As you know, Gary Kubiack resigned to look after his health concerns. This opened the door for Vance Joseph to be hired as Head Coach. He is a players coach who is a great choice for Coach. And he has built a great coaching team. He retained Eric Studsville as Running Back Coach and has also been promoted to Assistance Head Coach, while still retaining his duties as Running Back Coach. And Mike McCoy has returned as Offensive Coach. And they promoted a Defensive Back Coach to Defensive Coach, replacing a legend, Wade Phillips. The only other Coaches they retained were the Offensive Line and Defensive Line Coaches. They also retained the Head Strength Manager. So the Coaching Staff is complete now.
Now, we wait for Free Agency in early March and the NFL Draft in late April, which is also usually the rough time for the schedule to come out. The biggest needs are OL and DL. I think Free Agency will be Elways choice. He can get some good veteran Lineman, which linemen in the draft could provide depth for the first year or two like Matt Paradis and Max Garcia did, Paradis is a definite starter at Center and Garcia, who went through some growing pains last season, could compete as a Guard, who can play both Guard positions. Other then that,Left Tackle may be open unless he and Elway can get a deal at a lower salary. So both Tackles and a Guard may be wide open. So expect Elway to use free agency to fill at least two of those positions. And on DL they have one player who could step up in Adam Gotsis.And he has been told he needs to work hard at getting stronger. And if he does he could anchor the DL along with Derek Wolfe. But expect Elway to get a NT player in the draft. As for the First Round pick, I hope they can draft Christian McCafery, who would add a trenendous weapon to the Offensive Arsenal. And we have three 3rd round picks that Elway could use to get as playing cards to move up or down to get a player they want. So it won’t be long before we know who they sign as Free Agents and who they draft. So I think this Bronco Team should probably shape up to be a better overall team than last years, when we missed the playoffs by just one game. So tighten your belts for another great Spring building of our Beloved Broncos. United in Orange we are Eternally! And have a wise Free Agency, and NFL Draft, Elway and Broncos Brain Trust!!!
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