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  1. Marcus Maye’s injuries are getting annoying
  2. Freemanm

    Breer On Darnold

    I think Rodgers is suffering from ISUCKitus.
  3. Always interesting to read the perspective of press (and fans) covering opposing teams. If we're going to fire Bowles, we will be competing for his replacement with the Broncos. https://247sports.com/nfl/denver-broncos/Article/Report-Broncos-to-place-Marquette-King-on-IR-release-him-122935129 Top head-coaching candidates to replace Vance Joseph in Denver ByCHAD JENSEN 4 hours ago The Denver Broncos are losers now of three in a row. The same issues that have plagued Denver since Vance Joseph was hired as head coach have continued to hinder this team through three straight losses. After an inspired Week 4 performance vs. the Chiefs, the Broncos went on the road and laid an egg at MetLife Stadium, falling to the New York Jets 34-16. Coach Joseph is running out of excuses. Nothing he's done has worked for the Broncos. Joseph is now 1-9 on the road as head coach and 7-14 overall. The fanbase is restless and tired of the excuses. Those of us who cover the team have run out of ways to explain away the comedy errors and prop up this coaching staff. Don't miss any breaking news or in-depth analysis on the Broncos! Sign up for our FREE newsletter, and get every breaking story delivered to your inbox! After losing on the road to a 1-3 team, I'm not sure there's a single NFL club the Broncos could beat right now, and if that's not an indictment on Vance Joseph, I don't know what is. The 2018 season already feels like it's out of control. The Broncos invested heavily into personnel this past offseason, and it has not paid dividends. GM John Elway could soon pull the plug on the Joseph era in Denver. And when he does, what coaches are out there to replace him? SLIDE1 of 13 JIM BOB COOTER, OC, DETROIT LIONS (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) Jim Bob Cooter is another young name that’s been floating out there for a couple years now. At just 34 years old, Cooter has skyrocketed up the NFL coaching ladder, following a similar trajectory as Sean McVay. Cooter would be an intriguing option for the Broncos, and would make a lot of sense. He might be young, but Cooter spent 2013 as an offensive assistant in Denver as part of the Adam Gase-led staff that broke all the records on the way to scoring 606 points — the most all-time. John Elway knows Cooter, and the young coach has gone on to establish a lot of success since his time in Denver. Everywhere he’s gone, Cooter has exceeded expectations. McVay broke the age-barrier perception around NFL ownership circles, which could open the way for a guy like Jim Bob Cooter (yeah, that’s his real name) to find a head-coaching gig within the next couple years. SLIDE2 of 13 JOHN DEFILIPPO, OC, MINNESOTA VIKINGS (Photo: Joe Robbins, Getty) John DeFilippo is one of the hottest names in NFL coaching circles. His star began to burn bright from 2016-17 as the quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. DeFilippo is credited with the development of Carson Wentz, as well as the success Philadelphia had with Nick Foles after Wentz was lost for the season with a torn ACL. With Foles at the helm, the Eagles would go on to win the Super Bowl. DeFilippo accepted a promotion — but he had to go outside of Philly to get it. As the new OC of the Minnesota Vikings, we’ll see whether DeFilippo is able to kindle the same kind of magic with the transplanted Kirk Cousins as he did with Wentz and Foles. But at age 40, DeFilippo is one of the most intriguing names out there on the prospective head-coaching market, especially considering the recent success of Sean McVay in Los Angeles — also a young, innovative first-time head coach. SLIDE3 of 13 DAVE TOUB, STC, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports) Dave Toub has to be licking his chops, seeing card-carrying members of the Andy Reid coaching tree have great success around the NFL. Look at Doug Pederson in Philadelphia and Matt Nagy in Chicago; both former Reid disciples. The Broncos had the chance to hire Toub in January of 2017. After making him one of just three head-coaching interviews, Denver’s brass ultimately chose to pass on Toub and instead hire Vance Joseph. Toub has been biding his time ever since. Reid’s assistant coaches are traditionally very smart and always on top of the cutting edge developments around the NFL. The Chiefs are perennially one of the most well-coached teams in the league, and Toub has a phenomenal reputation as a special teams coordinator with 15 years of experience. Toub’s special teams unit leads the NFL in most of the key statistical categories. The Broncos might have missed the boat on this