The Denver Broncos have identified two more candidates for their head-coaching vacancy: Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
New Broncos front office boss John Elway told the Denver Post that the Broncos will ask for permission to interview both Williams and Fewell. The Broncos had previously announced their plans to interview Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, and Elway also said that Eric Studesville, who finished the 2010 season as the Broncos’ interim head coach, is a candidate to get the “interim” removed from his title.
Fewell is fast becoming the hot assistant of 2011, as there are now four different teams that have expressed interest in interviewing him: The Browns, 49ers, Panthers and Broncos. Based on early reports, however, Fewell does not appear to be the top candidate for any of those jobs.
Williams has been a well respected defensive assistant in his time with the Oilers/Titans, Redskins, Jaguars and Saints. His 17-31 record as head coach of the Bills, however, could make him a tough sell to the fans in Denver.