Posted Thu Jan 6th by Monty
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey has canceled his interview for the Denver Broncos head coach opening scheduled for Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Per the report, Mularkey has elected to concentrate on the Falcons’ playoff game next week but would still be interested in interviewing if the position is still open after the Falcons’ season ends. More from Schefter–
Mularkey still will go through with his previously scheduled interview Saturday with the Cleveland Browns, but he is doing that because they called first and he feels a certain sense of obligation, according to the source.
Mularkey still wants to be a head coach, and would interview with Denver later if it still had its opening after the Falcons’ season ended, according to the source. But for now, he wants to keep as much of his focus as possible on the Falcons’ upcoming playoff game and doesn’t want to have to prepare for coaching interviews on back-to-back days.
Broncos executive V.P. John Elway made the following statement via Twitter: “I respect the decision that Mike Mularkey has made to not interview with the Broncos at this time. I wish Coach Mularkey and the Atlanta Falcons the best of luck in the playoffs.”
The Broncos are scheduled to interview with Perry Fewell on Sunday and Eric Studesville on Monday.