one, but don’t be surprised if John Elway goes sniffing around Dave Toub once again, if in fact Denver has a head-coaching vacancy in the near future. And at 56, Toub isn’t over the hill, nor is a total greenhorn. SLIDE4 of 13 MATT LAFLEUR, OC, TENNESSEE TITANS (Photo: Icon Sportswire, Getty) Speaking of Sean McVay, Matt LaFleur was his OC in year one at the helm in L.A. Under LaFleur, the Rams finished as the No. 1 scoring offense, though much of the credit rightfully goes to McVay and his design. LaFleur interviewed for the Titans open head-coaching vacancy this past offseason, but the job went to Mike Vrabel. The Titans liked what they saw from LaFleur, however, and offered him the OC job under Vrabel. McVay, ever the nice guy, allowed LaFleur to leave for a lateral position. There’s only one reason LaFleur would take the same job in a different NFL city; more money. Like DeFilippo, LaFleur has been on the cutting edge of offensive innovation in the NFL, but soon to be 39, he could use at least this one more season as a coordinator, paying his dues before becoming a head coach somewhere. SLIDE5 of 13 JIM SCHWARTZ, DC, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (Photo: Getty) Jim Schwartz is a name most NFL fans should be familiar with. As the former head coach of the Detroit Lions (2009-13), he’s already squandered his first opportunity. But he’s only 52 years old. Sometimes it takes a couple stops before a head coach truly comes into his own (see Belichick, Bill, and Carroll, Pete). Schwartz hails from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, as a former assistant, but he’s also got experience working under several different NFL progenitors in the coaching realm, including most recently Doug Pederson. Schwartz’s unit was key in allowing the Eagles to overcome the loss of Carson Wentz last year. Schwartz is a defensive-minded coach, but he comes with a lot of experience. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s already high on Denver’s future wishlist. SLIDE6 of 13 JAMES BETTCHER, DC, NEW YORK GIANTS (Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports) After Bruce Arians retired in Arizona, James Bettcher was forced to look for employment elsewhere as a defensive coordinator, and he found it under Pat Shurmur in New York. Bettcher has been an up-and-coming name in the coaching world for a couple years now, but he’s really under the microscope in the massive market that is the Big Apple. Despite a lack of talent, Bettcher still led the Cardinals to a top-10 ranking last year, finishing as the No. 6 total defense. He’s coached in the NFL since 2012, and has served as a coordinator each year since 2015. Considering the Giants ostensible lack of defensive talent, if the 40-year-old Bettcher is able to coordinate this unit to any form of success, he might find an opportunity out there as a head coach beyond 2018. SLIDE7 of 13 KRIS RICHARD, DBS COACH/DEFENSIVE PASSING GAME, DALLAS COWBOYS (Photo: Icon Sportswire, Getty) It wasn’t all that long ago that Kris Richard was still playing in the NFL. A former pro cornerback drafted in the third round back in 2002, Richard’s playing career didn’t last all that long. His last year as a player was in 2007 with the Raiders. He’s been in the coaching game ever since. That was his true calling, and he’s quickly made a name for himself. At just 38, he has popped up on the radar as an up-and-comer in NFL circles. As one of the progenitors of the Legion of Boom, Richard served as DBs coach in Seattle from 2012-17. He was hired to coach the Cowboys DBs, while also ‘coordinating’ Dallas’ defensive passing game. Richard is known as a guy who can manage big egos, and his coaching resume is replete with production. Jerry Jones probably hired him in Dallas as an eventual candidate to replace Jason Garrett. SLIDE8 of 13 DENNIS ALLEN, DC, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) Most Broncos fans know who Dennis Allen is. Allen was hired by John Fox to be defensive coordinator in Denver back in 2011, and he did a heck of a job. Both of Fox’s coordinators that year would go on to earn head-coaching gigs elsewhere, with Allen leaving in 2012 to coach the Raiders. It didn’t turn out well for Allen as the head man in Oakland, though. It took some time, but his star has finally begun to take on a bright sheen again. As the DC in New Orleans since 2015, Allen’s unit underperformed for many years but finally broke out in 2017. Like Schwartz, Allen’s already received his opportunity to be a head coach, and most guys only get one. But he’s picking up momentum again. If the Saints have another productive season, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Allen hired somewhere, and he does have ties to Denver and John Elway. Allen would