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After recording an 8-8 record and a playoff berth last season, Denver’s top two 2011 coordinators — Mike McCoy and Dennis Allen — suddenly became head coaching candidates.  The Oakland Raiders were granted permission to interview both coaches (and they ended up hiring Allen) and the Miami Dolphins considered signing McCoy. Allen was considered the one responsible [...]

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Published on 07/09/2012 at Mon Jul 09 07:00.   7 Comments
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Denver Broncos players, coaches, and staff react to the news that defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, who played a huge part in the Broncos’ 2011 turnaround, has left to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Cornerback Champ Bailey — “To be selfish, I want him to be here because I want that stability,” Champ [...]

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Published on 01/25/2012 at Wed Jan 25 14:01.   9 Comments
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The Denver Broncos may be searching for a seventh defensive coordinator in seven years after all. Tweets Adam Schefter: Raiders have identified Broncos DC Dennis Allen as the leading candidate to become their next HC. Raiders told other candidates they’re out. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 24, 2012 It is interesting, though, that the Raiders [...]

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Published on 01/24/2012 at Tue Jan 24 09:54.   39 Comments
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The Denver Broncos had gone through five defensive coordinators in five seasons heading into the 2011 season.  It’s sweet schadenfreude seeing the rest of the AFC West going through these growing pains for a change. The San Diego Chargers relieved defensive coordinator Greg Manusky of his duties today, Norv Turner announced. Manusky inherited the NFL’s [...]

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Published on 01/05/2012 at Thu Jan 05 12:27.   8 Comments
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Six years. Six different defensive coordinators. Zero playoff appearances. Dennis Allen has accepted the most dangerous coaching job in the NFL: Denver Broncos defensive coordinator. Larry Coyer, Jim Bates, Bob Slowik, Mike Nolan, and Wink Martindale didn’t get another year to fix their mistakes. For one reason or another (Coyer was fired after several years [...]

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Published on 01/26/2011 at Wed Jan 26 15:59.   8 Comments
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The remaining open coaching staff positions following the hire of defensive coordinator Dennis Allen Monday have been filled, the Denver Broncos announced Tuesday. Head coach John Fox has his coaching staff in place. The Broncos have named Ron Milus as secondary coach and Richard Smith as linebackers coach, the team announced via Twitter. Both follow [...]

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Published on 01/25/2011 at Tue Jan 25 11:17.   8 Comments
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In our mind, the question that will have the biggest impact on the Denver Broncos defense in 2011 isn’t, “Who’s the next defensive coordinator?” It’s, “Will Champ Bailey be coming back?” Hear us out. Unless one of the Broncos’ choices for defensive coordinator turns out to be a stellar hire who shines above the other [...]

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Published on 01/21/2011 at Fri Jan 21 10:16.   17 Comments
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New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Dennis Allen is the latest NFL assistant to draw interest from both the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles for each team’s open defensive coordinator position. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that both the Broncos and Eagles have received permission to interview Allen. Allen, 38, has served as the Saints’ [...]

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Published on 01/20/2011 at Thu Jan 20 13:48.   11 Comments
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Jim Mora Jr., thought to be the heavy favorite to win the job, will not be the Denver Broncos‘ next defensive coordinator. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports is reporting that Mora has decided to remove his name from both the Denver and Philadelphia job openings, saying they aren’t the “right fit right now.” Glazer reports [...]

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Published on 01/19/2011 at Wed Jan 19 15:46.   12 Comments
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I just mused in the comments section that the Philadelphia Eagles just made their defensive coordinator Sean McDermott available, cutting him loose after his defense held the Green Bay Packers (who beat the white hot Atlanta Falcons 48-21 last night) to just 21 points in last week’s playoff game. Now our friend, the NFL Network’s [...]

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Published on 01/16/2011 at Sun Jan 16 08:51.   50 Comments
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