Two McDaniels on the coaching roster quickly turned into zero. QB coach, Ben McDaniels was let go by the Broncos, and he quickly followed in his brother’s footsteps once again to take the same position with the Rams.
To replace the younger (and less despised) coach, the Broncos hired from within and made former wide receivers’ coach Adam Gase the new QB coach. Gase was highly sought after as a receivers coach by the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys interviewed Gase, but once John Fox offered him a position as the QB coach, Gase elected to stay in Denver. Perhaps he knows that Tim Tebow will make or break his career.
Gase has previous experience as a QB coach when he assumed the position with the Detroit Lions in 2007. That year, he coached Jon Kitna who had one of his better seasons at quarterback, from a total yards perspective. Kitna had 4,068 passing yards with a 63.3 % completion rate. However, he threw 18 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
After Detroit, Gase was an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers in 2008. This will be Gase’s third season with the Broncos.
The team also hired Jeff Rodgers as the special teams’ coordinator. Fox brought Rodgers over from the Panthers where he served as a special teams coach in 2010. From 2003-2007, Rodgers coached special teams for the San Francisco 49ers. In 2008, Rodgers coached at Kansas State before heading back to the NFL.
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