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Vance Joseph: Broncos Will Have 'Open' Quarterback Battle

Jan 13, 2017 8:27 AM

Vance Joseph, who was introduced as the head coach of the Denver Broncos on Thursday, says the club will have an "open" battle at quarterback heading into the 2017 season.

"It's gonna be an open competition," Joseph said of the race between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch.

"I've watched Trevor -- obviously he's got more experience," Joseph said, calling the 2016 starter "smart, fast with the ball" and reliable under center.

Lynch also drew praise for his size and athletic ability, with Joseph calling his inherited signal-callers "both young, both capable."

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Mike McCoy Returning To Broncos As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 13, 2017 8:19 AM

Mike McCoy will reportedly return to the Denver Broncos as offensive coordinator under new coach Vance Joseph.

McCoy spent four years as Denver's coordinator from 2009-12 before leaving to become the head coach of the San Diego Chargers.

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Broncos Hire Vance Joseph As Head Coach

Jan 11, 2017 1:55 PM

The Denver Broncos have hired Vance Joseph as their new head coach on a four-year deal.

Joseph was scheduled to interview for the San Diego Chargers' head-coaching vacancy on Wednesday but stayed in Denver after interviewing with the Broncos on Tuesday.

"He has great leadership qualities and a strong vision of what it takes to win,'' general manager John Elway tweeted after Tuesday's interview, which lasted several hours.

Joseph has quickly risen up the ranks the past few years, from a defensive backs coach with the Cincinnati Bengals for three years to defensive coordinator in Miami last season. He interviewed with Denver two seasons ago.

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Kyle Shanahan Believed To Prefer Broncos' Job

Jan 4, 2017 7:05 PM

Kyle Shanahan could have a number of options this offseason as he's set to meet with the Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

The Broncos appear to the frontrunner where his father, Mike Shanahan, coached for several seasons.

"The word around the league right now," Mike Garafolo said, "the word with people involved in coaching searches and gathering all of this information is that that's the job Shanahan has his eyes on -- going to Denver where his father coached."

Shanahan is currently offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA

Jan 3, 2017 2:01 PM

The NFL has very few teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

The Chiefs were the closest team to finish in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 14th.

The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys finished the season ranked first and second in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

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Kyle Shanahan To Interview With Rams, Jags, Broncos, 49ers

Jan 2, 2017 9:05 PM

Kyle Shanahan will interview for four teams for their head coaching vacancies as the Atlanta Falcons have a playoff bye this week.

The Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers all have interest in Shanahan.

Shanahan has guided the Falcons to a sensational campaign on the offensive side of the ball.

Shanahan has several years of NFL experience despite being just 37 years old.

 

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Gary Kubiak To Step Down As Head Coach Of Broncos

Jan 1, 2017 11:48 AM

Gary Kubiak is expected to step down as head coach of the Denver Broncos due to health concerns.

Denver hired Kubiak just two seasons ago as he replaced John Fox. 

Kubiak left the team for a week in October and missed a Thursday night game in San Diego for what the team called a "complex migraine condition." Back in 2013, when Kubiak was coaching the Houston Texans, he suffered a mini-stroke during a game and had to be rushed to the hospital.

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Broncos Believe Trevor Siemian Will Be QB Beyond 2016

Dec 22, 2016 8:33 AM

The Denver Broncos have scored just one offensive touchdown in the last 10 quarters, but they have great faith in Trevor Siemian as their starting quarterback.

The rift between Denver's offense and defense doesn't extend to Siemian. It has been reported that the defense has developed a high level of confidence in Siemian due to the toughness and leadership he has displayed behind a struggling offensive line.

The coaching staff and front office are confident in Siemian as well.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)

Dec 21, 2016 10:35 AM

The NFL has very teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA: the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are 9-5 after winning five straight games and must beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16 to ensure their place in the playoffs. Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs are the closest team to joining the Steelers in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 12th.

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots rank first and second overall in DVOA as they rank second and third, respectively in Offensive DVOA but 20th and 19th in Defensive DVOA. The Atlanta Falcons rank first in Offensive DVOA, 27th in Defensive and fourth overall. The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders have similar splits as the Cowboys and Patriots, while the Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants are the inverse of those teams with top-5 defenses and offenses below the NFL mean.

