Vance Joseph ‘elite’ according to Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is well-respected among coaches and players, and Ndamukong Suh felt he was worthy of being called ‘elite’…
The Denver Broncos were seeking the best of the best in their 2017 coaching search, and they certainly found a good one in former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.
While Joseph wasn’t the top pick of every Broncos fan, he was certainly highly regarded by everyone around the league, including the players he’s coached. Miami Dolphins star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh worked with Joseph this past season, and gave Denver Broncos fans a phenomenal endorsement for their new head coach:
Joseph is known as a guy who gets the best out of his players, who asks a lot of the people he works with but certainly motivates them enough to get it. That’s a major reason why the Denver Broncos picked him. Not necessarily because he’s an ‘elite’ X’s and O’s type of coach (and I doubt he’s a slouch in that department) but because he’s an excellent leader of men and someone who is going to keep everything in line.
While Joseph has worked with some of the best defensive players in the league through the years, he’s also worked with some of the best coaches in the business. Suh is obviously one such player, and had nothing but great things to say about the Broncos’ new coach.
“I think I learned a lot from him, just in regards to how he views putting the defensive line and the back seven together, and the front seven and the back four together. I think he’s an excellent coach. They are getting an elite guy that understands defense and understands how things work together, and working with a lot of different pieces and puzzles. We probably had a new lineup every single week this past season, and he’s a guy that knows how to adjust and adapt.
I think he’s going to be an excellent head coach, in my personal opinion. Obviously he’s a great people person and he’s great at dealing with a lot of different personalities. I had a great relationship with him and look forward to continuing that relationship him. There is no question that those players are going to definitely be happy with the way that he runs things and with the way he likes things set up. I’ve gotten to see him in action at all levels over these past 12 months.”
Two years ago, Joseph was one of the most coveted coordinator candidates in the NFL. The Broncos wanted him to be their defensive coordinator before they ultimately hired Wade Phillips. Two years later, after Gary Kubiak retired, they’ve got their man.