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Peyton Manning gets a new position coach: Greg Knapp

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Less than three weeks after he was fired as offensive coordinator of the Raiders, Greg Knapp is back in the AFC West.

The Broncos have announced that Knapp is their new quarterbacks coach. Knapp fills the spot on the coaching staff that became vacant when Adam Gase was promoted to offensive coordinator after Mike McCoy left to become head coach of the Chargers.

Greg is a proven, experienced coach with a very impressive background working with quarterbacks,” Broncos coach John Fox said in a statement. “He’s had success with Pro Bowlers and established players while also being instrumental in the development of younger quarterbacks. I’ve coached against him for a number of years and have a lot of respect for him. We are pleased to add someone of his caliber to our coaching staff.”

The 2012 season was Knapp’s second stint as the Raiders’ offensive coordinator, having previously had that job in 2007 and 2008. He’s also been offensive coordinator for the Seahawks (2009), Falcons (2004-06) and 49ers (2001-03), and he has had multiple stints as an NFL quarterbacks coach. Now he becomes the position coach for Peyton Manning.

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33 Responses to “Peyton Manning gets a new position coach: Greg Knapp”
  1. tjacks7 says: Jan 18, 2013 8:15 PM

    easiest job on the planet?

  2. goraidersgospurs says: Jan 18, 2013 8:17 PM

    Peyton would be better off being a Player Coach, then having to deal with Knapp trust me!!!

  3. dondiraider says: Jan 18, 2013 8:19 PM

    Wow,what a blessing for the Raiders….first DA fires him and th e topper – the Donks hire him! Happy Day!!!!

  4. jlb10 says: Jan 18, 2013 8:24 PM

    knapp will be learning way more from peyton than peyton learns from him. peyton has made lots of guys millionaires could knapp be one of the next ones?
    the guy is terrible as an oc at least

  5. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 18, 2013 8:26 PM

    So three years is his longest stint with a NFL franchise. Amazing Knapp is still in the league. Even more amazing is that the head coach that hired him to be his Offensive Coordinator this past season was able to keep his job.

  6. mikebrownfaux says: Jan 18, 2013 8:26 PM

    Talk about getting paid to do nothing…

  7. blacktoothgrinn says: Jan 18, 2013 8:26 PM

    Knapp sucks as an OC but he’s apparently good as a QB coach. However, that has to be the easiest gig in the NFL, what the hell is Knapp going to be able to teach or tell Manning? Just let Manning do his thing, then in a year or two convince some other dumb team that he can be an OC again.

  8. 44mpo says: Jan 18, 2013 8:27 PM

    As a proud citizen of Raider Nation, I highly support this hire!

  9. elmaxoh says: Jan 18, 2013 8:29 PM

    More like Greg Knapp gets a new coach : Peyton Manning ?

  10. bmcgrath2 says: Jan 18, 2013 8:35 PM

    This guy is such retread.

  11. rhinojr says: Jan 18, 2013 8:53 PM

    Yea yea that’s a great idea Peyton, lets do that

    – G Knapp

  12. charger383 says: Jan 18, 2013 8:53 PM

    Wow, Elway must be mad at Payton

  13. hendeeze says: Jan 18, 2013 8:56 PM

    Before any Raider fans laugh, this is like teaching Michael Phelps to swim

  14. dalucks says: Jan 18, 2013 9:10 PM

    Who is teaching who in this situation?

  15. andrewlucksneard says: Jan 18, 2013 9:13 PM

    No coach can fix a dead arm and an inflated salary…the jig is up and Manning knows it too…Elway just can’t admit he is compounding his mistake by guaranteeing the next 2 years for $40 million…9-7 at best next year and one and out in the playoffs…and another 2 years delaying the next QB

  16. dalucks says: Jan 18, 2013 9:13 PM

    Gregg Knapp is a prime example why we need the Rooney Rule in all coordinator positions. How does he keep getting jobs with that resume? I guess being successful in your position does not matter in the NFL.

  17. jgrange says: Jan 18, 2013 9:50 PM

    This hire is a slap in the face to hard working Americans everywhere. Unreal.

  18. FinFan68 says: Jan 18, 2013 9:51 PM

    Peyton does not teach because he can’t teach. He can only “do”. He has not taught any of his backups. The coach is for the other qb.

  19. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 18, 2013 9:53 PM

    Greg relishes the challenge. “We’re going to completely rework Peyton’s mechanics, especially his footwork. We notice he gets happy feet, and happy hands, and a happy head, prior to the snap. It’s a worrisome habit, and we think he will be much more effective if he isn’t bobbing up and down and moving back and forth behind the line. Also we hope it will make him more decisive so he isn’t changing the plays all the time at the last minute. We worked with Terrelle Pryor on that, and I hope to have the same success with Peyton. You’re never too old to learn.”.

  20. jtt183 says: Jan 18, 2013 9:54 PM

    He should teach Manning not to throw across his body

  21. silvestregonzalez74 says: Jan 18, 2013 10:18 PM

    Hahahahahaha

    Sign, THE RAIDER NATION

  22. chesslungo says: Jan 18, 2013 10:20 PM

    Even Peyton wont survive Knapster

  23. djcologne says: Jan 18, 2013 10:26 PM

    He was stealing pay checks in Oakland so now the trend continues…

  24. grendelg says: Jan 18, 2013 10:39 PM

    As a longtime Falcons fan let me just say… HAHAHAHAHA!

  25. mrlaloosh says: Jan 18, 2013 11:32 PM

    Maybe he can teach ole Manning not to do a Favre and throw back over the middle. Probably not.

  26. mazblast says: Jan 18, 2013 11:58 PM

    Manning may of course be his own position coach and even OC, but he still needs someone with whom to exchange ideas, and the team needs someone to work with his backups.

  27. tamvu says: Jan 19, 2013 1:57 AM

    you mean greg knapp gets a new position coach?

  28. themackstrong says: Jan 19, 2013 2:53 AM

    How do some guys keep getting work in the NFL after failure after failure. When he came to Seattle his play calling was some of the worst I have ever watched (I remember thinking Raider fans were right) I know if he ever game back to a team I cheered for I would stop watching.

  29. emil4423 says: Jan 19, 2013 5:38 AM

    Great hire

  30. srgpsycho says: Jan 19, 2013 6:03 AM

    Knapp is basically a water boy for Peyton.

  31. joetoronto says: Jan 19, 2013 7:03 AM

    Wow, first he gets tossed from the Raiders and now, he joins the Bronco’s.

    That makes this Raider fan some kind of happy. :)

  32. makeshersquirt says: Jan 19, 2013 9:59 AM

    All of the Raider fans on here make me chuckle. They act as though Knapp will be responsible for the playcalling or something. He’s NOT the OC, he’s just a position coach! Basically, he got a demotion.

    Now moving on to their team who just gave a PROMOTION to the Jaguars quarterback coach…who HAS to be good because shoot, look at all of the success Jags QBs have had!

    Keep talkin Raider fans, that’s all you’re good at, oh wait you’re not good at that either.

  33. frostymugobeer says: Jan 28, 2013 6:02 PM

    Sorry Raiders fans….even an ex-raider coach can’t make the Broncos as bad as the Raiders….keep hatin’ and enjoy watching the Broncos win the AFCW for a 3rd year in a row

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