Posts Tagged ‘jim bates’

Broncos’ Budget Bind

Even the Broncos can’t ignore a tough economy.  The team laid off eight support staffers yesterday, including PR director Paul Kirk and website editor Andrew Mason.  None of the dismissed employees worked directly with the football team, but head coach Mike Shanahan was already cutting financial corners.  General manager Ted Sundquist, defensive coordinator Jim Bates, […]

Shanahan “Embarrassed” By Losing Season

The coach blames himself.  Yesterday at Dove Valley, Broncos head man Mike Shanahan reflected on a 7-and-9 season.  He says the team was good enough to win 10 games or more, if he’d done a better job coaching.  Shanahan does admit massive injuries and a faulty defense didn’t help.  Things are already changing for the […]

Bates Walks Away After Just One Year as Broncos Defensive Coordinator

As the Broncos defense got worse and worse in 2007, it got harder and harder for Jim Bates to take it.  On Tuesday, the job got to be too much, and Bates decided he had enough, quitting as Broncos defensive coordinator after just one season.  “I had the opportunity to stay,” Bates said in a […]

Broncos Cuts Coming

Canges are afoot at Dove Valley, and among the changes, a few retirements, some releases and possibly a firing by next week.  O-line coach Jim Bates is expected to be let go by the team this weekend. It will cost the Broncos $2 million to buy out his contract.

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