The Denver Broncos make it official; Vance Joseph is their new head coach. The 44-year-old Joseph had coached in the NFL since 2005 when he became the San Francisco 49ers assistant defensive backs coach. From the 49ers, Joseph coached for the Houston Texans (Under Wade Phillips), Cincinnati Bengals and served as the defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins this past season. Broncos gave HC Vance Joseph a 4-year deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2017
John Elway tweeted right after the hiring.
Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos! pic.twitter.com/m87uUn9KXs
— John Elway (@johnelway) January 11, 2017
Joe Woods is a candidate to become the team’s new defensive coordinator. Woods is the current defensive backs coach who created the feared “No Fly Zone” defensive secondary. One has to consider that Joseph (a defensive minded coach) will not want Wade Phillips around.
Why would the Denver Broncos hire a defensive minded coach when they already have Wade Phillips on staff? The defense was not the issue this season with this football team. The issue was the offense. Why not hire an offensive minded coach and allow Wade Phillips to keep his job as the defensive coordinator? We could see an entirely new Denver Broncos team next season.