Rick Dennison Back To Denver?

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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Topics: Arian Foster, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, John Elway, Rick Dennison

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  • Themyk

    Good offensive mind. Knows the broncos organization. I’m ok with it as long as we get down on our hands and knees and beg mike nollen to come back and be The D cord. Hell to be honest id like it if mike was HC. I also kind (and I know I’m in the minority here) of like the current coach. It seems like he’s got a really good relationship with Tebow and the guys. What the hell. Surround him with some good coordinators and who knows? It’s the coordinators who win and lose games anyways. At least I think so. That’s my 12 cents anyways.

  • jhawk

    But the Houston offense was pretty good before Dennison got there. Kubiak and Dennison are both products of Shanahan, so it made sense for them to work together. The Broncos’ current O-Line is not equipped for the zone blocking scheme. However, I would agree Rick may very well be the best coach for Tebow using the run first and throw later approach.

  • jim in colorado

    knows the broncos, but head coaching potential is extremely unknown…another josh mcdaniels scenario of wait and see?…not again :(

  • http://DenverBroncos.com BeastFromEast92

    Dennison could never be as bad as joshy boy,he wouldn’t have any power over anything except coaching,McD had complete power,that’s what ruined him!

    Plus Dennison knows how we roll!

  • brent

    Dennison is the BEST fit and logical choice to add motivation, leadership, good coaching and ties to the Denver organization!!!! We don’t want a losing re-tread like Fox!!!! Bring on Dennison and let’s get back to a winning culture!