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Published on 01/17/2013 at Thu Jan 17 10:44.
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Adam Gase

As we reported earlier, the Denver Broncos have promoted Adam Gase to offensive coordinator, replacing Mike McCoy. They’ve now officially announced the move, and the press release was full of enough interesting nuggets that we thought we’d pass it along to you.

Check it after the jump.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Thursday promoted Adam Gase to offensive coordinator, Head Coach John Fox announced.

Gase, who enters his ninth NFL season and fifth year with the Broncos in 2013, spent the past two seasons as the club’s quarterbacks coach following two years instructing the wide receivers.

“Adam was an integral part of the success we had offensively this season and was heavily involved in all aspects of our game plan, both during the week and on gameday,” Fox said. “Maintaining that continuity with our offense was very important in this decision. While we did speak with several qualified candidates, it became clear that Adam was the best fit to be our offensive coordinator.

“His coaching background along with his familiarity with our players is very strong. He did a great job working withPeyton [Manning] and all of our quarterbacks the last two seasons. Adam is a bright coach with a great future, and I am confident he’ll have success in his new role.”

In 2012, Gase was part of the Broncos’ offensive staff that helped the unit finish No. 4 overall in the NFL with 397.9 yards per game—the second-highest output in team history—in addition to scoring 30.1 points per contest (third-highest mark in club annals).

Denver topped the 30-point mark in a team-record 11 games and finished with the best offensive scoring improvement in the NFL from the previous season (+10.8 points per game).

Before joining the Broncos, Gase was an offensive assistant for San Francisco in 2008 after coaching three seasons (2005-07) with Detroit, including serving as the club’s quarterbacks coach during the 2007 campaign. He began his coaching career in 2000 at Louisiana State University and worked at the school until taking a position in the Lions’ scouting department in 2003.

As a quarterbacks coach, he has worked with several signal-callers, including Manning (2012), Tim Tebow (2011) and John Kitna (2007).

Working with Gase in 2012, Manning set every major franchise single-season passing mark in his first year with the club and was named a Pro Bowl starter. He finished the 2012 regular season with team records for completions (400), passing yards (4,659), completion percentage (68.6%), touchdowns (37) and passer rating (105.8).

In 2011, Gase coached Tebow, who started the season’s final 11 games in addition to two playoff contests and posted a combined 8-5 record that included five fourth-quarter comebacks.

As Detroit’s quarterbacks coach in 2007, Gase helped Kitna total the sixth-most passing yards (4,068) in the NFL while becoming only the ninth player in NFL history to post consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons.

Gase coached a pair of Broncos wide receivers to Pro Bowl selections during his first two years in Denver, helpingBrandon Marshall (2009) and Brandon Lloyd (2010) turn in career seasons.

Lloyd became the first player in team history to lead the NFL in receiving yards (1,448) in 2010, while setting career highs in receptions (77), receiving average (18.8) and receiving touchdowns (11). He also became just the second player in NFL history to record his first 1,400-yard output in their eighth season or later.

In 2009, Marshall caught 101 passes for 1,120 yards (11.1 avg.) with 10 touchdowns to cap his third consecutive 100-catch season. Included in his 2009 totals was an NFL single-game record for receptions (21 at Ind., 12/13/09).

From 2005-06, Gase coached as an offensive assistant with the Lions, working under Head Coach Steve Mariucciin 2005 and under Head Coach Rod Marinelli in 2006.

The 2005 campaign marked the beginning of Gase’s NFL coaching career, working as an offensive assistant for Detroit. He broke into the NFL in 2003 with the Lions as a scouting assistant and held that position until 2005.

From 2000-02, Gase worked at Louisiana State under Head Coach Nick Saban, serving as a defensive graduate assistant for the school in 2000 while also working in recruiting. During his three years with the Tigers, the school had a 26-12 overall record, won two bowl games (Peach Bowl in 2000, Sugar Bowl in 2001) and earned one Southeastern Conference Championship (2001).