be an extremely unsexy hire for the Broncos, however. I’d view this one particularly of low probability. SLIDE9 of 13 BILL MUSGRAVE, OC, DENVER BRONCOS (Photo: Wesley Hitt, Getty) I’ve said it for awhile; Bill Musgrave is head-coaching material. What he has lacked on his resume is sustained success. Like most NFL coaches, Musgrave has bounced around the NFL. A former pro quarterback himself, Musgrave was the impetus for Derek Carr’s development in Oakland. If Vance Joseph does get fired in-season, you can count on Musgrave getting the interim job. Would he ever be considered by John Elway and Gary Kubiak as a viable candidate to hold the job long-term? From what I’ve been told, the answer is yes. Elway and Kubiak ‘love’ Musgrave, and they have a long history with him. Musgrave played under Kubiak when Kubiak was Broncos OC back in the 90’s, and served as Elway’s backup for a time. Don’t sleep on ‘Billy Moose’ as a legit candidate in Denver if things don’t work out with Joseph. SLIDE10 of 13 TERYL AUSTIN, DC, CINCINNATI BENGALS (Photo: Sam Greene, USA TODAY Sports) Teryl Austin has been champing at the bit to get a head-coaching gig in the NFL. Just over the last few years, he’s interviewed for 10 different head-coaching vacancies around the NFL. The Broncos wanted to interview Austin in 2015, but he declined the request, because he knew John Elway had his heart set on hiring Gary Kubiak. Austin is now coordinating the defense in Cincy under Marvin Lewis, and who knows? He might end up as Lewis’ replacement when Lewis no-doubt gets fired at the end of this season. SLIDE11 of 13 PAUL GUENTHER, DC, OAKLAND RAIDERS (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) Paul Guenther is a very good NFL coach. But he doesn’t have a lot of tools to work with in Oakland, after the firesale Jon Gruden opened on the defensive side of the ball this year. But Guenther coached under Mike Zimmer and Marvin Lewis, toiling away in Cincy for years. When Zimmer left for Minnesota’s head job, Guenther was promoted to DC. Cincy’s defense continued to play hard-nosed football under Guenther, but the defensive stalwart was caught up in Gruden’s hype train. The Bengals wanted to keep Guenther, according to him, but he chose to leave for Oakland. At 46, he’s still young. He’s a firebrand, though I worry that his future head-coaching candidacy is going to be tarnished significantly in Oakland. As far as career choices go, that probably wasn’t the wisest for Guenther. SLIDE12 of 13 CHRIS PETERSEN, HEAD COACH, WASHINGTON HUSKIES (Photo: M. Samek, 247Sports) Currently the head coach at the University of Washington, Chris Petersen is famous for putting Boise State on the map, leading the Broncos to two BCS bowl game wins (2007, 2010 Fiesta Bowls). As the head man at Washington, Petersen has helped resurrect the program, leading the Huskies to national prominence. Washington has seen multiple players drafted highly in the NFL in recent years, and it’s due in no small part to Petersen’s eye for talent and coaching ability. He has been at Washington since 2014, and is often the subject of much NFL speculation when the coaching carousel rolls around each year. Will he ever make the jump to the pro level? Probably, though I’m not sure it’ll happen any time soon. College coaches can weary from the high-pressure recruiting game, and Petersen’s reputation around the NFL is sterling. SLIDE13 of 13 DAVID SHAW, HEAD COACH, STANFORD CARDINAL David Shaw has been another college head coach named often in the NFL coaching carousel. He’s establish a winning program since taking over as the head man at Stanford in 2011. Shaw succeeded Jim Harbaugh, who himself had departed for greener pastures in the NFL, and helped launch Andrew Luck into the NFL stratosphere. Shaw coaches a tough, physical brand of football that always stays true to the fundamentals. 6COMMENTS Stanford is never going to be the most innovative offense, but they’ve run a pro-style system under Shaw that has made their quarterback, offensive line, and running back prospects valuable in the eyes of NFL talent evaluators. Shaw makes pretty good money, though Chris Petersen is currently the highest-paid coach in the Pac 12. If Shaw chooses to make the jump to the pros, it will likely come down to an NFL team pursuing him with vigor and offering him a boat-load of money. As a former Stanford Cardinal himself, John Elway has an established relationship with David Shaw. This one would make a lot of sense, but certain stars would have to align.
  4. Did anyone notice that Darnold completed less than 50% of his passes today? I know there were a few drops and the 1 INT was knd of a fluke, but I guess he completed the ones that counted the most. Want to see him get more accurate though.
  5. Freemanm

