Fantasy Football News & Views
Broncos | Geep Chryst close to joining Denver staff Sat Jan 21, 11:00 AM
The Denver Broncos are close to naming former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst as their new tight ends coach, according to a league source. He was interviewed by Denver for the job earlier this week.
|Footballguys view: That would make the third former offensive coordinator to join the Broncos staff this offseason. Mike McCoy (their new OC), Bill Musgrave and Chryst have all ran an offense in the NFL before. There's no doubt the Broncos want a revamped offense, and one that's built towards QB Paxton Lynch's strengths. We'll see if their hires turn out the type of offense they need in 2017.|
Broncos | Johnnie Lynn hired Thu Jan 19, 11:59 PM
The Denver Broncos hired Johnnie Lynn as the team's assistant defensive backs coach.Link to story
Broncos | Brock Olivo hired by Broncos Thu Jan 19, 11:38 AM
Kansas City Chiefs assistant Brock Olivo was hired by the Denver Broncos Thursday, Jan. 19, as their special teams coordinator.Link to story
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Broncos | Denver's defensive staff expected to stay Tue Jan 17, 04:41 PM
Denver Broncos defensive coaches Bill Kollar, Reggie Herring and Fred Pagac are expected to return under new head coach Vance Joseph. Those moves have not yet been finalized, however.
|Footballguys view: Herring was up for the defensive coordinator position vacated by Wade Phillips, but it was Broncos DB coach Joe Woods who won that job. The Broncos defense is in good hands with Woods, and they're capable of maintaining their incredible play with most of the staff (on that side of the ball) staying in place.|
Broncos | Denver hires Marcus Robertson Tue Jan 17, 04:34 PM
Former Oakland Raiders defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson was hired for the same position with the Denver Broncos Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to a source.Link to story
Broncos | Joe Woods officially promoted Tue Jan 17, 02:40 PM
Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Joe Woods was officially promoted to defensive coordinator, as expected, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
|Footballguys view: Woods, who has 25 years of coaching experience, has instructed defensive backs in the NFL for the last 13 seasons with Denver (2015-16), Oakland (2014), Minnesota (2006-13) and Tampa Bay (2004-05). During his NFL coaching tenure, Woods has coached five players to 10 total Pro Bowl selections. His secondaries have been part of No. 1 pass defenses on three occasions (2004, '15-16), and his teams have allowed fewer than three 300-yard passers per season.|
Broncos | Denver to talk with Greg McMahon Mon Jan 16, 07:04 PM
Former New Orleans Saints special teams coach Greg McMahon will interview for the Denver Broncos special teams coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 17.Link to story
Broncos | Richard Hightower talks with Broncos Mon Jan 16, 06:56 PM
Chicago Bears assistant special teams coach Richard Hightower interviewed for the Denver Broncos special teams coaching position Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Broncos | Denver talks with Kevin Spencer Mon Jan 16, 06:46 PM
Former Los Angeles Chargers special teams coach Kevin Spencer recently interviewed for the Denver Broncos special teams coaching position.Link to story
Broncos | Joe Woods to be Denver's DC Sun Jan 15, 02:45 PM
Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Joe Woods will be named the team's new defensive coordinator, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Woods is an up-and-coming coach in NFL ranks, and the team can keep the Wade Phillips system with Woods taking over. A very popular coach among the Broncos players, Woods helped craft the "No Fly Zone" aka the best secondary in the NFL. The Broncos defense should continue to be tough on opposing quarterbacks in 2017.|
Broncos | Denver unlikely to trade for Tony Romo Sun Jan 15, 01:49 PM
The Denver Broncos are not inclined to trade for Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo this offseason even though they are Romo's No. 1 preferred spot, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Romo struggled to stay healthy behind the league's best O-Line...what in the world could he possibly do behind Denver's Swiss cheese unit? The Broncos added Peyton Manning and it resulted in two Super Bowl appearances and one World Championship. We can't say that adding Romo would yield similar results. They're seemingly set with 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch and 2016 starter Trevor Siemian.|
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Broncos | Denver to interview Craig Aukerman Sun Jan 15, 10:52 AM
Los Angeles Chargers special teams coach Craig Aukerman will be interviewed for the same position by the Denver Broncos.Link to story
Broncos | Denver talks with Derius Swinton Sat Jan 14, 01:41 PM
San Francisco 49ers special teams coordinator Derius Swinton interviewed for the Denver Broncos special teams coordinator position Friday, Jan. 13, according to a source.Link to story
Broncos | Jeff Davidson joins Denver staff Sat Jan 14, 11:41 AM
The Denver Broncos have hired Jeff Davidson to be their new offensive line coach, according to a source. He had previously fulfilled the same role with the Los Angeles Chargers but was let out of his contract.
