Sometimes it’s just nice to go home.
And no place feels like home more than Denver for Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Dennison has more history with the Denver Broncos than almost anybody. He played for the team from ’82-90 as a linebacker and special teams player. Then he was an assistant coach from 1995-2009.
John Elway confirmed today on Twitter that the Broncos have reached out to the Texans about Dennison. No interview is scheduled as of yet.
Based on Elway’s description of wanting to hire a head coach that realizes how much the team means to its fans, Dennison looks to be the front-runner.
With the Texans offense, he guided them to a 9th ranked total offense. The passing offense was ranked 4th while the rushing offense was ranked 7th to finish the season. If there’s one guy to jump start the Broncos down and out rushing game, it’s Dennison. He did wonders for Arian Foster this past season with his zone-blocking strategy. Houston finished the season 3rd in the AFC South with a 6-10 record.
Dennison is the most exciting potential candidate that has come up. He knows the Broncos organization inside and out, and he’s a great offensive coordinator.
The Broncos also scheduled an interview with Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. The Jags were ranked 3rd in rushing and 27th in passing. The team finished with an 8-8 record.
In other news, Jim Harbaugh formally signed on to coach the San Francisco 49ers today.
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