INDIANAPOLIS (CBS4) – After a frustrating season in which the Broncos only won five of their 16 games, head coach Vance Joseph said he felt like it was “time for a culture change” in the coaching ranks.

Vance Joseph (credit: CBS)

Six Broncos assistant coaches were handed their pink slip last month, including Eric Studesville (assistant head coach/running backs), Tyke Tolbert (wide receivers) and Jeff Davidson (offensive line). On Wednesday morning, Joseph spoke to reporters at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis about the moves.

“After you have a year of being 5-11, I want to move past that, but it was time in my opinion for a culture change,” he said.

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Joseph referred to Studesville, who has since been hired by the Miami Dolphins, as a friend.

“Obviously Eric Studesville is a good football coach,” he said. “Miami has a good football coach there. For our team to move forward and get better, it was time for a change in some areas.”

The Broncos new coaching staff includes:

– Bill Musgrave, offensive coordinator
– Tom McMahon, special teams coordinator
– Greg Williams, defensive backs
– Chris Strausser, offensive tackles
– Zach Azzanni, wide receivers
– Curtis Modkins, running backs

Joseph also spoke about his recent experience coaching in the Senior Bowl and getting a chance to work with former college players who will be turning pro and entering the NFL Draft.

“(It) was a clear advantage,” he said. “To have a chance to actually coach those guys for a week, have a chance to watch them in install meetings and have a chance to watch them take the information in and put it back out, that’s valuable for you. In my opinion, it was worth it.”

“We got a chance to see a lot of good players there. Moving forward, it does help you in your evaluation process.”

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