The Denver Broncos look poised to interview Ejiro Evero for their head coach opening, but he does not fit that role yet or for the team’s needs. Besides not being able to get the quarterback right, one of the worst things that an NFL team can do, and something that will surely set their franchise back a bit is not hiring the right head coach.
Hiring the wrong head coach is when jobs are lost and players leave in free agency. All around, it’s a messy situation to be a part of. The head coach of an NFL team is the driver of the vehicle, and even though a roster might be loaded with talent, not having the correct coach could spell disaster for the club.
Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero was offered the team’s interim head coaching spot when Nathaniel Hackett was fired, but he declined. Instead, the job went to Jerry Rosburg, who has certainly made a mark after a couple of weeks on the job.
Denver’s head coaching search, which has likely already begun internally, is perhaps one of the most important endeavors the team will go in and has gone on in recent memory. I do think this is one of the most important offseasons in Broncos’ franchise history, and with rumors that the team is set to swing big for their next head coach, and for another reason, Ejiro Evero is simply not the guy to lead the Broncos, in my opinion.
Now, if he performs well in the interview process and lays out a clear plan, especially on offense, and is the best candidate for the job in the eyes of Greg Penner and co., then he should get that job. However, part of me does worry that he is a defensive coach and might not have as much of a pulse on the functionality of an NFL offense that an offensive mind would.
I also think the Broncos need to bring someone in who has head coaching experience before. It might be naïve to think that, but to me, the team needs an experienced leader as the head coach.
Part of me also worries a bit about the connections he has in relation to a potential staff he would build in Denver. Does Evero have enough connections or quality connections on offense to put a competent staff around that is able to get the most out of the unit?
I surely don’t know for sure, but I do worry. For example, I’d find it about guaranteed that someone like Jim Caldwell, an offensive mind who has been a head coach before in the NFL, does have plenty of connections and has a stronger pulse on the offensive side of the ball than Evero would.
The result was the same (a loss) but there were some notable and significant differences for the Denver Broncos in their first game post-Nathaniel Hackett.
I am not dogging the first-year defensive coordinator, but I just do not think that he fits what the Broncos are currently looking for.