The Oakland Raiders have hired Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head coach, CBS4 reports.
The stock of Denver’s offensive and defensive coordinators is rising on the NFL head coaching job market after the Broncos 29-23 win over heavily favored Pittsburgh.
Tebow, whose record-setting redemption on Sunday kept Denver’s thrilling roller coaster of a season roaring right along, is more challenging than ever to defend.
When the Broncos turned to John Fox after more than a decade of Mike Shanahan or Josh McDaniels roaming the sideline, the defensive-minded head coach turned to a 39-year-old rising assistant to help him revive Denver’s defense.
The Denver Broncos have been on a roll and the defense has been playing stellar. In the last three wins the defense has held opponents to 9.6 points a game.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the second overall selection in the draft, has led Denver’s defensive revival along with pass-rushing partner Elvis Dumervil.
Safety Rahim Moore has long been a fan of Denver defensive backs Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins, dissecting their games from afar while building a pretty good name for himself at UCLA. Now, he gets to be their understudy.
It may be the toughest challenge in the NFL — fixing the Broncos defense. Dennis Allen is going to try to do what so many before him couldn’t.
The Denver Broncos are turning to Dennis Allen to fix the league’s worst defense.