|Footballguys view: Davidson has coached with new Broncos OC Mike McCoy in San Diego and in Carolina with the Panthers. He should help coach the OL better in Denver, and we should see better development of the players up front. Davidson was the OL coach for the Vikings when Adrian Peterson went over 2,000 yards on the ground. That's good news for a team who wants to get more out of the O-Line and RB C.J. Anderson.|
Broncos | Eric Studesville staying in Denver Fri Jan 13, 09:40 PM
Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville will be back with the team in 2017.Link to story
Broncos | Denver hires Bill Musgrave Fri Jan 13, 08:26 PM
The Denver Broncos hired former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave as their quarterbacks coach Friday, Jan. 13.Link to story
Broncos | Greg Knapp will not return Fri Jan 13, 07:18 PM
Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp has been relieved of his duties, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Knapp was part of the Kubiak regime that decided not to play first-round pick Paxton Lynch in a meaningless Week 17 game. It's no surprise that he's being shown the door. The coaching staff was supposed to get Lynch ready all year, and the rookie barely saw the field as the coaches kept going back to a banged up (and largely ineffective) Trevor Siemian.|
Broncos | Tyke Tolbert staying with Denver Fri Jan 13, 07:15 PM
Denver Broncos wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert will remain on the team's coaching staff under head coach Vance Joseph, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Tolbert was getting some interest from the Titans, but he ends up staying in Denver. The Broncos have two great WRs in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but the team sure could be helped by finding that solid no.3 wideout. We'll see if Tolbert can develop a guy.|
Broncos | Mike McCoy named Broncos OC Fri Jan 13, 07:12 PM
The Denver Broncos hired former NFL head coach Mike McCoy as their new offensive coordinator Friday, Jan. 13.
|Footballguys view: McCoy has been with the Broncos before in the same capacity, and he showed great versatility. He was able to craft offenses around Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning. We feel McCoy will surge some much-needed life into the Broncos offense.|
Broncos | Three fired by Broncos Fri Jan 13, 11:13 AM
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, offensive line coach Clancy Barone and tight ends coach Brian Pariani were fired Thursday, Jan. 12.
|Footballguys view: Dennison should be interviewed by the "Two Bobs" from Office Space, because "what is it you exactly do here?" He was a friend of former head coach Gary Kubiak, but Dennison didn't do much and the Broncos offense was one of the worst in the league. Speaking of worst in the league, PFF had the Broncos offensive line ranked 24th in the league so it's no surprise Barone has been shown the door.|
Broncos | Denver hiring Mike McCoy as OC Thu Jan 12, 10:23 PM
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy is finalizing a deal to become the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos Thursday, Jan. 12.Link to story
Broncos | Mike McCoy to interview for Denver OC job Thu Jan 12, 06:08 PM
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy will meet with Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph Thursday, Jan. 12, regarding the team's vacant offensive coordinator position.