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Offense, Defense Squabble In Denver Locker Room

Dec 19, 2016 8:12 AM

Gary Kubiak had to break up a shouting match between defensive backs and offensive linemen after the Denver Broncos lost to the New England Patriots 16-3 on Sunday night.

The argument kicked off in the locker room after Kubiak asked if anyone would like to address the team.

Russell Okung volunteered to speak but was shot down by the objections of Aqib Talib. Yelling between the two groups then erupted, according to a report.

Multiple team sources said there has been at least one other occasion in recent weeks this season when the Broncos' defensive backs and the team's offensive linemen have exchanged words after a game.

"Everybody's frustrated," Chris Harris Jr. said "We feel like we played almost good enough defense to win that game. I don't know if [we] ever kept Brady under 16 points, and we did that today. That's what makes you sick, when we come out and play stout like we did today; we could play a little bit better and get some turnovers. ... But they didn't really have to take many chances. They didn't really have to throw the ball down the field too much."

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Trent Baalke Likely To Join Broncos If Fired By 49ers
Trent Baalke has served as the 49ersí general manager since January 2011.

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Justin Forsett Will Split Carries With Devontae Booker In Week 14
The Broncos claimed Justin Forsett off waivers on Monday, but he has familiarity with Gary Kubiak's offense.

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Broncos Claim Justin Forsett Off Waivers From Lions
The Broncos have claimed Justin Forsett off waivers from the Lions, reuniting the running back with coach Gary Kubiak.

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Gary Kubiak Wants Broncos To Handle Emotions Better
Aqib Talib shoved Jordan Norwood after Norwood muffed a punt early in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's loss to the Chiefs.

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Bears, Jets, Broncos, Cardinals Could Pursue Tony Romo In 2017
If Dak Prescott continues to merit playing as the starter, the Cowboys would struggle to carry Tony Romo's $14 million base salary.

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Gary Kubiak Wants Trevor Sieman 'To Play Big'
Gary Kubiak wants to see more from first-year starter Trevor Sieman as the Denver Broncos enter the stretch run.

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NFL Now Has 10 Teams In Marijuana-Legal States
With Tuesday's elections, 10 NFL teams play in a state where marijuana has been legalized medically or recreationally.

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Wade Phillips Could Coach From Box After Scary Collision
After a scary collision on the sideline in last weekend's Broncos-Chargers game, Wade Phillips could coach from the coaches' box in Oakland on Sunday night.

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Wade Phillips Taken To Hospital After Scary Hit
Wade Phillips was released from a Denver-area hospital Sunday night after the Broncos defensive coordinator was taken from the sideline on a backboard during the Broncos' 27-19 win over the Chargers.

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C.J. Anderson Placed On IR, Likely Out For 2016
C.J. Anderson had a minor arthroscopic procedure to repair the meniscus in his right knee Thursday.

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C.J. Anderson To Undergo Surgery On Right Knee
C.J. Anderson is out indefinitely.

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C.J. Anderson To Have Knee Evaluated, Will Miss Time
C.J. Anderson missed practice on Wednesday to have his right knee evaluated to determine how much time the Broncos running back will miss.

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Brock Osweiler 'Not Surprised' By Boos In Denver
Brock Osweiler, who was booed by fans in Denver each time he came onto the field Monday night, said he was not surprised by the crowd's reactions to his return.

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Brandon Marshall: Broncos 'Want To Kill' Brock Osweiler
The Broncos will face off against the Texans, Brock Osweiler's new team, on Monday Night Football this week.

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Russell Okung Taken To Hospital With Concussion-Like Symptoms
Russell Okung played all 73 snaps for the Broncos' offense.

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Trevor Siemian To Start For Broncos Against Chargers
Trevor Siemian missed last week's game against the Falcons with a non-throwing shoulder injury.

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Gary Kubiak Won't Coach Broncos In Week 6 After Hospital Trip
Gary Kubiak was diagnosed with a "complex migraine condition.''

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Broncos To Start Paxton Lynch In Week 5
Paxton Lynch was the third quarterback drafted in the first round of the 2016 draft and will be the fifth QB in his class to earn a start in his rookie season.

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Broncos Will Make Quarterback Decision On Game Day
Trevor Siemian left Denver's Week 4 game with an injured shoulder, so Paxton Lynch took over under center.

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Trevor Siemian Will Start For Broncos If Healthy
Trevor Siemian has a non-throwing sprained shoulder.

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