The Denver Broncos found themselves in a tough spot when it was announced before the season that Gary Kubiak would retire due to health reasons.
With Vance Joseph and Kyle Shannahan in the running for the head coaching job after the Broncos were left out of the playoffs, John Elway made his decision for a defensive guy with Colorado ties rather than the offensive guru who had one of the most high-powered offenses in the league.
Joseph is an inexperienced coach that played for the University of Colorado and was a defensive back in the NFL back in 1995-1996. He played for the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts.
He didn’t get his big break until last season with the Miami Dolphins as the defensive coordinator, where he led them to 29th in the NFL in yards allowed (382.6 per game), 18th in points allowed (23.8 per game), 30th in rushing yards allowed (140.4 per game) and also 23rd in yards per play allowed (5.7). This is what the Denver defense is inheriting.
There’s obviously something Elway likes about him, though. But Broncos fans will be weary and don’t want to see their Super Bowl team miss the playoffs for a second year in a row.