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Published on 01/15/2013 at Tue Jan 15 17:57.
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Ron Milus coached the secondary in Denver from 2000-03 and again from 2011-12. (photo: Associated Press)

ESPN’s Adam Schefter has just reported that the Denver Broncos have fired defensive backs coach Ron Milus. This release comes after an extraordinarily bad showing in last weekend’s divisional game at home against the Baltimore Ravens.

Milus was in the second season of his second time on the Broncos’ coaching staff, he originally coached Denver’s defensive backs from 2000-03 and came back to the Broncos under head coach John Fox.

Since he returned to Denver Milus’s defensive backfield has employed a healthy mixture of young and old, featuring future Hall of Famers Brian Dawkins and Champ Bailey, as well as the superb undrafted corner Chris Harris, Jr., undrafted Tony Carter and second year safeties Rahim Moore and Quinton Carter.

Milus was in his thirteenth season as a coach in the NFL he has previously coached for the Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals. Denver had a total of 16 interceptions for 347 yards and five touchdowns in 2012.

  • Jon

    Seems like the secondary had a really good year up until the divisional. I don’t really get this firing.


    Yeah but someone had to go that was very hard to watch.

  • Jon

    There is much more to this story than meets the eye. Check out the Twitter accounts of Vic Lombardi and Mike Klis, explains a lot.

    Milus “clashed” with the Broncos DBs a few weeks ago and the team was not planning on renewing his contract this offseason. Translated: Champ Bailey didn’t like him.

  • TheTroglodyte

    Can’t imagine Saturday had anything to do with this. The guy is an accomplished DB coach, we’ve had a good year with our secondary; much better than anyone expected especially after losing Porter and neither Champ’s mistakes nor Moore’s had anything to do with him.

    As Jon alluded too, must have been some personality clashes.

  • Bryan

    I didn’t know you could fire a guy who’s contract expired at the end of the season, which you did not renew.
    Anyways, if there was some clashing going on then this is a good move.