Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is a little bit closer to landing his own head coaching position. He was called in for a second interview for the head coaching job in Miami. He, along with Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, also plan to interview for the open head coaching position in Oakland.
Many have expressed displeasure in McCoy’s rather conservative play calling. His departure would surely trigger a slew of reactions, both positive and negative. Is he the right man to guide Tim Tebow to the promised land?
Dennis Allen joining the Oakland Raiders or any other team for that matter would kill the Broncos defensive development. The team has gone through six different defensive coordinators in the past six seasons (Larry Coyer, Jim Bates, Bob Slowik, Mike Nolan, Don “Wink” Martindale, and Allen. This is the area where consistency is needed, particularly after such a positive season.
In other coaching staff news, the Broncos have decided not to renew strength and conditioning coach Rich Tuten’s contract. Tuten had been with the team for 17 seasons, and survived three coaching changes.
“It’s been a great part of me and my family’s life. I would like to thank Mr. Bowlen for his support and we wish the Broncos the very best.” (Denver Post)
Mike Klis of the Denver Post speculates this:
“Perhaps, one reason for the move was the Broncos’ trend of late-season fades dating back to the 2002 season, when they started 6-2 and finished 9-7.
More recently, the Broncos were 8-5 in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and finished 8-8 each time.”
A good candidate for the job would be Loren Landow, the current director for Sports Performance at Steadman Hawkins. He led team and individual workouts for Broncos players and other NFL players during the lockout. He is also a key player in training NFL hopefuls as they prepare for the combine.