|Footballguys view: McCoy is versatile and would be able to craft an offense to the strengths of QB Paxton Lynch. The Broncos are getting the first crack at his services and may elect to keep him there.|
Broncos | Paxton Lynch to compete for QB job Thu Jan 12, 02:39 PM
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch will have a competition with QB Trevor Siemian for the starting quarterback job next season, according to head coach Vance Joseph.
|Footballguys view: Lynch is Elway's first-round pick from 2016, and he should get a chance to start right off the bat for the Broncos. If Mike McCoy is hired as the Broncos OC, he should be able to craft an up-tempo, shotgun-heavy offense that works to the strengths of Lynch.|
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Broncos | Trevor Siemian to be in competition Thu Jan 12, 02:38 PM
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will have a competition with QB Paxton Lynch for the starting quarterback job next season, according to head coach Vance Joseph.
|Footballguys view: Siemian is an average quarterback at best, and he failed to play well down the stretch for the Broncos. He's not a bad backup quarterback, but the team should eventually turn to 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch.|
Trevor Siemian player page
Broncos | Vance Joseph lands four years Thu Jan 12, 09:28 AM
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph agreed to a four-year deal with the team. Financial terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
Broncos | Matt Paradis has hip surgery Thu Jan 12, 08:57 AM
Denver Broncos C Matt Paradis (hip) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right hip Tuesday, Jan. 10, and he's expected to have the same procedure on his left hip in three weeks. He's aiming to be ready for the start of the season.Link to story
Broncos | Denver signs Mekale McKay to future deal Wed Jan 11, 06:34 PM
The Denver Broncos signed WR Mekale McKay to a Reserve/Future deal Wednesday, Jan. 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Broncos | Mike McCoy a OC candidate for Denver Wed Jan 11, 03:08 PM
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy is scheduled to interview for the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator position Thursday, Jan. 12, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: McCoy was the OC with the Broncos from 2009-2012. He's known for his versatile offensive mind, and that could come into play with a Broncos offense that was often morose. McCoy would likely be able to get the most out of first-round QB Paxton Lynch.|
Broncos | Denver to talk with Bill Musgrave Wed Jan 11, 03:07 PM
Former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is scheduled to interview for the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator position Thursday, Jan. 12, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Musgrave was a backup quarterback with the Broncos, and he grew up in the Rocky Mountain region. With Vance Joseph hired as their new head coach, the Broncos will have to find the right coach to help run the offense.|
Broncos | Denver hires Vance Joseph Wed Jan 11, 02:58 PM
Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph was officially named the new head coach for the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Jan. 11.
|Footballguys view: Joseph was a hot name in coaching circles, and he takes over a Broncos team that may only need some slight changes to get back into a Super Bowl window. He's known as a strong leader and talent evaluator, and Joseph will have to work with strong personalities...especially on the defensive side...in Denver. A defensive coach, his biggest challenge will come on the offensive side of the ball. Joseph has to figure out how to get the most of 2016 first-round pick QB Paxton Lynch.|
Broncos | Denver expected to hire Vance Joseph Wed Jan 11, 02:22 PM
The Denver Broncos are expected to hire Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as their next head coach Wednesday, Jan. 11, according to sources.Link to story
Broncos | Kyle Shanahan 'impressed' in interview Tue Jan 10, 01:03 AM
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan 'impressed' in his interview with the Denver Broncos Saturday, Jan. 7. As a result, he may have narrowed the gap with the 'perceived favorite,' Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos could use someone to boost that offense, and Shanahan would do the trick. They need to find a coach that could get the most out of their 2016 first-round pick QB Paxton Lynch. Shanahan could follow in the footsteps of his father, Mike Shanahan, and go work with John Elway to get the Broncos back in a Super Bowl window. They're closer than some may think, and adding a guy like Kyle Shanahan could put them over the top.|
Broncos | C.J. Anderson should be ready for camp Mon Jan 9, 07:29 PM
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) has started running on a treadmill and believes he will be ready for the start of training camp.
