Denver Broncos: Joe DeCamillis named interim head coach for TNF
In the wake of Gary Kubiak’s recent trip to the hospital, the Denver Broncos have named special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis interim head coach…
The Denver Broncos are not taking any chances and on doctor’s orders, head coach Gary Kubiak will be out for this Thursday’s game against San Diego, and he’ll be replaced by special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis.
This is a very interesting move by the Broncos, considering the fact that both Wade Phillips (defensive coordinator) and Eric Studesville have — at one time or another — served as a head coach or interim head coach in this league. DeCamillis filling the spot allows Phillips to continue to focus on attacking the opposing offense, and Studesville would have been a good candidate but the Broncos are confident in their choice.
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This is a quick turnaround for the Broncos this week, and DeCamillis knows they have to have a short memory when it comes to the butt-kicking they just took against the Atlanta Falcons. The San Diego Chargers are beaten and bruised arguably more than any other team in the league, but they have managed to some how have a lead going into the late fourth quarter of most of their games.
The Chargers always seem to play the Broncos pretty well, so DeCamillis is going to have to have his guys on point for a road matchup. The Broncos will have practice in the evening both Monday and Tuesday night, and they’ll travel to San Diego on Wednesday. Thursday night is going to come quick, but once that game is finished, the Broncos have a small ‘bye’ week before a Monday Night Football matchup the following week against Houston.
For now, DeCamillis is the man in charge, and he’s got a big task ahead as the Broncos look to reclaim sole possession of first place in the AFC West.