Posted Sat Jan 15th by Kris Burke
According to Jason LaCanfora of NFL.com, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy will return to the team next season to continue his tutelage of quarterback Tim Tebow.
LaCanfora says the team is in the process of finalizing a deal to keep McCoy with the Broncos after his services were reportedly sought in the same position by the Kansas City Chiefs after Charlie Weis left for the University of Florida as well as the Cleveland Browns.
This is perhaps the strongest signal yet that new head coach John Fox intends on moving forward with Tebow as his starting quarterback instead of Kyle Orton. The Broncos have been rumored to be asking anywhere from a second to third round pick for Orton as soon as a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.
Until then, no players may be traded to other teams.
As far as the rest of his staff, Fox has yet to select a defensive coordinator but former Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora Jr. is reportedly a candidate according to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post. This too is perhaps a sign the Broncos are preparing to return to a 4-3 defense after running a 3-4 the past two seasons.
A majority of the offensive staff remains to be formally named, but Legwold also states that it’s likely that former interim head coach Eric Studesville will stay on in his former position of running backs coach. What that could mean for the Broncos potentially returning to a zone blocking scheme remains to be seen.
All in all, this should not come as much of a surprise to anyone. The biggest of the Broncos’ problems are on the defensive side of the ball so it would make sense that that staff would be the one seeing the largest turnover.
With McCoy staying, it provides Tebow much needed continuity going into his second year. With a very turbulent labor situation, having the same coaches around only will help No. 15 continue to grow and develop.
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