A new year is upon us and after next Sunday, the Denver Broncos will enter another offseason of rebuilding.
Since the Broncos have missed the postseason every year since winning Super Bowl 50, each offseason has seemed more important than the one before. The coming offseason will be no exception.
There are many things the Broncos must figure out how to get right and those new year’s resolutions need to be made as soon as possible. If you watched the press conference following the dismissal of head coach Nathaniel Hackett, the front office does seem committed to making that happen.
With each new year, many of us set our own resolutions, mostly centered around improving our health. But how many of us follow through on those? How many of us have those same resolutions every time the ball drops in Times Square?
The Broncos can’t stay on that same path. They must stick to these things and they must make these improvements.
Broncos must get the next head coach right
This goes without saying and needs to be objective A for Greg Penner, George Paton and company in 2023, but the team must find the right guy to lead this football team.
In recent years, Vance Joseph, Vic Fangio and Nathaniel Hackett have all failed miserably in this position and you would be hard-pressed to find any team in the history of the league with a worse trio of consecutive coaching hires.
That can’t happen a fourth time.
The Broncos will be searching for a proven leader with coaching experience at the professional level who can come in and also “fix” Russell Wilson. The team also needs to find a guy who doesn’t want to be best friends with his players, so to speak, but rather a guy who is focused on winning at all costs and will not take any guff from any guy on the roster.
With those things in mind, I am a massive proponent of the team finding a way to lure Jim Harbaugh out of Ann Arbor and back onto the sidelines of the NFL.