Denver Broncos: Chris Kuper, Renaldo Hill return as coaches
The Denver Broncos’ coaching staff is all but complete and the team brought in familiar faces in Chris Kuper and Renaldo Hill as assistants.
The Denver Broncos’ new coaching staff led by head coach Vic Fangio has been doing a phenomenal job of assembling coaches for every area of the team, including signing on some pretty big-time assistants like Mike Munchak for the offensive line and Ed Donatell as defensive coordinator.
Fangio and company have also made a couple of interesting moves at assistant positions, bringing in a couple of former Denver Broncos players to coach the positions they once played.
Former Broncos draft pick (under Mike Shanahan in 2006) Chris Kuper will be on the team’s staff as an offensive line assistant coach and Renaldo Hill as the team’s defensive backs coach.
Hill was a free agent signing by Josh McDaniels in the 2009 offseason and played with the team for two years.
Kuper spent eight seasons with the Broncos, and upon his retirement four years ago stated one of the things he was going to miss the most was being around his teammates and being in the meeting room every day.
He’s certainly chosen the correct profession after his playing career if he loves the meeting room so much.
Kuper was a very solid player for the Broncos for eight seasons and was kept through three different coaching regimes and a couple of major front office changes.
Both Kuper and Hill came from Adam Gase’s staff in Miami, which makes sense because they were both on the roster when Gase was an assistant coach in Denver starting in 2009.
Kuper is obviously working towards eventually becoming some team’s main offensive line coach, but he spent the past few seasons with Miami where Ja’Wuan James was a potential trade target of the Broncos last year and is a free agent this offseason.
The Broncos still have a need at right tackle.
Hill is getting a promotion to defensive backs coach in Denver after spending last season as Miami’s assistant defensive backs coach. That unit ranked second in the NFL — behind Vic Fangio and Ed Donatell’s Bears — in interceptions.
These are both strong coaching moves for the Broncos getting guys who have been slowly making their way through the ranks and have ties to the organization.