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Del Rio says he’ll have “very little” input on Broncos’ offense


Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio doesn’t plan on putting his newfound authority to use on the team’s offense.

Del Rio, who has already stressed that he still views the Broncos as John Fox’s team, said that while he fills in for the recuperating Fox he will have “very little” to do with the team’s offense.

Although Del Rio is ultimately in charge of the team, he said he will still do all his normal work as defensive coordinator and delegate to the offensive and special teams coaches for the other phases of the game.

I’m not going in and tinkering on anything on special teams or offense,” Del Rio said, via “We have good people there, they’re doing their job and again I’ll be in charge of game-day decisions and that type of stuff, but beyond that, no I’m not going to go in and say ‘we’re going to go out this week with a brand new punt team approach, we’re going to do rugby style and run all over, [that] I’ve had these ideas in my mind for a long time so here they come’.”

Del Rio is smart enough to know that the Broncos’ offense and special teams have been better than their defense this season, and it would be foolish of him to take his focus away from shoring up the defense. The Broncos have an offensive coordinator in Adam Gase, and an offensive coordinator on the field in Peyton Manning, and Del Rio will let them continue to do their jobs.

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27 Responses to “Del Rio says he’ll have “very little” input on Broncos’ offense”
  1. caseyanthonymunoz says: Nov 6, 2013 10:01 PM

    Somebody needs to give Peyton input when it comes playoff time. Mr. Choke can’t get it done when it matters. Sorry Bronco fans, it’s the truth, ask a Colt fan. Heck, ask their owner.

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Nov 6, 2013 10:04 PM

    Well thats good

  3. firerogergoodellnow says: Nov 6, 2013 10:04 PM

    Del Rio to Manning-“Keep chopping wood!”

  4. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 6, 2013 10:06 PM

    Does anyone actually have any input over Manning on offense?

  5. marima07 says: Nov 6, 2013 10:08 PM

    C’mon Del Rio… you know you want to tinker with it, especially when planning for the Patriots right? Go ahead. Do it.

  6. cajunaise says: Nov 6, 2013 10:08 PM

    That’s good news for the Broncos.

    The best Del Rio can do in the head coach’s position is complain about piped-in stadium noise that doesn’t exist.

  7. marcuswelby1 says: Nov 6, 2013 10:12 PM

    Del Rio did a pretty good job with the Jags. This could be his audition for another head job…good luck Jack.

  8. seahawkgoat says: Nov 6, 2013 10:15 PM

    cajunaise –

    Please change your name. I’m Cajun, and I hate mayo

  9. gborange says: Nov 6, 2013 10:16 PM

    Del Rio to Manning………”we’re punting”………Manning to Del Rio………..”Jack, keep your mouth shut and I’ll make you look like a genius”

  10. broncofanssuck says: Nov 6, 2013 10:18 PM

    Do you think any pro coach with Manning at the helm has had any input?

  11. gloryfromheaven says: Nov 6, 2013 10:29 PM

    I don’t even think John Fox has any input towards the offense either…

  12. nyyjetsknicks says: Nov 6, 2013 10:29 PM

    Peyton: Yeah, I’ll take a donut and some coffee.

    Del Rio: Uh, it’s me, Coach Del Rio.

    Peyton: Peyton: Yeah, I’ll take a donut and some coffee.

  13. raiderapologist says: Nov 6, 2013 10:34 PM

    Del Rio wouldn’t be the interim coach if Fetus head didn’t approve it. Jack probably left the meeting with the words “very little input” ringing in his ears.

  14. jonbeck316 says: Nov 6, 2013 10:49 PM

    Jack Del Rio looks like Shooter McGavin.

  15. stealthscorpio says: Nov 6, 2013 10:50 PM

    DelRio is not smart enough…do we need to rehash empirical evidence??? However it appears Elway is…

  16. sarcasm says: Nov 6, 2013 11:08 PM

    Del Rio is a better coach than anything Manning had in Indy. He was just stuck playing Manning twice a year.

  17. i10east says: Nov 6, 2013 11:11 PM

    I’m pretty sure that the Broncos will try to maintain “Staying the course” as JDR says.

  18. quint69 says: Nov 6, 2013 11:37 PM

    Del Rio’s just fired up b/c John Fox left a handle of Crown in his mini fridge in the office.

  19. arlingtonsynn says: Nov 7, 2013 12:16 AM

    The funny thing about Manning as your QB…

    You have to be a really good OC. Manning uses you as a sounding board. Moore used to give Manning 3 plays at a time.

    Rest assured if he is not pleased with his OC, that OC will be fired.

  20. granadafan says: Nov 7, 2013 12:47 AM

    Coach Manning wouldn’t allow it anyways.

  21. borisbulldog says: Nov 7, 2013 3:18 AM

    At least he’s consistent!

    He had very little input as the JAX coach too!

  22. dcpatfan says: Nov 7, 2013 8:53 AM

    Dungy, Caldwell, Fox now DelRio…a perfect, seamless transition of soft coaches who dare not question Megahead

  23. philyeagles5 says: Nov 7, 2013 11:01 AM

    Don’t worry del rio. That’s Peyton’s job.

  24. dbfan4ever says: Nov 7, 2013 11:33 AM

    smart guy. I think he will do just fine.

  25. jjackwagon says: Nov 7, 2013 4:47 PM

    Judging by the play of the D he has “very little” input there either.
    Or maybe their so bad because he has too much input?

  26. montykc says: Nov 8, 2013 7:16 AM

    Can’t wait until the Chiefs host the 7-4 Broncos. The schedule gets harder from here on out.

    And for those Bronco fans that discount Fox’s influence forget that he won a playoff game with Tim Tebow. He lost a Super Bowl due to a last minute field goal with Jake Delhome as the QB. The Panthers were 1-15 the year before. Jack Del Rio is nowhere as good as Fox.

    I am a fan of John Fox and hope he gets well soon.

  27. forsbergler says: Nov 8, 2013 11:59 AM

    ^^^^ This guy is delusional

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