Posted Fri Jan 27th by Jon Heath
To replace former defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, the Denver Broncos on Friday signed Jack Del Rio, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Rio was most recently the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2003, after being John Fox‘s DC with the Panthers in 2002.
The Oakland Raiders officially announced their singing of Allen on Friday, leaving the Broncos without a defensive coordinator. Rio will become Denver’s seventh defensive coordinator in seven years.
“We are thrilled to be able to add such a well-respected defensive coach to our staff,” said Broncos Head Coach John Fox on Friday evening. ”He was an integral part of our turnaround on defense during my first year with the Panthers in 2002 and his defenses with the Jaguars have ranked among the NFL’s best, and we are excited he’s a Bronco.”
The team also on Friday signed Luke Richesson as their head strength and conditioning coach. Richesson, who was the Jaguars strength and conditioning coach the last three seasons, will replace Rich Tuten.
Sounds like two good additions to me. What are your thoughts on the two signings?