|Footballguys view: Anderson could be ready for the start of OTAs later this year, but the Broncos may want to keep him limited or out during that time to improve his recovery. Nobody knows what the Broncos offense will look like in 2017 as they don't yet have a new head coach. No matter who is hired, Anderson should have a sizable role once again -- so long as he can stay healthy.|
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Broncos | Vance Joseph to interview Tuesday Sun Jan 8, 08:58 PM
The Denver Broncos will interview Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for their head coaching vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 10, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Joseph is seen as the frontrunner for the position. He has a Colorado connection as he played college football at CU. Joseph has a close relationship with Matt Russell, the Broncos director of college scouting. A first-year defensive coordinator, Joseph is seen as a leader like Mike Tomlin (Steelers) was coming up the ranks years ago.|
Broncos | Denver not interested in Tony Romo? Sun Jan 8, 06:54 PM
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is not likely to draw interest from the Denver Broncos in the offseason because of the their offensive line issues and their belief in QB Trevor Siemian and investment in QB Paxton Lynch, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.
|Footballguys view: If Romo can't stay healthy behind the best O-Line in the league, how in the world would he stay healthy behind Denver's rag-tag line? The Romo to Denver talk always seemed like folly. Never say never in the NFL, but it just doesn't seem like a move GM John Elway would make.|
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Broncos | Denver to interview Vance Joseph Sun Jan 8, 11:45 AM
The Denver Broncos are scheduled to interview Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for their head coaching vacancy this week.
|Footballguys view: Joseph may be the frontrunner for the Broncos job. He's known as a charismatic leader in the mold of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Joseph played his college ball in Colorado at CU and he's close with Broncos college scouting director Matt Russell. The Broncos have already interviewed Dave Toub (Chiefs special teams coach) and Kyle Shanahan (Falcons offensive coordinator) for the job, but will wait to make a decision until Joseph interviews.|
Broncos | Dave Toub talks with Denver Friday Fri Jan 6, 06:12 PM
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub interviewed for the Denver Broncos head coaching position Friday, Jan. 6.
|Footballguys view: Toub is known as a leader of men, a 'true football guy' and some have compared him to John Harbaugh (Ravens). He has worked his way up the coaching ranks to be in this position, and we think Denver or any other team who hires Toub as a head coach would be pleased with that decision.|
Broncos | Trevor Siemian goes under the knife Thu Jan 5, 10:33 PM
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) underwent successful shoulder surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, Jan. 5.
|Footballguys view: Siemian's situation as starter is tenuous with his biggest advocate (Gary Kubiak) departing. That said, Paxton Lynch has to show he can carry the load and improve. It all depends on who the coach ends up being, and what they want to do. We suspect GM and Denver Icon John Elway leans towards Lynch, so a new coach would as well. Until they have that guy in place, though, it's a big mystery.|
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Broncos | Kyle Shanahan leaning towards Denver Wed Jan 4, 10:35 PM
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is leaning towards choosing the Denver Broncos as his landing spot in becoming a head coach, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. 'The word with people involved in coaching searches and gathering all of this information is that that's the job Shanahan has his eyes on,' Garafolo said Wednesday, Jan. 4. 'Going to Denver where his father (Mike Shanahan) coached.'
|Footballguys view: Every available head coaching candidate should be leaning towards Denver. They barely missed the playoffs and still have most of their Super Bowl 50 defense intact. A few changes here and there, and the Broncos are right back into the playoff picture...and maybe even the Super Bowl picture. You can't say that about any other team looking for a head coach in 2017.|
Broncos | Denver to talk with Kyle Shanahan Saturday Wed Jan 4, 03:55 PM
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is scheduled to interview for the Denver Broncos head coaching position Saturday, Jan. 7.
|Footballguys view: Shanahan's dad, Mike Shanahan, won two Super Bowls with the Broncos in the late 90s. It would make a lot of sense for the Broncos to turn to the younger Shanahan now. He runs an offense with the same verbiage as former head coach Gary Kubiak, and that would save some time for 2016 first-round pick QB Paxton Lynch.|
Broncos | Anthony Lynn to interview in Denver Wed Jan 4, 10:52 AM
Buffalo Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn will interview for the Denver Broncos' head coaching vacancy next week.
