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Published on 01/01/2013 at Tue Jan 01 12:04.
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Shortly after San Diego beat writer Kevin Acee reported that the Broncos had denied the Chargers‘ request to interview Matt Russell, Denver-based report Vic Lombardi was quick to report that it was Russell that turned down San Diego.

After further review, it has been determined that the Broncos and Russell collectively agreed to turn down San Diego’s offer.

Per the Denver Post, Russell spoke with the Broncos executive vice president of football operations, John Elway, who agreed to inform the Chargers that Russell likes his situation in Denver and San Diego can—uh, go jump in a lake.

“Matt’s done a tremendous job with the Broncos and he’s got a very bright future ahead of him,” said Elway.  If that future is going to be in Denver, the Broncos would be wise to officially promote Russell to general manager, to prevent any team from snatching him away.

But even at his current player personnel position, Russell is happy in Denver.

“I’ve got the best owner in sports here (Pat Bowlen) and the best boss in John Elway,” Russell said. “I want to be part of something special in the state I love.”

That’s the kind of team loyalty that many fans are wishing coordinator Mike McCoy and Jack Del Rio would display.  It appears likely that McCoy, who has drawn interest from three teams, could be headed out of Denver.  The case of JDR is different, however, as no teams have come calling—yet.

  • Pete Baron

    That’s really good news. Sure, Tom Moore would be an upgrade over McCoy, but other than that, we have about as perfect of a staff as anyone in the NFL (as is apparent from our record/outlook).

  • Doom92

    Yeah Pete I guess Moore, at least on the surface, would be an upgrade over McCoy but what we have going on here is great and I don’t see that we need Moore or anyone else for that matter. I’d be much more stoked if it panned out to stay just as it is with the coaching staff and go into next year defending the trophy with what got it for us.

    I’d rather McCoy stay than Moore coming in! And yes that is coming from someone that hated the dude last year… I think we should keep in mind that no one is beating down Moores door for a HC spot (says with eye brows raised)…

  • Jon

    Because Moore, like Josh McDaniels, Norv Turner and Jack Del Rio on the other side of the ball, is a brilliant offensive mind, but not a brilliant head coach.

  • Doom92

    Exactly… And truth is it could be just the opposite for McCoy, he could turn out to be a much better HC than OC. Many others have done it… Calling the shots and not the plays is a 100% different ball game at any level, trust me.