According to multiple reports, the Broncos have parted ways with now-former Special Team’s coach Brock Olivo after just one season with the Broncos.
This was another expected firing once the season ended. Olivo had quite the personality, but his special team's units really struggled in 2017. Kick Brandon McManus struggled with accuracy, punter Riley Dixon struggled at times, and returner Isaiah McKenzie was a fumbling machine for the Broncos. It just wasn’t good and the Broncos had to move on from Olivo.
So now the Broncos will be searching for a new Special Team’s coach in the coming days and weeks. Hopefully, they can fix McManus’s accuracy issues as well as McKenzie’s fumbling and confidence issues.
Another move made by Vance Joseph and the Broncos was letting go Wide Receiver’s coach Tyke Tolbert. This was a surprising one to me as he joined the team in 2011 and survived three different coaching changes. He was well liked by the players and inside the organization.
Tough news. Tyke Tolbert, Broncos' WR coach since Tebow year of 2011, has been let go. "I've been very blessed for me and my family for being here 7 years. Great organization. I know this is part of business. Want to thank Bronco fans and players for 7 great years. '' #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 1, 2018
A surprising move and someone I considered safe moving forward. It shows that Elway and company and serious about making changes to the Broncos coaching staff.