|Footballguys view: There are conflicting reports about Lynn's interview with the Broncos, but we should know soon enough. Lynn is considered the front-runner for the Bills job at this time.|
Broncos | Dave Toub will interview with Denver Tue Jan 3, 07:55 PM
Kansas City Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub will interview with the Denver Broncos for their vacant head coaching position.
|Footballguys view: Toub is known as a leader and a true "football guy." He's an outside the box consideration, but Toub has drawn John Harbaugh comparisons from those around him.|
Broncos | Denver will interview Kyle Shanahan Tue Jan 3, 05:18 PM
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is scheduled to interview with the Denver Broncos for their vacant head coaching position, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
|Footballguys view: Adam Schefter reported this on Monday. Shanahan is likely the top coaching candidate out there. It would be interesting to see him end up in Denver where his father Mike Shanahan won two Super Bowls.|
Broncos | Trevor Siemian to have surgery Tue Jan 3, 08:30 AM
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) will have surgery on his left shoulder this week, and he'll be ready for offseason workouts in April. 'It's optional surgery,'' Siemian said. 'It really only bothers me when I work out but I figure I'm going to have to keep working out for a while so I'm getting it fixed.''
|Footballguys view: Siemian worked through three injuries last year in his first season as the Broncos starter. Entering the offseason, he will be the top quarterback but expect him to face more pressure from 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch.|
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Broncos | Denver signs plethora of players Mon Jan 2, 08:04 PM
Denver Broncos RB Zac Brooks, C Dillon Day, DE Iosia Iosia, OT Justin Murray, LS Jeff Overbaugh, RB Bernard Pierce, DL Travis Raciti, TE Steven Scheu, WR Hunter Sharp, LB Kevin Snyder and TE Austin Traylor were signed to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 2.
|Footballguys view: Brooks is the most interesting player to watch. A seventh-round pick (Seahawks) out of Clemson in 2016, Brooks is a swift runner with decent ability as a receiver in the open field. He'll compete for a spot in the RB corps next year for the Broncos, but his best role is that of a change-of-pace back.|
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Broncos | Zaire Anderson out of hospital Mon Jan 2, 10:22 AM
Denver Broncos LB Zaire Anderson (neck) was discharged from the hospital Sunday, Jan. 1, after suffering a neck injury in Week 17.
|Footballguys view: Anderson was in the locker room today as the Broncos were cleaning up and heading out for the offseason.|
Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders leaves game Sun Jan 1, 06:32 PM
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) left the Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders due to a foot injury and he is questionable to return.Link to story
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Broncos | Week 17 Inactives Sun Jan 1, 03:14 PM
The Denver Broncos have declared TE A.J. Derby, LB Brandon M. Marshall, OG Connor McGovern, DL Derek Wolfe, WR Jordan Norwood, FS T.J. Ward, OG Ty Sambrailo inactive for Week 17.Jordan Norwood player page
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Broncos | Gary Kubiak likely to retire Sun Jan 1, 09:12 AM
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is likely to step down at the end of the season because of health concerns, according to two league sources.
|Footballguys view: Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is a strong candidate for the job. Kubiak didn't have a great last season, but with the Super Bowl victory last year, he basically went out on top.|
Broncos | Gary Kubiak near the end in Denver? Sat Dec 31, 06:04 PM
Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said 'there will be time for reflection and all that stuff next week, but right now it's time to focus on what we're doing,' when asked about his immediate future Friday, Dec. 30.
|Footballguys view: We could see Kubiak retire at the end of the season. He's got nothing left to prove after winning the Super Bowl last year with the Broncos. Kubiak had another health scare in 2016, and that may be enough to call it a day.|