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Del Rio to take over as Broncos DC

Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:17 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2012 10:10 pm
 
Del Rio

By Josh Katzowitz

After losing Dennis Allen to the Raiders head coaching job, Broncos coach John Fox is bringing in Jack Del Rio to be the new Denver defensive coordinator, the team announced Friday night.

"We are thrilled to be able to add such a well-respected defensive coach to our staff," Fox said in a statement. "He was an integral part of our turnaround on defense during my first year with the Panthers in 2002. His defenses with the Jaguars have ranked among the NFL's best, and we are excited he's a Bronco."

The move is most certainly not a surprise, as a report emerged on Wednesday that the Broncos seriously were considering Del Rio.

Plus, Del Rio was Fox’s defensive coordinator in Carolina in 2002 when the team finished second in the league in yards allowed and fifth in points (despite a 7-9 finish) that directly led Del Rio to snatching the Jaguars job.

So, from pretty much all angles, the move makes sense for Fox, and assuming Del Rio -- fired before the end of the 2011 season -- wants to find work again, the move makes sense for him as well. Especially since he’ll take over a defense that improved greatly in the second half of last season.

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Comments

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:50 pm
 

Del Rio to take over as Broncos DC

Yet you did.



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:32 pm
 

Del Rio to take over as Broncos DC

Good hire for the Broncos!  Super glad that a story about the Broncos did not mention Tim Tebow!! 



Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:28 pm
 

Del Rio to take over as Broncos DC

WOW! A Broncos fan who agrees Tebow is not the answer!
There has to be more Bronco fans who see what I see. I am sure Elway knows Tebow is not the answer, but so many Bronco fans are drinking the Kool-Aid he is Elway is stuck. I am not sure why so many Bronco fans honk Tebow so hard. All you have to do is watch Tebow for a half and you know he is not the answer. Sure he beat an old and beat up Steelers team with an accurate pass in OT but as the saying goes, "Even a blind squirrel can find a nut once in awhile". Sure Tebow is a great person, but watch him try to play QB and you know you willl not win the SB with him at the wheel, EVER! Hiring Del Rio is a great move, now for Elway to shock the world and draft a real QB in this draft and get back to the Superbowl in the near future.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:26 pm
 

Del Rio to take over as Broncos DC

That's a GREAT signing! Nice job, Broncos!



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:59 pm
 

Del Rio to take over as Broncos DC

WOW! A Broncos fan who agrees Tebow is not the answer! I think Del Rio is a great move with Fox as head coach. Broncos look to be headed in the right direction if only the fans could get over the Tebow hype. I'm betting an offseason of film on him will cure that though. They are going to have a solid D not that they don't already.



Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:50 pm
 

Del Rio to take over as Broncos DC

As a Broncos fan, best news I have heard since it was announced that Josh McDaniels was fired. He is going to take all of the solid players the Broncos have, add a first round DT and will turn them into a kick ass unit.

Now to get a real QB and we will be even better than the pre-McDaniels days.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:42 pm
 

Report: Del Rio to take over as Broncos DC

Nice job to get,alot of good players .


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