    JETS vs BRONCOS OFFICIAL GAME THREAD

    Maye’s pic but no six kind of defines the NY Jets
  6. Freemanm

    JETS vs BRONCOS OFFICIAL GAME THREAD

    Great, now's the time Toilet and Rodgers has the defense play 15 yards off the ball
  7. Bowles should go way before Macc. When the time comes to state their cases - Macc's argument: Bowles was supposed to be a defensive guy who coveted DBs more than any other position. In the past two years, I signed arguably the best CB in the open market (Trumaine Johnson), got Morris Claiborne for a steal, drafted the 2017 draft's top safety in Jamal Adams, and arguably the top defensive lineman in 2015 in Leonard Williams. Overall, there are three first round picks on that defense, as well as a second rounder in Marcus Maye. Yet, Blake Bortles and the Jaguars racked up a billion yards of total offense against us this past Sunday? A rookie QB in the TNF game sliced and diced our secondary like butter in the game before that? What more can I do for this guy (Bowles)? Even with a really good secondary, we still feel the need to play cover 2/3 against mediocre offenses? Yes, I've made some mistakes and we still have holes, but this is only year two of the rebuild. I got the franchise QB. I've made mistakes, but I've also made some very good moves/signings/trades. Trading Sheldon Richardson for both Kearse and a second rounder was my best. I signed Claiborne for virtually pennies on the dollar, got the top CB in the open market. What more can I do for this guy? Bowles' argument: The busted coverages, lazy schemes and dumb penalties are not my fault. I need better players.
  8. As poorly as the Jets played, Darnold overthrew Robby Anderson and Bilal Powell - both were plays that, if completed, could easily gone for six, and in that case, it would have been a close ball game that perhaps the Jets could even have won
  9. Freemanm

    Quarter Pole Observations

    I don't know why Bowles has the defense playing scared whenever we have the other team facing a third and long. All game long against the Jags, whenever they faced third and long, Bowles/Rodgers would go with this plain-vanilla, cover 3 (bend but don't break) scheme that basically hands opposing offenses 10 yards in the flats. That's why we suck at stopping opposings teams on third down. I'm not really quite getting the "defensive genius" that everyone keeps talking about regarding Bowles.
  10. Freemanm

    Could Todd Bowles be fired in season ?

    I think Bowles gets fired if he benches Darnold in favor of McClown after a bad loss.
  11. Freemanm

    Could Todd Bowles be fired in season ?

    If the losses to Cleveland and Jax weren't embarrassingly bad, than I don't know what is. The fact is, however, Chris Johnson doesn't have the testicles to do it, and Woody would have none of it
  12. Freemanm

    Joe must go, Joe must go

    I’m also a NY Rangers fan and remember the “FIRE SATHER!” chants from a decade ago. I think we emulate that chant and shout “FIRE TOILET!”
  13. Freemanm

    Joe must go, Joe must go

    sorry I just saw this. Okay, I meant Jonah Williams out of Alabama. Just saw Moneyball on cable and Jonah Hill was in my mind
  14. Freemanm

    Joe must go, Joe must go

    I for one am proud of you. Name me a Jets fan who isn't mentally handicapped or immature
  15. Freemanm

    Joe must go, Joe must go

    Jonah Hill, Greg Little or Dalton Risner in next year's draft. I'd take any three of them, and expect us to be high enough to have our pick. Hopefilly Macc doesn't draft another scrub WR or QB again...

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