Gase attended Michigan State University from 1996-99 and received a bachelor’s degree from the school. He was born on March 29, 1978, in Ypsilanti, Mich.

  • Jon

    Lots’O goodies, indeed.

  • TD30isMVP

    I have no opinion on this, makes sense…my soul still hurts from the loss.

  • areferee

    I prefer to remain positive, but one can not help but see an unusual amount of “spin” in this press release. (Perhaps a little more than is required for a sitting coach.) There is no mention of the name Josh McDaniels, even though he was responsible for hiring Gase… and that alone scares the hell out of me!

    There is nothing wrong with his being only 34, but I am a little concerned about his lack of experience. They can hype it all they want, but 2 years as our WR coach and 2 with QB’s does not necessarily prepare you as an OC.

    For now, I will trust in the judgment of John Elway and hope for a positive impact from the real offensive guru, Mr. Manning. I hope he will have the greater impact on where the 2013 scoring machine takes itself.

  • Doom92

    This is nothing more than going with the “yes man” IMO. I agree with Ref, there is no experience level here to hang your hat on AND I think they did it just to keep him from going with Mikey to SD, which makes no sense either. I’m quite disappointed even with my banter with Pete I would have liked Moore way better than this. Just another “yes man” to do Fox’s Prevent Offensive bull shit! It will rain prevalent once again next year, we’ll see…

  • Brandon Kirk

    @GrayCaldwell: Gase: “We’re looking to go pedal to the metal, play as fast as possible, be aggressive & score as many points as possible every game.”

    Josh McDaniel’s offensive protege, meet Peyton Manning…

  • Joey Baldwin

    It was my first guess Manning seemed to like working with Gase and the moves gives Manning and Fox absolute control while allowing Gase to grow into the position.

  • alphabeatsoups

    I agree with this.. just some one Fox can control!

  • cdubarkansasrep

    we all feel the same. Sometimes I wish I could just fast foward to next season!

  • TheTroglodyte

    He’s a young guy who’s worked under some very aggressive offensive minds. If anything I would say he will push back harder to get his way.

    I’ve got a feeling he has Elway’s and Manning’s support on a more aggressive style as well. He will be fine.

  • TD30isMVP

    I was going to get into the fact that he has a year more in this system with the player knowledge and termonology and what the team does well, the fact that Moore wasn’t all that successful with Manning in the post season, and Gase was obviously endorsed by Manning and Elway, as well as point out that the personnel decisions have been spot on recently but instead I will just say…let’s see what he’s got before throwing our arms up and complaining.

  • Doom92

    Hmmm really? Who has he worked under? Being his first gig there is no way he’d push back just on his own, not in a million. However if Elway and Manning are pushing for being more aggressive then he wouldn’t have to be ~shrug~.

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  • Doom92

    Well hate to let you down but I didn’t throw my arms up. I’m sorry I know that must be disappointing and stating that I think he is or could just be a yes man isn’t complaining either, just my thought on it. Again I’m sorry to disappoint you its not on purpose…lol.

  • Doom92

    Petal to the metal is what I kept saying from week 11 on and Fox simply wouldn’t allow it, or so it seemed. But yeah he will probably change between now and then and allow it now.

  • Doom92

    Yeah 30 I think we are all still reeling a little but while I was mad that day I’m over now. Fox just annihilates me though, in one sentence he says that “we need to learn from this and move on”. Then in the very next sentence (same interview) he says “oh yeah I’d make that same call again”. So he wants to learn but just can make himself do so… Its like flipping a coin with him.

  • Doom92

    Agreed except I love summer to much ;-)…

  • cdubarkansasrep

    I concur! Especially being a southern boy in the north now….. Football will come soon enough I suppose….

  • Doom92

    Hey I’m a native and I’m so damn tired of snow and cold I think I’m going to move to Southern New Mexico or somthing. Of course AZ is too damn hot!

  • cdubarkansasrep

    Cough cough Arkansas could always use another Denver fan