The Denver Broncos have their new coach!
It was reported last night that the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak have agreed on a four-year deal that will make him the new Head Coach of the Denver Broncos.
BREAKING: Gary Kubiak agrees to become #Broncos head coach http://t.co/HQlqOphPxb pic.twitter.com/JR4iL1hZ9d— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) January 19, 2015
Kubiak will reportedly bring along Rick Dennison to be the Broncos Offensive Coordinator to help install Kubiaks Zone Blocking Scheme. Dennison has been with Kubiak since his days back in Denver and knows Kubiak's system just as well as him. Also Vance Joseph who has been connected to the Broncos Defensive Coordinator job is considered a "strong candidate" for the job. Joseph worked for three years with Kubiak in Houston as the teams Defensive's Back Coach.
The Broncos are expected to introduced as the Broncos Head Coach on Tuesday.
What to expect from Kubiak?:
C.J Anderson should have a huge smile on his face. Kubiak's Zone Blocking offense is a great fit for running back C.J. Anderson who had a breakout year for the Broncos this season.
Many backs have had success under Kubiak. Most recently journeyman running back Justin Forsett topped 1,200 yards, and averaged 5.4 yards per carry this season for the Ravens. I expect C.J. Anderson to have similar success next season. I also believe Juwan Thompson and Montee Ball are also good fits for Kubiak's offensive system.
As for the Quarterback? It's hard to say what they will do if Peyton Manning returns. Some say that Peyton Manning can fit in Kubiak's offense, and other think Kubiak will have to adjust.
Remember Manning strongly considered signing with Kubiak's Texans before joined #broncos. This hire won't hurt chances he returns— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) January 19, 2015
Brock Osweiler who has been pinned as the "Quarterback of the Future" is a much better fit in Kubiak's roll out offense. He's mobile and has the strong arm to make throws on the run. He's comparable to Joe Flacco who had a career year under Kubiak.
The next big question the Broncos need to answer this offseason is whether or not Peyton Manning is returning or not.
What about Adam Gase?:
Many have assumed that Adam Gase would return to the Broncos as their Offensive Coordinator because of his relationship with Peyton Manning. However with Rick Dennison reportedly heading to Denver it appears that Gase's tenure with the Broncos is now over.
Adam Gase would be an option there as OC RT @ravens5rox: @RapSheet so what’s with the Ravens now— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 19, 2015
NFL Networks Ian Rapoport(and others) have reported that Adam Gase is a candidate to replace Kubiak as the teams Offensive Coordinator in Baltimore.
There's also been reports that Gase is interviewing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, and the Cleveland Browns have also been reported to have interest in the Broncos ex-Offensive Coordinator.
It will be interesting to see if this has any effect at all on the status on Peyton Manning who is reportedly really close with Gase.
Broncos players react to Kubiak being hired:
Here's what some Denver Broncos players had to say about the hiring of Gary Kubiak.
Cornerback Chris Harris Jr.:
"I don't know a lot about him other than what I have heard. But I am ready to see what it brings. I think it will be good. It's crazy, the NFL. We all know how things can change really fast, in the blink of an eye. I know he's inheriting a really good team."
Linebacker Brandon Marshall:
"As long as he's here to get better each day, then I am happy,"
Defensive End Malik Jackson:
"I really don't know too much about him, I know he was Head Coach of the Texans. I look forward to get to know him and start a new tradition with the Broncos."
Running Back C.J. Anderson:
"I'll play for anybody, anywhere, I just want to win. But I can't say too much more because I really don't know too much more."
Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots in the Super Bowl(Gross).
Who do you have in this awful Super Bowl?
The Pats have learned to celebrate the hell out of those AFC Championships because the know what comes 2 weeks later. #0-2inGlendale— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) January 19, 2015
- The Seattle Seahawks make a historic comeback on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
- The Seahawks came away banged up on Sunday. Safety Earl Thomas separated his Shoulder, and Richard Sherman injured his elbow.
- Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the loss: "We blew it".
- Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick takes blame for his onside kick botch: "I let my team down".
- The Atlanta Falcons are prepared to hire Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn as their new Head Coach, even though they have to wait two weeks.
- The Atlanta Falcons have hired Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan is considered to be a packaged deal with Quinn.
- The Seattle Seahawks are now "open" to the idea of brining back running back Marshawn Lynch next season.
- San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin headlines the list of finalist for the Walter Peyton Man of the Year Award.