Posted by Andy Benoit
John Elway had his first press conference as the Broncos’ new head of football operations. Brian Xanders remains in his GM post.
“I know what I don’t know, and I’m going to hire to what I don’t know,” Elway said. “Brian knows a lot of what I don’t know on personnel side.” Elway added that Xanders did not get a chance to prove himself when Josh McDaniels around because the organization “turned into a one man show”.
Elway also said if there’s a difference of opinion between Xanders and the head coach (whoever that turns out to be), it is his job to “break the tie”. Elway indicated that he’d like that next head coach to be Jim Harbaugh, the current head coach of Elway’s alma mater. If that doesn’t work out – and many don’t believe it will – then Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams or Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey would figure to be leading candidates. Current interim coach Eric Studesville will also interview.
Whoever gets the job will likely end up hitching his wagon to Tim Tebow. Elway said the former Florida star “is a darn good football player; what we’ve got to make him is a darn good quarterback.” He said he can’t imagine a head coach not wanting to work with Tebow.
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