According to the Denver Broncos official Twitter, they have announced that the team has agreed to terms with Special Teams Coordinator Joe DeCamillis.
NEWS: The #Broncos have agreed to terms with Joe DeCamillis to become special teams coordinator.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 20, 2015
Joe DeCamillis will replace former Special Teams Coach Jeff Rodgers who joined former Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox in Chicago.
DeCamillis is an experienced Special Teams coordinator, having spent 27 years in the league. During his tenure with the Chicago Bears, he was criticized heavily by the Chicago media for some of the Bears’ special teams issues, but the general consensus around the league is that DeCamillis is one of the more respected Special Teams coaches in the league.
DeCamillis first NFL coaching job was with the Denver Broncos, where he was Special Teams coordinator from 1988 through 1992 under Head Coach Dan Reeves. One thing that the Broncos did on special teams during his tenure was using Hall of Fame Quarterback and current Broncos General Manager John Elway as a drop-kick punter. He also used then-backup QB and new head coach of the Broncos Gary Kubiak as a drop-kick punter at times too.
One thing DeCamillis will have to figure out for the Broncos is their kicking situation. The Broncos released Matt Prater after a four-game suspension, and went with rookie Brandon McManus. The Broncos eventually waived McManus after he was struggling, and signed veteran Connor Barth who stabilized the Broncos kicking game down the stretch. The Broncos did add McManus back to roster as a kickoff specialist, so he has the opportunity to retain the kicking job. Also current punter Britton Colquitt struggled some in 2014, and could potentially be a cap casualty this offseason. The Broncos as struggled at times on special teams coverage, so DeCamillis could make a big difference for the Broncos special teams.