Houston switched up Head Coaches last season Joseph went to Cincinnati, and was considered a great pick-up for them because of his potential.
Joseph is considered a "coach on the rise" in many league circles, and according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold it would not be a surprise if he became a Head Coach for a team next year or the year after.
One of Joseph's best traits is his ability to teach technique to his defensive backs.
"I consider myself a very positive coach in the way I work with players, and I put a lot of stress on great technique, I believe I can get those technique points across very well."
Joseph's coaching translated to the field for the Bengals secondary in 2014. The Bengals defense was among the best teams in preventing deep touchdown passes, and the Bengals secondary was one of five teams who allowed three touchdowns or fewer that traveled at 20 yards in the air. He really improved the Bengals secondary without much help from the teams pass rush.
Vance Joseph getting interviewed for HC job. Here's a list of notable NFL coaches that have worked under Marvin Lewis pic.twitter.com/3B9qfazTu2— Joe G (@JoeGoodberry) January 16, 2015
Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis has quite the list of coaches who have served under him who have had success in the NFL as a Head Coach and/or as a Coordinator. If the Broncos hire Joseph as a Head Coach or Coordinator he could join this list as successful coaches who have served under Marvin Lewis.
Now keep in mind this is all hypothetical for now. Kubiak remains the heavy favorite for the Broncos job, but Joseph's addition as Defensive Coordinator remains just speculation for now.
- Former Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox has been hired to be the Head Coach of the Chicago Bears.
- Jack Del Rio the new Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders says that Quarterback Derek Carr needs a "great support system".
- Kevin Coyle is returning to the Miami Dolphins to be their Offensive Coordinator.
- The Miami Dolphins Owner is unsure if receiver Mike Wallace will return to the team in 2015.
- Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is the teams "Ace in the hole" against the New England Patriots this Sunday.
- Tampa Bay Wide Receiver Mike Evans says he see's shades of Johnny Manziel in Florida St. Quarterback Jameis Winston.