In a complete 180 of what we witnessed last year with the Denver Broncos, Sean Payton should bring in an experienced coaching staff. So far, we’ve seen a few names that the team has interviewed for the defensive side of the ball.
All of Kris Richard, Dan Roushar, Brian Flores, Joe Lombardi and Sean Desai have all either interviewed with or been connected with Sean Payton and his future staff with the Broncos.
Let’s get into how much experience each man has in the NFL.
Kris Richard has 12 years of coaching experience in the NFL and has been a defensive coordinator for three seasons.
Dan Roushar has been a coach since 1986, which gives him 37 years of coaching experience. He’s been in the NFL since 2013.
Brian Flores has been a head coach before and has been a head coach in the NFL since 2008, which gives him 15 years of experience.
Joe Lombardi has coached since 1996, which gives him 27 years of experience, and he’s coached in the NFL since 2006.
Sean Desai has coached since 2006 and has been in the NFL as a coach since 2013.
It’s clear that the coaches that Payton has been connected to are all experienced in their own way, and I think this is incredibly promising for the Denver Broncos. There are scenarios where the team gets multiple coaches from this list, and there will surely be more names hired onto the staff.
I do think the Broncos are in great hands with Sean Payton, and the early returns seem to indicate that.
However, if we’re being honest, just because someone has a ton of coaching experience, does not mean they’re a good coach, right?
Well, Given each men’s respective history as coaches, I’d say that they all have solid careers. Joe Lombardi was recently an offensive coordinator for the Chargers, and he was fired, but I think him being a potential OC for Denver isn’t a bad thing as Payton is going to be the play-caller.