Vance Joseph’s expected hire shows Broncos will continue to be defense-first team - Attitude Sports

Vance Joseph’s expected hire shows Broncos will continue to be defense-first team

Updated: January 11, 2017

By Kaleel.Weatherly

Joseph has never been a head coach before, but he has year of experience with NFL defenses.

Less than a week after the Dolphins were ousted from the playoffs, the Denver Broncos are expected to hire Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as their new head coach, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Gary Kubiak, who had coached the Broncos for the past two seasons, decided to retire earlier this month.

The 44-year-old Joseph has fairly deep ties to the Denver area, having played football for the University of Colorado in nearby Boulder alongside current Broncos executive Matt Russell. Vance returned to his alma mater as a defensive backs coach between 2003-04, before embarking on an NFL coaching career that’s lasted well over a decade.

The Broncos’ new head coach also has ties to the old head coach. Joseph worked under Kubiak as the Houston Texans‘ defensive backs coach from 2011-13. During his time there, the Texans ranked third-best in the league in passing yards allowed per game, and in 2012 set a franchise record for pick-sixes. The Texans’ defensive coordinator at the time was Wade Phillips, who has been in charge of the Broncos’ top-flight Click for Full Story




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