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Published on 01/17/2013 at Thu Jan 17 08:35.
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Adam Gase and Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning talks with his position coach Adam Gase during 2012 training camp. (Andrew Mason/

The Denver Broncos have filled the hole left by Mike McCoy‘s hiring as head coach of the San Diego Chargers, promoting Adam Gase to offensive coordinator, the Denver Post reports.

Gase, 34, has spent the past four years with the Broncos, first as a wide receivers coach for two years, then as QB coach the past two years. Gase also had stints in Detroit and San Francisco, boasting over eight years of NFL coaching experience.

Gase won over other candidates the Broncos were considering, including Ken Whisenhunt. He is expected to call plays, while the team will be looking for a QB coach.

In other news, Peyton Manning is still Broncos offensive coordinator…

  • Pete Baron

    Adam Gase was my original pick as OC, but I then swung into the Tom Moore camp when he made his intentions known that he wanted to be an offensive coordinator again.

    The reason why I originally wanted Gase was because he would keep the offense the same (i.e. same plays, same verbage). With Gase being groomed under Josh McDaniels (amazingly brilliant offensive mind) and Peyton Manning, I HOPE that he is more aggressive than McCoy. I HOPE that he allows Manning to be more up tempo then McCoy wanted, and I HOPE that he can handle this job (read into it that the Broncos only did this to keep him off of San Diego’s staff).

  • Jon

    As Pete said, I just hope he’s more aggressive.

  • TheTroglodyte

    Yeah baby! I’m stoked to see this kids star rising. Way to go Goose! I know he’s going to “want” to be more aggressive. Hopefully, Fox let’s him.

  • Jay

    Here’s to the next kneel down. No real change Fox will continue to be the conservative coach and we will still run for 3 and outs.

  • dogheadbrew

    Coach Gase, I, as a layman fan, have only one request of minor change from last season. Can we please start with the no huddle, and change it if its not working; rather than starting traditionally and changing to what does work?

  • TheTroglodyte

    I couldn’t agree more. Let’s implement a little Oregon no huddle and rush (run until shit happens) the opponent between snaps like crazy.

    Let’s take advantage of our Mile High stadium and leave the defense begging for a rest. If the Patriots can do it, we can. It’s time to go HAM on the NFL.

  • Bryan

    Just a Fox ‘Yes Man’. Nothing the offense does is going to change with Gase because he doesn’t have the seniority to challenge Fox’s decision to run a conservative game. I do like the idea of promoting from within because of the continuity and knowledge of/with players. But I was really hoping for someone a bit more aggressive in their game planning and has some experience calling plays.
    Here’s to kneel down’s in the 4th with timeouts remaining and runs on 3rd and long.

  • Monty

    Don’t think we need to go all Oregon on the NFL, the PFM offense works. Just a little more aggression in the playoffs. Cold probably had a lot to do with it.

  • Monty

    Wouldn’t call Gase a Fox Yes Man at all. He was with McDaniels prior and has experience on 4-5 NFL teams.

  • Monty

    Whether to kneel is a HC decision, period, and that’s not going to change. No OC is going to override that sort of call. Only a quarterback on the field would do that sort of thing, and even then, if the coach insisted, the QB would relent.

    I like the move, happy for Gase, hope the offense keeps ticking. Super Bowl or bust next year.

  • Bryan

    So was McCoy. Who also had experience with Fox prior to Denver. Most of us pointed the finger at McCoy when the play calling got bland and unimaginative over the past 2 season, and most of us wanted someone else as OC.. I just don’t see Gase having a longer leash than Mike did.

    I don’t mind the hire for the reasons I mentioned..I’m just ho-hum about it.

  • TheTroglodyte

    The PFM offense is ok. We never did much against a good defense during the year. The Ravens show up to play with a healthy defense and the exact same offense we ran all year suddenly puts up just 21 points.

    I would say a more aggressive attitude needs to be taken from day 1 and that should include busting ass on the no huddle when we have a good flow going and are moving the ball well.

    I’m not saying it should be our staple offense but a tool we use now and again to keep a defense off balance with the wrong personnel on the field and tired.

  • Doom92

    “(read into it that the Broncos only did this to keep him off of San Diego’s staff).”
    I think it is just that…

  • Doom92

    I think this year just as next was/is Super Bowl or bust, none of us liked bust…

    But I think you are 100% right on the kneel down call, as was the not going for the first down to win the game… Those things are what I keep saying I don’t think will change, at all. Its still a Fox ran team period.

  • Doom92

    You are right Trog, we can hope ~shrug~…