Posted Sat Jan 3rd by Monty
As of Friday, the Denver Broncos will interview five candidates for their Head Coach opening through next week – four coaches from other teams and one in-house candidate. Here’s the skinny:
- Current gig: Giants Defensive Coordinator
- Interview: Saturday
- Kyle’s Take: Spagnuolo is my #1 guy, and I’d be thrilled with him as our new Head Coach. He’s obviously got a nose for the defense and has done a terrific job getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Maybe he’d convince the Giants’ d-line coach, Mike Waufle, to come with him as our defensive coordinator. That, my friends, would be a coup.
- Current gig: Patriots Offensive Coordinator
- Interview: Sunday
- Kyle’s Take: The facts are simple: McDaniels has done as impressive a job as any offensive coach in NFL history. The 2007 Pats broke every record imaginable under McDaniels’ tutelage, and the 2008 squad hardly missed a beat with Matt Cassell playing instead of Tom Brady. A very worthy candidate, in my mind.
- Current gig: Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator
- Interview: Wednesday
- Kyle’s Take: Morris is still a bit too green for my tastes. If he blows the Broncos away during his interview, though, don’t be surprised if they jump on hiring him. He’s a young defensive mind who’s reportedly in the same mold as the Steelers’ Mike Tomlin.
- Current gig: Broncos Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
- Interview: Wednesday
- Kyle’s Take: Thus far, Dennison represents the only in-house candidate, and I’m sure the Broncos wouldn’t mind going the promotion route one bit. Dennison has been on the staff 14 years – remind you of someone? – and could be at risk to leave with that certain someone if he ends up somewhere this year. He’s done a fantastic job for the Broncos offense over the years and is worthy of the next step. I’d be happy with this hire.
- Current gig: Cowboys Offensive Coordinator
- Interview: TBA Next Week
- Kyle’s Take: Garrett isn’t exactly my cup of tea. He’s very green – only two years as a coordinator – and only has one “good” year to boot. Do your due diligence, Denver, but please, look elsewhere.
It’s still early, but among other possible candidates is University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops (expect an interview after the BCS Championship Bowl next week).