ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Now on the look for the fourth head trainer of his not quite eight-year tenure, Denver Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway claimed that the team will probably do”whatever we can” to get straight back in the postseason, along with also all facets of their football operations are under review.
Including their or her own work while the Broncos’ top football decision-maker.
“The first guy I look at is that the guy I look at may be that your guy from the mirror,” which is me,” Elway said. “I am just as accountable with this, if more than anyone else, because it’s my responsibility to be sure that we win more football games. I am going to get the best I will, keep to get the best I will… knowing we’re going to make an effort to compete for world championships. That’s what I am around, I hate to miss, I hate it more than I ever have.”
The Broncos finished 5-11 at Joseph’s early season in 2017, plus it is the first time since 1971 and 1972 that the Broncos have ended using back-to-back losing seasons. It’s also the first time that the Broncos experienced back-to-back seasons with 10 or more losses.
“Ultimately it was not good enough, we did not win enough games,” Elway said. “Regrettably we did not do this, we did not win enough football games, and fundamentally that is what we need to do.”
The Broncos officially opened their coaching search Monday and have asked for consent to interview Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak and New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, that also serves as the team’s defensive coordinator.
Elway reported that former Miami Dolphins head trainer along with Broncos assistant Adam Gase — that was also fired Monday — and also former veteran coach Mike Shanahan were not candidates”now in time.”
“We’d like to have things going as fast as we could,” Elway said. “So, yeah, whenever there’s contest, there’s urgency available… however we also want to be quite thorough from the search, also”
The Broncos face an ownership dispute among members of Pat Bowlen’s family, that are fighting in court on control of the team. But, Elway said he considers the Broncos’ head-coaching project a stylish person.
Elway said he’s prepared for your team to take part in free service and also to replicate the accomplishment of this 2018 draft class, which comprised six players that started games last year to go along with undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay, who headed the team in rushing and was named to the Pro Bowl.
“I have full confidence that ownership position is going to get straightened away, I truly do,” Elway said. “We’ve got great fans, our football team needed to get better — no wonder — but we got a lot of good parts in our football staff, and so thereforewe are able to sell that. We’ve got nine selections coming from the draft… and we have the ownership and also the resources and also the support out of the ownership group to have the ability to make the motions we that hopefully need todo… everything’s there.
Guys want that sort of opportunity, they wish to come into a spot where they are aware that it’s about football and also about winning games. … I believe it’s a terrific job.”
Ellis said Elway will manage the coaching search and ultimately decide that the team’s next head coach will be.
Elway added that he wanted to watch”greatness” on a single side of the ball or the other in the team’s next head coach with experience, including as a head trainer, being considered a bonus.
Gary Kubiak, who won superbowl 50 whilst the Broncos’ head coach, and it has been employed inside the team’s personnel department since he resigned from coaching after the 2016 season due to medical concerns, will continue to work with the organization. Elway said publicly for the first time this season that Kubiak would be on the coaching team next season on crime.
“We’re still in that procedure. … it might possibly be where he is, it might possibly be on the offensive side,” Elway said.