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Vance Joseph: ‘We have to coach better’

The honeymoon has long since ended for rookie head coach Vance Joseph. He is putting in the hours to right the ship.

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The Denver Broncos are in the middle of their longest losing streak since 2010, which has made rookie head coach Vance Joseph’s job all that much harder. He is a man trying to save the season and failing.

“No, it’s a good football team and it’s a good football staff,” Joseph said of the adversity on Monday. “Obviously there’s going to be some adversity, but it’s been four in a row. It’s not so much if you lost to an NFL team, it’s how you lose sometimes. The Giants game bothers me how we played after the bye and how we lost that game. The Chargers game, obviously being shut out, and yesterday. Those losses bother me because we work hard during the week, we expect to win games and we expect to compete. Yesterday it felt like it was out of whack early. We lost the game early and guys kept playing. To their credit, they kept fighting and playing. We had some guys pressing to make plays, but that’s natural when you’re down by three or four scores. I expected a better result yesterday, that being said.”

No one on this team is satisfied with the way these games are being lost, but its on the coaches to give them a great game plan and its on the players to execute.

So far, everyone is failing at their jobs.

“Am I satisfied with the play calling? I’ve said this after every loss, we have to coach better,” Joseph said. “When you lose football games in this league, you have to coach better and you have to play better. It’s a league that’s really built and operated to have equal parts, so the difference sometimes is the coaching and the difference is the scheme and play calling. When you don’t win, absolutely you have to coach better and that starts with me. I understand that because in this league coaching is very important and the better coached teams win. I’ll leave it at that.”

Time is running out on the season. Can Joseph and his coaching staff get this team back on track?

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