An unexpected 27-20 loss to the Chargers on Thursday night made Peyton Manning and the Broncos look average and placed all their regular-season goals in jeopardy.
Denver cornerback Chris Harris couldn’t get away from football during the Broncos’ bye, eagerly tuning in to watch the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs face the Buffalo Bills last weekend.
When Adam Gase was promoted from Peyton Manning’s position coach to offensive coordinator over the winter, he excitedly talked about picking up the pace, and the Broncos have done just that, adding an up-tempo facet to Manning’s repertoire.
Peyton Manning sauntered over to the podium after his first full practice since the Denver Broncos’ loss to Baltimore in the playoffs. Right out of the gate, somebody asked about his health.
The Broncos have promoted quarterbacks coach Adam Gase to offensive coordinator after the departure of Mike McCoy.
Mike McCoy is the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers. The 40-year-old McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith.
The Philadelphia Eagles took their coaching search to Denver to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday after a lengthy meeting with Oregon coach Chip Kelly a night earlier in Arizona.
Executives from up to four NFL teams could wind up in Denver this weekend to visit with Mike McCoy for what will essentially be a get-to-know-you interview for both the coach and the interested suitors looking for head coaches. Jack Del Rio’s path back to a head-coaching job could be a little trickier.
Whether it was a quirky quarterback or a quintessential one, Mike McCoy helped them fit comfortably and successfully into Denver’s offense.
Last year, the Denver Broncos had plenty of practice – fall behind, stay close, go into hurry-up mode late and find some way to pull out a game with hardly any time left.